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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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    Monday Aug 03, 2015 | 6:05 am

    Your Resume Is Not Enough

    An interesting phenomenon has occurred in the last few weeks. I’ve been seeing a number of clients who are coming in solely to have a new resume. Either they haven’t looked for a job in a long time and don’t have a current resume, or have determined that their current resume isn’t working as they’ve not had any interviews during their job search. The upshot is they want a new […]

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    Monday Jul 27, 2015 | 8:00 am

    Held hostage by retirement benefits? Five steps to break free

    Retirement benefits are a welcomed amenity offered by many employers. It is a win/win situation if you enjoy your work and can imagine yourself comfortably remaining with the organization until you are adequately vested. However, if your job is not working out and the pension or retirement plan becomes the only reason keeping you in your job, then you’ve lost control of your work life. You might think that your […]

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    Monday Jul 13, 2015 | 9:15 am

    Approaching a transition? Don’t go it alone.

    This blog was written by our newest associate, Doug Babkirk. “Ask for help and allow yourself to yield to forces stronger than your will or ego’s desires.” Angeles Arrien Living into the second half of life is filled with change – some of which we shape and some that is shaped for us. Rarely are significant life transitions successfully embraced as a solo act. Looking back on the significant changes […]

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    Monday Jun 29, 2015 | 8:30 am

    What happens when you take a leap of faith?

    I’ve seen several clients recently who took a leap of faith around their work, so I decided the topic was blog material. While in each scenario, the circumstances surrounding the leap were unique; each person experienced a similar outcome. Take for example, the person who, after many years as a master teacher, quit teaching, even though he did not have a specific job or even a concrete alternative option in […]

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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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    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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    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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