Job Search Stress

Dance to Your Heart Song!

Dumont | October 23rd, 2012

Passion!  Passion for life, passion for work, passion for service, passion for others!  Passion is your life force and when

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“Happy Feet”, the movie, stars a most unusual penguin named Mumble who was ostracized by his family and colony for

I know I’ve said this before, but perfectionism is the first cousin of procrastination. Nowhere do I see this more

It’s easy to get overwhelmed when faced with a long term  job search.  Most job seekers experience times when their

Long-term unemployment often results in negative emotions that can hinder your job search.  Recognizing these self-defeating thoughts is the first

*Many of you are working extremely hard to reach your career goals with little success. Maybe this is the time

Did you hear the one about the two men who met on a park bench? The first man asked the

Is FEAR Derailing Your Job Search?

Dumont | June 14th, 2011

FEAR is often defined as False Expectations Appearing Real. Many of or our greatest fears are self imposed.  Fear comes

What is a Gremlin? He or she is the one that whispers negative messages in your ear:  “You’re too old,

Control the things you can.  Quit obsessing over the bad news.  Yes, the economy is a mess, the job market

By the time many of my clients reach 50 or above they have experienced a lay-off, extended unemployment, intermittent work

Are Your Job Search Fears Self Imposed?

Dumont | March 8th, 2011

An extended job search often results in internal pressures.  Some of them are self-imposed and some are the result of

According to Wikipedia, The Kübler-Ross model, commonly known as the five stages of grief, was first introduced by Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

It takes courage and the willingness to accept responsibility to succeed in today’s job market. For many of us, this

The job search has been described as a series of “no’s” followed by a “yes”.  In other words, rejection is

Maintaining your job search momentum is particularly difficult during an extended job search.  Below are five tips to help you

The practice of gratitude as a tool for happiness has been noted in the mainstream for years. Long-term studies support

This article is the second installment of two about keeping your momentum during a long-term job search. 6. Loneliness:  When

OK, the dinosaurs were the biggest, baddest guys on the block; but the asteroid (I’m told) was bigger and badder. 

Are You as Courageous as a Baby Squirrel?

Dumont | November 20th, 2010

I watched a baby squirrel the other day as he learned to navigate trees.  He carefully tested each branch to

If trying to maintain balance in your life makes you feel like a tightrope walker, you’re not alone. Add job

As a career coach, I have noticed an uptick of women who are re-evaluating their career focus and paths due

Control the things you can.  Quit obsessing over the bad news.  Yes, the economy is a mess, the job market