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Help Create a Caring Workplace and Economy!

May 7, 2019

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As a psychotherapist and career counselor starting out in the mid-80’s, my biggest surprise has been how many people come in my office and complain not about their work, but about their dysfunctional workplace. They’ve talked and still talk about a lack of vision and organization among managers resulting in chaos and confusion, distrust among […]

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Career Pursuit through the Lens of Travel: A Dispatch from India

March 26, 2019

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Comparing and contrasting with another culture can be a useful exercise as you look at where you are and where you would like to be in your career. My recent travel to India yielded numerous insights as I witnessed, conversed about and even attempted to practice some local approaches to both everyday life and careers. […]

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Job Search Organization Part Two – Time Management

March 24, 2019

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Looking for work is hard work.  This is especially true given the various tasks involved.  These include creating an accomplishment based resume, cover letter templates, social media profiles and marketing plans. It’s no wonder some of us procrastinate.  Then there are the activities involved in job search. Networking, sourcing job leads, interviewing and negotiating. These […]

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Job Search Organization

March 1, 2019

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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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Myth of Job Security Explodes During Government Shutdown!

February 11, 2019

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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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Use Curiosity To Open Doors In Your Career

January 28, 2019

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“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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Achieve Your 2019 Career Goals: Make A LOT of Mistakes

January 16, 2019

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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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Both/And Thinking in Career Change

October 16, 2018

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“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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Purple Squirrels and Unicorns Need Only Apply

October 4, 2018

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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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Why I Love My Laundry Routine: The Marvels of Creating Structure, Part 1

September 4, 2018

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My clients often acknowledge a need for more structure but struggle to set it up.  They’re overwhelmed with the decisions that need to be made to keep a career exploration or job search process alive and feel they’re not making progress.  Priorities are hard to see. There’s a sense that time is slipping away and […]

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