The Transference of Job Skills

By Dolah Saleh | 12 April 2018 |

Do the work to Love your work… We graduate college, take a job and develop our skills in one or more¬†specific areas.¬† After a time, we realize that we have evolved and can now claim an¬†expertise.¬† In other words,¬†we are marketable in this particular area.¬†¬†The time we have invested in honing our skills has been…

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Do things Happen To Us or For Us?

By Dolah Saleh | 08 April 2018 | Comments Off on Do things Happen To Us or For Us?

What is your response when bad things happen in your life?  Are you quick to judge it as “unfair”  or “unfortunat.e” or are you more apt to turn it into a (self) teachable moment? I have noticed that we could stand a great deal to learn from seeing things that happen in our world as…

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By Dolah Saleh | 18 March 2018 | Comments Off on Loss

Having counseled professionals for years in transition due to an involuntary job loss, I find myself with a number of thoughts about the experience.  Most people are devastated once they are told the news–some version of the business is going in another direction, redundancy has come into play, the organization needs to make cutbacks.  No…

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The Interview: Selling Yourself

By Dolah Saleh | 15 March 2018 |

Being interviewed comes second-nature to a salesperson.¬†¬†He or she knows to ask questions,¬†listen intently to their prospect’s responses/objections and obtain their¬†feedback, all of which helps them¬†derive an understanding of what the prospect is looking for and¬†then, they meet those needs with suitable products or services. In selling ourselves, the mechanics are the same.¬† But for…

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Is it Practical To Do What We Love?

By Dolah Saleh | 04 March 2018 |

A step and time to consider… I support others in doing what¬† their hearts tell them to do.¬† No matter what the age or status of a client, or even a friend with whom I engage in this type discussion, I am moved to inquire about what they love to do.¬† And it never ceases…

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When Job-Seeking, Are You Driven by Fear or Desire?

By Dolah Saleh | 21 February 2018 |

Making the most of a Career Transition There can be a chicken-little effect on job-seekers in today’s market.¬† It appears to depend again on how we look at it. There are those who face a job loss and pretty quickly get on with the opportunity that the moment offers and then there are those who…

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Right Here, Right Now

By Dolah Saleh | 28 May 2017 |

¬†My buddy Gus, reminding me that nothing is more important than this moment… Sometimes things happen that send us into a tail spin and at the end of it, we realize that we either said something or did something or acted in a way other than how we might have if we had remained in…

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Out of A Job and On Your Own

By Dolah Saleh | 25 April 2017 |

Part of my job brings me in contact with people¬†who are in career transition having been provided “outplacement services” but I know there are a number of people who are out on their own, casualties of a business decision.¬†¬†So, here’s the thing: it’s not that bad, there are numerous¬†resources –online and otherwise–of which you can…

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When it Comes to Relationships, There are No Accidents!

By Dolah Saleh | 21 April 2017 |

Is it more important to be right or at peace??? We can’t live without them so we might as well learn how to live with the people in our lives.  Or…not, right?   Well, it’s true that we have that option.   Still, consider this: Some, the easier ones, show us how much love we…

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Comfort with Silence

By Dolah Saleh | 20 April 2017 |

“I have often regretted my speech, never my silence.”   Those are the words of a 1st century B.C. Roman author, Publilius Syrus. In work with career transition clients, this easily applies to the interview process (talking too much is tantamount to “overselling”) but we all know many areas in life where it is best…

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