March 1, 2019

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Job Search Organization

Part of a successful job search involves getting organized. The same holds true for professional development within your current organization.  A good career counselor can help you sort out the steps to put the right documents together to communicate with potential employers. The first thing is goal setting.  Be clear on the type of role […]

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February 11, 2019

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Myth of Job Security Explodes During Government Shutdown!

The recent government shutdown of 35 days leaves no doubt government jobs don’t hold the security they once did. The 800,000 workers affected suddenly found “a stable job” now high risk. (Julie Bosman New York Times January 27, 2019) Given the intensity of this wake up call, people will continue to reevaluate the government as […]

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January 28, 2019

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Use Curiosity To Open Doors In Your Career

“My favourite words are possibilities, opportunities and curiosity. I think if you are curious, you create opportunities, and then if you open the doors, you create possibilities.” – Mario Testino When we’re stuck in our work lives, it can feel like we don’t have any possibilities, any choices. This can show up as external roadblocks […]

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January 16, 2019

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Achieve Your 2019 Career Goals: Make A LOT of Mistakes

Seems like more and more of us are foregoing New Year’s resolutions. Maybe it’s because we’ve learned that resolutions, however well-intended, aren’t easy to sustain once the freshness of the new year has worn off. Or perhaps we’ve discovered that setting bite-sized goals is more effective when most of us have something we’d like to […]

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December 11, 2018

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Four Things You Can Do When Your Job is Going Well

The words "Four things you can do when your job is going well" and four icons: a pencil and paper, shaking hands, a mountain with a flag on it, and a book.

Even when your job is going well – you feel engaged, you can see opportunities for advancement, and you feel well compensated for your work – it’s important to perform what I call “ongoing career maintenance.” These are little things you can do to keep yourself primed and ready should you find yourself wanting a […]

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November 27, 2018

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We Don’t Arrive, We Grow

It’s common for any of us to become dissatisfied with work.   Whether we’re simply no longer happy or there is a longing for more meaning, it behooves us to address unhappiness at work and prevent it from spilling over to the rest of our lives. While work will never meet all our needs for personal […]

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November 16, 2018

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Skill Gaposis

Have you been diagnosed with Skill Gaposis? Hiring is moving at a fast pace in the United States. Employees looking for work have never had it so good.  There are seemingly endless opportunities everywhere, yet why is it that companies complain of skill gaps? In other words, for certain positions there is more demand for […]

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October 30, 2018

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Why I Love My Laundry Routine: The Marvels of Creating Structure, Part 2

Welcome back to Part 2 of my blog on helping yourself succeed by creating a little structure. (see Part 1)  Whether you are conducting a job search, navigating a major life and career transition or striving for more life work balance, organizing around priorities makes all the difference. Find your own rhythm and style as […]

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October 16, 2018

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Both/And Thinking in Career Change

“I’d love to start my own business, but I can’t because I don’t have any capital.” “I’d love to change careers, but I can’t because it would take too long to get the necessary skills.” Have you ever noticed how considering the plusses and minuses of a big career change can sap the motivation to […]

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October 4, 2018

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Purple Squirrels and Unicorns Need Only Apply

I have a very witty and smart client who keeps me updated on his job search with subject lines such as “Unicorns” and “Purple Squirrel sighting.” I chuckled at both because I knew, without even opening the emails, what they were about. Unicorns and purple squirrels are what many job seekers feel like they are […]

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