Category Archives: Career Advice

Career and Caregiving; Or why am I so exhausted?

Oh, yikes. I was going to blog more regularly this semester. Oops. OK, maybe NEXT semester I will keep to it. I’ve just been SO busy and also, I’m not one to just blog to put it out there so bear with me while I try to do it as often as possible ­čÖé I … Continue reading Career and Caregiving; Or why am I so exhausted?

Navigating the Culture at Your New Place: Advice to Take or Leave

Look at me! Two blog posts! Two weeks! Yippee! OK, I’m writing this from the perspective of someone who has been in her job for four years now but even for me sometimes it still feels new or there are things about the culture here that I learn or unearth that make me go “Hmmmmm.” … Continue reading Navigating the Culture at Your New Place: Advice to Take or Leave

Shifting Your Career Trajectory: When You Love Where You Live

First, I didn’t blog like all summer. I’m not really sorry. I had a lovely summer and got some stuff done but I would consider it a sort of slacking off period that my brain really needed. I find this blogging thing really hard to do because I have a lot of ideas about my … Continue reading Shifting Your Career Trajectory: When You Love Where You Live

Friday Thoughts: The Importance of a Peer Group

So, lately I’ve really relied on a close group of peers to get me through some stressful stuff. They are invaluable to me. Some of them are close IRL friends. Some I just know through this wonderful profession of ours (thank you, Internet!) I trust them enough to share my deepest insecurities, my worst fears, … Continue reading Friday Thoughts: The Importance of a Peer Group

Taking My Life Back From My Job

In the second semester of my third year as a boss lady, I┬árealized something. I need to make a concerted effort to take my life back from job. It was a busy semester. Lots of highs, lots of lows. I really and truly love my job. But, more and more, I’ve found myself consumed by … Continue reading Taking My Life Back From My Job

The Fairytale of the Work-Life Balance

I was supposed to write this blog post last week. Last week became a complete and utter train wreck for me. My work-life balance was completely off kilter. Well, everything felt off kilter. So, I decided to sit down and write it today on a day when I am home with two kids who have … Continue reading The Fairytale of the Work-Life Balance

Not Just Surviving, But Thriving: How to Deal When You Can’t Get Out of Your Crappy Job

So, last week I gave my advice on knowing when to leave your job. But, what if you know it’s just shit, but you can’t leave. You are place bound. You have a home, kids in school, partner. You have a mortgage. Or maybe it’s because you just can’t find anything else. A full time … Continue reading Not Just Surviving, But Thriving: How to Deal When You Can’t Get Out of Your Crappy Job

It’s Not You, It’s Me: When to Break up with Your Job

From time to time when I talk about library career stuff, people will ask me this question, “How do I know when I should leave my job?” That’s a hard question to answer, but using my own experiences (and borrowing some of my friends), I’ll give you some advice. 1. When you stop learning. This … Continue reading It’s Not You, It’s Me: When to Break up with Your Job