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Joyce Cohen

“Price is right” celebrating during winter calm

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 A friend sent me an invitation recently that not only was a welcome surprise, but it also made me smile.  She’s sponsoring an “AH SO” get together.  What does AH SO mean? How about this….ANOTHER HOLIDAY SEASON OVER!   The best part is “you make the rules” and just enjoy yourself.  Tired of cooking?…  Make it […] [Read More]
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Birth of a New Tradition

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Note from Joyce: During this Veteran’s Day weekend, I’d like to feature a colleague, Dr. Diane Sukiennik, as guest blogger. She focuses on an important and worthy consideration that makes a lot of sense. I’ll follow up with additional ideas in weeks leading to Thanksgiving and all the December celebrations. Birth of a New Tradition […] [Read More]

The Grass Is Greener…Do your research first!

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The Grass May Be Greener….Do your research first! A couple requests were sent by readers inquiring about green industries and green technology. What are green jobs and how can one prepare for a career shift in these fields? The field is devoted to producing renewable energy or products and providing environmentally sound products and services. […] [Read More]
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Why Bother Setting Goals?

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Setting goals in your job search is important for many reasons and moreso today with so many people out of work. The competition is more qualified and the general level of preparation has risen to new heights…higher skills, more technically prepared and better educated. Once your goals are set, stay focused, consider all your options […] [Read More]
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Getting Your Point Across…Quickly!

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Do you find yourself in situations where you want to be knowledgeable, succinct, and confident all at the same time? Here’s a simple proven technique you can use based on the STAR concept. It’s made up of four components: SITUATION, TASKS, ACTIONS and RESULT. First identify the big picture (Situation), describe what needs to be […] [Read More]

Improving Resiliency….Bouncing Back With Humor

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I was in Los Angeles at a company annual meeting at a time when those red buttons were introduced from Staples that, when pressed, say “THAT WAS EASY!“ It was novel the first day, and then for 3 days I heard “That was easy” a few times too often. After the meeting, I experienced a […] [Read More]

Overcoming potential objections that keep you from the job

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Greg got through the first interview and all seemed ”green light.” He thought, “I may be the perfect candidate for this job!” He was asked back to meet more senior employees, and here he was confronted with an objection about his lack of direct sales experience. The best way to deal with that situation is […] [Read More]
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Responding to Difficult Situations At Work

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Have you ever talked about someone and then realized they were in the adjacent cubicle and heard every word you said?  Or, have you ever spoke inappropriately at a meeting?  It happens to everyone at some point.  The secret is “How do you respond in those potentially embarrassing moments?”   If you’ve been in those situations, […] [Read More]