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    Monday Feb 16, 2015 | 9:15 am

    Are you prepared to promote yourself?

    At some point in your career you’ll need to promote yourself—be ready. When you’re looking for a job, contemplating a career change, or vying for a promotion, you need to articulate the skills, talents and personality traits that make you stand out. While this is key to moving to the next level in your career, it’s difficult for most people. One of the reasons is rooted in our cultural conditioning […]

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    Monday Feb 02, 2015 | 9:45 am

    Stay engaged in your job search after an interview

    I know it’s tempting…you’ve had a great interview and so you decide to wait on pursuing other job prospects until you receive word (of an expected job offer). Even though that may seem to be a reasonable thing to do, it’s a bad idea and here are three reasons why: Waiting is deflating. If you put your search on hold, you’re likely to lose positive momentum, which is key to […]

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    Monday Jan 26, 2015 | 6:45 am

    Begin with the end in mind

     The beginning of the year is a great time for self assessment and the setting of new goals. Often these goals center around improving current jobs and careers or obtaining new jobs and new careers. Many clients come to us at this time of year struggling with these challenges. They’ve taken stock of where they are and have decided they want something different…a promotion within their current employer, a new […]

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    Thursday Jan 22, 2015 | 9:20 am

    Dare to dream about your life.

    Do you dream about what you want in your life—new job, different career direction, supportive friends? If you’ve had dreams that did not materialize, did your disappointment or loss prevent you from daring to imagine other possibilities? Dreams are part of a complex mix of desires, feelings, beliefs and actions that can eventually result in a physical form. If you seldom experience dreams becoming real in your life, it might […]

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    Monday Jan 12, 2015 | 6:45 am

    What are your 3 words for 2015?

    I love this time of year…January is full of possibilities. We make New Year’s resolutions, set goals, make big plans. For many of us, it’s a time to take stock of our careers and think of what we’d like to accomplish in 2015…A new job, more responsibility, more pay, a promotion, or all of the above. A few years ago, I came across Chris Brogan’s 3 Words for the Year. […]

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    Tuesday Dec 30, 2014 | 10:00 am

    What meaning does winter hold for you this year?

    It’s here again: winter in Maine. The season changed on December 21, the winter solstice, the darkest day of the year, even though our lack of snow yet this year belies the season. Whether you enjoy winter or merely put up with it, this season remains a predictable aspect of life in Maine. Understanding the significance of the season that holds both the demise of the old year and the […]

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    Monday Dec 22, 2014 | 6:45 am

    Raising the bar for your career in 2015

      It’s that time of the year…when we take stock of the year winding down and look forward to what improvements we’d like to see in the coming year. One area of self improvement that many examine is advancement in their career — either with their current organization or in someplace new. If you’re looking to make a career change in 2015, you need to ask some key questions that will […]

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    Thursday Dec 11, 2014 | 9:00 am

    Take charge of your professional life

      Far too many people let their careers happen to them. If you relate to this statement, but hate to admit it, there are steps you can take to shift from a passive to a pro-active approach to your work life. Take stock of what you want from work. Ask yourself if your competencies, interests and values are adequately met in your work and workplace. If not, then consider negotiating […]

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    Thursday Dec 04, 2014 | 6:30 am

    Defining Your Impact; Articulating Your Value

    Alice (not her real name) came in perplexed. “I’m a social policy researcher at the university. The group I’ve been affiliated with has lost its funding. I need to figure out how to market myself in a way that appeals to new funders.” “Great! Let’s talk about what you’ve done.” “Basically I organized webinars and conferences that brought nationally recognized experts together and defined best practices for practitioners addressing child […]

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