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There’s No Such Thing as the Right Job

By |2016-11-29T12:48:02+00:00November 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+00:00November 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+00:00October 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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How to Cope with Boredom on the Job

By |2016-09-15T15:01:45+00:00September 15th, 2016|General|

Photo by deathtostockphoto.com You’re bored on the job. Bored, bored, bored. You’re out the door, ready to leave your career. But what if there were a less drastic way to deal with the boredom? Before making a leap, ask yourself if you ever liked your job. If yes, then what were the circumstances? When did [...]

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Transition Mindset Tip: Imagine Six Months Ahead

By |2016-08-12T13:03:05+00:00August 12th, 2016|Career Change, Job Hunting|

photo by crew.co There are two times each year when I get a jump in calls for career coaching: September and January. It makes sense; they’re the classic months for starting something new. I also get a lot of calls as people approach birthdays. These natural transition times inspire people to make changes, but [...]

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How to Fix Your Career When You’re Stressed

By |2016-06-16T09:58:53+00:00June 16th, 2016|General|

You’ve had it with your job, and you’re too stressed to think about what you’re having for dinner, let alone what you’re going to do about your career. You barely can find the energy to binge-watch Blacklist. Well, maybe you’ll manage that. Don’t you wish you could sit down long enough to figure out your [...]

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An Easier Way to Make Career Decisions

By |2016-04-25T11:58:35+00:00April 25th, 2016|Career Change, General|

© Jyn Meyer | Dreamstime Stock Photos   When you were young, you were asked what you wanted to be when you grew up. After hearing that question over and over, you came to believe that you should make a career decision and stick with it for life if you want to be a success, [...]

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How to Put Your Job Hunt in Context

By |2016-03-12T08:42:04+00:00March 12th, 2016|General, Job Hunting|

© Daniel Gilbey | Dreamstime Stock Photos Your job hunt isn't going well, and you aren't sure why. You're frustrated. You've gotten the right degree, and maybe you have some great experience, so why aren't you making progress? To answer that you need to do some research and put your job hunt in [...]

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Questions to Ask to Boost Job Satisfaction

By |2016-02-08T20:16:17+00:00February 8th, 2016|General, job satisfaction|

© Bellemedia | Dreamstime Stock Photos When you're going through a rough patch at work, it can be tempting to doubt your entire career. One bad day leads to another, and before you know it, you're regretting leaving med school for the marketing job that you've enjoyed for years. Before you start to [...]

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Choosing a Career When You Don’t Have a Passion

By |2016-01-12T17:29:51+00:00January 12th, 2016|Career Change, Jobs of the Future|

© Alexey Teterin | Dreamstime Stock Photos We've all heard the tired advice to follow our passions in our careers. But if you've graduated college and don't know what you want to do, chances are you haven't bumped into something you're passionate about that pays. Maybe you love travel, your dog, or knitting (me!) [...]

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