14 results for author: Ford Myers


Retirement: A Natural Evolution of Career Development

Over the past few years, our career coaching practice has been attracting a growing percentage of clients who want to talk about retirement planning – not just career planning. I have wondered why this is. Is it because people are becoming more aware, ...
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Thinking of Changing Careers? Here’s How to Get Started

If you're seriously considering making a career change, it will be important to go through some preliminary "internal exercises" to discover what type of role would be best for you. Here at Career Potential, LLC, we use at least seven exercises that are very ...
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Use of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator in Outplacement

Before discussing how type is used in the field of outplacement, we should first define what the word “outplacement” means. It is: the career consulting services provided to an organization to facilitate a reduction in workforce. Corporate outplacement is ...
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Career Success Requires Parallel Paths

In my career coaching practice, I often find myself telling clients that they need to pursue two parallel paths in order to achieve career success and satisfaction. They inevitably ask, “You mean I have to work in two different careers at the same time?” ...
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Red Flags – Warning Signs to Watch-Out for in Job Search

In all my years of experience in the career services field, I have coached thousands of job seekers through their searches and career transitions. I have also worked as an executive recruiter, filling positions for corporate clients. I have seen the hiring ...
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It’s Not About The Job; It’s About Your Life!

When it comes to job search and career development, I think 99 percent of the population has it wrong and "does it backwards." This realization comes from my more than 20 years of experience as a career coach, and after working with literally thousands of ...
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Follow-up Steps After the Interview – Strategies to Help You Get the Offer

My clients often express frustration after they’ve completed their interviews for a position they want. The common complaints include, “Why doesn’t the company call me back?” or “I feel like I have no power; all I can do is wait for an answer,” or ...
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Career Coaching is a Two-Way Street

People who are seriously considering engaging the services of a career coach usually ask many questions about what the adviser "will do or should do" in order to make the coaching relationship work for the client. This is certainly reasonable and underst...
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The Power of “Pull Marketing” in Your Job Search

When you're searching for a new job, would you rather be "chasing after employers," or would you rather have employers "chasing after you?" The answer is quite obvious – given a choice, you’d much rather have employers chasing after you! Is this some ...
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What’s Driving Your Job Search – Pain or Pleasure?

On the subject of motivation, it has been said that people do things for only two reasons – to avoid pain or to gain pleasure. As a career coach, I've observed that too many job seekers operate mainly on the "avoid pain" motivation. They often ...
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End of Summer Resume Tips

Now that September is here, it is a great time to prepare for a new beginning. As part of this “fresh start,” it’s a good idea to review and improve your resume. Many people ask, “What are some quick and easy things I can do to enhance my resume and ...
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Re-Discovering Your Career Passion

Do you ever feel like you've lost touch with the enthusiasm and passion you once felt about your career? Remember when you were just starting out at your first job, or you were a recent graduate? You probably thought that any job would be available to you, ...
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