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05
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Discover your Dream Job in the Midst of Change

What is passion? By Webster's definition passion is excitement, enthusiasm and delight. Is your job exciting and challenging to you? Do you wake up in the morning enthusiastic to go to work? Do you have job that inspires you? A job that delights you or a career you love? If your answer is yes, please send me your stories of inspiration. Was it...
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JAN
02
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7 Quotes of Wisdom. A Tribute to Steve Jobs!

 We all know Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple Computer and Pixar Animation Studios. And, he will be missed in so many ways by millions of people on our planet called Earth. I would like to pay a Tribute to our greatly gifted icon and talented Human Being by writing my favorite quotes of wisdom spoken in his Commencement address. Steve Jobs delivered t...
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JUL
16
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3 Great Tips to Prepare for Public Speaking!

When I was thinking about what to write to you this week, I thought of one of the most difficult times in my life. A time so difficult, I realized my fear of public speaking changed from a big giant in my life to a tiny, little piece of dust. As a career coach, I am confident this information will be valuable for interviewing, networking and negotiating as well.

 

Do you have a fear of public speaking? Have you ever wanted to be a trainer, but your fear of public speaking has prevented you from applying for the job? Or, maybe you have a story to tell. A story that will help others, but your fear of public speaking has prevented you from telling your story to groups? Is fear of public speaking your answer to the question Whats your biggest weakness? FYI! Only use this answer, if you dont need it for the job. All these things were ME, many years ago. Can you relate to this today? It could be hard for those who aren't native English speakers to speak publicly, so might look for help from somewhere like Effortless English accent training to help an improve their English.

 

Did you know that most of us started out with this fear? Well, in 1997, I had just gone through an experience that was bigger than my fear of public speaking I knew my fear of public speaking was about to end in comparison. However, I still needed to prove it to myself. So, this is what I did. I applied for the trainer job I always wanted and created a marketing campaign for my first public speaking engagement. I was ready.

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JUN
13
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Create Career Success with 3 Steps to Positive Thinking.

Are you at a crossroads in your career? As a career coach, one thing every client I work with has in common is they are all going through a major change in their life. When you are in career transition, whether you're working on your resume, interviewing, networking or salary negotiating skills, it is so important to maintain a healthy balance duri...
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FEB
04
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Join LinkedIn Groups to Develop Your Online Presence!

I love LinkedIn. LinkedIn is a great place to be a voice. And to also connect with people you in a similar industry to yourself. For many of us, LinkedIn is used as a way to search for jobs and connect. But for businesses, it can go beyond this, with the use of something like Linkedin Integration, by targeting the right audiences for their products...
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FEB
17
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Top Job Interview Do’s & Don't for Women & Men to Dress for Success

Dressing appropriately for the interview is important. Why? Think about it. For the interviewer, it is the first image of you when they first see you. It is their first impression of you. Quite often I am asked "how do I dress for the interview if the employees dress casual." Below are the top do's and don'ts for women and men to think about when p...
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JAN
15
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Interviewing Tip #1

Hi everyone. I finally got my blog up and running. What career coaching tips would you love to read in my Blog? Do you need interviewing help? Would you like career advice from an Executive Coach with over 25 years experience? Let's discuss the job interview. Read on … WHAT 3 THINGS ARE EMPLOYERS LOOKING FOR?  INTERVIEWING TIP#1 Do you know wh...
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AUG
03
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One of many lessons I learned from my son, Max

My vision started pulling me many years ago (long before I was aware) when I had a fear of public speaking. You see the companies I wanted to work for told me it was required to facilitate workshops first in order to be a coach. It was common in the industry. So for a long time I just didn't bother applying for the jobs when I learned this. Can you...
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APR
02
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How I Accelerated My Public Speaking at Toastmasters!

I love Toastmasters. I joined Toastmasters to increase my public speaking skills. I presented three speeches to this group so far. With over 25 weekly members, the calendar for public speakers fills up quickly. Whether you are already a member of Toastmasters, thinking about joining a chapter or simply curious about public speaking, there will be a...
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JAN
20
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Interviewing Tip #2

Last week we discussed the 3 things employers look for with Interviewing Tip #1, i.e., your experience, motivation and fit.  For a refresher of all the details, I recommend reviewing Interviewing Tip #1.  Are you ready for Interview Tip #2?  Read on ...

 

INTERVIEWING Q&A

Today, I am going give you a great example of how to answer one of the most tough questions asked to specifically let the employer know “I have the experience.  I have the motivation. And, I am a great fit for the company."

 

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JAN
07
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LAND AN INTERVIEW? TWO GREAT WAYS TO DRESS FOR SUCCESS

I was having lunch yesterday with one of my business colleagues, Jan from "Get You Started eMarketing http://www.getyoustartedemarketing.com."  She said something that reminded me of two great job interview success stories I’d like to share with you for my blog this week. In fact, I immediately told Jan about these stories and took out a pen and pad of paper to write down notes. Both stories took place in a call center.  The first story is from one of my own experiences.  The second story is an experience I observed in one of my workshops, as a facilitator.  Read on…

 

Story #1

I felt so over dressed!  I Got the Job!

I remember sitting in an office at a call center for about 45 minutes waiting to be called to interview for a trainer position.  I had never been in a call center before.  As I watched people come and go and walking around me, I noticed how they dressed.  OMG.  I felt so over dressed in my conservative business suit.  I was wearing a mid length navy blue skirt, white blouse and a matching navy jacket with nylons and 1-inch pump healed shoes.  The perfect outfit for your typical job interview.  Right?  Well, in the call center environment most employees were dressed very casual.  Let's make this long story, short … I got the job!

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FEB
01
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Resume Success for the Mom Re-entering the Job Market

 

Here is a great success story from one of my clients.  I wrote this story for housewives and moms re-entering the job market in one of my books titled “Just Resumes, 200 Powerful and Proven Successful Resume to Get that Job” by Kim Marino. It is available through Amazon.com. To see the actual resume sample we’ll be discussing, check out the resume section at your local library for the book mentioned above.

 

This is a true story from a housewife/mom who got credit where credit is due as experienced husband’s helper and volunteer at her children’s elementary school!

 

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JUN
03
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Executive Job Search Networking! 3 Tips to Land Informational Meetings

As an Executive Coach, I work with Executives through their career transition and beyond. I write professional resumes and coach professionals on how to successfully network, social network, interview, negotiate the salary and/or move up to the next level at the company.  Last week, we discussed how to get past voicemail in order to reach the decision maker when networking and making follow up phone calls. Networking purposely and successfully is the key to reaching your job search goals in today’s job market.  This week, we will continue to focus on “Networking for the Executive job search.”

 

If you have a mutual networking contact, most of you are aware, the percentage of landing the informational meeting is higher than without a contact. I’d like to share with you 3 tips that will be sure to increase your success to land informational meetings on your follow up phone calls without a networking contact. 

As an Executive Coach, I have listened to many phone calls while clients made their initial calls in my office. Through listening to client phone calls and hearing the decision maker’s needs on the calls …

 

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