Pocket Examples

Among the things you should have ready for the job search are: “Pocket examples;” these are little stories that exemplify how you work, how you think, and what you are passionate about. Here I will share some of my thoughts about how to find, polish and deliver them in a job searching context. I call them …

Pocket Full-of-Stories

Approach your next career event – be it gearing up for some networking or (informational) interviews, launching your book/ album, or curating your professional portfolio – by having a set of stories at the ready. It only takes an hour (on your part). Three of us come together for a chat on zoom (you and …

Step 5 – Pack Well for your Journey

This is the fifth (and final) post in our Career Pivot Series: five ideas for engaging transition. I’ve been hearing from lots of folks lately who are navigating career change and transitions, so am sharing some thoughts about a process for adopting an “orienteering” process as you move forward.  Read earlier posts: Step 1 – …

Book Review: Taking the Work out of Networking

As we gear up for next week’s networking meetup in San Francisco (am trying out the name Community Connection Events – would love to know your thoughts!) I thought I would share three tips from Karen Wickre’s excellent book. THREE THINGS for you to do at a networking event: Find common ground quickly. If you …

Networking, intergenerationally

During a recent professional development workshop that I facilitated with Katie Nelson called Career Exploration and Education: An Ethnographic and Narrative Approach, we received one of the best questions from a recent graduate. Realizing that to get better at networking, she was going to need to get better at talking to people from different generations, …

Career Camp Winter 2020

Career Camp is five weeks of focused activities, reflection, and structured feedback on the language used in career interactions. Weekly activities bring a linguistic lens to the stories which comprise professional navigation. You will leave with a resume that blows their SOQs off, cover letters that speak to why THEY need you, and pocket examples …