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Career change is often misunderstood. Whenever I’ve walked away from one job to pursue another, some people have called me a quitter. Others questioned whether I would ever figure out what I wanted to do. Still others were confused why I couldn’t just be content with the job I had, even if I didn’t love [...]
Anytime you make a major change in your life, you’re going to face some self-doubt. Especially among career changers, stepping away from a traditional, linear career means can’t always fall back on years of experience in a role, a steady track record of promotions, or a relevant set of experiences that demonstrate the types of skills you’re […]
So the third Monday in January is widely seen as the gloomiest day of the year, which happens to be today, January 16, 2017. The third Monday is often the time when the highs from the holidays start to wear off, the daily grind from work is back in full swing, and the bad winter weather […]
Informational interviews can provide you with a unique opportunity to learn more about particular company or job that interests you. If you’ve been successful at securing an informational interview, you’ll now want to ensure you make a positive impression with the person who’s agreed to speak with you. The overarching principle of any successful informational […]
One of the most effective ways to learn about a company or industry is to conduct an informational interview. In my own life, I’ve seen informational interviews plant the seeds to many career opportunities down the road. For example, an informational interview with a journalist in Honolulu led to an introduction that helped me land […]