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My Summer Reading (and Viewing and Listening) List

I”m not gonna lie. Been feeling a little restless since I started this social media fast. On the plus side, I’ve had more time for reading, viewing, and listening on other platforms, and I thought I’d share the ones that are (mostly) career-related. Salary Negotiation – The title says it all: How to Be an …

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Too Many Career Possibilities? In the Grip of Indecision.

Sometimes, we don’t have enough lifetimes to fit in everything that we want to try, accomplish, experience, be – ideas are simply spilling over. In the book Designing Your Life, Bill Burnett and Dave Evans write, You are legion. Each of us is many. This life that you’re living is one of many lives you …

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Career Spin, Reinvention, and Horror Movie Screams

I visited my neighbors’ house, and their 7-year-old asked me about my work. “What do you do?” she asked. “I work with people to help them discover their work and find jobs,” I said, feeling smug that I could encapsulate it that easily for a first grader to recognize its value. “Oh…” Pause. “Is that …

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You Already Have Enough Information to Make a Career Decision

Many people come to me for career coaching because they’re lost, aimless, uncertain about their next moves. They know what doesn’t work, but they’re not sure where to go next. They often have people in their lives who know with utter certainty what they’re meant to do with their lives, and they see a huge …

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