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Fall Reflections

By Donna Sandberg

Fall is here and we start to turn our thoughts to the holidays. There’s so much to do and think about that any work-related decisions often get pushed off until NEXT year. The reason(excuse) we give ourselves is that no one will make any major changes until the new year or until the next fiscal year begins. Well, in fact, that last thought is one that may not be entirely true.

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Frank Szewczyk

Welcoming Guest Blogger Frank Szewczyk

By Donna Sandberg

Know thyself may be the best and most underrated advice the world has ever received. According to Socrates, knowing thyself is the beginning of wisdom. Knowing oneself is essential to career and life satisfaction. Knowing myself has been a crucial ingredient in my life and career satisfaction.

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Welcoming Guest Blogger Katie Pecis

By Donna Sandberg

After having reached another milestone in her career, guest blogger, Katie Pecis shares two tips in her post that she has found helpful in successfully navigating and embracing change, both personally and professionally.

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tom drouin

Welcoming Guest Blogger Tom Drouin

By Donna Sandberg

As Tom Drouin approached retirement he began to consider “A Different Kind of Work”. Read Tom’s article to find out how he’s managed to integrate the use of his professional skills and pursuits of personal enjoyment into one fulfilling retirement.

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ICDA’s Five Steps of Proactive Career Development – Step 5

ICDA’s Five Steps of Proactive Career Development – Step 5

By Donna Sandberg

This is the sixth in my series of blog posts on the Five Steps of Proactive Career Development created by the Illinois Career Development Association (ICDA).
Step 5. Be a life-long learner by engaging in professional development opportunities.

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tess zigo

Welcoming Guest Blogger Tess Zigo

By Donna Sandberg

Late 2014 I contemplated leaving my comfortable corporate job as Treasury Analyst to pursue something different! I didn’t know what that would be – only that I needed a change. Coming from a Bulgarian background, career counseling was not something I understood and accepted. Despite my skepticism, I ended up working with a career counselor over a…

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networking

ICDA’s Five Steps of Proactive Development – Step 4

By Donna Sandberg

This is the fifth in my series of blog posts on the Five Steps of Proactive Career Development created by the Illinois Career Development Association (ICDA)
Step4. Network in person and via social media throughout your career.

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alain roy

Welcoming Guest Blogger Alain Roy

By Donna Sandberg

Alain shares his journey from “I was stuck.” to “I now love my work!”

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focus

ICDA’s Five Steps of Proactive Career Development – Step 3

By Donna Sandberg

This is the fourth in my series of blog posts on the Illinois Career Development Association (ICDA) Five Steps of Proactive Career Development. The “FOCUS” of today’s post is on …
Step 3: Develop and sustain a clear focus or mission for your life’s work and re-evaluate regularly.

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jessica-gibbons-rauch

Welcoming Guest Blogger Jessica Gibbons-Rauch

By Donna Sandberg

What do you do when your whole life you have told you are a shoe, you are a shoe, you are a shoe but you don’t want to be a shoe? Maybe you want to be a hat? These immortal words brought about by Rachel Green in Friends are as applicable to a career as…

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ICDA’s Five Steps of Proactive Career Development – Step 2

By Donna Sandberg

ICDA’s Five Steps of Proactive Career Development – Step 2. Gather and maintain current, accurate and comprehensive information about your chosen field. This is the third in my series of blog posts on the Illinois Career Development Association (ICDA)   Five Steps of Proactive Career Development  as previously published on the My College Planning Team web…

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