What To Do Before Your Annual Review

What to Do Before Your Annual Review _ Red Cape Revolution

For many of us, just saying the words “annual review” sends our nervous system into overdrive. But the best way to lower the pressure is to focus NOW on what to do BEFORE your annual review. Plus, while it’s trendy for companies to talk about shifting from annual performance reviews to continuous feedback, most companies […]Read the full post >>

How to Help a Job Searching Friend: Dos & Don’ts for the Modern Age

how to help a job searching friend

It’s hard to know how to help a job searching friend, right? You mean well, of course. But truth is, unless you’ve recently been through a job search of your own, you might become more of a pain than a partner. The rules have changed. And the advice? Endless. You want to help, but you […]Read the full post >>

From Furloughed to Fantastic: A Job Seeker’s Case Study (Video Interview)

Furloughed to Fantastic Job Seeker Case Study with Coach Darcy Red Cape Revolution

Been furloughed from your job? Well, that stinks. I’m sorry you’ve had to go through that experience. Being furloughed is extra difficult, because unlike a clear layoff or dismissal, a furlough implies that your company will want you back when they can afford to have you. And while it’s a great feeling to know you’re […]Read the full post >>

Job Searching? How to Use LinkedIn to Connect at Your Target Company [STEP-BY-STEP VIDEO]

Job Searching-Use LinkedIn to Connect at Your Target Company

If you’re job searching, LinkedIn can’t be ignored. Or even if you just want to ramp up your networking in the new world of work, it’s time to dive deeper into how LinkedIn can help you. When combined with the human-focused, real-world networking tools we share here (more of those below), LinkedIn is the engine […]Read the full post >>

Laid Off, Furloughed, Or Just Seeking Change? Don’t Fall into These Job Search Traps

Dont fall into these job search traps Red Cape Revolution

I’m writing this in early summer 2020, when the US employment rate has climbed from a tiny 3.5% in February to almost 15% now. #thanksnothankscovid On top of that, workplace watchers like me notice that even more people are going uncounted, including those who’ve been furloughed or whose hours (or pay) have been reduced. So, […]Read the full post >>

What Are You Afraid Of? Three Fears Blocking Your Next Career Decision

is fear blocking your next career decision?

I’ve heard it said that all of our negative behaviors can be traced back to one thing: FEAR. I can relate. After my boss announced her retirement, I started stressing out bigtime about my next career move. Her departure forced me to suddenly—and painfully—wake up and admit that the path I was on wasn’t where […]Read the full post >>

I’ve Written the Networking Emails for You (So You Can Start Now)

Written the Networking Emails For You_ Red Cape Revolution(1)

You want me to write NETWORKING EMAILS?  Why would anyone possibly want to network with ME? My heart ached earlier this week when I heard a smart, talented person use those words. This person is thinking hard about what’s next in her career and life. She’s trying to decide whether she can stay where she […]Read the full post >>

13 Ways to Create Career Independence

13 Ways to Create Career Independence _ Red Cape Revolution

Once again, it’s Independence Day in the United States of America. It’s a good time to remind ourselves of all the ways we can exercise our independence, especially in our career. So, in honor of the thirteen original colonies that bravely started this union, here are thirteen ideas (plus tools) you can use this holiday […]Read the full post >>

16 Reasons to Take a Career Risk Now

take a career risk now _ Red Cape Revolution

“This is not a good time to take a career risk.” That’s what I keep hearing, over and over, from smart, successful people who know there’s something they need to do to change their lives at work, but can’t seem to get into action. Instead of acting like the smart, successful people they are, they […]Read the full post >>