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Career Fit: Organizational Culture

January 19, 2016

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Do you think about fit when you target companies you want to work for? When recruiters or HR professionals talk about it, they are talking about fit with the position, the team, and the culture. Organizational culture can include things like work\life balance or lack thereof, how people communicate internally and externally, how involved in […]

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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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What is Social Entrepreneurism?

July 8, 2014

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Career counseling clients looking to work for a values/community-based organization and earn a decent living are often stumped. They think they must choose between a non-profit whose mission they believe in and not make any money, or sell out their values to earn a better wage. When I’ve asked folks over the past few months […]

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Design Your Focus of Inquiry for Lower-Stress Networking

January 27, 2014

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Networking can be an indoor sport for some and a stressful mystery for others. No matter where you are along that spectrum, there is a new way to approach networking. It’s more than “informational interviewing” – it’s called Focus of Inquiry. It pre-focuses and then guides you when you enter a networking situation so that […]

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Going to the Hardware Store for Milk

November 7, 2013

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Going to the Hardware Store for Milk One day many years ago, I was complaining about my work to a wise friend of mine.   I wanted the corporation I worked for to care more about people than profits.  “Why won’t they step up?”, I pondered in self-righteous irritation.   She replied with a very wise and simple […]

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New Career Trend: A Portfolio Career

August 7, 2013

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Just when you had this whole career thing figured out, there is an emerging trend in the world of work, a Portfolio Career.  In case you are wondering what this is, according to Dictionary.com, a Portfolio Career is “A tapestry of a variety of eclectic employment experiences; employment in a series of short-contract or part-time […]

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Career Transitions: Having a ‘Quarter Life Crisis’?

July 26, 2012

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Anne Bryant, MA, LPC http://www.annebryantcounseling.com abccounseling@pobox.com 503-442-6392 Anne has thirty years of experience offering practical skills and support to people experiencing transitions in their careers and personal lives. Openings available for individual and group sessions. Career Transitions: Having a ‘Quarter Life Crisis’? Ever heard of a quarter life crisis?  The term was coined by Abbey […]

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Career Transition: Exploring is not Deciding Part II: New Information and New People

June 11, 2012

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Gail Nicholson, MA, LPC http://www.gailnicholson.com 503-227-4250 Gail is passionate about working with individuals who want to explore and connect with a more authentic sense of self as a basis for defining their lives, work lives and roles in the larger community. She offers a blend of personal and career counseling, as she has found that […]

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Career Transition: Career Insurance for Moms: Why Planning Now Will Save You Later

March 20, 2012

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Laura Hofmann has successfully worked with clients of all ages, educational levels, and industries. She conducts hundreds of individual and group based sessions and workshops. Her recent projects include facilitating a Career Re-launch Workshop series for Stay-At-Home Moms and teaching Career Exploration courses at Clark Community College in Vancouver, WA. Laura has a M.Ed in […]

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Career Transition: For Job Searchers Dealing with Depression Part III

January 12, 2012

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Gail Nicholson, MA, LPC http://www.gailnicholson.com 503-227-4250 Gail is passionate about working with individuals who want to explore and connect with a more authentic sense of self as a basis for defining their lives, work lives and roles in the larger community. She offers a blend of personal and career counseling, as she has found that […]

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