Freeing Yourself From Blaming Your Parents – Babara Sher's Take

March 23, 2011 | blog,Career,career change,renaissance personality | Written by: admin

“I only wish I figured out I’m a Renaissance Personality a long time ago…” If there’s one thing I consistently hear newly-found-out Renaissance Personalities say, it is that. Often, parents are the ones who are then being brought into the mix. How they didn’t understand you. How they pushed you in the wrong directions… Cue […]

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Generalists vs. Specialists

March 14, 2011 | blog | Tags: , | Written by: admin

The other day, a client of mine brought up this topic concerning the value of a specialist compared to that of a generalist. As a business lawyer, he challenged the notion that in our society, specialists are much more appreciated – and paid! – than generalists. “Take, for example, a General Practitioner,” he said. “Clearly, […]

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"Multi-Passionate Resumes" Employers Will Understand

March 9, 2011 | Uncategorized | Written by: admin

Resume writing is not among most people’s favorite activities. You need an updated, state-of-the art resume to quickly communicate why you’re the best match for a specific position or company. The reason that professional resume writers (such as myself) exist – the ones that invest in continuing education and belong to professional organizations and uphold […]

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Being multi-talented and multi-passionate…it sounds like your life would know no problems if this were you, right?

Well… In reality, some multi-talented people (what I call “Renaissance Personalities”) feel awkward about telling their friends and family that their “problem” of not feeling fulfilled in their current career originates in being multi-talented. After all…they reason, if you’re good at so many different things, why not just pick one and stick with it? Other […]

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What’s Confidence Got to Do With It?

February 4, 2011 | blog,Career,career change | Tags: , , , , , | Written by: admin

Question for you: Are you confident? About yourself? About your competencies? About your professional status? About your career in general? About switching careers? About your ability to make changes when needed and do what you truly love? I watched a video by Marie Forleo last week about this topic. (She focuses on women business owners […]

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From Hybrid Careers to Other Real-Life Career Options for Renaissance Personalities

January 27, 2011 | blog,Career,renaissance personality,resume writing,Uncategorized | Written by: admin

In this week’s column “J.T. and Dale Talk Jobs,” J.T. referenced yours truly when answering a reader’s question about the right career path for him. J.T. suggested the reader might be, what I call, a Renaissance Personality, and mentioned a hybrid career to him; basically two separate careers, simultaneously. Here’s a link to one of […]

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Do You Push Too Hard?

December 15, 2010 | blog,Career,career change,job searching,online job search | Written by: admin

Have you given your job search or career change your all yet you’ve still got nothing to show for? When people come to me and tell me this, it typically comes down to 2 things: They either thought they did all the right things but in reality they lacked a solid strategy. Or any strategy. […]

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Do You Say This?

“No one hires during the Holidays.” I hear this quite often. Yet it’s not true. In fact, because this seems such a stubborn myth, you can be assured of less competition! Here are some tips to make the most of your quest during the last few weeks of the year: Employers may be easier to […]

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It’s Unlikely, But It’s Possible

December 1, 2010 | blog,Career,dream life,job searching | Tags: , , , , , | Written by: admin

Liz Murray was in the news again the other day. She’s the “from homeless to Harvard” girl that had a movie made about her unbelievable story and that recently released her first book “Breaking Night.” The book is her memoir of growing up with her drug-addicted parents in New York City…about being on the streets […]

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Looking back at your career, no matter how long or short it may be….

August 18, 2010 | Uncategorized | Tags: , , | Written by: admin

…what are the two things you’d do differently knowing what you know now, and what are the two things you are so glad you did just the way you did them? Of course, we’re talking 20/20 hindsight, but still…indulge me, would you? : )

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