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3 Epic Kids Who Should Influence Your Career

February 12, 2013 Changing Careers

Life changed when fixed income analyst Monique Péan’s 16- year old sister passed away in a tragic car accident. Monique found herself staring at seven...

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The Essential Guide to Landing a Global Assignment [Top Six Questions to Consider]

January 30, 2013 Relocation

Experiencing the world on your employer’s dime via a global assignment is increasingly becoming harder to realize without answering key questions. Global assignments are big...

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Now You Can Explain Why You Got Laid Off Without Sabotaging Your Next Interview

January 17, 2013 Interviewing

Rumors are flying around that the editorial team at Thomson Reuters was laid-off this week, specifically those who scored lower than a four on their...

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Job Hunter Tips: Accelerating Hiring Timelines

January 8, 2013 The Job Hunt

As a career coach to career changers, I’ve noticed that often when it rains it pours during a job hunt. For instance, you may be...

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Interview Tips: When to Share Personal Information to Land a Job

January 2, 2013 Interviewing

It’s NOT always inappropriate to discuss your personal life during a professional conversation — including during a formal interview, informational interview, or while networking. However,...

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Fast Contributors Make More Money than Fast Learners – Which One Are You?

January 2, 2013 Changing Careers

How fast can you contribute to my bottom line? Conversations with 15 well-paid executives revealed that contributing toward important goals when you are newly hired...

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Informational Interview Tips: Who to Network With and What to Ask (Part 2)

December 6, 2012 Effective Networking

You must speak with people if you are serious about transitioning in your career. It is absolutely not enough to sit behind a computer screen....

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The Agency Shift to Client Side: Thinking Like a Client [free full eBook edition within]

November 28, 2012 Changing Careers

Ad executives thought I was nuts for going in the opposite direction when I left American Express to work for Ogilvy & Mather. I decided...

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Small Business Saturday 11/24 Offer – Empower 2-for-1 and Give to Dress for Success

November 22, 2012 Special Offers

**Update: this offer is no longer valid**   Shopping or gifting isn’t just about crossing off the items on your list, the toys and shoes...

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Fashion Career Change Tips: How to Dress for Jobs in Creative Fields

November 19, 2012 Changing Careers

Since I launched my Gen X career coaching firm, I have found that more than 97.9% of my clients (i.e. practically everyone) wants to transition...

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A Dialogue About Changing Careers between Military Veterans and Civilians

November 13, 2012 Changing Careers

Two military veterans, one career coach, and an HR executive walk into a bar… See below what those parties say about language barriers between HR...

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Informational Interview Tips: Who to Network With and What to Ask (Part 1)

November 10, 2012 Effective Networking

You must speak with people if you are serious about transitioning in your career. It is absolutely not enough to sit behind a computer screen....

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The Mommy Shift: A Reentry Strategy (Brief Edition)

October 26, 2012 The Job Hunt

As a working mom myself,  most of my personal relationships with other moms are now virtual. Yet, even though my mommy conversations consist of chats...

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Salary Negotiation Strategy: $$$ on the Table

October 18, 2012 Salary Negotiations

Having worked closely with job seekers, I have seen folks leave a fair share of money on the table because they fear losing an opportunity...

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Interview Tips: What to Write in a Post-Interview Thank You Note

October 3, 2012 Interviewing

There are benefits to not only emailing a thank you note following an interview but also to writing one (yes, with a pen and on...

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Capitalize on LinkedIn Endorsements

September 27, 2012 LinkedIn

Your career is no place for crowdsourcing. However, through LinkedIn Endorsements your connections are now able to weigh in on your skills. The more endorsements...

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How to Secretly Use LinkedIn

September 13, 2012 LinkedIn

Wild flurries of LinkedIn activities have resulted in premature pink slips. If your boss or colleagues see signs that you are job hunting such as...

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New Ways to Answer that Weakness Question

September 6, 2012 Interviewing

You hate answering that weakness question during a job interview however you have to come up with something good. Think about weaknesses that are either...

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48 Hours After a Job Rejection

August 30, 2012 The Job Hunt

The 48 hours after a job rejection are critical. They sting even when you really did not want the job. You spent a great deal...

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Three Pillars to Successful LinkedIn Recommendations

August 23, 2012 LinkedIn

LinkedIn recommendations are useless…if not supported by a strategy. After tailoring LinkedIn profiles for professionals who have successfully attracted attention, I found that having a...

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