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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 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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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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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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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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