Starting Career Change

The sub-title for this post should be “Don’t Make the Same Mistake I Made!” My biggest career mistake was when I was leaving my job at Harvard.  It was my second real job, and after working there for 5 years, I was tired of it,  even though it truly was a great place to work.  I wanted to […]

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Why You Don’t Need to Match Everything

I was speaking with someone who’s getting ready to send out a small flurry of cover letters and resumes in response to job descriptions she found on a company website. She’s very interested in this particular company, so she was thrilled to see so many openings in her field just as she’s looking to make […]

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How I Got My First Non-Profit Job

Many moons ago, after I got my MBA in Finance, I spent quite a few years looking for the right corporate job. I worked in banking. I worked in the entertainment field. I worked in another area of banking. (So hard to resist an easy answer to a paycheck.) But even though the salary and […]

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Should You Go Back To School?

Should you pursue your dream job or play it safe and get an education that’s tailored for an in demand job? It’s not an easy decision to make.

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What Happens When a Blogger Sells Her Blog?

At the end of last year, I was presented with the opportunity to let someone else take over my site – and still get to continue writing for my cherished blog.  The thought of not having to manage it myself any more – no more worrying about traffic, and HTML code, and servers that go […]

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Can an MBA Improve Your Career?

Many visitors to Work Coach Cafe have been asking for advice on how to improve their career. If your career is stagnant, an MBA may provide a path to the next level. Plenty of people have discovered an MBA is worth the effort.

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6 Job Seeker E-mail Uh-ohs!

I recently had the pleasure of helping a terrific baby boomer job seeker who is looking to change careers. She needs a strong resume that makes the most of her transferable skills to help her make the leap from a long-time profession to her new chosen field. Luckily, she has a lot going for her, […]

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How To Creatively Create Work-at-Home Opportunities!

I was recently approached by two different people in very different situations asking what I know about how to earn money from home.  Although some folks prefer the social aspects of heading out to work (and also like the idea of separating work and home life), for many of us working at home offers the […]

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What Role Does Fear Play in Your Career Decisions?

I was speaking with someone I’ve known for a long time – let’s call him Stephan – and he told me a terrific job offer story. He’d been contacted by someone he once worked with who respected him greatly, but in describing the job to him, she painted a pretty unflattering picture of some of […]

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Is Do What You Love the Worst Career Advice Ever?

In a linear world, loving something and doing it for a living would always be the right career choice. End of article. End of all career blogs. Take your marbles and go home. But tempting as it is to live a life of simple aphorisms, life is not one-dimensional. At least not for me. Sure…some […]

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