Job Search Errors to Avoid

August 23, 2023

There are many things that can impact your success during a job search. How many can you think of? Here are some of the more common mistakes which can make the difference between finding your fit or missing the mark: 1. Not using your network – It is important to inventory your acquaintances in the…

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Processing Feedback

July 23, 2023

Does receiving feedback make you anxious? For many people feedback has negative connotations. If this is true for you, it is probably because it might highlight situations where you did not perform to your best capabilities. Here’s the challenge: Rather than viewing feedback as highlighting your faults, you can see it as an opportunity for…

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Owning Your Moment

June 23, 2023

The job you didn’t get, the title you weren’t awarded: losses can be devastating! You have been focused for weeks, maybe months on achieving success. You have worked hard. The job interview or the competition is over and, regardless of the outcome, it is important to reflect on the process. Recognize the emotional toll of…

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Being Aware of Mind Games

May 23, 2023

Have you ever felt intimidated by someone? Perhaps it was intentional behavior by someone wanting to feel superior. Perhaps it was your own feelings of inadequacy or inferiority. Either way, it doesn’t feel good. Mind games, or psychological one-upmanship, is typically deliberate behavior that demoralizes a person while making the aggressor look superior. Mind games…

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The Importance of Positive Self-Talk

April 23, 2023

Do you ever talk to yourself? This is actually a good thing! We all have an internal dialogue. This inner voice, or self-talk, is the way we communicate with our inner self. Our thoughts are the main source of our emotions and moods. When our self-talk is positive, experts believe that our quality of life…

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Tips for a Good First Impression

March 23, 2023

It has been said that you only have one chance to make a first impression. Research has shown that most people form their first impression of a person within 7 seconds after meeting them. Does that concern you? Well, it shouldn’t. You have control over the first impression that you make! Let’s apply this to…

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The Importance of Being Present in an Interview

February 23, 2023

A friend recently advised me to relax and “stay in the moment”. I had to stop and think about that. Perhaps sometimes I do get distracted and don’t stay in the here and now. As I work with clients, I often hear comments and stories that reflect this same theme. Have you ever been nervous…

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Battling the Winter Blues

January 23, 2023

Wintertime can be a magical time. Holidays, snow (for some), and family get-togethers make for special memories. But in some climates, the cold weather, shorter days with grey skies and lack of outdoor activities can take a toll on mental health. If you are job searching or getting ready for a competition, it is important…

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New Year’s Goal Setting

December 23, 2022

The start of a new year is a hopeful time. We make resolutions but by the first of February, 80% of them fail. Why is this? New Year’s resolutions seldom have action steps. They are made with few details or time stamps. Rather than just making resolutions, this year set SMART goals. SMART goals are Specific,…

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WHY Your Personal Brand Matters

November 23, 2022

WHY Your Personal Brand Matters Over the last twenty years the term, personal branding has become a popular buzzword in everything from job searches to building a business. The term has gained popularity because of the internet and various forms of social media. The power of the concept is that it changes the focus to…

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