We all have super powers.  They are things we do so well we don’t even realize that others don’t know how to do them.  For example, when I was thinking about organizing my closet, I was overwhelmed.  My friend of mine remarked “How could that be overwhelming, it is so easy?” Organizing to her comes…

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Nonprofit organizations are often thought of as places you go to volunteer, but they can offer rewarding careers as well.   As of 2017, the most recent year on which data is available, U.S. nonprofits employed the third largest workforce of any U.S. segment according to a 2020 report by the Center for Civil Society Studies at Johns…

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There is hardly anything better than sitting outside on a sunny afternoon reading a good book. An added benefit of this enjoyable activity is that it can help you advance your career.  Margaret Fuller, the first American female war correspondent, believed in reading so much she said “Today a reader, tomorrow a leader.”   A research…

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Bias in job interviews occurs although it is rarely overt.  It is often quietly disguised in perceptions before the interview even occurs. Unfortunately, it is not easy to deal with; however, if you know what to look for and how to prepare to meet it head-on, you can overcome its negative effects. Two types of…

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I have to admit that I had no idea of what a career coach was back in 2007.  I had read about coaching in a magazine, but really didn’t know what a coach did.  I needed help and decided that I would hire a coach to help me figure out my next career move.  I…

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What do you think of when you hear the term-lay off?  Most people think of a situation that is less than desirable.  Loss of income, loss of security, and sometimes loss of identity are primary things that enter the mind of a person who has just heard the dreaded message of “you no longer will…

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We are in unprecedented times with the coronavirus quarantine happening in most areas of the world.  How does this affect your job search? Below are some tips to help in this unchartered time. Don’t panic– First and foremost, don’t panic.  Even though there is a lot of suffering right now, we will get through this. …

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A portfolio career is a relatively new term so you may not be familiar with it. In general, it refers to income being generated from more than one source.  For example, a person may work doing several things such as part-time employment, temporary work, freelance assignments or personal business.  It may also be that a…

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Healthcare occupations are projected to add more jobs that any of the other occupational groups according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics.  This project growth is mainly due to an aging population, leading to greater demand for healthcare services.  In addition to traditional doctors and nurses, there will also be demand for other positions…

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Social media can be a wonderful tool in helping you land a job, but it can also jeopardize your employment.  Below are mistakes that people have made that have cost them their jobs.  Posting your offer letter can have consequences- The News Journal in Wilmington, Delaware offered a job to a young reporter who had…

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