What’s Your Path to Career Success?

January 30, 2013 by Linda Hardenstein “But, I never really wanted to do this!” Cynthia exclaimed when I asked her how she ended up in her management position. A hard worker, she was identified early on by others in her company as someone with potential.  She never really had to ask for a promotion because…

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Job Search: Why Are You Doing What You Do?

November 15, 2012 by Linda Hardenstein Sometimes you don’t have the luxury of turning down a job opportunity.  You may have a family to feed, bills, a car payment, or school loans to pay, or you just want to eat!  So you accept a job, “just for the money.”  It may not make you happy,…

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What Kind of Career is for You?

November 9, 2012  By Linda Hardenstein and Jonathan Rogers It’s been said that a third of your life will be spent in an occupation. Most of us will spend at least 40 percent or more of our years at some occupation to just pay the bills. No matter how you slice it, a career and…

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Boost Your Job Search With LinkedIn

By Linda L. Hardenstein As of August 2012, LinkedIn has more than 175 million members and its corporate hiring solutions are used by 85 of the Fortune 100 companies.  Here are seven tips to help you use LinkedIn as part of your winning job search strategy: 1.    An exciting new LinkedIn feature allows your colleagues…

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Job Search: Where Should I Look?

by Linda L. Hardenstein If you’re a job seeker you may know what you want to do but do you know if there are jobs available in that field? For example, attorneys, IT professionals and marketing managers can work in all kinds of industries.  This Huffington Post article shows you the fields that are hiring…

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Job Search: Lessons Learned on the Road to Career Success

By Linda L. Hardenstein Years ago when I moved to Washington, DC from San Francisco I sold all my stuff, got in my car and drove there.  I was a little afraid of the unknown but I had a master’s degree, years of experience and I was sure I’d have no problem landing a great…

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A Recipe for Thriving at Work

By Linda L. Hardenstein According to a Gallup study what differentiates “a thriving life from one spent suffering” is “the combination of our love for what we do each day, the quality of our relationships, the security of our finances, the vibrancy of our physical health, and the pride we take in what we have…

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Six Tips for Keeping Distractions at Bay

Up Your Power to Achieve and Balance Your Life By Linda L. Hardenstein With so many things vying for your attention throughout the day, it’s easy to lose valuable time, energy, and money from being distracted. One study found that 2.1 hours of your day can be eaten up with office distractions. Employees spend an…

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Be Yourself to Win the Job

A Little Humor Never Hurt By Linda L. Hardenstein The thought of a job interview can keep you up all night and the butterflies stirring in your stomach like a tornado.  If you can take a deep breath and remember to be yourself during your interview, it will calm the nervous jitters and so will…

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How to Resolve 3 Deadly Resume Mistakes

Don’t Let these Mistakes Keep You From an Interview By Linda L. Hardenstein, MPA, PCC, January 17, 2013 This is an update to a previous post on August 20, 2012. If you’ve been sending out resumes and not getting a response, it’s time to revamp your resume, cover letter or your job search strategy. The…

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