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manage your energy
Career Advice
Lori Bumgarner

5 Ways to Manage Your Energy During Your Job Search

Conducting a job search can be draining, especially when facing multiple rejections. These rejections can take their toll on your energy. This is why it’s important to not only manage your time well during your job search, but also to manage your energy. Proper energy management requires you to be

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remote job opportunities
Career Advice
Lori Bumgarner

3 Ways to Successfully Compete for Remote Job Opportunities

Although there are still labor shortages even in professional roles due to the Great Resignation, there is stiff competition among job seekers looking for remote job opportunities. More companies are now offering remote work. But, those opportunities make up only 20% of the current job openings, while 52% of all

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network
COVID Info
Lori Bumgarner

5 Ways to Network Effectively in a Post-COVID Job Market

There’s no doubt the pandemic required a major change in how we network with people. Any and all methods of networking not already virtual were forced to move online. But now, people are craving face-to-face connection again. Especially since many jobs are still remote, and will likely stay this way.

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Pursuing Your Passions
Lori Bumgarner

It’s Never Too Late to Give Your Dream Job a Try

A lot of people in a variety of professions are participating in the “Great Resignation” right now. If you’re one of them, or you just happen to have a little extra time available during the upcoming holidays, now could be a good time to test out the dream job you

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job market
Career Advice
Lori Bumgarner

It’s an Employee’s Job Market. Here’s How to Take Advantage of It.

The “Great Resignation” is in full effect due to the disruption of the pandemic, which has dramatically changed the job market. Workers, especially mid-career employees, are re-evaluating their careers. This re-evaluation has led to many employees resigning from their current jobs for various reasons. The biggest reason is due to

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fear
Career Advice
Lori Bumgarner

How to Deal With the Fear That Wreaks Havoc on Your Career

When most of my clients first come to me, they express a lot of fear about their career. The fears shared include fear of… Being rejected by hiring managers Not finding the right job Making the wrong decision on multiple job offers Failing at a new career endeavor Not making

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networking don't
Networking
Lori Bumgarner

Networking Don’t: Why You Should Never Use Empty Flattery

While networking can be tricky, it should never involve trickery, which could cause your networking efforts to blow up in your face. There are several networking don’ts to avoid, which I’ve previously written about. One don’t I’d like to focus on today is empty flattery. Empty flattery, also known as

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freelancing
Career Advice
Lori Bumgarner

How to Test Out a Freelancing Career to See if It’s Right for You

Freelancing for additional income streams My good friend Ashley just started her own small-scale bakery. She loves sweet potatoes, so all of her baked goods are made from sweet potatoes, a very niche focus. (Check out Hey Sweetie on Instagram.) Ashley began her bakery for two reasons. One, she’s passionate

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own business
Freelance Advice
Lori Bumgarner

How to Overcome the Intimidation of Starting Your Own Business

For my clients who’d like to start their own business, they often site intimidation as the reason why they haven’t done so yet. Specifically, the thing they say intimidates them the most is the logistics involved. Their fear is real. But the things they fear aren’t really that scary, especially

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