Career Coaching

7 Signs You Could Use Career Coaching

We all encounter some obstacles and challenges along the road to building a career. Perhaps you’re feeling drained both physically and mentally with your day-to-day routine. Or maybe your work doesn’t feel meaningful anymore. When you find yourself facing difficult job-related challenges, hiring a career coach can be hugely beneficial. Professional career coaches are trained and skilled in assisting any …

Executive Coaching

What Does an Executive Coach Do? An executive coach works with their clients to inspire and encourage their personal and professional growth with an eye on improving their executive potential. Executive coaches often guide their clients into new career opportunities based on their growth and developed potential. The Benefits of Executive Coaching Various organizations appoint executive coaches for employees who …

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Interviewer: “Sell me this Pen”

I personally never thought anyone would actually say, “sell me this pen” in a sales interview. I was wrong. It will happen to you too. And to avoid panic, you should know exactly what to say back. I am going to give you the right sales framework to respond perfectly every time. On a quick side note, did you know …

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Still Looking For The Perfect Career?

Some careers seem to maintain a powerful allure Many people fantasizing about leaving their jobs for careers that seem to offer deep meaning, like teaching or non-profit work, or apparent autonomy, like entrepreneurship. Others are attracted by high-status, high-pay occupations such as law and consulting. Still others want to work in broadcasting or publishing, for example, which maintain a glamorous …

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Working for the Right Company?

Wasted Talent. Sadly, I see it every day. When I hear about how troubling the workplace has become, and specifically the toxic cultures and environments some people work in, I get knots in my stomach. As a resume writer and career counselor, I often find myself serving as a trusted confidante and advisor. Many times that translates to hearing the dirty …

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A Proactive Job Search Strategy

There are two kinds of job searches, proactive and reactive. Most people use reactive job search strategies, which means they look for job openings and then apply to ones that interest them. So, when you send your resume to recruiters and respond to job board postings, you are really at the mercy of what comes up.  In a proactive job search, you pick the …

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What’s Killing Your Career Mojo?

Can you see me? Can you hear me? Does anything I say mean anything to you? Again and again, I hear from professionals who are not being seen, not being heard and, moreover, not being challenged on the job. On top of dealing with feeling invisible, there are large numbers of professionals that lack true validation from their supervisor and/or …

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Why Your Employees Think They’d Be a Better Boss

A new survey offers some surprising insight into what goes on in your employees’ minds. Ever wonder what’s really going on in your employees’ heads? A new University of Phoenix survey of more than 1,000 working adults may provide some insight into what those who work for you are thinking–but not saying out loud. The results are surprising. You might guess that …

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Earning Employee’s Trust

Fostering trust doesn’t have to be daunting. Employees are often suspicious and don’t trust management. Everyone has had a bad boss in the past, and that experience can taint future interactions, unless good bosses are sensitive to this baggage. You can’t take suspicion personally, but you do need to address it. Distrust can drain employee productivity and motivation. It can …