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Career Coaching Questions Answered On Bringing Up Baby, Choosing A College Major, Marketing, and LinkedIn v. Resumes – Radio Show

Caroline Ceniza-Levine
December 13 2013


In this episode of the SixFigureStart Career Coaching Radio Show, I answered questions on Bringing Up Baby, Choosing A College Major, Marketing, and LinkedIn v. Resumes. Specifically:

Dee:  Is it appropriate to bring up children in an interview to explain a gap in employment?  I took some time off to start a family and am interviewing for full time employment after a two year gap (with some contract work during the gap). ...

 
 
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Ten Career And Self-Help Books For Your Holiday Gift List

Caroline Ceniza-Levine
December 4 2013


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

In my line of work as an executive coach and corporate trainer, I read a LOT of career and self-help books. Here are 10 of my favorites from this year:

Forget A Mentor, Get A Sponsor: The New Way To Fast-Track Your Career by Sylvia Ann Hewlett
For the corporate climber, this is the best career book of the...

 
 
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Undercharging? 7 Ways To Raise Your Consulting Rates

Caroline Ceniza-Levine
November 7 2013


In my business coaching post for Life Reimagined For Work, I share strategies for consultants and freelancers who have been undercharging for their services to finally get their due:

  • Time Your Announcement Right
  • Pre-sell At Current Rates
  • Grandfather Ideal Clients
  • Grandfather Referrals
  • Remember You Can Always Discount Later
  • Sweeten Your Higher Priced Offering
  • Set A New Anchor
  • Read the full article at Life Reimagined For Work: http://workreimagined.aarp.org/start-a-business/7-ways-to-raise-your-consulting-fees/

    Caroline Ceniza-Levine, career and business expert, author, speaker and...

     
     
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    Seven Common Career Fears (and How To Overcome Them)

    Caroline Ceniza-Levine
    October 23 2013


    This career advice post originally appears in my Work In Progress column for Forbes.com:

    Halloween season ushers in the release of horror movies and scary TV programming. Real life can be just as scary, particularly navigating a career in this volatile economy and job market. Here are seven scary career scenarios and tips for getting past your fear:

    This is as good as it’ll get

    You fear being topped out at your...

     
     
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    Seven Common Career Fears (and How To Overcome Them)

    Caroline Ceniza-Levine
    October 23 2013


    This career advice post originally appears in my Work In Progress column for Forbes.com:

    Halloween season ushers in the release of horror movies and scary TV programming. Real life can be just as scary, particularly navigating a career in this volatile economy and job market. Here are seven scary career scenarios and tips for getting past your fear:

    This is as good as it’ll get

    You fear being topped out at your...

     
     
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    3 Better Responses To Office Boredom Than Quitting Your Job – Life Reimagined

    Caroline Ceniza-Levine
    October 10 2013


    Don’t let a malaise lull you into self-fulfilling fantasies about quitting your job. Instead,:

  • Practice negotiating
  • Get curious again
  • Find a challenge outside of work
  • Read more about each of these better alternatives to quitting at Life Reimagined: Bored At Work? 3 Better Responses Than I Quit!: http://workreimagined.aarp.org/manage-your-career/bored-at-work-3-better-responses-than-i-quit/

    Have you broken out of a funk at work? How did you do it?

     

    Caroline Ceniza-Levine, career and business expert, writer, speaker and co-founder of SixFigureStart®,...

     
     
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    5 Reasons Why Taking Vacation Helps Your Career – Life Reimagined

    Caroline Ceniza-Levine
    October 4 2013


    In my latest career advice column for Life Reimagined, I talk about the benefits of taking vacation on your career:

  • You get more creative ideas;
  • You work more efficiently before and after;
  • You test drive contingency plans;
  • You set boundaries around overwork;
  • You prime yourself for a promotion.
  • Read more details on each of these benefits at Life Reimagined: Take That Vacation. It Will Boost Your Career.  http://workreimagined.aarp.org/manage-your-career/take-that-vacation-it-will-boost-your-career/2/

    Do you take all of your...

     
     
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    5 Career Advancement Lessons From Sylvia Ann Hewlett – Forbes

    Caroline Ceniza-Levine
    September 30 2013


    In my career coaching post for Forbes.com Work In Progress, I cite Sylvia Ann Hewlett’s latest book, “Forget a Mentor, Find a Sponsor: The New Way to Fast-Track Your Career”. Hewlett makes a strong case that sponsorship is the new mentorship (though she does acknowledge the important role that mentors and networks play. Here are my 5 favorite takeaways from the book:

    Build a castle
    Hewlett emphasizes the importance of having...