Tag: opting in

I hate running but I signed up for a 5K that isn't for charity. Here's why

My son’s school is participating in Girls on the Run and I’ve been volunteering this spring. If you haven’t heard of it, Girls on the Run is a wonderful after-school program targeted at tween girls that encourages confidence and empowerment in their day-to-day lives. Yes, there is running but there is so much more. I... Read more »

Pros and cons of back to work child care options

Two months ago I went through two rounds of interviews with a company in the city. While that opportunity didn’t work out, it was a reminder of how quickly the new job process can move. This means all of my ducks need to be in order before I get that offer letter. The biggest duck... Read more »

New Year's resolutions for the job search

The upcoming new year is the time to reflect on the year that was and to plan for the year that will be. I think this is especially true for the job search which I admit certainly can be trying at times so the new year offers the perfect opportunity to inject hope into your... Read more »

Thoughts while sitting in reception before my interview

It is 1:23 p.m. I am sitting in the lobby reception area outside the company where I have a 1:30 p.m. interview with the hiring manager. I gave my name to the receptionist and I am now waiting, waiting, waiting. I’ve been here maybe one minute already which is long enough to know the next... Read more »

The hardest part of interview prep is becoming reacquainted with myself

On Monday, a recruiter reached out to me on LinkedIn and before I knew it by Tuesday afternoon I had a phone interview. Yes, that was quick but that’s how the recruiters roll. I have a standard checklist I run through in order to get ready for a phone interview like this. The two most... Read more »

7 networking tips for those afraid of networking

One of my first tasks in the new job search is confronting the fear of networking. We know how important it is in the job search process, critical really. Still, I tend to be introverted so the idea of talking with strangers with the intention of asking for a job doesn’t sit well with me.... Read more »