How to Continue Learning Without Draining Your Pocket

Connect with Likewise Professionals to Keep on Learning from Them.

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.

How to Create a Productive Work Environment

How Can You Help Your Employees Feel They are Valued?

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?”

How to Write a Brilliant Project Executive Summary

An Executive Summary is The backbone of a Project Plan

Sometimes we have good project plans but fall short in presenting them. A poor-developed Executive Summary often leads to a project denial.

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How can we present projects to make the stakeholders buy-in? The answer lies in a well-prepared project proposal. Even though a project proposal has many parts, I am going to draw my focus to the Executive Summary. Why? The Executive Summary is the backbone of a project plan.

Most Effective Ways to Connect With Employers

Landing a Dream Job Needs More Than Graduating a College.

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.

What Would You Do If You Lose Your Job Today?

What is in your Career Savings Account?

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).

How to Develop a Killer Resume

Write Your Career Story to Catch an Employer’s Attention

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.

How to Choose the Right Industry to Pursue

Know Your Career Goal Before You Embark on the Journey!

Choosing the right industry requires planning. Above all, we want to work for an industry we like. Sometimes it does not seem easy to find one.

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How do you know if an industry is a good fit for you? This question is a little complex. Before you embark on the journey, find an answer to the most difficult question first.

5 Ways to Improve Yourself to Start Winning

Visualize Your Achievements Even When They are Not a Reality Yet!

Do you frequently find yourself off track from completing your tasks? Have you ever failed to keep up winning with a daily routine?

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How many times have you setup a goal and end up quitting before you complete it? If so, this post is for you. It will give you strategies that may help you to start winning.

5 Things That Make Your Marriage Unsafe

Make Your Marriage Plans the Topic of Your Discussion

It is not an easy task to find that one person to spend the rest of life with, in a marriage. Once you get married, what could you do to keep the marriage safe?

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A study conducted by the Austin Institute for Family and Culture revealed that the number of divorced Americans had lingered between 40 and 50% since the 1970’s.

3 Most Effective Ways to Develop Yourself

Embrace the Habit of Learning!

Success does not magically happen; one must have an open mind and the willingness to develop and explore different ways of doing things. Undeniably, it requires self-determination and a thoughtful plan.

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Have you ever wondered why others are successful while you are not? Of course, each one of us has a dream of becoming successful. Unfortunately, we fail to recognize the effort it takes to become successful.