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Career Change: A Little Straight Talk

If you’re contemplating a career change, you’re not alone. Millions of people are tired of their work and dream of doing something different. I can empathize as I made a big change myself 10 years ago. I worked in corporate HR and I hated it, so I know how horrible it is to feel that […]

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Should You Write a Functional Resume?

I recently received an email asking whether we have any experience in writing functional resumes. After talking to the job seeker on the phone, I learned that he’s making a career change. He thinks that he needs to distract employers from her background in one industry so they can imagine him in another. For this […]

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Quack Like a Duck and Other Secrets of Successful Career Change

Nicholas Lore, founder of the Rockport Institute, is a career development pioneer. He single-handedly transformed the career coaching field, he’s been commended for excellence by 2 US Presidents, and his book “The Pathfinder’ is one of the best selling career books in US history. Over the last 29 years he’s helped over 14,000 people to […]

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How to Get Through a Big Change Without Having a Cow

I haven’t blogged for quite a while. That’s not because I ran out of things to say (My husband will confirm that I never run out of things to say) or because I just got lazy and spent the last month eating chocolate and watching reruns of The Golden Girls. I haven’t blogged because our […]

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Advice to a Friend on Starting Her Business

I was emailing back and forth with a friend the other night who is starting up a small business. She was struggling with writing copy for her website and wanted to know what I thought. Seeing her agonize over the process reminded me of something a very wise ex-colleague said to me when I was […]

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Sometimes, Seth Godin is Wrong

It pains me to write that sentence. I love Seth Godin. I’ve read all his books and I once spent a fascinating day at one of his seminars. I have learned tons of things about marketing my business from Seth Godin. But every time he writes about finding a job, I just cringe. Because, as […]

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Can You Make a Career Change in a Bad Economy?

I like to hear from former clients and see how their job search is going and here’s what I’ve learned from the recent feedback: The people who are finding work the fastest are people who (1) know exactly what they want to do and (2) have recent, directly related experience. This isn’t rocket science of […]

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Just Make Up Your Resume

That’s Lee Stranahan’s advice … but don’t worry. He’s not suggesting you lie: But you are going to make up your resume. I mean – it’s what you do anyway, isn’t it? Every time you decide to take a job, project or gig of any kind, you’re adding to that list of things you’ve done. […]

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