Breaking Your Career Narrative

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Nothing is more powerful than one’s desire to continue self identifying. We subconsciously decide who we are, and we commit to living in this box that potentially restricts us from fully stepping into our vastness, who we truly are. Here are three truths about the inner experience: 1. Someone’s experience with you has absolutely nothing to do with who you are. Their experience with you is just that: theirs. Overall, nothing is truly personal. (For more on this idea, I recommend you read The Four Agreements by Miguel Ruiz) 2. You are not your thoughts. With roughly 70,000 thoughts each day (98% of which are repeated), it’s tempting to buy into each and every thought. This is simply a misunderstanding. You’re not your thoughts. Think of them like clouds in … Read More

Networking is Giving (An Ode to Networking)

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Networking… What does this word mean to you? To some, it means going to events and collecting as many business cards as possible, to others it means building meaningful relationships in the workforce. For me, networking is security- it’s my job security, it’s my income, and it’s my career path. This blog post is for those of you who feel like takers when you network. I’m here to show you that networking is giving, for all parties involved. Your network is your miracle. I completed my undergraduate degree at the height of the recession, and I dodged the job hunt bullet by diving into grad school… But then I graduated. This was when I realized that my network is my golden ticket in life. The … Read More

Networking: It’s ALL About Your Energy

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One of the most important things I do for my clients is help them see the value of networking. Many of them think it means forcibly making their resumes and business cards rain over everyone they meet, or engaging in forced conversations that neither side really wants to be a part of. Changing those perceptions is tantamount to my success as a career coach and to their success as careerists. I hope my generation starts to truly networking for what it is – the science of how information is spread. They are already doing it in their day-to-day lives, on social media and in person at happy hour. They just haven’t learned how to take these run of the mill conversations to the next level, which will ensure … Read More

Networking: It’s a Way of Life

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I’ve noticed that everyone has a pre-conceived idea of what networking means. Some envision the impersonal exchange of business cards at networking events or job fairs; other envision meeting the man of their dreams in some breezy conference center over a forced conversation with cheap wine and cheese cubes. Considering how awkward and uncomfortable that sounds, it’s no wonder so many people opt to bypass networking and turn instead to less social forms of career development.  These individuals may feel more at ease sending resumes and applications off into the black hole of the internet, but what’s the likelihood of a dream job materializing from those efforts? Zilch. Networking cannot be ignored or dismissed. Nor should it be – networking happens everywhere, all the time. If you want the job, you … Read More