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Working with a narcissistic boss can be full of landmines. Depending on your personality type, working for a narcissist can be extremely challenging (an understatement) and for a select few, still challenging but financially rewarding. First, you need to be able to identify and a narcissist and understand what makes them tick. Characteristics and Motivations of a […]

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First thing’s first – let’s figure out WHY your boss might not “like” you or what your boss is doing to make you feel that way. Your boss doesn’t trust you: Your boss shouldn’t trust you unless you’ve proven that you can be trusted. If you haven’t done that, work to build trust with your […]

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Questions to ask when Networking

Networking is one of the most important, if not THE most important part of career and financial success. Even so, the word “networking” triggers a less than favorable response from most people. It’s most often viewed in this negative light when it's looked at or...

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What Your Boss Really Wants From You and How to Deliver

1) Trust Leading and managing people requires trust. Trust allows for space for employees to be vulnerable and open about their work and experiences, and to contribute to the team and business. Managers want to be able to trust that their employees will do the right...

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Handling a personal crisis with dignity

When a personal or family crisis strikes, it can wreak havoc on the workplace and open up career risk for you.  Here’s a roadmap to follow when facing a personal crisis at your company with dignity.  Breathe. Create a little space if needed. If the crisis is highly...

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Feel at Home at Your New Job

Fast Company recently asked Crafted Career Founder, Eli Howayeck for advice on how to settle in to your new job without skipping a beat. Scroll down to see the tips and tricks published on Fast Company and bonus advice. Stay balanced, keep important routines (sleep,...

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4 ways to connect passion to paycheck

1.) Figure out who your best friend is at work (community, insight, relatability, no judgment). There tends to be a high correlation between work fatigue or losing interest in your work and isolation and loneliness. Having a close confidant, lunch buddy or other...

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How to have ambition without stress

Listen: stress and ambition do not go hand in hand. There are plenty of highly successful people who are not ambitious and many more ambitious people that are not successful. There are plenty of people who are stressed out that have no ambition and there are plenty of...

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Get a Raise in 2019

So, you want a raise but you're not sure how to ask for it? You're not alone. Whether you're someone who marches into the bosses office and asks for what you're worth or you find the raise talk uncomfortable. There are ways to go about it that will help you get what...

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Are You In a Career Rut?

Fast Company asked Eli Howayeck, the founder and CEO of Crafted Career Concepts, for the signs that you’re in a career rut. If you're feeling bored, a lack of motivation and just plain tired you might be in a career rut. Fear not. There are steps you can take to make...

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What’s Your Biggest Weakness?

In job interviews, it’s common to be asked to describe your biggest weakness. If you find this question difficult to answer, don’t worry, you’re not alone. Check out these tips on how you can answer this question effectively.

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Conscious Consumption

Upton Sinclair is turning over in his grave. I listened to recent podcast by New York Time’s, The Daily called “The Human Toll of Instant Delivery”. It was timed perfectly during the Holiday season to pack the maximum “gut punch”.

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19 Ways to Build Trust in 2019

Trust is the glue that makes healthy business transactions and relationships possible. Here are some tips for managers and leaders to build and maintain trust with their employees. These tips are universal in that they underpin the trust between friends, family members, employees, and act as vital behaviors shared among successful sales professionals as well.

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These Entrepreneurs are “No Joke”!

I wanted to help and selfishly, I wanted to soak in the energy of their milestone. I’m obsessed with the adrenaline rush or runner’s high stemming from growth and progress.The thinking and practice are over, the stakes are real and vulnerabilities don’t hide well. I’d call the feeling a sort of “saweet heat,” but it’s already the name of their signature sauce ;).

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Preparation Pays Big Dividends

Career Coach Eli Howayeck of Crafted Career Concepts and 401K expert Tom Parks of Annex Wealth Management dish about the importance of preparation, vulnerability and feedback in career and retirement planning.

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The Career “Prepper” Survival Guide

What’s your career doomsday scenario? If you were fired, laid off or pushed out of your company tomorrow, would you be ready? Some questions that might be swirling through your head right off the bat. Eli Howayeck, career expert and coach dishes on what career professionals can learn from doomsday preppers.

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