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Mindy Thomas Interviews Meg McGinn, President/Founder of Osprey Health

Mindy Thomas Interviews Meg McGinn, President/Founder of Osprey Health

Hi everybody. I’m Mindy Thomas and this is Career Chat, which airs every Monday at 11:30 AM and Tuesday nights at 8:00 PM the numbers of unemployed Americans are staggering and sadly people are losing their jobs, their income, and some are losing their health insurance. So if you’re one of those folks sitting on the sidelines today, please stay tune because my next guest is an expert in healthcare consulting. In fact, I hired her and I used her for my own health care needs. Her name is Meg McGinn of Osprey Health.

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Making Your Next Career Move: How Do You Know When the Time Is Right?

I encounter clients every day who absolutely know when the time is right for them to make a career move. They are the folks who call me and sign right up for resume writing services. In today’s economic climate, changing jobs can be a scary proposition, so I admire those folks with the guts to go full speed ahead and plunge into finding a better way of life for themselves. But there are many others who stand still, paralyzed by fear but stuck in a job that does not make them happy.

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MainLine Magazine: 10 Ways to Achieve Your Personal Best in 2017

Wasted Talent. Sadly, I see it every day in the business I’m in.

When I hear about how troubling the workplace has become, and specifically the toxic cultures and environments some people work in, I get knots in my stomach. As a resume writer and career counselor, I often find myself serving as a trusted confidante and advisor. Many times that translates to hearing the dirty secrets about the abhorrent lack of leadership, the narcissistic, egomaniac supervisor, and inept managerial incompetence in the workplace.

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A Job Hunter’s Nightmare: When a Recruiter Crosses the Line

Can you imagine working with a recruiter on your seemingly confidential job search, and you find out your recruiter crossed the line?

When my client told me he was terminated from his job, I wondered why. He was an absolute star performer and had a track record of success that didn’t quit. In fact, he was actively being sought after by multiple companies.

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Wasted Talent: Are You Working for the Right Company?

Wasted Talent. Sadly, I see it every day in the business I’m in.

When I hear about how troubling the workplace has become, and specifically the toxic cultures and environments some people work in, I get knots in my stomach. As a resume writer and career counselor, I often find myself serving as a trusted confidante and advisor. Many times that translates to hearing the dirty secrets about the abhorrent lack of leadership, the narcissistic, egomaniac supervisor, and inept managerial incompetence in the workplace.

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Rising to the Top: Busting Job Search Myths at 64

When my boomer buddy, a global SVP, informed me that he landed a new job in less than 60 days after getting laid off from his company after 20 years, I shouted with joy. With over 3 million baby boomers currently unemployed, we all know how tough it is.

I asked him, “Do you realize that you just shattered your own myth about not being hireable because you are ‘over the hill’, have grey hair and are 64 years old?”

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If You Want a New Job, Cover All Your Bases

According to a recent survey by Jobvite, which conducts the most comprehensive Social Recruiting Survey of its kind, “An astounding 94 percent of recruiters used or planned to use social media in their recruitment efforts last year. That’s an increase of 16 percent since 2008. And 78 percent of recruiters made a hire through social media in 2013.”

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When Your Career Is in a Tailspin, Remember That Nothing Is in Stone

I get knots in my stomach when I hear about how twisted this job market is becoming. Frankly, the stories are never ending. From nurses at Penn who are completely skilled in their profession but have new educational mandates to complete by a certain date (or else!), to recent college graduates who are overwrought with confusion about what to do next, to baby boomers who are pressured to take severance packages before the ax hits, it’s no wonder that we’re all losing it.

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Radical Career Changes – Where Do You Begin?

It seems like everywhere you look, people are thinking and talking about making career changes. They’re unfulfilled in their job or don’t get along with either their boss or their toxic co-workers. Or, even worse, the company leadership is so darn weak or even non-existent that they are going nowhere in their careers. What does it take to make a radical career change today and how do you begin what may seem like a daunting process?

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Career Resiliency: What Does It Take?

No doubt there are many tough career stories in the naked city. I interviewed a close family friend yesterday about what it took for him to stay in the game. I have to tell you that I was completely moved by his brutal honesty in discussing having been fired four times over the course of his career. Mind you, I am not talking about downsizing or the company going offshore. I am speaking about being let go for politically incorrect behavior on the job. At the same time, what is even more remarkable is the fact that today this individual is an out-and-out complete success in his given industry.

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You Want an Edge in This Job Market? Create That LinkedIn Profile NOW!

Why? It’s simply a no brainer. The funny thing is, no matter how many times I read an article or a blog post touting the validity and importance of LinkedIn, I end up befuddled by the resistance of this networking and job search tool. Boomers hide their head in the sand. College students look the other way. And, forget about the people who are trying to transition in this job market. They just fast forward their way to the resume process and don’t want to hear one more word about LinkedIn. Say what?

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Don’t Wait Any Longer. Start Forging Your Own Path Today!

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