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How much is your career worth to you?

How much is your career worth to you?

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How much is your career worth? Only you can answer that. People call me to ask about working with me, some with glowing referrals from successful clients, some just randomly, and some of them invest immediately. Some put it on the back burner because they are not ready to make a move. I get that.… Continue Reading

The dangers of speaking your mind on social media

The dangers of speaking your mind on social media

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When I coach clients on social media as part of strategic job search, we talk about the dangers of speaking your mind on social media. I often illustrate my point by sharing how we evolved from talking to our neighbors over the fence to talking on Facebook. While in days past, we talked to one… Continue Reading

How to win friends and family at your holiday parties

How to win friends and family at your holiday parties

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Your friends and family will appreciate you more at your holiday parties if you follow these simple tips. Avoid these common communication fails at holiday parties At Christmas dinner and office holiday parties, you often are connected with people who you don’t spend time with regularly. Or perhaps you just get nervous at more formal… Continue Reading

How to help recruiters find you on LinkedIn

How to help recruiters find you on LinkedIn

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Common complaint from job seekers: “Why don’t recruiters find me?” I read a LinkedIn post written by a mom showing a photo of her graduate daughter, saying that the mom got requests from recruiters all the time and couldn’t figure why her daughter didn’t get any attention. She linked to her daughter’s profile and so… Continue Reading