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General Articles

My Favorite Thing: A Fresh Start

Monday, January 3rd, 2011

Allow me to share a guilty pleasure with you - I am utterly hooked by shows like "Clean House." Invariably, watching the perky team of experts declutter, clean, paint, and redecorate some poor slob's house gets me twitching to do the same. One of the things I have discovered about myself is I love n…

Top 10 Interview Tips

Saturday, October 23rd, 2010

Top Ten Things You Need To Know About Interviewing - a quick review list by Tracy Laswell Valdez, CAREER-Magic.com. Want to learn more? Call us for a coaching session: 303-424-1700 1.    Getting an interview is an accomplishment all by itself. Celebrate it and begin building the relationship! …

The Power of Positive Thinking

Sunday, February 21st, 2010

Article excerpt by Katie B. Smith ...what keeps you thinking positive? How can you reframe your negative thinking into positive thinking, or at least thoughts of possibility? Read more at Katie's Blog: http://katiebsmith.wordpress.com/…

Don’t be a Pain in the Grasp

Sunday, February 21st, 2010

When you network a great deal, you learn that handshakes can be a pain. I have a little secret you might not guess when you first meet me: a touch of arthritis in the middle knuckle of my middle finger of my "nice to meet you" hand (don't ask me to show it to you - I try not to brandish that part…

New Year’s Wishes…

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010

Pausing in Possibility The New Year is a perfect time to pause and reflect on what we want to create in our lives. This fresh start is filled with possibility and potential.  How often do you pause in your week or your day? It helps to remember that a pause can be pregnant with possibility. It i…

Do You Live in Gratitude?

Monday, November 23rd, 2009

by Katie B. Smith With Thanksgiving here this month, I thought it would be appropriate to focus on gratitude and how to become more grateful as we embark on the holidays and our job search. When you focus on what you have rather than what is missing, you go from thinking there is not enough to…

10 Reality Checks of Job-Hunting: Overcoming Common Job-Search Mistakes

Monday, November 2nd, 2009

by Katharine Hansen, Ph.D., and Randall S. Hansen, Ph.D. If you've been searching unsuccessfully for a new job for some time now -- or if you're about to start a job-search -- you'll want to review the 10 job-hunting concepts we discuss in this article. We refer to these job-search concepts as re…

Jet-lagged and Culture-Shocked: Back to work!

Wednesday, October 28th, 2009

Recently a client of mine abruptly returned to a 40-hour a week job after more than a year of unemployment. He related his surprise at how he felt returning the 9-to-5 in a busy workplace, even having had many years of such experience. The words culture shock and jet lag came to mind - after being …

Re-Inventing Your Career: Where Does One Start?

Thursday, October 22nd, 2009

by Katie Smith With so many on the job market re-evaluating their careers and directions of their life I would like to define steps that help in clarifying where one would start in looking to work in a new industry and position. First step I like to make my clients aware of is Acknowledgement.…

Relaxed or Desperate: Which Describes You?

Thursday, October 15th, 2009

By Katie Smith When people generally think of job search we tend to think about things we should be doing. I would like to direct your attention inside and begin to observe how you are BEING in your life. Granted there are always things we need to DO to create our next position, but the way we ar…