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How to Cope with Boredom on the Job

By | 2016-09-15T15:01:45+00:00 September 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+00:00 August 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+00:00 June 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+00:00 April 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+00:00 March 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+00:00 February 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+00:00 January 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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Career Change in the New Year

By | 2016-01-04T12:09:25+00:00 January 4th, 2016|Career Change, General|

I like January. It’s a time for dreamers. There’s a whole bunch of you who will try to change careers this year, and to you I say, go for it! You’ve made a pact with yourself. You want to like Mondays again. You want to do what you’re meant to do in this world, whatever that [...]

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Identify Shadow Work

By | 2015-11-10T16:51:28+00:00 November 10th, 2015|General|

© Cristian Nitu | Dreamstime Stock Photos Why do you work? Such a simple question borders on annoying, and yet so many people struggle to answer it completely for themselves. Many of my clients feel pushed to the brink. They can't fit in a phone call to a friend, let alone a job [...]

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To Solve Career Problems, Talk about the Taboo

By | 2015-10-22T15:09:38+00:00 October 22nd, 2015|General|

Ahhh, Monday career tip, on a Thursday. Eh, a few days late, but it's never a bad day to talk about taboos. Solving our career problems often involves talking about taboo subjects. Money, divorce, dreams, failures. I have yet to ask a client about the salary they want and have an answer roll off their [...]

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