Fall is coming!

As we wrap up August, I am excited to announce my FALL SPECIAL! This is for participants in my Downer Job to Dream Career Program only. In this program, you will get: • 3 months of support, with individual sessions with me• Guidance on the entire job-seeking process, from defining your career needs to making…

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How to Stand Out to Potential Employers

The latest numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that the U.S. economy will add more than nine million jobs between 2014 and 2024. Technical operations and healthcare support roles are among the fastest growing occupations open to job seekers. And because opportunities are gradually increasing, the competition for those positions is increasing, too.…

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Mindfulness

On Tuesday we covered mindful breathing and mindful observation.  Today I’ll give you a couple more techniques and some general tips for handling that unhealthy chronic stress. Mindfulness technique #3: Attention Think of something you do every day but don’t think about like eating. Next time you begin to eat something, really stop and pay…

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Dealing with Stress

The modern world leaves us habitually stressed, and while acute stress can lead to accomplishments and decisive action, chronic stress is really bad for us.  According to the Mayo Clinic, it leads to: Anxiety Depression Digestive problems Headaches Heart disease Sleep problems Weight gain Memory and concentration impairment A few months ago, I presented on…

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Your first 90 days

Your first 90 days in a new role are key to gaining the confidence of your colleagues. On Tuesday we talked about the first two months.  What do you do in month three? The third month You’ve already made some good progress, so now we seal the deal.  Keep that log of your accomplishments updated,…

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Difficult Coworkers, part 2

On Tuesday we talked about working with someone who had poor boundaries, but what can you do if someone you work with is simply a jerk? Unfortunately, this is a much more difficult situation, in large part because the other person is quite possibly not even well-meaning.  So the first thing to do is simply…

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