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5 Ways to Plan for Possible Lay-Off

Dear Coach Joan, I am filled with apprehension and fear. I am 58 years old and have been at the same corporation for 25 years as an attorney. I see colleagues the same age as I am being laid off and replaced with much younger candidates for much lower pay. I have always gotten excellent […]

The secret trick on how to ace the phone interview

Dear Readers More and more companies and recruiters are using phone interviews for initial candidate screening. They find it to be an effective and efficient strategy. This is now commonplace for positions ranging  from entry level to C-level executive. As such, it is imperative that you learn how to master the phone screening. The rules for doing well over the […]

3 success stories – how to survive the bad bosses

Dear Readers, My last article was about really bad bosses and how to cope with them. This time I want to share three success stories of clients who woke up to the reality of their wicked manager and pivoted wisely to a create a positive outcome. And they learned valuable  strategies; now a vital part of  their career tool […]

6 Ways to Cope with a “Wicked Witch” Boss

Dear Coach Joan, How do I survive this horrible work situation? My new manager is disrespectful, ignores me, and has given my key responsibilities to members of his new team.  I feel like I’m invisible and unwanted. I know I need to get a new job but it is so difficult to just get up in the morning knowing  I am facing […]