Networking Tips for Introverts

By Lauren Carter | February 11, 2021

A Q&A post with Purdue University Alum & Industrial Engineer, Antonia Loh If you’ve been job searching for a while, I’m sure you’ve heard about the importance of networking. Not only is this strategy a key to job searching, it’s a great life-long practice. For some, networking is easy. Others want to run for the…

5 Things To Do When Your Job Search is Radio Silent

By Lauren Carter | January 21, 2021

You’ve officially decided it’s time to ramp up your job search efforts. You revamp your resume, update your LinkedIn profile, and start applying to jobs. You feel hopeful, excited, and curious about your next career move. Until nothing happens. You’ve submitted 50+ applications and haven’t heard back from a single recruiter. Frustration ensues. You feel…

How to Navigate Difficult Conversations about Your Job Search During the Holidays

By Lauren Carter | November 24, 2020

If you are someone entering the holidays either unemployed or navigating career changes due to COVID-19, you’re not alone. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics update in October 2020, “long-term unemployed (those jobless for 27 weeks or more) increased by 1.2 million to 3.6 million”. 27 weeks = 6 months of job searching, dead-ends,…

Feeling stuck with your job search? Tips from a career coach on what to do next.

By Lauren Carter | September 28, 2020

Let’s be honest. We’ve all received the rejection email that goes something like this: “Dear ____, We’re sorry to inform you that we’ve chosen to move forward with other candidates at this time. Be sure to check back for future opportunities! Sincerely, HR Manager”   Receiving multiple rejection emails can lead to a complex mixture…

Job Searching in the Wilderness

By Lauren Carter | July 1, 2020

Numbers 11:4-8 (ESV) “4 Now the rabble that was among them had a strong craving. And the people of Israel also wept again and said, “Oh that we had meat to eat! 5 We remember the fish we ate in Egypt that cost nothing, the cucumbers, the melons, the leeks, the onions, and the garlic.…


A Letter on Transition for College Graduates

By Lauren Carter | May 21, 2020

I remember graduating from college and people would ask me (with sympathy in their eyes), “how are you holding up with this transition?” The reality is, transition is challenging for most people because it requires something uncomfortable… change. In this season of life you might be embarking on the biggest transition so far – graduating…

What Is Career Coaching

What is career coaching?

By Lauren Carter | April 2, 2020

Are you at a crossroads in your career path? Have you spent countless hours on the job search process, yet still find yourself looking for your next job? Do you lack confidence in the job search? Many individuals experience this dilemma at some point in their life. A career coach is a trained professional skilled…