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13 Ways to Make Working From Home Easier That Your Th...

The most predictable thing about life is that, well…it’s unpredictable. You can be in a rhythm when, suddenly, you’re thrown a curveball and sent down a brand new path. Of course, it’s not just you. We’re all temporarily pushed out of our routines at one time or another. Change comes. Case in point: the COVID-19…

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How to Balance Work and Life – Therapist Approv...

It is rare that any functioning adult in 2021 doesn’t feel overwhelmed. With the world reopening, your schedule is out of control, you have less and less and less free time. You have no time or energy to do the things you want, and it’s probably because you have no idea how to balance life…

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How to Network on LinkedIn, Develop Your Networking S...

Recently, our career counselor, Andrew Tessmer, held a webinar about how you can maximize your LinkedIn profile.  In the video below, you’ll see that Tessmer goes through LinkedIn section-by-section, giving viewers a complete view on crafting effective bullet points in your experience section, the value of networking, and understanding the best practices for searching and…

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How to Maximize Your LinkedIn Profile, Section by Sec...

LinkedIn has become the standard in professional networking, job search, and exploring the world of professional connections. Andrew Tessmer, our career and individual counselor,  gave a presentation as part of our Focus on Wellness Speaker Series on how to maximize your LinkedIn profile. In the attached video, you’ll see that he goes through LinkedIn section-by-section,…

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12 Powerful Strategies for Exploring Your Life &...

Unhappy with your job? At a loss for identifying career change options? What may seem like a ‘career crisis’ is frequently a crisis of imagination.  If you’re: Feeling stuck or trapped in your current work situation Dreading Monday mornings Don’t see a future where you’re at or At a loss to know what other options…

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3 Tips for Finding Meaningful Work with LGBTQ+ Affirm...

Finding the right job or career is a challenge shared by many, but it can be even more challenging for LGBTQ+ job seekers due to societal, legal, and cultural factors. Since we spend much of our day working, it is important to reflect on the satisfaction you gain from your career. For LGBTQ+ individuals, this…

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Feeling Stuck at Your Job? – What You Can Do to Adv...

You enjoy your work and are good at your job. Yet, at the same time, you feel stuck, feeling you have few opportunities to get ahead. Career advancement is important regardless of your field of work. After all, you want to continue to learn, grow, and keep things fresh. If you feel stalled at work, it…

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What is Your Ideal Work Environment?

How to Identify Your Ideal Work Environment: Evaluate your Likes/Dislikes We spend a large percentage of time and life in our careers. So it certainly makes sense to pursue a career that is enjoyable and satisfying. There are many factors that go into career satisfaction. One is finding the right work environment. Let’s get started…

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What Are Your Skills?

Yes, You Have Skills! Knowing your strongest skills can help you identify good-fit positions and market yourself for the job. Identifying your skills can help you in your job search and interview process. When writing your resume you’ll want to include examples of your top skills and strengths. This provides “proof” to an employer that…

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Identify Your Work & Career Values to Make Infor...

What are Career & Work Values? Work values reflect the qualities of a career or job that are satisfying, rewarding and motivating to you. They reflect what you want in a career. This includes factors such as what type of environment and working conditions are an ideal fit for you, your preference in work relationships,…

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Writing a Cover Letter? Here’s an Example Cover...

 Should You Write a Cover Letter? Applying for a position? Everyone, including you, will submit a resume. This is the first screening tool (outside of networking) that an employer will review. So, is it necessary to write a cover letter? Definitely. First, your cover letter might actually be a well-written email you submit directly to…

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Conducting a Job Search After Job Loss

As a Career Counselor in Houston, I work directly with professionals who are unhappy or dissatisfied with their careers to take charge of their careers, create the work they love, and earn what they deserve. Many people begin to panic after a job loss and begin to sell themselves short. While there may be pressure to find…

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Job Interview Advice

Preparation is the key to a successful interview. Thinking about the kind of information the employer is likely to seek will help you prepare. There are four questions the interviewer wants answered: What job does the candidate want? Can the person do the job? Will the person do the job? Will the person be compatible…


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