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Key Career Moments that Determine your Future & Drive Results

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In your professional journey, you experience key career moments that impact your direction and focus. To gain more control over your professional future, try viewing your career as comprised of two elements: these key career moments, and all of the work you do in-between. The important realization is that key events generate the content and quality of your work.

Some key career moments are predictable and others happen spontaneously, turning out in retrospect to be pivotal moments on your profess…

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2024 Take Care of Your Reference Relationships | 5 Min Move

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You likely (and hopefully) have reference relationships, people in your back pocket that you believe to be in your corner and ready to act as a professional reference for you, or help you out when you call. When is the last time you checked-in on those reference relationships? To see how they are doing? Congratulate them on their progress? Share something of value? Offer to help? Take them out for lunch?

Have you let things lapse so much that their strong reference and unwavering support may be l…

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Start 2024 With Smart Career Journey Action

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Are you excited about what's possible for your professional life this year? Do you have a plan to grow? It is very normal to lose sight of those goals or ignore the power that a new 12-month cycle brings. I'm going to guess that as the New Year rolls over, you’ll have one of three states:

(1) excitement about continued success and growth,

(2) resolution to figure out how to fix a bad or just so-so professional situation, or

(3) resignation/settling that you'll continue to coast or endure your profe…

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Create Increased Job Security & Opportunity in your Current Company

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Let’s talk job security. I hope you are fortunate to have a boss who is your biggest champion.

When the only person in your organization who knows the good work you do is your immediate manager, you have a problem.

Your boss has their own career pressures. Your boss may view their success as being dependent on you staying where you are. And many managers are not attuned to the development needs of their team.

Not to mention the risk of relying on one champion who at some point may leave the team or…

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They are Just that Into You

My website was hosted on the the innovative Squarespace platform and I have nothing but praise for the exceptional team behind it. Interestingly, the Squarespace folks posted what I thought was something noteworthy. It seems that they have just hired someone, a versatile talent known for his skills as a web developer / designer / blogger / twitterer,  by the name of Jonathan Snook, and well, they were pretty excited about it. Apparently, this was something they had been trying to make happen for…

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