There are no road maps for your career. No stop lights. No u-turn signs. No GPS with a warm, kind voice talking you through it. So I want you to think of Career Nook as your personal GPS career blog. And hopefully I can provide you with the warm, supportive voice.
Some of you might know me from my first career blog, Work Coach Café. At the end of 2006, having no idea where I was going to wind up, I started writing about the world of work, sharing my real-world stories and offering advice based on what I saw first-hand. Eventually, responding to the needs of my readers and drawing on my experience helping to hire folks, I started writing more and more about job search and the ever-so-frustrating job interview process. I’m proud of all the job seekers I helped and grateful for all the amazing people I met.
Now, five years later, with Work Coach Café safely in the hands of Susan Joyce of Job-Hunt.org, it’s time for me to shift gears and start something new. In a way, it’s a perfect fit, since I am dedicating this blog to career transition, something I once again know all too well from my own continuing career journey. The latest part of the journey being a decision to stop earning my living mainly as an IT business process guru (as noble a career as that may be) and find more ways to make a living doing things that truly bring delight to my heart, including creative writing and helping people like you with career change, both in and out of the workplace.
Career Nook is a career blog dedicated to everyone no matter what age, stage, or level. As Firesign Theater (I’m giving my age away) once so insightfully remarked, “we’re all bozos on this bus.” When it comes to your career, there are very few absolute rights or wrongs. We’re all trying to figure out where we want to go and how to get there.
Feel free to browse freely and join in any of the conversations — or start a new one — if you feel like sharing your own thoughts and stories!
The only rules I can think of for now are to be as honest as you can with yourself and be respectful of others. Oh … and please don’t be afraid to make mistakes. Sometimes the greatest discoveries come when we stray from what everyone else thinks is right. So let’s get started!
I can be reached for career coaching services at RonnieAnn2007 [at] AOL.com. I do not answer any career questions privately. No exceptions.
For other questions, feel free to leave a comment on a related post, and I will do my best to offer some thoughts within a few days.
And if you want to know a little more about me: Ronnie Ann Bio
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