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3 Tips to Take the Mystery Out of Networking

July 22, 2014
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An audience member wrote to me recently to ask for advice on networking. “As I look for new jobs I have expanded my network, but feel like I connect with someone, talk to them, and then let the connection lapse.  I’m not really sure what the next step should be.” We all know networking is […]

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Four Key Components of Your Career Umbrella

July 15, 2014
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I was happy to have the opportunity to support Young Education Professionals DC (YEP-DC) at their Edu-Jobs event yesterday evening. Many of the participants I spoke with were interested in clarifying their career direction, so we worked through a quick and dirty career direction clarification exercise together. Today’s video shares this exercise on identifying four […]

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How to Win at Life via Chutes and Ladders

July 8, 2014
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Do you remember the childhood game “Chutes and Ladders”? The board consists of a grid of numbers that go from 1 to 100. When you play the game you start at one, and with each roll of the dice you gradually move up the board toward 100. When you hit a ladder you skip ahead […]

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3 Ways to Make Peace with a Job You’re Planning on Leaving

July 1, 2014
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This post was originally published on Gen Y Girl on June 3rd. For many people there’s an uncomfortable space between realizing a job isn’t a great fit and landing that next big thing. If this happens to you really have two main options. You can spend your remaining weeks or months at your current job […]

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The Error of the Perfect Start

June 24, 2014
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I made a beginner’s mistake when I took piano lessons as an adult. Each day I’d diligently start practicing the opening measures of the piece of music I’d been given. I wanted to get them just right before I moved on. When I made a mistake I’d go back to the very beginning of the […]

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