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About 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.

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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 a job 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 […]

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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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Opening the Door with Informational Interviews

Opening the Door with Information Interviews

An informational interview is a totally different breed than an employment interview. How? Well, when asking for an informational interview you are doing so from a place of research. Conducting an informational interview isn’t about getting a job; it is about gathering information. Informational interviews provide valuable information about potential industries, companies and their culture, […]

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7 Steps to Job Searching at 50

7 Steps to Job Searching in Your 50s

Many folks in their 50s may be struggling to reenter the workforce or are feeling stuck in a job that they hate. Does that sound like you? If so, here are seven steps that may open up opportunities to a new career. First impressions It is said that you never have a second chance to […]

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Does a Career Coach Actually Help You Find a Job?

Does a Career Coach Actually Help You Find a Job_

Working with a career coach can help you accelerate your job search and increase your chances of success. So who will benefit from a career coach? How do I choose a career coach? And finally, what are the benefits of working with a career coach? Let’s break it down.

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What Training do Career Coaches Have?

Career Coach Training

Career coach training is as varied as coaches themselves. The coaching industry is not regulated. Whether someone has taken a one-year course, a weekend online course or no training at all, they can legally call themselves a career, business or life coach. Coach Mary Kruger explains the different types of coach training programs, assessment tools and job search techniques to help you make an educated decision when hiring a career coach.

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How to Re-enter the Workforce With Confidence After 10 Years

Re-enter Workforce With Confidence After 10 Years

What is it like to re-enter the workforce after 5, 10 or even 15 years? Are you scared, excited, worried, lacking confidence, stuck or unsure where to begin? These might be some of the feelings you are experiencing when thinking about returning to the workforce after a significant time away. However, if you take a […]

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