[CAREER COACH 101] WHO: Job burnout is classified as a syndrome!

The World Health Organization (WHO) recently classified job burnout as a syndrome. It is more than just a “thing” that people feel. This classification has major health and social implications for anyone in the workforce. It also adds another level of urgency for people considering a Job Search or Career transition. What is JOB burnout? According to WHO, job burnout…

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[Career Coach 101] Recruitment Bias: How it can (and will) affect your transition!

Have you ever applied for a job that fit like a glove? Then you got a rejection? This can be an indication of how recruitment bias can, and will, affect your transition. We all have biases: conscious or unconscious. They are automatic, quick judgments and assessments of people and situations. This process is influenced by our background, cultural environment as…

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[Career Coach 101] The business case for learning job search skills!

Many service providers offer the apparent convenience of developing the Resume, Cover Letter and other job search tools for people in transition. In other words, you outsource without learning the techniques. However convenient this may sound, it will actually work against you. There is a strong business case for learning job search skills. In the new workplace normal, there is…

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[Career Coach 101] The job search is a process!

The new normal in the work environment is constant change. Business organizations have to make frequent strategic and tactical changes to manage their rapidly approaching future. But changes often affect people’s careers. To manage your career within this new reality a paradigm shift may be required: the job search is a process not just an update to your resume. Related:…

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[Career Coach 101] Soft Skills: Crucial to Landing a New Job!

Recent research reveals that soft skills are crucial to landing a new job. In a world of technology and automation, this can sound counter intuitive. But soft skills have become a competitive advantage for people in the job search. The reason: as organizations become leaner, effective interactions among employees have become a critical success factor. This may come as a…

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