Archive for February, 2012

“The Artist” And Managing Career Change

February 28, 2012

By now this is probably no spoiler alert: The Artist won Best Picture at this year’s Academy Awards. Now, I promise no major plot spoilers here. But as any general Google search will tell you, the film is about a silent movie star dealing with the massive shift in Hollywood when “talkies” started. The movie [...]

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What’s De-Motivating Your Career?

February 25, 2012

It’s a lot more fun to focus on what can inspire and motivate positive change in your career than on the negatives. But like it or not, there are always going to be roadblocks. This is especially true if you’re a job seeker. Whether you’re out of a job or just looking for a new [...]

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What Does YOUR Facebook Profile Tell Potential Employers?

February 21, 2012

“Ya, ya, ya David, I know. You should never post anything on Facebook that you wouldn’t want your boss seeing. Tell me something I don’t know!” I’m sure this was the response more than one of you had. But here’s the thing: it’s not just about WHAT you’re posting to Facebook that could be a [...]

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Small Steps To Career Success

February 17, 2012

Whenever we have a big task in front of us – be it finding a new job or tackling a huge project at work – it’s easy to get overwhelmed or to rush it to get it over with. But as I’ve seen time and time again as a Career Coach, breaking down any task [...]

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My Guest Column For The STL Post-Dispatch is Live!

February 13, 2012

I was recently honored to be invited to be a guest career columnist for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. But there was only one problem – as a Career Coach, there were so many things I WANTED to write about, but I could only choose one thing to start with!!! So after a lot of consideration, [...]

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Finding The Right Company Culture “Fit”

February 9, 2012

One of the things I preach to anyone and everyone is that your company culture MUST be the right fit for you. By “fit”, I mean that it must share the same values and ideals, allowing you to be “you” so that you can enjoy every day at work to the fullest. I talk much [...]

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Why Companies Are Using Facebook to Recruit

February 7, 2012

We’ve talked a lot about how LinkedIn and other social media tools are essential for HR reps and job seekers alike. But what about Facebook? While primarily considered a “social” tool, Facebook is quickly becoming a source of talent pool community activation. But don’t just take my word for it. Check out the below infographic [...]

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Are Young Adults in a Collective Career Crisis?

February 5, 2012

Per this article and the below video from the Wall Street Journal, the answer is yes. The statistics are staggering: teens and adults under the age of 24 have double the unemployment rate of adults 25+. The article states “Some young adults have decided to forgo college degrees, graduate school or even the search for [...]

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How To Productively Work From Home

February 1, 2012

The modern day workplace has gotten to a point that you don’t have to physically be “in” it to be a part of it! As a Carer Coach and counselor, I talk to more and more people who work from home, some as full-time employees who work online with coworkers, others who serve as freelancers [...]

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