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Can You Afford Not to Have a Coach?

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It seems everyone has a coach. We hear about coaches for lifestyle planning, careers, sports performance, etc. Even Tiger Woods has a coach! So, what is their purpose and value and could you benefit from their expertise? Coaches are often mentioned when discussing careers strategies, and we read about them in resume books. By definition,…

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You are the CEO of Your Career

Your employer has dismantled its career ladder. Now you must seriously give some thought to managing your career. You will need a strategy to take your career to the next level, and you must be agile, ready to pounce on unexpected opportunities. Even being willing to repackage your skills to move into a job that…

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Is It Time for a Job or Career Change?

There’s a Lot to Consider… There’s a saying in the careers industry that you’ll know it’s time to make a job or career change when you start asking yourself if it’s time to make a change. While there is truth to that, there’s more to making your decision. This guide will help you identify some…

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Think Like A “Free Agent” – Update Your Resume

You must manage your career as a free agent. A resume helps you negotiate the best fit, placement, compensation, etc. Resumes should be updated every 12 months. Most people are not tracking their successes or documenting the acquisition of new skills. That information is necessary to show your value for business or career opportunities. Here…

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Your Job is Just a Part of Your Career

There is often the misconception that if you have a job, you have a career, especially if you have held that job for the long-term. A job gives you short-term security. It supplies you with compensation, fringe benefits, an occupational title and shapes your work related responsibilities and performance obligations. When you commit to building…

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3 Tips to Proactively Manage Your Career

You spend a lot of your more productive waking hours at work, but have you ever devoted a significant amount of time developing a long-range plan to manage your career?  If a promotion or raise comes along, you are happy, but do you have a 2-year, 5-year, or 10-year career plan? Take Tony, for instance,…

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