Successful Women Leaders Share Tips on Getting Ahead

Successful Women Leaders Share Tips on Getting Ahead

This month my blog provides advice for women who want to get ahead in their careers, drawing from my own experience and that of clients and colleagues who have achieved notable success.  While entire books have been written on this topic, here are some of the major takeaways from these conversations: Know Yourself Self-awareness is the foundation of confidence and good choices. Know your strengths and challenges. Pay attention to what inspires you.  Know your personality and how you are perceived and use this information in your interactions with others. Find a Supportive Environment Find an environment that will support…

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Job Search Advice for New Grads

Job Search Advice for New Grads

Launch your Career by Following this Job Search Advice for New Grads School’s out and many young people will be hitting the job market for the first time. While youth unemployment is somewhat down (currently at 10.9%), these numbers hide the reality that too many educated young people end up settling for dead end jobs that don’t use their abilities or offer much hope for the future. As I see it, the problem isn’t lack of jobs or even of the right skills, but rather, lack of preparation and know how to get the jobs that match their abilities.  In…

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What to Do When Stress Gets the Best of You

What to Do When Stress Gets the Best of You

If you experience stress from work, you are not alone. According to a 2017 Stats Canada report, one in four Canadian workers report being highly stressed – and 62% of these say that work is the main cause. As a career coach for over 30 years, these statistics come as no surprise.  People are working longer hours than ever before.  The pressure to keep up with new technology and industry changes is increasingly intense.  The home dynamic is also changing.  There are more dual income households, more single parent families and less support from far-flung families.  If you add to…

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