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How do you talk about a 7-year gap in employment? – Career Development, Self Improvement Article

It starts with confidently owning that 7-year gap and having an interesting story to tell about it. Most people dream of being able to take that much time off from employment, so be proud that you were able to do it. I wrote an article about the power of a “gap year.” While your duration was much longer, my recommendations are the same. Taking a “Gap Year” will make you perform better If you want, skip to the bottom of the story and…

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Are you guilty of turning a blind eye to the biggest world of work issue?Viewpoint – careers advice blog – Career Development, Self Improvement Article

For the first time ever, there are now more people in the world over 65 years old than there are under five. More of us will live longer lives than our predecessors. As a consequence, more of us will be working to an older age than has traditionally been the norm before. This is our new reality, and it represents a monumental demographical shift – a shift that is going on before our very eyes. But, are we, as leaders, guilty…

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Career-Saving Email Etiquette You Need to Know – Career Development, Self Improvement Article

There are 156 million emails sent per minute, according to the World Economic Forum. We rely on email for both personal and professional communication — and if we aren’t careful, a poorly-written email could wreak havoc on both. However, as important as email is to our lives, knowing the proper etiquette for email correspondence is tricky, since finding a hard and fast rulebook is somewhat nonexistent. Just like communication over the phone and in-person, it’s essential to express yourself in…

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Love LinkedIn in 10 minutes a day — Lynn Carroll, Career Coach – Career Development, Self Improvement Article

Now that we’ve covered why many people are stressed out by LinkedIn notifications, how can we turn that around? How can LinkedIn notifications actually become something that gives us that little pulse of endorphins, that “Yesss!” feeling you get when an Instagram post is well-received?Spread good energy on LinkedIn every day.That’s it. That’s the tip. Just use LinkedIn every day, for about 10 minutes, and spread positive energy. You can do this by commenting on other people’s posts, thanking them…

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How to Stop Letting Fear Cripple Your Career Goals — Your Career Girl – Career Development, Self Improvement Article

In part 1 of this series, episode 51, I talked all about confidence – which I believe is the #1 thing blocking your career glow-up. I broke down how detrimental lack of confidence is and why it’s the one critical skill for crafting a successful career.Today I’m unmasking the second biggest culprit when it comes to career standstills – fear.In all of the conversations I have with women, there’s a lot of fears that come up when it comes to…

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Fast Company | How to handle a boss who gives you vague feedback – Career Development, Self Improvement Article

My first Fast Company article was published today! Most of us have experienced this problem at some point. This comprehensive guide can prevent your career from stalling. “It can be challenging to push back or ask for clarification, especially with some bosses. But, you can’t settle for ambiguity in your job requirements or fuzzy feedback on your performance. If you let it persist, it will slowly stall your personal development and career progress. So, what can you do? These steps may…

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The 8 Best Job Boards from a recruiters perspective – Career Development, Self Improvement Article

Not all job boards are created equal. Although there are plenty to choose from, I want to share with you the 8 best job boards from a recruiter’s perspective. I’m going to break down why you might use one over the other, and why I recommend each one. As a head hunter and a recruiter, I used to use these job boards to find quality candidates just like you! This isn’t by any means a comprehensive list, but I personally…

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Five of the best ways to be less busy all the time – Career Development, Self Improvement Article

In your eyes, how does a “successful” person spend their time? Do they work tirelessly every hour of the day and night? Are they constantly rushing from one meeting to the next, never really coming up for air? Can they be spotted every day eating their lunch at their desk, whilst dialling into a conference call and checking their emails all at the same time? If you think this is what “successful” looks like, then, in most cases, you’re wrong.…

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5 Phone Interview Tips to Get That Job – Career Development, Self Improvement Article

Learning about different phone interview tips is just as much understanding the interview process, as it is understanding the phone interview process. Everyone loves landing an interview because it means that your resume (and other credentials) left enough of an impression that someone liked you – they really liked you!  What does the phone interview process look like? Many companies like to take their time in finding, vetting and hiring talent. While some may be in a rush, due to a…

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The 3 Deadly Enemies of Career Change – Career Development, Self Improvement Article

Thinking about a career change and making the move from one career to another can be seen as quite an undertaking. Taking the steps needed to make the change a reality require certain mindset tools we need to either have or develop. These tools are often at the heart of why we end up not following through on our decision to start a new career. This article sets out what you can do to turn these 3 deadly enemies into…

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How to skyrocket your career growth through community — Your Career Girl – Career Development, Self Improvement Article

In the final episode of this 3 part series breaking down the 3 things you’re underestimating in your career that are keeping you from reaching the level of success you crave, I’m talking about community – which is the last foundational piece of building a successful career.So many of the women that I talk to throw networking and community to the side, thinking they can ride the elevator of success to the top by themselves.But truthfully, community means SO much…

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Q&A – What are some things truly awesome bosses believe? – Career Development, Self Improvement Article

They believe in hiring people who are smarter than they are, and they don’t feel threatened by that. Likewise, they believe in hiring people who are more talented than they are in their specific profession (e.g., Design managers hiring more talented designers). They believe in hiring people who are not like them or their friends. They know that a homogenous team is less likely to be effective and successful. They believe in cognitive diversity too. They know that you need…

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Join the FREE, Live 5-Day Challenge to Land Dream Job: Starts June 20, 2019 – Career Development, Self Improvement Article

This is me sippin’ on lattes all month as I gear up for my second 5-day live challenge event (virtual) to support all of the amazing professionals in my community (yes, you!). I am SO excited because we already have 3,000 job seekers who have joined. Want to join? Getting in the inside is super simple: sign up here before we kick off on June 20! Trust me, if your goal is to land a dream job, you don’t want…

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How to improve the customer centricity of your leadership team – Career Development, Self Improvement Article

None of us asked for the iPhone. Just 20 years ago, we were all happy using our mobile phones simply to make calls and send text messages, blissfully unaware of their untapped potential. Fast forward to the present day, and the smartphone is now integral to the functioning of our day-to-day lives. Apple did what all long-standing, successful businesses should do: they anticipated what we, the customer, would want and need before we even realised it ourselves. It was, after…

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Secrets to Researching Your Next Career Move – Career Development, Self Improvement Article

Posted at 14:40h in job search by Adam McInelly You all know that great research is a critical step in your job search process. Duh, right? So, why do career coaches, like me, continue to talk about it? It is because we are continuously surprised at the lack of research performed by job seekers every day.   I believe there are two main triggers to inadequately researching your next career move:  One: It’s easy to skip. No one will know, right? Wrong! It shows in your application, your networking, and your interview (if you…

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3 Career / Study Changes You Can Do to Reinvent Yourself – Career Development, Self Improvement Article

Some people are lucky enough to find one job they love, advance in it, rise to the highest level and remain rewarded, satisfied and fulfilled for their whole careers. Nowadays, this just isn’t the reality for most people. It’s very common to change careers at least once in a lifetime. It’s also possible to have more than one job in your career by way of a side gig. None of this is uncommon anymore because the world has changed significantly.…

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