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The Fable of Mostofus: The Blind Shepherd Gets New Work

November 29, 2016

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Once upon a time, there was a blind shepherd, Mostofus, that had mastered knowledge of his flock and his pastures even without benefit of sight. He was so successful that he actually became bored. It was time to move out of the mountains of Oldwork and find greener pastures. So, he decided to sell his […]

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Know Your Career Phase

October 18, 2016

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“Wisdom consists in knowing one’s place in any given cycle, and what kinds of action (or restraint of action) are appropriate for that phase.” – Richard Heinberg  The natural world gives us good cues about cycles.  The change of seasons, tides and phases of the moon are among the reliable processes that our ancestors were […]

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Criminal and Career Recidivism

September 9, 2016

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Are you a career recidivist? Do you sometimes feel like you’ve returned to searching for work too many times? More times than is necessary? You may be right and the solution doesn’t lie in better networking or reworking your resume for the 34th time. It has to do with your professional identity…..or lack of it. […]

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Body Language Tips for Better Work Communication

August 24, 2016

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While at work, job hunting, or interviewing for a position, you probably give a lot of thought to what you say and wear. These are important to think about and prepare for. However, what may be even more important is what you are communicating non-verbally through your body language. In fact, a widely-cited study found […]

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What’s Missing? Find Your Link to Career Satisfaction

August 18, 2015

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Would you like to have a job that fits? We spend so much time there. How can you afford to waste it on non-fulfilling experiences, let alone those that dull or even damage your sense of self and what’s possible in life? Human beings want to feel effective, useful to others in some way; it’s […]

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Filling the Well

July 21, 2015

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Imagine drawing your energy for your work life as if you were drawing water from a well.  You lower the bucket and pull up the fresh, clean water you need each day to feel sustained through the ups and downs. When your work is fulfilling, the well can feel like it is practically overflowing!  No […]

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Why Not Join a Professional Association Now?

June 9, 2015

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Are you in work search mode now? You’re probably trying to save money, so you don’t join. Just landed a job? You tell yourself you’re too busy, so you probably don’t join. Mid-career professional? You’ve seen too many professional newbies at those meetings, so you’re reluctant to join. These are all the ways you talk […]

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Three Stories of Hope: It Could Happen to You

March 2, 2015

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Following up Dave Gallison’s excellent post You Gotta Have Hope, we are offering a two part series of actual success stories from our clients, with changes to guard confidentiality. If you are feeling discouraged about your career transition, may these true stories help you take heart. Margaret – a success story by Anne Bryant, MA, […]

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Are You Drained, Sustained or Inspired At Work?

January 5, 2015

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There is great power in acknowledging where we are in the present moment of our work lives. When we can see and accept the reality of our situation, we can better identify our needs, make decisions about our next steps and appreciate what is going well. In the spirit of the New Year and reflection […]

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Decreasing Work Stress Part II

December 22, 2014

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In Part I I gave three tips to decrease work stress: wake up on time, eat lunch, and learn to say “no”. Here are a few additional tips to help you achieve greater ease in your workday. 4. Take care of yourself physically and mentally. When stress at work interferes with your ability to perform well […]

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