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New Year’s Career Resolution: Start with You!

Assess your Attitudes, Abilities, and Skills for Success in 2018 So how is it going with the New Year’s resolutions?  Making good progress on that weight loss, exercise, paying off bills, and Netflix binge-watching?  If you are like many people, you look at January as the ideal time to begin anew and set some solid targets for change. A few …

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In Review: Three Updates to Pay Attention to in 2018

    Looking back over an eventful 2017, we can only assume more of the same, uber-dynamic challenges, but also opportunities for growth in 2018.  With innovative technology driving changes in customer communications and marketing, IT and internet security, and dynamic workflow and human resource policies, companies – and especially small businesses – may find it daunting to keep up.  …

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Economic Trends You Can Tap into in 2018

The beginning of a new year is a fine time to take stock of where you are in your career and whether some changes might be in order.  Is your job feeling stale and unchallenging compared to your growing skills?  Maybe your company isn’t boosting its salary and benefits to match the improving economy.  In either case, January is a …

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Conversation with a Reference  

  Congratulations, you’ve made it to the third-tier interviews, and the hiring manager wants to check your professional references.  Have you ever wondered how the conversation goes when your potential employer calls your former supervisor to discuss…you?   A reference follow-up call can happen anywhere – in an elevator in Seattle, or on vacation in the middle of a desert.  …

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Five Ways to Ace Your Live Video Interview

  How amazing is visual communication?  Skype, Facetime, WhatsApp, Google Hangouts – these are all awesome until we are accidentally photo bombed by a half-naked little brother during an important sales call.  Or, we create a perceptual problem defending our work-at-home hours to our boss while our husband loads the jet skis in the background. But take heart, needing a …