'career advancement' tagged blog posts in SixFigureStart Career Coaching by Fortune 500 Recruiters

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Stretched Too Thin? 5 Strategies For Coping With Too Much Work

Caroline Ceniza-Levine
March 20 2014


This post originally appears in my Work In Progress blog for Forbes.com:

Having too much work has become the new normal. With the economy still volatile and employment opportunities still tight, the perfect environment exists for overwork. Employers keen on doing more with less keep resources lean and don’t give managers the budget to do otherwise. Employees nervous about dwindling options take on the extra responsibilities and don’t push back....

 
 
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Get A Fresh Start On Your Networking: 3 Things To Do Differently THIS Year

Caroline Ceniza-Levine
March 8 2014


Just like job search overall networking habits are a popular choice for New Year changes. If you want networking to work for you in terms of career advancement, job opportunities or other professional goal, then you need to manage your network with these goals in mind. Do you feel uncomfortable actually setting goals for your networking? Get over it. If you practiced these 3 limiting beliefs and behaviors last year,...

 
 
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Sequester Survival Tips

Caroline Ceniza-Levine
March 22 2013


Connie and I led a career workshop at an organization hit with a 20% budget decrease because of the sequester. Could you survive a sudden 20% drop in pay? In my latest career advice post for Work Reimagined, I share 3 tips to survive a sequester:

Several years ago, a state university implemented an across-the-board budget freeze in response to reduced federal aid, and staff was requested to take one...

 
 
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3 Solutions For Time-Crunched People Who Think They Are Too Busy To Network

Caroline Ceniza-Levine
March 7 2013


We all have heard the career advice promoting networking. Yet, despite all the apparent benefits, many people fail to maintain relationships or meet new people on a regular basis. A lot of the blame is placed on being too busy to network. In my recent Work Reimagined post on “I’m Too Busy to Network!” I share 3 solutions to help busy people make time for networking:

As a former recruiter,...

 
 
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The Hidden Costs of Professional Development

Caroline Ceniza-Levine
October 9 2012


In my latest post for Forbes.com Work In Progress, I tackle the non-financial but very real costs of professional development.

  • Time

The best results from joining a professional association come from regular attendance at events and stepping up to committee work and leadership roles. The dues you pay are a fraction of the investment, compared to the time you’ll spend. Even a one-time conference is a longer-term time investment than most people think...

 
 
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Self-Promotion Lessons Inspired By Forbes' 100 Most Powerful Women

Caroline Ceniza-Levine
September 4 2012


In my last post, I talked about Career Lessons From The Forbes 100 Most Powerful Women Rankings. One of the lessons is to “put yourself out there.” Indeed, if you look at the World’s 100 Most Powerful Women 2012 you see the success from self-promotion:  Sara Blakely selling her Spanx firsthand in the foyer of Neiman Marcus or Fawzia Koofi publishing a book and announcing, despite death...

 
 
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Follow Your Passion Is Bad Career Advice For Most People

Caroline Ceniza-Levine
December 12 2011


I recently spoke on a panel on “How to Advance At Every Stage in Your Career” generously hosted by Google for diversity professionals in advertising. Topics ranged from job search to career progression to mentorship and giving back, and at every turn, most of the advice centered around passion. How do you distinguish yourself from the competition? Show your PASSION! How do you change careers? Win naysayers over with your PASSION!...