career transition

Tag: career transition

networking
Career Advice
Lori Bumgarner

How to Avoid an Epic Fail When Networking

Networking often feels awkward, and can sometimes backfire, even with the best of intentions. Add to it the awkwardness and limitations of a pandemic, and you’ve got yourself a potential epic fail. We’ve all failed at least once in our networking strategies. This week, I want to provide some tips

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job search strategies
Career Advice
Lori Bumgarner

Are Your Job Search Strategies Not Working for You?

Maybe it’s time to try something different. If you’ve been at your job search for a while now and still aren’t seeing results, maybe it’s time for some new or different job search strategies. You’re probably familiar with the Albert Einstein quote, “Insanity is doing the same thing over and

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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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uncertainty
Career Advice
Lori Bumgarner

How to Re-Direct Your Career in a Time of Uncertainty

My older brother is a unicorn. He’s been with the same company his entire career, almost as many years as I’ve been alive. This is extremely rare these days. Most people change companies (or even careers) seven to ten times in their lives. However, in all his years as a

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recession
Career Advice
Lori Bumgarner

3 Ways to Gain Control Over Your Career in a Recession

The past few weeks have been difficult for a lot of people. There are people who are sick from the coronavirus and missing their family members. Others have been working from home, or worse, been laid off. And we’re all facing a looming recession. There was so much “white noise”

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freelancer
Career Advice
Lori Bumgarner

Are You Prepared to Be a Freelancer If Forced To?

Part 2 of 3 posts Even if you’re still able to work during the coronavirus quarantine, whether from your office or from home, let me ask you something: Are you prepared to be a freelancer if forced to? Think about it. If you lost your job tomorrow and couldn’t find

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school
Career Advice
Lori Bumgarner

How to Know If You Should Go Back to School

One question I often get from my mid-career clients wanting to make a career change is, “Should I go back to school?” You might expect someone who previously worked in higher education and who’s a huge fan of lifelong learning to enthusiastically respond with, “Yes!” However, this is not my

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civilian
Career Change/Career Transition
Lori Bumgarner

How to Go From Military 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. service men and women earning their degrees on the G.I. Bill and looking to

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burnout
Career Advice
Lori Bumgarner

How to Know if Your Burnout Is Killing You

For the past week and a half, the words “rest” and “burnout” keep coming up. Every conversation I’ve had this week has included the discussion of burnout and the need for rest from it. And just about every article I’ve read has mentioned the importance of rest and avoiding burnout.

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