Is it Time for You to Quit Your Job? Read this first.

Is it Time for You to Quit Your Job? Read this first.

You’ve had it with your current job. Whether you feel frustrated, devalued, or stuck, you know that flat out quitting is a big step to take, and you want to make sure leaving is actually the right decision. However, everyone’s situation is different and there are no set rules for defining when it’s your time to move on.

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How to Talk about Weaknesses in a Job Interview

How to Talk about Weaknesses in a Job Interview

Weaknesses. Liabilities. The insecurities when it comes to our jobs. It’s important when we’re interviewing to not let our weaknesses--perceived or actual--cloud our mindset. In this article, I’ve offered ways you might think about reframing the conversation when it comes to topics such as age, being laid off, having been fired, not having enough education, or lacking an area of deep technical expertise.

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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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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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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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How to Dress for Job Interview Success

How to Dress for Job Interview Success

Congrats, you’re going for the job interview! Now that you’ve made the connection, it’s important to dress right to make the best impression. I’m sure you’re wondering how do you dress for a job interview these days? An interview ensemble should be clean, professional, and put-together, and also communicate confidence, a good work ethic, and even a little bit of personality. However, there are many with so many differences in industries, companies, and individual roles; it can be challenging to advise a client on what to wear.

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The Most Frequent Cause of Career Plateaus and How to Prevent It

The Most Frequent Cause of Career Plateaus and How to Prevent It

Over the course of your career, the pursuit of reaching your full career potential never ends. Meaningful careers are a labor of love, and the work to better oneself and keep moving forward should always be present. A career full of promotions and accolades often requires balancing your strengths with challenges that force yourself outside your comfort zone. However, when you feel like progressing (e.g. moving up or accomplishing significant feats) is not realistic, it’s likely because your career lacks this balance, and you may be headed toward a career plateau.

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