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All the planning in the world is useless unless you work your plan. You can make lists and plans to organize yourself and increase your productivity but nothing happens if you don’t actually focus on the work and projects you’ve identified. Emilie Wapnick, in her book, “How To Be Everything”, offers a beyond-simple approach called… Read more »

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Want to build a solid network or improve your networking skills? Then, get a conversation going! The standard elevator pitch might be quick and painless, but it doesn’t build a meaningful connection, which is what successful networking is all about. A strong professional network involves building and maintaining relationships with all types of people so,… Read more »

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To borrow from the old real estate adage (Location! Location! Location!), connections are what make a real difference in your job search. Our experience and achievements may be what lands us the job, but our connections open the door. Making and keeping your personal and professional associations doesn’t have to be complicated nor does it… Read more »

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This month we’ve been taking our cues from nature, looking at seasonal growth and change as it relates to your work life and career. And as the first quarter of 2018 comes to an end, it’s a good time to examine your goals to see if you are still growing and changing in the direction… Read more »

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In February, our thoughts often turn to love. We are bombarded (usually starting in January!) with media messages about love, sweethearts and relationships. And we think sharing the love includes the relationship you have with yourself; loving and treating yourself well! A huge part of loving yourself is feeling confident; proud of who you are… Read more »

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An earthquake (small shaker) that wakes you up at 2am. A deluge of rain in 24 hours after months of draught. All part of life in the Bay Area and, although we never know Mother Nature’s plan, it never hurts to be prepared. (Earthquake kit? Decent umbrella and sturdy shoes?) Preparation is also a smart… Read more »

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If you had a chance to write or tune up your resume with last month’s tips, good for you! You are making progress on your goal of seeing some career-related changes this year. But the writing work is not finished yet. This month we’re concentrating on the (often) dreaded and (sometimes) confusing cover letter. Along… Read more »