What You Need to Do to Make the Proper Introduction

What You Need to Do to Make the Proper Introduction

Introducing yourself professionally—it should be a simple and straightforward thing to do. But so many of us struggle with how to do it right. So, whether you’re prepping for a networking event, workshop, conference, or interview, here are some tips on how to appropriately connect with others and communicate your value effectively and naturally in a way that makes people like and remember you.

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How to Get Paid Your Worth on Equal Pay Day 2019

How to Get Paid Your Worth on Equal Pay Day 2019

As my clients know, I am a fierce--let's even call it aggressive--proponent of finding you a role where you are unapologetically paid your worth. Getting paid your worth is all about understanding your value and advocating fiercely to be compensated for that value. Follow the steps below to understand your market value. Follow the steps below to understand your market value and set a market-based target salary.

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How to Find the Best Boss for You

How to Find the Best Boss for You

To have a productive, valuable work experience, it is critical to work well with your boss. This is necessary because your boss is usually the person with the biggest impact on that experience. And this impact, both positive and negative, can influence the future of your career and your opportunities to advance. When evaluating your relationship with your boss, or if you’re shopping for a new one, here are some things to keep in mind to find the leader who will stand beside you.

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Lead with Confidence: How to Stop Saying “Sorry” at Work

Lead with Confidence: How to Stop Saying “Sorry” at Work

How many times a day do you catch yourself saying “sorry?” Whether you’re prefacing a question, responding to feedback, or apologizing for an action, you probably say it (or write it in email) more times than you think. Most of the time, you probably don’t even mean it. When you want to write “sorry,” say something more assertive instead.

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How to Quit Your Job: What to Do If Your Boss Says No

How to Quit Your Job: What to Do If Your Boss Says No

If you’re intending on resigning from your job, you should have a plan in place for that initial conversation with your boss. Prepare your key talking points and practice your delivery with confidence in advance. However, not all bosses take the news very well. You should also be prepared to handle an emotional or harsh reaction. In some very extreme cases, I’ve seen some bosses totally reject a resignation. If you really think your boss could go nuclear, here’s how to handle that situation.

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Tackle Work Stress from the Inside Out

Tackle Work Stress from the Inside Out

When external pressures in the workplace cause you to feel stress, it is certainly well worth the effort to address the external source. AND! It’s equally important to tend to yourself, ensure you’re promoting an internal sense of well-being, and giving yourself the opportunity to build resilience. Here is a simple exercise you can use — in the moment, in just a few minutes — to calm your body and promote s sense of well-being. And, it’s fun!

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10 Easy Ways to Leave Work Stress at Work

10 Easy Ways to Leave Work Stress at Work

Do you find that work stress invades the rest of your life, including your physical, mental, and emotional health, relationships, and overall quality of life? If so, you’re certainly not alone. This article includes 10 simple strategies you can implement to begin separating your work life and home life, better allowing you to leave work stress where it belongs.

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How to Quit Your Job: What to Do If Your Boss Freaks Out

How to Quit Your Job: What to Do If Your Boss Freaks Out

Resigning from your job should be a straightforward conversation to have with your boss. However, whether you’ve worked at this organization for seven months or seven years, it’s never easy to say you’ve accepted a better offer elsewhere. It’s uncomfortable and tough. Most bosses usually understand, but there are some who don’t handle the news very well and some who totally reject it. Hopefully, you’ve been working with your boss long enough to predict how they’ll react. If you anticipate a potentially negative response or a full-on freak out, you should be prepared to deflect some pretty harsh comments.

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How to Quit Your Job: Resigning with Confidence

How to Quit Your Job: Resigning with Confidence

So, you’re ready to resign from your current job. You’ve found a better opportunity elsewhere and accepted it. You are so ready. Now all you have to do is put in your notice and tie up loose ends. You’ll want to find a time to give your boss the news and have your talking points prepared. This can sometimes be a nerve-wracking experience, so I always advise my clients to have a plan.

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Finding Balance When Work Stress Has You Down

Finding Balance When Work Stress Has You Down

I’ve been career coaching in Washington, DC for a few years now. We’re a notably Type-A bunch, which doesn’t necessarily bode well for our overall sense of balance and well-being. I compiled the following set of strategies based on years of working with employees who are consumed by the toxic work culture engendered by their bosses, and share it in hopes that many more people can benefit.

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