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JOB HUNTING

4 Industries That Are Still Hiring In The Midst Of COVID-19

“I just lost my job at the hotel and I have no idea how I’ll find a new one in times like this,” my client Jessica recently shared with me… And my heart sunk.

As a career coach, I just got a surge of new clients living in this exact situation. This is, unfortunately, not a surprise given that as of March 15th, the Department of Labor announced that claims for jobless benefits surged 33%, with California topping the charts at 190,000 claims.

Nonetheless, this swift change in businesses’ daily operations …

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LIFE

3 Career Paths Known To Cause Burnout

“I already feel ready for retirement, and I’m only 30!” a recent client, Erin, recently told me on the phone. She had been working at a research center since graduation and was feeling lethargic and unenthused walking into the lab each day. “My brain is so foggy, I feel like my grandparents trying to remember colleagues’ names, let alone focus on all my work…”

Although she wasn’t aware of it just yet, Erin was hitting burnout in her career.  Unfortunately, she isn’t alone in this: a Gallup study found that two-thirds of people experience burnout at some point in their careers and it’s especially prevalent …

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LEADERSHIP

Working Remotely? Here Are 4 Habits That Are Making Your Boss Doubt You

Working remotely sounded like a dream.  The perks of no more commute time, scheduling freedom and wearing pajamas were once beyond appealing.

And yet, these perks come at a cost. The truth is, holding yourself accountable and motivated to remain engaged at work is tough, and at times, it’s a struggle to remain professional. Nonetheless, if you want your boss to trust you with this responsibility, and you want to keep your job, you need to keep producing quality work, without getting too comfortable  …

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LEADERSHIP

6 Bad Habits That Are Ruining Your Credibility And Your Career

Every detail does matter.

When you have big dreams, and a grand vision for your career, it’s the little actions, and the small details you prioritize that will set you apart. Sure, you can work on adding habits and incorporating new skill sets into your daily life. Nonetheless, it’s key to stop and ask yourself: what do you need to eliminate or change today?

It is easier to add a new habit than it is to break an old one because habits are comfortable and we are hardwired to want that safety. What if that one conversational habit …

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LIFE

5 Unexpected Self-Care Practices To Weave Into Your Work Day

Another day of grinding it out at work comes to a close and all you want to do is run home, throw on sweats and binge-watch your favorite Netflix show.

Let’s rethink this.

Although this may be tempting, there are better ways to destress and take care of yourself.

The hard truth is, self-care doesn’t always mean getting messages or eating cupcakes. Although those things are great, and definitely necessary at certain moments …

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CAREER CLARITY

What Your Myers- Briggs Personality Type Means For Your Career

I’ve recently become fascinated with Myers-Briggs personality types and how much insight these distinctions in personalities can reveal. Not only can knowing your own personality type help you understand your own behaviors and how you interact with others, it can provide you with a lot of insight into your professional life and how to find a career that best aligns with your preferences.   As a career coach, I’ve found it to be a helpful tool for many of my clients. I wrote a short article about Myers-Briggs personality types previously, but I felt the topic was worthy of a deeper dive …

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JOB HUNTING

5 Things To Immediately Remove From Your LinkedIn Profile

As a career coach, I must admit: LinkedIn is one of my favorite job hunting and professional tools.

The community, the connections, the articles, and the opportunities are endless. In fact, I have sat around and talked about LinkedIn over a sunset with a friend. But I know that not everyone feels the same way.

If you want to make a job transition, improve your brand or uplevel your professional life I have boiled it down to five things you need to remove or update on your LinkedIn profile right now …

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CAREER CLARITY

Six Reasons Why Your College Major Doesn’t Matter

“So, what’s it going to be?”

My advisor looked at me expectantly, as if I was simply at a McDonald’s needing to make the simple choice between a BigMac or a Quarter Pounder.

“Let’s run through the options,” she continued. “Government is a solid choice if you’re thinking about law school. English would be a smart decision if you’re interested in publishing or teaching. Communications is useful in most fields…”

“Women’s studies?” I ventured, hoping she would run off a list of career doors …

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CAREER CLARITY

5 Career Paths That Are Perfect For Introverts

“Everyone shines. Given the right type of lighting.”- Susan Cain

You walk into a networking event, or a team meeting and head straight to the back row. From here, you can observe everything uninterrupted. And when called upon, you cringe inside before you smile and speak.

If this sounds close to home, you are likely

introverted.

Introverts make up 16-50% of the population and find energy from being alone. You consider yourself more of a wallflower than a social butterfly …

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THE LATEST

“I need to get back to work” are common words I hear from new moms. Whether it’s just to get out of the house or to interact with their peers, new moms want to re-enter the workforce.  The reality is that most women struggle to find a job that offers the flexibility needed to both work and be a mom. In a 2020 survey conducted for LinkedIn, 21% of moms reported one of their biggest fears was not being able to manage a career and home. The survey also showed that 25% of moms are afraid they won’t have the job skills needed, and 15% said they were afraid they would be viewed as less capable in the workplace.  However, numerous surveys show that mothers are better at communicating, building community, and remaining calm under fire. Mothers bring unique leadership skills that their male and… READ IT ->

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