Attitude Strategies – because “Attitude is everything!”

Staying upbeat and positive during your job search or a career change can be extremely challenging. Doubts can creep in at every turn. It all seems like a series of rejections and actions without results. Yesterday, my friend and fellow career expert, Regina Moser observed that her clients who have a positive attitude, a “it’s going to happen no matter what” belief, seem to be doing much better in this employer’s job market…

The Value of Seizing the Moment

Carol Gibson was just trying to get back home to Austin after the Christmas holidays. Hanging out during a layover at the airport, she wasn’t focused on trying to find a job, but, somehow, a job found her. Here’s her story. It involves crazy weather, Twitter, the media, an inspired moment and serendipity…

“The Quest for Life’s Work Affirmations”

Recently picked up the latest revised edition of one of my favorite career books of all time, Zen and the Art of Making a Living by Laurence Boldt. Boldt offers what he calls “The Quest for Life’s Work Affirmations,” which is a list of affirming statementss that are meant to inspire you to keep working toward your goal of obtaining the work you love… the work you’re called to do. So, if you haven’t yet had your Recommended Daily Allowance of affirmations today, here you go!…

3 Attitudes You’ll Need to Survive the Adventure

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1. Be courageous… Christopher Robin to Pooh: “Promise me you’ll always remember: You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” –A. A. Milne | “Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising which tempt you to believe that your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires courage.” –Ralph Waldo Emerson…

Attitude, Passion, Selling It & Acing The Interview

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This week I spoke to a gentleman on the west coast who told me that at the age of 51 and having struggling with health issues for the last year, he’s ready to just get a job – forget what he’s passionate about. Mmmm…. Well, if you’re familiar with my take on things, you know I didn’t let that pass. I told him about a…

You’ve lost your job, now what?

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A client I’m working with has been notified that his position has been eliminated. He’s still on the payroll as he transitions his responsibilities to various parties at the company. He asked me a very good question this week about something I’ve never addressed here on the Daily Career Blog. I want to share his question and my response. Feel free to chime in with any additional insights you have or resources you know about so we can pass them along. The question: What questions should I be asking human resources, and what else do you suggest I do before my separation…

Ready Yourself for Your Job Search – Get Clear of the Baggage

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In the READY module of the Job Search Boot Camp we not only teach about getting your resume ready, we teach about getting YOU ready for your job search. There are 3 parts to this process of readying yourself. Part I is “Get Clear of the Baggage.” Why do you want to get clear of the baggage? After all, if you have a good resume and your skills are in demand, you should be able to get what you want pretty easily. Not necessarily – not if you are carrying around worry, anger or any sort of baggage about your current or past career situation. Studies show…

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