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How to Write an Article Like a Pro

July 6, 2021 |
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As a career professional, you have valuable experience and knowledge. You’re a subject matter expert in many areas of the career development field and others want to learn from you. Why not write an article or a blog post to share your knowledge with others? What’s that you say? You can’t write an article? Yes, you can! Read on to learn how you can write an article like a pro. By following these steps, you’ll create an attention-getting post that will increase your visibility, influence, and authority. Step 1 – Choose Your…

SEO for Career Professionals: Optimize Your Posts and Raise Your Profile

July 6, 2021 |
SEO for Career Professionals

You are an experienced and knowledgeable career professional. Why not share that knowledge by learning and applying Search Engine Optimization (SEO) techniques to optimize your blog posts? As a side benefit, your professional profile will be elevated. SEO for career professionals is easy to master. This article answers some common questions you may have and introduces foundational concepts so that you can start to write online posts in a way that will help you be recognized as the expert you are! What is SEO? SEO stands for Search Engine Optimization.…

How to Chart a Successful Career Change

July 2, 2021 |
Chart a successful career change

Career shifts can sometimes be tricky. Some individuals proactively and carefully navigate a smooth career shift after thoroughly assessing their current situation and realizing they desire something different. For most of my clients, though, the decision to make a change comes after a long period of feeling uncomfortable, anxious, and sometimes even burned out and depressed. These two scenarios make for two completely different career change journeys. Thankfully, I have learned that it is possible to help clients in the latter group. I’d like to share my tips for guiding…

7 Tips for Navigating Career Development Theory in 2021 and Beyond

June 18, 2021 |
Navigating career development theory

How can we make sense of career development theory as it applies today? Globalization along with fast-paced developments in science, engineering, information technology, and communication affect the labour market. These trends call us to constantly adapt and reinvent ourselves. As career development practitioners, it is important to be aware of the strengths and limitations of the theories, models, and approaches we use. Our goal is to identify strategies that will optimally support our clients in a holistic way. We would like to share our 7 tips for navigating career development theory in…

21 Job Search Tips and Trends for 2021

June 11, 2021 |
Job search tips and trends

I love trend research because without it we wouldn’t have a clue about where the world is going. As career practitioners, if we don’t know where things are going, we run the risk of sharing outdated information with our clients, leaving them improperly equipped to compete in the marketplace. We need to keep current — especially in the rapidly changing world of work — and be aware of emerging trends so we can position our clients to act quickly and effectively when desired opportunities roll around. At the same time, let’s…

How to Build Strong Relationships While Working Remotely

May 28, 2021 |
Build strong relationships working remotely

Since the start of the pandemic, career practitioners from educational institutions, non-profit employment services, and other sectors have joined their independent colleagues in working virtually. Even after adapting to the technology, many find it difficult to communicate effectively with others they haven’t met in person. If you can relate, the highlights of a conference session I attended some years ago may be helpful. In “Introduction to Working Remotely – Leading and Working in Virtual Teams,” Susan Gerke explored the issues that can surface when working remotely, how personality type relates to remote…