Choosing a Career Coach

The job search process continues to change at warp speed. Whether you’re in an exploration phase or ready to make a serious career transition, you can save significant time, frustration and energy by partnering with a qualified professional who can help navigate the obstacles and get you in front of the decision makers.   Here …

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10 Career Myths to Get OVER!

  Career management continues to change at warp speed. Whether or not you’re contemplating a job search, if you’re a working professional, tending to your career needs to be an ongoing process. Don’t get left behind the curve.  Here are 10 common myths about career management that can hinder your success: 1) My company will …

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NO TIME?

“I don’t have time.”   This is the universal excuse for just about everything in life.  If you listen, you’ll probably hear these words uttered at least once a day, maybe even from your own lips.   When I hear myself say, “I just don’t have time”, there is a quote that always comes to …

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4 Steps to Your Brand

A professional brand is critical to your career, whether or not you are currently in a job search.  Your brand is essentially what you are “known for” as it relates to your career. It’s the value you bring to help people or companies to be successful. STEP 1. Define Your Professional Passion Your professional passion …

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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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MILESTONES

  Have you ever read one of those books titled something like, “Forty Things to Do Before 40”?   If so, you may have ended up feeling like a slacker, very accomplished, or more likely somewhere in between.   We tend to use “age milestones” as artificial check-in points to evaluate our success in life. While …

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7 Tips to Ace the Phone Screen

Congrats!  You’ve secured a phone interview.  This could be the first step to getting the job you’ve been after.  So, what do you do next?   As with any interview, you’ll want to spend time preparing. Even though you won’t need to put on your best suit and travel to the office, the phone screen …

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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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LOL (LIVE OUT LOUD)

One of my favorite quotes is, “If you’re not willing to look stupid, nothing great is ever going to happen to you.” (Dr. Gregory House). When we are infants, we fall hundreds of times while learning to walk.  As toddlers, we proudly show off our coloring books filled with Crayola scribbles.  And as young children, …

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