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I ran into a friend the other day as I was leaving the gym. After the standard "How are you?" he explained that he has received his 30 day notice from the company he has worked at for 20 years. …
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Last week, a local TV/newspaper columnist contacted me about a question from a reader regarding note taking in an interview. Since my responses usually get chopped up by the time they hit the paper to being less verbose than I…
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I was contacted for advice about addressing resume gaps. In this particular instance, an individual left one field to attend school for a totally different line of work. Unfortunately for him, towards the end of his education, he realized that…
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Do you believe in yourself? This seems like a silly question, but I believe that it is at the heart of a successful job search.I was chatting with a client over the weekend about this. She's been out of work…
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In reading the news and looking at the unemployment numbers, it's easy to get discouraged. Large businesses aren't hiring at desired rates, and small businesses are cautious as well. Besides the large numbers of Americans looking for traditional work, there…
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It's understandable that when your job search isn't panning out, you might start looking for anything that will bring in money. Financial constraints can add to the feeling of desperation. However, the "I'll take anything at this point" will hinder…
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We Americans have just finished celebrating our most important day as a nation, Independence Day. Our holiday has become a celebration that brings together friends, family, and neighbors to celebrate a nation that in many respects is the envy of…
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I am preparing for a trip to another conference this summer. I find that in order to be the best I can in self-employment, I take in classes, seminars, read books, and also coach with others. One of my passions…
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People who work at jobs that have a pension component or other retirement supplement by their employer often calculate their last day of work by a formula that calculates a point total to create the maximum benefit. This came to…
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How is your work affecting your health? Studies show that work can have a significant and negative effect on your health. This came to my attention this past week. I've known for some time that I am a stress eater.…
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I had the privilege of having lunch with a friend recently to work on some future opportunities I’m exploring. We spent some time reviewing my personal history. It’s clear to me that I shouldn’t be where I’m at today because…
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Many Americans are scrambling this week to pay their taxes before the April 15 deadline. It's a stressful time for many of us. Do we really need the added stress? Add to that the stresses of work and it's almost…
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