Let me start by getting honest with full disclosure of my current moment. I’m behind in things. Not terribly, but things came up this week that forced me to put other things on hold (namely, my coaching business, namely-namely, my efforts to blog every week). That happens, it’s not the…


Seven years ago I had a tenured college career, that coveted job so many graduate students and part-time faculty (supposedly) vie for. It was also a coveted gig I always wanted, though I cannot tell you why; I simply remember that some of my earliest fantasies included gripping a stubby…


Critical Thinking is a semi-elusive skill you’re supposed to have down pat at some point in college (and if you’re lucky, in high school). It’s in my rubric for grading papers, within the title of the occasional assignment (Critical Thinking Papers when I can’t think of a catchy alternative) and…


This week I thought I’d offer a close look at how work has changed — especially when so much work is now done remotely — and what that means for those of you on the job frontier, whether you’re right out the gate as a young’un or changing strides at…


In 2010, I was Dean of Social Sciences at Bellevue College, just outside of Seattle. That year, I was fortunate to be a part of the Washington Executive Leadership Academy (WELA), a year-long event that included workshops and retreats. WELA grooms its college administrative darlings for vice presidential and presidential…


Dream. Sometimes it’s all we have at the end of a long day.

The Dream Job. I’m betting you have one in mind and it may or may not be the same one you’ve had for so many years. Whether it’s to effect change or make a boatload of cash (rarely one in the same, amiright?), many people spend years in college, graduate…


My laptop died today. I wasn’t going to bother with a promised Blogging for Humpday post but I committed and a commitment is a commitment. But it got me thinking: Why am I so stressed out? Why do I always feel like I’m burning the candle at both ends?

Then…


Doling out tips on doing what you do best better, aka Productivity Tips, is old hat. People have been doing it forever, but you know, times change, people change, and our experiences shift in our career paths (almost as much as some of us change careers). …


What are these things?

Out the gate, I want to reframe this and rename a Skills-Based Résumé. You’ll understand why as you read on, but for now, I think I’ll rebrand this as a Core Competency-Based Résumé. Skills are great, and I imagine you have a lot of them. But do they all go…


I like to make problems for myself. Maybe it’s because I get bored, maybe it’s because I stay afraid. But I routinely block my path, and it sucks. This month I’ve decided to participate in JanuWriMo (January Writing Month), the New Year’s version of NaNoWriMo wherein I commit to writing…

Sara Sutler-Cohen, Ph.D.

Career Strategist | Effective Career Launcher | Mentor | Strategic Sociologist | Recovering Academic www.scoutcareercoaching.com

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