Entries by Molly Ebert

What Will Work-Life Balance Look Like After the Pandemic?

As if being a working parent didn’t already include enough moving pieces to manage, even toddlers are now having standing teleconferences. For the two of us, our daughters’ virtual morning preschool meeting is one more item to be juggled as we attempt to work full-time from home without childcare. Our own conference calls are scheduled […]

Is Your College Student Home Unexpectedly?

Parenting right now is hard, really hard. Do you have a college student who is home now, due to the stay-at-home situation, and seems to have little direction or motivation, since their world has been turned upside down?  Don’t lose hope! Sometimes it’s easier said than done to stay positive when we don’t know what […]

A Psychologist’s Guide to Online Dating

Edward Royzman, a psychology professor at the University of Pennsylvania, asks me to list four qualities on a piece of paper: physical attractiveness, income, kindness, and fidelity. Then he gives me 200 virtual “date points” that I’m to distribute among the four traits. The more I allocate to each attribute, the more highly I supposedly […]

Wild Times – Keep Your Head Up!

We are all in this together. Remember, this will not be our ‘normal’ forever. Most of us find ourselves and our families hunkering down at home, during these uncertain times. It’s an adjustment to say the least. We are feeling a lot of things: uneasy, stressed, unbalanced and confused. It’s easy to get overwhelmed and […]

The Right Career Fit: The Path to Closing the Skills Gap

This article is part one of two in a series introducing a new feature of the Highlands Career Exploration report, coming March 2020. There is a skills gap in the American workforce. Jobs are available and recruiters are looking for talent, but increasingly they are not finding it within the ranks of new graduates from […]

Job Burnout is a Real Thing!

Do you dread going into work in the morning? Do you sit in your car in your workplace parking lot, waiting until the last moment before heading into work? Maybe you can’t wait to be back in your car, on your way home, or heading to do something you feel passionate about? If you said […]

Three Simple Steps To Beating Procrastination

There is no doubt that procrastination is a shallow grave in which life-changing opportunities are buried. Procrastination is the lack of taking action. We often prefer to do something else rather than the tasks that lead to a productive outcome. In simple terms, procrastination is a pause in the process that leads to success. It’s […]

What Is the Next Step in Your Career?

Are you stuck in a job that isn’t you? Ready for a career change, but have no idea where to start?  Or maybe you know what you’re looking for, but need a plan to get there?   If one of these 5 challenges (or others) is creating a bottleneck, keep reading! Paralyzing indecision about whether […]