Curated Conversations

  • Future Proofing Your Leadership Spend 5 minutes in a high school parking lot, and you’ll see a minimum of three cars with a YOLO (you only live once) bumper sticker on the back. Life is short. I’m not here to remind you of that. While it is certain that we are not promised a tomorrow,…

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  • 2020 Tax Tips for Job Seekers and Freelancers Your tax situation might be very different this year than last. Especially if you: I believe that knowledge is power— and the more you know, the more you can thoughtfully plan so that you aren’t surprised in April of 2021. That’s why I reached out to Brad Wooten,…

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  • How to Tackle Bad Bosses and Difficult Work Situations Early in my career, I moved to a smaller city so that my husband could pursue graduate school. It was the height of the last recession, and virtually everyone was on a hiring freeze. Thankfully, I landed a job, but it was far from ideal. When…

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  • Sylvie di Giusto

    How to Present Yourself as a Leader Interview with International Speaker, Sylvie di Giusto Whether you like it or not, people make quick decisions about you every day based on the way you look and carry yourself. In fact, a recent Princeton study showed that, “a split-second glance at two candidates’ faces is often enough to determine…

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  • Dr. Nancy King

    Fired! Interview with Workforce Expert Dr. Nancy King Workforce reduction. Terminated. Laid off. Down sizing. Re-organization. Fired. When you are employed, these are not words that you want to hear. Job instability is unfortunately more common than you think. Roughly one-in-five American workers have been laid off during the last half-decade (report). As some economists…

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  • Monica Barnett

    Let’s talk interview fashion with Monica Barnett! According to an article in The Balance Careers, some hiring managers say they know within the first 30 seconds or so whether the person has a shot at getting hired. Additionally, a 2014 study completed by researchers at Monster.co.uk highlighted how quickly first impressions are formed and revealed that those early thoughts…

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  • Orville Pierson

    The Key to a Highly Effective Job Search with the Man Who Taught the World to Network   Before I start the interview, I need to tell you how I met Orville. In 2012, right before I was about to relocate for my husband’s job, I purchased his best-selling book “The Unwritten Rules of the…

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  • Travis Hornsby

    “I can’t afford to take a pay cut to do the work I really want to do. I have student loans and need to make payments”….. said just about every one of my early career clients. Interestingly, student loan debt isn’t just a millennial problem. I just read an article last week in the Wall…

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  • Sam Horn

    “The interviewer looked bored” “I just ramble, and ramble and I’m not sure if I am even answering the interviewers questions” “I know that I can do the job, I just have a hard time selling myself in the interview” The statements above are real comments my clients have made over the past month. I have been…

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  • Justin Bariso

     Having a strong emotional intelligence is crucial in the job search. A CareerBuilder study of more than 2,600 hiring managers and HR professionals showed that over two-thirds—71%—value EI even more than IQ in employees.  I had the opportunity to meet Justin Bariso, world-renown EQ expert and workforce consultant, for a virtual coffee and conversation. Justin is the author of “EQ Applied: The Real-World…

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  • Laura Gassner Otting on Why Success ≠ Happiness Researchers at the University of Michigan studied American adults and found that 80% of us believe scoring that dream job is the key to continual career happiness. Yet– the majority of Americans—52.3%—are unhappy at work according to a 2014 report by the Conference Board. Where’s the disconnect? Are more than 50% of us in…

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  • Steve Faktor

    The way we work is changing– and at a rapid pace. Advancements in technology are making us more nimble and connected than ever. I just watched an interesting presentation on the impact of blockchain on job search recruitment process, and I’m confident that the future of work will look very different. I had the opportunity to…

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  • Paul Levy Fired

    Don’t Sign the Severance Agreement! (Yet) As a job search coach, I talk to hard working people every single day who were pink slipped. They have mortgages, car payments and kids in school– and often they are out of work through no fault of their own. They tell me that sitting across from the HR person in…

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