Archive for November, 2011

The Power of Good Communication When Networking

November 30, 2011

Mary-Rose Hoja, a biomedical researcher by training, is now a manuscript editor and consultant in mingling and networking. How did she get to this point? She’ll tell you herself in the above video. This article also gives you the full story, including this major insight: During her time in Australia, Hoja attended many events organized [...]

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Advice For Holiday Part-Time Job Seekers

November 27, 2011

I hope you had a Happy Thanksgiving! I’m sure many of you are already deep into your Holiday shopping, and if you’re like me, you’re probably looking at the receipts in disbelief! This is what leads to a lot of people – even well established professionals with a good salary – to consider taking a [...]

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Linkedin Boot Camp For Visual Learners

November 22, 2011

We’ve talked about Linkedin a lot here, and for good reason – it’s the way to network now and for the foreseeable future. But if you’re still wanting to fully understand the what’s, why’s and how’s, here’s a great infographic (I can’t go TOO long without posting a good infographic!). Any surprises here for you [...]

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How Managers Should Handle Change

November 20, 2011

If you’re a consistent reader of the blog, you’ve probably noticed that I’ve been blogging about change a lot lately. And there’s good reason for this: whether you’re a CEO of a Fortune 500 country or a new grad desperate to find a job, understanding how to manage the unexpected changes that come your organization’s [...]

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Asking The Right Questions When Networking

November 15, 2011

One click on the Networking category tab on the right side of this blog and you’ll see that it’s a topic I cover a lot here. Why? Because whether you’re networking to simply keep up your career/contacts or you’re actively pursuing a new job, networking is foundational to your career. I truly believe from my [...]

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Where Are The Skill Gaps In Today’s Hiring Market?

November 13, 2011

Whether you’re looking to take the next step in your career or you’re out of a job, I always tell my Career Coaching clients that they must stay aware of the trends in the hiring market. By knowing what hiring managers are looking for or having trouble finding, you’ll have a leg up vs. the [...]

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Can You Make a Living Doing What You Love?

November 8, 2011

That was the title of a St. Louis Post-Dispatch article from this past Sunday that I had the honor of being quoted in. The article follows several area women who are doing just that. Two opened a knittery store in Kirkwood, another is making a living as a harpist. The piece does a good job [...]

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What Can Lady Gaga Teach You About a Job Search?!

November 6, 2011

That’s exactly what I wanted to know when I saw a recent article titled, 4 Job Search Lessons Learned From Lady Gaga. I know Lady Gaga is a huge star. She’s incredibly popular. But let’s face it…she’s a little bit out there! But as the article points out, there’s a lot of strategy behind all [...]

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How To Lead During Workplace Change

November 2, 2011

Piggybacking off of my last post about change, I want to quickly put out some thoughts on one key aspect of change: leadership. I’m not talking about changes IN leadership here, but rather leading during a time of change. Let’s face it – when the unexpected happens (be it industry changes, staffing changes, etc.), people [...]

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