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Career DirectionMom Corps has asked me to be part of a webinar series, and I am excited to do my first webinar with them on May 10th about defining your career direction.

In this 30 minute webinar, I will teach career seekers how to find fulfillment in their work by using my “CREATE Your Career” system.

1. Learning what’s essential to you in an ideal career
2. Understanding why fulfillment is a vital component to defining your career direction and career success
3. Moving beyond the obstacles that prevent you from enjoying your work
4. Discovering how to expand your thinking to find greater professional fulfillment in a way that is both practical and passionate

This is an FREE webinar! If you are interested you can learn more and register here: https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/688837974

Hallie Crawford
Dream Job Coach

I really want to highlight this article written by Sabine Francois because it has positive points for recent college graduates and other job seekers: http://blogs.wsj.com/hire-education/2010/08/19/whew-a-part-time-job/

Sabine shares that although she has not found her dream job, she was able to get a part-time job. She now is able to relax a little because of having some money coming in and is hoping to be able to do an internship in a field she is interested in part-time.

Like Sabine, you may not have landed your dream job yet. But, her story is very encouraging as she points out the positives of even getting a part-time job in your local area while you search.

Having a part time job allows you to gain work experience and building your resume. Even if this part-time position has nothing to do with your chosen field; you have the opportunity to be interacting and networking with clients, co-workers and supervisors. You also do not have a huge gap of no work experience in your resume.

A part-time position can also give you a confidence boost (like it has with Sabine), especially if your job search has been going on for awhile and you’re feeling frustrated. Most certainly, even a part-time job brings financial help and support.

With a part-time job, you have many options. You will still have some free time and a schedule that allows you to continue the search for your ideal career. In Sabine’s case, her part-time job will enable her to take on an unpaid internship in her chosen field when she’s not working.

And last but, not least: When you do find that perfect position, you will be accustomed to being on a schedule, as opposed to having to go from full-on vacation mode to full-time work mode.

So even if you can’t find your dream job right now, look into some part-time jobs, while continuing your job search strategy.

Hallie Crawford
Certified Career Coach Atlanta

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Are you in a career transition? Are you unhappy in your current career but have no idea what you want to do "when you grow up"? Are you just out of college or recently graduating and looking at your degree thinking "now what?"

This free teleclass is for YOU.

Join me on this teleclass where we will discusses the top 10 things you need to consider in order to identify your ideal career.

Go here to listen to an audio intro for this teleclass: http://www.audioacrobat.com/play/WLq2ZVGx

When: May 19, 12:00 noon ET.

Register here: www.halliecrawford.com/toptentips.html

Here's to having a career you love!
Hallie Crawford
Career Seekers Career Coach

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When you are in career transition and are on the path to a more fulfilling and rewarding career, there are three tips that will help you in the right direction. Here's #3:

3. Get support. 

I was able to very successfully make my career transition into coaching in large part because of my own coach. She helped me create my plan, remain positive, move forward, identify what I wanted to do and learn to overcome obstacles.

I’m being honest when I say: It really helps to have support from a group or a coach to remind you to stay positive and focused. Get support from a career coach like me or someone else who can provide solid guidance and the resources you need to move ahead with your plans.

If you have any questions about making a career change, discovering what type of career best suits your skills, or determining the key components of a career that fits, explore my website details below and then get in touch! I'd love to hear from you.

Remember, life doesn't just ‘happen' to us. It's our responses to life that create our personal reality! Think about this for a moment. You really ARE in charge of creating your own life … So take the reins with your career and contact me if you have any questions about making a career change, discovering what type of career best suits your skills, or determining the key components of a career that fits – that’s what I’m here for.

Here's to having a career you love!
Hallie Crawford
Atlanta Certified Career Coach

Categories : Career Corner
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When you are in career transition and are on the path to a more
fulfilling and rewarding career, there are three tips that will help
you in the right direction. Here's #2:

2. Learn to overcome obstacles. 

To be successful in changing career paths, you need to learn to overcome obstacles you will encounter along the way. The obstacles I see time and time again for people wanting to make a career change are: not knowing what to look for in a job (so they take one that is “good enough” that they don’t truly enjoy) and negative beliefs–not believing they can successfully make the change.

With practice, you can retrain your mind to see past perceived limitations, which are only a figment of your imagination anyway! With sufficient self-exploration, you will be able to pinpoint the exact qualities of the ideal career for you… and even the characteristics that you don't want in a career.

If you have any questions about making a career change, discovering what type of career best suits your skills, or determining the key components of a career that fits, explore my website details below and then get in touch! I'd love to hear from you.

Remember, life doesn't just ‘happen' to us. It's our responses to life that create our personal reality! Think about this for a moment. You really ARE in charge of creating your own life … So take the reins with your career and contact me if you have any questions about making a career change, discovering what type of career best suits your skills, or determining the key components of a career that fits – that’s what I’m here for.

Have a great weekend!

Here's to having a career you love!
Hallie Crawford
Certified Career Coach

Categories : Career Corner
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When you are in career transition and are on the path to a more fulfilling and rewarding career, there are three tips that will help you in the right direction. Here's #1:

1. Commit yourself to making a change. 

Something that is incredibly important to any change you make in your life is your level of commitment. You have to be committed. How committed are you to finding a career that fits, on a scale from 1-10?

If it’s not at a 10, what do you need to do to move it up the scale? The time to ask yourself key questions is now. Do your research, so you know what questions to keep in mind.

Contact a career expert who can help you become reacquainted with your goals and dreams. Explore career websites. Take personality tests. You will find that the more time you invest in career opportunities and self-discovery, the more committed to the cause you'll become.

If you have any questions about making a career change, discovering what type of career best suits your skills, or determining the key components of a career that fits, explore my website details below and then get in touch! I'd love to hear from you.

Remember, life doesn't just ‘happen' to us. It's our responses to life that create our personal reality! Think about this for a moment. You really ARE in charge of creating your own life … So take the reins with your career and contact me if you have any questions about making a career change, discovering what type of career best suits your skills, or determining the key components of a career that fits – that’s what I’m here for.

Here's to having a career you love!
Hallie Crawford
Career Seekers Career Coach

Categories : Career Corner
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