2014: Your Best Year Yet - Part 2

2014: Your Best Year Yet! (Part 2)

My last article explored the first four questions from Jinny S. Ditzler’s book, Your Best Year Yet! Ditzler’s book proposes a ten question framework to assist you in setting up a strategy to successfully reach your goals. We will next discuss Ditzler’s fifth question as a stand-alone because it is of such extreme importance in […]

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The Small Business Development Center (SBDC): Tools for Professional Growth or Solutions for a Transitional Lifestyle

Although I was a military wife for only 11 years, I moved 7 times. As a military spouse, you can anticipate numerous breaks in your career. Over the years, I have met a number of individuals, some with advanced degrees, who gave up their own livelihoods and financial stability to follow their spouses. Military family […]

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A Bridge Job Can Be a Stepping Stone to Success

In the May 2013 issue of FYI, I wrote an article about the book, The Proteus Solution by Jay Block. Although it is a fictionalized story, the book is a blueprint. It is a comprehensive job search strategy for today’s competitive job market. I would like to discuss a line from that article in more […]


Attitude – What’s Yours? You get to Choose!

 Sometimes we are limited more by attitude than by opportunities – William James Life is good. Life sucks. How do you see it? It all depends on your attitude. The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines attitude as “A settled way of thinking or feeling, typically reflected in a person’s behavior.” Wikipedia’s definition, “An attitude is an expression […]

Volunteers Needed – An Abundance of Opportunity

For many military spouses, there is a period of down time after a PCS. You are new to a community, have few friends, and have not yet started your job search in earnest. This may be a good time to consider a volunteer position. Why volunteer? There are many benefits to working for free 4+ […]

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Interviewing Skills: Research and Practice Make Perfect

What is the secret for those of you who freeze up and go brain dead at the mere thought of an interview? What can you do to increase your self-confidence and achieve better odds of a winning outcome after all the work you have put into getting selected to compete for a position? What can YOU do to become a star performer?

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