Kelly H. – US Army JAG Retired, Seattle, WA

"I have known Jeannine for years and have seen the way she cares for her clients; always educating and motivating them how to put their best foot forward. So, when I needed career coaching for my transition from a military career to the private sector, she was my first choice. In coaching me, she has been invaluable by teaching me to translate my military experience into private-sector vernacular and being a sounding board as I discuss the options for...

Michelle J. – Author, Virginia Beach, VA

Through the guidance and mentoring of Dr. Jeannine Bennett, I went from being a stay at home mom wishing I had a career to being a published author. Dr. Bennett's belief in my abilities set me on a path of writing my memoir, a dream I thought would never come true! She walked me through every aspect of the writing world and continues to teach and advise. My memoir is a bestseller on Amazon because of all the hard work...

Two Fears to Overcome

Two Fears You Need to Work on to be a Successful Author To be a successful author, there are two fears you need to conquer. Before I jump into what those fears are, let me talk about success.  If you do a quick Internet search, you will surely see success defined in several ways. As an author, success to me is about achieving the desired goal. Today, the desired goal is to make a living writing several books a year. Initially, success...

Writing a Book

So, You Want to Write a Book As a recently published author, I know what it feels like to have the desire to write a book but not know where to start. I envisioned writing a book for years but couldn’t seem to make it happen. I can recall dedicated times sitting in a chair staring at a computer determined to crank out even one paragraph. Hours seemed to creep by slowly with no words to fill the screen. I would start then stop, start...

A Referral is your Ticket to a New Job

The other day a person asked why I always say referrals are better than submitting online applications. Referrals are your ticket to a new job! The biggest reason – Employers love them! Why do employers love job referrals? How about I give you eight reasons! Eight Reasons Referrals Rock According to Kristina Martic, there are eight really big reasons why you should get a referral when applying to a company of interest. Employee referrals: have the highest ROI reduce time to hire reduce cost...

Networking Effectively

As a result of the pandemic, people have been asking how they can effectively network when no real face-to-face events are occurring. Below are 10 tips to help you network effectively using LinkedIn. ☑ Tip 1: Host a Virtual Meetup Start by reaching out to some of your LinkedIn several contacts using an online service like Zoom, Skype, etc. There is no need to present on anything, just focus on bringing people together. Format: Similar to face-to-face meetups where you ask each...

Fabric Face Masks

It is easy to make a reversible, cloth face mask! Watch Melanie as she takes you step-by-step through the process of making a reversible fabric face mask in this easy to follow How-To video. WHAT YOU NEED: Sewing Machine Fabric Fabric Scissors Pinking Sheers Elastic Marking Chalk Embroidery Needle or Other Tool (to thread elastic)   Note: Janome Graceful is a very basic machine, while the Janome DC1050 is more advanced. FACE MASK TEMPLATE: One of the most important items need to make a face mask...

COVID19 and Your Future

COVID19 and Your Future: Where Will You Be 30-60-90-120 Days From Now? Do you have extra time right now? Being in lockdown as a result of COVID19 can certainly feel strange, and the temptation to binge on Netflix is compelling. But don't forget about your future. Where will you be 30-60-90-120 days from now? COVID 19 and Your Future What will your career reality be when the world starts up again? Will your career come back strong, or will you find yourself struggling...

Easier is Not Better

Easier is Not Always Better When It Comes to Finding a Job! Online Job Search: How many of you have applied for a job online? There is no doubt that the Internet has made it easy and convenient to apply to several jobs at one time. However, easy is not always better. Did you know that Monster.com proudly promotes that they receive 29 resumes a minute? You can see their stat here: https://www.monster.com/about/. I am not a mathematician, but I do know...

Failing Resume

Most Common Reasons Your Resume is Failing You In today’s modern job market, designing a resume that sets you apart from the competition is a must. Clients tell me they sent out 100s of resumes and receive no callbacks; they are genuinely perplexed and discouraged. Friends, just like technology has changed the way we work, it has also changed how we apply for jobs. The only way to get noticed is to create a resume using proven methods that ensure your...