Lori Bumgarner

Author: Lori Bumgarner

questions
COVID Info
Lori Bumgarner

How to Know What Questions to Ask in a Job Interview

I’ve previously written on the importance of asking questions of your own when interviewing for a job. Not only do they help you make a wiser decision when it comes to multiple job offers, they also help you win the interview! But with various interview processes, and the latest changes

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talents
Uncategorized
Lori Bumgarner

Sunday Inspiration: Use Your Talents

Welcome to “Sunday Inspiration,” a bi-weekly devotional for those seeking spiritual encouragement in the pursuit of their passions. I hope these posts from various resources will inspire and motivate you in your life and career in addition to paNASH’s weekly original career posts. Enjoy! “Do not neglect the gift that

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unemployed
Career Etiquette
Lori Bumgarner

How to Answer, “What Do You Do?” When Unemployed

It’s the question we all get when first meeting someone. “So, what do you do?” Although it’s not specified in the question, we know the person’s asking what we do for a living. But how do we answer this when unemployed, and without feeling like a failure? A lot of

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your passion
Inspirational/Motivational
Lori Bumgarner

Warning! Pursuing Your Passion Is Not for the Faint of Heart

I have a friend from my church small group who is an epidemiologist. No one becomes an epidemiologist without having at least some passion for the study of disease outbreaks. About this time last year, he took a new job as the chief medical officer for the Tennessee Department of

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realistic goal-setting
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Lori Bumgarner

Sunday Inspiration: Realistic Goal-Setting

Welcome to “Sunday Inspiration,” a bi-weekly devotional for those seeking spiritual encouragement in the pursuit of their passions. I hope these posts from various resources will inspire and motivate you in your life and career in addition to paNASH’s weekly original career posts. Enjoy! In the previous installment of Sunday

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next job
Career Advice
Lori Bumgarner

Your Next Job: How to Reduce the Time in Finding It

Most job seekers underestimate how long it will take to land their next job. Many find themselves six months into the process and say to themselves, “I had no idea it would take this long.” The truth is, on average, the typical lifespan of a job search is three to

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work
Inspirational/Motivational
Lori Bumgarner

How to Find Joy in Your Work Right Now

When I do presentations on the importance of personal branding, I often ask the question, “Why is it important for us to know our weaknesses, limitations, and failures?” Most people respond with, “So we can get better at them.” While I’m all for personal and professional development and improvement, this

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your goals
Uncategorized
Lori Bumgarner

Sunday Inspiration: Press On Toward Your Goals

Welcome to “Sunday Inspiration,” a bi-weekly devotional for those seeking spiritual encouragement in the pursuit of their passions. I hope these posts from various resources will inspire and motivate you in your life and career in addition to paNASH’s weekly original career posts. Enjoy! At the start of 2020, I

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ruined resume
COVID Info
Lori Bumgarner

How to Revive Your Pandemic-Ruined Résumé

If the pandemic forced you out of your job and left you with a ruined résumé, you may be worried about the growing gap in your employment history. Hiring managers certainly understand the reason for current résumé gaps. But, you’ll likely be the candidate to land more interviews if you

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career risks
Career Advice
Lori Bumgarner

How to Avoid Taking the Wrong Career Risks

When making career decisions, risk is inevitable. And to be successful in a job search, you have to be willing to take some career risks. Especially during a tough job market like the one we’re in right now. For the past four weeks, I’ve shared some unique, out-of-the-box job search

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start again
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Lori Bumgarner

Sunday Inspiration: You Can Start Again

Welcome to “Sunday Inspiration,” a bi-weekly devotional for those seeking spiritual encouragement in the pursuit of their passions. I hope these posts from various resources will inspire and motivate you in your life and career in addition to paNASH’s weekly original career posts. Enjoy! No doubt 2020 has been a

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interview skills
Career Advice
Lori Bumgarner

Do You Need to Improve Your Interview Skills?

Most people need help improving their interview skills. Even those who think they do well in interviews. We all have blind spots when it comes to interviewing. And even if you’re naturally good at interviews, there are some novel things you can do in your next interview to increase your

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