A JOB SEEKER’S MANTRA – THREE WORDS FOR SUCCESS

As I look back and think about my own successes, career transitions, personal and professional changes, and the successes and challenges of the thousands of clients that I’ve worked with over the years, it has become very clear to me that the successes I’ve experienced and seen (and the ones I’ve missed) can best be…

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A “Light Bulb” Moment – Inspired Work

Let me challenge you to wrap you brain around this one; it sounds like a rather simple question yet it’s one of the more revealing, compelling and difficult self awareness assignments that any one of us can take on. Which is why I have used it in my classes for some time and ask it…

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Managing Today’s Changes…Part 1

Change……dealing with it, managing it, being more aware of everything that’s changing around us; then recognizing how we’re reacting and responding to the changes in our work and life… I don’t know about you, but that’s a lot of work; and there are days I’m just flat-out tired, and tuckered out from all of the…

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Five Strategies to Energize Your Job Search

Five Strategies to Energize your Job Search……` Whether you’ve just started or are in the middle of an arduous job search, are unemployed, underemployed, or thinking about a career change, let me suggest 5 strategies to really “jazz up” your search and energize your campaign in a competitive market. 1. Attitude is everything! So how…

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Inspiration in Times of Adversity

Much of my coaching and training work over the years can be summarized in a couple of words: “psychology” and “relationships.” I’m over simplifying it, but I’ve seen lives change and careers skyrocket based on one’s predominant thoughts; i.e., psychology, confidence and inspiration, and the strength of one’s relationships — how we relate to others…

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Recognize Others…Have an Attitude

I don’t know about you, but nothing inspires me like seeing someone who really loves what they do, who goes above and beyond the call of duty to give positively outrageous service and demonstrates an enthusiasm, a passion for their work, regardless of title or position. Of course it’s the nature of my career work,…

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Three Must Strategies To Prepare For Any Interview – “How to Get Psyched”

Clients regularly contact me, most of the time days in advance, though sometimes several hours or even minutes before an interview, for some last minute advice. Many of us probably recognize that the career management process, particularly this “personal marketing” piece-after all, the ability to sell and market ourselves is key to effective interviewing-is a…

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Failing Forward…..Towards Success

I recently heard an interview with leadership expert, best selling author and speaker, John Maxwell, and was intrigued by the discussion on the topic of “Failing Forward”, a book that he had written several years back. So why are some individuals able to fight off handicaps and hardships, only to fail forward, not backwards? Maxwell…

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