Career Change/Career Transition

Category: Career Change/Career Transition

nightmare job
Career Advice
Lori Bumgarner

From Nightmare Job to Dream Career: One Man’s Story

If you’ve been reading this blog for a good amount of time, you’re probably familiar with my client Robert. When he first came to me, he was stuck in a corporate nightmare job. Some evenings, Robert would find himself curled up in the fetal position and near tears at the

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job market
Career Advice
Lori Bumgarner

It’s an Employee’s Job Market. Here’s How to Take Advantage of It.

The “Great Resignation” is in full effect due to the disruption of the pandemic, which has dramatically changed the job market. Workers, especially mid-career employees, are re-evaluating their careers. This re-evaluation has led to many employees resigning from their current jobs for various reasons. The biggest reason is due to

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job offers
Career Advice
Lori Bumgarner

How Do You Make the Right Choice Between Multiple Job Offers?

Last week I had a client who landed several interviews and job offers. Once she got past her initial excitement, she admitted some feelings of fear and nervousness. You might wonder why she’d feel nervous or scared about having numerous opportunities coming her way at once. But these feelings can

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working remotely
Career Change/Career Transition
Lori Bumgarner

Do You Want to Keep Working Remotely Now That COVID Is Ending?

In recent weeks, I’ve had several people contact me to begin a new job search. The reason they’re now looking is because their current company no longer needs to enforce remote work, due to the decline of COVID. Therefore, employers are now requiring employees to return to the office. For

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career plan
Career Change/Career Transition
Lori Bumgarner

How Has COVID-19 Changed Your Career Plan for the Better?

Recently, one of Keith Urban’s guitarists was telling me, and several others, about how the forced shutdown of concert tours due to COVID-19 has changed his career plan for the better. Since being forced off tour, he said he realized how much more he wants to be home with his

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veteran
Career Change/Career Transition
Lori Bumgarner

How to Go From Veteran Hero to Civilian Employee

When I first started out in career coaching, I worked as the director of a career center at a college located next to the largest military installation in the world. Many of our students were U.S. veteran men and women making the transition from the military to a civilian job.

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relocating
Career Advice
Lori Bumgarner

How to Best Search For a Job When Relocating

One of my good friends has relocated to where she’s dreamed of living for over a year now. This past summer, she hired me to help her with the process of relocating and finding a job in another state. When we first started working toward her goal, she was still

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disrupts
Career Advice
Lori Bumgarner

What Happens When a Pandemic Disrupts Your Career?

A couple of years ago, I wrote a post about the importance of having a back-up plan if something disrupts your career. I shared about a past client of mine who was a recording artist with a unique story. His former career as a high school social studies teacher was

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