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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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Rest up for Your Resolution

By |2017-12-18T13:37:15+00:00December 18th, 2017|General|

Toa Heftiba | Unsplash I know you’ve got a resolution in the back of your mind. You’re thinking about tackling something this year. Maybe it’s big: A new job, a new career. Maybe it’s smaller: You’ll ask for a raise this year. Maybe it’s traditional: You’ll finally get in shape. Before you do [...]

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Five Reasons to Hire a Career Coach

By |2017-11-15T10:51:13+00:00November 15th, 2017|General|

Chad Madden | Unsplash In this day and age, when Google answers all, why should you hire a coach to help you figure out your next career move? It’s all here online. You don’t need a live person anymore, right? And even if you want a coach, you feel like you shouldn’t need [...]

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How Much Is A Good Commute Worth?

By |2017-10-09T12:40:50+00:00October 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+00:00September 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+00:00August 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+00:00July 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+00:00June 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+00:00February 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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