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'Trust yourself at a deeper level'

Beware of doing some real damage…

Sep. 05, 2013 | Cindy Lee

[THIS POST IS PART OF A SERIES ON  NAVIGATING YOUR CAREER TRANSITION WITH INTEGRITY, WHICH IS OPPOSITE FROM YOUR TYPICAL "BACKWARDS" APPROACHES TO JOB SEARCHING.]

We’re at the tail end of completing your job search criteria as far as knowing yourself well enough to navigate your transition with integrity. We’ve discussed core values, personality, skills, passions/interests, and constraints/parameters as five key aspects that define who you are as a candidate for employment – as you’re establishing a solid list of constraints/parameters to your job search, let’s strengthen your list of boundaries because it is the least forgiving of the five concepts we’ve been covering.  Read More

Boundary-building gone wrong

Aug. 28, 2013 | Cindy Lee

[THIS POST IS PART OF A SERIES ON  NAVIGATING YOUR CAREER TRANSITION WITH INTEGRITY, WHICH IS OPPOSITE FROM YOUR TYPICAL "BACKWARDS" APPROACHES TO JOB SEARCHING.]

Last time, I asked you to give an honest account of your restrictions and non-negotiables in your job search.   Read More

Is it ok to limit my job search?

Aug. 21, 2013 | Cindy Lee

[THIS POST IS PART OF A SERIES ON  NAVIGATING YOUR CAREER TRANSITION WITH INTEGRITY, WHICH IS OPPOSITE FROM YOUR TYPICAL "BACKWARDS" APPROACHES TO JOB SEARCHING.]

It is DEFINITELY ok to limit your search, and NOW is finally the right time to do so. Back to the first two posts in this series that discussed the various common approaches to job searching, remember that there’s danger to casting your net too wide – in general, but especially if you are simply doing so to be “open” to more opportunities.  Read More

Is “passion” for work over-rated?

Aug. 08, 2013 | Cindy Lee

[THIS POST IS PART OF A SERIES ON  NAVIGATING YOUR CAREER TRANSITION WITH INTEGRITY, WHICH IS OPPOSITE FROM YOUR TYPICAL "BACKWARDS" APPROACHES TO JOB SEARCHING.]

A client told me she found the perfect job. “It’s a perfect match for my background and I can definitely handle the responsibilities they’ve listed. The only thing slightly off is that the pay is lower than I’d hope, but I think I can negotiate a compensation package that honors what I need.”  Read More

Pitfalls re: skillset

Aug. 01, 2013 | Cindy Lee

[THIS POST IS PART OF A SERIES ON NAVIGATING YOUR CAREER TRANSITION WITH INTEGRITY, WHICH IS OPPOSITE FROM YOUR TYPICAL "BACKWARDS" APPROACHES TO JOB SEARCHING.]

So far in this series, we’ve captured a list of your CORE VALUES, PERSONALITY, and SKILLS.
Last week we focused on identifying your various levels of ability, with the intention that having this clarity you may begin to identify the types of opportunities to pursue within a certain range of your skillset.  Read More