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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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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