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Being a Career Coach Is Just Like Selling Pantyhose

April 22, 2016

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My first job was in retail, at a large department store.  I hoped to get placed in a department I would enjoy, or at least know something about.  I didn’t.  I was assigned to hosiery.  Disappointed, I accepted the job, needing work experience and the money. I avoided pantyhose like the plague up until this […]

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Defining Professional Identity

May 16, 2014

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As the market place of work continues to both create and destroy jobs, companies and products, there is something that tends to endure in the midst of all of that swirl – professions. This is why I ask my clients to complete an essential but awkward assignment: defining their professional identity. Definition of Professional Identity: […]

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Got Feedback?

September 2, 2013

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Are you getting enough positive and encouraging feedback at work?  Or do you work in isolation at home or in an environment that minimizes interaction and praise?  Did you ever think that not getting regular feedback puts you at risk of being unable to describe what you do that’s unique, special and of interest to […]

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The Technology and “Noise” of Job Search Communication

April 20, 2013

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Aly Anliker, Ed.M alyanliker@hotmail.com 503-891-1108 Aly is a creative organizational and career consultant with over fifteen years of experience in Training Management, Executive Coaching and Instructional Design. She has a background in Human Resources and Marketing and has worked in a variety of industries including telecommunications, high technology, manufacturing and non-profit. The Technology and “Noise” […]

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Drawing in the Work You Want

March 14, 2013

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Aubrie De Clerck http://www.coachingforclarity.net aubrie@coachingforclarity.net 503-810-2907 Aubrie is a Career and Leadership Coach, working both in her own private practice and for Lee Hecht Harrison (an industry-leading talent development organization). Her career history spans corporate, non-profit and self employment, giving her wide perspective on the world of work. Aubrie is known for being highly inspirational […]

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Career Transition – Career Resolutions for the New Year!

December 31, 2012

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Aly Anliker, Ed.M alyanliker@hotmail.com 503-891-1108 Aly is a creative organizational and career consultant with over fifteen years of experience in Training Management, Executive Coaching and Instructional Design. She has a background in Human Resources and Marketing and has worked in a variety of industries including telecommunications, high technology, manufacturing and non-profit. Career Resolutions for the […]

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Career Transition: Does Your Resume Contain the Right Keywords?

December 12, 2012

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Resume content has changed somewhat in the last few years. One of the latest being the importance of the use of keywords. Most companies use applicant tracking software (aka: gatekeeper), which scans resumes for chosen keywords relating to skills, training, degrees, job titles and experience. If your resume contains the right keywords and enough of […]

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Career Transition: Stand Out with Your Personal Brand

August 5, 2012

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Personal branding has become a common buzz word, but what exactly is it and how can you create one? According to Social Media Strategist Joshua Waldman, MBA, and author of “Job Searching with Social Media for Dummies”, personal branding involves the art of communicating what makes you unique. By creating a clear and concise image […]

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Career Transition: Career Shifting Tips

July 11, 2012

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Aly Anliker, Ed.M alyanliker@hotmail.com 503-891-1108 Aly is a creative organizational and career consultant with over fifteen years of experience in Training Management, Executive Coaching and Instructional Design. She has a background in Human Resources and Marketing and has worked in a variety of industries including telecommunications, high technology, manufacturing and non-profit. Career Shifting Tips It’s […]

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Career Transition: The Age Advantage Part II

February 7, 2012

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Aly Anliker, Ed.M alyanliker@hotmail.com 503-891-1108 Aly is a creative organizational and career consultant with over fifteen years of experience in Training Management, Executive Coaching and Instructional Design. She has a background in Human Resources and Marketing and has worked in a variety of industries including telecommunications, high technology, manufacturing and non-profit. The Age Advantage Part […]

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