Subject: Take Care of Yourself
This time of year can
cause us to put too much self-induced stress on ourselves. Too many
expectations. Too many plans. Too many assumptions. And never enough time.
Try to remember that you
only live with one person, and that’s you. So you need to take good care of you,
because if you don’t, you are probably not going to be good company for anyone
else. Make sure that you are gracious to yourself and take the time to do
something nice fro yourself every day.
Please keep in mind that
your life today is not a dress rehearsal, so listen to your heart and follow
your smile and in doing so you will probably be taking good care of
All my best and Happy
Holidays to each of you!
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Finding or creating a new, better fantastic job is not unlike
a play with actors, actresses, stage hands, producers and directors. Putting on
a successful play takes commitment to produce the best possible performance,
coupled with the wiliness to expend the time and energy to assure it will
Finding a new and rewarding employment opportunity really has
many similarities and you are the star, and hopefully, you have many positive,
encouraging and committed helpers assuring that you will have a winning
performance to an audience that wants to give you a welcome reception and rave
Stars takes their gifts and talents seriously, have a focused
plan, practice like crazy, knowing that each time they step on to the stage,
they will be performing to a new audience. Each time you extend yourself to
someone, you too, are in effect preforming. Are you really ready? Do you have a
plan achieve the desired outcome? Unfortunately, many job seekers really
Even seemingly small acts like making a phone call and really
knowing what you are going to say if you reach voicemail or an real person can
have less than desired outcomes if you are not fully prepared to perform. The
same surely goes for interviews. Networking to job interviews need to be
researched, planned and rehearsed if they are to be truly successful and given a
The more your “own” you staring role in the job search
process, taking your unique self seriously, listening to your heart and
following your smile your audiences will take you seriously with a standing
ovation and a enthusiastic bravo.
My best wishes to each of you in your staring performance.
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Don’t sit on the
Unfortunately, too many potential job changers
look at this time of year though January 1st saying to themselves, “Not Now”
with the misguided belief that everyone is too busy to help them, thus making
what they have said to themselves become their reality and stay
The next six weeks can provide unique
networking opportunities and potential access to individuals otherwise
challenging to meet. As my Senior HR Director friend told me, “with many job
seekers becoming inactive at this time, my staff and I are often more available
to meet and help the serious job seeker than at other times of the year.”
If you are looking to be seriously considered
for a new, better fantastic job in early 2019, then please don’t sit on the
sidelines. Take your gifts, skills, talents and interests seriously. Make a
plan of action for yourself and surround yourself with realistically positive
people who have successfully survived and succeeded in managing the transition
of finding a new and rewarding employment opportunity.
So off the sidelines you go, one day at a
time, listening to your heart and following your smile.
All my best to each of you!
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Over my nearly 35 years of helping good people to find or
create new and rewarding employment opportunities I’ve learned that effective
oral and written communication is very often one of the most significant
challenges job seekers face.
From being raised to not toot our own horn to writing resumes
that look more like historical documents or obituaries the process of
effectively communicating for most can be a very daunting task. We really just
don’t know how to do it effectively and are therefore easily overwhelmed by fear
of not really knowing what to say or write so people can and will say “Yes” to
our request whatever it might be.
A technique I’ve found helpful is trying to put yourself in
the position of the person you are trying to communicate with instead of just
thinking about yourself. Visualize, what can you say or write that will improve
your chances of receiving a positive response?
When phoning, I’ve really found it helpful to do some
scripting and practicing out loud in advance so your words will be targeted
with positive focus regardless of receiving voicemail or you actually reach the
person directly. By thinking, planning and practicing in advance, you are much
more likely to have a successful performance and receive the action you are
In written communication keep in mind that you are the seller
(selling yourself) and therefore your various documents should be built on a
marketing plan of action and carried out by creating focused and targeted “sales
brochures.” You need to tout your features and benefits supported by your
successes, achievements and results. In doing so you will dramatically increase
the odds of writing a winning document, one that will get you the interviewing,
leading to your next wonderful job that puts a smile on your face and money in
I’m in your corner, so please feel very encouraged to reach
out so that I can actively assist you in finding or create your next job or
All my best each of you!
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Subject: Holiday Cheer
The holiday season is
almost upon us! Too soon for many, while not soon enough for others.
This time of year
hopefully brings you pleasant or joyful time with family and friends, enjoying
on all that is good and taking the time to reflect on our bountiful gifts while
not overlooking the needs of others.
It is certainly an
important time of year for sharing ourselves with those less fortunate which in
itself will put a smile on your face and joy in your heart.
This time of year often
puts us in a reflective mood, the end of another year and our hopes and desires
for the upcoming year. Take you gifts, talents and interests seriously and make
a plan to do what you want to do, not just what you can do.
All my best to you and
your family and enjoy with Holiday Cheer.
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