Tag: Career Development Coaching

Counter Offers

Receiving a counter offer is like being asked to be a bridesmaid… flattering at first, but ultimately a pain in the ass.  Here’s the good news, you can decline a counter offer:   It’s not you, it’s me… While counter offers feel flattering and a boost to the ego is nice, the reality is that…

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How Goodly Do You Talk?

By Catherine Lam, CPA, CMA   How important is communication? Being in IT, I work with a lot of developers, technical architects, and folks whose first language is not English. First and foremost, I wrote this post for people in the North American corporate world, where the primary language of business is English. However, I…

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Steady Eddie vs the Blue Flamer . . . and Why You Need Them Both on Your Team

Every company has them, the Steady Eddies and the Blue Flamers. But not every company is smart enough to treat them with the respect they deserve. A company without the right mix of both is not functioning optimally.   The Blue Flamer   You’ve seen her. Prepared for anything that comes her way; she often has the answer…

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How to Amplify Your Job Search During a Downturn

thedailyenglishshow.com   Let’s be honest:  searching for a new job doesn’t usually excite most people. Update your resume or catch the newest movie? Search job ads or scroll through YouTube? Practice for interviews or hang out with friends? I know what I’d rather be doing. Multiply that lack of a good time by throwing in an economic downturn and…

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Counteroffers, DON’T DO IT – Career Suicide

It’s everything you want, career advancement, higher salary, great location and an exciting future ahead of you!  You have carefully thought about your resignation, you have told yourself; “Keep it business, don’t make it personal, short and sweet, don’t offend and don’t burn any bridges”.   The moment you hand in your resignation and tell your…

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Networking: Step One – Show Up

Networking.   Step One – Show Up         Step One: Show Up It sounds simple, yes, but how many times have you been invited to an event and you have every intention to go, and then last minute “something comes up” and you bail?  Probably more often than any of us would…

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The Power of Recharging and the Importance of Balance

The Power of Recharging and the Importance of Balance   As a person that loves to be busy I also love my downtime and try to live my life as balanced as I can. This sense of balance just recently came into my life in my early 30’s as I finally saw the value and…

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How to Share Heartfelt Mentorship: An Essay Inspired by a Journey

Written by: Sally Banek, CPA, CMA, via Linkedin Two weeks ago, my 19 year old daughter departed on a journey.  Four months of training in Thailand, followed by two more months of missionary work in Cambodia and Laos.  If it were anybody else’s daughter, I’d be thrilled. “What an amazing adventure!  Do it now, before life gets…

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