How to Talk about that Job You Hate While You're Home for the Holidays

How to Talk about that Job You Hate While You're Home for the Holidays

You finally get to come up for air and take a few days off for the holidays. Sure, you’ll probably still need to check your email four times per day, but the intensity of a standard workday has subsided. There’s room for quiet in your mind and your heart.

When all the noise fades away, what are you left with?

When you’re sitting around the table with your extended family, passing the dinner rolls and catching up, how to you respond to the inevitable, “how’s that job of yours?” Are you tensing up just thinking about it?

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Should You Really Quit Your Job Without Another Lined Up?

Should You Really Quit Your Job Without Another Lined Up?

So you’re considering quitting your job. Maybe you’re absolutely sick of how your employers are treating you and your work environment has become toxic to your wellbeing. And now you’re desperate enough to leave without an alternate in place. Whether you’ve held this role for 12 years or 12 months, if you dread going to work every day, seem emotionally unstable at work, and feel so dissatisfied and unhappy you think your only option is to outright quit, it’s important to seriously evaluate three key aspects of this decision.

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4 Inappropriate Interview Questions and How to Combat Them with Confidence

4 Inappropriate Interview Questions and How to Combat Them with Confidence

Interviewing for a new position can be tough, but it can be even worse when the interviewer’s questions start to drift into uncertain territory. We’re not talking about the cringe-worthy — and illegal — questions about race, sex, and nationality; rather, the more covert questions that toe the line between unnecessary and out of line, particularly when it comes to other interviews or offers you may have.

Let’s review some potential questions recruiters might ask in an interview, why they would ask such aggressive questions, and good responses to deflect them.

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A Strengths-Based Approach to Career Coaching

A Strengths-Based Approach to Career Coaching

I would describe my career coaching method as strengths-focused and highly individualized. I believe focusing on exploring, elevating, and prioritizing strengths is the most efficient way for clients to 1) identify ideal positions they find fulfilling and make them happy, 2) articulate their unique value, and 3) gain confidence in their job search, interview, and compensation negotiation processes.

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