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Do you love your job?

Posted by on Feb 12, 2018 in Career Change, Career Counseling, Interviewing, Job Searching, LinkedIn, Resumes, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Do you love your job?

This being the week of love, it may be interesting to know that on average, only about 15% of people love their jobs. Yet overall, only 33% of people love their lives. And while aging can be a downer for many, turns out that the older we are, the happier we’ll likely become: 36% of those ages 50-64 are happy, as are a whopping 41 percent of adults ages 65+. This could be because they don’t have to go to work! But if hi-ho, hi-ho, it’s off to work you must go, Meg Selig, MA-Ed., author of Changepower and a regular writer for Psychology Today,...

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Resume tips. From so-so to Wow!

Posted by on Feb 5, 2018 in Career Change, Career Counseling, Interviewing, Job Searching, LinkedIn, Resumes, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Resume tips. From so-so to Wow!

My business writes more resumes at this time of year than at any other. My theory is that once the New Year starts, career-progress hopefuls attempt to update their own documents, yet after a few weeks of trying, decide that working with a professional may ultimately get them better results, despite the $100 to $750 fee. However these tips can help you get professional results for a fraction of the cost: Be clear on what you want your resume to accomplish. A successful resume is designed to help get you in the door for appealing...

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It’s all in how you look at it.

Posted by on Jan 29, 2018 in Career Change, Career Counseling, Interviewing, Job Searching, LinkedIn, Resumes, Uncategorized | 0 comments

It’s all in how you look at it.

With a goal of career improvement on the list for many this year, I’ve been sharing ideas about job crafting—steps you can take to boost your satisfaction at work without necessarily changing positions. In the past 2 weeks, I’ve talked about tweaking who you work with, how you work with them, as well as shifting your job tasks to make your professional life more pleasant. This week, we’ll cover how to change your mindset to make the job you’re doing seem more meaningful. As an example, in a former work role, I served as a customer service rep...

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Making your job your own. A job crafting success story.

Posted by on Jan 22, 2018 in Career Change, Career Counseling, Interviewing, Job Searching, LinkedIn, Resumes, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Making your job your own. A job crafting success story.

You know that coworker who drives you nuts? How you wish you could cut out your interactions with her, or at least keep them to a minimum. And how wonderful it would be if you could spend more time working with the Customer Care team; they’re always so fun and professional. But alas, this is your job and you can’t always have things your way…or can you? Last week I wrote about the concept of job crafting, a theory coined by researchers at Yale University describing the process of sculpting your job to increase your satisfaction and...

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Making your job the one you want.

Posted by on Jan 15, 2018 in Career Change, Career Counseling, Interviewing, Job Searching, LinkedIn, Resumes, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Making your job the one you want.

This time of year, many of us are aiming to make progress toward greater career happiness. “I want work with more meaning, a specialty that better fits my unique talents,” are hopes I frequently hear. I want this for all of us, too, yet I also understand that we need to keep putting food on the table. So after hearing their goals I’ll usually ask, “What’s your bottom line income target?” For the majority of people, it’s not much less than what they’re already earning, and often over $50,000 each year. This translates to a pay rate of about...

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Building a habit for success.

Posted by on Jan 8, 2018 in Career Change, Career Counseling, Job Searching, LinkedIn, Resumes, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Building a habit for success.

A blank slate, fresh start, and new beginning; that’s the glorious gift we’re given each time the next year begins. And you, along with me and 40% of the US population, may have defined some hopes for 2018. Yet when it comes to achieving our aims, the odds are against us: research shows that of 100 goal setters, only eight will have success. Yet there’s a secret weapon that can help us join that minority group of winners, and that’s habit. Turns out that about 40% of what we do in any given day is driven by routine. An event triggers a...

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Do you WOOP?

Posted by on Jan 1, 2018 in Career Change, Career Counseling, Interviewing, Job Searching, LinkedIn, Resumes, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Do you WOOP?

Happy 2018! If you’re like me, you’re excited to have a clean slate of opportunity to focus on as the New Year begins. Part of my eagerness is tied to creating fresh goals to work toward. Dr. Gabriele Oettingen, professor of psychology at New York University, developed this process for identifying and achieving motivating aims that make you WOOP with anticipation: W – Wish: What is an important wish you want to accomplish, and over what time period? Choose a goal that is meaningful, challenging, and feasible. Oettingen suggests keeping your...

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Better outcomes for 2018

Posted by on Dec 26, 2017 in Career Change, Career Counseling, Interviewing, Job Searching, LinkedIn, Resumes, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Better outcomes for 2018

Despite this being “the most wonderful time of the year”, it can be a tough season for many. As we size up our successes (or lack of them), and combine that assessment with high expectations for the holidays, the result can be stress and depression. If you’re looking back at 2017 and thinking, “Well, that didn’t go exactly as I’d hoped,” what you say to yourself next can make the difference between 2018 turning out better, or worse. Educational psychologist Kristin Neff, Ph.D., in her TED Talk on youtube.com, recommends that rather than...

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Tips to increase employee engagement

Posted by on Dec 18, 2017 in Career Change, Career Counseling, Interviewing, Job Searching, LinkedIn, Resumes, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Tips to increase employee engagement

Hoping for a better worker experience in 2018? You’re not alone. In the world of human resources, disengaged employees—those who are lackluster about their work– are a huge concern. They cost companies thousands of dollars in lost productivity, drag down morale, and leak their lack of interest to customers, all of which impact growth and profitability. Worst of all, disengaged employees aren’t rare: over 70% of workers fall into this category. But now more than ever, business leaders are determined to turn this around, and these...

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Lessons from Marie Curie

Posted by on Dec 11, 2017 in Career Change, Career Counseling, Interviewing, Job Searching, LinkedIn, Resumes, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Lessons from Marie Curie

Would you sign up for this career? For years before you could even begin your profession, you would have to, as a member of a discriminated-against population, work much harder than others in your field to be taken seriously. Then, when an opportunity presents itself—one that you yourself have uncovered through diligence and persistence—you would need to execute three years of tedious, dangerous, unpaid labor to produce one quarter of a teaspoon of a substance that proves your worthiness. You will then share your trade secrets and give away...

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