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Article in Career Goals and Motivation

There is no mystery to reaching goals. You say what you want and then you do the work to get there. If you do the work on a consistent basis, your chances of being successful ...
Article in Career Goals and Motivation

What are you afraid of? Losing a job? Not getting a new one?  Afraid that your workload will never decrease? Or, you'll be stuck with a boss or a co-worker you cannot spend ...
Article in Career Goals and Motivation

Are you angry about your career? If you are, it's okay to feel that way. Today's workplace and job market can give you a lot to be angry about. When you send out resumes and ...
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Are you angry? Angry about the economy, your career, job, or boss? Angry that things are not going your way in your career, as planned, or expected? There could be a lot to ...
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Are you someone who likes to ask for help or someone who prefers to do everything alone?  What's the difference? One way makes your career easier and the other prolongs the ...
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Are you frustrated in your career? Not where you thought you would be or want to be currently? Frustration is normal in today's economy. Who can blame anyone for being upset? ...
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Not getting what you want in your career these days?Are the resumes you've been sending not getting a response? Are your phone calls or e-mail not getting replies? Are your ...
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Is there something you've done in your career that you feel bad about? Did you make decisions or recommendations that resulted in the loss of your job or someone else's? Did you ...
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Are you facing a challenge in your career that seems insurmountable? Are you unsure how to handle it? Do you wish that overcoming your challenge was easier?No one really wants ...
Article in Job Seeker - Interview

Most people are embarrassed if they are unemployed. They feel like they failed and are ashamed to talk about their current status. Or, they are back to work after a long stretch ...
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Do you have career dreams or wishes that you want to come true, but when you tell people your thoughts they have no idea what you are saying? Or, they understand your words, but ...
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Are you out of balance in your career? You know you are when your career is all you think about. You worry constantly about where your career is headed. You believe that you can't ...
Article in Career Goals and Motivation

Some people talk about "belief" as this thing that only works for people who are successful. Ask these successful people what drives their success, and they'll often ...
Article in Career Goals and Motivation

Many people I speak with tell me they want to make a difference. They want to contribute at work, do more, and make an impact in their career. But when asked if they are making ...
Article in Business Professional

Are you having a tough time in your career? If the answer is yes, know that you are not alone.Things are tough for most people. There are fewer jobs and more work for those that ...
Article in Changing Careers

Is your career changing? If you are like the majority of people in the workforce today, the answer is probably yes. Companies thrive on change, and most change very quickly. ...
Article in Career Goals and Motivation

People come to me all the time because they are unhappy in their careers and are not sure what to do about it. They tell me the reasons they don't have what they want; the ...
Article in Career Goals and Motivation

I know what it feels like to be trapped in a career. You dread going to work, but believe you have no options. You dream of greater things, but don't know or don't believe you can ...
Article in Career Goals and Motivation

Many people believe that outside perceptions shape their career, and if others had a better view of them, they would be further along in their career. The truth is that your ...
Article in Career Goals and Motivation

Most people look for approval from the outside. They want to feel good about their choices and career path. They want validation that they are doing the right things at the right ...
Article in Business Professional

Ever notice that your behavior changes when you are around either children or adults. With children, we take time to explain things. With adults, we have little patience or we ...
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Everyone is afraid of something. And, fear is normal. Without fear we would do all sorts of crazy things like walk off a cliff or into oncoming traffic. Fear can also hold you ...
Article in Career Goals and Motivation

Are you working on your career goals regularly or just thinking about them? Are you moving forward a little bit every day or waiting for the right time to begin? Goals don't ...
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Who do you fault if something goes wrong in your career? Yourself or someone around you?How about if no one is to fault, but someone is responsible? How about if the responsible ...
Article in Changing Careers

Is your career changing? If you are like the majority of people in the workforce today, the answer is probably yes. Companies thrive on change, and most change very ...
Article in Job Seeker - Interview

Interviews are stressful and scary. Will they like you? Will you wear the right thing, say the right thing, or just get the whole thing right? When I speak to my clients about ...
Article in Job Seeker - General

Not getting what you want in your career these days?Are the resumes you've been sending not getting a response? Are your phone calls or e-mail not getting replies? Are your ...
Article in Career Goals and Motivation

We are an instant gratification society. We are accustomed to Instant access to food, drink, and our favorite TV programs. Instant access to books, newspapers, and information. ...
Article in Job Seeker - Resume

What to put on a resume can be daunting, frustrating, and upsetting. Will I cover all the bases? Will my accomplishments come across? How long should my resume be? And, what ...
Article in Career Goals and Motivation

The economic crisis has been difficult for everybody. Many people are out of work. People who have kept their jobs are grateful, but they must complete more work with fewer ...
Article in Networking

Most people I speak with know the value of networking. All the experts, including myself, say it's the best pathway to your next great job or opportunity. But what happens if you ...
Article in Career Goals and Motivation

How did I get here? How did this happen to me? These are crucial questions I get from clients on a regular basis. In addition, why did my career seem so certain one day, yet ...
Article in Career Goals and Motivation

As a career coach, people are always talking to me about their careers. We discuss their dreams, wishes, and future plans. But when I ask some of these people how they will ...
Article in Business Professional

It happens to the best of us. You hit a bump in the rocky road of your career and find yourself out of work for longer than you'd like. Being out of work for an extended ...
Article in Business Professional

As the mother of a toddler, I go above and beyond to ensure that my son is not afraid of the world. I tell him I love him regularly, we spend quality time together, and I make ...
Article in Career Goals and Motivation

Another year has gone by. For some of you, it was filled with challenges. For others, the year brought some surprises. Wherever you are today, you are here because you said by ...
Article in Career Goals and Motivation

Are you in a career that you dislike but you feel there is nothing you can do about it? Many of us stay in our careers (and jobs) longer than we want because we are unsure ...
Article in Career Goals and Motivation

It's hard to get excited about our careers sometimes. Especially when bad news surrounds us. Between high unemployment, low morale, and reduced compensation, who can blame you for ...
Article in Career Goals and Motivation

Kids believe in the best. Adults expect the worst so they won't be disappointed. As a mother of a toddler son, I watch a lot of kid's shows. What strikes me about these shows ...
Article in Business Professional

Do you want to hear the truth about your career? Are you sure the answer is yes? Many people come to me and they want to know what's wrong with their career. Why can't they get ...
Article in Business Professional

Are you moving forward in your career? Or, are you spinning your wheels wondering when the spinning will stop? Do you feel at times that you are working hard, but not seeing ...
Article in Job Seeker - Interview

A job interview is a screening tool. For you, it's an opportunity to assess whether or not you want to work for a company. For the employer, it's an opportunity to decide whether ...
Article in Job Seeker - Interview

Getting an interview brings on two emotions. The first is excitement, especially if you will be interviewing for a position you really want. The second is fear; especially if the ...
Article in Job Seeker - Resume

The concept of transferable skills is important for job seekers in today's economy. In your resume, cover letter, and during the interview process, you need to prove that you ...
Article in Business Professional

If you work long enough, something along the way will probably happen to you. You will work with a co-worker who drives you crazy, a boss that doesn't get you, or an employee that ...
Article in Business Professional

Career tough these days? If the answer yes, know that you are not alone. What can make you feel better? Trust. Why is trust so important? Trust means letting go of an ...
Article in Business Professional

Are you worried about your career? Would you like to stop? The reason many of us worry is that we have a situation in front of us and we are scared that it will not work ...
Article in Business Professional

Remember when you said to yourself that if you ever lost your job, you wouldn't know what to do? Well guess what, the worst has happened for many of you, and you are managing. ...
Article in Business Professional

Now is a good time to reflect on the past year and recognize your successful and not so successful moments. Many people experienced a frustrating 2008, and they find comfort and ...
Article in Business Professional

Seven years ago, I had a job in the corporate world. I had an office, a good salary, and the privilege of being known and respected for consistently doing a job well done. Even ...
Article in Business Professional

A sudden job loss can be very unsettling, and it makes a person look inside in order to get perspective on their situation. I was a person that was laid off too a few years ...
Article in Business Professional

Did you ever notice that there are certain people who have great jobs? People who are always working on a consistent basis, even in shaky industries and uncertain times? And then ...
Article in Career Goals and Motivation

Your career has its ups and downs. We all have or have had career slumps and they do pass. If you are feeling "slumpish" these days, know that you will look back one day and ...
Article in Business Professional

Work can be frustrating and stressful sometimes. Yet, no matter how tough your job is, you'll need a healthy mind and body to tackle it. If you are eating poorly, not ...
Article in Job Seeker - Interview

Are you doing as well at your job search as you'd like? If not, maybe the problem is the words that are coming out of your mouth. Job searching is an intense process. From the ...
Article in Business Professional

Not getting what you want in your career? Maybe you are not asking effectively. Communication should be simple. You say one thing, and the other person says another. The ...
Article in Business Professional

Do you want to ask your boss for a raise, but are unsure how? Getting a raise doesn't have to be difficult. Think about it this way. You work hard. You contribute a lot to the ...
Article in Business Professional

Are you caught up in the day to day doldrums of your career? The New Year is here. This means, it's a perfect time to complete the previous year and start fresh. If you haven't ...
Article in Business Professional

How did you get to where you are in your career? Was it a haphazard, disconnected journey, or by a detailed plan that you have followed step-by-step? Or, maybe something in ...
Article in Business Professional

How do you feel at work? Are you tired throughout the day? Being tired and having low energy is common in the workplace. How can it not be? You’ve probably been getting up ...
Article in Business Professional

Your career is a series of choices. Some are good and some are not so good. But either way, you are the person doing the choosing. At times it may feel like you have no choice, ...
Article in Business Professional

No matter where you are in your career, today is a brand new day. It does not matter how many jobs or gaps you have on your resume. It does not matter whether you once led a big ...
Article in Business Professional

If you compared you career to the Wizard of Oz, would you be at the start of the path, where the Lion lacked courage, the Tin Man had no heart, and the Scarecrow had no brain? ...
Article in Business Professional

Are you facing a situation in your career that you thought you’d never face? Working in a job that you are overqualified for? Reporting to a boss thatdoesn’t get or ...
Article in Business Professional

Everything you do at work comes down to how you perform. Good performers produce results quickly and are known for getting the job done right. Poor performers complain, use a lot ...
Article in Business Professional

Have you accepted a job offer that you are excited about, but feel a bit guilty over the fact that you are leaving? Feeling conflicted about leaving a job is normal. Even ...
Article in Job Seeker - Interview

Are you looking for the right words to show your credentials and enthusiasm on a job interview? A job interview is a screening tool. Employers want to know if you will fit in. ...
Article in Business Professional

How do you treat the people you work with? Do you say hello in the morning or stare at something else as you walk by? Are you friendly or aloof? Are you only nice to those that ...
Article in Career Goals and Motivation

Are you working on your career goals or just going through the motions? Are you “in” one day and “out” the next? Are you waiting for your goals to inspire and motivate you, and ...
Article in Changing Careers

Are you going through your career with blinders on? Change in your career (and your circumstances) can not take place unless you are aware of what needs to be changed. If you ...

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