Using Analytical Thinking To Advance Your Career
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by Erica Mattison
1M ago
It is said that law school teaches you how to think. Before I went to law school I didn’t quite understand that saying. But several years out of law school, this saying makes sense to me. Cultivate analytical practices to increase comprehension As a law student, every week I faced reading assignments that amounted to hundreds of pages — or at least it seemed like it. I learned the importance of actively engaging with the material to help increase my comprehension and retention. I used a variety of methods to soak up the information — highlighting, making notes in the margin, creating succinct ..read more
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Professional Development through Executive Coaching
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by Erica Mattison
3M ago
Joanne is a director at a large cleantech organization whom I had the privilege of supporting to acclimate to her new leadership role. Getting started with executive coaching To help establish a solid foundation for our work together, I provided Joanne with a questionnaire so she could reflect on her challenges and opportunities. This thought work helped her create the space to think big picture. It was the start of how she shifted her perspective in some key ways. Then, during our session, we talked through her challenges and aspirations. Through our dialogue, we clarified her overarching go ..read more
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Practical Tips to Avoid Common Career Mistakes
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by Erica Mattison
3M ago
Navigating Your Career Progressing in your career can feel like a maze sometimes, right? In this journey, there are certain mistakes that many of us stumble upon. But worry not! By raising your awareness about common career missteps and ways to tackle them, you can invite ease into your career. As a career coach, I help my clients learn about these common career mistakes and develop the skills and habits to get past them. Common Career Mistakes and What to Do About Them 1. Not Being Clear About Your Desires Ever feel unsure about what you truly want in your career and your life? You're not alo ..read more
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Top 5 Reasons You Feel Stuck in Your Career
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by Erica Mattison
4M ago
“Stuck” is one of the most common words I hear people use to describe how they feel in their careers. There are many reasons people feel stuck in their careers. Below are some of the most common reasons. I support my clients to overcome these barriers so they can create rewarding careers. Why You Feel Stuck In Your Career If you’re feeling stuck in your career and you’re having a hard time articulating why, it could be due to one or more of these reasons. Lack of advancement opportunities You’ve been in the same organization or role for years or even decades and you feel like you’re not movin ..read more
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Speeding Up Your Career Pivot
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by Erica Mattison
5M ago
Helping Clients Speed Up Their Job Search Progress We just moved up our date... I had planned to meet with Victoria* next Friday, but upon learning today that she just landed a second-round interview for her dream job, I offered to move up our session to Monday. “My Dream Job” Here’s an excerpt from Victoria’s email**: “I have some good news. I interviewed with a local organization today for a temporary part-time position, and our conversation went so well that the director invited me to have a follow-up conversation with him and his colleague next week to discuss a possible full-time salaried ..read more
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Homebuying Lessons to Apply to Your Career
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by Erica Mattison
5M ago
Buying a home tends to be a lengthy, complex process with lots of moving parts. A home purchase requires a certain amount of resources — time, thought, energy, and money. A conversation with a friend about home buying got me thinking. The homebuying process has a lot in common with navigating career transitions. To help you advance your goals sooner, I’ve identified 3 lessons from home buying you can apply to shape the next chapter of your career. Proven strategies to manage your career #1 Develop your vision If you only have a vague idea of what type of home you’re looking for, it’s very dif ..read more
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Home Buying Lessons to Apply to Your Career
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by Erica Mattison
7M ago
Buying a home tends to be a lengthy, complex process with lots of moving parts. A home purchase requires a certain amount of resources — time, thought, energy, and money. A conversation with a friend about home buying got me thinking. The home buying process has a lot in common with navigating career transitions. To help you advance your goals sooner, I’ve identified 3 lessons from home buying you can apply to shape the next chapter of your career. #1 Develop your vision If you only have a vague idea of what type of home you’re looking for, it’s very difficult to conduct an effective and effi ..read more
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Tools to build a resilient career
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by Erica Mattison
7M ago
Do you have the necessary tools for a resilient career? Do you have the necessary tools for what you’re seeking to do? Whether you’re seeking to view the rings of Saturn or build a resilient career, do you have the proper tools? A Yoga Under the Stars and stargazing event I participated in provided an example of the importance of having the right tools for your goals. The right kind of telescope and lens were important to have. And of course, the conditions need to be right - you need to be in a dark area and it needs to be a clear night. How are you approaching your career readiness? When it ..read more
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3 Goals That Will Change How You Approach Job Interviews
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by Erica Mattison
9M ago
YOUR JOB INTERVIEW GOALS Effective preparation for a job interview starts with clearly defined goals. Common Job Interview Goals Among Job Candidates This may seem like a silly question, but what is your goal for a job interview? What are you hoping to achieve? Maybe you’re going into a job interview with mindsets like: “I’m going to sell myself.” “I’m going to convince the hiring committee that I’m the best for the job.” “I’m going to get hired.” These types of goals create a lot of pressure and can lead to all-or-nothing thinking. They can make the whole interview process feel inauthentic an ..read more
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How to Leave a Job Gracefully
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by Erica Mattison
10M ago
HOW TO LEAVE A JOB ON GOOD TERMS “The Great Resignation”… “The Big Quit” … “The Great Reshuffle” … In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, it became common for people from a variety of backgrounds to reconsider how they’re using their time and how they’re going about their careers. However you refer to the phenomenon whereby millions of people decided it was time for a change, it’s undeniable that the labor market and future of work became hot topics of conversation, from coffee shops to parks all over the US and abroad. More and more people realized they wanted work aligned with their values, int ..read more
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