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Lynden Kidd

Lynden Kidd is the CEO and Chief Career Strategist with Captivating Careers. A successful and sought after executive coach, trainer, author, and speaker, she is a hiring process expert. As an accomplished career consultant, Lynden has interviewed thousands of job seekers, led more than 300 career development training sessions serving 500+ job seekers resulting in employment and enhanced job performance for hundreds of professionals.

Please Tell Me a Good Story: The Key to an Outstanding Interview

Please Tell Me a Good Story- The Key to an Outstanding Interview

“The engineers of the future will be poets.” –Terence McKenna I am always surprised when working with clients on interview prep – especially when working on “the tell me about yourself” question and answer. Usually, an inexperienced and under-practiced interviewee will respond with, “Well, where shall I begin?” If you, as a job seeker have […]

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The Winds of Change – How Executive Coaching Helps Leaders Produce Better Results

The Winds of Change – How Executive Coaching Helps Leaders Produce Better Results

It has been my privilege to work with, and coach, hundreds of executives over the course of my career, most of whom were in the process of a career transition – either internally with their current employer or externally where they were seeking new work. My most satisfying career accomplishments have been in executive coaching […]

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3 Essential Holiday Job-Hunting Secrets

3 Essential Holiday Job-Hunting Secrets

The holiday season can be a challenge for job seekers. Those who are frustrated by a long search may despair over a perceived lack of success in the search (so far) or fears associated with decreased or no income. For others, there’s the challenge of keeping spirits high when around family, friends and other revelers. […]

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Strut Your Stuff – How to Build Your Personal Brand On One Gorgeous Page

Strut Your Stuff – How to Build Your Personal Brand On One Gorgeous Page

You weren’t an accident. You weren’t mass produced. You aren’t an assembly-line product. You were deliberately planned, specifically gifted and lovingly positioned on Earth by the Master Craftsman. – Max Lucado, The Christmas Candle Along the curious road of a job search, job seekers inevitably encounter the challenge of personal branding which includes describing what […]

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Job Hunting at 50+

Job Hunting at 50+

Have you reached that milestone birthday of 50? Wonder what’s next in your career? Confused about how to do a search when most of your career is behind you versus ahead of you? With extensive experience in executive search (recruiting) and more recently intensively focus working as an executive coach and career strategist who has […]

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Uncomfortable Sharing Career Accomplishments? Problem Solved: O*Net and Go Beyond

Uncomfortable Sharing Career Accomplishments_ Problem Solved_ O_Net and Go Beyond

Along the curious road of a job search, job seekers inevitably encounter the challenge of describing what it is they do—what makes them successful in their work. With 15+ years in executive search (recruiting/headhunting) and more recently 5+ years intensively working as an executive and career coach—I have a perspective to offer about how effectively […]

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5 Steps to Make Switching Industries a Breeze

5 Steps to Make Switching Industries a Breeze

Are you thinking about making a career shift and completely switching industries? You’re not alone. Coach Lynden Kidd put together five steps that will simplify the process.

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Career Coach vs Headhunter: What is the Difference?

Career Coach vs. Headhunter: What's the Difference?

Along the curious road of a job search, job seekers have the opportunity to collaborate with career coaches as well as headhunters, also known as recruiters. Coach Lynden Kidd lays out the differences between the two and explains why a multi-pronged approach is essential in your job hunt.

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5 Ways to Get That Promotion You Deserve

5 Steps to Getting That Promotion You Deserve

We all know the saying, “Hard work pays off.” While that statement is true, when it comes to getting the promotion you want, sometimes you have to be a bit more tactful. Coach Lynden Kidd offers up some sure-fire ways to get noticed by your boss and get that promotion you want and deserve.

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