Make a Change: Do What You Love in Your Job! Aug 07, 2015

What is your favorite part of your job? Do you like to manage others? Fix a specific problem again and again?  It's common for career changers to like one aspect of their job and feel like they are not doing enough of it.

The purpose of this article is to help you identify...

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I Don't Want to Go Back to College. So Don't! practical advice Jul 08, 2015

As career counselor, I often have clients who are looking to make a career transition but do not want to go back to college or graduate school. My response is, “so don’t!” So the next question is, “Well how do I get the job if I’m not qualified?”

Here’s...

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You’re Awesome. Now Share It! - How to Stand Out in Your Job Interview. interviewing Apr 27, 2015

The first question that most potential employers will ask is, “So tell me about yourself.” When I practice this interview question with my clients, they tend to share their employment history or personal story. The flaws in these responses are that most employers don’t want you...

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How I Landed a Job from an Informational Interview networking tips Mar 26, 2015

Informational interviews are often underutilized, yet one of the best ways to tap the hidden job market. So what is an informational interview? It’s a one-on-one conversation with someone who has a job you might like, who works within a field you might want to enter, or who is employed...

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Why We Shouldn't Make New Year's Resolutions career mindset Dec 30, 2014

For six years I struggled with my weight.  If I would show you pictures from high school and college, I weighed 35 pounds more than I do now. It shocks people when I share this because I’m petite and I haven’t had any major weight gain in years.

I remember year after year,...

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Four Tips to Take Advantage of the Holidays to Find a Job Dec 14, 2014

We often believe that hiring slows down prior to the New Year. THIS IS A MYTH! If anything, hiring managers are still searching for applicants; however, interviews and hiring decisions may be slower because of the inability to get a team of coworkers together.

While holidays may be busy with...

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Have You Found a Job Yet?- How to Respond During the Holidays practical advice Nov 25, 2014

While your friends and family may have the best of intentions and care about your well-being, transitioning careers is an emotional time.

We live in a society where the second question after meeting someone is often, “What do you do?” which can come across as, “What is your...

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The 3 Best Career Research Websites practical advice Nov 10, 2014

There are hundreds of websites to support career research; however, it can be overwhelming to have to figure out the best ones out there and where to start. When I work clients, I suggest they research basic information about careers before they continue on to websites that provide more...

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Parents, help foster children’s career skills practical advice Oct 23, 2014
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If you’re a parent, you’ve likely wondered what you can do to foster career success for your children, even from an early age.

You don’t want to meddle too much, but you don’t want to leave them unprepared either — at least that’s...

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How to Demonstrate Your New Skills to a Potential Employer practical advice Jul 14, 2014

Taking low-cost or free classes is a great way to gain knowledge and skills about a subject area that you may be lacking on your resume. To learn more about where to find these classes, read here.

I’ve had clients take classes on video editing, CPR, Microsoft Word, copywriting, marketing,...

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