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Gig Economy Rising

August 28, 2017

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The convergence of two global work trends suggests a real challenge to the traditional mind-set of professionals. The 2016 global survey report, by Deloitte Consulting, entitled The Gig Economy: Distraction or Disruption says it in one compelling quote on page 1; “Almost half of the executives surveyed (42 percent) expect to increase or significantly increase […]

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5 Easy Ways to Build your Professional Brand!

August 1, 2017

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Make sure you have a great profile on LinkedIn You can use the contents of your resume, performance reviews, work samples and kudos from others to create a great LinkedIn profile. Include a professional headshot. Make sure you have a paragraph summary that speaks to what you offer and what you are passionate about professionally.  […]

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Packaging Your Talent: Consultant vs. Contractor vs. Employee

May 30, 2017

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The Gig Economy is simultaneously destroying and creating work opportunities for workers at all levels and in all occupations. Consequently, workers of all kinds must be aware of the “packaging options” for taking their talent to market as an employee, contractor or consultant. They must consider not just the skill and experience requirement but also […]

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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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