CNBC U.S. Contributors

Caroline Ceniza-Levine

Cofounder, SixFigureStart

Caroline Ceniza-Levine is a career expert, writer, speaker and cofounder of SixFigureStart®, a career coaching firm comprised of former Fortune 500 recruiters. Ceniza-Levine is a coauthor (along with Donald Trump, Jack Canfield and other leading business authors) of "How the Fierce Handle Fear: Secrets to Succeeding in Challenging Times" from Two Harbors Press, 2010. Formerly in corporate HR and retained search, she has recruited for leading companies in media, financial services, consulting, technology and healthcare.


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    If we have a short-term project (e.g., get a job before severance runs out in 12 weeks) execution is relatively clear because the steps are laid out in sequential order and the short duration of the project leaves little time to lose focus.

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    One of my coaching clients should have wrapped up her search weeks ago.  But with budgets tightening, the job that she seemed poised to get may not be filled after all.  This has happened twice now in her search.