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The Guide to Being Bold at Work for the Fabulously Average

Fabulously AverageThe reality is most managers and employees are not subject matter experts, leaders in their field, self-appointed visionaries, innovators or game changers. Not everyone can be or even wants to be.

We need all kinds of people in the work force, including the fabulously average. These hard-working people go to work reliably, fix problems, anticipate needs to their clients and fellow co-workers, and receive positive performance reviews consistently.

These people are fabulous, yet average. How is the fabulously average professional supposed to be bold in the workplace? Here is how:Continue Reading…

How Having Life-Work Balance Can Help Advance Your Career

life-work balance can help advance careerMany people assume that companies couldn’t care less about life-work balance. On the contrary, many companies are now trying to make sure their employees are healthy, happy, and balanced. As a result, they want to make sure that any new employees they take on (or anyone they promote) embody these same characteristics. The reality is only by being a balanced employee can you attract a truly balanced employer. (Note: We call it life-work balance, as we believe only by putting life first, can you start to have life-work balance.) Below you’ll find some reasons why companies want balanced employees as well as how life-work balance can help advance your career. These are all ideas you can implement at the office and at home.Continue Reading…

Took The Wrong Job?– How Do You Know & What Do You Do Now?

Took the Wrong JobDid you take the wrong job recently? Not sure how to know if you took the wrong job? I recently had a prospect start a new position a few months ago and feels now that he took the wrong job. It is such a bummer, since he said he was so excited to start. Yet over the past few months it is revealing itself that is it just not the right job for him and it is a bad fit between him and the company. In this market, I know some people would say, “Be grateful and stick it out.” But I do not necessarily believe that is the only course of action. How do you know you may have taken the wrong job and what could you do about it?Continue Reading…

Resources for a Well-Balanced Job Search

well balanced job search

I believe that a successful, well-balanced job search is more than successful strategies and tactical actions a job seeker can take to get closer to finding that right job. A successful job search offers well-balanced advice to address the mind, body, spirit and financial well-being of a person. A balanced job search prepares the job seeker to be in the right frame of mind and in good health to perform well throughout the entire job search process.

Here are suggested websites that enable a job seeker to take a balanced approach to their job search by shoring up on wellness, positive mindset, health, money, global business knowledge and efficient job search tactics action to help them be viewed as ‘in-demand’ by prospective employers.Continue Reading…

Inspiration from Zig Ziglar

 

Zig Ziglar Quote
Zig Ziglar Quote

“People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily.” — Zig Ziglar

This quote can be applied to so many aspects of one’s life: Professional, health, personal relationships, fitness and so on.  Earlier in my career, I would think that something was wrong with me that I could maintain energy levels and motivation all the time. I used to think I was a machine! I have come to learn that self-care is needed to recharge…Continue Reading…

Fiscal Cliff-Proof Your Career and Job Search: 15 Ways to Stay Above the Fray

Fiscal Cliff-Proof Your Job & Win!

 

You can win in this fiscal cliff economy! Whatever happens in Washington over the next few days (or months), the fact remains that the uncertainty posed by the fiscal cliff have many people worried about how it will affect their job and their career. The rumblings about how the fiscal cliff outcome can affect people at work is loud. Despite this growing concern, I believe you can triumph in this economic turmoil. How, you ask?

As a general rule, focus on what you can control and ignore what you can’t control to stay sane and win during this tumultuous economic time. Companies want to hire and keep productive, resilient and happy employees…so here are some things you can do to demonstrate this characteristic in you:Continue Reading…

Instant Motivation: Watch the 20 Most-Watched TED Talks

 

Are you looking for the best inspirational videos and quotes for motivation? I stumbled upon this list of the most watched TED talks and found the motivation and inspiration I drew from watching these videos was amazing. What a list! There is so much inspirational mojo to be found on this list. I hope you enjoy this list as much as I have. Here is the post and the page link to the original link:

The 20 most-watched TED Talks to date

TED is dedicated to ideas worth spreading. And that leaves many wondering exactly which ideas have been spread the most widely in the six years that TEDTalks videos have been available online. Here, a list of the 20 most-watched talks on all the platforms we track: TED.com, YouTube, iTunes, embed and download, Hulu and more.

From education to brain function to inspiring messages to techno-possibilities, this list represents quite a breadth of topics.Continue Reading…

3 Ways Having Gratitude Improves Your Job Search Results

I’m the type of person who needs to be shown why it pays to be grateful, happy and optimistic. Are you like that? I hated to admit it, but it is true—and yet I am still an optimist and I think most people would say so.  Why the change? I have learned the hard way over the years that my ability to find something that could go wrong with anything that crossed my desk, was in actuality, not an asset but a liability. Yes, being able to forecast numerous possible outcomes can enable a business to be prepared for various situations. But when it came to my personal and professional life, I was dragging myself down and paralyzing myself. Are you doing the same?Continue Reading…

4 Career Skills to Teach Your Children Now for Future Professional Success

4 Career Skills to Teach Your Children Now for Future Professional Success

Children LearningAs a Job Search Coach and Career Development professional, I often get asked by well meaning parents if there is anything they can do to best prepare their teens and young children for the job market.  Or what are the best career options to pursue.   The latter question is best left to labor analysts and economists who  forecast what the domestic and international markets will require to determine which skill set will be in high demand over the next decades.

So what can parents do to best prepare their children to succeed within a chosen career? As a career professional, former recruiter, hiring manager and as a current parent myself, here are my suggestions of what parents can do outside the education system to best prepare their kids based on the clients I have worked with and prospects I have interviewed over my 16 year career: Continue Reading…

Want to Know How To Look Good at Work? Try This Idea and Shine….


People want to feel good and look good at work—I am sure you are no exception. Being happy in your current job has to be paramount, since looking for a new job is not the right decision for everyone. If I can give you a suggestion to use that has a positive ROI that is both measurable and invaluable, that can provide positive corporate public relations and, in some cases, that can have new business ideas evolve by bringing together employees that don’t normally work together, you would want it, yes? Well, here you go….Continue Reading…