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Thursday October 23, 2014

Contributors: Business - Heart at Work

  • 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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  • Sunday Oct 27, 2013 | 3:38 pm

    13 Insights from the Work Revolution Summit

    The way we work isn’t working.   So say a number of thought leaders and influencers who gathered in New York City in mid-September in a unique conference to brainstorm about work and work culture. In the past year, findings have been published that measure employee engagement – the extent of their positive or negative emotional attachment to their jobs, colleagues and organizations that influences their willingness to learn and […]

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  • Friday Oct 18, 2013 | 2:58 pm

    Stop procrastinating in five steps

    What’s on your “to do” list that you keep putting off? Is it updating a resume that’s ten years old? Sending an email to a colleague to ask for contacts? Attending a professional meeting and risk having to tell someone you’re not working? While it may seem that these unfinished tasks are benignly hanging out on a list, they’re in fact zapping your energy just by being in queue along […]

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