“Self-control is strength. Right thought is mastery. Calmness is power.” ~James Allen
I would like to share something personal with you. It’s the story of
how I first glimpsed what true strength and power is and where they come
from. I hope this story helps to further illuminate your journey
“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone
else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the
results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’
opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the
courage to follow your heart and intuition.” ~Steve Jobs
It’s not every day that a job offer comes around. When you do
get that phone call from your dream employer on a job offer, you’re
thrilled! In the moment you must be feeling a rush of adrenaline, but
with every job offer that comes around, it’s absolutely necessary to
have a clear head in evaluating what the offer includes.
All marketing managers would like to consider themselves in the
top 1% of their profession, but reaching that point requires passion
and a willingness to take on an outsize level of responsibility. The
rewards, however, are worth it.
If you’re one of the 90% of Americans employed full-time by
someone else, chances are you’re not feeling much satisfaction at work.
Some of you are stuck with a boss who makes your lives miserable, while
others may be merely bored or vastly under appreciated.
A well written, compelling cover letter can show the hiring
manager that they absolutely must invite you for an interview. In my
recruitment job, I see a lot of cover letters on a daily basis. Sadly,
many of them are bland and forgettable and often way too long.
No matter what you do, making sure your happiness and
well-being are intact are major priorities. If you’re stuck in a
position, work long hours, or hate your job, this can be a difficult
thing to maintain. Related: 10 Reasons Happy People Get More Job Opportunities
Here are four ways you can be happier at work today:
For some, the job interview question ‘What makes you unique?’
can stop you in your tracks. You know you have the qualifications and
the skills to do the job, but how are you supposed to know how you’re
different than anyone else? The answer is: you don’t have to know, and
you don’t have to be Superman to deliver a job-winning answer to this
If you think employers have the time to sit down and read each
resume that comes in, that’s far from the truth! Employers scan resumes
like headlines and the average time looking at a resume is 8 seconds.
“We often say ‘love’ when we really mean, and are acting out,
an addiction—a sterile, ingrown dependency relationship, with another
person serving as the object of our need for security.” ~Stanton Peele
screening batteries of early readers usually suffer from one of two
problems: They are easy to administer but yield many false positives and
false negatives or they are more accurate but time-consuming.
A new study in the Journal of Educational Psychology
tests several strategies to reduce the number of false positives and
false negatives in universal screening and improve their efficiency.
“Sometimes things fall apart so that better things can fall together.” ~Marilyn Monroe
Whether we’re processing disappointment or a tragedy, heartache can
seem irrevocable, as if our entire existence has been nuked into bleak
For so many people, it seems like an insane idea to have a personal
brand. The truth is, we all already have one. It might not be formal or
something we think about all the time, but it is there. So, it’s time we
start really defining what it means, and how to display it consistently
across the web and in real life.
There is a framed photo on my desk of a runner out for a run in
a beautiful field with mountainous views. The photo says, “Persistence –
The race goes not only to the swift but to those who keep running.”
As a career coach, I meet plenty of less-than enthusiastic
networkers. You know… people who drag themselves to a monthly job
seekers support group or dread the thought of networking events. If
in-person networking is more of a chore than a welcome chance to make
new connections, then perhaps you’d be better served by changing your
I recently met a man at a networking event for job seekers who
introduced himself to the group by saying his name and then adding, “I
am not sure what I am looking for… but I am looking for something… I think.” I was intrigued by his lack of clarity, so after the meeting, I engaged him in a conversation.
Writing a winning resume is more than putting a few well worded
lines on paper. It’s more than turning a phrase to spin experience in a
certain direction. It’s about more than simply getting the reader’s
You put on a smile and a happy face pretending like you’re having a
conversation with your best friend, all the while participating in a
process that could determine rather or not you get to eat, buy clothes,
and keep a roof over your head.