• Recession-Proof Your Career

    There has been a lot of talk about the recession. Things have been bleak economically and in many people’s careers over the past two years. In this article, I’m going to share six strategies to help you to navigate what might be ahead and to recession-proof your career. If you take these steps, you will be well-positioned to navigate a career setback, such as a layoff.

    Keep your skills updated. Staying up to date on technology is incredibly important in this increasingly digital world. Think of what skills are most relevant to your specific Is there a certification that you can earn? Is there an online course that you can take? Think about what will make you competitive in your field. Do everything you can to make yourself as marketable and current as possible. Nearly every field has courses and ...
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  • The Truth About "Quiet Quitting"

    There’s a lot of talk about quiet quitting these days. In fact, quiet quitting is not new;  it’s just been given a catchy name and gone viral. Quiet quitting is an act done by people who are not satisfied or engaged at their jobs – they do the minimum level of work and are usually looking for a new job at the same time. Then, one day they suddenly quit without telling their manager that they have been unhappy. Many people do this. I've done it, and I know clients and family members who have done it, too.

    While people may argue whether quiet quitting is good, bad, or ethical, the real issue is determining why you want to quietly quit in the first place. Is the job a poor fit for your skills and interests? Are you scared to speak ...
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  • Six Habits That Make You Successful

    As an entrepreneur, I'm always striving to be the best I can, which includes focusing on my habits. This has become even more important since the pandemic, when – like many of you – I’ve had a lot of time to reevaluate. This article shares a few of the many habits that I either adopted or let go of in order to become successful in my career and my life. Although you might already be doing some or all of them, you’re probably not doing them consistently – and consistency is what makes something a habit. What you do, day in and day out, determines who you are and what your destiny is. As you read on, I encourage you to look at your daily habits and ask yourself if they're really serving you. Are you adopting good habits consistently? Are you letting go of the ones ...
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  • Why You're Stuck In A Bad Job

    Working with mid and late-career professionals, I can tell you that one thing that many of my clients have in common. Many of them have been in one job for a very long time. I've seen people in the same company for 10, 20 or even 30 years. This is not a bad thing at all. Sometimes staying in a job, or at least with the same company, for a long time can have benefits. For some people, this makes sense. But for some people, it doesn't. How do you know if you are overstaying your welcome?

    There can be a lot of reasons why someone stays too long in a job. Simply put, we get used to being in a job that we overlook a lot of things about it.

    Maybe you think there's nothing better out there, so why ...
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  • Advance Your Career While Working From Home

    We can't change the fact that the pandemic and the quarantine are here, at least for a little while longer. With so many people forced to work from home, many people are trying to figure out how to make this time useful in their careers. Rightfully so, many people are wondering how they can move up and advance when they don't even see their boss and co-workers face to face?

    I think it's fair for a lot of people to wonder how this might affect their career long-term.

    Will it be harder to communicate with your boss?

    Will it be harder to get noticed for a promotion?

    Will you lose collaboration and creativity with your coworkers?

    These are all valid questions and this article will lay ...
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  • 6 Ways To Use LinkedIn To Advance Your Career

    I’ve said it time and again to clients that when it comes to LinkedIn: what you put in is what you put out. It’s not enough to make a gorgeous profile—although that’s important. In fact, I created a 16-page guide in my online store that walks you through all of the possibilities for writing a killer profile! Check it out here: www.careeruprising.com/store.

    Beyond the profile though, you need to use LinkedIn as a tool in your job search and career. I’ve laid out six ways you can actively use LinkedIn to advance your career, in the short and long-term.

    You have access to over 650 million people. LinkedIn is the number one social network for professionals — and, arguably, the most important website for jobseekers — with more than 650 million members worldwide. Not ...
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  • When To Change Your Job Title On Your Resume

    I've been asked this question by clients so many times: Can I adjust my job title?  

    The answer is....sometimes.

    I do advocate changing your job title, just slightly, in two situations:

    1. To Accurately Describe What You Do

    First, you change it when it actually makes your title more accurate to you do. Many job titles out there are very ambiguous and don't give an accurate picture of what the job entails. Plus, we've all taken jobs that sounded like one thing, and then turned out to be SO much more when we actually took the job.

    Let's say your job title is Program Coordinator. This job title may seem harmless but it's very general and could be misleading. The word "coordinator" typically implies something low ...
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  • Five Life Skills That Everyone Must Master

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    There are so many critical skills that we're never formally taught because they are a bit abstract and considered "softer" skills. That phrase is misleading though. The real secret to career advancement and satisfaction lies in your soft skills, not your knowledge. There are five crucial skills that every professional must master in order to win job offers and promotions, but also to just be effective and satisfied in their jobs. And good news, no matter who you are or what you do for a living, even if you’re in between jobs, these skills apply to you.

    What skills do we need to be successful? Probably not what you think. It’s not about what you know and ...
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  • Working With A Bad Boss

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    It’s been shown time and time again that the #1 most critical factor in employee retention is a good relationship with your boss. More than money or length of commute, or anything else. People are willing to stay in jobs that pay less if they have a good relationship with their boss. That’s powerful.

    It’s actually been said that people don’t leave jobs, they leave bosses. If you don’t have trust and communication with the people you work with, your engagement and performance will decline.

    But what makes a boss bad?  A bad boss would be characterized as micro-managing, unsupportive, and aggressive even. They call you out in front of everyone ...
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  • 5 Ways to Recharge Your Energy After a Rough Day


    by Amanda Babineau LaRose of We Care Management

    Few things zap your energy the way a stressful day can. Stress is known to reduce our levels of serotonin and dopamine, neurotransmitters that play an important role in our mood, energy and motivation. After a difficult day, you might be tempted to lounge on the couch watching TV until it’s time to go to bed. Although it might feel good in the moment, it won’t give you the mood and energy lift you need after a rough day. Here are five simple ways you can recharge yourself.

    1. Unplug

    After a stress-filled day, you need to unwind—and that means turning off your phone for some much-needed “me” time. It can be tempting to sit on the ...
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