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Three Questions to Help you Vet an Executive Coach, Therapist, or Career Counselor

Three Questions to Help you Vet an Executive Coach, Therapist, or Career Counselor

Want to know how to vet and decide which executive coach is the right one for you to work with? Use these three questions as a guide in your vetting process.

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Quick and Easy Work Slump Tip to Boost Productivity

Quick and Easy Work Slump Tip to Boost Productivity

Strive for #tinywins. They provide a motivational hit that helps to build momentum.   If you've hit the proverbial wall while you are working, step away and engage in some kind of energy stimulating activities. It can be as simple as talking with a fun or inspiring friend or co-worker, working on getting some of your 10,000 daily steps in, or tackling something easy off of your to-do list.   What are some of your winning tips for creating energy boosts and tiny wins throughout the day?

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What I can do to make myself stand out amongst the millions of other people wanting a career in the same field?

What I can do to make myself stand out amongst the millions of other people wanting a career in the same field?

QUESTION Hi Kristen, What I can do to make myself stand out amongst the millions of other people wanting a career in the same field. How can I guarantee that I leave a lasting impression on the company that I wish to one day work for? ANSWER Hi T, Good questions. One way to stand out is to focus on developing areas of specialized skills and knowledge. Analyze trends and execute futuring to predict where the market is heading to give you clues as to what is in demand and where the gaps are in specialized knowledge and skills. My best...

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Should I Tailor My Resume for Every Job?

Should I Tailor My Resume for Every Job?

Yes, you should modify your resume to match each job to which you are applying. You will know exactly what they are looking for by thoughtfully reviewing the job announcement and analyzing it for skills keywords. Think of it this way. If you are in business and trying to offer your services or product to someone who is interested and needs your help what would you say to them to show them that you can help them? What knowledge and skills do you have that they need to know about?  A business owner does not say "here is a list of all...

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How to Make a Decision About a Job Offer

How to Make a Decision About a Job Offer

Are you struggling with making a decision about a job change?  Here are three quick questions to ask yourself: Does it get you closer to your professional goals?  Will it provide the income you need?  Is the downside protected?  Does it get you closer to your professional goals?  Are you clear about the next steps and trajectory of your career? What are your specific career goals in both the short-term and the long-term? Are you looking to skill up? Gain experience and knowledge in a particular industry? Are you simply looking to earn an income until the next best job offer? Or are you...

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