How to Network Every Single Day (without going to any events!)

How to Network Every Single Day (without going to any events!)

Networking can be extremely awkward, uncomfortable and inauthentic - all feelings that most of us want to avoid at all costs.

But what if I told you that you didn’t need to go to networking events? What if you could make all the moves right from the comfort of your own laptop or smart phone? If that interests you, keep reading.

It's not the size that counts.

Let’s get one thing clear. It’s not about how many people are in your network of peers and colleagues. It’s not about the number of LinkedIn Contacts you have or the number of business cards you've collected or given out.

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Why You Should Never Stop Job Searching (especially when you're happily employed)

Why You Should Never Stop Job Searching (especially when you're happily employed)

You know exactly how the cycle goes: You look for a job when you’re unhappy at work. Then, when you find a new job, you stop looking until you’re unhappy again. And we all know how miserable that ‘actively searching’ phase can be!

Although you might think this is normal, since it's the way it's always been, there IS a way to break the cycle.

The trick is to never (ever) stop looking for the next step in your career.

Job searching looks very different when you're actually happy in a job that you have. This is the BEST time to start thinking about your next career move. 

How does this status (employed and happy) benefit you in your career development?

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This One Email has the Power to Get You Hired!

This One Email has the Power to Get You Hired!

Do you ever feel like you submit your resume to dead space on the other end of the computer? Do you ever wonder if anyone even opened your file? Well, let me tell you the sad truth.

You will never know. And sometimes they actually won't.

The reality of our world is this:

  1. People are busy
  2. People want things to come easy

So what does that mean for you as a job applicant?

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Is Your Negativity Hurting Your Career?

Is Your Negativity Hurting Your Career?

Our negative words or bad attitude can have an unconscious but lasting effect on ourselves and on the people around us. Of course, we all have negative thoughts from time to time, but when we dwell on these thoughts or make them part of our story and our day-to-day conversations, we give that negativity way too much power.

Here are three questions to ask yourself to see if you're being too negative without realizing it:

  • When something bad happens, do you spend time replaying every detail in your mind and complaining about it to anyone that will listen?
  • When someone compliments you, do you immediately discount or dismiss it?
  • When you approach someone with a new idea or suggestion, do you first try to lower their expectations?

If this sounds like you, it's time for a change. The truth is that negative thoughts lead to negative words, and negative words lead to negative behaviors. And I’m sure you can guess what type of results all of this negativity will get you...

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How to Stand Out in the Job Market (by looking inwards!)

How to Stand Out in the Job Market (by looking inwards!)

Have you ever taken the time to figure out what it means to be authentically you? Do you ever feel like you weren’t true to yourself in a given situation? Have you ever questioned the importance of this?

I started wondering about this for the first time many years ago, and it all started around one of my many job transitions. I wanted to find another job, but I had no idea where to start. I would open job ads to see if I fit the bill, and I never did. 

I didn't realize during that time that the reason I felt such a lack of fit wasn't because I had nothing to offer to the world, but rather because it was a TRUE lack of fit. If I shutter when I read the job ad, god forbid I actually got the job! 

Luckily, it didn't take me long to start paying attention to things I was drawn to and the things that really turned me off. Through this, I refined my understanding of myself

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