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The JMA blog is where career professionals, executives and parents of high school/college students find expert strategies for transforming career, relationships and life.

Our goal is to inspire both simple and profound changes that cultivate greater clarity, self-awareness, fulfillment, work-life balance, leadership and success.
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Writing Your Resume? Make Sure You Know the Rules!

In the past two years, there have probably been more changes in resume writing than the past two decades, according…

7 Ways to Maximize Your Career Coaching Experience

Congratulations! By deciding to engage the services of a career coach, you’ve just taken the first step in your self-improvement…

Top 10 Mistakes to Avoid When You Negotiate Salary

You could earn an additional $600,000 by engaging in one business practice: negotiating. A study published in the Journal of Organizational…

Informational Interviewing: A Job Seeker’s Secret Weapon

One of the most powerful but underutilized strategies in finding a job is informational interviewing, the process of conducting highly…

Becoming a Manager: What No One Tells You

For many of us, earning the opportunity to manage another employee is a career goal. It’s a milestone that marks…

The Cost of Avoiding Crucial Conversations

Crucial conversations — about an employee’s performance, professional development or career path — have the potential to become emotional. This…

How to Help Your Child Identify Their Best Career Fit

Professional athletes understand the importance of training during the “off season” in order to help them become stronger, smarter players…

5 Ways to Choose the Best Career Coach

You will spend approximately 90,000 hours of your life at work and more than 200 hours a year commuting. That’s an…

Leaders: Feeling Overwhelmed? 9 Strategies to Avoid Burnout

Natalie was clearly frustrated. As a senior vice president of marketing at one of the nation’s largest consulting firms, she…

Career Coach Strategies to Reduce Workplace Stress and Anxiety

Workplace stress can be as damaging to your health as secondhand smoke, according to a team of researchers at Harvard Business…

Are You Your Own Worst Enemy?

Caroline described herself as a “serial job hopper.” She had trouble staying with a job for more than a year,…

Do You Live To Work Or Work To Live?

Finding work which is compatible with your essential nature is a primary way to achieve emotional health. Work consumes so…

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