6 Things to Be Thankful For at Work (And 3 May Surprise You, Even in 2020)

In a year as tough as this one, you might be hunting for things to be thankful for at work. We’re thankful of course for our jobs**, and for others doing the tough jobs that keep us all moving forward: healthcare and hospital workers, delivery people, staff in essential companies such as grocery stores, and […]Read the full post >>

Are You a Follow Up Failure? How to Stand Out By Checking In

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Here’s a true story of follow up failure . . . Once upon a time, in a land of accelerated unemployment, a well-connected and experienced coach volunteered to share advice at a national online career fair. During the event, she talked to 15 different job seekers from all walks of life. At the end of […]Read the full post >>

Office Politics: What’s Really Going On (& What You Can Do)

“I thought this was my dream job,” Mark told me as he debated whether it was time to leave his company. “But right now, I hate the office politics.” Mark’s not alone. Most of us get annoyed with the crazy junior high dance we call “office politics.” But rather than shy away (’cause truthfully, they’re […]Read the full post >>

3 Scary People at Work (& What to Do If One Is You)

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No matter whether you’re working remotely or marching mask-first into a traditional office, my bet is that you’ve got a few scary people at work with you. I don’t mean the Slack stalker or the security guard who gives you the stink eye. Those people aren’t truly scary, and you’ve probably figured out how to […]Read the full post >>

What To Do Before Your Annual Review

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For many of us, just saying the words “annual review” sends our nervous system into overdrive. But the best way to lower the pressure is to focus NOW on what to do BEFORE your annual review. Plus, while it’s trendy for companies to talk about shifting from annual performance reviews to continuous feedback, most companies […]Read the full post >>

“I’m In a Box at Work: How Do I Get Out?” [VIDEO]

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It’s a struggle many of us have as we grow in our careers: once we’ve mastered what we’re great at, we’re ready for the next challenge. Except those who love us doing what we do (like our boss, leaders, and colleagues) aren’t always excited to help us move forward. That’s when we have to take […]Read the full post >>

How to Get Out of A Funk: 3 Actions to Take Now

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My grandmother Muz always could tell if I was a little blue, or, as she liked to say, “funky.” Of course, she didn’t mean “funky” like smelly, or that I was movin’ to the groovin’. She saw that I was stuck in a negative place, or, what we call being “in a funk.” I remember […]Read the full post >>

How to Help a Job Searching Friend: Dos & Don’ts for the Modern Age

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It’s hard to know how to help a job searching friend, right? You mean well, of course. But truth is, unless you’ve recently been through a job search of your own, you might become more of a pain than a partner. The rules have changed. And the advice? Endless. You want to help, but you […]Read the full post >>