Work Doesn’t Have to Be Hard

The way you talk about your work defines your future work. The stories you tell help your current and future bosses understand your value, and how they can best utilize you. When you only focus on work that is hard (and unenjoyable) vs. work that is hard but you LOVE doing, you set…

Your Inner Awesome

In my previous post, I talked about the importance of NOT placing value on work that is genuinely hard, possibly unpleasant and totally not fun. I want you to find meaningful work that you enjoy doing, the kind of job that you’ll actually look forward to going to. Because of that, today’s post…

Stop Aiming for the Job You Hate

There’s a good chance you’re actually positioning yourself for work you don’t want to do. I bet you didn’t even realize you’re doing it. Remember the basics of a Professional Brand? Read more about it here. When you look at the professional brand diagram, it’s clear you need to help people (managers, hiring…

What is a Professional Brand?

You have one, whether you like it or not. And if you’re reading this post, chances are your default professional brand is getting in your way. It’s a pretty common problem that starts with one little mistake, which I talk more about here.   So what is a professional brand anyway? Your professional…

ASK SUZANNE: How do I explain a short tenure on my resume?

(3 min read) If you've ever left a job because you weren't happy, this post is for you. Talking about your reasons for leaving can be dangerous territory, particularly when your frustration shines through. Today's post covers the best-practice approach for talking about a difficult job change in an interview.