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pandemic
COVID Info
Lori Bumgarner Béen

How to Stay Focused on Your Goals During the Remainder of the Pandemic

“Focus precedes success.” Bobb Biehl Last week I shared with you a goal-setting method for those who hate goal-setting. It appeals more to people who like problem-solving. But whether you prefer problem-solving over traditional goal-setting methods, or vice versa, it’s important to stay focused. So how do you stay focused on

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career change
Career Advice
Lori Bumgarner Béen

How to Know If It’s Time for a Career Change

It felt so good this past Saturday to eat in a restaurant again after two months of quarantine. To sit down at a table, face-to-face with a friend not contained inside a square on my computer screen. To have someone else cook for me, wait on me, and clean up

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video interviews
Career Advice
Lori Bumgarner Béen

How to Make Phone and Video Interviews Run More Smoothly

I have a few clients who’ve done video interviews in recent weeks due to COVID-19. While phone and video interviews are nothing new, at least not to first-round interview screenings, they’ve temporarily replaced all in-person job interviews during the quarantine. Companies are likely to continue holding remote interviews throughout the

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panic
Career Advice
Lori Bumgarner Béen

How to Avoid These 5 Career Mistakes During a Time of Panic

Are you starting to panic a little about the future? If so, be careful how you make any upcoming decisions about your career. Especially if you’ve lost your job due to the current economic situation. You can end up making several career mistakes by letting fear or panic drive your

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recession
Career Advice
Lori Bumgarner Béen

3 Ways to Gain Control Over Your Career in a Recession

The past few weeks have been difficult for a lot of people. There are people who are sick from the coronavirus and missing their family members. Others have been working from home, or worse, been laid off. And we’re all facing a looming recession. There was so much “white noise”

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getting laid off
Career Advice
Lori Bumgarner Béen

Getting Laid Off? The #1 Thing to Ask for When You Leave

Part 3 of 3 Getting laid off is difficult and scary. It’s happening to so many people right now due to the economic impact of the coronavirus. It can make you feel like your career and your life is out of control. On some occasions you can convince your boss

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freelancer
Career Advice
Lori Bumgarner Béen

Are You Prepared to Be a Freelancer If Forced To?

Part 2 of 3 posts Even if you’re still able to work during the coronavirus quarantine, whether from your office or from home, let me ask you something: Are you prepared to be a freelancer if forced to? Think about it. If you lost your job tomorrow and couldn’t find

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control
Career Advice
Lori Bumgarner Béen

How to Gain Control Over Your Career Amidst Layoffs

Part 1 of 3 posts Maybe you’ve been fortunate enough to continue working from home during this coronavirus quarantine. But perhaps you haven’t been so lucky. Some folks have been told not to report to work. And since their job doesn’t lend well to remote work, they’re having to use

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coronavirus
Career Advice
Lori Bumgarner Béen

How to Improve Your Work Life With Coronavirus Prevention

If you’ve wondered what it’s like to work from home (because you don’t already), you’re probably about to find out. In response to the coronavirus, many businesses are taking preventative measures and requiring some employees to work remotely from home. This includes businesses that hadn’t previously embraced the idea of

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