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Skills Matter in Midlife Career Exploration

By | 2018-07-16T12:45:44+00:00 May 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+00:00 May 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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Why You Should Read Before You Write Your Resume

By | 2018-03-09T11:39:29+00:00 March 9th, 2018|General, Resumes|

Tim Gouw | Unsplash When you're updating your resume, you have to fight the impulse to dive in and start writing. Most people want to update once and be done with it, then send the same document to a slew of employers. This may seem like a time-saver, but it really can cripple [...]

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How to Decide if its Time for a Career Change

By | 2018-01-30T14:10:28+00:00 January 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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Rest up for Your Resolution

By | 2017-12-18T13:37:15+00:00 December 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+00:00 November 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+00:00 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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