7 Tips for Domestic Engineers (Stay-at-Home Moms and Dads Re-Entering the Workforce)

7 Tips for Domestic Engineers (Stay-at-Home Moms and Dads Re-Entering the Workforce) I know how hard it can be on families with a single income right now so I want to provide some tips to all the stay-at-home moms and dads who are re-entering the workforce after being gone for five or more years. I want you to know that YOU CAN GET A GREAT JOB AND MAKE MONEY, TOO! I have coached countless domestic engineers, and all of them have gotten hired and are making great salaries. Some of them get hired within a week of posting their resume, while others can take up to six months to find a job. Here are some tips to help you in your job search: 1. Value Yourself Whatever you need to do to make yourself feel more valuable, more current and more hireable, do it. Changing your hairstyle, buying new clothes, starting a new exercise routine—these are the kinds of things that will help you to build confidence and feel more up to date. Whatever you need to do to make yourself feel better, JUST DO IT! 2. Join LinkedIn It’s easier than you think! Create a LinkedIn profile and [...]

By |2016-09-14T04:06:58+00:00September 14th, 2016|Career Coaching Advice, Job Search, LinkedIn, networking|

5 Ways to Fail at Networking

Posted By: Kim Thompson Five ways to fail at networking (and how to avoid them!) Networking is the most powerful tool you have to advance your career, and becoming aware of what makes good networking will serve you well. The ability to give and receive information cuts across levels in an organization, and developing your relationship-building skills is so important. Networking should be ongoing, not just something you do when you are looking for a job, but people often reserve networking for when they most need it instead of making it part of their daily interactions. Learning how to make the most of  networking will benefit your career and the careers of those around you. You probably have met people who are very good networkers and seem to understand relationship-building, and you’ve probably run across people who struggle with it, too. Knowing what not to do during a networking meeting is key, so here are five common networking blunders to avoid. 1. Have no purpose for your networking meeting. Don’t go to a networking meeting unprepared. Research the company and field your networking contact is involved in. Prepare a list of questions, and practice asking them. If you don’t prepare,  you’ll end up [...]

By |2015-12-30T03:26:28+00:00July 6th, 2015|Career Coaching Advice, networking|

8 Networking Tips for Introverts

Happy Holidays and Happy New Year! I really liked reading this article and wanted to share it with you. I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I did. It has some great tips.   8 Networking Tips for Introverts   Article written by: Padmaja Ganeshan-Singh, PayScale Dec 29, 2014 Socializing with new people for extended periods of time can often be draining to introverts. They are most energized by working on their own, or in small groups, with people they know and are comfortable with. It's not to say that introverts are not successful in a business setting where there is a lot of team activity and collaboration. Introverts can be extremely social, entertaining, even the life of a get-together, but they need some downtime to recharge. Introvert (Photo Credit: Chaiwat/freedigitalphotos.net) Networking is not necessarily their forte, but it is a necessary part of a professional career. If you are an introvert and find it difficult to make connections, here are a few tips that can help you: Prioritize events that you have to go to: There are a zillion networking events happening all year long. Some events help your professional growth, some are a formality, some [...]

By |2014-12-31T03:03:24+00:00December 31st, 2014|Career Coaching Advice, Job Search, networking|

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