My secret to stress-free networking

Holding it all together as a professional–not to mention finding time for networking–in today’s competitive workplace often feels like walking a thin, greased tightrope. Just open LinkedIn and view the images of your suggested connections for two minutes. Read their titles. Check out their white, shiny teeth and unwrinkled suits. Feel intimidated yet? I do.

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5 networking mistakes to avoid during meetings

Meetings. Ugh. How many of us truly look forward to most meetings? In the workplace, they’re a necessary evil. If we want to effectively communicate with our colleagues, supervisors, employees, and clients, we better learn to effectively manage meetings. Even if you’re not the manager of the meeting, you can personally benefit from participating fully

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How much is your career worth?

It’s August, and you’re probably drowning in photos posted on Instagram and Facebook of your friends and family members’ first days back at school. The days of the photos of boating, swimming, water parks, and the Grand Canyon are long gone… until next summer. Most of us can no longer take week-long summer vacations, but some

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Career mentors: Why relationship matters

People who know me well—both personally and professionally—know I have established mentors in various areas of my life. I don’t hide this fact from anyone. I’m thankful for the guidance my mentors have selflessly offered me over the years, and I could never have navigated life’s changes, both positive and negative, without their encouragement and

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Is a portfolio career right for you?

I’ll be honest. Until recently, I’d never even heard the term “portfolio career.” I’d heard of people working multiple jobs to make ends meet. This isn’t quite the same thing as a portfolio career, though. A portfolio career carries a bit more intention and weight behind it; each venture is selected carefully and scrutinized. Does it

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Resume templates: Just say no (and why)

Why is it a bad idea to use a resume template? This article by career coach Bethany Wallace offers job seekers multiple reasons why you should avoid templates when writing and editing resumes.

The spirit of coaching: Paying it forward

This is the story of how I became a career coach and why I love helping others develop their careers.