How do you get what you want? Here’s a simple, guaranteed method in five steps: 1) Define what you want. Be specific! When I was looking for a soulmate, I sent an “order to the universe” with the ten top qualities I was looking for. I learned this method from reading the book The Soulmate Secret by Arielle Ford (highly recommended). […]
Interview Like a Cool Chick/Dude (part 1)
Why do employers insist on interviews? Just to grill you torturously? Nope. It’s to find out more about what you are like as a person. By the time you get the interview, the employer has already determined that you meet the minimum qualifications and are among the best candidates they have seen. What does that […]
Help! What Should I Be Doing with My Life?
“The paradox of work is that many people hate their jobs, but they are considerably more miserable doing nothing” (Atlantic Magazine). But almost a third of people like or love their jobs. Because work is essential to our mental and physical well-being, I say you can be part of the 30%. But how? First, let’s shelve the […]
Self-Promotion and the Job Search
“I don’t like promoting myself, so that makes it tough to find a new job.” We at Your Edge for Success (YES), DC’s top-rated resume and career coaching company, hear this every week. Here’s the good news: most people dislike promoting themselves—and with good reason! Nobody likes a braggart. Religion, our parents, and life experience […]