Season's Greetings 

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Greetings Careerfolk!

It’s hard to believe that it’s already that time of the year. Some of you may already be celebrating Hanukah and enjoying delicious Latkes or ramping up your holiday shopping. Whatever your tradition might be, we wish that you find time of the season. Your career or job search needs may be hovering at the back of your mind, or very possibly they remain front and center.  We know some of you are in transition or planning a transition for the new year, and it's not easy to simply push it aside, but with so many other distractions, we know it's hard to stay focused. 

While we celebrate the festival of Hanukah this week, which, in very quick summation, celebrates the story of when the Jews were able to rely on a small quantity of oil to light the temple's menorah that miraculously lasted eight days, we’re cognizant that career luck or happiness doesn't happen miraculously. Rather, we believe that luck favors the prepared.  “Luck is no Accident,” says the renowned Career theorist John Krumboltz. We want to help you be as prepared as possible because whether it’s a work holiday party, a gathering with friends, or simply sitting on the train commuting home, you never know who you might meet…. so let us help you make the most out of these moments.

We also want to express our Gratitude. Since our focus is on work and the role it plays in our lives, Tava and I are continuously grateful to do work that is both gratifying and stimulating. We also get to help people on a daily basis, figure out what their passion or path is. We are grateful that we found our passion, and there are many people in our worlds that have contributed to us reaching this point. I always go back to this post we wrote a few years ago because it says it all In the spirit of Gratitude.  There is something about this time of year when the expressions of gratitude are most abundant that is especially heartwarming.  No matter what you celebrate, how you celebrate, or if you celebrate, it just feels good to pause and reflect on the people and circumstances that have led you to be at this place, right now.  

In gratitude to all of our clients and the families that make our work possible, we would like to offer a 25% discount on our top three packages. Please read below for our special offers.

I also wanted to make sure you know about our FREE monthly open office Q & A. We’ve hosted a couple already and they have been a big success. Transcripts of the Q & A will be available because we know that everyone can learn from them.

Lastly, I love to cook and I want to share my favorite Latke recipe. You don't have to be Jewish to enjoy this delightful dish, after all, who doesn't enjoy fried food? Latkes are one of the traditional dishes we eat on Hanukah. I’m confident it will leave you wanting to eat them all year round. Luckily, they’re quite healthy. Enjoy

Wishing you light and joy,

Warmly and with gratitude,

Donna & Tava


 Career Coaching is the gift that keeps on giving

We are so grateful for the thousands of clients over the last 13 years who give us the opportunity to do what we love-- help you design and activate your future. Whether it's by re-imagining your career or revamping your resume, we get to do the work that we love and help you do the same.

This holiday season give someone the next best thing to a new boss. Give them the gift of coaching with a Careerfolk Gift Certificate. Reach out to us at to strategize the best option for your friend, daughter/son, parent, partner or spouse. 

As a token of our appreciation to all our clients past and future, we want to offer you a 25% discount off our most popular Career Coaching packages. Give yourself or someone you love a gift that will keep on giving.  

 Just click the link to make your payment and get started: 

  • Career or Resume Audit: 3 hours of coaching: $850 $637 --This package is great for an initial deep dive into what's keeping you stuck, where you want to go, and what are the steps you need to take, or maybe your resume is not getting the traction you expect. Let us help you understand why.
  • Career Transformation: 10 hours of coaching $2700  $2025 -- This package will provide you with the ongoing guidance and support to make the bigger changes you want to make in your life and career in 2019.

     This amazing offer is only available until December 31, 2018.  If you'd like to talk first, click here to schedule a 15-minute call before December 31, 2018, or to get a paper gift certificate, please email us 


Donna Sweidan and Tava Auslan are your Careerfolk Team. Careerfolk has been offering holistic career coaching since 2005. Our team has broad industry knowledge as well as key advisors in law and finance. Our clients range from aerospace engineers to artists and enterprise sales professionals to environmental advocates. We offer individualized coaching, products for self-paced progress, webinars and motivational speaking.