What to Wear to an Interview

Dressing for an interview can be tricky.  Here are some tips to let you choose your outfit with confidence. One of the confusing aspects of interview outfits is that a lot of what’s appropriate depends on your industry.  If you’re in finance, for instance, a conservative suit is clearly the way to go, but what…

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Interviewing basics

Watch the video blog at https://youtu.be/LQp3B-ru1DU If you have ever been anxious about, dreaded, struggled with, or downright bombed an interview, this is the place for you!  All September, I will be covering interviews to help you get your skills up to par so you can interview confidently and with composure. Today is all about…

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Fall is coming!

As we wrap up August, I am excited to announce my FALL SPECIAL! This is for participants in my Downer Job to Dream Career Program only. In this program, you will get: • 3 months of support, with individual sessions with me• Guidance on the entire job-seeking process, from defining your career needs to making…

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How to Stand Out to Potential Employers

The latest numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that the U.S. economy will add more than nine million jobs between 2014 and 2024. Technical operations and healthcare support roles are among the fastest growing occupations open to job seekers. And because opportunities are gradually increasing, the competition for those positions is increasing, too.…

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Mindfulness

On Tuesday we covered mindful breathing and mindful observation.  Today I’ll give you a couple more techniques and some general tips for handling that unhealthy chronic stress. Mindfulness technique #3: Attention Think of something you do every day but don’t think about like eating. Next time you begin to eat something, really stop and pay…

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Dealing with Stress

The modern world leaves us habitually stressed, and while acute stress can lead to accomplishments and decisive action, chronic stress is really bad for us.  According to the Mayo Clinic, it leads to: Anxiety Depression Digestive problems Headaches Heart disease Sleep problems Weight gain Memory and concentration impairment A few months ago, I presented on…

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