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How To Talk About A Career Gap, Or Your Less-Than-Thrilling Job

How To Talk About A Career Gap, Or Your Less-Than-Thrilling Job

This article by Michael Pollock was first published on Forbes.com You’re clear about your career aspirations — the work you really want to be doing — but sometimes, fate didn’t work in your favor, and you’ve had to accept the second best job just to…

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Are You Planning Your Career? You Should Be

Are You Planning Your Career? You Should Be

You’re always assessing your career situation, right? You yourself are changing and growing, and despite your best hopes, history does not always move forward to a “more perfect” future. So what are you thinking? Will you decide to stay with your current employer and make…

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Don’t lose sight of what you have already, in your hunger for what’s next

Don’t lose sight of what you have already, in your hunger for what’s next

  As creative pros, we are always planning, always wondering what we should be doing next, what’s around the corner. This is all as it should be.  But could we be missing out on the opportunities that are right next to us? But sometimes – and I see…

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Is your career ladder leaning against the wrong wall?

Is your career ladder leaning against the wrong wall?

Article first published on Forbes.com When we are immersed in the task at hand — jamming for a deadline, perhaps in the weeds of some brand’s positioning or designing a wonderful, immersive experience for a product that plays no part in our own lives —…

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To bring your ideas to life – write them down

To bring your ideas to life – write them down

  Stefan Sagmeister’s classic 1996 poster for Warner Bros Music Inc. Art direction & design: Stefan Sagmeister. Photography: Timothy Greenfield Sanders   When you have an inkling that you want to change something: your career, your business, whatever – of course let things swirl around in your…

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Career coaching: Q+A’s from forbes.com

Career coaching: Q+A’s from forbes.com

Along with some other coaches I have contributed answers to Q+As on forbes.com Here are some of them: How a Personal Writing Practice Can Further Your Career Goals | onforb.es/1SFfXX4 How to Reach Out to An Industry Leader For Advice onforb.es/1pqesCb How to Find The…

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Stop! Don’t use your network.

Stop! Don’t use your network.

Networking is of course critical to your career: with the people you’ve met who can advise you, mentor you, help you in so many ways – people who know you, trust you, respect your abilities and see your potential. These relationships are the keys to…

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Your career: a voyage of discovery

Your career: a voyage of discovery

  Many creative professionals are not only doing what they are doing now – but their minds are naturally trying to figure out what they will do next in their career. Will it be a natural progression from where they are now.  Will it be…

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How to avoid career paralysis: crafting your own personal value statement

How to avoid career paralysis: crafting your own personal value statement

I spend important time with clients framing their unique, specific and vivid story: the pitch for the gig that will get them where they want to go. This brief statement presents what they care about, what they have achieved and why a hirer should pay…

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To get progress do you accentuate the positive or eliminate the negative?

To get progress do you accentuate the positive or eliminate the negative?

“Anthony. What is it you want to achieve here?” I had a fascinating conversation with a psychiatrist recently. While she was not focused on the creative professions, it seemed that many of her clients had similar issues to mine, and were stymied in their attempts…

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