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Tag: career management

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Does the idea of working to develop strong networking skills make you feel uncomfortable? Many people react to the idea of going to a networking event with as much enthusiasm as taking a test – a test that they don’t know how to study for. And when you approach networking as if you’re a product […]

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Life’s too short to settle for a job that doesn’t make your heart sing, right? We get it. You want a career that’s not just “meh,” but downright amazing. You might even call it a “dream job.” At Ama La Vida, we believe that everyone deserves a career (not just a job) – and we’re […]

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Here’s a staggering fact: on average, people spend a mind-boggling 84,700 hours of their precious lives at work. It’s why, at Ama La Vida, our particular career strategy emphasizes the importance of finding a job that truly brings you joy. Beyond the bills and responsibilities, your job should seamlessly integrate with your overall life, allowing […]

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Let’s be honest; most people don’t have a very clear plan about what they want to do in their careers. There’s always that kid who knows they’re going to be a doctor or a firefighter or a paleontologist, but most people just aren’t that focused. It’s hard to answer the question “Where do you see […]

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When it comes to personal and professional development, coaching and mentoring are two of the most common approaches to help individuals reach their goals. However, while these terms are often used interchangeably, there are significant differences between coaching and mentoring that make them better suited for certain situations. Whether you’re a high-potential employee looking to […]

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Most of us entered the workforce thinking that just putting our heads down and doing the work would get us noticed and promoted. Years later, we find ourselves in a work environment that still is not inspiring, fulfilling, or (even worse) meeting our financial needs! The Big Lie about career success Even though times are […]

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I’m a Career Coach. In fact, I lead the team of Career Coaches here at Ama La Vida. And so pretty much all day every day I’m talking, reading and thinking about people’s careers. Because of this position, lots of folks ask me what “secrets” I know that the general public doesn’t. What are the […]

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