The 3 Secrets of Every Successful Job Search or Career Change

When you are unhappy in your job or career, you may hang on longer than you want to because you don’t know how to start a new job search with any kind of confidence. That’s normal. In fact, it’s perfectly understandable. Until you know where to start, how would you know what to do? I […]

Maybe You’re Asking the Wrong Questions

Since I help teachers who are experiencing burnout find alternative careers, I am often asked the question, “What else can I do besides teach?” And my answer is, “That depends. What would you like to do?” It isn’t a trick question, yet it seems to stump more people than it doesn’t. The frequency with which […]

Gut Check: Attention Teachers — Are You Excited about Going Back to School?

    Summer is flying by! The fourth of July is already a memory.   Perhaps you still have that summer vacation to the beach ahead of you. You still have a lot of summer left! But if you are a teacher, I bet you have already begun to think going back to school. I urge […]

[CASE STUDY] Success Story of Deanna’s Career Transition from Classroom Teacher to Mathnasium Director

This is a case study of how one teacher transitioned from the classroom into another professional endeavor with help from Career Transition & Job Search Coach, Kitty Boitnott, Ph.D., NBCT.

Enjoy Your Summer–But What Happens This Fall?

Ah, summer vacation! For the teacher who doesn’t have to work to cover the rent until she receives the next school paycheck, it’s fabulous. Freedom. You get to sleep in…no alarm clocks for you. You get to take your time getting ready for the day. There are no school bells marking off the day period […]

What is the #1 Mistake Most Job Seekers Make When Starting a Job Search?

People who are starting out on a job search often make one major mistake. They start their search without a clear idea of what it is they want to do. I liken it to planning a vacation itinerary with no destination in mind. Sounds a little crazy, right? Yet, think of the last time you […]

Are You Ready for a Job or Career Change?

Change can be hard. Any kind of change can be hard. Just think about the last time you decided to lose that 10 pounds that keep bugging you. Feeling like it’s time to make a change is one thing. Actually making the change is a different thing altogether. No wonder people stay stuck in jobs […]

“What’s the #1 Thing Anyone Considering a Career Change Should Do First?

  Are you stuck, bored, or burned out in a career that you no longer love? If so, the #1 thing you must do first is to decide what do you want to do next. Sounds easy, doesn’t it? Just decide. Unfortunately, it isn’t easy at all. And the stakes couldn’t be higher! We’re talking about your […]

Do You Need LinkedIn? Yes…Yes, You Do And Here is Why

People often tell me that they don’t use LinkedIn. They may have an account that they set up a long time ago, but they don’t remember what their password is, and they haven’t looked at it for years. They think they don’t need it. They are wrong. Here are the typical comments I hear:  “I […]

Teachers, Are You Feeling the Painful Symptoms of Burnout?

Since I recently changed my headline on LinkedIn to “I help burnt-out teachers find career alternatives that are perfect for them because work should be fulfilling and FUN!” my LinkedIn connections have gone up almost 400 in less than one month. I am receiving at least four messages a day from teachers of all ages and all […]