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Your LinkedIn Profile Matters

Published on February 16, 2017 at 3:21 pm

I recently read 2 research studies about LinkedIn profile photos. Here’s what I learned: 1. Recruiters and hiring managers spend as much time looking at your profile photo as they do reading your summary statement. 2. If your photo relates friendliness and likability, that positive impression can last for months. People keep that “First Impression” photo locked in their minds. ... View Article »


Need More Emotional Bounce? Try Mental Hygiene

Published on January 21, 2017 at 8:42 pm

    Thanks to the American Dental Association, everyone knows excellent dental hygiene requires brushing and flossing twice a day. We know this daily practice prevents cavities. But not many of us know that daily mental hygiene can build and strengthen emotional resilience.  Career decisions, transitions, and job-hunting require extra emotional bounce. One can ward off job related doldrums by practicing emotional hygiene. Everyday, ... View Article »


Stuck? Practice Flexible and Accurate Thinking

Published on April 25, 2016 at 1:26 pm

Check your thinking against three common thinking errors. 1. Tunnel Vision. Do you tend to have tunnel vision? Check yourself. Are you focusing too much on the details and not enough on the big picture? Do you see the bigger picture? Have you missed anything? Ask others “What am I missing?” 2. Personalizing. Some of us (myself included) tend to ... View Article »


Do It Like Derek Did It.

Published on March 11, 2016 at 5:53 pm

I sent this photo to a client today. He called a few days ago. Something happened at work. He was seething with anger. That anger moved him to reach out to me and it continues to fuel him to do whatever it takes to find a better place to work. That’s where the photo of Derek Jeter flying into the ... View Article »


How Gratitude Works at Work

Published on February 29, 2016 at 7:27 pm

In 2014, Mark Zuckerberg, set a goal to write a daily handwritten (or emailed) thank-you note. Obviously, Mark was making an effort to take better care of others but he was also taking care of himself. Research indicates that people who practice gratitude report significant benefits:     Lower blood pressure and stronger immune systems; more positive emotions such as ... View Article »


Bring your Halo to Interviews

Published on February 26, 2016 at 2:44 pm

Try to get your arms around this: The most qualified applicant does not always get the job offer. Counterintuitive but true! Here’s why: The job offer most often goes to the applicant who genuinely connects with the hiring manager and demonstrates they will add balance and value to the existing team’s strengths and weaknesses. The above infographic demonstrates the power non-verbal ... View Article »


Building Confidence

Published on June 22, 2015 at 2:08 pm

Just a few words about building confidence: Confidence ebbs and flows according to the emotional weather we experience. It’s a good daily practice to center yourself first thing in the morning. Invest 3 -5 minutes to focus on your breath and set some intentions for the day. Centering yourself as a daily practice establishes strong emotional roots that will serve ... View Article »