7 Ideas to Successfully Change Careers or Return to the Workforce After a Career Break

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Career change is admittedly difficult. Here are seven ideas and strategies to start the career transition process: Acknowledge that job change won’t be quick and there will be peaks and valleys Practice risk taking on small things to build up your comfort zone for the big career change Share your goals with people in your life so they can help …

Super Bow ‘L’ — Who’s Got Your Number?

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Super Bowl 50 demonstrated an aversion to the letter L. For the first time in Super Bowl history, the National Football League shunned the traditional use of Roman numerals to record this mighty progression of annual pigskin fests. This year’s league made a choice to name the game using Arabic numerals. What’s this all about? Why should we care about …

Commitments: Are You a Bulldog or an Opportunist?

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I am a commitment bulldog. Once I make a commitment, I move heaven and earth to fulfill it. I want others to see me as dependable, accountable, and competent individual. When others do not live similarly, I feel disappointed or angry. Typical examples include: Things have CHANGED “I can’t meet you today because I’m exhausted after partying all night.” Something …

“But Today is My Day – Sorry Guys”

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Unseeded tennis pro Roberta Vinci beat Serena Williams at the 2015 US Open Semifinal in a stunning defeat. Williams’ goal to earn a Grand Slam was cut short by someone whom everyone underestimated. When Vinci won, she declared: “But today is my day – sorry guys.” Why offer an apology? What a monumental feat! Termed “aging” by the press, Vinci …

A Painful Truth About Career Gaps

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I underwent a paradigm shift while organizing a conference to help job seekers with career gaps find employment. I reached out to a prominent career consultant, inviting him to speak at the upcoming Connect•Work•Thrive Return to Work Career Transformation Conference. He replied that he would be willing to discuss generically how to prepare for the job market but did not want …

Reinvention

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I recently spoke with a friend and mentor, who has been providing invaluable insights and encouragement for my business. He stipulated that the best job opportunities present themselves to those in their 30s and 40s. While that may be the case, career opportunities are ever present.

Embracing Change – Positive Redirection

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When I make a change in my life, I have been much more successful heading TOWARDS a target than running away from something. It is easier to move in a positive direction than away from a negative situation.