Time to Shine: Spotlight Your Value in Job Search

In the job market? This is your time to shine! For those who are uncomfortable being in the spotlight, this is not the time to shy away from attention. Rather, it’s an opportunity to highlight the value you provide to potential employers. Here are three things you can do to draw attention to you and
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Letting Go to Move Forward When Launching Your Next Career Phase

On a recent virtual mastermind group meeting with colleagues, we talked about uncertainty and the facilitator asked us what we perceived as certain. Someone put in chat that the job she left to start her business was certain and bemoaned giving that up. Yet no job is certain, regardless of what it is, in today’s
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Boxed In? Be Sure You’re Not in an Either/Or Career Trap

So often we can box ourselves into corners, seeing only artificial choices, causing us to think of decisions or making moves forward as either/or situations. By doing so, we block our path to our goals, staying stuck and spinning. Either I stay miserable or I open myself up to being judged. Either I pursue what
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Gaining A Bit of Clarity After the Smoke Clears

Thankfully, smoke from the horrific wildfires plaguing the western U.S. finally cleared out here in the Seattle area over this past weekend and we can now see our mountains again and have a breath of fresh air. It’s always refreshing when we’ve been living in some sort of fog or under a smokescreen to come
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Dead End? 5 Steps to Clear What’s Blocking Your Career Success

When we come to what we perceive as a dead end in our careers or lives, with the way forward seemingly blocked, it can be hard to know if we should move left or right, up or down, or stay put and ride things out. What we thought was a clear path can become pretty
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Celebration or Deflation? How the Stories We Tell Impact Retirement

Jubilación is the Spanish word for the act of retiring. This seems so much more positive and inspirational to me than “retire,” which means to withdraw. And while I don’t have a visceral negative reaction to the word “retirement,” like I do for the phrase “soft skills” (don’t get me started on that one), it
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