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Trusting Yourself: 6 Tips to Gain Self-Confidence in Turbulent Times

Whether experiencing a voluntary or involuntary career transition, your self-confidence level can be damaged, potentially causing you to doubt your judgment or intuition due to the degree of change you’re living through, having been thrust into a new situation. It can be difficult to trust yourself, even if you’ve been through a lot of different
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Career Rejiggering: 8 Questions to Identify Your Value

Depending on the state of your career amidst the current coronavirus situation, you may be thinking about changing direction, whether laid off or having more downtime due to staying at home. There’s no real way to know what the job and stock markets will look like, impacting job and retirement decisions, or how the world
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Pushing Through: 5 Areas of Focus for Career Change in Chaotic Times

“Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.” This insight from Marie Curie applies regardless of what we’re afraid of: viruses (i.e. death), failure, success, being replaced or irrelevant, loss, etc. The more we deepen our understanding
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Saying When: 5 Key Indicators to Seek Career Support

Often when we need career transition help the most, we can be reluctant to ask for it or recognize that by delaying taking action, we’re only lengthening our state of unhappiness, dissatisfaction, or not reaching our potential. Some may then trudge along, continuing to live with the status quo, for a variety of reasons –
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No Regrets: 4 Tips for a Successful Career Transition

A recent article by Liz Weston about the regrets people have once they’re in the retirement phase of their lives mentions the lack of having “something to retire to,” struggling to replace what brought them meaning during their working years without any plan for how they’d spend their time. It also calls out a lack
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Coaching & Mentoring: Which “Hat” You Wear Makes a Big Difference

Whether you work internally within an organization, are a consultant or advisor, or for your own clarity if you want to work with a coach, it’s good to understand the difference between a coach and a mentor for professional development or personal growth. The two terms are often confused or used interchangeably, when they’re actually
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Upskilling: 5 Tips to Develop Skills for Your Career Transition

As humans, we’re never really “done” learning, until or unless we decide to be, or we run up against a health issue that interferes. I always say that I’ll keep learning until I take my last breath, as long as I’m able to do so. Sure, we’ll usually encounter some people who may take the
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When Bias Gets in the Way: Leveraging External Support to See Possibilities

During these times of “fake news,” polarizing issues, and the seemingly massive amount of information our brains take in on any given day, it can be easy to act according to our biases as a way to make sense of things and get through it all. After all, it’s a way for our brains to
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