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Might lose your job? Create a digital life raft.

Nothing lasts forever. If 2020 has taught us anything, we need to get that lesson. Millions of Americans have lost their jobs, through no fault of their own. I hope and pray you have the network, the personal connections, and the will to get back in the game. I’ll write about the will in the […]

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Better Than You Need to Be

I’ve been writing a lot of resumes lately. It seems everyone wants to step out and up-level to a better position this year. I collaborate with my clients, polishing every word and statement in a resume. As we write together, I find myself asking, “How were you different and better than others in the same […]

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You CAN find a job during the Holidays

The experts will tell you to keep looking for work during the holidays. On the other hand, your friends will caution: “No one’s hiring.” I’d like to suggest another approach–to continue with the 7 most important activities that will keep your momentum going. When the New Year rolls around, you’ll be better prepared to compete […]

Never saw it coming…really?

I remember an Austin employer who was concerned about the optics of a 300-person layoff. This was back in the day when our go-go economy gave everyone a sense of ease. The company announced layoffs 6 months out, 3 months out, 1 month out and 1 week out. They set up a Career Center with […]

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Give, Give, Give, Get

That’s a rule for networking. And, I heard this formula at a recent networking event! It means that you give in a networking situation, and give and give – before you ask anything in return. Think of it this way: if you come on too strong with the attitude of “Gimme, gimme, gimme,” the other […]

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Dig your well before you’re thirsty

John Mackay, an envelope company owner from Minnesota, made himself famous by writing Dig Your Well Before You’re Thirsty, a book about networking BEFORE you are out of a job, desperate for someone to help you. Hey, what a concept. Today, I’m offering career coaching BEFORE you are out of work, desperate for someone to […]