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  Who would have known it could last this long? Did you ever read the statistic that June 2009 was when the Great Recession troughed according to economists? Following that thought, we would have been on the upward swing ever since. But if you tell that to people whose companies are still downsizing and restructuring…Continue Reading

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How proactive should you be when you face job loss?

The Central Wisconsin area, which is my home base, is reeling from not one but two massive layoffs. Last week Wednesday, Wausau Paper announced it was shutting down the Brokaw mill which employs 450 people. The planned date is March 31, 2012. Then right on the heels of this announcement came the announcement that 556…Continue Reading

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What everyone should know when your plan fails

I’ve been known to panic when I face technology problems. My husband knows better than to get close to me when I am trying to fix a problem with my computer, printer, phone, or anything else related to my business. I growl and complain and sometimes even cry. Yesterday I woke up to find that…Continue Reading

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How to create a networking chain reaction

Everyone talks about this nebulous thing called networking. Some of us network without even thinking about it and for others, it is this bizarre concept is one they just can’t figure out. They can’t visualize and they make it way too hard. I coach all my clients that an effective job search includes networking as…Continue Reading

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How to cope with job loss during the holidays

Job loss hurts at any point during the year but during the times when society suggests you should be the happiest, it often hurts the most. Every Christmas, no matter what the economy you hear of major layoffs or companies shutting down. There are still many companies who run on a fiscal year of January…Continue Reading

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Where’s your anger coming from?

Wisconsin is the hot bed for angry people lately and the Occupy movement has moved that anger nationwide. I know that the recession has caused havoc for many people and it is easy to throw blame. I think some people who were affected by the latest financial and economic crisis lived on the other side…Continue Reading

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