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How to Use LinkedIn to Land Your Next Job or Promotion

career advice May 12, 2020

LinkedIn is not just a social network or an electronic version of your resume. When properly utilized, LinkedIn can function as not only your personal website but your best marketing resource to position you for the job and career you want.

Today on AM Northwest, I shared some of the critical components of building a LinkedIn profile that will get you noticed and lead you to the career you want. If you've been neglecting or under-utilizing this platform, it's time to change that. 

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5 Ways to Recession Proof Your Career

business career advice Apr 24, 2020

I find it fascinating that in 2019 the National Association for Business Economics pointed to indicators that signaled we were heading for a recision in 2020 or 2021. While they didn't include a global pandemic as one of the indicators, the point is history has shown us how volatile the market can be. When we experience these ups and downs, the impact on your job and career can be significant. 

In fact, I recently read that 4.4 million people have filed for unemployment in this...

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How to Manage Your Career During COVID-19

career advice Apr 14, 2020

We're in a strange time of ambiguity and uncertainty, and for many that extends to the current state of their career.  While your career may not be in the forefront of your mind, it's still important to manage what you can for now so you can continue to have the career you want  when we get on the other side of all of this. 

Many of us are working remotely, trying to survive a layoff, or dealing with reduced hours. Even if your company hasn’t implemented any changes yet,...

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Navigating Cultural Wealth in Your Career

career advice Jan 22, 2020

When you think about the concept of wealth or capital, what immediately comes to mind is money...an abundance of money. However, social scientist Tara Yosso believes all forms of capital can be used to empower individuals, particularly from a cultural point of view. 

While her research focused on how students of color can capture and fully express their talents, strengths and experiences in their college environment, the concept of cultural wealth has application in career...

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8 Signs It's May Be Time to Make a Job Move

career advice Jan 14, 2020

It's TV Tuesday and I'm back on the set of AM Northwest sharing about the signs you may be experiencing that are telling you it's time to make a job move.

Recently on the blog I also shared how to tell if you're just in a rut or if it's time for change, so check that too!

Watch the video below:

 

Which of these 8 Signs are you experiencing?

  1. You're frequently sick: while your mind may be telling you to stay, your body is begging you to leave because you're frequently catching colds...
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In a Rut or Time for a Change: Here's How to Tell

career advice Jan 07, 2020

Recently I sent an email out to my tribe asking them to answer two questions:  (1) "Do you love your job?" and (2) "Are you struggling getting up and going to work?"

Initially, I received several "I love my job" responses, which is always a great thing to hear. Then the "I can't wait to get out of this job" responses started rolling in. 

However, it was the "Some days it's great but most days it sucks" responses that actually caught my attention.

You see, I don't believe...

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Lessons Learned: 5 Critical Insights I've Gained Over the Last Decade

Here we are.

Eight days away from not only a new year, but a new decade!

Can you believe it? It's both surreal and exciting to be on the precipice of 2020. 

However, while I'm excited to see what the future holds, as I always tell my clients, it's important to take a moment to reflect on your past to glean the lessons learned that can be applied for your future.

So as I reviewed the significant events of my life and business over the last 10 years, five critical lessons...

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5 Career Accelerators That Will Keep You From Thriving Professionally

career advice Dec 11, 2019

As we look toward the new year in a couple weeks, it's a great time to evaluate your goals and what you really want.  It's also the perfect time to look at what's not working and how to make the necessary adjustments for greater success.

Over the last 20 years coaching and training professionals around the world, I’ve watched women build careers they thought would make them happy, only to wake up one day to realize they're anything but happy and confused on how they go there....

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The Legalities of the Hiring Process

Prior to launching my own practice as a career strategist for high-achieving successful professional women at midlife, I spent 11 years practicing as a labor and employment lawyer and as a litigator, handling employment discrimination cases. My experience taught me that even though employers and applicants generally have a similar goal in mind when it comes to the hiring process: find the best fit for the job, there are sometimes barriers that hinder this process.

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