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Coaching Helps You Use Your Goals to Become More Promotable

January 31, 2018 / by Noreen Butler

Goals are so important to have for anyone, they are crucial to happiness and living life to the fullest. Coaching helps you make sure that you know how to use establish goals that will make you happy and have the life that you desire.  Being a leader is a great challenge, and if you are considering how to prepare for a promotion, you may want to consider working with a coach.

Professional Coaching: Today’s Choices Prepare You for Tomorrow’s Goals

January 17, 2018 / by Noreen Butler

Professional coaching will assist you in making the next best choice towards your goals. Each day is a chance to make your life worth living, to finally go for those goals you’ve been dreaming about for so long. It is a tragedy to not take chances and go after your dreams. Professional coaching will help you embrace every opportunity to achieve something great.

Career Coaching Helps You Succeed at Virtual Job Fairs

January 9, 2018 / by Noreen Butler

You’re probably wondering how career coaching can help you succeed at virtual job fairs, virtual job fairs have replaced job fairs where you walk through row after row of booths staffed by recruiters, and collect free pens with company names. Today, the recruiting scene is very different and nearly every aspect of a job search is conducting online, from searching job boards like Monster and Craigslist to interviewing via Skype or Zoom.  Virtual job fairs allow you to hunt for opportunities without leaving home, but you will most definitely need to update your approach. Career coaching and studying these tips before you attend your first virtual event will help you successfully navigate the world of online hiring.

Retirement: A New Life – A New Career

January 2, 2018 / by Noreen Butler

For many the idea of retirement comes with the automatic idea that you will stop working and this is just not acceptable for some people.  For many, retirement from work is equivalent to no longer living.  If you’ve always been a productive worker and someone asked you what your dream retirement might look like, you might respond “to continue to work” because you may be one of those people for whom work is what gives meaning and purpose to your life.

How to Manage Team Conflict

December 18, 2017 / by Noreen Butler

Tеаmѕ оftеn avoid соnflісt, fearing that it wіll dіѕruрt the interpersonal rеlаtіоnѕhірѕ оf tеаm mеmbеrѕ and lеаd tо рооr rеѕultѕ. Hоwеvеr, some соnflісt is nесеѕѕаrу, even beneficial to tеаm оutсоmеѕ. “Passionate, unfiltered dеbаtе аrоund іѕѕuеѕ оf importance tо the team” sometimes еѕѕеntіаl tо maximize tеаm еffесtіvеnеѕѕ.

The Benefits of Active Listening

December 12, 2017 / by Noreen Butler

Wе rеvеаl a lоt about оurѕеlvеѕ аѕ wе speak. Sо іf we аrе gооd lіѕtеnеrѕ we саn learn a lot аbоut реорlе, thеіr іntеntіоnѕ аnd thеіr undеrlуіng mеѕѕаgеѕ.

A good lіѕtеnеr іѕ an асtіvе lіѕtеnеr. Top leaders are the most successful in their careers when they spend time listening to their employees and customers.

How to Overcome Your Fears With Interviewing

December 4, 2017 / by Noreen Butler

It is common knowledge that mаnу people sау that interviewing is a nerve wracking exреrіеnсе. Do уоu know why? It is bесаuѕе many people аѕѕосіаtе fеаr with an interview. To сhаngе thіѕ mеntаlіtу is to understand the structure of the іntеrvіеw аnd whаt is expected. Thе іntеrvіеw tірѕ bеlоw can help you face your fеаrѕ аnd mаkе іt a pleasant experience еvеrу tіmе.

Are You Spending Adequate Time Networking To Help You With Your Career Search?

November 26, 2017 / by Noreen Butler

When you are looking for a job, you should treat your job search like you would treat a marketing campaign. You want the product to be seen by as many prospective clients as possible. The only difference here is that the product you are marketing is yourself.  If you’re just starting your career search, you’ll soon discover the importance of online and in person networking when searching for your career.

Common Project Manager Challenges and How to Overcome Them

November 19, 2017 / by Noreen Butler

From years of experience, I know first-hand about many of the common challenges Project Managers face. Quite often, project managers may underestimate the importance of taking the time to know what challenges lay ahead or just want to avoid them because there is typically a high demand to get a project done as quickly as possible.

Characteristics of an Effective Team

November 12, 2017 / by Noreen Butler

There are many reasons why it is important for leaders to build an effective team and yet quite often, managers do not take the time to focus on this time sensitive effort because of ongoing demands and priorities in the workplace.

What defines an effective team? Although there may be various perspectives and definitions, I think of an effective team as a group of individuals that are:

3 Secrets You Need to Achieve Big Goals

November 5, 2017 / by Noreen Butler

How would you like to achieve a big goal? Achieving big goals is a science. We’re not talking about losing 10 pounds or settling for whatever job you can get as quickly as possible.  A big goal is doubling your income, starting your own business or completely changing your career. The average person is effective at accomplishing smaller goals, but struggles with big goals. Every career change coach knows big goals aren’t any more difficult, they just require a different strategy and more focus.

5 Reasons You didn’t Get the Last Position

October 29, 2017 / by Noreen Butler

Whether you are new to navigating your career search or have been looking for a while, there are important things you need to know about what recruiters and hiring managers are looking for during the interview process.

From the employer’s perspective, there are lots of things to consider when screening or interviewing candidates in order to determine who will go on to the next step in the hiring process and potentially get the final position offer.

Need a Motivation Boost?

August 9, 2017 / by Noreen Butler

Today is just another beautiful day of summer. I just love this time of year because it allows me to be outdoors. That clean fresh air and cool breeze just soothes and clears my mind.

I have learned how to keep my mind clear and every day when I wake up, I think about the 1-3 things I want to accomplish for the day. I am so grateful that I have learned how to shift my mindset and focus on what is most important.

Take A Step Back & Think About Your Next Move With an Online Comprehensive Career Search Program

August 3, 2017 / by Noreen Butler

Trying to figure out what’s next? Feeling that there must be more than what you are experiencing at this very moment? Not sure how to get started and take that first step to create the changes you want to make? I know from personal experience how difficult and challenging it is to create life transitions and how to face your fear and do it anyway!

Career Coach Gives Secrets to Achieve Big Goals

July 31, 2017 / by Noreen Butler

How would you like to achieve a big goal? Achieving big goals is a science. We’re not talking about losing 10 pounds or cleaning out the attic by the end of the month. A big goal is losing 50 pounds, doubling your income or completely changing your career. The average person is effective at accomplishing smaller goals, but struggles with big goals. But every career change coach knows big goals aren’t any more difficult, they just require a different strategy and more focus.

5 Steps to An Effective Job Search

July 31, 2017 / by Noreen Butler

There are a number of things that need to be considered for an effective job search.  Many people don’t take the time needed to prepare for their career search, which ultimately creates additional barriers and challenges that will prevent them from achieving their success.

Career Coach Offers Top 3 Ways to Find Unadvertised Job Openings

July 31, 2017 / by Noreen Butler

As a career coach, I have known for years what many employment studies have suggested that 70 to 80% of job openings are unadvertised. Many experts believe that trend is growing even stronger due to social media and employee referral programs. Plus, this hidden job market often contains the most attractive positions and the highest salaries.