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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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Things to want in your next job

I’ve had the privilege of working with several executive clients who make the BIG BUCKS – the kind of money you read about in Forbes or Fortune Magazine. After years at that level, a shift in mindset happens and the person thinks: “Is this all there is? Why I am busting my butt for this […]

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Lunch Ladies in Texas?

A job loss—even if voluntary – will often throw even the most clear-headed adult into a tizzy. Suddenly, the ego is confused about who it is. That happened to a client I’ll call Lunch Lady. Lunch Lady built a marketing program for a huge school system’s nutrition program in another state. She did it from […]

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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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Would You Like 3 Job Offers at Once?

Many of my clients receive 2, 3 or even 4 job offers in a 10-day period, after 4-8 weeks of serious job seeking. How could that possibly happen in this job market? Well, it’s actually very simple. It’s a matter of campaigning for a job, creating momentum, and then bringing it all to a crescendo […]

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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