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Have the itch to switch jobs?

I was 36 when I realized I was in the wrong profession. As an Account Supervisor at a large, global advertising agency, I had succeeded. I was at the top of my game — but longed to do something else. I had officially gotten “the itch to switch.” I learned that I loved speaking to […]

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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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Getting over the shock of job loss

These are strange times. Even if you feel secure in your job, it could go away. For no logical reason, and no fault of your own. I know. My husband lost his job 3 weeks and 4 days ago. He was well respected. He was “one of” in his organization, doing what he thought was […]

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Finding Perfect Work

Perhaps you have been working from home and have decided you are in the wrong job, the wrong company, or serving the wrong clients. Or, you’ve been furloughed, and you’re wondering IF you will have a job in the next month, the month after, or whenever. Now is the time to transition to Perfect Work. […]

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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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Is this a 2-scoop day?

Every morning, my husband and I start the day with our favorite protein shake. It’s a perfect 150-calorie breakfast that lasts until lunch time. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, I pack the shake with 2 scoops of protein powder, to help my husband power through 2 hours of racquetball that afternoon. He is planning to expend […]

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I’d like to pick your brain

Really? Does that even sound nice? Your mother might tell you that’s something nice people don’t say at the dinner table. It’s also something you shouldn’t say when asking for a networking meeting. Four other things you shouldn’t do: Don’t assume you know anything about the person. Don’t focus the conversation on you and your […]