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    Monday Nov 09, 2015 | 8:35 am

    How to keep your skills sharp when you’re unemployed

    The national average for landing a new job is about eight months. How do you keep your momentum going and your skills fresh during this time of transition? The first step is to identify the skills that are currently in demand for your target job(s) and determine the best way to build on or refine the competencies you already have. Don’t rely on your assumptions about what is required—find out […]

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    Tuesday Oct 20, 2015 | 6:00 am

    What Do You Do?

    What do you do? How do you answer this question? Do you provide your job title or occupation: Car sales, plumber, housewife, career coach? Or do you respond with WHAT YOU DO? Do you give what you do meaning and value? I can’t recall where I read this, but it had an impact on me. In essence, the idea was to give meaning to our work rather than respond with […]

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    Friday Oct 09, 2015 | 8:30 am

    Over 50, looking for a job, and concerned about your age? Don’t be.

    My career counseling specialty is the boomer demographic and most of my clients have two things in common: they have worked for decades in a primary career and they are afraid that their age will hinder their search for new work. My job is to help them get to the heart of the matter: identify what they want to do, what they have to offer and how to land a […]

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    Tuesday Sep 29, 2015 | 8:30 am

    Find a pause button and get the clarity you need

    I recently saw a client I’ll call Anne, who was stressed from overworking—a very common issue these days. She had made the decision to quit her job within a year and wanted to discuss options that would allow for better balance in her life in her next position. After exploring the issue more in depth, it became clear that Anne was not really in a place to imagine possibilities. She […]

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    Tuesday Sep 22, 2015 | 2:25 pm

    Accelerate Your Job Search

    You’re looking for a new job and you haven’t been as successful as you would like. That is, you haven’t been hired, in spite of all the effort you’ve put in. The fact is, looking for a new job is hard and stressful, even if you’re not changing careers. And, it’s a lot harder than it used to be: There are hundreds of applicants for each position advertised. Applicant Tracking […]

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    Wednesday Sep 09, 2015 | 8:00 am

    How to deal with things you can’t control

    You have choices in life that you may not always recognize…like whether or not to worry or obsess about not having a job or the slow response from prospective employers. Even when you feel like you don’t, you often have options that can influence the process and perhaps shift the outcome of a situation—it’s all in your response. By focusing on what is happening externally, you are likely to overlook […]

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    Monday Aug 31, 2015 | 6:05 am

    Boomers and the Future of Work: SoLoMo

    “Come gather round people wherever you roam and admit that the waters around you have grown…If your time to you is worth savin’ then you better start swimmin’ or you’ll sink like a stone; for the times they are a-changin’.” ~ Bob Dylan To many of us of a certain age, Dylan’s 1960s-era anthem of change was a warning to the established leadership that the “old road is rapidly agin’…the order […]

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    Wednesday Aug 19, 2015 | 8:30 am

    Thinking about a career change? Slow down.

    It may seem counter productive to slow down when you are gearing up for a change, but that’s what might add the most to your success. Think about it: If you’re navigating a sharp turn in the road, isn’t it less risky and more prudent to slow down and put your attention on the curve? The same could be said for navigating a major career shift. You may not be […]

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    Tuesday Aug 11, 2015 | 8:00 am

    Are you 50+ and in a job search? You need to know this.

    No matter their position or level of education, my clients over 50 have concerns about age discrimination. But, in every case I reassure and counsel them about what will enable their success:   clearly communicating their skills, focusing on their target, and being strategic in their conversations (aka: effective networking). I also add facts to reduce their anxiety of being passed over because of their age: one-third of Maine’s population […]

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