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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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How to Write a Resume: Basic Guidelines

Your Guide to Writing Your Resume If you are in a job search you know that your resume is your marketing tool. Your resume should present to an employer your potential by illustrating examples of past accomplishments and experiences using the skills necessary for the job you are seeking. If you are a career changer…

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Use Your Strengths for Increased Career Happiness

Want to feel more joy in your career? One factor those who feel happy at work have in common is that they utilize their key strengths on a regular basis. Gallup research has shown that people who use their strengths every day are six times more likely to be engaged at work. Martin Seligman’s research…

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Dealing with Anxiety & Depression in the Job Sea...

Dealing With Anxiety and Depression Sometimes career unhappiness can lead to discouragement, self-doubt, feelings of inadequacy, hopelessness and depression. Once this happens, it is difficult to muster the motivation to change your career or life situation. This can lead to a lack of self-esteem in your professional role while not necessarily in your basic self-concept…

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How to Make a Successful Midlife Career Change

Are you feeling frustrated with your current situation and not sure what to do next? Are you considering a midlife career change? Changing a career can be an overwhelming process. The career change process is different for everyone, but it’s no simple task. Start your new career path with a plan. Ask yourself some honest…

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Coping with a Job Loss

Losing one’s job is a life-changing event affecting many areas of one’s life. In addition to the pressure of finding a new job, financial, familial and emotional stresses ensue. Losing one’s job ranks among the top 10 of 43 stressful life events. Job loss causes severe stress. For workers who have worked a long time…

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Personality Attributes of People Deeply Satisfied wit...

Below lists the personality characteristics of people who have found deeply satisfying careers and are able to maintain that satisfaction over their lifespan. This list was compiled from a study of individuals who were happy and deeply satisfied with their work and career path. Can you identify with any of the items on the list?…

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Dealing with Midlife Change

Dealing with Midlife Change: Benefits of the Midlife Checkup Taking the time to assess how your life is going at midlife and plan for midlife change can result in benefits such as these: -It can help you identify and intensify your inner strengths. -You can find your own voice and express it your own way. -You…

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Changing a Career? Start Small by Taking Charge of Yo...

Are you feeling unhappy, unmotivated, or frustrated in your current position? Does your career situation feel hopeless? You may feel that the only way to ease your pain is to get out of your job and maybe even your career. When feeling confused or hopeless, often the first instinct is to change things.    …

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Job Search Tips: Top 10 Habits of Successful Job Seek...

In any situation, it’s important to focus on what you have control over when you are feeling at the mercy of external forces, such as in a job search. Utilizing career counseling services can help you feel more in control and less alone. The following strategies can also help you gain control in your job…

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Changing a Career: How to Overcome the Overwhelm

Changing a Career Means Stepping Out of the Comfort Zone    “There are no constraints on the human mind, no walls around the human spirit, no barriers to our progress except those we ourselves erect”  These words, spoken by Ronald Reagan in his “State of the Union Address” in February 1985, were meant to shatter…

Resume Tips: Retooling Your Resume this Labor Day

Here are some brief tips on retooling your resume. Contact a career counselor in Houston if you need help tailoring your resume for your job search. Find a specific resume and cover letter example that matches just what you are looking for! Eddins Counseling is pleased to offer access to career related resources and premium resume templates. Click…

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Managing Job Burnout

In today’s busy society, it’s easy to operate at full capacity on a regular basis at work. Many people are working longer hours and taking on more responsibilities. There are more demands, information, stimuli and the threat of job loss. What are the effects? Burnout. Though you may feel that you have the energy to…


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