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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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    Tuesday Nov 25, 2014 | 9:15 am

    Employers: Key reasons to invest in outplacement services

    Perhaps your company needs to cut costs or the management has decided to go in a different direction—whatever the case may be, the result may call for a layoff. The news will be painful for those impacted and you want to do the right thing for employees who have worked hard and will lose their jobs due to no fault of their own. In an effort to ease your employees’ […]

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    Tuesday Nov 18, 2014 | 9:00 am

    Say yes to outplacement and here’s why…

    A recent study found that roughly 20% of Americans have been laid off from their jobs during the past five years. So, the chances are high that you or someone you know has been affected by this increasing trend in the marketplace. When you get the word that you no longer have a job, you’re understandably shaken and in shock, so you’re not necessarily taking in all of the information […]

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    Wednesday Nov 05, 2014 | 9:00 am

    Are you at one end of the “I love/hate my job” spectrum?

    “I hate my job” and “My job is destroying me” are two powerful statements clients recently made as they gave me their reasons for coming to their first career counseling session. While not every client expresses such striking disdain for their work, everyone has a story about how it affects them, and that information informs how I will ultimately help them. Depending on the severity of the impact – e.g. […]

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    Wednesday Oct 29, 2014 | 10:00 am

    Do you have an inner directive?

    “Do you have any thoughts about what you might want to do?” I asked Alice who had recently been laid off from her job of 12 years. Her former employer offered her career counseling (also called outplacement) with my company, Heart At Work Associates, to help her transition to new work. “I was hoping you’d give me some ideas about what I’m qualified to do”, she responded. Fair enough I […]

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