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Monday September 22, 2014

Contributors: Business - Heart at Work

  • Tuesday Sep 17, 2013 | 2:40 pm

    Is it better to be employed to find a new job?

    I think it’s old school thinking to automatically say yes to this question. The fact is there are many people out of work at any given time for a variety of reasons. If they do a good job presenting themselves to the marketplace with a great resume, and LinkedIn profile, plus they know how to leverage contacts in the search process, they’ll eventually find new work. So the idea that […]

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    Tuesday Sep 17, 2013 | 2:25 pm

    Is your work satisfying?

    If your answer is no, you’re not alone. New England has the lowest rate of job satisfaction in the country. What does it take to be satisfied and happy at work? Five factors contribute to sustained job satisfaction. 1.    The first, and often overlooked in our culture of busyness, is that the job allows for a full and balanced life. This means that the work hours are flexible enough to […]

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  • Monday Sep 09, 2013 | 8:18 am

    The Future of Work – Part 2: SoLoMo

    On Monday, I wrote about the emerging world of work and the vulnerability of Boomers as they adapt to times that are a-changin’, as Bob Dylan sang in the 60s.   I mentioned that while the changing nature of work will provide workers — including Boomers — with more freedom and power, we will have to adapt to its new aspects of social, local and mobile, or SoLoMo. The SoLoMo […]

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  • Monday Sep 09, 2013 | 7:59 am

    The Future of Work – Part 1

     "Come gather round people wherever you roam and admit that the waters around you have grown; and accept it that soon you’ll be drenched to the bone.  If your time to you is worth savin’ then you better start swimmin’ or you’ll sink like a stone; for the times they are a-changin’."   - Bob Dylan To many of us of a certain age, Dylan’s 1960s era anthem of change was […]

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  • Friday Sep 06, 2013 | 1:47 pm

    What you need to know if you lose your job…now or later.

    If you’ve been laid off or terminated, there’s often an initial shock (because you didn’t believe it would happen to you). Then you can expect a series of emotions that come and go in no particular sequence. These emotions often reflect the stages of grief including: denial, anger, depression, and acceptance. It’s important to know that these feelings are normal and that they will pass. One of the most difficult […]

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    Wednesday Sep 04, 2013 | 9:16 am

    Three tips if you’re in a job transition

    Transitions, particularly the work-related kind, are difficult no matter the circumstances, because work is often tied to identity and self worth.   If you’ve initiated the change, then you may feel more in control and that makes the shift from one employer or career field to another less stressful than if you were laid off or terminated. Still, with any new position, there’s the learning curve of varying degrees coupled […]

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  • Thursday Aug 29, 2013 | 7:07 pm

    Recalibrating your value

    Demonstrating value is about telling the story of how you have influenced outcomes.  Relying on years of experience, listing responsibilities of past positions doesn’t convey value — they don’t establish your brand.  You have to articulate how that experience and how those responsibilities contributed to the organization’s goals, to its bottom line.   Recalibrating years of experience and increasing levels of responsibility to value begins by focusing on accomplishments.  Telling […]

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  • Tuesday Aug 27, 2013 | 5:23 pm

    Professional Branding Then & Now

    There’s been much discussion of late about the need to manage and enhance your professional brand in order to advance in your career.  While the professional brand focus can be confusing, it’s important to know that your professional brand is simply your professional reputation.   There has been a significant change in the way professional brands are managed in the last 10 or so years.  As recently as 2003, your brand was […]

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    Wednesday Aug 21, 2013 | 6:14 pm

    What do Mainers and Parisians have in common in August?

    They head to the beach! Whether it’s St. Tropez or Old Orchard, the long stretch of sand and lure of the sea draws throngs of vacationers to these popular tourist destinations. But, for those Parisians who are turned off by the 13-hour drive and the expensive lifestyle of the French Riviera, the City of Paris has created their version of a “staycation”. Paris-Plages has become a tradition in the City […]

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