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07 Nov Posted by in Blog Posts | Comments Off on Destressing Life’s Woes! by Suzy Drapkin

Destressing Life’s Woes! by Suzy Drapkin

I don’t know about you, but I am feeling a bit frazzled!  So, I’m all in for trying anything that quiets down the endless thoughts and anxieties that are part of the national obsession in dealing with this atypical election year, witnessing constant acts of conflict in our world, and dealing with the more routine parts of life […]

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24 Aug Posted by in Blog Posts | Comments Off on Offering Outplacement to Laid Off Employees is a Good Thing by Suzy Drapkin

Offering Outplacement to Laid Off Employees is a Good Thing by Suzy Drapkin

It’s always difficult letting go of employees, especially when it’s due to organizational constraints out of a company’s control.  It can be an emotional roller coaster for both those leaving and those remaining. The tough decision to lay off an employee can sometimes feel like failure on the employer’s part. Perhaps the right structure to […]

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24 Aug Posted by in Blog Posts | Comments Off on What is Outplacement? By Pat Goodwin

What is Outplacement? By Pat Goodwin

              Outplacement is a program that is offered to individuals who are leaving an organization.  Most often employees are downsized, but it can just as easily be due to a buyout, a plant closing, reorganization or poor performance.  Outplacement services, typically paid for by a company, can be offered […]

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29 Jul Posted by in Blog Posts | Comments Off on How To Create A Reference Sheet BY Pat Goodwin

How To Create A Reference Sheet BY Pat Goodwin

  A Reference Sheet is absolutely one of the most important and most critical things to have ready at the beginning of a job search.  It is a list of individuals such as past employers, colleagues, clients, professors, or advisors who can testify to your experience, qualifications, and character to a prospective employer. Select Solid […]

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30 Mar Posted by in Blog Posts | Comments Off on How I Have Become A Better Listener by Suzy Drapkin

How I Have Become A Better Listener by Suzy Drapkin

How I have become a better listener…  – Suzy Drapkin Who are the people that you remember meeting?  The ones who are the loudest?  Those who make you laugh out loud? Those who don’t stop talking about themselves? Or those who seem to get who you are by really listening to what you are saying?Although I […]

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27 Oct Posted by in Blog Posts | Comments Off on WHAT ARE YOUR CORE COMPETENCIES? by Pat Goodwin

WHAT ARE YOUR CORE COMPETENCIES? by Pat Goodwin

“Core competencies are strengths your organization has now. YOUR core competencies may include any combination of skills, technologies, processes, knowledge or expertise and are often achieved as a result of long-term development processes and / or experiences.” – Bruce Mayhew Consulting When asked what your Core Competencies are when interviewing for a job, what would you say? How would you demonstrate […]

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14 Aug Posted by in Blog Posts | Comments Off on LESSONS LEARNED FROM A MOVIE by Suzy Drapkin

LESSONS LEARNED FROM A MOVIE by Suzy Drapkin

Lessons Learned from a Movie by Suzy Drapkin One of the best movies that I have seen this year is “Chef.”  It’s a delightful film centering on relationships: family, friends, and colleagues.  It’s funny, heartwarming, and you will walk away feeling good with your stomach growling. Warning: do not attempt to see this movie hungry! […]

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30 Jul Posted by in Blog Posts | Comments Off on “I DON’T HAVE IT IN ME ANYMORE” by Pat Goodwin

“I DON’T HAVE IT IN ME ANYMORE” by Pat Goodwin

“My life has been filled with terrible misfortunes, most of which have never happened.” – Mark Twain     Do you see your friends and others being more successful than you?   Do you hear others talking about their crowning achievements?   Are you in a slump because once again you have been passed over […]

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30 Jun Posted by in Blog Posts | 1 comment

CLOSE TO RETIREMENT, WHAT NOW? by Suzy Drapkin

We all know that in the old days, once a person reached 62 or so, it was time for retirement.  It was time to be lazy, take up golf or another hobby, spend quality time with the family, travel, and wind down life while enjoying your so-called “golden years.”  Today, many of us can’t afford […]

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28 May Posted by in Blog Posts | Comments Off on SALARY NEGOTIATION can be a WIN-WIN! by Pat Goodwin

SALARY NEGOTIATION can be a WIN-WIN! by Pat Goodwin

“If one person walks away feeling like they’ve lost or been forced to compromise it sets up a disempowering context for the rest of the relationship.”   Donn Lee Often salary negotiation is a tense or forceful conversation between the candidate and a HR representative or hiring manger.  It doesn’t have to be this way.  It […]

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