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Mary Kruger

Mary works with overwhelmed professional women who are stuck in their career, by helping them rise above the competition, get the job they truly want and the money they deserve - faster and with less hassle. She specializes in working with mom’s, (she’s a mom too!) - helping them gain balance, clarity and success, taking back their lives as she did with hers. With over 10 years of coaching, Mary has helped more than 1,200 people overcome the isolation, frustration and discouragement job search can bring. Contact Mary on Noomii or her website to find out how she can help you find the job of your dreams.

The Significant Benefits of Journaling in your Life and Career

The Significant Benefits of Journaling in your Life and Career

Keeping a journal on a regular basis can change your life and work in a very positive way. There are different types of journals and different ways to journal. Let’s examine them. Journal types Journaling is often done with paper and pen. Some people prefer this, as they find they are freer and more creative […]

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5 Essential Steps for Successful Salary Negotiation

5 Essential Steps for Successful Salary Negotiation

Congratulations, you got the job! Now that you’ve secured the position, it’s time to have the salary talk with your new boss. Not sure how to go about negotiating a fair salary? You’re not alone. Salary negotiation requires planning your approach, researching the compensation and communicating it clearly. When it comes to salary negotiation, it […]

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Feeling Frazzled by Your Job Search? Here’s Why You Need to Get Organized

Feeling Frazzled by Your Job Search? Here's Why You Need to Get Organized

The snow is finally gone, the flowers are poking out and aside from cleaning out your closet, it may be time to do some spring cleaning in our day-to-day work as well. In honor of the new spring season, we decided to look at how to maximize your job search success by using simple organization […]

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When is it Okay to Talk Money?

When is it Okay to Talk Money?

Taylor Byrnes’ social media post went viral when her second interview with a Canadian food delivery company was cancelled after she inquired about compensation and benefits. (The company has since rescinded their interview cancellation). SkipTheDishes said that the questions weren’t in line with their company culture. This incident brings forth the question, When should you […]

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The Secret Sauce in Job Search Success

The Secret Sauce in Job Search Success

Every day people looking for work send out resumes and every day many of these people wait and wait and don’t hear back from employers. Then there are others who are job searching that are getting interviews, but don’t get the job. And finally, there are those that get their dream jobs! So what’s the […]

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5 Simple Communication Tips to Get Ahead at Work

5 Simple Communication Tips to Get Ahead at Work

Poor communication is the number one factor that causes havoc in relationships whether at work, home or with love. Let’s look at some tips to better communication at work. 1. Avoid being passive aggressive – it gets you nowhere! When you have a conflict at work with a team member, no matter what the reason, […]

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How True Colors Can Help Your Career

How True Colors Can Help Your Career

True Colors is a personality assessment based on the theory of David Keirsey, Katherine C. Briggs and her daughter Isabel Briggs-Myers. Katherine and Isabel developed the well-known Myers-Brigg Type Indicator (MBTI). They characterized 16 different types of people in MBTI. Over 35 years, Keirsey worked with classifying four different temperament types which he wrote about […]

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Interview Questions that Make You Squirm – Questions Against the Human Rights Act

Interview Questions That Make You Squirm - Questions Against the Human Rights Act

Have you ever gone to an interview and been asked an interview question that you thought was inappropriate, offensive or possibly even illegal? Sometimes employers in the  job market may ask questions that can make you very uncomfortable. 3 reasons employers ask inappropriate interview questions Employers don’t know better. It may be that the company […]

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6 Pitfalls to Avoid With Job References

6 Pitfalls to Avoid With Job References

Your references can make or break if you get the job! Have you ever felt that you landed all the interviews, were asked for references and then…. No job offer. It may have come down to your references. Here are 6 pitfalls that may be getting in the way of your dream job. 1. Forgetting […]

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Why Didn’t I Get The Job? 10 Reasons You May Have Been Overlooked

Why Didn’t I Get The Job? 10 Reasons You May Have Been Overlooked

We’ve all been there. Had a great interview, or maybe two, think we aced everything and then heard nothing. Upon following up we find out that they’ve hired someone else. After high school I remember my daughter Leah interviewing for her first real job. The decision-maker told Leah at the end of the interview that […]

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