Tag Archives | Career Success

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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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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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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Is Time Creating Conflict?

Believe it or not, I often coach with individuals who are in conflict over time. No, not what you might think—not enough time, pending deadlines or overwhelming demands on their time. Rather, the conflict stems from clock watching. In other words… “If I don’t see you, then you’re not working.” This statement, shared with me […]

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Build Resiliency

Don’t you wish some days you could toss on your cloak of resiliency and repel any toxicity that may come your way. When you sense trouble ahead, shielding yourself from the impacts of negativity can go a long way to helping you stay healthy and happy, not to mention productive and successful. Toxic behavior can have long lasting effects on everyone. […]

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Deal With It

I recently read an article with the same title: “Deal With It.” It shared the stories of countless individuals who, despite facing cancer, pain, mental and physical limitations and all the accompanying uphill battles, were persevering. They knew the importance of maintaining a positive outlook on life. I used to get really annoyed when I […]

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