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Sunday April 19, 2015

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    Sunday Apr 05, 2015 | 6:05 am

    The Real Power of LinkedIn

      One of the first things we’ll ask our clients is if they are on LinkedIn or not. We’ll usually get one of three responses: “Yes, but just barely. I don’t have much of a profile;” or “No, I have never seen the need;” or “Yes I am! I have several hundred connections!” To responses 1 and 2, we explain why LinkedIn is such an important tool for their career, […]

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    Tuesday Mar 31, 2015 | 12:47 pm

    Do you negotiate a job offer?

    Are you among the 49% of Americans who never ask for more than what is offered, despite the fact that 45% of employers fully expect to negotiate a job offer? (By the way, more women than men accept what’s initially offered without any negotiation.) Compensation has been a lively topic of conversation with clients recently—some of whom have received multiple job offers. That’s a good sign for the Maine economy, […]

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    Monday Mar 23, 2015 | 6:15 am

    Networking Made Easy

    When  people are asked about the hardest part of the job search process, most say, without hesitation, “networking.” We know that we need to connect with others in the job search. We’ve heard that “people hire people they know, or people they know know — referrals.” Yet we break out in a sweat when we think of reaching out to people we don’t know and ask them for help. Networking just seems such […]

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    Tuesday Mar 17, 2015 | 9:15 am

    Do you think it’s too late to…?

    Have you imagined things you would like to do in your life and then talk yourself out of them because you think it’s too late or you’re too old? Perhaps you might want to reconsider. It’s common for people to dismiss satisfying ideas and interesting options because of inaccurate or unfounded assumptions. When my clients express resignation or regret about something they think they cannot do because of their age, […]

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    Monday Mar 09, 2015 | 6:10 am

    Are You Remarkable?

      Are you a fan of TED Talks, the videos that showcase “Ideas Worth Spreading”? I love them. In under 20 minutes you can watch some really smart people talk about key ideas. One of my favorite TED Talks is by marketing guru, Seth Godin speaking about “Sliced Bread and Other Marketing Delights.” In this video, Godin notes how marketing has changed: Interrupting people to get their attention doesn’t work […]

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    Wednesday Feb 25, 2015 | 12:05 pm

    The right way to network

    “Networking”—it’s an overused and widely misunderstood “must do” job search strategy these days.   Anyone who is looking for a job has probably heard that most open positions are not advertised in traditional ways and the key to any successful job search is “networking”. After all, we’re told, “people hire people they know, or people who are referred to them by people they know.” So networking carries a lot of […]

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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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