Tag - engineer coach


Find The Career Path That Fits You

Are you thinking of a career change or wanting to move up from where you’re at? Do you love to get up in the morning and head to work or is it something you dread each day? Are you dreaming of working in a different field – one where you feel you are using your …


3 Tips to Take the Sting out of Criticism

In my last post, I talked about being brave – about acting “as if” until we actually gain the confidence we want to feel. I also talked about how good-hearted people around you want you to succeed. But what about those who are not so good-hearted – those individuals who seem happy only when they …


Developing Confidence: Being brave even when you don’t feel it

“BE BRAVE. Even if you’re not, pretend to be.”   I love today’s quote about being brave. I originally saw it under the image of a goldfish swimming with a shark fin attached to its back (didn’t include it here to avoid copyright issues). Imagine, a little fish in a big pond faking people out …


Does a job gap on your resume hurt you?

Does a job gap on your resume hurt you?   I received another question recently that is probably on the minds of many, given the prolonged nature of the downturn in the oil and gas industry. Here it is: “I’m worried at this point that the gap on my resume from when I was laid …


5 Tips on How to Create an Awesome Cover Letter

5 Tips on How to Create an Awesome Cover Letter   Recently, someone emailed me the cover letter they use when applying for job openings, asking me for any suggestions on how it might be improved. This person has very good experience, but wasn’t getting many responses from potential hiring managers. So I recommended some …