Are you feeling guilty about leaving your job? career direction tips career mindset practical advice Jan 14, 2022

I was having a phone session with a client recently, who is a head of a private school. He was sharing with me he was feeling guilty about leaving his role that he had prepared for so many years. He couldn’t believe how burned out he was of the politics and COVID. I asked him, “Are...

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4 Steps to Get Crystal Clear on How You Want to Spend Your Time career direction tips practical advice Dec 07, 2021

An enormous piece of helping someone clarify their career next steps is helping them get crystal clear on how they want to spend their time at work.

Think about it. There are 24 hours in a day, we are awake for 16-18 hours, and we spend almost 9 of our waking hours working. 
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6 Tips to Making an Effective Career Change career direction tips networking tips practical advice Nov 30, 2021
A lot of times when people want to make a career change, they want to snap their fingers and be in their new career. Often, the transition takes a lot more time. After all, there's the need for introspection and to do research to clarify the best next steps, and that takes time. There might be a...
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Hope in a Turbulent Job Market career direction tips career mindset practical advice Mar 25, 2020

Hope in a Turbulent Job Market

By Donna Shannon

Without a doubt, COVID-19 is having a dramatic impact on the workforce as businesses close to accommodate public health measures. However, times of strife often kick off innovation in unexpected ways. Today’s guest Danielle Menditch...

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I’m hopeful despite these tough economic times. career direction tips practical advice Mar 17, 2020

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I’m hopeful despite these tough economic times.

I started my career in career services in 2009, during the financial crisis, and my business in 2013 during the start of the upturn. 

With the volatility of the stock markets, the looming...

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How to Get a Side Gig During the Furlough career direction tips networking tips practical advice Jan 25, 2019

Take Care of Yourself-

For many government employees, one of the reasons to work for the government is job security. This recent furlough has shattered that sense of security which takes both a financial and emotional toll.

First things first, if you have been furloughed, take care of yourself....

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Why Your Cell Phone Might Be Hindering Work-Life Balance career mindset practical advice Nov 26, 2018

I updated my iPhone several weeks ago and received an alert. Without much thought I clicked on the link and received a shocking dose of reality: I had used four glorious, precious hours of my life on my cell phone alone last week. What?! Four hours?! I couldn’t believe it. Four hours is...

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How to Use Your Job-Hopping Experiences to Identify Your Career Direction career direction tips practical advice Feb 23, 2017

When I talk to potential clients, I often hear fears that their job-hopping experiences mean that they may never settle down into a career. This fear is unfounded: Job-hopping experiences can be one of the best resources to help someone identify a career direction. Job hopping, of course, is...

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3 Benefits of Peer Accountability to Achieve Your Career Goals practical advice Dec 21, 2016

As we move into the New Year, we start making resolutions and goals for 2017. We often set goals for our career and do not stick with them.

There are many reasons why we don't stick with our goals. Perhaps they are not goals we want to accomplish in the first place. Or our goals are too lofty to...

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4 Things You Can Do If You’re Burned Out From a Job Transition career direction tips practical advice Dec 01, 2016

4 Things You Can Do If You’re Burned Out From a Job Transition  

Published on SharpHeels: http://sharpheels.com/2016/12/making-a-career-change/

Have you been spending hours contemplating your career direction, applying to hundreds of jobs online, and talking about your next...

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My First Job Was a Total Bust. 3 Lessons I Learned from It. interviewing practical advice Oct 25, 2015

When I graduated with my Master of Social Work, I left the University of Denver with few connections and job prospects. I had three things going against me: I didn’t know what I wanted in a job, I didn’t know my value and work potential, and I didn’t have an established...

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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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