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Dream Big – What’s Stopping You?

Just for a moment, I invite you to put a blindfold over your practical side.  What happens when you allow yourself to dream big with regard to your career goals?  Some of the most successful companies began as somebody’s day dream or “ah ha moment.” Why is this important?  Well, because it taps in to your passion and passion equals momentum.  Passion…

In The Spirit of Gratitude

It’s Thanksgiving! ‘Tis the season for gratitude. Of course, feeling thankful shouldn’t be an annual occurrence – daily is optimal. But, there is something about this time of year when the expressions of gratitude are most abundant that is especially heart warming.  No matter what you celebrate, how you celebrate, or if you celebrate, it just feels good to pause and reflect on…

Getting Un-Stuck: “Fear of Being Found Out”

This is for the job seeker who has an aspect of their life they may have wanted to keep separate from the career path they are currently pursuing.  I think there is a misconception that potential employers want their ideal candidates to live, eat & breathe everything about the position without any glimpse of non-related skills or interests.  Allow me to use…

The Five Things Missing from Your Job Search

The Five Things Missing From Your Job Search Based on feedback from clients across the globe, we have identified these common barriers, challenges or mistakes in the search process. 1.Old-school resume 2.Out-of-date Job Search Methods 3. Networking Confusion 4. Skills Gap 5. Your Mindset 1. Old-school resume A number of people are relying on outdated resume norms such as objectives and templates. …

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.