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Video: Communicating Better in Business

As the late Stephen Covey said in his famous (and fabulous) book 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, “Seek first to understand, and then to be understood.” Taking 1 minute and 34 seconds to get some ideas about how to communicate better at work could save you hours of time trying to get on the same page as a co-worker, or clearing up a miscommunication with a customer…let alone making sure you can clarify exactly what the boss expects of you! Check it out:    





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Please and Thank You (+ Sample Letter – You’re Welcome!)

  Say your “please’s” and “thank you’s”, please! My momma raised me to send thank you letters, whether it was for the gifts I’d received as a child all the way up to making sure I followed up promptly after my first job interviews in high school.  And I still do this, all the time as seems appropriate.   I can’t tell you how many times both friends and employers or work colleagues have said to me, “It was so unexpected (or unnecessary, or both) but so nice (thoughtful, above & beyond) to receive your thank you note!” It’s a Read More





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Hi Ho, Hi Ho, It’s Off to the Job Fair You Go . . .

A number of years ago I used to give free resume critiques at in person Women for Hire Job Fairs (seems they’ve shifted their focus to work at home opportunities – very cool!) They may not be as popular as they once were, but, they CAN be useful to attend, especially for getting in the door at a specific company that hosts one, or, for a targeted industry fair. Here’s 7 tips that will keep you from doing something dopey, being bashful, or getting grumpy at the job fair … Hi ho!  It’s happily off to work you go ….     7 Quick Read More





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Reinvigorate Your Job Search (and Workplace) Spirits

Barbara Winter, author of “Making a Living Without a Job” is one of my sources of ideas and inspiration in my business, since 1999 when I first read her book (long before I had a business, I knew I wanted one!)   As I read a blog post of hers, I found thoughts coming to mind about how MY clients, whether they are current job seekers, or have found new jobs after working with me, could take these ideas, “10 Ways to Feed Your Joyfully Jobless Spirit” and apply them to a job search, or, on the job.   Barbara says: Read More





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Video: How to Make a Good Impression at a Job Interview

Say you’ve just (finally!) gotten that call from the employer/job you are super excited about….what can you do to make your best impression in the interview? Simple, small tips (like eye contact, arriving early, but not tooo early and more) can make a big (positive) difference!  Take a minute (1:14 to be exact)… you may learn the one new idea that makes that difference!   The best tip is this:  practice!  My clients tell me that practice and feedback make SUCH a difference in their confidence (higher), and anxiety (much lower) levels. Check out the Job Search Journey Services page for Read More