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Check out my latest video as I discuss this recent article that has career advice and ideas about finding a job you love. In this video, I share a few additional ideas with you about how to handle that process of identifying your dream job. Hint, find something you are not just passionate about, but also naturally curious about. Listen to learn why this is important.
Read Article Here: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/why-cant-job-love-102300258.html
Check out my latest video as I discuss how Good.co can assist you in your job search, to help you find the right career fit. And – what you need to do in addition to leveraging this resource to ensure you consider everything in your quest to find your dream job. In this video I give you clues to other things to take into account.
I was honored to be featured in this article from USNews.com about stepping into the shadow of another employee, Fighting the Ghosts of Beloved Employees Past.
Trying to fill the shoes of the person who came before you can be difficult for anyone, even a stellar employee who fits the job description perfectly. It can be intimidating for you and hard for those who worked with the person you are replacing. Change is tough for everyone. You need to be patient with the process. You should understand that some people may have had a great working relationship with the former employee and may be hesitant about working with you at first.
Keep in mind that you are not there to mimic what they did. You can make your mark, and still be mindful of other’s feelings about you as the new person. Try to see what you can learn from them, but don’t compare yourself to the other person. Focus on what you can bring to the table and establishing your own, new relationships with each co-worker.
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Check out my latest video where I talk about what is realistic to expect for from your dream job and what isn’t. When thinking about your dream job, don’t be like Pollyanna. It’s not going to be fabulous all the time. What is important is that the pros outweigh the cons in your chosen career path.
Here are 6 tools that can help you figure out what your dream job is, before you graduate:
1. Internships – Internships give you exposure to fields that you may be interested in, so that you can learn whether or not you like them. They also can help you develop networking connections in the real world, learn professionalism outside of school, and get work experience for your resume. You can learn something from any work situation that you are in. Even free internships give you these same benefits if you have to.
2. College career centers – College career centers provide free resources and advice. You should take advantage of as much as they have to offer including alumni networking and take their career assessment. This is a free resources so you should use it!
3. Career assessments – Career assessments can help point you in the right direction for you career. They help by giving you some ideas for careers while helping you understand your skill set at the same time. It’s not the end all be all,but a very useful tool.
4. Informational Interviews – Have informational interviews with people in fields that you think you may be interested in. Informational interviews is a good way to create networking connections and help you get your foot in the door. They’re also a great way to learn more about your industry, while practicing interview skills.
5. Classes – Take classes that interest you to expand your education for your career. You can audit some to see what if you like the experience. The only way you’ll figure it out is if you research different things that might be a fit.
6. Career coach – Career coaches can give you individualized attention for your career direction, in ways that a career center cannot. If you are really struggling with your career path, I highly recommend considering it. If you’d like to learn more about how a career coach can help you, contact us today for a complimentary consultation!
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Letters of recommendation are still important steps to the job search process. There is nothing like a third party recommendation to provide support or evidence for your work performance.
Here are three ways to prepare your recommendations:
On Paper – Having a letter to hold in your hand can really make a great impression. Keep a hard copy to have on hand for during or after an interview. We get so comfortable with social media and email these days that we easily forget the value of pen and paper.
Online – You want to have a copy that you can access and email quickly. Don’t just depend on your hard copy. Keep your recommendations on your computer just in case a digital copy is needed as well.
LinkedIn – Incorporate your recommendations onto your LinkedIn profile. LinkedIn makes it very easy for your connections to recommend you directly on your profile. Make sure your connections are aware of this feature. This is critical as employers and recruiters are using LinkedIn more and more these days to find employees.
Try having as many options to provide recommendations as possible. This could be a crucial step to landing your dream job. Make sure that your recommendations are appropriate and relevant to the job you are applying for. Also remember that having recommendations does not guarantee you will land the job. You can use them as a tool through the interview process but you, as an individual, are still in charge of making an impression that counts.
P.S. How do you know if your resume is good? Take this Resume Quiz to find out how to keep your resume out of the trash can.
Check out my latest video as I give you 4 things you need to consider to know the best work environment for you. Your work environment is a make or break in the search for your dream job! So don’t overlook this crucial step in your job search.