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7 Telephone Interview Tips

Published on April 28, 2014 at 1:24 pm

Prepare to be someplace private and sound-proof and far away from dogs, babies and traffic. Close your laptop or sit away from your computer. Ideally, look at a photo that invokes happy memories. Listen to the interviewer’s questions with focus and attention. (We have two ears and one mouth for a reason) Pause before you answer. Adopt the pace, volume ... View Article »


Published on April 24, 2014 at 8:34 pm

            One of my clients just messaged me asking me for an some advice about an Informational Interview she will be conducting next week. Here’s what I shared with her.  What’s an Informational Interview? It’s an interview that the job seekers request from well-connected people or potential to employers. How did you get your start? ... View Article »

Human Moments are Healthy

Published on March 17, 2014 at 3:19 pm

Fifteen years ago when Flip phones were cool, Ed Hallowell, MD was beginning to look at email and voice mail with a skeptical eye. Certain patients (Ed is a psychiatrist) were reporting feelings of alienation, anxiety and isolation because of the growing presence of electronic communication in their lives. One manager was not invited to an important meeting, another was ... View Article »

EnJOYing Joy

Published on March 14, 2014 at 10:09 pm

Earlier this week, I asked a friend to describe three things for which he was grateful, the first thing he mentioned was gratitude for going fishing with his father over the weekend. The second was that he caught a 34-inch snook on that same fishing trip. The third had to do with his wife. The snook story really stuck with ... View Article »

Keep Calm and Sparkle On!

Published on February 18, 2014 at 3:20 pm

  I am proud to publish  job and career decision tips from one of my star clients: Christine Acosta of Tampa, Florida. Why is she special? Because Christine stays the course  with her organization and resolve and… she adds a little spunk and sparkle along the way. – Best, Lisa  Check out Christine Acosta’s tips.  Give it up for Christine ... View Article »

Learning from Mistakes

Published on January 10, 2014 at 4:37 am

A long time ago, Stanley Ashe had the good sense to hire me as the first human resources director of his distribution company. We shared a spirited relationship but he had one strange practice: He wanted me to tell him about my mistakes. He wouldn’t allow me to leave on Fridays until I disclosed a laundry list mistakes made that ... View Article »

Are you in a rut? You are not alone…

Published on January 2, 2014 at 4:08 pm

Three Good Things A Best Practice that improves your outlook Are you in rut? You are not alone if you’ve been experiencing some tough days. It is not uncommon to experience a bit of an emotional slump while going though normal life transitions such as: graduating college, moving, ending a relationship, changing jobs, launching a life, emptying the nest or ... View Article »