Career Repositioning

Mindset blocks: let’s get rid of these

You can't manage your career more proactively if you have thinking that holds you back. Resolve the most common mindset blocks! By doing so, you free yourself up to make better decisions and sound investments in yourself. This is a million times better rather than pouring time, energy, and money into externalities that you don't… Continue reading Mindset blocks: let’s get rid of these

Career Repositioning

You need tips? I’ve got tips!

As you might know, Aurelian Coaching regularly provides career and management guidance through various media channels (Reader's Digest, Medium, Girlboss, the USAToday network, and more). I have a few new ones to report, this time via UpJourney. Check them out below! https://upjourney.com/phone-interview-tips https://upjourney.com/how-to-end-a-professional-email

negotiation
Career Repositioning

High-EQ negotiation

Historically, people approach negotiation with some level of negativity: fear, uncertainty, disadvantage, aggression. The "new order" of negotiation uses a more sophisticated, emotionally intelligent approach: empathy. It might seem strange at first, but if you think about the conditions that make a negotiation favorable all the way around, there is some level of trust among… Continue reading High-EQ negotiation

position for change
Career Repositioning

How to position for change: “Who are you,” exactly?

Today, we are going to tackle a bit of an evergreen question that professionals often struggle with, and that is how to talk about yourself. Whether it's advancement into management or positioning yourself for another job or industry change, the way to talk about yourself in an effective and meaningful way is to ask yourself… Continue reading How to position for change: “Who are you,” exactly?

information sources
Career Repositioning

Addressing confirmation bias: what information sources do you need?

One of the most challenging biases to overcome is confirmation bias. To address this, you can look to information sources that might seem unrelated at first, but can provide valid underlying concepts that might challenge your assumptions. You can also talk to outsiders in order to test that your information will hold up under scrutiny.… Continue reading Addressing confirmation bias: what information sources do you need?

leave your job
Career Repositioning

Making the tough decision to leave your job

How do you really know if you should leave your job? At the root of this question is not salary and benefits and commute and flexibility. If it were really about those things, you could evaluate the trade-offs and make a decision already. But if the question about whether to leave your job is lingering,… Continue reading Making the tough decision to leave your job

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Career Repositioning

Navigating change: how to be visible and protect yourself

UPDATE: Check out this week's Facebook Live on this topic, which does a deep dive with some practical steps not included in this blog post:  https://www.facebook.com/aureliancoach/videos/308451219960456/   The foundation of navigating change in your organization's leadership is managing up. You must align your work and results with the priority initiatives of your (new) leadership. While you… Continue reading Navigating change: how to be visible and protect yourself

strengths and weaknesses
Career Repositioning

Strengths and weaknesses: Using one as a gateway to address the other

Strengths and weaknesses. Areas of command vs. areas of improvement. Stuff you're good at on one hand, and stuff you're bad at on the other hand. People often present these characteristics at opposite ends of a spectrum or as absolutes. You might get similar feedback at work year after year, and even with nominal improvements,… Continue reading Strengths and weaknesses: Using one as a gateway to address the other

Career Repositioning

Business case method: a simplified model for interviewing

Many interview processes these days involve on-the-spot business case analysis. Companies do this to assess a candidate's thought process, and whether the candidate follows any particular methodology in their analysis. There are many methodologies out there, and I've created a simplified model for my clients specifically to employ during the interview process if they have… Continue reading Business case method: a simplified model for interviewing