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Elizabeth Koraca is a television and radio guest expert and has appeared on stations such as CNN, FOX NEWS and iHeart RADIO. 

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December 2018

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At this point, there’s plenty of research outlining the many ways in which women often

have a harder time negotiating for a higher salary or better job title than their male

colleagues. That’s why Koraca recommends this book by Tara Mohr, noting that “a client of

mine, based in Toronto, said that this book helped her to be more assertive in order to get

a promotion and advance in her career.” Mohr’s basic thesis is that women often “play

small” in their lives, making conservative asks rather than going all-in. “Women can benefit

immensely from pushing a little harder to get what they deserve in the professional

world,” says Koraca, “and this book will give you the motivation and tools to do so.”

Read the full article here.

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Preparation

You know that this question (or a variation such as, “Why are you the perfect person for this job?”) is likely to arise during the interview, so be ready. You’ll be less nervous and come off as a more confident, polished candidate when you’ve rehearsed what you want to say.

“Plan it out in advance,” says executive coach and career strategist Elizabeth Koraca. “To avoid rambling, practice your answer ahead of time. Write it down before the interview. That doesn’t mean you have to memorize, but it does mean you will be more prepared and won’t be tripping over your words during the interview.”

Read the full article here.

September 2018 July, 2018

Elizabeth Koraca still remembers how excited she was to get her first job after graduating from

college
. The Canada native had landed a position with the Canadian government with a

$36,000 salary. But that excitement turned to disappointment when she learned that a male

colleague who had the same level of work experience she had was getting paid nearly $10,000

more than she was.


“That was a really big eye-opener for me,” said Koraca, who now is an executive coach and

career strategist. “I made sure that didn’t happen again.”


Unfortunately, Koraca’s story is not unique. A recent GOBankingRates study found that there is

a gender wage gap in every state and the District of Columbia. Even in the same occupations,

women tend to earn less than their male counterparts, the study found.


However, women don’t have to resign themselves to making less than men. As Koraca and

other career experts have found, there are ways to close the gender wage gap. Keep reading to

find out how.

      Read the full article here.

Article featured on Yahoo Finance.

Have a workhorse or two on staff whose last vacation was around the time Myspace was popular? As an

employer, it might be tempting to relish employees who rarely ask for days off. How could workers opting to

forgo what they’re entitled to and essentially providing free labor be bad?

Such reasoning, however, ignores the larger picture. People need time away from work to recharge. Without

it, productivity and creativity can suffer, mental and physical problems can escalate, and burnout can take a

toll.

“A work culture that doesn’t promote and support paid time off can result in workers who don’t take regular

breaks, which can lead to more stress and anxiety,” says executive coach and career strategist Elizabeth

Koraca
. “Unhappy or negative employees with low job satisfaction can lead to higher turnover, and that can

cost businesses big bucks.”

Read the full article here.

 

June 2018

“Strong boundaries tell people you expect to be treated with respect,” said executive coach and career

strategist Elizabeth Koraca. “Weak boundaries can leave you vulnerable and open to being taken advantage of.”


A big part of setting boundaries is how you manage your time, as well as whether or not to accept new projects.

While you may be a superstar at your work, taking on too much can hurt your career.

      Read the full article here.

Since recruiting is expensive and new hires don’t always work out, engaging existing staff is the most efficient use of

the leadership team’s time.


“The happier and more engaged an employee is at work, the more likely they are to stay in their job and deliver what

is expected of them,” said executive coach and career strategist Elizabeth Koraca. “When managers work with their

employees on engagement levels, there is less chance of employee turnover, which can cost business big bucks.”

       Read the full article here.

 

March 2018 February, 2018

You work hard but you're not getting ahead in your job. You're not making as much as you feel like

you deserve. Or maybe you just feel stuck. Does this sound like you? If so, you're likely wondering

what's going to help you achieve the career and financial success you want.


The answer is goals. Yes, you need to set goals. "The benefits of setting goals is really to help yourself

achieve what you want to achieve," said Elizabeth Koraca, an executive coach and career strategist.

"You have to have clarity on what you want and a clear path how to get there."

Read the full article here

Article featured on NASDAQ, Yahoo Finance and MSN.

To boost your salary, ask for a raise. But make sure you know what you're asking for and why you

deserve it
, said executive coach and career strategist Elizabeth Koraca. Research what others in your

position are earning on websites such as Salary.com and Glassdoor.


"This will give you more insight on how much your experience and skills are worth and will give you

leverage when negotiating a raise," Koraca said. Then let your boss know what you've accomplished

by showing what goals you've achieved and presenting positive feedback from management,

coworkers, clients and customers, she said.

Read the full article here.

 
 

January 2018 June, 2016

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Self Confidence
By: Bei Aixinjueluo

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My experience as a Reuters TV anchor helped me build confidence over

the years. Reporting from the New York Stock Exchange, interviewing

the world's top CEOs and running the NY US/China TV news desk gave

me the experiences to grow me grow into an assertive leader . 

I used to have a real fear of public speaking. I put so much pressure on

myself to be perfect and not make mistakes, which undermined my

confidence. So once I made a shift in my thought process, that it

doesn't have to be Perfect and that my best effort is enough, this took

pressure off myself and I was able to perform consistently at a very

high level.  

Read the full article here

Executive coach and career strategist Elizabeth Koraca suggests sending reference letters and testimonials. “This

adds additional credibility and will show that your interview performance was not the norm and not how you usually

perform.”


And if you strongly feel circumstances were such that a “do over” would make a world of difference (such as you had

the flu and were groggy), consider explaining what happened.


“Ask for a second chance and follow-up call so you can clarify your answers,” Koraca says. “Reiterate your excitement

for the job and why you are the perfect fit. Remember, you don’t get what you don’t ask for, so ask for what you

want. You have nothing to lose at this point.”

Read the full article here