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Your Career Lifecycle – Tradeoffs at Every Stage

Dear Coach Joan, My current job is challenging and rewarding, but the salary and benefits are not good at all. For the first five years (my first job after college)  I was so stimulated by the job as a teacher in a small private school, but now that my husband and I are expecting a […]

Strange Things I’ve Seen as a Career Coach

Dear Coach Joan, I’ve been thinking about your profession and all the situations and experiences you’ve seen with people in their working lives.  I’m wondering if you’ve seen some odd or unpredictable, strange things that have happened to people in their careers.  Anything readers might find interesting and informative? Thank you, Curious in Cotati ——————————————————————————————————- […]

Shall I join a start-up, even with a lower salary?

Dear Coach Joan, I am  28 years old and have been quite successful in commission-based selling for the last 6 yrs. My income has continued to go up each year but I do not like the stress of month-to=month pressure to make my numbers. I also don’t like working weekends and missing time to socialize […]

Three career tips for 2020

Dear Readers, I wish you all a wonderful holiday season and the best of career success as you move into the new year, the new decade of 2020! What is the best I can offer to you for this new beginning?? Here are three tips which most professionals wish they had done all along. Start […]

Laid off! Now what?

Dear Joan, I knew I wanted to leave my job but I thought it’d be on my terms. So when my manager asked me to come to his office the day before Thanksgiving break, I thought it was just for a routine meeting. But NO, I was FIRED!!! Yes, I knew the company was losing […]