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Leadership and career
August 26, 2016

6 Tips for Career Change Success

By: Maurice Gilbert A career change is never an easy road. After all, one of the first challenges you have to overcome is convincing your friends and family that you’re not crazy. (A new career? At your age? What are you thinking?) Let’s assume you’ve overcome their objections and are…
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Leadership and career
August 1, 2016

From Professor to Consultant

Q: I hope to combine 10 years of college teaching experience in the areas of interpersonal skills and communications with my interest in training to move into the field of image consulting.  I am comfortable with my credentials and previous experience but lack direction and information on the best way…
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Leadership and career
July 15, 2016

The 4 Biggest Mistakes Career Changers Make

Remember the old movie, “The Seven-Year Itch?” The “itch,” of course, refers to the burr-under-the-saddle feeling we supposedly get when we’ve been married just shy of a decade.  Change starts to look appealing, and some people wander off in search of greener pastures. That’s enough clichés. What I’m referring to…
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Leadership and career
June 20, 2016

Information Interviews

However, I've read some articles recently that say information interviewing is a worn-out tool -- that don't have the time or inclination to do them anymore. In an informal poll of my friends, most agree they wouldn't want to be bothered by some stranger asking lots of questions about their…
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Leadership and career
June 6, 2016

A Move Within Your Company

Q: I’m an officer in the commercial loan department of a large bank. I’ve been with this bank for almost five years and I’m getting restless. While I’ve advanced rapidly in the loan department, it’s time for me to learn more about other areas of banking. Last week I heard…
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February 2, 2015

What Do I Say When I Don’t Know What Career I Want to Pursue?

By: Taunee Besson Q: "For the last six years, I've been the senior staff person on a very busy help desk. In November, a multinational corporation bought my company. When the inevitable downsizing occurred, I took the generous severance package and said goodbye. Now my friends are asking me what…
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August 25, 2014

How Do I Choose My Next Career?

Look before you leap!  If you're ready to take the next step in your career or hope to start over in a new field, Taunee Besson, career transitions expert and President and Principal Consultant at Dallas-based Career Dimensions advises first taking inventory of what you hope to achieve with the job change.…
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July 2, 2014

Lost in Your Career? Figure it out FAST

The job search process is daunting.  Especially when you don't know where to begin.  Dana Manciagli, veteran career coach, global career expert, highly sought-after speaker and author of The Business Journals' Career Mojo column has some solid advice for moving forward with the job search when you're feeling directionless. — Maurice Gilbert…
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August 30, 2013

A Recipe for a Successful Career Change

Studies show that today’s workers may serve in nearly a dozen roles in the course of their lives, not only due to ascending the corporate ladder and moving from company to company, but as a result of reinventing themselves altogether and transitioning to new careers. Changes in professional life, including…
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