Wednesday, May 30, 2012

TIP OF THE WEEK: Take a career journey this summer! 

While you are making summer plans to travel or enjoy a stay-cation, consider planning something to boost your career or job search goals. Attend a workshop on a topic new to you. There are many low cost and no cost resources for you. (I'm glad to direct you!) And, now is the time to lay a foundation for future plans. Make a career coaching appointment, meet with a trusted friend or colleague to talk through plans or ideas. Whatever you do, choose something that will be enjoyable and productive for you. I'm here if you have questions or would like to meet!  Summer is almost here so plan now, and share what has worked for you.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

TIP OF THE WEEK: This is the time of year when many of my friends and I begin to look at the music festival calendar for upcoming late spring and summer. We love live music. It clears the cobwebs in our heads and gets our mind focused on just that which is in front of us - people doing their passion in the music world.  A January '12  article on happiness in the Harvard Business Review pointed out that music is one of the top 4 ways that people get "happy".  They referred to the The Economics of Well-Being.

OK, what does all of this have to do with the world of work and career? When we add creativity - whether it's music, dancing, art, cooking, movies, books - into our life to balance work life or job search, we gain exponentially. A new perspective adds value to our work and life. So, give yourself permission to be creative this week - anything goes. Enjoy! Be happy! Watch out - new perspective ahead!         Marianne    contact

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

TIP OF THE WEEK: You have to start somewhere. If you are thinking of changing your job, restarting or redirecting your job search, then seek out a resource this week. Use linkedin - the best social media resource out there. Make a career appointment. Have coffee with a friend to tell them about your next step. Go to a professional meeting to get inspired! Would love to hear what's worked for you!