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How I survived the lockdown

I am a trainer and coach for international students and entrepreneurs who want to learn about the Silicon Valley.  I also offer career coaching to managers in transition. I started working with international business students and entrepreneurs in 2014.  I was part of Learning Expeditions and bootcamps hosted in San Francisco and the Silicon Valley.…

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I got a job!

The four words a career coach loves to hear.  The four words the client has strived for – “I got the job!”       For my client, it was a multi-faceted reward.  She landed a job during the COVID-19 pandemic in the worst economic downturn since the 2008 recession while hundreds of businesses were forced to…

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How to Land Your Dream Job Step Five – Your First Day on the Job

You got the job!  Congratulations.  All your research and hard work paid off.   For sure you want to be your best on the first day.  So do what your Mom always told you:  get plenty of sleep the night before, rise early, have breakfast and arrive on time.  Today as most of us are all…

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How to Land your Dream Job Step Four – The Job Interview

By now you have completed multiple informational interviews with people from varied backgrounds and organizations.  This has given you insights into many companies and helped identify the companies that match your requirements for the desired job. You now are able to target companies that align with your values and that may need someone with your…

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How to Land your Dream Job Step Three – Handling the Informational Interview – What it is and what it isn’t

The Informational Interview The informational interview is one of the best means to learn about a company, its culture, the products and services the firm offers and what kinds of skills they need. It is not a job interview.  It is not for giving the interviewee your resume and asking him to pass it on…

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How to Land your Dream Job Step One – Self Awareness and Discovery

What about that dream job? Do you have to postpone it because of the corona virus? If you decide to put it off, you’ll be restless on Sunday nights and unhappy on Monday morning. This time of working remotely and sheltering-in-place introduces a unique opportunity for self-reflection and the chance to define what you truly…

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