How To Achieve Your Career Goals

Achieve Your Career GoalsThe best career advice that anyone can ever offer you is to suggest that you go for your deepest, most inspiring DREAM of the pinnacle of career success.

Your best career guide is WITHIN YOU.

Before you can find the job satisfaction and success that you deeply, deeply want to experience in the world, you need to find your calling it in your heart and mind first.

Your TRUE Calling is whatever you would most deeply, truly and totally desire it to be!

You are MEANT to follow a path of expanding fulfillment in life.

The first step to receiving the career help you need is to give yourself time to work ON your life, not just IN your life.

This means taking time out of your busy day, preferably at the close or start of the day, to imagine what your most fulfilling career, your most meaningful (to you) career path target might be.

One key to knowing what you want to do for a living is knowing what you LOVE doing.

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Top Ten Tips For Success In Jobs

Success In JobsThis is a guided discovery approach to understanding if you are ready to take on the job, the next challenge of any kind and how likely are you to succeed? I have condensed the 10 tips to 7 tips or questions.

Make your self a workbook for the following exercise.

How do you know you are ready for the next job, the next step? I developed a number of questions for you to answer on paper and in private. The questions are choosen to help you discover whether you are ready for the next challenge. What might happen based on your past? The premise is that motivation, dedication, action— as defined as putting something you have learned into action—, and general abilility to learn are the attributes most needed for future success. Here are the questions and below are my answers based on my own life and reflection. My honest answers, which I would not necessarily want anyone else to know, show a pattern of resilience, taking of risk, and past accomplishment that bode well for the future. These are the general questions to ask yourself:


Preparing For Your Future Career

Preparing For Your Future CareerPreparing for a new career is a time-consuming and difficult process, especially if you are searching for a job. You must create and continually update your resume, write cover letters, and complete applications. Your days are regularly filled with phone calls and, hopefully, interviews. Throw into the mix finding time for family and even some recreation, and there just isn’t enough time in the day. However, I want to add one more thing to your job search process: continued learning. You must strive to continuously better yourself by continuing to learn. Before you stop reading, let me assure you that I am not necessarily speaking of formal education which costs money you don’t have. All the same, continued learning is vital to your progress and success in the job search.

Become a Better Reader

Formal education is not the only way to learn. There are endless numbers of books available on virtually any topic you could think of. Find a couple of well-respected books related to your industry and read them. Dig into books on time-management or leadership development. Even pick up a good


Graduate Advice, The New World Of Work

As many graduates have discovered, having a degree is no guarantee that you will land your ideal job, or get a place on one of the dwindling number of graduate training schemes. In fact in the current economic climate many graduates are underemployed ie they have had to take a job for which no degree is required. This can be heartbreaking if you’ve spent 3 or 4 years studying and investing in your future. However, the world of work has undergone huge changes and there is now a new world of work. It’s important you manage your expectations and fully understand what actions you need to take to ensure your long-term career success.

Be realistic

In days gone past graduates joined organisations offering their loyalty and skill and in return received a secure and stable job. This type of psychological contract between employers and employees rarely exists anymore. The world of work has changed substantially and there are no longer ‘jobs for life’ as there was in the past.

In addition the current economic situation means that organisations are often stream lining or looking to make efficiencies which may mean recruiting people on short term


Is Your Online Business Your Career?

The current economy has plenty of individuals looking for ways to bring home additional monthly income. Most people who have been in the workforce for many years and find themselves unemployed or between jobs want to find options.

The virtual world opens up a new avenue for those willing to take a chance on becoming an entrepreneur. Starting your own business may be the answer to your financial success.

Finding a new job may not be as easy as years past and now you are faced with looking at having your own online business.

The hard part is going to be changing your mental attitude. Basically being your own boss is not the same as working for someone else.

To succeed online you have to become a leader, teacher and a guide to others. This is possible by having some clear ideas of what type of business you will want to start.

It can get tricky for a new person who is just getting started online. Simply because there are products, programs and membership sites ready to take you in and help you for a price.

Your education and learning curve could


I Hate My Job, What Can I Do?

Have you ever said, “I hate my job, what can I do?” With this brutal economy, finding a new job is tough when each open position may have 5 or more applicants (sometimes much more). If you are working right now, be thankful for having employment. However, some jobs are so stressful that it makes it nearly impossible to get out of bed in the morning (or night depending on your shift). Some jobs may have negative health effects due to high stress or a negative work environment.

What options are out there? The first obvious is to find a new job. That is not exactly easy right now, but not totally impossible. The good thing is that if you have a job, you can be a little picky while trying to find a new one. The first step is to get a resume in order. Here are some quick tips on putting together a good resume:

* Write a summary of your skills and unique abilities just under your contact information. Include any specialized training you have. Putting this towards the top of your resume will help grab the attention of the recruiter, for they


An Advice From Steve Jobs, Should You Choose A Job You Love Or Not?

Since his death, October 5, Steve Jobs has been the subject of many comments and articles in the press. This exceptional person has left a deep impression on the world of computers, as well as on the animated films, music and telecommunications.

His speech to new graduates of Stanford University in 2005 has been frequently cited. After a review of his career, Jobs ends with this advice:

“The work will occupy much of your life and the only way to be happy is to believe you are doing a great job. But in order to excel at your work, you must first love it.

If you have not yet found a job you love, keep looking. Do not compromise. Your heart will know when you have found it. As with all of your loves, your enjoyment of your work will increase year by year. So keep looking until you find that work.

Don’t just stick to any other.” There is no doubt that Steve Jobs has followed his own advice. His career is proof of his immense love of his job. But is this an advice that anyone can follow with the same success?


An Eye-catching Curriculum Vitae

To sell through a Curriculum Vitae, you must catch the attention of the employer. Here are some tips to revamp it.

The first rule to capture the attention of the recruiter is to provide a CV that meets the desired position. During the 30 to 60 seconds he accords to the first reading of your CV, the recruiter must find the match between your skills and the profile they seek. The information which confirm him should no more or less to jump to his eyes.

Your CV must demonstrate clearly and quickly that you have the skills and qualities required by highlighting relevant information. To do this, here is some advice.

Divide your CV into sections and make sure they contain the right information to enable the employer to navigate quickly. Try to avoid the “Miscellaneous” section in favor of a section for “Language skill” to report knowledge of a second or third language, and one under “Computer Skills” to list the programs you use (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)

  • Ideally begin your CV under “Career Objective” in which you describe to the employer who you are and the type of work you want. Expose

The Winning Attitude To Be Hired

In an interview, know how to demonstrate to the employer a winning attitude. To get a job, it’s not just the skills and experience that count. The attitude too!

Speak confidently When replying to questions, speak slowly. Take time to choose your words and breathe between sentences. Some candidates tend to respond very quickly, probably out of nervousness. Articulate clearly and speak confidently.

Listen carefully Who said exchange, said speech, but also listening. In an interview, you must listen very carefully to what you are asked. There are people who keep talking. They talk so much that they forget to listen to the questions until the end. They then do errors of interpretation and provide inappropriate responses. Reply to half of the questions is one of the causes of failure in an interview. It is therefore essential to listen.

React well to silence The situation probably the most uncomfortable is when the interviewer appears to deliberately keep the silence after the candidate has finished answering a question. To break the silence, some candidates will begin to “talk for talking.” This measure is very dangerous, you may deliver information that had not originally been intended to


Business Ideas With No Startup Costs

I will talk about some successful, tried, and free kinds of jobs to start with.

1. Direct sales representative:

Subscribe in companies that offer product discounts for their members like Avon. You can sell to friends, family, and neighbors.

Offer prospective clients discounts less than given by company to you. For example: if the company offers 25% discount, you sell the product with 10% discount to attract customers.

Also, refer friends to join the company and each time they sell something or refer other people, you get paid.

This kind of job requires nothing but relationships.

2. Start a blog:

Easy free way to get some money. Use one of the free blogging service providers available online like Blogger or Blogger to create a blog about a hobby or something you like, let’s say cooking.

Post entries everyday so that search engines recognizes your blog and give it a high rank which will attract more traffic and get you more money eventually.

But how this money will be made?

You join affiliate programs for niches related to your blog like cookware if your blog was about cooking. So,


How Do You See Yourself?, A Guide On Being Positive

You are a prophet in your own way. The way you see yourself has a big impact on how you will be later.

Imagine a speaker who, minutes before his entrance on stage, is told by his client not to worry if the message is not well received because people are forced to be present and that his conference on changes is seen as a prelude to an announcement of a broad restructuring plan. How would you feel if it was you?

It is likely that you would be uncomfortable. You  would simply cut your short introduction and you would hurry to finish a speech that nobody wants. By doing so, you become what people expect from you. An intruder that nobody wants. You become what you felt like being.

And this is what you need to learn from this scenario. You see yourself as an obese person? You will tend to fill you and to validate this perception. Normal: You eat according to what you perceive yourself.

You tend to reduce your jurisdiction. You will tend to reject orders that exceed your perceived skills and by doing so, you will never achieve the


How To Find The Work You Love

Are you somebody who despises your job, looks forward to getting off at the end of the day, and dreads waking up on Monday morning? I was one of these people and I pursued several different things attempting to find what I love. I jumped from one new job to the next trying out things on my own and failing. I’m going to tell you about people and ideas that are helping me find the work I love.

Why can’t I find the career I was made for?

Have you found yourself asking this question before? Don’t worry, you are not alone. According to an article by MSNBC, fewer than half of Americans are satisfied with their jobs. Also, less than 39 percent of workers under the age of 25 approve of their career. This number does improve as we look at older age groups, which means it is taking people a lot longer to find the work they dream of.

Why is it so hard to figure out what I want to do?

When I started branching out and searching for the kind of job I wanted to do for the rest of


Recovering From Losing A Job

Trying to recover from losing a job can seem one of the most challenging things in the world. It’s not just the humiliation of losing your job, but adapting to any sudden changes in lifestyle and everything that seems familiar. If you’ve been in the position of losing a job, it’s important that you do everything you can to make sure that you recover quickly and find another one.

1. Avoid negative thoughts about your previous company. Whatever the reasons why you lost your job not thinking negatively can be quite a challenge. However, the last thing you need to do is waste time and energy on feeling bitter. If you want to recover quickly from losing a job you have to make it a priority to banish negative thoughts.

2. Don’t self sabotage. If you have any negative thoughts about yourself due to your experiences in losing a job, then you need to forget them. No one pretends that it’s easy, but negative thoughts are corrosive and eat away at your self-esteem. You have to banish them and do everything you can to move on.

3. Focus on your strengths. Losing a job doesn’t


From School To Work, Succeeding In The World Of Work

The job market as everyone knows is a highly competitive one. Some people are lucky enough to leave school or graduate university and fall into their ideal job, but for many that’s not the case. Finding your ideal job and succeeding in the world of work has undoubtedly got harder and will get harder still in the future. Whether you’re moving from school to work or university to work there are some lessons that you should take with you.

I freely admit that I took inspiration for this article from Bill Gates who gave a speech about 11 rules that school kids are not taught. Like him or loathe him, no one could deny that the man knows one or two things about succeeding in the world of work.

Because I’m a different type of person from Bill Gates I baulk at the world rules because having always been a bit of a rebel, I get the childish urge to break them. However, you can think of them as you like – rules, suggestions, tips or advice and incorporate them into your thinking or ignore them. I believe each point is key to succeeding in the


Investment Banking Graduate Opportunity

As one of the most desirable routes for graduates the competition is tough, but lets face it graduate jobs are scarce all round so don’t let this be a deterant. No matter which industry or what job you apply for ultimately the application and interview process will be tough and you will need to perfect your performance to secure that dream position.

For those who secure that all important graduate appointment it’s sure to be the start of an exciting whirlwind. Most of the “big” employers enrol their new starts on a rigorous induction program, often with various checkpoints scheduled along the way i.e. professional exam attainment. Performance throughout the induction is important and often dictates the department in which the candiate will be placed.

Most programs accept applications from August onwards and close the gates just before christmas. If you’ve missed these dates some of the lesser known companies do vary slightly. I would suggest that you apply to a variety of employers even if you are not constrained by the application timeline, it could serve you well as a back-up plan if those treasured 4 or 5 applications you planned to make to the


The Transferable Skills Employers Look For

One of the most important aspects of job hunting for all job-seekers is to demonstrate that you understand and have the transferable skills employers look for. They’re especially important for new graduates (unless you studied as a mature student) as you generally have a limited work record. Therefore employers look to appoint people with potential rather than current knowledge. That’s not to say if you’re applying for a job that requires specific technical or scientific skills that the employers aren’t interested in those. They are. However, if you want to be the successful candidate, what will differentiate you from everyone else, is an ability to demonstrate that you’re motivated, possess the right interpersonal skills and have the transferable skills employers look for, which will make you an asset to the organisation.

As well as being able to demonstrate that you have transferable skills and motivation employers also want to know that you will fit into the organisation and share their vision and ethos. This is why it’s so important that you do your research. There is no point applying to an organisation if you don’t share their values. You also need to research some information about their


Why Working Abroad Is A Smart Career Move

More and more people are considering migrating to other countries and working there as a smart career move. It could be one of the best decisions you’ll ever have to make that you haven’t even considered before. Getting fired from your job is never an issue when you are working abroad because you are given another chance to start fresh and become the person that you really want to be.

There are several reasons why working abroad is a great career option especially after graduation:

1. You will learn to adapt –we are all different in so many ways, our values, principles, mannerism and the things we like to do. It is the same in every country; people in one country can be identified by traditions, cultures, beliefs, mannerisms, favorite sports, such as England is into soccer as America is into basketball. Being able to adapt to different people and environment makes you get along well with people and understand their differences, and mind you, it is an important skill to develop.

2. Better chance for Career advancement – identifying the countries that need your expertise the most can help you land your dream position


The Power Of Networking

Beginning the career search process is very intimidating and causes much anxiety. Where do I begin? What companies should I investigate? How do I write a resume? What should I put in a cover letter? What do I want to do? How do I decide what career field best fits my skills and background? These are just some of the questions that enter the mind of the job searcher. As one currently in the job market, I want to share the most helpful advice I was given during my search. The best use of your time in the job search is to network with everyone you come in contact with!

Everyone you know should be aware of your situation. Inform your family and friends about your situation, why you are looking for employment, and what you are looking for. Be sure they know your background and skills. Reach out well beyond your family and friends. If you regularly attend church, share your need with your Sunday School class, Bible study, or even those you share a pew with. Let your employment need come up in conversations with other parents at your child’s school. Reach out to former


Job Finding Tips, Jobs For Older Workers

Finding a job is always a challenge but in the current economic climate, with on average 50 applicants for every post, it’s a real fight out there. In a world that often seems obsessed by youth it can feel even more daunting for some older workers.

A recent study by researchers from the University of Mannheim in Germany has said that older staff are more productive than their younger colleagues. However, studies like this don’t alleviate the feelings and experience of many mature job seekers who believe that there are less jobs for older people and that many companies will ignore the experience and knowledge of older workers and prefer to employ younger people.

So are there jobs for older people? Of course there are. There are some companies like B & Q the DIY (Do it Yourself) chain in the UK, which have particularly championed jobs for older people, but mature job seekers don’t want to be defined by their age or tied to applying to particular companies. However, some mature job seekers think that the only reason why they’re not being appointed to a job is down to their age rather than anything they


On A Search For A Career? Great Opportunity Here

Are you on a search for a career?

When the time comes to search for a career, although there are many different fields to choose from, which one to pick?

I found myself on a search for a career. I thought that maybe there might be something I could do to make money and so I googled it. In my search for a career I found a few things that didn’t really interest me. And then it happened. I found a Wealthy Affiliate website.

Wealthy Affiliate stands for The Wealthy Affiliate University. It’s an online training center about affiliate marketing.

Affiliate marketing is basically selling products on the internet. When someone makes a search on google to purchase something, that person gets directed to a website that has that product. Then the customer makes the purchase. As an affiliate marketer, you set up websites and furnish them with products so that people can purchase from your website. There are thousands of companies that offer what is called affiliate programs which are basically products that you can sell in your website by which you can get a commission.

After you build a website, you