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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,…

5 Types of Workplace Anxiety and What You Can Do to D...

Almost all of us experience workplace anxiety to some extent. To a certain degree, work-related anxiety can even be healthy as it pushes us to try harder and to be our best. Often times, however, workplace anxiety can be debilitating. For many of us, the anxiety we experience at our jobs may even hinder our…

Suddenly Need to Work from Home? Six Tips and Sanity ...

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. 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 current global pandemic forcing many us to work…

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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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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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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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Using Your Career Accomplishments to Communicate Your...

Clarifying Your Career Accomplishments Whether you are looking for a job or wanting to advance your career within your current organization, it is essential to recognize, capture, clarify and communicate your career accomplishments and key strengths to decision-makers.  The foundational tool for communicating your accomplishments is the S.T.A.R story. Situation – a brief synopsis of…

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Tips For Effectively Working From Home

Working From Home the Smart Way! Whether you are unemployed at looking for a job, an entrepreneur working from home some or all of the time, or an employee, working from home can interfere with your home life if you let it. Here are some strategies to help you stay organized and effective while working…

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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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Do You Have Career Anxiety?

You May Be Experiencing Career Anxiety if You Answer Yes to the Following: Does thinking about your future feel overwhelming and stressful? Do you have doubts about your future or the decisions you make? Do you find yourself saying, “I’m just not sure what to do!”   Choosing a major, deciding on a career path,…


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