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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 list of expectations or goals and a renewed motivation.  But it cf_happy_new_year_2014_v03amay also come with some anxieties about how to achieve these goals and maintain motivation over time.  Yesterday I learned that the first Monday of  the year is called “Blue Monday,”  now it’s almost one week since the beginning of the year and maybe you haven’t gotten around to addressing your goals, or maybe you are returning to a job that is really making you unhappy.  It is clear that this is a high-pressure time for a lot of us.  New year anxieties stem from trying to live up to the ideals we set for ourselves with resolutions and goals and then reality sets in. You may wonder how you can possibly achieve it all.

It is human nature to want to shed the self-defeating habits and actualize our goals in a new year but when confronted with the fact that we are the same people with the same resources and barriers, this can be difficult without help, specifically when it comes to your job search.  Well, that’s where we come in. Our Careerfolk team has been busy cooking up a couple of new programs for the new year and we are very excited about launching our first group- the Job Search Accountability Club.

Fact: There is an “84% success rate when job-search techniques are conducted in groups, compared with a 15% lower rate when the same techniques are followed individually.   Richard Nelson Bolles, author “What Color is Your Parachute?”

This statistic demonstrates the power of being accountable to a group for achieving a desired outcome.  If the desired outcome is a new job, our bi-monthly job search accountability group is a cost-effective user driven program that takes away the solitary aspect of the search and puts a bit of fun in the process.  This group is for you if you’re looking to re-invigorate your search efforts, gain clarity about what you are looking for, and uncover where you are stuck.  By transforming the solitary into the social, both the process and its’ results will unburden you of any “holding patterns” preventing you from achieving success.

If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten.” Tony Robbins

We’re so excited to let you know about this group that, truthfully, that we are still finalizing all the details.  This group will begin in the coming weeks and will meet virtually twice a month to help you achieve your goals. It’s going to be straight forward, live, job search discussion, Q & A and support! Email us at info@careerfolk.com if you want to learn more or reserve a spot. Space will be limited.

We want to help you scale mountains  {in your career search} this year. We hope you’ll join us!

Here’s to your success in 2014.

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