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Friday August 1, 2014

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    Friday Apr 18, 2014 | 1:56 pm

    Oh la la! France bans answering emails after work hours

    Need to get a handle on your inbox? Move to France. French lawmakers just gave us another reason to covet the lifestyle of our neighbor across the pond. In addition to outrageously good food and wine, it offers 35-hour work-weeks and mandatory 6 week vacations for all. In addition, it can now boast that it protects some unionized employees from overworking by requiring them to “disconnect” once they’ve clocked out […]

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    Tuesday Apr 08, 2014 | 10:40 am

    What stresses you out?

    Stress is part of life, especially these days. You are not alone if you have too much to do, competing demands, relationship conflicts and financial worries that occupy your thoughts or keep you up at night.   When you’re dealing with several issues at the same time, you can easily feel overwhelmed. At worst, you might feel like you’re going through the motions of your life and not in control […]

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  • Sunday Mar 23, 2014 | 7:22 pm

    Your Career in Permanent Beta

    Reid Hoffman and Ben Casnocha, in their book The Startup of You, speak to the concept of your career in permanent beta. Their idea is that change is so rapid and constant that it makes long term career planning and management impossible. And by long term planning, Hoffman and Casnocha means three-to-five years. Instead, they argue, to be successful in your career, to remain competitive, you need to stay "nimble and iterate…always remaining […]

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    Saturday Mar 15, 2014 | 7:40 pm

    What’s on your mind can make (or break) your day

    There’s a quote by the French writer, Blaise Pascal that can be a phrase to live by:    "In difficult times you should always carry something beautiful in your mind."     Whether you’ve 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 benefit from something else to focus on instead of your troubling circumstances. […]

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    Friday Mar 07, 2014 | 2:33 pm

    Do you know your calling?

    Calling, purpose or vocation—these popular terms refer to work that gives you a sense of meaning and fulfillment and draws on your innate gifts. A calling connects your inner strengths and natural inclinations with outer needs and opportunities.   I recently had a conversation with a woman who wanted to discover her calling. She longed for the passion her husband had for his career as a physician—a profession he’d imagined […]

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    Monday Feb 17, 2014 | 5:09 pm

    Will you be a retirement pioneer?

    I visited with friends who moved from the Northeast to Colorado a few years ago. During my time at their new home in the Rockies, I met a cadre of their friends, most of whom were retired from careers of many years. But, unlike retirees of past generations, these 60-somethings are leading very active, vibrant lives after ending their dedication to primary careers. Some have launched new careers and reinvented […]

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    Saturday Feb 08, 2014 | 10:21 am

    Responses that could ruin your job search

    If you’re engaged in a job search, the adage: "honesty is the best policy" is a good one to follow. However, it is important to be discerning and thoughtful about what and how much to reveal. Everyone has a big story to tell. But, don’t tell all when a snippet will do.   Here are a few examples of questions that could come up during any job search and real-life […]

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    Monday Feb 03, 2014 | 1:58 pm

    What might you do with more sleep?

    A poll cited in Spirituality and Health magazine asked Americans to choose among the following activities if they had more time in a day: sleep, rest and relax, work, socialize or play. Now what activity would you choose? If you responded like the majority of those asked, you’d head for bed. That’s not surprising, given that over 60% of us are sleep deprived. Americans, overall, are sleeping one hour less […]

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    Monday Jan 27, 2014 | 5:30 pm

    How can winter impact your life, your job or career transition?

    Winter has come upon us with a vengeance. Since the season began on December 21, the winter solstice, there’s been no mistaking that it’s here. Whether you truly enjoy winter or merely put up with it, this season remains a predictable aspect of life in Maine.   Understanding the significance of this season that ends one year and begins anew, can give new meaning to your experience of freezing temperatures, […]

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