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How Much Is A Good Commute Worth?

By | 2017-10-09T12:40:50+00:00 October 9th, 2017|General, job satisfaction|

Nadeel Syed | Unsplash Probably more than we think. Columbia, Md, is the 27th most congested city in the nation, with drivers losing 32 hours a year sitting in bad traffic, according to a recent study. For my clients in my area, a long commute is almost a given. I talk to people who [...]

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4 Jedi Mind Tricks to Beat Job Hunt Procrastination

By | 2017-09-08T13:15:39+00:00 September 8th, 2017|General|

Thomas Griesbeck | Unsplash It’s September, a great time to start job hunting. Maybe you vowed two weeks ago to get that resume in shape, but you haven’t touched it yet. Maybe you planned to make that call to that contact, but you haven't had the time. You’re procrastinating on some element of [...]

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How to Beat Burnout Without Changing Your Job

By | 2017-08-16T18:14:02+00:00 August 16th, 2017|General|

Olliss | Unsplash.com When you’re burned out, all you want is move on. You daydream about a life far different from the one you have now. An event planner fantasizes about becoming a hermit. A plumber imagines hitting it big as a singer. Or maybe you’re so tired you don’t have a dream [...]

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It’s Hot: Don’t Make Any Big Career Decisions

By | 2017-07-25T13:02:17+00:00 July 25th, 2017|Career Change, decision-making|

Jerry Kiesewetter | unsplash.com We consider a lot of factors when making big career decisions, but should we consider the temperature outside? Katherine Milkman, a University of Pennsylvania behavioral scientist, recently wrote in The Washington Post  that hot weather can lead to bad decision-making. Crime goes up, and road rage incidents increase, she reports. Baseball players even [...]

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Stand Out in the Job Hunt with Storytelling

By | 2017-06-09T14:48:59+00:00 June 9th, 2017|General|

Photo by Hector Martinez | Unsplash When you're starting a job hunt, you want to capture the attention of the hiring managers, but it can be difficult to decide what parts of your background to highlight. By using principles of good storytelling, you can stand out as a job candidate. The first thing [...]

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The Need for Reflection in Our Careers

By | 2017-02-13T11:17:24+00:00 February 13th, 2017|Career Change, General|

Take a break to reflect, even if you have to use sticky notes Reflection is the foundation of career change, but so few of us practice it regularly, myself included. It's tough when you're stressed out, overworked, burned out people. The last thing you want to do is sit and "reflect" at the end of [...]

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There’s No Such Thing as the Right Job

By | 2016-11-29T12:48:02+00:00 November 29th, 2016|General|

Photo via Death to Stock Photo So many people ask me to help them find the right job. They think in terms of finding the best fit, but there's no such thing as the right job anymore. The working world is changing too fast. Mergers and takeovers happen overnight, and even if you find [...]

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How to Identify Your (Mid) Career Options

By | 2016-11-17T14:24:53+00:00 November 17th, 2016|General|

Exploring your career options is worth it. Identifying your career options when you're in the middle of your career can be tricky. You probably can't afford to start at the bottom rung of a new career ladder. So how do you explore but stay in the same salary and benefits ballpark so you can pay your [...]

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Three Ways Job Hunting is like Cooking Dinner

By | 2016-10-18T09:23:19+00:00 October 18th, 2016|Job Hunting|

Job hunting is like cooking, except not always this neat and tidy. Cooking dinner at the end of a long day can get messy, and as Tim Gunn used to say, sometimes you’ve just got to make it work. Here’s three reasons why hunting for you next job is like cooking dinner: You [...]

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