January 2017 - John Tarnoff - Reinvention Career Coach

Archive Monthly Archives: January 2017

Why You Should Become a Thought Leader

A thought leader is someone with opinions shaped by experience, interaction, and critical thinking, who is known for the way they articulate their particular point of view. In our connected, social-media-dominated world, engaging as a thought leader by publishing blog posts and comments is a great way to stand out in a competitive career marketplace. […]

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Smart Networking Will Bring the Job to You

“Chase relationships, not job openings.” This is a mantra I share with my graduate students as well as with my boomer clients when it comes to networking. This represents a paradigm shift away from thinking that career development is mainly about distributing résumés to apply for open positions. In the digital age, we all have […]

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Looking For a New Job? Keep a Journal!

Finding a new job entails searching, but it also demands reflection. Process your ideas, intentions, anxieties and aspirations through keeping a daily journal. Journals are a staple of transformational work. If you have used journals to help you lose weight, to track a business project, or simply to document a particular period in your life, […]

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Make Your Own Luck: Create an Affirmation

Do you subscribe to the idea that change is an “inside job?” Getting a new job or starting a new business is not simply about fielding opportunities. And change is certainly not a matter of “luck.” It is about focusing on what’s going on inside you: what you like to do, what you’re good at, how you […]

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Don’t Be a Job Hunter, Be a Job Magnet

One of the most intimidating concepts new job seekers encounter is the idea that they have to be aggressive about the process: they have to be a job hunter. But older workers looking to get hired or start businesses have an unsung advantage that actually turns this paradigm on its head. We are all too […]

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Stop Playing the Victim Card

Playing the victim is a pointless and short-lived exercise. When you’re trying to restart your career, blaming others won’t work. Leadership is important, even (and especially) if it is about how you demonstrate taking responsibility for your life. Regardless of the circumstances of how you lost your job, or the choices that you may feel […]

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Why Millennials Act Entitled

Management and leadership guru Simon Sinek explains with compassion but no pity why millennials behave as they do – often alienating older generations who think of them as entitled and narcissistic. He points out that millennials (at least in theU.S.) were raised to feel special, and shielded against the real world by “helicopter” parents.  I […]

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