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    Is It Time to Move On In Your Career?

    Time to Move On?

    Are you reaching the point where it is time to move on in your career?

    Why are you staying?

    Inertia. Inertia is a dangerous thing. You might be saying:

    I have been here too long to just leave.

    I am too valuable to let go.

    I will wait for the next …

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    Working for a Family Owned Business – Pros and Cons

    Family Owned Business

    Have you considered going to work for a family owned business?

    These businesses have their own special qualities.

    What prompted me to write about this was an e-mail I received after I posted my LinkedIn Publisher post, Are You a Perfect Fit for the Job? Then You Will Not Get It!

    The …

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    Mentors – Both Formal and Informal


    Do you have one or more mentors?

    My one regret from early in my career was I did not seek out mentors. I regret not having someone who could guide me when there was a fork in the road. I have encountered multiple of these forks in my career, and I did not always …

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    Career Planning and the Holidays

    Career Planning and the Holidays

    The holiday season is a great time to do some critical career planning for the following year. You will likely have some time off to reflect back on the year that is ending and make plans for the new one.


    Reflect back over the previous year and identify key …

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    Are You Seeking Respect and Failing in Interviews

    Seeking Respect in Interviews

    Are you seeking respect and backing off your usual style when you first meet someone?

    I have several new clients whose natural style is to be direct in their communication. In contrast, they have a high need for respect in their dealings with other people, as defined by their Birkman Assessment.…

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    Are Networking Events Obsolete?

    Are Networking Events Obsolete?

    You heard me right when I asked if networking events are obsolete.

    I think networking events are highly inefficient. I took several years off in my career to teach high school math, and then I spent a year in the non-profit sector. During that year, I attended a lot of networking …

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    The Challenges and Strategies of Changing Industries

    Changing Industries

    Do you want to change industries but find that you’re running into a lot of roadblocks? If so, you are not alone.

    A couple of years ago, I had a client who was a PMP certified project manager. He had a lot of project management experience managing IT projects, but he wanted to …

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    Pursuing Jobs Where You Are Not A Good Fit

    Pursuing jobs where you are not a good fit…

    My client was approached about a job where she was not necessarily a good fit. She asked me if she should pursue the position.

    My response was yes! They approached her. Talk is cheap. Plus, it was good practice on multiple levels.


    This is a …

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    Perfect Fit for the Position? Expect to Lose!

    I was a Perfect Fit for the Position!

    I have heard it over and over about how you are a perfect fit for the position.

    I hate to tell you that, if you are really a perfect fit for the position, you will almost always lose!


    Let’s start at the beginning of the hiring …

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    Conferences and Your Career

    Conferences and Your Career

    I recently had a client receive free passes to a coveted industry conference. She was not sure how to prepare to get most out of the day.

    Business Cards

    You should always have business cards. There are two different kinds; personal and business. Which do you take?

    Depends on who is …

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