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The ONE Overlooked Skill Most Mid- to Senior-Level Professionals Don’t Think of for Career Success open in new page Oct 05, 2021

Luck is when an opportunity comes along and you’re prepared for it. 
—Denzel Washington

Hi Audie,

Welcome to the final stretch of 2021 — the last quarter! This often is the busiest time of the year at work, and if you are actively seeking your next position, it's no...

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What do you want to be when you grow up? Aug 31, 2021

Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself. 
— Anonymous

Hi Audie,

I hope you and your families are continuing to enjoy your Summer. It’s hard to believe Labor Day is literally days away! As I often say — if the days go any faster, we’re...

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7 Practices to Being the CEO (and in Control) of Your Job Search Aug 03, 2021

"Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice; it is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved.”  — William Jennings Bryan

Hi Audie,

Welcome to the August newsletter — my 18th edition! My goal with each newsletter is to...

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3 Key Ways to Avert Ageism During Your Search (and in Your Workplace) Jul 06, 2021

“Aging is not ‘lost youth’ but a new stage of opportunity and strength.” 
— Betty Friedan

Hi Audie,

Hope you and your families had a fun and safe July 4th holiday! 

Guess what?  YCTA just celebrated its 6th birthday on July 1st!   ...

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5 Key Ways to Re-invigorate Your Job Search (or Kickstart Your Career Advancement) Jun 01, 2021

"Going back to the basics strengthens your foundation.” 
—anonymous

Hi Audie,

Welcome to June! I hope you and your family had a wonderful Memorial Day weekend and the unofficial start of the Summer season. It’s so refreshing to hear outdoor venues will soon be...

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Get Clear About What You Want … and What You Don’t May 04, 2021

“Everything in your life is a reflection of a choice you have made. If you want a different result, make a different choice.” — Unknown

Hi Audie,

“April showers bring May flowers”, as the rhyme goes, is music to my ears. I’m definitely drawn to...

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References: Getting Your Ducks in a Row Apr 06, 2021

Before anything else, preparation is the key to success”
— Alexander Graham Bell

Hi Audie,

Welcome to April and the beginning of Q2. It seems like this year is flying by already!

In today’s competitive job market, standing out (in a good way!) from other candidates is...

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Don’t forget the ripples! Mar 03, 2021

“Just as ripples spread out when a single pebble is dropped into water, the actions of individuals can have far reaching effects.”  
— Dalai Lama

 

Hi Audie,

Ahhhh, March!  Have you noticed daylight is getting noticeably longer and it’s no longer dark at...

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9 Warning Signs of Mental and Emotional Exhaustion (and What You Can Do About It) Feb 02, 2021

“Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes, including you.”
— Anne Lamott

 

Hi Audie,

Where did January go? Anyone else feel like this month flew by?! As I write this newsletter, the Chicago area is experiencing its first real snowstorm of the...

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The Magic of New Beginnings Jan 05, 2021

"And suddenly you just know it’s time to start something new and trust the magic of new beginnings.” 
—Unknown

Happy New Year, Audie!

I love new beginnings as they’re often filled with excitement and the anticipation, hope and vision of what the future will...

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Optimism, Hope and Resilience Dec 01, 2020

"Stand up straight and realize who you are, that you tower over your circumstances.” 
—Maya Angelou

 

Hi Audie,

As we step into December, it’s a perfect time to reflect on 2020 and begin looking to 2021 with optimism and hope for...

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There Is Always Something To Be Grateful For Oct 27, 2020

"When it comes to life, the critical thing is whether you take things for granted or take them with gratitude.” 
—Anonymous

Hi Audie,

As the beginning of November fast approaches, the remaining autumn leaves are still quite colorful and beautiful and there’s a crisp in the...

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