Roberta Chinsky Matuson
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Category Archives: Job Searching

The Best Gifts Don’t Come in Boxes

It’s starting already. The holiday catalogs are filling my mailbox. I’m not biting. Here’s why. I’ve got enough stuff. What I don’t have are enough experiences. I bet many of your relatives (especially those of you with adult children who are underemployed) would rather receive a check to help them return to school or use […]

Also posted in Career, Careers, Coaching, Mentoring

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If It Can Happen To Snoopy It Can Happen To You: How To Bounce Back After Being Fired

This just in. After 31 years of service, MetLife is giving Snoopy his walking papers. The company decided earlier this year to part with most of its U.S. life-insurance business and just the other day MetLife announced that Snoopy’s image will no longer be used on their blimp or in their marketing materials. No word […]

Also posted in Careers, Coaching, Seasoned Workers


Happy Independence Day: The Perfect Day to Free Yourself From Your Job

Happy Independence day from beautiful Cape Cod! I’m able to enjoy the 4th, 5th and 6th of July from the beach because I have freed myself from a situation that was no longer working for me. I chose freedom over security. What about you? Why are you still hanging onto a job that no longer […]

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Five Keys To Building A Joyous Life

I know a lot of people who move through life as if they are carrying the weight of the world on their shoulders. You probably know some of these people as well. They are the friends on Facebook who start each day with a tale of another disaster that has just taken place in their […]

Also posted in Careers, Coaching, General Observations, Learning and Development, Millennials

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Searching for Mr. or Ms. Right

As I travel around the country working with top organizations, this is what they are saying: We can’t find talent. Yet, here’s what I’m hearing from those in the market looking for new job opportunities: We can’t find jobs. Seems to me that people may be looking for Mr. or Ms. Right in all the […]

Also posted in Careers, Creating Exceptional Work Places, Talent Acquisition and Retention

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2014 Development Opportunities

The sky is the limit when you take charge of your own career! I don’t know about you, but if I don’t schedule items into my calendar, time passes by and I never get to those items. I wanted to make you are aware of some upcoming development opportunities, especially if you want to use […]

Also posted in Coaching, Learning and Development, Productivity

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Watch Your Language

I flew down to Florida today on a flight that would have been perfect, except for the two foul mouth people behind me. My seatmate and I cringed every time one of these guys opened up their mouth. If I hadn’t turned around, I would have assumed they were high school kids who thought using […]

Also posted in Hiring and Recruitment, Image

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Five Life-Changing Ideas For Parents of New Grads

Congratulations to those of you who are now the parents of college graduates. For many, it’s been a long haul, but now your job is done. That’s right. It’s time to turn the reins over to your children who are now young adults. Here’s how you can best help them thrive. Take them off the […]

Also posted in General Observations

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Is it Time for You to Quit Your Job?

The signs are there. You just have to be willing to read the writing on the wall. In my book, Suddenly in Charge, I talk about the five signs that it’s time to quit your job. Here are three of them: You call in sick more than you call in well. Your job is making […]

Also posted in Careers, Suddenly In Charge

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Buried Alive

And so you have it. Another talented executive leaves his organization so that he can work at the level he was hired to work at Six months ago, this person was a walking advertisement for his organization. His enthusiasm was contagious. Then one day things began to happen. One reorganization led to another and before […]

Also posted in Creating Exceptional Work Places, Employee Engagement, Employee Turnover, Hiring and Recruitment, Retention

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