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    The Best Way to Find and Protect Your Job

    There are many types of insurance that we are paying on a regular basis and we don’t typically reflect too much on that since it has become routine.  Some types of insurance are deducted automatically from the paycheck.  These are mandatory expenses while others are elective.  Insurance is a payment we pay to get protection …

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    7 Best Tips for Your Elevator Pitch

    Imagine you go to a job search networking meeting for the first time, and the leader at one point informs the audience that everybody will have a chance to stand in front of the group and present an elevator pitch. I vividly remember such a scenario more than 10 years ago at a meeting with …

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    3 Most Important Tactics for Job Interviews

    Every job interview has three parts. It starts with the introduction, goes on to the purpose of the interview, and ends with the closing of the interview. If you understand the objective of each part—from the interviewer’s point of view—you can increase your chances of beating your competition. After all, someone will be hired. Will …

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    Mature, Unemployed, and the Next Steps

    Even though the economy has improved lately, there’s still a large contingency of people who after long and successful careers find themselves not only blocked but also bewildered about their professional future because of their age. This is a serious problem because these people still need to provide for their families, and many are by …

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    The Elevator Pitch Checklist

    A recent article of mine covered most people’s lack of efficacy in practicing their elevator pitches at job search networking meetings. I wanted to follow up on that and prove my tenets, so I brainstormed with a group of trusted associates—all of whom are in transition—and we came up with some “best practices.” Following are …

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    How to Overcome Your Insecurities

    Are you insecure at times? Of course you are, because this is how we keep checks and balances over our daily behavior. As a practicing career coach, I see this personality trait every day. And because about 70% of my clients are in transition, I see it more than others do. I remember that when …

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    5 Steps to Finding Your Next Job

    Start with 5 to 10 target companies. There are several ways to identify the kinds of companies you seek. For example: Google companies by typing the company name, a word space, the word near, and your ZIP code. Use LinkedIn’s company search by selecting an industry type and location. Search companies that you know employ…
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    You’re Fired! What Now?

    I hate to sound like Donald Trump, but what happens if you get fired? or laid off? or downsized? Whatever term you use doesn’t matter. The thing is that come Monday, you have nowhere to go and you feel angry, guilty, puzzled, confused, and a hundred other feelings. You’re panicking because suddenly, it’s not business …

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    Avoiding the Black Hole

    In this context the black hole is not a scientific term but rather the annoying condition when people apply for posted job openings and they never hear back.  It is very frustrating because applying for positions is a time consuming effort often with no results.  But why is this so prevalent?  The answer is simple; …

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    Six Steps Out of In-Transition

    Losing your job can happen instantly, or you might be told ahead of time because the company is restructuring, moving out of town, or the like. Regardless of the circumstances, it is vital to attempt to quickly regain equilibrium and find another suitable position—fast. Typically, though, your reaction to the new situation is not logical …

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