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Top 10 Reasons to Join the Accountability Club

Our Job Search Accountability Club kicks off on Tuesday February 4th at 8PM.  If you’re wondering why it might be right for you, keep on reading!   The bi-weekly virtual meetings are just the zap of motivation that people need to be held accountable to their search and move past any barriers.  Farewell to complacency in the job search.  For more info…

The Art of Accountability

In recent years some of us may, at times, scratch our heads and wonder what happened to accountability. Why is it so difficult an attribute for people to maintain? We have seen this decline in the media, in changing standards for food labeling and it’s certainly no secret that corporate America has suffered in this area. On a more personal level, we’ve all had to commit to something in our lives. Hopefully, we have weathered some challenges along the way but kept our sense of accountability in tact. I realize it is easier said than done. For instance, in the midst of January – a month with a trail of broken New Year’s resolutions, it’s a good time to take a closer look at this subject. If it weren’t for the newly launched gym-pact.com, who knows where my exercise endeavors would be. It is absolutely possible to learn to become more accountable and, particularly, when it comes to a job search, the benefits of accountability are well worth the efforts so let’s explore.

For starters, what goes wrong when people set out to be accountable to themselves or to others? It starts with a strong foundation of realistic goal setting. This is one of the biggest traps that people fall in to. If they begin with a lofty unattainable idea of what they can realistically do, this leads to feeling personally defeated instead of motivated. If you’re a job changer, you should spend some time in the research phase of your goal planning. It would be great to know how many hours (either before work or after work) you can actually devote to a search without being overly exhausted.

It’s a New Year, Now What?

Well, here we are in the beginning of a brand new year. A cold one at that! In the northern hemisphere, we are experiencing the “Polar Vortex”, and if you are in Australia, you are experiencing quite the opposite. But enough about the weather 😉 we have other important issues to address. For many of us, a new year signifies a new…

The Hardest Step Is The First One….

Happy New Year! 2013 is finally here and we are all brimming with the anticipation of what it could bring, holding a fistful of resolutions that we are determined to fulfill — some might even be career-related. The stumbling block to achieving many a resolution is becoming overwhelmed with the size of the task or the degree of change needed to achieve…

4 Fears Job Seekers Must Get Over And Why

1. Fear of being your own boss: You have no choice but to face this fear head on.  Whether you like it or not, you are your own boss today. Due to the trend of shrinking job tenure, everyone needs to think about what their next step is going to be, on a regular and strategic basis. Long gone is the lifetime…

The Gift of Expressing Thanks:Creative Gift Idea #6

Even though we may often get caught up in our own needs and desires, most of us do genuinely try to help others.  But do we recognize when others have helped us?  And beyond that, do we even think to thank them?  Sometimes the help we receive, an insightful suggestion, a new idea, an encouragement, an opportunity to help another which results…