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SUCCESS STORY: Move from Corporate to Nonprofit

SUCCESS STORY: Move from Corporate to Nonprofit

How do you move from a corporate job into the nonprofit world?  I have a client who did just that. Here is her story.  https://youtu.be/Yh1DIygHO1U SHE MADE A PLAN and THEN WORKED THE PLAN!  It took one full year from when we met until she started her new...

Why Were You Passed Over For A Promotion?

Why Were You Passed Over For A Promotion?

So you think you were passed over for a promotion? Now what?    Address your feelings of disappointment, frustration, or anger. You have to get past that. You need to actually know what happened, not just guess. It could be an awkward conversation with your...

Are You Camera Shy?

Are You Camera Shy?

Are you camera shy for your online presence? What about LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Do you have a formal headshot for business in addition to your casual pictures? https://youtu.be/-R2O9anGKE4 One time I noticed something funny for one of my clients....

Months Or Years On Your Resume?

Months Or Years On Your Resume?

Does your resume need just the years of your employment at each company? Or does it also need the months?  If you are applying online, the ATS (applicant tracking system) will probably need the months.  But your resume itself has 3 options. There are mixed...

Please Respect Your Auto Mechanic

Please Respect Your Auto Mechanic

Have you had a bad experience getting your car repaired?  Or maybe you know someone else who said they had been ripped off?  https://youtu.be/no44TjZNjuc My husband and I owned an independent auto repair shop near Stanford University for about 20 years.    I...

Have You Ever Had Someone Lock Themselves In The Trunk Of Your Car?

Have You Ever Had Someone Lock Themselves In The Trunk Of Your Car?

I had a very strange experience one time. I had gone shopping at a large mall and put some things in the trunk, but I didn’t know that I didn’t shut it all the way. I was aware of a crazy guy screaming on the sidewalk when I drove into the parking lot. I had no...

Why Can An Art Collection Be Valuable?

Why Can An Art Collection Be Valuable?

I have something nice to share. I don’t know why I want to do this, but here goes: My husband and I have 106 pieces of art displayed in our house, with three more pieces in our backyard. There is more under our bed, behind the couch in the living room, and in some...

Can You Go With The Flow?

Can You Go With The Flow?

Have you ever been fortunate to river raft somewhere? I have been to the Grand Canyon three times!  One time right before we were going to go through some specific rapids, the guide on my raft said it was safe enough that we could jump in the water and go feet...

Why Are You Applying for a Job You Are Not Qualified for

Why Are You Applying for a Job You Are Not Qualified for

One of my clients is a very experienced Executive Assistant. She showed me a job posting from the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory near San Francisco that she applied. She was well qualified for the basic role and job duties.  ...

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