Changing Careers

4 Steps for Successfully Changing Careers

In today's workforce, changing careers is virtually inevitable for the average person. Many people end up changing careers out of necessity because of the many technological, cultural, economic, geographical, and other forces that constantly shape our world. Other people change careers out of desire. It is common for the average middle-aged person to have the … Continue reading 4 Steps for Successfully Changing Careers

Career Changers

How to Prepare for a Career Change

Changing careers can be a daunting task for someone who has spent 20 or more years in the same occupation. Admittedly, it takes a lot of courage and strength to leave your comfort zone and possibly even your paycheck to start a new career later in life. But the good news is that plenty of … Continue reading How to Prepare for a Career Change

Planning a successful gap year

Tips for Planning a Successful Gap Year

I absolutely love the concept of a gap year. Though I didn't take one at the start of my undergraduate studies, I did before my doctoral studies. And I am very grateful that I did. Taking time off provided me with the opportunity to think about and discover my true passion. After I graduated from … Continue reading Tips for Planning a Successful Gap Year

Locs and the Job Search

Should I Cut My Locs to Get a Job?

As a three-time loc wearer who recently cut my below-the-shoulder length locs in favor of an Afro, I have grappled with this question a number of times throughout my career. For me, my hair is more than something that sits on my head - it is statement of who I am. Yes, I have missed … Continue reading Should I Cut My Locs to Get a Job?

Reality of working virtually

The Reality of Working Virtually

An overwhelmingly remote workforce has become part of our everyday reality. As such, many people have come to understand what it truly means to work virtually or remotely. Yet, quite a few envious onlookers waiting for a chance to nab the first beach corner are still not aware of what it really means to work … Continue reading The Reality of Working Virtually

Continuing Education During Economic Crises

Why Continuing Your Education is Critical in Times of Economic Crisis

COVID-19 has taught us many lessons that we will be unpacking for years to come. Top among them is the need for economically viable careers that can withstand the test of crisis. At the writing of this post, a record 10 million Americans have filed corona virus-related unemployment claims and that number is steadily climbing. … Continue reading Why Continuing Your Education is Critical in Times of Economic Crisis

4 Resume Writing Tips for Job Seekers

4 Resume Writing Tips for Job Seekers

As a hiring manager and career coach, I have seen countless resumes throughout my career. Many job seekers tend to make the same costly mistakes that often result in their resumes being overlooked or immediately eliminated. While beautifully formatted resumes with flowery, superfluous words may be great for some professionals such as authors, they are … Continue reading 4 Resume Writing Tips for Job Seekers