Posts Tagged ‘ Interactive career and workplace advice. ’

Book Review: Thriving In The GIG Economy by Marion McGovern

Aug 6th, 2017 | By | Category: book review, career choice, career choices, choosing a career, economy, skills, success

I am thankful for the invitation from Career Press to review Marion McGovern’s new book Thriving In The Gig Economy (How To Capitalize And Compete In The World Of Work) Marion McGovern has been at the forefront of the evolution transforming the workplace from permanent employment with a company to a free-lance, contractor-consultant, based on […]

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“The Next Gen Leader” By Robert C McMillan – Book Review

Apr 18th, 2014 | By | Category: application, aptitude, career choice, career coach, challenges, competitive challenges, competitive environment, confidence, focus, mentor, natural talent, negativity, opportunity, passion, professional image, strategy, tactics, training

“The Next Gen Leader” –Cutting Edge Strategies to Make You the Leader You Were Born to Be- by Robert C. McMillan – The PracticaL Mentor’s book review I am thankful for the invitation from Career Press to review: “The Next Gen Leader” – Cutting Edge Strategies to Make You the Leader You Were Born to […]

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Basic Communications Skills

Sep 1st, 2013 | By | Category: communication skills

How effective are your communication skills? Most of are socially adequate when it comes to conversation and daily interactions, like talking with friends and ordering at the coffee shop. When it comes more important communications we often find ourselves misunderstood. Even when there was an acknowledged agreement we find things don’t always work out the […]

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Need A Mentor?

May 22nd, 2011 | By | Category: abundance, Career advice, career choice, mentor, opportunity, professional image, strategy, success

Need a Mentor? If you don’t have a mentor, or don’t have a good mentor you need one. Although we take credit for our accomplishments, as well we should, usually there is one or more people behind our success. We all learned to walk, and most of us think we did ourselves thorough endless ties […]

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A Case for Mentoring

Oct 17th, 2010 | By | Category: application, aptitude, Career advice, career challenges, career choice, career choices, challenges, choosing a career, competing, competitive challenges, competitive environment, competitive peers, mentor, personality, problem, skills, strategy, success, tactics

For the past nine days I was on New England cruise to view the fall foliage and tour several ports of call. During the voyage, by chance, I met a semi-retired physiologist who specialized in helping patients who were having difficulties facing challenges. The bottom line to his clinical observations is many people in challenging […]

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Workplace Alliances

Sep 19th, 2010 | By | Category: A game, abundance, application, aptitude, Career advice, career challenges, career choices, challenges, competing, competitive challenges, confidence, mentor, self confidence, skills, success

Forging alliances at work may be the most beneficial strategic career move a person can make.  Alliances are more than casual friendships, and are formed to advance common goals or interests.  These bonds of common purpose can provide a shield against adversity, and a conduit for opportunity.  Making and keeping alliances can improve and maintain […]

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Aptitude and Personality

Jun 6th, 2010 | By | Category: abundance, aptitude, Career advice, career challenges, challenges, fear, interview, mentor, personality, success

In an attempt to keep a finger on the pulse of the workplace and honing my skill as a  mentor, I participate in yahoo answers Yahoo Answers as the PracticaL Mentor. Perhaps  it is the season for graduation, but there are a lot of people asking how to choose a career  or advice of choosing […]

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No Experience?

May 24th, 2010 | By | Category: abundance, Career advice, career challenges, challenges, interview, mentor, office problems, personality, success

It is the time of year when Colleges and Universities are in the midst of graduating the new crop of job seekers with degrees in almost every conceivable major. Unfortunately most are joining the ranks of the unemployed with the added disadvantage of no work experience. Work experience sometimes appears as insurmountable obstacle or catch […]

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Conquering the Commute

Apr 19th, 2010 | By | Category: abundance, Career advice, career challenges, challenges, mentor, office problems, personality, success

The time, energy and expense of getting to and from work appears to be assets down a rabbit hole.  Although some try to put a positive spin on it, very few workers like their commute.   As commuting time and expenses increase the more it impacts our quality of life.  Is there anything we can do […]

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Golden Handcuffs

Apr 11th, 2010 | By | Category: abundance, Career advice, career challenges, challenges, fear, mentor, office problems, personality, success

Good job with great benefits, nice place by the ocean, active social life with lots of friends, what more could you want?  Isn’t it everyone’s dream to be financially secure, live in a nice house, and have lots friends? The term “golden handcuffs” is often used to describe a state where apparent benefits hold us […]

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Interview Taboos

Mar 14th, 2010 | By | Category: abundance, Career advice, career challenges, challenges, interview, mentor, success, taboo

For the past couple of weeks I have been advising a young person who moved to a new area and was looking for a new job.  She had an impressive resume and is very good at preparing and presenting herself at interviews.  Although we did discuss some ways to phrase touchy interview questions, such as […]

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Elevator Pitch

Mar 7th, 2010 | By | Category: abundance, Career advice, career challenges, challenges, mentor, personality, success

Opportunity often appears at the worst times and in the strangest places.  Sometimes they are disguised and hard to recognize.  For example, one day I got on the elevator at work to go down from the seventh floor for lunch.  The car was empty and I thought I might have a chance for a non-stop […]

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Fear of Success

Feb 28th, 2010 | By | Category: abundance, Career advice, career challenges, challenges, fear, mentor, office problems, personality, success

Most of us talk a good game of wanting to climb the corporate ladder and assume leadership roles.  We discuss education, skill sets, and career strategies to achieve our goals.  For most of us our strategies never seem to achieve our objectives.  In many cases we choose too narrow of a career path to follow.  […]

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Developing Career Strategies

Jan 11th, 2010 | By | Category: Career advice

The goal of the PracticaL Mentor is to provide advice and a forum on career issues and challenges.  Often when a workplace issue arises, there is no place to turn for sound advice.  The PracticaL Mentor is an open forum to gather information and ideas that may be helpful in developing a successful action plan.  […]

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