Category Archives: Mentor

My Job Search Story: Using My Board of Trustees

The other day, I detailed who I included in my job search Board of Trustees. You should consider creating your own board – just be sure to include individuals from a variety of sources, who know different aspects of you and … Continue reading

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My Job Search Story: Creating a Board of Trustees

If you read yesterday’s installment, you know that I am sharing my career search process and story with readers.  Previously I discussed how I reached my decision to pursue opportunities, my timeline, and taking action.  Today I share about my … Continue reading

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Career Change: Tough Love

Have you been thrust into a job search.  Laid off, outsourced, fired, position eliminated, forced into early retirement…no matter the reason, being forced into a job search is difficult on many fronts.  Last week, I offered ideas on processing the … Continue reading

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Mentoring 101

Great article in the Wall Street Journal about how to set up and maintain strong mentoring relationships.  This may be one of the best articles I have read on the subject, very concrete steps one should take. How to Be … Continue reading

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Closing the Circle

The other day I penned some thoughts about how powerful it can be to receive a Thank You note (and I have made a commitment to be better about sending them).  This post sparked a conversation with a friend about … Continue reading

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Will You Be My Mentor?

Networking contact or Mentor?  That was the question posed in yesterday’s blog post.  We discussed the differences between the two and I promised to offer some thoughts as to how to ask someone to be your mentor. I want to … Continue reading

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Mentor vs. Networking Contact

The other day I was meeting with a young college graduate about her career path.  During the conversation, I used the terms ‘mentor’ and ‘networking’ several times as we discussed her strategy options.  One reason the conversation proved fruitful was … Continue reading

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