Taking Charge of the Unexpected

Losing a job is not something most people plan for. It can feel overwhelming, and you may not be sure where to start. Do you tell people right away? Who do you tell first? Are your finances in order? What about benefits? Where do you start in a new job search? Below we compiled a [ ... ]

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Zoom Up your Team Building Activities

Like most businesses impacted by COVID-19, our team is working remotely, and sticking together as a team is as important as ever during these uncertain times.  Each member of our team plays an important role in the career transition process, and we have the process pretty much down to a science, having worked together for [ ... ]

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6 Highlights of our Career Transition Program

We at Career Partners International are experts in career transitions, and have helped thousands of individuals successfully achieve their career goals. We tailor each individual’s programs to their specific situation and provide resources and personalized coaching to help one successfully shift into the next phase of their career. Here are a few highlights of what [ ... ]

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Take That Interview!

Many career pilgrims avoid interviewing for jobs because they think that the salary may be significantly below what they are willing to accept.  The primary reason for this avoidance is that they do not want to waste their time and the interviewer’s time.  This is not a sound strategy for many reasons.  The main one [ ... ]

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Are You the Delusional Boss?

Have you ever had a delusional boss?  The kind of boss who’s clueless about the impact his or her behavior is having on the department’s morale, or worse yet, could care less but still can’t understand why performance is down?  A leader who lacks self-awareness can destroy careers and business success.  It’s the number one [ ... ]

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Lifestyle for Life Stages

Time is the most precious commodity we have. Each minute is an asset that once spent, you will never get back. Your time is perhaps the most meaningful thing you can share with someone else. You don’t have to be productive every minute of the day, because time spent in relaxation and enjoyment is time [ ... ]

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Your Fairy Godmother Can’t Help You

It has often been said that anything worth having must be worked for.  That is very true about so many things, but especially about career opportunities.  Even if you have a fairy godmother, I’m not sure she can wave a wand and make a new opportunity magically appear. You must work for it. Whether your [ ... ]

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The Leave Behind Package: An Interview Differentiator

An interview is a competition, plain and simple, and only one person can win that competition. Having a good resume and answering the interview questions reasonably well will rarely be enough to win the competition in today’s job market. You need to ask yourself “what am I doing before, during, and after the interview to [ ... ]

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Words to Live By

There is a lot to be said for counting your blessings. Frequently. Driving to work recently, I heard a broadcast asking for three or four-word phrases that were words to live by and that had meaning for yourself. I started thinking about lessons from parents as I was growing up and lessons from where life [ ... ]

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YIKES: Where is my interview? Is this where I’m supposed to be?

When I write my book about all the interesting people I’ve encountered throughout my career, I think this story will make the cut. Someone stepped into our office today (we are part of an office complex).  One of the first things I could not help but observe was that it appeared she had fallen into [ ... ]

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