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Be a Job Search Rebel

Be a Job Search Rebel So, you’re in the market for a new job, eh? Chances are you have a list going through your mind about the do’s and don’ts of how to land that new opportunity. Perhaps it’s not a list you’re even conscious of but you may be acting in a bubble of what used to work and no longer…

Out of Love with Your Job? 5 Tips for You.

Valentine’s Day has come and gone but finding the right mate is not the only search that strikes at your heart. Let’s face it, the reality of finding that one career that ignites your passion on a daily basis may be an overly idealistic view.  Sure, it’s possible, but as the term “misemployment” gains traction, we see so many people in jobs…

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…

So it’s Thanksgiving. What do you have to be thankful for?

“So it’s Thanksgiving.  What do I have to be thankful for?  Lost my job, my income, and even my self confidence is slowly slipping away.  I just can’t feel gratitude for what is a disaster in my life.” Sounds familiar?  Perhaps even expressed by you? Seems like platitudes abound at this time of year and you are just not buying any of…