career growth

The Truth Shall Set You Free – Career Development, Self Improvement Article

The truth shall set you free. That’s what they say, but is it true? Some have found that saying to be very true. Though freedom wasn’t exactly what they were going for, it’s what they got – freedom to no longer work for their company. What they learned is, the truth is not always seen as a ray of light showing everyone the way.  It is often unwelcomed, harmful to hidden agendas, and is often resisted and suppressed. Furthermore, truth…

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What You Need to Do to Prepare for a Down Economy – Career Development, Self Improvement Article

​​Most professionals in my generation and above have already survived a few down economies. In fact, my struggle in a down economy and the lessons I learned that eventually got me back on my feet are what compelled me to eventually shift from recruiter to coach. There are still a lot of unknowns about our current global situation. So, it’s in this time of uncertainty that I’d like to shed some light on how to thrive through it all. Below…

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The Dangers of the “Average of 5” Rule – Career Development, Self Improvement Article

I have learned profound wisdom from Jim Rohn, but one thing he taught, which many other coaches echo, is that we are the average of the five people with whom we spend the most time. The advice around this is to surround yourself with people who already have aspects of the life that you want for yourself to elevate your station in life. One study confirmed that it’s not only the five people closest to you, but also the people…

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2 Groups Of People That Should Be Preparing For The Recession – Career Development, Self Improvement Article

Today I’m going to talk about a subject that’s a little hard to discuss, but I’m asking you to power through and really listen to me. We’re going to talk about the fact that a recession is coming. It’s on the horizon.Not If, But WhenIt’s not a question of “if”, it’s a question of “when.” As a career coach, I get really, really worried about everybody in times like these. I’ve actually been through three market corrections in my lifetime.…

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How Much Detail Should You Really Put in Your Résumé? – Career Development, Self Improvement Article

Both you and I know that there is no lack of advice out there, and one of the most frustrating experiences for those who are job seeking is how to figure out whose opinion is right. I invite my clients and my students to run others’ advice by me, and I don’t make them follow my advice (though I do have to stick to rubrics I develop for my students.) I encourage them to run experiments but run them fairly…

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Why is an Entrepreneurial Mindset a Hot Quality in Talent Today? – Career Development, Self Improvement Article

When I tell people that the career management course I teach at Cabrini University incorporates lessons on emotional intelligence and entrepreneurialism, people ask me what that means, though most of them recognize the problems when entrepreneurial mindsets are lacking among their teams. In my experience, advanced learning institutions want to promote entrepreneurial mindsets, but may think that promoting actual entrepreneurship is at odds with a liberal studies education. Back in 2005, I made plans to earn an MBA in Entrepreneurship.…

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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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