The Day Job – Tell Me Something Good

November 17, 2017

Tell me something good about today, right now. Ready… Go! Anyone who has worked with me over the last five years has heard this. Nowadays, people start thinking of something good as soon as I enter the room. It probably sounds silly when I ask the same thing every day, but there is a reason. […]

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In the News! Mainebiz writes…

October 27, 2017

Carin Sychterz helps new hires and their families with their relocation needs BY LAURIE SCHREIBER The Bangor-based organization Maine Career Connect started in 2013 after, through surveys, the University of Maine found that 40% of faculty was considering departing due to lack of partner accommodation, family integration issues and difficulties connecting with others in the […]

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The Day Job – Survive or Thrive

October 5, 2017

I’d like to talk a bit more about the last three posts on setting goals, opportunity, and what we need to think about right now to leave on our own terms. Unfortunately, I did it all wrong for a number of years. There was a time when I didn’t have it all figured out. I […]

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The Day Job – You Get More With Ribs

September 7, 2017

With New England Ribfest right around the corner here in Bangor on September 15th and 16th, I’m reminded of how good ribs changed my career for the better and taught me an important lesson. A long time ago, I was trying to get a project started with another office on the other side of town. […]

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The Day Job – Opportunity Looks a Lot Like Work

August 30, 2017

In an email, a friend wrote: “I thought that idea was going to amount to something, but I couldn’t make the inventor/owner understand what she had in front of her. Perhaps I should work on my power of persuasion and sales skills?” Without going into too much detail, I walked a prototype for a medical […]

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