Category: Career and Life Transitions

Give a Job for Christmas

I was watching “the Good Wife” the other night, and on the show one of the law firms was interviewing new associates. It was a lesson in racial identity and sterotyping in interviews, but what really piqued my interest was the line of the…

Career Stereotyping

So, this is probably not what you think. But it can affect people just as much as any other type of stereotyping. It  happens regularly in the work world, especially now in a generation of what I call “mobile employment” (people aren’t staying at…

You need a job, not a dream

Recently, I went back through my blog and found this post about quitting a day job to start a writing career.  It got me conversing and thinking deeply  about my current job search and writing career. I’ve had a very emotionally draining last few…

It’s OK to be Angry (or anything else) After Job Loss

I was leaving a store one day when a former co-worker called out to me. This was the first time I had seen her since the company lay-off, and I wasn’t really expecting to see anyone I knew (I never am), so I was…

Career Transition: Inspiration

If you’re feeling discouraged by your situation, this story in today’s Charlotte Observer can help. You never know where you are really needed or where your career will take you if you don’t open your mind to possibility and opportunity. From despair, Ed Holland became…

Friendship During Transition

When going through a career transition, your friends can be the most valuable resource or the biggest disappointment. As Americans, we tend to make our jobs such a big part of our lives that they affect every element in the rest of our lives….

Setbacks and being Left Behind

Recently, I had some nightmares about being left behind. Literally. I was left at a bus station and left out of a carpool. This made me wonder why I was feeling left behind. In my current career transition, I’ve had a couple of setbacks, so…