Do you want to: 1. be more effective in your professional communications, 2. provide more value to your clients, and/or 3. pay less for a new car?
As a career coach using positive psychology to empower my clients, I leverage my strengths and help others to define and use their own. How do we motivate employees to embrace their strengths at work? First, it’s about the team, the leaders and an organization providing an environment of trust, support, and open communication. In […]
Here are some tips from my clients who recently received offers: “Talk to other people. Once I stopped just only applying to jobs online, I started to get interviews and feel more excited.”
Holly is interviewed by Rich Brooks and Yury Nabokov on the Fast Forward Maine podcast.
First things first: Don’t send the same resume to every job. “You can have a foundational resume that compellingly articulates the most important information,” but you have to alter it for each opportunity.
Zoom to the top with these useful interview tips: How to make a great first impression on your Zoom call.
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Listen to ‘Minute’ Message 15 and learn how to incorporate movement into your work-at-home day from Anna Siebelink, founder of Balanced Image Ergonomics Consulting and ergo guru. #covid19andwork #workathome #careercounseling #ergonomics [wpvideo FzfbZfXu]
Protect Your Eyes from Screens
It’s important to take care of your vision – now that we spend all of our professional communication time on screens, over zoom, google hangouts and so on. Gone are the days of popping over to talk to a colleague or bumping into someone in the hallway. Anna Siebelink from Balanced Image talks about strategies […]
Listen to Learn About the Benefits of a Career Counselor and Why to Consider Part-Time or Temp Work. Enjoy!
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What is the value of executive coaching and career counseling for CPAs. Listen to learn about how it might fit in to your career goals and leadership development plans. [wpvideo uHdcxfoX]
Ouch! Is your body a little unhappy about working from home? Here’s an introduction to ergonomics from an expert! Stay tuned, we will have more on this subject this week! Anna Siebelink hashtag#ergonomics hashtag#workfromhome hashtag#workspace hashtag#careercounseling Minute Message Video-Intro to Ergonomics
Age does not determine job performance. “If we’re going to solve the greatest challenges of our generation, we will need all minds, young and old, to come together.” In regions like Maine, with a shrinking workforce, this is especially salient advice. hashtag#workforcetransformation hashtag#employability
Getting ready for an interview? Dress just one notch up from the anticipated attire of your interviewers. Be yourself, it’s ok to inject your personality. And, if you expect to be asked about being fired or laid off in the past, prepare a positive spin. hashtag#interviewtipshashtag#jobseeker https://hbr.org/2014/11/setting-the-record-straight-on-job-interviews
Check out this example of engagement, specifically, how schools are engaging students by celebrating in the workplace (school) something of genuine interest, something that’s productive and fun, accessible across genders and races, leveraging both strengths and weaknesses, interactive and collaborative and encouraging of multi-generational conversation and appreciation. These kids will do great work in environments […]
Cultural Fit is often referred to as a hiring goal. Rather than fit, experts like Chanel M. Lewis from Idexx says we should be talking about ‘Cultural Add’….replacing “How does this candidate fit with our culture?’ with “What will this person add to our culture?” https://usm.maine.edu/publicaffairs/usm-corporate-partners-panel-discussion-creative-strategies-workplace-recruitment-and
This article presents so many great ideas: how bookstores can adapt, how to encourage a generation of readers, writers and thinkers, how to get kids working together outside of school face to face, and how to build and engage learning and working communities. hashtag#careerdevelopmenthashtag#funatwork
The gig economy is useful, exciting and has momentum. Thus, we need to have the conversation about employee protection and benefits to keep this new market growing in the right direction.