Why You Should Strive To Be ‘Perfectly Fine’

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John M. O’Connor Forbes Councils Member Forbes Coaches Council COUNCIL POST| Membership (Fee-Based) John M. O’Connor (Career Pro Inc.) is a multi-year career coach, outplacement and career services leader based in North Carolina. How do people handle sickness, setbacks and the inevitable losses that we all face? It intrigues me in my role in the world of talent, from coaching …

Don’t Ignore The Value Of Performance-Based Interviews

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John M. O’Connor Forbes Councils Member Forbes Coaches Council COUNCIL POST| Membership (Fee-Based) May 2, 2022,07:30am EDT John M. O’Connor (Career Pro Inc.) is a multi-year career coach, outplacement and career services leader based in North Carolina. When the job market turns into more of an employee’s market, shortcuts are often made in qualifying talent. Here is why. Companies need …

How To Create Career Perspective: Seven Writing Prompts

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John M. O’Connor Forbes Councils Member Forbes Coaches Council COUNCIL POST| Membership (Fee-Based) Leadership John M. O’Connor (Career Pro Inc.) is a multi-year career coach, outplacement and career services leader based in North Carolina.  “The last thing you are going to get me to do is write an article, do writing exercises or create something out of nothing. I am …

Why We Need Conflict At Work And How To Fight Fair

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John M. O’Connor Forbes Councils Member Forbes Coaches Council COUNCIL POST | Membership (Fee-Based) Leadership John M. O’Connor (Career Pro Inc.) is a multi-year career coach, outplacement and career services leader based in North Carolina.  Companies, both small and large, say they want new ideas, lively conversation and debate. However, free and open communication has slowed or ceased to exist …

Your Value Is Like Broccoli: How To Find And Celebrate Your Inner Gifts

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John M. O’Connor Forbes Councils Member Forbes Coaches Council COUNCIL POST| Membership (Fee-Based) Leadership John M. O’Connor (Career Pro Inc.) is a multi-year career coach, outplacement and career services leader based in North Carolina.  Most people don’t recognize their value comes from within. It’s what you bring to the table by simply being the best version of yourself. Or, to …

Three Important Lessons To Remember After Experiencing A Career Setback

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John M. O’Connor Forbes Councils Member Forbes Coaches Council COUNCIL POST| Membership (fee-based) Leadership John M. O’Connor (Career Pro Inc.) is a multi-year career coach, outplacement and career services leader based in North Carolina.  As a career coach and consultant, I started working with clients in my twenties. Now, many years later, I feel like I finally have a perspective …

How To Attend An Event Or Meeting

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John M. O’Connor Forbes Councils Member Forbes Coaches Council COUNCIL POST| Membership (fee-based) Leadership John M. O’Connor (Career Pro Inc.) is a multi-year career coach, outplacement and career services leader based in North Carolina.  The definition of attend is “to be present at (an event, meeting or function).” It seems fundamental, elementary and perhaps too basic to base an article or short …

Why Your ‘Movie Moments’ Should Matter Most

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John M. O’Connor Forbes Councils Member Forbes Coaches Council COUNCIL POST| Membership (fee-based) Leadership John M. O’Connor (Career Pro Inc.) is a multi-year career coach, outplacement and career services leader based in North Carolina.  In Glory, one of my favorite movies, Private Trip, played by Denzel Washington, has this conversation with his commanding officer, Colonel Shaw, played by Matthew Broderick: Trip: I ain’t fighting’ …

Peering Beyond The Interview Veil: Decoding The Message Behind Common Job Interview Questions

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John M. O’Connor Forbes Councils Member Forbes Coaches Council COUNCIL POST| Membership (fee-based) Leadership John M. O’Connor (Career Pro Inc.) is a multi-year career coach, outplacement and career services leader based in North Carolina.  Perfecting answers to the toughest job interview questions seems to be on nearly everyone’s career to-do list. Job seekers often request that we at Career Pro …

Three Challenges Facing Human Resources Right Now

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John M. O’Connor Forbes Councils Member Forbes Coaches Council COUNCIL POST| Membership (fee-based) Leadership John M. O’Connor (Career Pro Inc.) is a multi-year career coach, outplacement and career services leader based in North Carolina.  The demands of diversity, equity and inclusion, a more hybrid workplace and an era of incivility look to rock the workforce challenges for human resources. The …