Author Archives: Karen Kodzik

The Sharpest Business Professionals Make This Mistake in Job Search

I am often in awe of the sharpness, experience and business acumen of my executive clients.  Regardless of the circumstances that led to their transition it is easy to how they garnered the respect of their colleagues while working. After almost 20 years working with professionals in transition I am equally amazed at how quickly they more »

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A Top New Year’s Resolution- New Job!

It never fails, when the calendar turns over into a new year general optimism is at its prime.  Most people are optimistic or at least hopeful that this new year will be better than the last.  They vow to be fitter, trimmer, more organized and more financially responsible and hands down happier in their jobs and more »

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Proof in the Power of Likeability

Job seekers become excessively focused on “checking all the boxes” before applying for any job, making sure they meet each and every job requirement and qualification, it almost becomes an obsession.  Frustration builds as they come up against what they call the “purple squirrel” which is a combination of job requirements that no true mortal could possibly more »

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The Time Factor: Friend or Foe

It continues to amaze me how quickly time flies in the second half of our lives  as recollection of events are in decades not just years, and how slowly it goes on the front half of life as things like  – obtaining a driver’s license, being old enough to… (date, drink, vote, ?), waiting to more »

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The “Dragnet” Factor

At the risk of dating myself I couldn’t resist referencing the 1960’s sitcom about a pair of detectives, led by the infamous Joe Friday who sought tirelessly to obtain “just the facts”. Data driven facts are essential to any career decision.  Too often I see job seekers and career changers prematurely eliminate options based on more »

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