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CyberMonday Coaching Special & The December Gratitude Project

Thanksgiving has come and gone and I didn’t have a chance to thank everyone who has become a part of Careerfolk this past year. I want to say a special thank you to all my clients who have trusted me enough to share their personal stories, struggles and dreams.  I am truly blessed to be doing what I love, especially when it means making a difference in other peoples lives. While the economy is inching forward and showing signs of improvement, millions of Americans struggle with rebuilding their careers, or reinventing themselves entirely.

I would like to say THANK YOU by throwing a Coaching Special Offer into the CyberMonday craziness.  Instead of buying a gift that might end up in a closet, consider a gift that will last a lifetime. Whether for you, or someone you love, this investment will pay for itself. Many people do not realize the profound benefits career counseling and coaching can provide.  Career coaching is a gift to offers SELF-CONFIDENCE, CLARITY, HOPE, MEANING or PURPOSE.  Priceless! Absolutely! But there is a small investment to make it happen: Instead of $185 for my Power Hour session, it is available for  $160 this week (through December 3rd) and must be scheduled before January 31, 2011. In addition mention this Ad and get 10% of any package through December 31st. Claim your Power Hour Now or email donna @ careerfolk.com if you have any questions.

What is a Power Hour

In this session, we will laser-in on your specific question that relate to your job search or career transition? This coaching session could be helpful if you need help

  • Analyzing your online identity or get you set up on LinkedIn, Twitter or Visual CV
  • Reviewing your resume
  • Not winning in the interview? -Identifying how you can improve your interview skills.
  • Making a decision about future educational endeavors
  • Stuck with where to network, next, lets jumpstart your networking action plan with the social media power tools.
  • Where are you stuck?  Bring your challenge  and let me help you move forward.

Create A Mindset of Giving This Season – How to turn your Networking into a gift

It is indeed the season and stress abounds. While in the past, you wouldn’t have given it a second thought, many people find themselves managing a very tight budget, as one or even two household incomes have disappeared or shrunk. Going forward for the next month, I want to propose a different mindset of giving.  Last year many of my readers were intrigued that you could make a gift out of networking.  Networking remains one of the most important strategies for landing your next job, I want to remind everyone that they can create their own unique gift that could prove priceless to the right recipient.  Networking is about building relationships, meaningful conversation, asking questions and listening so why not use this December to practice the Gift of Networking.

Seems obvious, right, but one of the biggest mistakes people make is going in with the wrong mindset. Too many people still approach networking with a “what can I get out of this?” attitude.  Of course, having a clear set of goals of what you want to gain from your networking efforts is very important, but that should not be the only motive. A common assumption is thinking that you don’t have anything to give back, espeically if you are not working. This is not true at all and in fact if you go into any setting where you have the opportunity to connect with people, focusing on how you might be able to help someone else is what can really propel your networking efforts forward.

A mindset of giving is the foundation of truly successful networking. Developing your reputation as someone who is interested, helpful, and trustworthy will lead the way for others to willingly and generously want to help you in times of need. If this was not your understanding of networking, what better time to start?

Gratitude Project

Feeling very grateful for everything that I am blessed with, I was inspired to start my own Gratitude project.   We spend only one day saying thanks every November, yet there are in fact so many things to be grateful for, so the first part of my Gratitude project is to devote the next 30 days highlighting some of the phenomenal tools and strategies out in the universe that job seekers can be thankful for making their job search or career changes easier. I also want to remind job seekers that giving doesn’t have to cost anything. Just giving of yourself is of great value. Giving of yourself during the holiday season could also be the remedy you need to uplift your spirits, or lead to an opportunity that could expand your job prospects. How can you give of yourself this holiday season?

The second part of my  Gratitude Project involves a truly inspiring organization Charity: Water that is a powerful reminder of how lucky we are. I am going to donate 10% for every new full package booking I receive from now until December 31st. I would also encourage you to visit their website,www.charitywater.org if you want to see what is truly possible.

What are you thankful for in your job search? Please share your thoughts about what you are most grateful for while you seek your next career or job opportunity? I look forward to reading your comments, you never know what someone can learn from you.

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