August 7, 2018

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The Career Timeline

A tool for teasing out your lifelong themes While I was talking to a class of counseling students about my focus on career counseling, one student asked, “You said that your desire is to help heal the world; doesn’t your corporate background lead you to guide career counseling clients into corporate America where they wouldn’thelp […]

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July 24, 2018

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How Ego Can Get in The Way of Your Career (and Life)

You’re Fired!  Career change often happens to people in an abrupt way—there is an event such as a termination or layoff.  The change event itself is momentary, usually lasting an hour to a day.  But it is the internal process of adjusting to change, dealing with shocked emotions, and managing our way forward—transition—that determines how […]

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July 12, 2018

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A Few Golden Rules of Career Transition

By Aly Anliker Here are seven of my recommended practices to follow when you find yourself in a job or career transition.  Keep your resume updated. This is important for a variety of reasons.  You never know when a great opportunity might come your way.  And you never know when your organization might restructure and […]

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June 12, 2018

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Needed: A Woman’s Voice in Workplace Relations

Menacing and toxic workplaces. We’re hearing a lot these days about some pretty harsh workplaces and the individuals, bosses and employees who build and maintain them. Most employment contracts guarantee basic civil rights and legal protections and imply our safety. Yet we’re reading about some of the worst violations ever; rape, sexual assault, and emotional […]

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May 29, 2018

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Let Go to Move Forward

Most of us have been there – in a job we hate but can’t quit. All too often it is the catch 22 of not being able to leave a job until you have another one, yet not being able to muster the energy or confidence to take on a search. It can feel like […]

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May 15, 2018

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Work, Life, and the Stories We Tell Ourselves

Telling ourselves stories is how we make sense of the world — we all do it, all the time. It’s as if our minds are on automatic story-making-up and re-telling mode. Whether it is some variation of your own history that ends in “things generally work out for me,” or “I don’t have enough time,” […]

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April 17, 2018

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Job Spotlight: Career Counselor

Do you have an absolute love of humanity and the sometimes messy work of career and personal development? Do you worry about people conducting fruitless job searches?  Does it keep you up at night? Would you rather teach people how to fish than give them a fish? These are a few of the requirements needed […]

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April 3, 2018

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The Job Search Void

It’s the time in your career transition between “getting clear about your direction” and “landing a job.” The void is when you’re typically sending out resumes, applying for jobs, trying to land interviews by connecting with your network, or interviewing—all without landing a job offer. It’s when you’re trying to get noticed but no one’s […]

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March 20, 2018

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Thinking in Opposites for Social Innovation

Photo used with permission Thinking in opposites for social innovation was the theme of this years’ Elevating Impact Summit 2018 presented by Impact Entrepreneurs, an initiative of Portland State University’s School of Business.  Now an annual event, the conference highlights new approaches to solving social, environmental and economic issues  across sectors.  The 2018 Summit challenged […]

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March 6, 2018

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Making Space in Difficult Times

  When there have been troubling situations at work (a Performance Improvement Plan, harassment, layoffs), it can be hard to find a neutral place from which to make decisions. Should you quit? Should you stick it out? Often there is a pull to take action to get the pain of the situation to stop.   While […]

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