Category: Career Management

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Too busy to set goals? You may want to make time.

Most of us go through our days quickly, filled with appointments and activities with little time for reflection. Life is hectic. We are busy. Sometimes we are over-committed, running behind and doing our best to keep up with the flurry of activity we’ve permitted into our lives. Sound familiar? What happens when you maintain such […]

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Preparing for a Job Search (When You Aren’t Sure What You Want to Do)

To create a successful job search, you need a solid job search plan. Having an idea of what industry you want to work in or what organization you want to work for helps, but fear not if you’re plagued with uncertainty. The five steps below can help you gather the information you need to prepare […]

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Can Performance Evaluations Limit Development?

It Depends Performance management programs too often consist of independent activities that occur in isolation or with varying degrees of correlation (e.g., performance evaluations, workshops, conferences and other training and development activities). Performance appraisals, as a component of performance management programs, are generally created and given by supervisors with numerous factors influencing their development. First and […]

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Getting a Job in an Industry with Minimal Experience

Photo by rawpixel on Unsplash  One of the most challenging positions to be in as a professional is to want a job in an industry where you have little, if any, experience. Increasingly companies hire based upon potential and personality. Yes, competencies do matter but many companies are looking for cultural fit. They are often […]

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What Does Your Career Plan Look Like?

Over the past 10 years, I have focused increasingly on my career plan—my short and long-term plans and what I needed to do to achieve my goals. I have seen steady progress since I accepted responsibility for my career and success. But the past five years represent the greatest increase in my progress. I want […]

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Take Initiative in the Workplace

Are you someone who’s known for showing initiative? If not, you may be negatively impacting your ability to be promoted or secure a new position. Initiative is, “the ability to assess and initiate things independently” (OxfordDictionaries.com).   Stand Out From Your Peers Applicants for new positions are commonly asked to describe an example of a […]

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Use Perseverance to Create the Life You Want

Life can bring us tremendous joy and satisfaction. It can also bring us the most daunting challenges—some of which we wonder how we’ll make it through. When it comes to the deliberate pursuit of goals, everyone has a different approach. The approach you will take in pursuit of your goals can impact the success you […]

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Three Keys to Career Success

It doesn’t matter if you are a recent graduate or seasoned professional, three key aspects can help you achieve career success. Too often, professionals focus on only one or two of these areas at a time without leveraging the power of how they can be connected. It is no longer sufficient to work with coaches […]

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Build a Professional Reputation You Can Be Proud Of

Personal and professional commitments keep even the most organized professionals striving to keep up or do more, often in less time. Demands for our time and attention are nothing new—what is new to many involves proactively managing your reputation in spite of so many demands. Savvy professionals, particularly those with aggressive plans for their careers, […]

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Goal Setting in the New Year: Let’s Keep it Simple

Goal setting remains one of the most talked about aspects of a new year. What’s often not talked about is the importance of owning your development for the life of your career, not just for the position you’re in.  Many professionals try to connect goals with their near term aspirations only and fail to plan […]