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Surviving and Thriving When the Work World Overstimulates You – Part I

November 15, 2016

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Do noises at your workplace drain you? Do you get headaches or experience eye strain from the fluorescent lights above your workspace? Is it especially difficult receiving feedback on your performance each year? Perhaps you are highly sensitive. If so, how can you not only survive but thrive in the work world? Highly Sensitive People […]

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Sudden and Unexpected Job Loss

May 9, 2016

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At some point in your career you may experience sudden and unexpected job loss. You may feel overwhelmed with anger, shock, fear, betrayal, numbness and fatigue, or all of these in the span of a minute. Your heart may hurt. These are all common emotions. Even when your job loss is expected or in some […]

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From Pink Slip to Red Slip: Improving Performance during Job Interviews Part II

August 5, 2015

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In Part One, I gave three pointers on improving job interview performance. Below are three additional tips focusing specifically on confidence-building. Are you ready to rock your upcoming interviews? There’s even an undercover strategy for getting beyond that “pink slip” of rejection. Let’s get started. Change Your Story It may be obvious, but the more confident […]

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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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Two More Success Stories and Two Life-Changing Questions

July 8, 2015

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In March I shared three real-life stories that reflected internal shifts, as well as outward changes, that enabled these clients to become unstuck in their careers and their lives. Even if you don’t share these same circumstances, perhaps the stories will help you take steps to invest your future with a little help from an […]

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You Gotta Have Hope

February 17, 2015

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Consider: In terms of your life and particularly your career, are you a person who tends to be hopeful about your future? Or do you tend more towards despair that things will not improve, no matter what you believe or do? Stay with me here—this is more than pop psychology. In my career counseling practice, […]

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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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Your Toxic Workplace

March 10, 2014

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Executives at a company decided to outsource a technical department, but didn’t want to incur the cost of severance pay.  Managers were instructed to give their staff poor performance reviews in the hope that they would resign.  Several people did leave their jobs, some in tears, immediately after their annual review. Other toxic workplace experiences […]

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Choosing A Career Counselor or Coach

May 8, 2013

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Dave Gallison, MS, LPC dave@gallisonconsulting.com http://www.gallisonconsulting.com 503-704-7796 Dave specializes in a short term, action-oriented approach to providing career management solutions to clients seeking to choose, change or advance their careers and reach their professional and personal potential. His unique strength as a career counselor is preparing you for informational interviews and directly assisting you in […]

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Exploring is not Deciding Part III: A path emerges as you arrive and connect with care and interest.

January 24, 2013

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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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