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    Employment Notebook - How Journaling Can Help You Overcome Career Obstacles
by Hallie Crawford and Jenna Connour - Jul, 2015
If you’re like most people, the last time you wrote in a diary or journal was probably many years ago – if ever. But, have you ever considered using journaling as a technique to help you overcome obstacles in your career? Hallie Crawford returns to LJNRadio to discuss how something as simple and straightforward as journaling can be an effective method for diminishing professional challenges and boosting your career. Employm...
 
  Three Steps to Overcoming the Impostor Syndrome
by Hallie Crawford - Jun, 2015
Nine times out of ten our clients tell us they are their own biggest obstacles when it comes to making a career change, and taking the necessary risks to seek out and secure the job of their dreams. One of the obstacles we find they often face, in believing they deserve or are qualified for their dream job, is a phenomenon known as the Impostor Syndrome. To understand how to overcome this syndrome, let’s take a closer look at...
 
  How to Move Past the Obstacles to an Encore Career
by Hallie Crawford - May, 2015
Many find it difficult to imagine starting an encore career. After working for a certain number of years in a specific industry, it can be hard to visualize yourself in a new industry - or even a new position in the same area. Change is tough for anyone and including those in this final phase of their professional life. Normally, an encore career is a career started in the second half of one’s life that, while providing an i...
 
  Networking: Three Ways to Build Your Brand
by Hallie Crawford - Apr, 2015
As we talked about in our radio interview, networking can be a critical piece to helping you build your brand. Usually people only think of networking as a tool for their job search but, that’s not the only time networking can be useful. It can be a critical piece to helping you build your brand in your current industry, or in a new one that you want to transition to. Networking to build your brand can be especially helpful fo...
 
  What Do I Say About Being Terminated?
by Hallie Crawford - Dec, 2013
“Have you ever been terminated from your position?” your interviewer asks you. You may fear this question because you don’t want to have to say, “Yes.” However, you may be confusing the terms layoff, resignation, and termination. If you were laid off, you have not been terminated. Being laid off from work means the employer could not afford to continue paying your salary or did not have enough work for you to do. When a...
 
  6 Ways to Avoid LinkedIn Profile Picture Mistakes
by Hallie Crawford - Nov, 2013
Thank you to Stacy Smyk-Santiago, one of our certified career coaches, for this article! What should I choose for my LinkedIn profile picture? You may not think it matters much or that your “stock” picture will get you by, but you only have seconds to make a first impression. Studies have shown that people respond in dramatically different ways to slight picture variations which affect your connection rate, recruiter c...
 
  Encore Career Coaching – Just Say No
by Hallie Crawford - Nov, 2013
In our next 2 posts we are focusing on advice for those of you ready for your “encore career” or closer to retirement, in 2 retirement coaching articles… Thank you to Katie Weiser, one of our associate career coaches for these posts. Steve Jobs has had an enormous impact on the world. His quote, below is a reminder to all the baby-boomers who are working or retired who still have not learned how to say NO. People thin...
 
  How to be a Polite Pest Using Your Resume
by Hallie Crawford - Nov, 2013
Here is a very helpful article that our certified resume writer, Jasmine Marchong, shared with me recently about being a polite pest during your job search… (I’m telling our clients this all the time by the way, be a pest, just be professional and polite about it!) We’re doing this as a Q&A format again to help you think outside the box using your resume as a tool for your search. Read the article here. Hallie: How can you...
 
  Brainstorming career ideas: Look outside your zip code
by Hallie Crawford - Oct, 2013
We have clients all the time who have trouble coming up with a list of things they want in a job. It’s hard to pull things out of the air sometimes, especially when most of what you come up with are things you don’t want to have instead of what you do want to have. My career coaching client Margaret in Atlanta said she had a hard time pulling ideas of what she wanted out of thin air. This is understandable, it can be diffi...
 
  The top 5 things you should do on LinkedIn each week
by Hallie Crawford - Oct, 2013
So, you have created your profile and now you are done with the obligatory LinkedIn stuff. Hold on a minute! You might be okay with passively using LinkedIn if you’re not currently job searching, but in order to reap the benefits of a live network, you need to nurture it so it grows over time. Here are 5 things you should do on LinkedIn each week to stay engaged, grow your network, and connect with opportunities: 1. Up...
 
  Your Career Fair Checklist
by Hallie Crawford - Oct, 2013
I was excited to be on the radio again with Matt Jones, of Q100, Rock 105 and the Cumulus stations in Atlanta, regarding career fairs. Here is your checklist to know that you are ready, an expanded version of one of our previous posts about career fairs. Prepare mentally first. Career fairs can be mobbed and overwhelming. Fighting the crowds can be intimidating as well as the prospect of making an impression in the first...
 
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