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  • Resolve to Attain Desired Goals
    by Carole Kanchier - January 9, 2018
    The New Year is here and many of us are planning to make the most of 2018! Here are some tips for moving forward! - Think positively. Whatever your mind can conceive and believe, you can achieve. But you must be persistent, optimistic and patient. Also, restructure negative thoughts by restating them positively. - State realistic goals in concrete terms. Ensure your goal is consistent with your purpose. Intend to achi...
  • 3 Tips on...a Variety of Career and Personal Growth
    by Carole Kanchier - December 26, 2017
    * 3 tips for making most of holiday season - Know yourself and job target. - Prepare an elevator speech. - Build your online professional profile on social media channels, and network at holiday events. * 3 tips for achieving - Measure success by your standards. - Enjoy the process mastery. - Set attainable goals. * 3 tips for growing in current job - Identify needs, skills and other personal qualities you want...
  • Managing Criticism at Work
    by Carole Kanchier - December 18, 2017
    Criticism is the practice of judging the merits and faults of something, according to Wikipedia. We all have to handle negative feedback at times. Some of it may be constructive feedback, and some may be cruel! Criticism at work can affect every part of your life, adding stress during work hours and invading your thoughts outside the office. If you don't handle it well, negative feedback from your superiors and colleagu...
  • Prepare for Ambush Interviews
    by Carole Kanchier - December 11, 2017
    The term “ambush interview” refers to an unscheduled interview that occurs because someone has forced or tricked another into on-the-spot participation. Although the press typically uses the term to describe a journalism interview tactic, it can also refer to a tactic used by some employers and job seekers. An ambush interview can have a negative or positive result depending on the ambusher. Are you prepared for...
  • Critical Strategies for Attaining Career Goals
    by Carole Kanchier - December 4, 2017
    Tina's lay off from her retail position provided the impetus to follow her passion -- art therapy. Bruce aced his interview for a cyber security position. They both attained their desired goals. So can you! Positive thinking is powerful. Whatever your mind can conceive and believe, and your heart desires, you can achieve. But you must have persistence and patience. The following strategies will help you achieve your go...
  • Questers Begin the New Year with Optimism
    by Carole Kanchier - November 28, 2017
    Questers, who are redefining how we look at career and work, look forward to the New Year with optimism! Questers are described in the award winning, Questers Dare to Change Your Job and Life. Positive psychology has demonstrated a clear relationship among, optimistic thinking, job satisfaction and health. Optimism can be developed. Tips for Becoming Optimistic - Believe in yourself. William James, the father of A...
  • Holiday Season: Time for Parties - and Job Hunting!
    by Carole Kanchier - November 20, 2017
    The Holiday Season can be a good time to find a new job! Professional get-togethers, office parties, and year-end meetings abound during the Holiday Season. As companies complete their financial planning for 2018, they're under pressure to fill certain openings or risk losing budgets. Hiring managers with new goals are eager to find productive workers. Several organizations interview in December for positions starti...
  • Is Perfectionism Hindering Your Career Advancement?
    by Carole Kanchier - November 13, 2017
    Are you always worried that no matter how hard you try it’s never good enough? Do you feel you must give 100 percent on everything or be considered a failure? Do you delay completing projects because you can’t get them right? Avoid giving opinions because they may sound stupid? If so, you may be a perfectionist. Perfectionism refers to self-defeating thoughts and behaviors which cause people to set unrealistic g...
  • Dodging Downsizing
    by Carole Kanchier - November 6, 2017
    When Manuel learned that the company he worked for was laying off hazardous-waste technicians and outsourcing this kind of work to Company Y, he updated his resume and applied for work at company Y. He started his new position with Company Y the same day his layoff from Company X took effect. People like Manuel will prevail in the current job market. Experts suggest that there will continue to be layoffs. Whereas previously...
  • Millennials and the Age-30 Transition
    by Carole Kanchier - October 23, 2017
    Are you a millennial between ages 18 to 34? Are wondering what to do with your life? If so, you may be experiencing the Age-30 transition. This transition from late adolescence to adulthood, is extending in length due to changing economic, technological and societal uncertainties. During this critical period, you assess who you are and what you want to do. You can now think in abstract terms, look at reality from many...