Do You Need A Career Identity Protection Plan?

From Identity crisis to career transformation Last week I wrote about the Career Identity Crisis. Many people have found themselves in limbo for a variety of reasons. Perhaps their industry has closed down or technology has caused changes that made their skill sets obsolete. The blog gave some concrete ideas…

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Creating Your Career Identity in A Brave New World

Today, entire industries are collapsing at record speed. Trusted skill sets have become obsolete and new skills are in demand. In the midst of this unparalleled scope and speed of change, our future rests in our ability to sustain a credible career identity that is flexible, adaptable and embraces an…

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The Post-Recession Networking Puzzle: Part 1

At this point, everyone knows that finding a job has taken on new dimension. Whether a person is unemployed or employed, looking for a job or not, people will agree that finding a job today presents multiple challenges that are new to the job search. Today we are putting together…

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How to Get from Despair to Hope

Or…Jobseeker Mental Madness Management Time and time again, jobseekers tell me that the most difficult part of a job search is managing their mental traffic. As I listen to my clients they often begin a sentence with, “What if…” The remainder of the sentence is usually a negative event: “What…

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Creating Your Long-Term Employment Survival Kit: Part 3 of 3

Interviews with Neil Patrick, owner of 40PlusCareerGuru. PART 3: How to survive and thrive in a global economy. PART 1: Which is better—Large U.S. Corporations or Small to Medium Enterprises? PART 2: Where is the safest place for future employment? Technology is driving the world towards a globally interconnected, multi-national…

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Creating Your Long-Term Employment Survival Kit: Part 2 of 3

Interviews with Neil Patrick, owner of 40PlusCareerGuru. PART 2: Where is the safest place for future employment? Technology is driving the world towards a globally interconnected, multi-national economy. For better or worse, this change is happening quickly and will dramatically impact employment opportunities. Personal financial security will rest, in large…

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How to Beat Long-term Unemployment

Your résumé is key to beating long-term unemployment. When Sam was laid off, he had no idea of the horror that would slowly unfold. He had heard about colleagues that were laid off, who didn’t find a job and faded into oblivion. He just assumed they didn’t have their act…

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