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Introducing Mid-Life Career Change 3.0: Realistic, Timely and Driven by Solutions

Get ready for Career Change 3.0  Are you using Version 1 of your word processing software? Or browsing with an aging version of Explorer? Or talking on a land line with a cord and a rotary dial? I bet your answers were, “No, no and  hell no!” But most people are still using outdated versions…

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Finding Balance

When people begin to investigate career change, often they don’t want a new career at all. They love their career — but they also want time for creating a life outside work. As a lifetime leisure-seeker, I’ve created ten tips to help you get started on the quest for “more time in your life —…

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Introducing Mid-Life Career Change 3.0: Realistic, Timely and Driven by Solutions

Get ready for Career Change 3.0  Are you using Version 1 of your word processing software? Or browsing with an aging version of Explorer? Or talking on a land line with a cord and a rotary dial? I bet your answers were, “No, no and  hell no!” But most people are still using outdated versions…

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Seven tips to deal with a negative performance review (and ace the next one)

Q. “I wasn’t happy with my last performance review.  Should I dispute the review? Write a letter for my file? Talk to a lawyer? Or just let it go?” A.  Most professionals feel you should offer some kind of response.  But whether to respond, and the way to respond, will depend on your company’s culture,…

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Career Strategy: When you win by walking away

“Winners never quit and quitters never win.” Maybe you’ve heard this line before. I disagree. Sometimes winners are the ones who walk away. Thinking of leaving a program, course, job or career? Here are some ways to frame the decision. (1) Are you a misfit? Example: Carly Fiorina quit law school for a secretarial job…

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Career strategy: Change of boss means change of job?

Last week I was chatting with a colleague about the topic of changing bosses. During my own career, I’ve had the experience of getting hired by “Paul” only to arrive and find “Jim” in charge. It’s rarely easy. I wasn’t alone. In her wonderful (but sadly out of print) book, Thursdays Till 9, advertising superstar…

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Midlife Career Change: Like Dating Again After A Long Marriage

Many people realize they need time to find a romantic partner and you probably can’t just hire a matchmaker. Amazingly, seasoned professionals expect career services to match them with their soul-satisfying work within a few hours. These tips come from my ebook, Your Twenty-One Day Extreme Career Makeover. Outside your comfort zone When you are…

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Handling criticism on the job

Many years ago, when I was a college professor, we had a dean who could be more than a little temperamental. Department heads would come out of meetings swearing and upset. They rarely stood up to the dean. (If you’re not familiar with academic hierarchy, deans are like directors and department heads are more like…

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Great Career Advice: "Not What I Expected"

Q. “Hi, Cathy. I just took a job that represents a big step up in my field. As part of the package, I was promised a 10% bonus after 6 months. But it’s been nine months, I haven’t seen a dime and my boss changes the subject when I bring it up.” A. Believe it…

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Online Education For Mid-Life Career Change

When executives and professionals think of mid-life career change, they often consider a return to school. We’re often programed to associate career development with formal training, and that’s not always a bad thing. Today you don’t even have to leave home to find a new career. You can go online for career change. In fact,…

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Thinking about leaving? Keep the thoughts to yourself.

Thinking about leaving your job for a new one? It’s rarely a good idea to share your dissatisfaction with anyone on the job – boss or colleagues. Use your own phone and email. Give the company exactly the amount of notice you’re required by the policy manual. In some companies an internal transfer requires pre-approval…

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Your First Step to Career Change

Career change often begins with a statement. “I hate my current job. I want a totally different environment. What are some steps I can take to make a move?” Alas, many career books give a false impression. They suggest that career change proceeds at an orderly and very linear pace. Typically, you are advised to…

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