Archive for November 2012

Do young women have too many career choices? How choice theory may apply to educational, career and life plans

Do young women have too many career choices? How choice theory may apply to educational, career and life plans
Growing up, my mom told me, ”When I was your age, I could only choose between becoming a secretary, a teacher or a nurse. You have so many choices – the options are endless – the world is your oyster!” THIS was not helpful, and I was left befuddled.  I now realize why I was left paralyzed by... Read more »

Your Values: How they relate to decisions about your education, career and life

Your Values: How they relate to decisions about your education, career and life
In my former work as a career consultant, I met many people who were unhappy in their jobs. The NUMBER ONE reason that they were miserable was that there was a disconnect between their values and the values of the organization they worked for, the boss they reported to, or the people that surrounded them.... Read more »

Helpful Links for YOUR Quest - Websites and Ted Talks

Helpful Links for YOUR Quest - Websites and Ted Talks
In my travels through the internet, I have found several helpful links.  Here are some of my favorites: I Want Her Job. com – really cool way to research different career paths via real women http://iwantherjob.com/featured-jobs/ My Aunt Sally sent me this link from the Huffington Post. Tara Sophia Mohr explores the idea of “finding... Read more »
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What if .... you could clone yourself?

What if .... you could clone yourself?
Many years ago I heard a woman speak on the topic of career planning, and she posed a question I have always remembered. “If you could clone yourself and create 5 (your name)’s , then send each one out in the world in a different job, what would those jobs be?  You must suspend reality... Read more »

What were/are you going to do with THAT major?

What were/are you going to do with THAT major?
College Major does not necessarily equal job training or a career. If you are a college grad who majored in English, like me, you most likely will NOT end up an English teacher. Were you ever asked, or are you being asked right now, WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO WITH THAT MAJOR? I am... Read more »
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    I am a career consultant turned high school guidance counselor on a quest to help girls figure out their education, career, life plans utilizing my own experiences, education and training over the past 25 years.

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