THE NEXT VINE

Even when we’re completely fed up with our current situation and have made the decision to move on, it can be difficult to walk away when the next step isn’t clearly visible. Put another way, we fear letting go of the vine we’re swinging on until the next vine is within our reach, or even …

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Job Search TMI

A large part of a job search is marketing yourself and what you offer to potential employers.  While it’s never acceptable to knowingly lie about a qualification or purposely mislead a Recruiter into believing you have skills you don’t, you also don’t need to reveal every career misstep or your biggest faults.  Here are some …

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Show, Don’t Tell

In High School, I took a creative writing course as an elective. After all of these years, there is one piece of advice that has stuck with me, which has become central to my career coaching:    Show, don’t tell.   My teacher was not shy with the feedback.  When my homework was graded and …

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THE COURAGE TO LET GO

There comes a time when the best choice is to let go.  When we care deeply about something, however, this is a very challenging decision.  Usually, letting go comes in the form of two types: 1) we unexpectedly lose what we once had and must accept that it’s gone and beyond our control to change, …

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SINGLE-TASKING

As a Recruiter and Career Coach, I’ve read thousands of resumes over the past 15 years.  One skill that used to be a frequent buzzword on resumes was the ability to “multi-task.”  The talent of performing several activities simultaneously was a desirable characteristic.  Of course, the assumption was that tasks were also being completed effectively …

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THE GIFT YOU’RE OVERLOOKING

Criticism is defined as, “a critical observation or remark, usually unfavorable.”  While criticism comes in many forms, most agree that receiving criticism is not an enjoyable experience.   Which of the following resonates best with you?:   I consider criticism NO MATTER WHERE it comes from. I consider criticism depending on WHO it comes from. …

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Make everything a little better

What if there was something that was simple and accessible that could make everything in your life a little better? Would you do it? What if this something could lower stress, help you live longer, improve cognitive functioning, help manage your weight, enhance creativity, increase your immunity, improve your relationships, and stave off depression and …

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