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This is a truly unique time and an adjustment for all of us. It certainly makes me grateful for a lot of things I take for granted. When it comes to work, I’m especially grateful for the tech that keeps me connected to our clients. My phone, email, video conferencing apps and wifi — all make it possible to communicate, collaborate and prep.
Malcolm’s fast track to a dream job Senior Program Manager JULIE CHASE | MARCH 9, 2020 Over a year ago, Malcolm joined our program to find a job where he could grow his career. He built a robust career in and around Microsoft — leading the development of products and...
Did you make resolutions or set goals for 2020? Was one of them to get a new job? If so, you’re not alone. According to a recent survey by CareerBuilder, more than 30% of employees plan to change jobs this year.
Do you remember when you first started your job? You were probably excited and a bit nervous — wondering if you could even do the job. It probably feels like a lifetime ago. And you’ve not only learned how to do the job, but also mastered it.
I’m reading “Give and Take” by Adam Grant — I’m only 20% into it, but am already loving it. The premise is that we’re takers, matchers or givers and what that means in terms of building a successful career. It turns the idea of “nice guys finish last” upside down. Adam pioneered research on leaders across a wide range of research that shows extraordinary results from givers.
Ten years ago, Carrie was in a group online chat hosted by the Vice President of a Fortune 50 tech company. The VP asked her 200+ colleagues, “If you could do anything you want, what would it be?” While most of her colleagues focused on a new process or program within the department, Carrie wrote that “I would work in the gaming division and create educational games that help accelerate learning for children with special needs.” The VP immediately engaged with Carrie and encouraged her to follow her dreams.
“Most people overestimate what they can do in one year and underestimate what they can do in ten years.” — Bill Gates
I just attended a Full Moon Blessing event — which did not involve any levitation or sacrifices : ) — but rather focused on closing out the decade and setting intentions for the experiences we’d like to have in the next decade: 2020 – 2030.
One of the most common questions we get is how long will it take to land a dream job. It’s a difficult one to answer because our clients typically fall into one of two paths when it comes to their job search journey: the relatively linear one and the one filled with twists and turns. I recently took stock of our clients from the first group and noticed commonalities that contributed to their speedy success.
One of my childhood heros was Laura Ingalls Wilder. She’s the author of the series “Little House on the Prairie.” I read all her books and watched all the TV shows — multiple times. I was in awe of the adventures and tragedies of a young girl growing up in the Wild West. She inspired me to write — starting my first journal when I was six.
After reviewing thousands and writing hundreds of resumes, I’ve come to this profound conclusion: it’s freakin hard to create a good resume. While I don’t believe the resume is the most important piece to a job search, it is often the asset that makes the first impression. So it’s critical to have one that captures and highlights your key responsibilities, accomplishments, strengths and skills.
I’m thrilled to announce the release of The Dream Job Catcher Course!
Until now, our course has only been available to clients in our coaching program. Based on their feedback on how essential the course has been to their job search AND the hundreds of requests we’ve received—we decided to share it with the world.
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