Creating a Goal Project Plan – Career Development, Self Improvement Article

Creating a project or action plan regarding your career goals is the most effective way to ensure that all steps are completed within the timeframe needed to achieve your goal. I have set up project plans for short term events or workshops, as well as for longer career or business related goals.In the 2nd part of my goal setting series I will walk you through how I create a goal action plan and how you can effectively use this technique…

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Phishing and Malware and Spyware, Oh My! – Career Development, Self Improvement Article

Career Development Partners is an equity owner of Career Partners International and the only CPI partner for Oklahoma and Arkansas. As part of our network  Career Partners International  and its global partners, we are at the forefront of technological advances as well as threats. As your partners, we want to bring awareness that during this COVID period, we are seeing an increase in Phishing, Malware, Spyware, and emails that could include an audio file as if you are receiving a Voicemail…

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The Impostor Syndrome Files – Ep. 4 – The Need for Greater Belonging and Connection – Career Development, Self Improvement Article

  In this episode, we talk about the impact of feeling different from those around us – a common trigger of Impostor Syndrome. Our guest, Inez Jordan, shares how she creates connection in her traditionally male-dominated company, as well as how she coaches others to achieve their own sense of belonging. Join the free Impostor Syndrome Challenge. Learn more about the Leading Women discussion group. Schedule time to speak with me directly about your questions/challenges. About Our Guest Inez Jordan helps people to…

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Helpful Lessons from Forced Isolation – Career Development, Self Improvement Article

March 29, 2020 Randy Hain I hope all of you are healthy and well in this challenging time.  Like all of us, I hope we can get back to some sort of “normal” very soon.  I took a few minutes and reflected recently on the lessons I have learned over the last few weeks of being at home with my family and transitioning my coaching/consulting business into a virtual offering…

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Asset Manager to New Career – Career Development, Self Improvement Article

Harriet Durbin took redundancy from her job as director of a Hotel Asset Management firm in 2009. She came to CareerBalance for an Outplacement Support Programme. After taking a break she’s now job hunting. She says she would “absolutely go back” to CareerBalance in the future.What major issue did you want to tackle?I came to CareerBalance wanting to use redundancy as an opportunity. I had been working for a start-up hotel asset management company, which addressed a niche trend –…

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3 Ways to Become More Optimistic — Career Coach Jill – Career Development, Self Improvement Article

June 7, 2019  From the HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEWThere are benefits to optimism. Some studies have found that feeling optimistic can help fight stress and improve health; others have found that optimists earn and save more money. To build your optimism, try a few things. For one, practice gratitude. When you wake up each morning, think of three things you’re thankful for. It only takes a minute, and it puts a positive spin on the day. (Also, resist the urge to…

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More than a mentor – Can you be a sponsor? — Lynn Carroll, Career Coach – Career Development, Self Improvement Article

You may have been a mentor to someone in your career. Even if you didn’t use that term, you’ve probably given someone advice, looked at their resume or cover letter, and told them how you got started in your career.That’s awesome! But it’s not enough.Think about what you can do to be a sponsor for someone in your field. There are quite a few articles written about the differences between a mentor and a sponsor. Mentors are relatively passive in…

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Our guide for pregnant employees during the Coronavirus pandemic – Career Development, Self Improvement Article

Here’s our guide for you if you are a pregnant employee during the Coronavirus pandemic:Whilst it is believed that the risks to pregnant women and their babies posed by coronavirus is minimal, the government are taking additional precautionary measures as there’s a lack of robust evidence at this stage in the pandemic’s development.We know that being an expectant parent, at any time, can be a period of strong and mixed emotions.  Many people can feel overwhelmed with the enormity of…

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5 Best Self-Improvement Books To Change Your Life  – Career Development, Self Improvement Article

There’s no denying it, self-help books sometimes get a bad rap. Call it what you want, self-help, self-development, life improvement, self-improvement, personal development. For some reason, it seems that so many of us still find the idea of personal development or self-improvement icky. But there are a number of great books out there and here, you’ll find some of the best self-improvement books that will change your life.   Personally,  I love personal development. After all, what could possibly be wrong with…

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Mindfulness, Mental Health, and COVID-19 – Career Development, Self Improvement Article

Mindfulness, Mental Health, and COVID-19 | Expert Career Change & Leadership Development CoachSharon serves clients in and around Apex, Asheville, Burlington, Cary, Chapel Hill, Charlotte, Concord, Durham, Fayetteville, Greensboro, Greenville, High Point, Jacksonville, Morrisville, Raleigh, Rocky Mount, Wake Forest, Wilmington, Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Sharon has a virtual practice and serves other cities including Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Maryland, Boston, Massachusetts, New York, New York, Atlanta, Georgia, Memphis, Tennessee, Louisville, Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, Grand Rapids, Michigan, Bloomington, Indiana, Indianapolis, Indiana, Sacramento, California,…

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Dave Kenee, DDS, Valley Endodontics – Career Development, Self Improvement Article

What brought you to this career?I started college with the intent to pursue medical school.  A chance conversation with a fraternity brother who was in dental school stimulated me to consider dentistry.  My research convinced me that this would be a preferable career pathway.  I began shadowing a local dentist one day a week, which strengthened my belief that this was something that I was interested in.What is your most memorable experience in your career?The day I found out I…

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Want to be 10% More Effective Today? — Executive Coaching and Leadership Consulting – Career Development, Self Improvement Article

The fast-paced, ‘always-on’ work environment of today comes with real downsides; forced to multitask, and constantly reacting to interruptions and demands, our brains – already full by mid-morning – start to feel a sense of overwhelm, and we lose our focus and ability to prioritize, and we become more emotionally reactive. The result: less productivity.  Whether you are a leader of a team, or an individual contributor, this has real impact on your day.  Imagine the impact on your day…

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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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Wild Times – Keep Your Head Up! – Career Development, Self Improvement Article

We are all in this together. Remember, this will not be our ‘normal’ forever. Most of us find ourselves and our families hunkering down at home, during these uncertain times. It’s an adjustment to say the least. We are feeling a lot of things: uneasy, stressed, unbalanced and confused. It’s easy to get overwhelmed and become paralyzed in our decision-making. How can we pivot – and use this time as an opportunity to grow, reprioritize, rebalance, and even try something…

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Be Bold for Change – CFCD – Career Development, Self Improvement Article

On Wednesday 8th March it will be International Women’s Day with this year’s campaign theme ‘Be Bold for Change’. At CFCD we believe diversity and inclusion are key for thriving workplaces. One way in which we support this is through mentoring and coaching for women. We see a successful mentoring relationship is one in which women grow, develop and learn new skills under the advice and guidance of an experienced professional, either male or female. Our approach to coaching is…

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5 Steps to Becoming a Goal Setting Goddess – Career Development, Self Improvement Article

We all hear about the importance of setting goals, but do you do it? Why or why not? Is it lack of discipline? Is it that it’s not that important to you? Or is it that you may not reach your goals anyway, so why even bother? If you set goals that are tangible and attainable and not a pie-in-the-sky wish, then you do have the ability to reach them, create a track record of success, and develop your goal…

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Episode 86 – How To Manage Your Career In Uncertain Times – Career Development, Self Improvement Article

The Coronavirus has hit us all HARD. The way we do life is changing, the way we work is changing, the way we think is changing. I am a firm believer in focusing more on what you CAN control, rather than focusing on what you can’t control. In today’s episode, I will be talking about how you can manage your career in these uncertain times. You will learn: How I the Coronavirus has impacted me How I am juggling work…

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How To Write A Powerful Job Attracting LinkedIn Summary – Career Development, Self Improvement Article

The LinkedIn summary is an important part of your overall profile but it is also something that a lot of people find difficult to write. The primary purpose of the LinkedIn summary is to explain who you are, what your professional and academic accomplishments are and your reason for being on LinkedIn The last of these three things is very important because people often forget that there are many different reasons why people use LinkedIn. Some are searching for jobs,…

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The Calm That Comes With Experience — Rachel B Garrett – Career Development, Self Improvement Article

One of the unexpected joys of running my business is discovering insights and answers when I crunch my numbers. After three plus years of coaching and training full time (nearly five years total), I can now see patterns that stem from both seasonality and the impact of all the things that are happening in my life. Being a mom of two (plus one fairly needy dog), and a caregiver to my uncle with Parkinson’s, certainly makes for a life that…

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Student development survey 2020 – Adventures in Career Development – Career Development, Self Improvement Article

Yesterday I gave a webinar which looked at current practice in the learning and development of early career hires. The webinar drew on the Institute of Student Employers’ recent Student Development Survey 2020. If you enjoyed this and want to access a wide variety of other webinars, visit the ISE webinar page. And of course, we’d love you to become a member of the ISE if you aren’t already. Like this:Like Loading… Related This is only a snippet of a…

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Controlling Forces – Copeland Coaching – Career Development, Self Improvement Article

One of the most frustrating feelings can be a loss of control. There are things you wish you could influence. You try. You go out of your way to plan for everything that could go wrong. This can feel especially true at work, where there are so many things that can impact your ability to succeed. When you find yourself in a frustrating situation, it’s important to step back for a moment. Ask yourself what’s really in your control, and…

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The Ultimate Decision-Maker When Quitting Jobs & Accepting Offers – Career Development, Self Improvement Article

Being a recruiter helped me hone my gut. No, not the gut from countless beers from boozy client meetings, but my instincts. As a recruiter, I dealt with both honest candidates and managers… and liars that cost me thousands of dollars. When that happens to you, you learn to start listening a lot less with your ears, and focus on the feeling in your belly. Do you trust your gut?   Regardless of what you do for a living, you…

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Cover Letter Mistakes Causing Your Applications to Nosedive – Career Development, Self Improvement Article

Forbes reckons that 90% of cover letters never actually get read. So, why should you bother writing one? The answer is simple. You should do everything you can to ensure that your application stands out from the rest of the pack. And if that means going the extra mile by taking the time to write a cover letter, it will only work to your advantage in your job search. Your cover letter is the first contact you’ll have with the…

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10 Steps to Overcoming Imposter Syndrome – Career Development, Self Improvement Article

There seems to be no lack of people touting their abilities online, whether it’s starting a new business, leading a team or  levitating while drunk.But there are also plenty of people who feel that no matter their success, they don’t deserve it. They’re frauds. One day everyone will find out and it will be the talk of Twitter and the New York Times and be entered into the Congressional Record.It’s called “impostor syndrome” and believe it or not, many successful…

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How to Process the Trauma of Getting “Let Go” from Your Job — Your Career Girl – Career Development, Self Improvement Article

I was chatting with one of my career coaching clients the other day about her professional journey, and our conversation veered onto the topic of when she was fired two years ago from her job and how much emotional baggage she still carried from that experience.Even though she’s since found another role that she enjoys. Even though the reason for her being fired wasn’t because she was incompetent or not good at her job, she still carries the scars.Our conversation…

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Quarantined? Out of Work? You may qualify for Unemployment – Career Development, Self Improvement Article

(This is a repost of a Reuters article. Find the original article online here.) (Reuters) – The U.S. Labor Department on Thursday gave states flexibility to amend their laws to provide unemployment benefits in events related to the coronavirus in an effort to limit the damage on the economy from the pandemic. States can pay benefits in cases of temporary unemployment because the coronavirus is preventing employees from coming to work. Individuals quarantined with the expectation of returning to work…

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Career Consultant – Career Angels Blog – Career Development, Self Improvement Article

We offer: multiple trainings and opportunities to develop new skills and acquire new knowledge; you don’t have to be a Career Consultant – you can learn it with us interesting work with experienced managers across various industries remuneration: from 18.75 EUR / h (during the training) to 31.25 EUR / h (once your induction process is completed – it’s doable in 3 months, but you set the pace) sales commission of up to 17.5% depending on the size of the…

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Q&A – What are some keys to Work-Life balance? – Career Development, Self Improvement Article

You decide what work-life balance means for you. I work a little bit every day and every night, every day of the week. Some people prefer to work Mon-Fri and be off work completely for the weekends. You decide when you will be available and hold firm to that. If you don’t want to work or answer emails/texts after 10 PM, put your phone away or set yourself to “away.” When it’s time for fun and vacation, don’t touch any messages…

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How This Senior Executive Broke Into The C-Level Ranks – Career Development, Self Improvement Article

For the replay of my recent Publicity webinar, please see the bottom of this post.  Landing publicity was how the senior executive I coached broke into the C-level ranks. But before I explain why publicity is so critical, first a disclaimer: there are multiple activities you should pursue to maximize something as multifaceted as your career – for example: You should always take a comprehensive approach to your career that includes all of the above. That said, you have limited…

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