Saturday, March 23, 2013


Dust off Your Resume

A wise thing to do is schedule a regular time of year to update your resume.  Why update? It's easier to remember accomplishments when they have recently occurred. And, "you never know," there may arise an opportunity to pass your resume on to someone when you least expect it.  In addition, when you are updating your resume, it's wise to make changes that will market you well and set you apart from your competition.

Here is an example of how dusting off your resume pays off. Today, a client emailed me with this exciting news:  "Square, Inc. contacted me again after seeing my updated resume, and scheduled a 4-hour interview with their IT team."  So, if you need any assistance with your "spring cleaning" just let me know. All the best,              Marianne  


Sunday, March 17, 2013


May this be a day of wonderful celebration for you. May it also be the start of a good week of work and / or job search and transition. The Irish Toast below speaks to me. If your are living your values and passions as well as living safely and have what you need for your daily well being, all is good. Happy St Patrick's Day to you!
" May your pockets be heavy and your heart be light, 
may good luck pursue you each morning and night."

Monday, March 11, 2013

Want a tip on how to move through a career change - whether planned or unplanned?
Take time to be creative and do something "outside" of the job search work you are up to. It gets your juices flowing, opening you up to new ideas. In fact, doing something creative will augment any work in ways you wouldn't imagine. 

I have a hobby outside of my work life. That hobby is music and specifically around Blues Music. Who knew when I delved more into my passion, that I'd be a founding member of the Silicon Valley Blues Society.  Check it out on

You never know where your hobbies, interests, passion and creative outlets will take you~

May you have a productive & creative week~        

Tuesday, March 5, 2013


An expert in the field of career development, John Krumboltz out of Stanford, believed that one of the most important things we could do for a client was to train that person how to generate activities that produced beneficial, unplanned events. We rarely know what we are going to do at age 18 or after college. We start down one path and end up, very often, in unusually different worlds of work. I wouldn't have thought 30 years ago, that I would be a career counselor and yet it's my calling and passion. So, be open to trying new things, whether an activity or interest.

"In planning the future, it may be more
beneficial to think about the immediate future, asking instead,
 'What would be fun and helpful to try next?' "
Krumboltz , "Applying Happenstance"

Have a great week!         Marianne