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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 […]

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Lack of Focus Will Kill Job Search

Professional career coaches agree that focus is critical in your job search. I am really proud and pleased to be quoted several times in this MSN CareerBuilder article: “I’ll Take Anything”: Three Words That Will Kill Your Job Search, http://msn.careerbuilder.com/Article/MSN-2720-Job-Search-Ill-take-anything-Three-words-that-will-kill-your-job-search/?pf=true  

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Getting Your Heart Set on a Job

Time and time again, I see job seekers who find the “perfect” job for them. Then, they lose the opportunity and feel they have to start all over again. They direct all their efforts toward that one job. Their hearts are set on it. Then, the job posting closes, they don’t get a call, and they lose before the race […]

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Don’t Stop Job Seeking During this Holiday Season

Job seekers who keep at it are even more likely to be hired during the holiday season. Here are some reasons why: There is less competition. You can be sure lots of your fellow job seekers are laying off during the last 60 days of the year. If you stick with it, you’ll make a […]