The Top Columbia Career Coaches Network Tips of 2018

December 18, 2018

In 2018, members of the Columbia Career Coaches Network wrote dozens of helpful thought leadership pieces on topics spanning career transitions, networking, workplace discrimination, employment gaps, and more.

Check out our roundup of some of their top tips of this year. Interested in working with a member of the Network? Connect today and set your career goals for 2019!

  • New beginnings are exciting. You're making a career transition and you’re sure the shift is right for you—the only problem is you're having a hard time getting motivated. Kris Ishibashi '78BC, '82BUS weighed in on the dark side of a career transition and how to overcome it.

  • Do you have a job that's adaptable to part-time work? Do you want to reduce your hours at work dramatically or are you simply looking for more flexibility? As you'll discover, there are ways to work less and live more, Lynn Berger '84, '90TC said.

  • This year, Josh Spodek '93CC, '96GSAS, '99GSAS, '06BUS launched a don't-miss leadership podcast, where he speaks on topics like goal-setting and creating new leaders. Learn more and subscribe here.

  • Many high achievers struggle with the thought that they're a fraud or incompetent, despite a track record of accomplishments. This psychological phenomenon, known as Impostor Syndrome, can show up in many areas of our lives including at work. Melody Wilding '11SW told us how to combat this.

  • Have you ever felt disengaged at your job? Rosemary Bova '71SW said this mindset is actually a workforce crisis. She offered strategies for effective task management, as well as tips for self-care, including exercise, mindfulness, and breathing techniques.

  • Whether you are shooting for that next career goal or encouraging someone to join your team, it's essential to have a compelling, polished, and concise introduction on hand. Learn how to perfect this pitch in a video session exclusively for Columbia alumni, by Caroline Ceniza-Levine '93BC, Eric Horwitz '90CC, and Sasha McDowell '09SIPA, '09SW.

  • Often resumes are designed to push data out to a general employer audience—a method that's rarely effective, according to Debra Feldman '74PH. Learn her secrets to make your resume stand out.

  • What if you suspect bias as the source of negative performance review feedback? Ceniza-Levine gave us questions we need to ask.

  • All employees benefit when they're able to be their whole selves at work. For women, this means being allowed to integrate their identities as mothers and professionals. Learn more about this important topic from McDowell.

  • Aiming to secure a new job for the new year? Julia Harris-Wexler '84TC of the Columbia Career Coaches Network offered her best insights to get the role you want in 2019.