How to Use Feng Shui to Get a Job


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QUESTION: I was recently laid off from a high-tech company. Can you give me any tips on improving my chances of finding a job?


ANSWER: Here is a quick list of ideas that may help the big picture…

1. Clear clutter – create space for a new job to enter….do not let that box of junk from your old desk sit there and wait for a new office….put it all away. And when you need it again, pack it up neatly and off you go. Clean your car too if it gets you to work.

2. Shine up the front door by washing it, oiling the hinges, and perhaps adding a new welcome mat, chime, or potted plant.

3. Add water element near the front door, either just inside or just outside with the intention of getting you in the flow of a good job.

4. Add red in your life. Red activates, so this may help you stay in action looking for a job and avoid the couch potato syndrome. A new red tee shirt or undies can go a long way here with the right intention.

5. Enhance the fame and reputation gua of the house AND EACH ROOM to double up on getting the spotlight on you. That would be the center back area of the home and each room from where you enter the home or room. Make a conscious effort to clean here and add the fire element (red stuff, candles, sun, fire, stars, etc.) or symbols of your fame (your picture, any awards, diplomas, etc) to any of these spots to attract that special job. Just keeping a small light on in this gua for 9 or 27 days can help.

6. It can’t hurt to get the helpful people box involved here. Take a small silver box (or envelope) and place it in the front right-hand area of the home with the intention of bringing the right help your way to find a job. Write down anybody’s name that can help you or a simple affirmation (like “I am now happily employed by the perfect company for me.”) and place it in the box.

7. If you want a more ritualistic cure, make it a point to meet 9 new people each day for 27 consecutive days…..introduce yourself to the cashier at the supermarket if you have to, but do it and you will see that special job come your way.


  • swamy April 12, 2011 at 6:30 pm

    I bought Karen’s book last year, but barely used the information mentioned in this book. I added water into my career area, and was able to get a job. Also put the name of the manager of the company I interviewed days before in helpful people section. Viola, I got a call with an offer from the same manager. I was unemployed for two months before I did this. After few months into job, I ignored and removed water from the career section. I lost that job. I was unemployed again for 3 months. I was attending many interviews, but no job offers. One day just glanced this book for career area, I realized my mistake and put the water again in my career area. Within ten days I got two offers.

    Now I need to enhance my career and take it next level.

    I am reading and adding feng shui principles in this book to more areas like prosperity, fame and health both at my house and my cubicle.

    • Lovena December 17, 2016 at 12:59 am

      Hi I am unemployed for almost 2 years . already did my bachelor degree and went for interviews as well but could not get any positive response. Plz advice how feng shui can help me find a job . thanks

      • Karen December 17, 2016 at 11:24 am

        Is ANYONE reading the blog post or my replies! I can’t say it again!!!! so sorry! Read Move Your Stuff, Change your Life book and follow it AND do all the other things in this very blog!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Sue November 4, 2011 at 8:07 am


    I am referring to the 6 th point mentioned
    the front right-hand area of the home with the intention of bringing the right help your way to find a job.

    Please advise what do you mean by right hand area of the home..

    • Karen November 4, 2011 at 11:48 pm

      When standing in the threshold of the front door, looking into your home, it would be the part of the home straight to your right as far as the house goes…so the front right hand part of the house based upon where you enter the door.

  • Cris January 3, 2012 at 10:42 pm

    My husband has been unemployed for over 6months. So im trying to enforce Feng shui. What if my right hand corner is my garage. It is not that cluttered. I also have a fountain by the front door. Please advice.
    Thanks, Cris

    • Karen January 3, 2012 at 11:11 pm

      Unfortunately, the garage counts. so good for you for having it decluttered. Work that space in each room if you have to to make up for any lacks in the house’s bagua. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • jalaja ravindran February 8, 2012 at 4:25 am

    My husband is unemployed at the moment. He is never able to stick to any job. Whatever he tries, he is unsuccessful. Kindly help. Thanks

  • lalit March 29, 2012 at 7:53 am

    i have lost my job last 6 months i am unemployed tell me some immediate tips which will work for getting me a new job

    the tips should be very effective and quick

    • Karen March 29, 2012 at 8:11 am

      Well, I think you may need to work on the front left-hand part of your home by possibly placing a symbol of a “wise” person or possibly some earth element (like a plant in dirt) because THOSE ARE the quick tips…:) Don’t believe me? Try them wtih an anticipating attitude and see! If you do it with a “this won’t do it” attitude you’ll get that outcome too so watch it!

      • AJ April 9, 2015 at 6:27 am

        Thanks for the advice. Did you mean to keep the Wise men symbol in left hand side of the home or in the career area ? I have kept a picture of one of my ex-boss who was a excellent engineer in my career area and I have also kept a earth essel with 3 liter of water and few awards in my career area and I light a oil lamp in the area in the evening. I had a good career and fame but over last 1 year things have been bad and I resigned from my job with one of the top US companies in Jan-15. Now I am looking for a good job at a senior position and have tried to use Feng Shui cure to aid my search.

        My apartment front door opens without any obstruction and I have a enclosed shoe rack right in-front of my apartment door (inside)and I have wondered if it could be obstructing energy flowing inside my home. PLease guide me.

        • Karen April 9, 2015 at 9:13 am

          Yes. Keep wise symbols in front left-hand part of home. ANd anything that does not allow doors to open fully are blocking things…

  • Rachael C May 1, 2012 at 9:48 pm

    Ok so my ex husband locked me out over 2yrs ago and since then having to move 3hrs back North towards family I have had a rough time keeping a job held down. I am very employable, have various backgrounds i can work in, went to school for business and marketing, but have worked as a bank teller and collections and sales….. I have 2 young boys i have struggled to find the perfect fit and stay there… I started using Feng Shui and began to see changes… but please I beg of you to assist me to help my family and my stress. i have a new job but they are having technical problems out of my control with their software that is prohibiting my sales and they lied to me about my rate of pay, being pushed out it feels… what can i do, sorry so long…

  • Priya May 5, 2012 at 5:04 am

    Hi Karen,
    I worked for 10 years in the profile of not that much promising. Now i am happy that i have find out my passion.I quit my corporate job 4 months before. I would like to enhance my job oppurtunities and like to become World class trainer.Same way i have to balance my personal life too. Pl advice me on how to enhance the chance of trainer job… as all my ex-colleagues / friends are telling me not to change my profile. But my heart says to go for it.
    Pl advice….

    • Karen May 5, 2012 at 12:23 pm

      Energy follows thought, and if your thoughts are that your heart wants to go for it, then I think you should follow it!

  • Rachael May 6, 2012 at 8:18 pm

    Ok back again and thank you for your valuable input I have applied everything you have mentioned thus far… my biggest fear/concern is what I have heard about with the staircase you look at right when you open your front door…. I have a new townhome which I love the location and layout and i am the middle unit in a triplex… and my right hand corner is literally my door opening to my upward staircase and to the left is my open living room…. decluttered… I am positive I added a water element and a silver box with my note… what do i do with a splace layed out like this? Please and Thank You

  • Claudia May 15, 2012 at 5:23 pm

    I have a window in almost all my rooms in the fame and reputation area. What should I do?

    • Karen May 15, 2012 at 5:48 pm

      If you see weakness in that area of life (I don’t fix what isn’t broken in your life!) then I would take the color red – like this tape that I use: and run it on top of the moulding or behind the curtain valance (in other words you can hide it!) WITH INTENTIONS of stopping your chi from exiting the room.

      • AJ April 9, 2015 at 6:36 am

        Karen, I stay in an apartment and in front of my front-door there are stair going up to the building terrace. Will it help if I put a RED tape on my door (outer side) to stop the energy from leaving my home? The other cure you had suggested is to put a crystal between the door and the stairs but it is not possible for me to put a crystal. Many thanks

        • Karen April 9, 2015 at 9:13 am

          If it is an outside staircase, I’d suggest using a mirror above the door facing it with intentions of pushing it away…stairs outside are not usually what I hang the red crystal for. It is for an inside staircase where energy is getting lost OUT the door – not coming in. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Faredoon May 25, 2012 at 6:03 am

    Can you help me please I am jobless since last 14 months. i have been giving interviews but I am not getting the job. All my investments are finished I am the only bread earner. I want the job which gives me a handsome packing, fame and Designation. I have 22 years of experience.

    • Karen May 25, 2012 at 7:28 am

      Did you do the things I suggested on the list?

  • Reshmi June 10, 2012 at 9:22 pm

    Hi Karen,

    How are you ? i am Reshmi my husband lost his job after 4 months of marriage and he unemployed for more than 3 years now i am only earning member. inbetween this 3 years he got a job and worked only for 6 months. i wanted to place the envelope but our right hand side is a wall. what to do ? and the gua of the house is the entrance of house and every room is it ? i dint get ‘center back area of the home and each room’ please please help me. i wud like to light a candle in the gua for 9 days.. is there a particular time to light it or just placing a candle wud do?

    Thanks Regards

    • Karen June 11, 2012 at 8:30 am

      It does not have to be THE CORNER , but anywhere in the front right hand area of the room or the house. (Either on will do.) And since it is a metal element, I’d not burn a candle there but instead burn it in the back center part of your home where fire rules.

  • Claudia June 13, 2012 at 1:44 pm

    Hello Karen,
    What do you mean about keeping the light in the fame and reputation area for 9 days. I love your book. I been without a job for about 4 months put in over 70 applications and nothing. I placed a small fountain inside my front door and wala I got my first call in an hour and the second call the next day. 2 interviews in two days. I havent been called back for a second interview but I was happy just getting the calls quickly after applying my cure. I am sure that i just need to focus on my fame and reputation area.

  • shyam June 16, 2012 at 4:58 am

    Dear sir/madam,

    I am a graduate unable to get a job not stable in any job permanently and the atmosphere and
    situations I face also are same. please advise me to find a better permenent job

    yours faithfully


    • Karen June 17, 2012 at 1:25 pm

      Earth element and weighted or “sill” cures specifically placed would probably be your best bet.

  • Julie June 20, 2012 at 12:19 pm

    My unemployment has run out and I am facing foreclosure. Am getting interviews, but not the offers to go with them. Any suggestions you can offer would be GREATLY appreciated!!!!
    Thanks greatly!

    • Karen June 20, 2012 at 3:53 pm

      I’m still sticking with the items I suggested in the blog post!

  • Sapra July 19, 2012 at 12:56 am

    Hi Karen

    Currently I am unemployed for 6 months and are not able to find job. I have place water fountain in north area… Please advice

    thank you

    • Karen July 23, 2012 at 2:03 pm

      If you are going by cardinal directions for your cures, you are using a different style of feng shui than I usually talk about here. My advice is to choose one style and stick with it for best results. :)Probably using “Flying Stars” style if you don’t know that you are using a different style…

  • Alla July 25, 2012 at 11:48 pm

    Dear Karen,

    Many thanks for your book, I’m so glad to have discovered it – it’s so informative and fun to read!

    You advise to enhance the Fame and Reputation area of not only house, but of each room. How could I do it in the room which takes up the Career as well as Skills and Knowledge guas of the house? I mean the element for the Career gua is water and I made sure it prevails there (in this whole room). If I start enhancing the smaller Fame area in this room with fire element, it will be doused by the water of the Career gua of the house. Is it not enough to just work with the bigger bagua- the one of the total house?

    Just one more question. In your book you advise to have no more than 3 names in the silver box in the Helpful People area at any given time. What if there are 3 people in my family and we are all going through a decisive period now – we all need help from people at this very time. Can we put 3 names each? Or can we put 3 silvery boxes with up to 3 names there?

    Many thanks in advance Karen and have a nice day.


    • Karen July 26, 2012 at 11:18 am

      Your intentions make the difference when placing items in guas for rooms and house…they will not interfere “IF they know” what bagua they are pertaining to…and sure, each one of you could have your own HP box for you individual needs. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Mini September 8, 2012 at 3:31 am

    right hand sid of my front door is wall..pls help

    • Karen September 24, 2012 at 3:04 pm

      You just happen to be entering into the helpful people gua itself…the ENTIRE 1/9th of the home or room is the helpful people gua, so stop thinking of it as the EXACT CORNER where two walls come together…change your perspective to the whole one ninth, OK?

  • MeghaS September 20, 2012 at 7:39 am

    Hi Karen,

    Thank you for your advice. It helped me immensely.

    I just wanted to know if we should discard the silver envelope (with the affirmation note in it), once we find the job – or should we continue keeping it?

    Will appreciate your advice.

    Thank you.

    Warm regards,

    • Karen September 20, 2012 at 8:02 am

      Feel free to reuse it!

  • Claudia September 26, 2012 at 2:00 pm

    Hi Karen,
    I have a question. I been unemployed for 6 moths and i have added the cures mentioned above. Part of my carrer bagua is my stairs case and part of it is in the pantry.In the pantry I added a green and black contact paper on one of the shelfs becuase of my square tiles. My question is I have a toddler at home so I do have two gates on the staircase and one in my hall leading to the stairs. Do you think these gates are blocking my energy. I am in desperate need of help.

    • Karen September 28, 2012 at 4:01 pm

      Well, everything depends on how it feels, how you interact with it, etc. so I’m not 100% sure, but I have seen people have temporary things like that and not be too negatively affected…hope that helps. Sorry to not be more help…just need more info which, unfortunately, this is not the venue for…work each room and make sure front door area inside and out is “the happiest place on earth!”

  • Claudia September 26, 2012 at 2:01 pm

    I forgot to mention I have picture of my kids on the wall leading upstairs and on the wall in the hallway.

  • Sumit December 23, 2012 at 12:58 pm

    Hi Karen,

    I am a Marketing professional and iam unemployes right now. I have found lot of jobs and i have given lots of interviews but nothing going in positive direction . pls tel what can i do to get the job i wanted and that to quickly.


    • Karen January 3, 2013 at 4:00 pm

      Do the things in the blog post and also write each day how your day goes as if you are in the perfect job- all the while feeling it in your body like it is true what you are writing. That’s a start anyway. You must practice feeling confident – about 3 times a day minimum – to build proper energies that will work for you. Turn on your imagination and FEEL IT!

  • Chrisi January 3, 2013 at 9:21 pm

    Hi Karen, Just reading this and you suggest placing a picture of a wise person, or plant with dirt on the front left hand corner of the house. Unfortunately it is a wall to my bedroom. Is it okay to place the plant outside the entrance door on the left hand corner

    • Karen January 3, 2013 at 9:36 pm

      When I say CORNER, I mean the front left one ninth of your house – not the exact teeny corner, ok? ๐Ÿ™‚

  • vs January 15, 2013 at 7:05 am

    Please don’t publish my mail.

    I am jobless for last two years. Though technically qualified, I had to leave the job for personal reasons. till now, I could not re join. my dob is 27.051966 and I live in east facing flat.I have put water plants and lucky bamboo in the right (while looking out of the house) in the front room window. could you please help me?

    • Karen January 15, 2013 at 8:39 am

      I would suggest working with a consultant who specializes in Flying Stars style feng shui if you wish to use the directions and birth date information. There are several styles of feng shui – some use directions and some don’t. So, take note of that and make changes accordingly.
      MY, quick turnaround non-compass style tip today would be to do the things I suggest in the blog post and to find some charity organization that literally goes out and feeds people (as in gives food to people in a park or something like that) and start donating your time “in the field” feeding people – like, at LEAST once a week. Don’t give money, give your time, arms and legs and actually feed people. This is one of the fastest ways to build good karma, build personal chi and merit AND stop the chronic negative thinking about your job situation.

      Please report back. You will see a shift in less than 45 days I predict. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Gail McD February 1, 2013 at 4:29 pm

    Hi Karen,

    I have been off work for 2 years as l had an accident at work, Now l am ready and well enough to return to work unfortunatly my employer does not want me back, as l am a risk, so l have to find another work place. Can you advise me what l need to do to help attract the right employer to me and another job. I have recently sold my home and have bough back in my home town which is where l will stay permantly. Thankyou for your time reading this letter
    Kind regards
    Gail mcD .

    • Karen February 3, 2013 at 4:24 pm

      Without additional information, I’d say to follow all the advice in this post and replies! You can do it if you believe you can!!

  • faris February 23, 2013 at 12:47 pm

    Hi karen.i have been trying to go to US since more than a year now but everytime some problem turns up so i decided to stay back and look for some good jobs.i have applied at a lot of places but nothing helped can u please advice on what to do

    • Karen February 25, 2013 at 8:49 am

      Have you done all the things I recommend on this list? I get this questions a lot and no one has ever said that they did all these things first! Let me know!

  • Sisira March 1, 2013 at 8:24 pm

    After 20 years of work I have opted for voluntary retirement offered by my former employer.There after I was not employed for long time.Though I found a new place few months back the employment is not secure. What advice you could provide?

    • Karen March 1, 2013 at 9:23 pm

      If you are looking for feng shui advice, find someone in your neighborhood who practices feng shui and have them over! I do telephone consultations, but if there’s someone local, and you’ve heard they get results, that’s a good bet!

  • Appes April 4, 2013 at 4:40 pm

    Hi Karan when you say right hand side of the door does it mean while entering the door or while going out. Pls help.

    • Karen April 13, 2013 at 3:54 pm

      When you are standing in the threshold looking IN.

  • Sarayu March 14, 2014 at 9:41 am


    I have been unemployed for more than a year now. Can you please help me. When I stand on the threshold and look inside the house there is a bathroom on the right side corner of the house. From what I read that is the career area, what can I do to enhance the place. Also the left side leads to the basement and has steps what I mean is so when I look inside the wall is small left side stair case leading down and right side a bathroom. Can you please help with any tips. My DOB 07/05/74

    • Karen March 14, 2014 at 10:06 am

      give me something spicy and fun to catch my eye when I enter the home – so much so that I don’t even notice the steps and bathroom – which hopefully you can close doors to them or else run red lines across the entry points. (possibly above the door moulding?)
      hope that helps.

  • Sarayu March 14, 2014 at 10:49 am

    Thanks so much for your immediate response. Can I place a living plant between the bathroom and the stairs, does that help. Can you please tell me what else I can do. I just finished cleaning the doors and the walkway per ur advice what else should I do?

  • Drewn March 19, 2014 at 6:47 pm

    My home faces North, my bedroom is the SE area of the house I want to move my bed around but I have 2 choices;
    1. On the north wall where there is 2 bathrooms on the otherside of wall
    2. On the East wall where I should not have my head facing.
    Is there a cure to do. Which wall is better? Right now its on the East wall I am not having much job hunting luck?

    • Karen March 20, 2014 at 1:15 pm

      Answering this with the style of feng shui that I practice would not be helpful.I’d recommend asking someone who practices a compass style of feng shui. This is like asking a surgeon which acupuncture point will help your sore arm…get it? There are many styles of feng shui and my website is dedicated to mostly a non-compass style of feng shui called “BTB” or “black hat sect” style. ๐Ÿ™‚ You might google “flying stars” and see if there’s someone that resonates with you that can help answer your questions.

  • Claudia November 7, 2014 at 5:48 pm

    my house faces west, red door with shinny dornob , storm door as well. Recently bought lucky bamboo and is in the kitchen. My husband lost his job a week ago. What can I do to get him a job quickly?…

    • Karen March 13, 2015 at 11:21 am

      follow these tips! that simple!

  • vidzzz January 8, 2015 at 9:49 pm

    Hey Karen,
    my husband is looking for a better job since age. He is highly frustrated with it.
    When I enter the house there is a windowand I face east but lil towards north. The kitchen n bedroom is to the right of the entrance. Can u plz guide me.WE both r looking for career stability

    • Karen March 13, 2015 at 11:17 am

      make sure all furniture legs are squared and level and anything else that might not feel, seem or look stable – get it STABLE to add to the stable energy in your home to attract more of it.

  • jane January 25, 2015 at 8:22 pm

    Hello. I have a job and I am greatful. But my husband just don’t seem to all that motivated to look for a job. I ask him everyday. And there is always an excuse. The thing is he has the necessary tool to get a good paying job but I am suspecting he is just don’t wanna work. Is there anything I can do to get him motivated? He sits behind computer a lot for gaming. I am out of ways. Pls help me.

    • Karen March 13, 2015 at 11:12 am

      work on your spiritual energy body in such ways as meditation and the like…concentrate on receiving discernment. You surely can’t change someone if it is not their destiny, but you can change your viewpoint and possibly that will give you hints as to how to treat this situation…moving objects and enhancing the fame and reputation gua, the skills and knowledge gua and the helpful people guas (a three harmonies cure) will be the best bet I believe for your situation…hope that helps.

  • smitha sanjay February 28, 2015 at 11:04 pm

    dear mam,
    i am searching for a good job. please can you tell me the tips to get a good job. my DOB 20/08/1983. now i am working but no benefit. i need a good job please help me.

    thanking you
    smitha sanjay

    • Karen March 1, 2015 at 10:42 pm

      These 7 tips are a great generic start for anyone looking for a new or better job or position. These are what I recommend to someone when I do not have access to their home for a one-on-one consultation or a telephone consultation, etc. Start with these and I’m sure you’ll see some changes…you do not need to concern yourself with birth dates to start the energies flowing for you. Good luck:)

  • Cmaca April 4, 2015 at 3:13 am

    I am about to apply for the job of my dreams. I am employed but not have much luck trying to get a better job.
    I would love you advise.
    I love my home, but has both the back and front doors being glass, mostly mirrored and opening out?
    Any cures??

    Thanking very much for you help.

  • Nisha April 16, 2015 at 11:03 pm


    I left job in jan 2015 .I got many job offers but I can’t also I am not getting any job offers.please suggest me any fengshui tips to help me get job.

    • Karen April 24, 2015 at 11:17 am

      That’s exactly what this article is all about!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Brie April 22, 2015 at 9:38 am

    I have been unemployed for 5 years. I live with a family member so I do not have my own place to apply cures as the person home is decorated as they wish, which does not follow feng shui principles. Please tell me what I can do personally or wear to enhance my chances of getting a good job so that I will be able to save money and move from this position of heing *stuck*. I feel like the longer I stay, the *spirit of poverty* will befall me. HELP QUICK. Please…Thank you.

    • Karen April 22, 2015 at 2:38 pm

      Step 6 – the Helpful People Box can work magic for you…and you can work feng shui on your bed, or your bedroom, or your dresser top – whatever you are in charge of in that home. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Ruchita May 6, 2015 at 12:25 pm

    Hi Karen,

    A dear friend of mine is facing severe disconnects with his boss and is extremely stressed. He fears he is at a risk of being fired. he has a tough marriage and a differently abled daughter with huge financial challenges. Please advice

    • Karen May 6, 2015 at 2:39 pm

      Have him CONNECT everything that is possible of needing connecting…plugs in sockets, to symbolically reconnect with boss…and also have him check all watches and clocks and make sure they are all working and “on time.”

  • josephine May 10, 2015 at 4:49 pm

    Hi Ms.Karen… I have big difficulties right now in all aspects of my life. I really don’t know what is happening. I know there is something wrong. I am nearly believe that someone is cursing me,i don’t know. 5 months now that I been searching for job but still zero. Financially broken. Family problem occured. Case from the bank is on the line. Ms.Karen please help. I really need someone who can teach me to turn this negative things to positive. Please

  • josephine May 10, 2015 at 5:51 pm

    Hi Ms.Karenโ€ฆ I have big difficulties right now in all aspects of my life. I really donโ€™t know what is happening. I know there is something wrong. I am nearly believe that someone is cursing me,i donโ€™t know. 5 months now that I been searching for job but still zero. Financially broken. Family problem occured. Case from the bank is on the line. Ms.Karen please help. I really need someone who can teach me to turn this negative things to positive. Please

    • Karen May 13, 2015 at 9:26 am

      mediatate more if you think you are being cursed to strengthen your personal energies and fix anything that is broken in your home to get rid of being financially broken energy. And of course, do the list above!

  • yasmin May 13, 2015 at 3:54 am

    hi,no job for the past stability in my career for the past ten years.i am struggling too much in my married life ,plz help me with job i tried in the ministry dis march bt no call yet.i have applied in many places but i dont get any calls or help from any far i have struggle so much plz help me with the ministry job i have applied as a receptionist cum telephone operator job in oman of my friend is trying for me,he is a chief in the ministry so plz i need dis job ,thanks

    • Karen May 13, 2015 at 7:49 am

      I repeatedly receive requests for help from people who do not have a job from this blog post. Yet, not one of them has said, “I have done everything on your list like 6 weeks ago and still not results.” MAYBE if I have heard that I might be inclined to give another answer, but I stand by my list to start with. I think the problem is that some people are so energetically blocked by their own self sabotaging thoughts, they would not recognize an opportunity if it bit them on the nose! And that, my friends, is why there is no job. You may be too focused on what everyone sele has, and what you don’t have and are actually missing the opportunities that are all around you.

  • Ali I May 14, 2015 at 11:10 am

    Thank you, Karen, for inviting me into this blog, i would emphasize on saying that have done everything on list you added, in this case i guess we have to recall the ‘to do list’ and see if we really did follow through, now the fame and reputation area is south element fire number 9, are traditional cures have more grounded effects then annual star as suggested till feb 8 2016, star#9 is located at front right end

    • Karen May 15, 2015 at 10:20 am

      Just to be clear – you are mixing more than one style of feng shui with what you are saying…I recommend choosing one style and going with it. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • sharmila June 3, 2015 at 1:03 am

    My husband is searching for a job for last 5 months ..but till now a job didnot come on the way. My maindoor is to north. I have placed a moneyplant inside in a waterbowl on right side wall where my door opens & money plant in pot with soil outside right side. Both right side is whn facing inside the home. Please tell me is it correct what i did. Fully worried for my husband please help me.

    • sharmila June 3, 2015 at 1:09 am

      Please give me a reply karen. Am waiting to know what i should do. i have hanged a chime with 4 rod in the entrance is it good. The money plant in water is in a glass bowl ie small round fish tank in the right side to wall where my door opens while entering & the potted money plant is outside left to the maindoor when going out.should i change anything.

      • Karen June 3, 2015 at 9:43 am

        Everything is relative and not necessarily all about the career gua for a job, so if you are not getting results (give it 6 weeks) then change something else…that’s about all I can say without seeing the place! Keep experimenting!

  • uma rai June 21, 2015 at 7:36 am

    I have completed my post graduation but yet am unable yo clear any job based exams . I feel utterly depressed ,please suggest what will work for me.

    • Karen June 21, 2015 at 9:00 am

      FEELING that way can work against you. I would suggest pretending that you passed the exams for at lest 15 minutes a day…can be all at once or multiple “pretend sessions.” What would you do, how would you feel, what would you say to others, what would you say to yourself if you did pass? This technique is in my Make a Shift, Change Your Life book (not Move Your Stuff, Change Your Life)
      And since you said “depressed” I’d suggest surrounding yourself with more “up stuff” like clouds, birds, sky, sun, etc symbols and possibly more uplights.
      Then work your skills and knowledge area which is front left part of home and rooms.
      Good luck.

  • uma rai June 21, 2015 at 9:44 pm

    Thank u

  • pooh July 11, 2015 at 5:52 am

    mam i am working in a hospital as a clinical lab manager for 7 years, now want to join a better institute in town.hav given interviews but my name is in waiting list how do i improve my chances of getting a job either in that institute or get a job abroad …….. plz help

    • Karen July 14, 2015 at 8:23 am

      did you do all the things I recommended in this blog post? If not, just do them. If you need to do something specific to attract a job abroad, lace a reminder, map or picture of that other country in the front right-hand part of your room or home. These are good cures for getting a job — so just do them and see what happens! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Kim July 30, 2015 at 4:52 am

    Hi Karen

    For water element what type of material should I buy, like made of clay, metal or?

    Please advise.


    • Karen July 30, 2015 at 9:57 am

      crystal, mirrors, actual water, glass, free-form shaped objects, black and dark blue colors

  • Babi August 12, 2015 at 8:42 pm

    Hi there, I have been looking for full time work for over 3 years, at this moment I am so depressed I stop applying, can you give me any advice. My bathroom is in the right hand side of my home when looking out. And the kitchen is on the left hand size. Please help.thank you

    • Karen August 13, 2015 at 9:51 am

      spend at least 30 minutes per day imagining that you are in the perfect job for you. Write down how it feels (what you see, what you say to yourself in this awesome job, etc.) to be in that job in a journal after imagining it for a full 30 minutes. You’ve got to break the negative thought pattern that is keeping the no job attraction heading your way…

  • sheryl August 26, 2015 at 10:23 pm

    im employed in the government for now but still a contractual employee.,.what should i do to encourage the HR manager to help me be a regular employee.,.thanks

  • Kim August 31, 2015 at 6:37 pm

    Hi Karen, after read the above article I had place an envelope with a paper wrote the name of the company and interviewer at the right-hand area of my house and I got the job! I also add some red in my life! Thank you very much.

    May I check with you do I still continue to place the envelope at the right-hand area of my home since I have already found a job?


    • Karen August 31, 2015 at 6:49 pm

      You might change it to something like “my boss and coworkers are always helpful to me! or something like that to further retain what you’ve got going there…and Congratulations!

  • Biji September 1, 2015 at 3:21 am

    Hi Karen,

    The right hand area of my front door is a toilet. Where shall I keep the envelop / silver box with name of helpful people to get the right job. Kindly advise.

    • Karen September 1, 2015 at 7:57 am

      the front right-hand part of your desk, a room, your office…there are overlapping baguas everywhere – just use where you sit at a desk or enter a space to discover them!

  • Jeannette September 1, 2015 at 8:19 am

    Hi Karen, I just love your books (got them in April), but I’m not sure what I might be doing wrong. I’ve been unemployed a little over 2 years, and have a lot to offer. I’ve applied for everything that I know I would be great at (and qualified to do), but nothing ever materialized in terms of getting interviews. After reading your blogs and implementing the changes, adding red, helpful people box, improving my career area I finally got two interviews. Both great places, and before the interviews I added their names to the helpful people box, and each helpful people zone (on red paper), I even wrote their names on pink paper and added it to the relationship section of each room.

    Interview days, wore hidden red, and wore blue suits and used the orange slices. It worked!! I was asked by both places to come back 2nd and then 3rd interviews. I even added their names on pink paper in the relationship section of each room, and on red paper to each helpful people section of each room.

    Each third interview was with a committee and the person who wanted to hire me was over ruled by one person on one of the jobs (for something that was not even required for the position), and the other one well a month later and no response. I did the mandatory thank you’s after every single contact so I know, that’s not my problem. I think my problem seems to be committee interviews as one person always has a mission and so its not really directed at me, they just want their own way. I had a great interview last year, but the final was with a committee and one person on the panel had a friend she wanted to get the job. I found out after they strung me along for some months. What I did learn is to keep looking and think mentally its their loss. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Anyway, I want to say your advice works and thank you for helping me get these two interviews (however, it’s died down again and nothing is moving)

    I also know I’m qualified, because in almost every interview last year and with these two I made it all the way to the third interview. I’m not depressed but I truthfully don’t know what else to do at this point to get that “we want to hire you mode”. I mean, I get all the way to third interview then get shot down because someone on the committee wants to be the naysayer and has a personal agenda. The funny thing is, in each committee situation they don’t even work in the field they’re just people who want to be involved in the decision process.

    By the way, none of these are big time jobs, so I’m not sure why this committee requirement is necessary.

    Any suggestion on how to win over all committee members would be greatly appreciated.

  • Karen September 1, 2015 at 8:58 am

    I’m going to use your very words to show everyone how my mind works: hopefully it will help future readers of this post!:

    “the person who wanted to hire me was OVER ruled by one person” – look for places where picture of you in your home are lower than others…move yourself up.

    “and the other one well a month later and no response” – activate your phone with red – this used to be the red ties around the cord in the good ol’ days of cords, so perhaps place something red on your cell phone to activate it for positive incoming calls that bring your prosperity. ๐Ÿ™‚

    ” (however, itโ€™s died down again and nothing is moving)” – the classic traditional cure of a moving object is needed somewhere…look for stuck-feeling spots…

    I am also curious as to what your work space looks like. If it at all looks weak (too cluttered, not enough space or room, or it is in an unempowering position, then get that changed.

    Hope that helps everyone! Write down how you feel the process is going and then go back and look for the clues with the words you chose like this!

    • Jeannette September 8, 2015 at 6:25 am

      Thank you Karen!

      I have new interview today, and when I get home I’ll go around and fix what you recommended. My work space is probably the only part I cannot fix because there is no enough room in my apartment for anything. I set it up nice, and it has no clutter. I hung a picture with a horizon over my little desk, and placed a mirror to compensate for the fact that I cannot move the table around to face the door. I had a real desk but had to give it away when I moved here a few years ago because it did not fit.

      Thank you again. When this financial faze is over, my first priority will be a consultation because I need help in a few other areas in my life too.


  • Ellora September 30, 2015 at 11:56 pm

    I am looking for a job in govt sector for about one year, and each time I m missing the oppurtunities by an inch. i have a small garden right in front of my house, and a few stairs leads to my entrance which is covered by glass. Please suggest ways to improve my surroundings so that I can attract chi near me which will help me to find my dream job.
    Please help me out!

    • Karen November 8, 2015 at 10:41 pm

      Look for ANYTHING that should be aligned perfectly in your home and in your yard that is off by just a little and make it perfectly align…nothing “off by an inch” for you my dear!

  • Prreethi Mahadeva January 25, 2016 at 11:51 pm

    Hi Karen,
    I am unemployed for 1.5yrs now. I am well qualified but for personal reasons had to leave the lucrative job and am trying for a job without any luck. It’s killing my confidence level and can’t keep myself or my family happy. please advise me with my professional life and money wise.
    Thanks a lot in advance.

    • Karen January 26, 2016 at 8:33 am

      I’m hoping you follow the tips in this article – especially the meeting new people and introducing yourself part…I believe it will be the most important one for you given the lack of confidence comment. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Sudha February 12, 2016 at 11:59 pm

    Hi Karen
    My husband is looking for job since one year.He is not getting job interview call if gets he does well but when time for appointment he is not getting offer letter.
    Can you help him please

  • Sharon April 3, 2016 at 1:51 pm

    Hi Karen my first right is our office as i look in from my threshold, then our family room and the room in the back is our sunroom. So would it be the first room on the right(office)?

    • Karen April 4, 2016 at 10:52 am

      sounds like it ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Tres April 4, 2016 at 2:03 am

    Sitting here with a laughter!
    Just realized my problem.
    I have a bowl of running water i my careercorner, put it there a few months back. And it worked, short time after!
    BUT, the sound of it ANNOYS the heck out of me. So, what has happened? Well, my new job ANNOYS the heck out of me. ๐Ÿ˜€ Of course!
    I’ll better go and replace it immediately.
    Thanks for your work! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Karen April 4, 2016 at 8:00 am

      Boom! now THAT’S how you connect your living space to your life and then make a change to rebalance!

  • Sahani April 18, 2016 at 10:26 pm

    Hiii..Kareen.. my boyfriend is 21 and he has a job.. but his dream job is to join apple company.. soo he applied for it. how to get it? any tips would be helpful..he love apple products soo muchhhh and waiting for them to call him..

  • Ranoo April 20, 2016 at 11:56 am

    Hi Karen,

    Its been 9 months of my unemployment and I have been looking for a job since then, but not able to find a single one. I really wanna get into this one company and Fortunately I saw a job vacancy and applied for it today. Now Please help me to grab this opportunity. I so want to get a permanent job and earned a decent salary.

    • Karen April 20, 2016 at 9:31 pm

      Chapter 6 of Move Your Stuff has a bunch of ideas…I’m thinking that he could put his name or picture attached to an Apple product and place it in the front right-hand part of his desk. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • kp mukesh kumar singh May 6, 2016 at 6:39 pm

    DEAR KAREN NAMASTE TO YOU,i am in a big problem. I m not getting any job related to my field of degree from the last 6 month since i left my first job in sep 2016 due to health issues..I m an Elec Engineer. please help me i m the only bread earner of my family.
    The big problem is that i m not at my home i m wondering here n there for job searching.Now i m at my relatives home then how should i implement all this tips to others house..pls help me

    • Karen May 8, 2016 at 4:47 pm

      Yes, you can use feng shui wherever you go. BE very mindful of your intentions – visualize that you have the right job for you onw when you place objects in your environment, as that propels things much faster…:)

  • Preeti August 6, 2016 at 5:17 am

    Hi karen. I m ร  fresher from teaching course. Not getting any opportunitรฉs since one year. Kindly help me seek a good job. Or get a call from thรฉ school i wish to join.

  • Preeti August 8, 2016 at 10:45 am

    Hi karen. Kindly suggest me how can i seek job in teaching field. I m a fresher.

    • Karen August 8, 2016 at 1:10 pm

      I’m not sure what you are really saying but I would suggest reading my book Move Your Stuff, Change Your Life or simply doing the things I say in this article on how to attract the job for you. Give it 6 weeks and then let me know how it goes…Sorry I could not be more helpful…

  • Gargi. Chakraborty August 11, 2016 at 10:21 am

    Dear Karen,
    I m a working woman last ten years. BT I m not satisfied with the job. I m trying for new job last ten years. BT can’t get anymore. So became depressed day by day. Please suggest some tips for me.

    • Karen August 11, 2016 at 12:40 pm

      Did you read the tips in the blog post? Did you DO the tips in the blog post? That’s where I’d start!

  • PS August 15, 2016 at 8:43 am

    Dear Karen,

    Thank You for helping everyone with your great advice!
    I have been looking for a job since the past six months but no luck. I have given 6-7 interview but did not receive any job offer. can I put t a silver box, bamboo good luck plant and a water fountain in the career area all at the same time? Also, can I pot a wooden box painted with silver paint?
    Can I put an affirmative statement with a person’s name in it?

    Looking forward to hearing from you

    • Karen December 16, 2016 at 5:28 am

      The more you give strong intentions daily for the perfect job and how it looks and feels in your life, the better! So go for it!

  • PT August 29, 2016 at 6:10 am


    I have been without a job for past seven months. At the same time, past five years I have not had a steady job. Please help me. Please correct if my below understanding is correct that will help to bring in job offers:

    1. clear the clutter in the house
    2. clean the front door
    3. enhance the career with water element.
    4. place the envelope with a positive note everyday mentioning that people have helped you in your job

    Please correct my above understanding. Please let me know if anything else is required. I have few below questions:

    1. With regard to the water element, I am planning to buy woodstock water bell fountain of copper bowl formamazon. Please let me know where should this fountain be placed. Let me give the position of my house –

    – my door is facing the North. that is if I stand inside the house my door faces the North. When I enter my house, the right side is dining room and the left side is living room. The staircase is exactly in front of the main door. I am staying in a townhouse end unit. Please let me know where I should place the water fountain.

    I have not understood the below point –

    1.Enhance the fame and reputation gua of the house AND EACH ROOM to double up on getting the spotlight on you. That would be the center back area of the home and each room from where you enter the home or room. Make a conscious effort to clean here and add the fire element (red stuff, candles, sun, fire, stars, etc.) or symbols of your fame (your picture, any awards, diplomas, etc) to any of these spots to attract that special job. Just keeping a small light on in this gua for 9 or 27 days can help.

    2. Take a small silver box (or envelope) and place it in the front right-hand area of the home with the intention of bringing the right help your way to find a job. Write down anybodyโ€™s name that can help you or a simple affirmation (like โ€œI am now happily employed by the perfect company for me.โ€) and place it in the box.

    Let me know if I can keep such envelope in my bedroom on the right side when entering the bedroom. Also let me know if I have to write it everyday and place it in the same envelope ?

    Thank you,

    • Karen December 16, 2016 at 5:27 am

      1. With regard to the water element, I am planning to buy woodstock water bell fountain of copper bowl formamazon. Please let me know where should this fountain be placed. Let me give the position of my house โ€“ JUST PLACE IT INSIDE THE FRONT DOOR

      โ€“ my door is facing the North. that is if I stand inside the house my door faces the North. When I enter my house, the right side is dining room and the left side is living room. The staircase is exactly in front of the main door. HANG A 40 MM ROUND GLASS CRYSTAL BETWEEN THE DOOR AND STAIRCASE I am staying in a townhouse end unit. Please let me know where I should place the water fountain.

      I have not understood the below point โ€“

      1.Enhance the fame and reputation gua of the house AND EACH ROOM to double up on getting the spotlight on you. That would be the center back area of the home and each room from where you enter the home or room. Make a conscious effort to clean here and add the fire element (red stuff, candles, sun, fire, stars, etc.) or symbols of your fame (your picture, any awards, diplomas, etc) to any of these spots to attract that special job. Just keeping a small light on in this gua for 9 or 27 days can help.PERHAPS READ MY BOOK MOVE YOUR STUFF CHANGE YOUR LIFE? NOT SURE WHAT ELSE TO SAY BUT THAT IS A COMMON PLACE TO WORK FOR THIS.

      2. Take a small silver box (or envelope) and place it in the front right-hand area of the home with the intention of bringing the right help your way to find a job. Write down anybodyโ€™s name that can help you or a simple affirmation (like โ€œI am now happily employed by the perfect company for me.โ€) and place it in the box.

      Let me know if I can keep such envelope in my bedroom on the right side when entering the bedroom. YES Also let me know if I have to write it everyday and place it in the same envelope ?
      Not necessary but if you’d like to write down how your ultimate day goes each day like a dream diary, that is great for energy gathering!! ๐Ÿ™‚ Karen

  • Yas September 14, 2016 at 1:55 pm

    We need help. My husband was downsized 4 months ago. We have tried many feng shui cures but nothing is working. He has applied for over 50 job postings, but very few leads have come in. If he gets an interview, he rarely gets a call back. He is (was) a senior, regional manager. He has a good business appearance and is very professional. Our home is tidy and clean. I make an effort to declutter on a regular basis. We are at our wits ends. Any help is welcome and very much appreciated. Thank you.

    • Karen December 16, 2016 at 5:23 am

      If no or few leads are coming in, there’s something wrong with the feng shui between the street and your front door…take a look and see how you can make it more inviting and available.

  • Bindu Mohite October 3, 2016 at 4:40 am

    Hello Ms.Karen
    My husband was hiven a retrenchment letter in the month of september 2016. We are living in muscat oman Situation the whole country is also having economic jib instability.
    i have decluttered the helpful area and will be lighting a lamp for 9 days daily.
    should i write the name of the companies whete he will be going for interview n interviewed already in a simple white envelope or red envelope.
    And i m also going to place the 3 wise men in the wise men cornerin the extreme left corner of our hall.
    in the north area we have a small gallery n door.
    What can i do for that.
    3rdly i have 6 cats too. So the cat things like food n water have been kept in the south area.
    What shd i do more to hekp my husband get a new job.
    pls. Suggest. Thnk u in advance

    • Karen December 16, 2016 at 5:22 am

      I’m always a fan of having that person meet 27 people for 27 days in a row…it really gathers the “meeting” ch’i. Good job on what’ you’ve done…Sorry for the late reply I was out of the country…I’m wishing you well as I’ll bet your work has paid off already. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Ankita November 8, 2016 at 9:52 pm

    Hi karen,
    I hve a masted degree from us. I am looking for a job from the past 6 months but no success. I am a fresher with no work experience. I am able to get interview calls but get rejected in final rounds. I am really disappointed. Kindly help. Nikhita

  • Jaya gangwani December 14, 2016 at 10:54 am

    Hi please help
    I lost my job due to my health
    Everything was fine when i was working i was achiving my target my manager’s were happy with my work. My personal life was good but suddenly everything changed in september i felt sick , problem started in personal life my company fired me please help my date of birth is 13 /8/1992

    • Karen December 16, 2016 at 5:20 am

      I’m just going to keep saying it, After doing as much as you can do from my Move Your Stuff, Change Your Life book, go out and introduce yourself to 27 people a day for 27 days. There’s really not much I can do with such little information. If you’ve got clutter, join my Decluttering Bootcamp that starts January 9, 2017 If you don’t have clutter and have done all you can do from Move Your Stuff, read and work the things I recommend that seem appropriate to you from my second book Make A Shift, Change Your Life
      And if you want a full-on consultation for a custom plan to change your life, go here:

      That’s really all I can do with this information ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Bobby Tan December 15, 2016 at 10:47 pm

    Hi Karen, I am 58 in January 2017 and will be out of job by 17 January 2017. It was very difficult to look for job for the past two years as I wrote in to many and no response. In what way can I boost my chance of getting a job interview?

    Thank you for the help.

    • Karen December 16, 2016 at 5:16 am

      After doing as much as you can do from my Move Your Stuff, Change Your Life book, go out and introduce yourself to 27 people a day for 27 days.

  • Sindu December 22, 2016 at 12:15 pm

    Hi karen,

    The right part of my home is the guest bathroom and it happens to be north.what do i do.I lost my job recently.

  • Shri Gadiraju January 19, 2017 at 11:20 am

    Hello Karen. I have been practicing feng shui for years now.
    My husband lost his job 3 months ago. we have done the dream diary, done all the basic cures you have mentioned in this post. still no luck.
    anything you can suggest to take it up a notch?

    • Karen January 19, 2017 at 11:29 am

      Has your husband done the “introduce yourself to 27 people a day for 27 days” cure yet? That’s what I’d recommend. :0

  • Yogesh Chandra February 21, 2017 at 10:56 am

    Hi Karen, I am in deep distress because my only son left a very poor job in Mumbai to pursue MBA ( Marketing) in Dubai to improve his prospects and get campus placement but after passing out since last 1 year he his trying sincerely but no luck at all . He do gets interview but no job. I am retired since 2012 cant help him much . He is getting hopeless . What shall we do – we have not much idea of Feng Shui . Please guide us through our bad / trying times.

    • Karen February 21, 2017 at 11:03 am

      I just never know what to say to these requests…Please follow the outlined list and then tell me what happens:) That is literally waht I would say to do. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Natalia March 16, 2017 at 7:41 pm

    Hi Karen,

    If I place a vase with water (on the inside) at the right hand corner of my front door. Would this be beneficial? Or does the water have to be flowing? Also I was thinking of putting red pebbles at the bottom of the vase. Looking forward to your reply. Thank you.

    • karen March 17, 2017 at 4:49 am

      there’s only one way to find out – do it! I don’t know what else you have there to know for sure but it would not hurt – and no, it doesn’t USUALLY have to be flowing!

  • Natalia March 17, 2017 at 5:02 pm

    Thank you for your response. I will try it and see! ๐Ÿ˜Š

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