Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Job Search Quotes of the Week

"You cannot always control what goes on outside. But you can always control what goes on inside." Wayne Dyer

"Our thoughts create our reality – where we put our focus is the direction we tend to go."  Peter McWilliams

Career Management Quotes of the Week

"The only way to improve is to set yourself harder goals." – Joanne Whalley

"Set realistic goals, keep re-evaluating, and be consistent."  Venus Williams

Friday, June 23, 2017

Career Tip of the Week - Get a Hobby

Sometimes the best way to deal with a stressful job is to have a hobby.  Not just an occasional hobby that you do once a month, but something active that can take your mind off of your stress and give you a better perspective.  From fishing, walking, gardening, and playing softball, to making jewelry, creating lawn art, and working on cars, you need an outlet.  TV and video games are not an outlet, and they are not hobby, but only a distraction.  While you might be tempted to say something similar about a hobby, you get usefulness from most hobbies, including physical exercise, creativity from making an item, or satisfaction like a repaired car or newly landscaped yard.

Your hobby should not be something you find to be a chore.  Many people work on their own cars but don't enjoy it, so it is only a pastime for those who find it fulfilling and enjoyable.  If you have allowed your life and work to take over your time to such a point as you have no hobbies, rethink your priorities.  Good career management has a balance of multiple areas, including family, religious, professional and/or civic activities, hobbies, and work.  If you take one part out, you often lead a life and career less fulfilled.  To your career success.

Job Search Quotes of the Week

"I have learned over the years that when one’s mind is made up, this diminishes fear." – Rosa Parks

“You have to fight through some bad days to earn the best days of your life.” - Unknown

Career Management Quotes of the Week

"Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrows; it empties today of its strength." - Corrie ten Boom

If you consistently exceed the expectations of employees, they will consistently exceed the expectations of our customers. - Unknown

Friday, June 16, 2017

Job Search Quotes of the Week

“Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.” - John Wooden

"Each day, you can awake and focus on small, easy goals you can accomplish in the short term – goals that, over time, will lead you to your long-term goal." - Karen Salmansohn

Career Management Quotes of the Week

“Become the kind of leader that people would follow voluntarily; even if you had no title or position.” – Brian Tracy - Motivational Speaker and Author

"Take risks now and do something bold. You won’t regret it." - Elon Musk, CEO of SpaceX and Tesla

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Career Tip of the Week

When applying online you will often see the same questions repeated in job applications.  Save yourself some time by keeping those answers to copy and paste into other applications.  You can save them in Microsoft Word or another convenient program of your choice.  Many online applications can take an hour or more to complete, so any time you save benefits your schedule.  To your job search success!

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Job Search Quotes of the Week

“Don’t quit when the going gets tough. The middle is the most valuable part of your story. – Michael Hyatt

“If something doesn’t work, change the plan, not the goal.” - Unknown

Monday, June 5, 2017

Career Tip of the Week

When creating your LinkedIn profile, other social media, blog posts, and on your career documents (resume/cover letter/reference listing), use proper name capitalization.  I often see resumes and LinkedIn profiles with names in all lower case, which can have a negative influence on your job potential.  Showing your understanding of proper capitalization and when it is used, particularly with your own name will help you significantly in making a great first impression on paper or online.  Here is a terrific resource on when, and when not, to capitalize: 
To your career success!