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Keep that Job! Hone Your Emotional Intelligence

In today’s job market, everyone needs an edge. Workers are expected to do more with fewer resources and in some cases, for less pay. Self-motivated workers with strengths in teamwork, adaptability, empathy, and the ability to effectively manage their emotions are shown to tremendously outpace their peers. These qualities, among others, are key components of…

Keep the Momentum – What to Do When You’re Desperate

Originally published in The Fauquier Times Democrat, September 2009 So you’ve created your best personal brand, developed a compelling resume package, shopped it around and still no luck. What to do? * Build up your skills. * Take online classes to bolster your education and training. * Look for part-time work in the field you desire.…

The Art of Interviewing

Originally published in The Fauquier Times Democrat, May 2009 The job interview is the most important step of your future career. It usually starts with a phone interview. If you’re lucky, an appointment for an in-person interview follows. A request for references may ensue. A decision may be made at this point, or a second interview…