She sat in the restaurant with a rather stern look, accompanied by another individual.  I braced myself and sat down.  Who ever said that job interviews were easy?  She asked question after question, covering a myriad of topics.  The rather stern look rarely left her face but through the hour plus interview, one could easily […]

6 Key Career Strategies for Women of a Certain Age

View Original Article Working past challenges can lead to resilience and renewal For nearly two decades, I’ve occasionally wondered: “Am I nearing the end of my rewarding work life?” And often, I see my female coaching clients, despite their considerable success, lose confidence and struggle with fear and anger about their career options as they […]

Trailblazing Women in STEM

By Joan Harrigan-Farrelly on March 21, 2017 Women’s participation in STEM occupations is on the rise. Our country has come a long way in expanding women’s access to roles in science and technology. During National Women’s History Month, with the 2017 theme of “Honoring Trailblazing Women in Labor and Business,” we recognize trailblazing work being done […]

TIPS for developing Your Personal Value Proposition

Job seeking . . . We have all been there. We all have resumes to communicate our professional background and job experience. But few of us can really articulate what is special about ourselves. Most of us do not have a personal value proposition. Today’s Resumes Job seekers know that a resume is the entry […]

Managing Oneself

I’m stuck.  I want my passion back!  I’ve been a motivated person most of my working life.  I’ve taken on challenges; sometimes there was success and sometimes failure.  But, I was motivated to try.  I knew the goals I wanted to achieve, and I set out to make them happen. I want to stay mentally […]

Tips for a Government Job

APPLYING FOR A GOVERNMENT JOB Applying for a government or public sector job is very competitive.  Governments typically hire and promote workers based on the equal opportunity principle.  To compete for jobs in government, the focus on hiring and promoting workers is based on knowledge and skills.  The government must treat everyone equally; it must […]