Category Archives: career planning

Questions to Make Next Year GREAT!

Now is an excellent time to reflect on your past accomplishments and begin planning for your next big year! Here are some questions to get your planning started: What were your two or three most significant accomplishments, breakthroughs, and/or achievements … Continue reading

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Preparation

Preparation = the action or process of making ready or being made ready for use or consideration.   Preparations = something done to get ready for an event or undertaking. When you think of “being prepared”, you most likely are thinking … Continue reading

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You’re a STAR! The Fool-Proof Method of Proving Your Skills

Today we continue the series on using your Skills Language. So far, we have determined the critical importance of describing your skills and the Three Basic Types of Skills.  Today, we explain how to prove your Skills Language to others, which … Continue reading

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The Three Basic Types of Skills

90 percent of job applicants do not get hired because they cannot describe the skills they have. On Monday, we established the fact that your ability to describe yourself using your Skills Language is the #1 factor that determines the speed … Continue reading

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The No. 1 Reason People Do NOT Get Hired

In an earlier blog, I described the Key Steps to a Successful Job Search. The #1 reason people do not get hired is they fail at describing their skills. This applies to YOU – regardless of whether you are a … Continue reading

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Key Steps to a Successful Job Search

There is something very special about seeing a person who, with caring, knowledgeable guidance, takes a long look in the “self-assessment mirror,” rises up with a confident smile and says, “Aha! Now I know what I want my education, my … Continue reading

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Why "Team Building" is So Often Meaningless

This is a re-post deemed timely once again after reading a local article by a consultant using fictional examples to question the value of traditional “team building” courses. “Team Building” may be one of the most meaningless phrases in the … Continue reading

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All You Possibly Can…

One of my favorite college memories was a simple few moments in time on a lazy, meandering Sunday afternoon with my friend Mary Beth. We were enjoying a leisurely walk between Thompson Woods and Morris Library on the campus of … Continue reading

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A Career Planning Checklist for Your Job Search

Perhaps you or someone you know is looking for a job or making a career transition right now, and maybe I can help. I have 20 years experience as a Certified Career Specialist and Business Coach, with a record of … Continue reading

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