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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 …Read the rest…

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 …Read the rest…

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The Best Job Sites: Making the job of looking for a j...

Today we’d like to feature a guide from Reviews.com. Their team spent six weeks reviewing the most popular sites for job seekers to find which have fresh, frequent, and relevant postings, as well as effective scraping algorithms that pull in listings from other places on the web. They analyzed web-traffic data, consulted with software engineers …Read the rest…

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How to Improve Your Communication Skills So That When...

“Just say what you mean!” Sounds simple, right? But effective communication is far from simple. All too often, we try to communicate one thing, but the other person hears a completely different thing. It can be frustrating and counterproductive. Effective communication is a learned skill. It takes time and effort, but it’s worth it. The …Read the rest…

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Feeling Stuck in Your Career? 7 Steps to Making Posit...

Are you sensing a career change is needed, but feeling lost about what steps to take? What would your life look like if you had more clarity about how to achieve your career goals? Each of us walk a unique path towards career fulfillment. Our career guide will help you  take the first steps towards clarity. …Read the rest…

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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 …Read the rest…

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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 …Read the rest…

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Successful Midlife Career Change

Five Realities of Making a Midlife Career Change Are you considering a career change in midlife? Or are you currently in the career change process? It might helpful to remind yourself of the following realities of midlife career change to help you maintain perspective.   1. Career change is not a linear process. What this …Read the rest…

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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 accomplishments to decision-makers.  The foundational tool for communicating your accomplishments is the S.T.A.R story. Situation – a brief synopsis of the situation you faced …Read the rest…

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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 …Read the rest…

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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 …Read the rest…


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