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What Researchers Have Learned about Following Your Passion

By |2018-10-05T15:07:07+00:00October 5th, 2018|Career Exploration, job satisfaction|

If you haven’t seen the latest research from Carol Dweck and her colleagues, who pioneered work in the value of Growth Mindset in education, you’re going to want to check this out. (Thanks CNBC for highlighting this research) The research results released this summer show that people who believe in [...]

The Cure for Burnout is a Bold Job Hunt

By |2018-09-17T15:21:38+00:00September 17th, 2018|Job Hunting, Uncategorized|

You feel unmotivated, underpaid, underappreciated, or overworked. You know you deserve better, but when you actually go through the job hunt, do your actions match that belief? The cause of your burnout may be poor job hunting habits. A better job hunt can lead to a better job, but this is easy to say and [...]

Exploring Careers Based on Your Personality

By |2018-09-17T15:22:19+00:00June 7th, 2018|Career Change, Career Exploration|

Timothy Eberly | Unsplash.com Today I'd like to offer my take on using personality in career exploration, specifically, introversion versus extroversion. In recent years introverts have made a comeback. Introvert-positive articles and web sites are everywhere. I take it all with a grain of salt, however. I once was asked to take a [...]

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Skills Matter in Midlife Career Exploration

By |2018-09-17T15:23:12+00:00May 31st, 2018|Career Change, Career Exploration, General|

Emily Reider | Unsplash.com Midlife career exploration is different than in college. You've got years of work experience and hard-earned skills, but you also might be tired of using those skills. Many feel trapped by the money and time they've invested in getting good at something. It can be difficult to decide whether to [...]

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How to Start Exploring New Careers

By |2018-07-16T12:50:05+00:00May 21st, 2018|Career Change, Career Exploration, General|

Roman Averin | Unsplash.com When you're feeling lost or stuck mid-career, it can be so difficult to take time to explore options. When you finally find the time, it can be hard to know where to start. There are four areas I ask my clients to explore in their work lives: values, skills, [...]

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How to Decide If You Should Apply for That Job

By |2018-03-27T16:12:19+00:00March 27th, 2018|Job Hunting, Resumes|

Chad Madden | Unsplash You're cruising Indeed.com, scanning the job openings, when you see it. The perfect job. The duties play to your strengths, and you've heard great things about the company, but there's a catch. You aren't 100-percent qualified. Should you still apply? You don't want to miss out, but on the [...]

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Why You Should Read Before You Write Your Resume

By |2018-03-09T11:39:29+00:00March 9th, 2018|General, Resumes|

Tim Gouw | Unsplash When you're updating your resume, you have to fight the impulse to dive in and start writing. Most people want to update once and be done with it, then send the same document to a slew of employers. This may seem like a time-saver, but it really can cripple [...]

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How to Decide if its Time for a Career Change

By |2018-01-30T14:10:28+00:00January 30th, 2018|Career Change, decision-making, General|

Jeremy Bishop | Unsplash When you're thinking about making a career change, how do you know when the time is right? We don't want to wait forever for the perfect moment that never comes, but on the other hand, we don't want to be too rash and risk our financial security, harming our [...]

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Career Profile: Rima Sidhu, Exercise Physiologist

By |2018-01-10T14:18:34+00:00January 10th, 2018|Career Change, Career Profile|

Rima Sidhu Over the next few months, I hope to  share profiles of people with interesting and unique career paths. Today I'd like to feature Rima Sidhu, who works as an exercise physiologist at Maze Sexual and Reproductive Health in New York City.  Rima has a master's degree in exercise physiology and nutrition [...]

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Your Problems Aren’t Unique (And That’s a Good Thing)

By |2018-01-02T11:13:33+00:00January 2nd, 2018|Career Change, job satisfaction|

Martin Barak | Unsplash Our problems aren't so special. We think they are. We think no one has faced anything so complex. No one has a boss this crazy, a job this hectic, an email inbox filled with so many requests. If our problems are special, it's a great excuse to avoid solving [...]

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