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Seeking the Holy Grail: Achieving Satisfaction, Balance and Grace at Work

After 30 years as a corporate marketer, a few years ago I decided to do something different. I wasn’t exactly sure what that was, but I felt a higher calling. I had had a successful career leading divisional marketing teams for two leading corporations.

It was fulfilling developing strategy and directing teams and agencies to execute on plans that drove revenue, built brands and created...

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I hate my job and I can't find the corkscrew!

People come and go, time marches on and things change, then one day you wake up and find yourself in a job that you don't like. Maybe it happened gradually as responsibilities morphed or maybe it happened suddenly with the arrival of a new boss, a change in industry regulations or a merger. All you know is that you are not happy and are not sure what to do about it.

One day you wake up and...
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Summoning the Courage to Make a Career Pivot

A few years ago I quit a six-figure job. When I told my boss, he looked at me a little incredulously and asked, "Are you sure you want to do this?" I wanted to leave for several good reasons, primarily that I hadn't been happy for a while. My job had evolved and no longer played to my strengths. Though I was able to do what was required of the job, the energy "out" far outweighed the...

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Career Curb-Appeal: Job Search Lessons from HGTV

I’ll be the first to admit it, I’m a sucker for HGTV. I love settling in for marathons of House Hunters, Property Brothers, Fixer Upper and scores of other house-related shows. There’s something strangely appealing about watching people search for their dream home in Malibu or renovate their mid-century modern in Kansas City.

I won’t call it a guilty pleasure,...

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Is Career Nostalgia Holding You Back?

It was the summer I got up-close to Joe Biden, future President, and the US Senator representing my home state of Delaware. It was 1984, and I worked as a waitress at Desmond’s, a restaurant in a beach town near where I grew up and that summer I also served our other Senator, Bill Roth, of the Roth IRA.

For a college student, it was a dream summer job. I had my days off to lounge on...

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Shape up your resume for the job search marathon

It’s easier than ever to search for a job today, but sadly it's probably harder to GET a job than it was 20 years ago. There are a plethora of online job boards like Indeed, LinkedIn, The Ladders, Zip Recruiter and more. With little effort on your part you can opt to receive an inbox full of job alerts each day.

Some of the openings even allow you to apply with “one click” --...

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