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    Thursday Jun 11, 2015 | 9:30 am

    Pursue what engages you.

    Imagine that you have no other place to be for an entire day and you find yourself in the most fantastic of all bookstores. Books and magazines artfully displayed on any topic imaginable, along with cozy chairs and a well-stocked café, are at your disposal. Take a moment and give in to this fantasy, then step back and notice where you go and what you do. Are you wandering from […]

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  • Introduction
    Monday Jun 08, 2015 | 6:35 am

    Networking Etiquette Made Easy: Six Key Things to Remember

    Awhile ago I wrote a post about our Networking Made Easy events at Heart At Work Associates. In these events we emphasize execution and accountability. We ask participants what three actions they will take in the next week based on what they learned that evening. Most of the responses center around following up with the people they met to obtain introductions to potential contacts. These are great responses and we’ve heard […]

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    Thursday May 28, 2015 | 9:15 am

    What is your longing?

    I’m continuously touched by my clients’ poetic and poignant statements expressing their struggle and desire to find work that aligns with who they truly are. In a whisper of a voice a client said: “I have a yearning.” Hearing those words, I responded with an empathetic sigh and leaned in to hear more of what she had to say. What followed was an explanation about an intense desire to reclaim […]

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  • Stand out from the crowd
    Monday May 18, 2015 | 6:05 am

    The Paradox of the Comfort of Crowds

    An interesting dynamic often occurs with new clients. They may sign on, initially because their current job search isn’t working. They have a traditional resume, one that lists, in chronological order, the responsibilities of the positions they’ve held over the years. They may have posted this resume on job boards and used it in applying for positions of interest they’ve come across on the boards or company websites. They’ve waited for […]

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    Monday May 11, 2015 | 9:30 am

    When it’s time to choose a career counselor

    Few would argue that there are times when it’s best to seek out a specialist concerning certain medical conditions. The same can be true when your career needs a check up or a serious intervention. In order to make a wise choice for your career, it’s important to know what to consider in selecting a professional to help: What exactly is career counseling? How do you go about choosing a […]

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    Monday Apr 27, 2015 | 9:30 am

    What anchors you in transitions?

    Transitions by their very nature make you feel less secure. But even in the middle of a transition that has you feeling lost amid unknown outcomes, you can regain your bearings and get grounded. Constantly focusing on what is unclear or confusing in your life, can make you feel frustrated and anxious. While it is tempting to try to imagine answers to “what’s coming next”, it can be counterproductive to […]

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  • Bricks
    Monday Apr 20, 2015 | 6:05 am

    Are You Laying Bricks or Building a Cathedral?

    Clients often express frustration that they’re not finding meaning in their work. They may have at one time, but no longer. They may feel they have plateaued in their current role and there’s no place for them to go. They may have mastered their work and are no longer challenged. Their workplace may be disruptive or toxic and they have no power to change the environment. Work, for them, in a word…well it’s […]

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    Monday Apr 13, 2015 | 9:00 am

    When you’re having a bad day, keep this in mind…

    Whether you have recently lost your job, feel discouraged by the lack of developments in your job search or you’re just having a bad day, you may need something else to focus on instead of your bad luck or troubling circumstances. In his book, Beauty, Irish poet and philosopher John O’Donohue explains the essential place beauty occupies in our lives. O’Donohue, in a voice that is confident and inviting, states […]

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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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