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Uh Oh, I Think I Hired a Bad Coach

Uh Oh, I Think I Hired a Bad Coach

Kudos for taking the initiative to work with a coach on your career aspirations, relationship, encore career, leadership or whatever issue you may have. That’s a huge step in the right direction and not an easy nor cheap endeavour. I’m sure you did some research on career coaches as well as read a bit on […]

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Work-Life Balance – A Lifelong Story

Work-Life Balance - A Lifelong Story

For years, we have been talking about work-life balance. How to prioritize between “work” aka your career and ambition and “lifestyle” aka your health, pleasure, leisure, family and friends. It seems like there was no other choice but having to pick one versus the other. It seemed the two options together were not possible. Wrong! […]

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How To Write A Cover Letter That Really Stands Out

How To Write A Cover Letter That Really Stands Out

A tip-top resume can prove you’ve got the grades. But what makes a company open that PDF doc in the first place? The very first thing a recruiter sees of an applicant is his/her cover letter. And, in a business where only six seconds are spent on any one resume, first impressions count. Spot a […]

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Why Are You Afraid to Make a Career Change?

Why Are You Afraid to Make a Career Change?

You’ve finally decided to make a career change and you’re looking forward to better times, an admirable example of the career goals of a successful individual. But before you make the actual change, I’d like you to consider what might be motivating your decision. In my 35 years of experience, I’ve identified five factors that […]

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What is Wasting Time in Your Job Search Process?

What is Wasting Time in Your Job Search Process_

When looking to enter employment or change your career path from one industry to another, one common thread is the level of time-wasted during the process. It is identified as occurring during the initial, sometimes lengthy job search process. Whilst some applicants are swift in their ambitions and manage to organize themselves at a quick […]

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Why You Need to Stop Compromising Your Values for Work

Why You Need to Stop Compromising Your Values for Work

Have you ever worked in an organization where you were asked to do something you just felt was wrong? Or you were a little uncomfortable with a task because it came dangerously close to crossing a line towards being illegal or immoral. Or realized there were some hokey things going on that weren’t quite above […]

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Are You In The Right Career?

Are You in The Right Career_

Periodically taking the time to review your current job as well as your broader career ambition is critical to a successful career. Think of it like going to get a checkup from the doctor once a year… you may not feel like you need it, but it is a lot better to get a problem […]

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8 Must-Know LinkedIn Best Practices

8 Must-Know LinkedIn Best Practices

Most of us know by now that having a professional online presence is an essential component in today’s job market. Having a social media CV on websites like LinkedIn creates more networking opportunities, helps you get noticed by recruiters and other professionals in your field and can lead you to land your dream career. But, […]

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Why You Need a Social Media CV

Why You Need a Social Media CV

Flick through an article or two on job-hunting no-nos and you’ll undoubtedly find a mention of social media. In a move that would send George Orwell turning in his grave, six in 10 employers hunt through an applicant’s social media prior to giving them a job (and 41% continue to do so after they hire […]

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What Does Your Boss Have in Store for You?

What Does Your Boss Have in Store for You?

How often have you wanted to crawl inside the head of your boss to find out what they’re really thinking about you? More often than not, right? That’s the answer that most employees and middle managers give on career development survey questions- especially those who are serious about managing their career. There are usually two […]

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