Tag Archives | Career Happiness

Tough Job Interview Question? Remember Your Three P’s

Everyone faces tough job interview questions now and again. But there are a few queries that provoke a little anxiety in even the most confident of applicants. Why? Because certain questions address topics better served by offering less detailed, and more positive responses. For example, when asked “who was your least favorite supervisor” or “what […]

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Career Coaching, Career Counseling or Career Consulting?

Is there really a difference and if so, which is right for you? To be really brief, coaches ask questions, counselors explore the “why” and consultants share expertise. Of course there is a little creative license here (no pun intended) but it’s pretty accurate. How would I know? Well, I’ve been all three. Though there […]

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Goals: Go Big or Go Home!

Here’s an interesting fact. If you set goals that are too high or ambitious it can cause you to lose focus and gain weight.  Whoa, what? So, if I decide to run for president and I don’t make the ticket, then I better live at the gym? From a career coach who believes in going […]

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Get The Most Out Of Your Next Conference

Professional development is always important when growing your career. Still, it’s savvy to invest your time and money in a program where you’ll learn and apply what you’ve learned, while making valuable connections. Conferences hit all three of these goals. Unfortunately, many professionals liken conferences to a mini-vacation and don’t take advantage of this prime […]

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Disruptive or Destructive? Don’t Lose Sight of Professionalism

I recently listened to a “disrupting” speaker, whom I found insightful and thought-provoking. However, despite the riveting program, I couldn’t shake the tone of some of the attention-grabbing commentary. This expert in his field continuously insulted those in the helping profession. “Who needs a therapist?” he queried and “What the heck is a life coach, […]

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Employ Some Purely Positive Intentions

“Your entire life is what you have imagined it to be. Everything you have or don’t have, every situation and circumstance of your life is what you have imagined it to be. The problem is that many people imagine the worst! They’re turning the most wonderful tool against themselves.” – Rhonda Byrne A woman who […]

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Looking For A Career Test To Help You Plan Your Future?

Assessments (otherwise known as “career tests”) are certainly great ways to unearth your interests and help identify your skills, strengths and career-related orientations, but unfortunately they are often misused. There are typically two reasons for this: Either an assessment is interpreted by an untrained professional who’s not certified in the application; or the recipient depends […]

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