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Ten years ago, Carrie was in a group online chat hosted by the Vice President of a Fortune 50 tech company. The VP asked her 200+ colleagues, “If you could do anything you want, what would it be?” While most of her colleagues focused on a new process or program within the department, Carrie wrote that “I would work in the gaming division and create educational games that help accelerate learning for children with special needs.” The VP immediately engaged with Carrie and encouraged her to follow her dreams.
“Most people overestimate what they can do in one year and underestimate what they can do in ten years.” — Bill Gates
I just attended a Full Moon Blessing event — which did not involve any levitation or sacrifices : ) — but rather focused on closing out the decade and setting intentions for the experiences we’d like to have in the next decade: 2020 – 2030.
One of the most common questions we get is how long will it take to land a dream job. It’s a difficult one to answer because our clients typically fall into one of two paths when it comes to their job search journey: the relatively linear one and the one filled with twists and turns. I recently took stock of our clients from the first group and noticed commonalities that contributed to their speedy success.
One of my childhood heros was Laura Ingalls Wilder. She’s the author of the series “Little House on the Prairie.” I read all her books and watched all the TV shows — multiple times. I was in awe of the adventures and tragedies of a young girl growing up in the Wild West. She inspired me to write — starting my first journal when I was six.
After reviewing thousands and writing hundreds of resumes, I’ve come to this profound conclusion: it’s freakin hard to create a good resume. While I don’t believe the resume is the most important piece to a job search, it is often the asset that makes the first impression. So it’s critical to have one that captures and highlights your key responsibilities, accomplishments, strengths and skills.
I’m thrilled to announce the release of The Dream Job Catcher Course!
Until now, our course has only been available to clients in our coaching program. Based on their feedback on how essential the course has been to their job search AND the hundreds of requests we’ve received—we decided to share it with the world.
2019 resolutions in review JULIE CHASE | JULY 11, 2019 Happy midyear! It doesn’t sound as festive as “Happy New Year, but it should be celebrated. It’s a milestone to reflect on what you’ve learned and accomplished this year. It’s also a perfect time to assess your...
Most of our clients dread networking. They build it up as a daunting and uncomfortable activity—that is a means to an end. Some of them admit they get anxious when meeting new people or when asking for help. And this is when I get excited…because I get to teach them something new—something that will change their life!
Last month I hosted a webinar. I created the slides, wrote a script, practiced and felt pretty good about it. And then something strange happened. I got a sore throat the day before—and not just a “oh it’s a little raw” feeling, but a “it kills to swallow saliva” feeling.
I built a successful marketing career over 20 years. I started as a specialist, advanced to a manager, senior manager and director. I was a high performer—always in the top quadrant and received glowing reviews from executives, managers, peers and direct reports. While I had many accomplishments as a marketer and leader, I also made significant mistakes and missteps.
Constraints are puzzle pieces in disguise JULIE CHASE | MAY 17, 2019Constraint: n. limitation or restriction This may sound strange, but I love constraints. Well, let me reframe, I love knowing what the constraints are so I can create solutions and plans to overcome...
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