Have you ever thought about a career growth goal? Does your answer describe an improvement or same as where you have been in the past five years?
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I made a mistake that most of us do when we start a new career. I had no plan for personal and career growth. Unfortunately, that act came to haunt me later in my career.
Sometimes, we postpone a small task to give room for a bigger one. Does this action help us?
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How do you get anything done? People often ask me this question when I tell them I am a full-time employee, a husband, and a father to five kids. Oh wait, did I mention coaching the kids’ soccer teams?
Our success depends on our daily habits. Before we start succeeding, we must explore our habits and change the ones that don’t serve us.
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My father used to tell me that lazy people are lazy because they have mastered the habits of laziness. They have the ability to find excuses to use for doing nothing.
On the other hand, busy people are busy because they have mastered the habits of being busy. They will find something to make them active all the time. Lazy or busy, they both have their consequences.
You worked hard to get your dream job, now what? A good number of employees will settle in with the dream career and even start under performing.
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When I started my first career, I was overwhelmed by the amount of work I had to do. Coming from a job where the team leader gave me the work of the day; I was now in a position of choosing my work of the day. I had to learn the discipline of planning my day when I start my shift.
A significant number of people have the hope of landing a dream job right after college. Unfortunately, only a few may succeed in this matter. Start with an entry level job that will prepare you.
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For some people, it takes a long time to even decide on what their dream job may be. Do not be disappointed if you don’t land your dream job right away. Instead, start somewhere and build yourself to reach the job.
When I was growing up, my dream was to become a pilot. That dream faded away after some few years. Nothing is wrong with dreaming; you may have many of them before you settle with one.
Going above and beyond is a choice! At any rate, it requires learning, self-determination, and an open-mind.
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You graduated college and landed your dream career, now what? When I landed my first job in 2007, I thought it would be easy to move up. After three years, I discovered that it needed more than having a first job.
Be that as it may, I applied for open positions within the company, but was not hired. I continued submitting applications for existing posts but got rejected multiple times. After a rejection in 2012, I asked the interviewer for the reason she did not hire me.
A good number of companies are trying to create productive work environments. They also strive to do more work with fewer people.
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In fact, employees that feel valued by their managers tend to do more. The question I have for you today is, “How can you make your employees feel they are valued?”
You’ve graduated from college, now what! I thought it was easy to land a dream career; did not realize it required efforts to connect with employers.
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Landing a dream job needs more than graduating college. Unless you are Bill Gates’ son, do not expect to become Microsoft’s Global Sales Manager after graduation. If that happens, you might be the luckiest person on the planet.
A good number of people think that they are secured, and it won’t happen to them. The truth is that anyone can lose a job because of numerous reasons.
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You may make a mistake that your employer may not forgive you for making it. They may be down-sizing. There are many reasons why you could lose your job. Are you prepared for when it happens?
Most of us are not prepared for that day. I was in the same bucket until I read Do Over, a book written by Jon Acuff. This book gave me the directions to take control in case this situation happens to me.
The book introduced me to what Jon calls the “Career Savings Account (CSA)”. What is Career Savings Account? Here is the equation (CSA = Relationship + Skills + Character + Hustle).
Aren’t you sure what to include on your resume? You are not alone. A good number of people drop dry when developing a resume.
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Did I think that having bullet points on a resume was the best thing? Yes, it took me some time to realize that a resume should reflect my brand and tell my career story.
Write your career story to catch an employer’s attention. People in a position to hire go through tons of resumes. Therefore, craft your resume to seize the heart of a possible employer.