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    Wednesday Jan 08, 2014 | 1:46 pm

    Don’t give up on your job search

    I heard some good news from a former client the other day who had been looking for a new job. When I first met Ken, he was working in health care and wanted to explore a different work environment where he would be more intellectually challenged and have more opportunities to work collaboratively with colleagues.   Prior to contacting me, Ken had half-heartedly investigated options by talking with a few […]

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  • Thursday Jan 02, 2014 | 10:40 am

    Try this alternative to the New Year’s resolution

    Try This Alternative to a New Year’s Resolution   Resolve to evolve. While the practice of setting New Year’s resolutions has been around since the Romans, the last thing you may need is a list of "goals" you won’t achieve in 2014. Instead, consider creating an intention for yourself that reflects what truly matters to you, as opposed to something that you think you "should" do. Take for example the […]

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  • Monday Dec 16, 2013 | 1:18 pm

    Women entrepreneurs: Is your mindset limiting your success?

    Women start almost 50% of Maine businesses, but it’s men who sustain their businesses and grow a larger bottom line.  Why is this so? It may have to do with different mindsets that limit or expand their opportunities from the start. I’ve found that women entrepreneurs tend to focus on earning “enough” instead of embracing a “sky’s the limit” attitude that is more typical of men. A case in point […]

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  • Tuesday Dec 03, 2013 | 4:15 pm

    What gets you up in the morning?

    Author and executive coach, Richard Leider would say “a sense of purpose”. Apparently, the quest for meaning is on our minds these days. Research on the role of purpose conducted by Met Life showed that regardless of age, gender, life stage or financial status, most people assigned the highest importance to meaning-related activities in their lives—even above financial gain. In my career counseling business, the search for “more meaning and […]

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  • Thursday Nov 21, 2013 | 11:59 am

    Maximize your job search success during the Holidays

    Conventional wisdom may tell you to put your job search on hold until the New Year once the Holiday season hits. But I disagree. Think about all the people you see only once a year at Holiday events plus all the new people you might meet. If you are not clear about your career direction or job target, you might cringe at the thought of people asking what you’re are […]

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  • Sunday Nov 17, 2013 | 6:07 pm

    Recalibrating Your Value in the New Normal

     The "new normal"  is a whole new way of doing business — both in terms of how businesses operate and the talent they recruit.  In the new normal, business relies on people who can contribute to the bottom line — who can bring real value to the organization.  To recruit such talent, most businesses rely first on referrals from trusted sources.  As a job seeker, demonstrating your value and nurturing […]

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  • Monday Nov 11, 2013 | 5:52 pm

    Terminating with heart: tips from an outplacement consultant

    “Give a person a bad experience and they’ll tell twelve people about it.” Spinning a layoff or job termination into a positive experience is not an easy task. As an outplacement consultant who works with individuals who’ve lost their jobs, I’ve heard hundreds of termination stories–many that seem unimaginable for their lack of compassion on one hand, and risk management on the other. Here are just a couple of real-life […]

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  • Monday Oct 28, 2013 | 8:53 am

    Keys to negotiating a job offer

    87% of employers expect applicants to negotiate the terms of an employment offer, but, fewer than 40% actually do—and less than half are women. Surprised? Those numbers represent significant dollars lost in a higher starting salary and future pay increases–not to mention possible opportunities for more vacation time or flexible work schedules. Here are key reasons why job applicants avoid negotiating employment offers:  never considered it; were afraid or not […]

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  • Monday Oct 28, 2013 | 8:52 am

    What do you want to do?

    If you’ve ever been in a job search, well-meaning friends or colleagues have certainly asked you this question. While, “I don’t really know”, may be an accurate reply, it will not move the conversation in the right direction to receiving appropriate contacts or job leads. If you are not clear about your job target, you’ll need to figure out a good response or you’ll be likely to avoid opportunities for […]

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