Archive for the ‘Recession’ Category
Each day is a blessing to wake up, start over and learn something new. Take a different approach each day when reaching out to others, drive down that unbeaten path, take a chance and do something you would not normally do. Mix up your routine and you could be pleasantly surprised. It may not be easy at first, but take a chance because there is nothing to lose. You could potentially learn something about yourself, others, or gain a greater awareness of the world around you.
Remember how it felt when you opened up the Cracker Jack box digging around for that prize. Or, maybe it’s when you could not wait after all those licks to get to the center of the Tootsie roll pop. Perhaps, it’s that feeling when you were a child, full of life with the desires to explore, imagine, or create a new masterpiece for your mom or dad. Take that energy and use it today to move full speed ahead to accomplishing your goals and uncovering a new world. Do what it takes to make you feel proud and successful no matter what obstacles stand in your way.
Just when you think things are not working and the world is on your shoulders, there is always a new opportunity on the horizon. Each day is a blessing. Time and time again, I’ve heard from others and I admit to working towards pursuing something only to be led to disappointment. It happens to everyone. Yet, it’s through those experiences we have valuable life lessons to be learned that help us to persevere. One day is great, while the next can be very tough. Take each day in stride and remember it’s a blessing.
When you feel like the cards are stacked against you, over time with the will to succeed, your hard efforts, and a little encouragement from others can pay off in more ways than one. They could be little wins, or even a little angel arriving the next day to bless you with an opportunity to speak with someone new that inspires you to reach for more, or change your life entirely for the best.
I’ve had those experiences and look to each new day as a blessing from God to give me the strength to think positive, work hard to carry me through the tough times in hopes for a promising future. I admit, it can be a struggle at times, but one appreciates the sense of accomplishment when things finally come together.
Each day is a blessing, embrace life’s little surprises whether they’re good or bad, and you could be rewarded tremendously in the long-run.
CNBC’s On The Money Show is Helping Job Seekers.
Tune In for Advice on How You Can Improve Your Chances for Finding the Right Fit In A Challenging Economy.
I Did and They Listened!
Tuesday’s CNBC’s On the Money Job Watch segment presented a great opportunity for my questions to be answered personally by television host Carmen Wong Ulrich, as well as guest Jeff Taylor, founder of Monster.com and Eons.com. Each took the time to address my questions about preparing for the interview in person and proving one’s worth in this competitive job market.
Since being laid off, I’ve been making a point to attend networking events where in fact I met Jeff and heard him speak. I’ve been researching job boards online, conducting informational interviews, relying on some traditional tactics and using new types of social media tools to hopefully be recognized for the right opportunity. I’ve also been promoting my consulting services on a per project basis.
Jeff highlighted the importance to keep active all the time. He encouraged me and others not to get frustrated. Yet, I’ve noticed by surrounding myself with positive influences from friends to family, as well as getting involved in varied activities and educational opportunities, can help one during a stressful situation to be at ease. It’s also important to go through this exercise to learn more about oneself and interests.
I’ve been making a point to schedule my day that includes taking the time for my job search, researching and preparing for different meetings, sending thank you letters, but also attending classes, working out at the gym, and kicking back to be social with friends. I’ve been exploring new opportunities outside my familiar circle, as well as companies on the horizon that are hiring someone with my expertise.
Taking the time to refine my resume, putting together personalized cover letters, as well as figuring out how best to pitch myself as a professional has indeed been a learning experience. It’s about selling yourself and showcasing to others what you are capable in hopes one will take the time, commitment and investment in your skills to get the job done.
I’ve found it can’t hurt to ask others for some constructive advice. Companies may not always give it to you because it’s not always favorable. Yet, those that do should be appreciated for offering their opinions. It’s about taking the advice for what it’s worth, but also learning to make improvements every step of the way regardless of the outcome. At the same time it’s about finding out in fact if the potential employer would be the right fit for you.
Check out the video presentation of my call into the show and interview with Carmen and Jeff.
Although I’ve had experiences in the online space, I’m very much a person that enjoys meeting people face-to-face. Inquire today about my potential candidacy with your company and call me for an interview!
The web does wonders and I am fortunate to have had experiences working and understanding the digital space. The one thing that does make that arena exciting is that everyday there is something new to learn. There are always new challenges to think creatively to solve!
I like to think of myself as someone forward-thinking, creative with diverse experiences, working both online and off-line and I would be marketable to many different opportunities. I would be pleased working for an organization in a marketing capacity. I would be pleased working again as a consultant in an organization, or part-time starting my own business on the side. I would be pleased given the opportunity to work in an outside sales capacity. I would be pleased to develop research and market a new product, or make enhancements to a new design. More importantly, I would be pleased to be apart of a team of other talented, driven and open-minded professionals that enjoy collaborating, as much as working hard independently.
I want to find something to add new life to a business, as well as reaches to assist and engage others. Whether one is young or old, I want to influence and help others. As I’ve gone through life, I’ve realized at the end of the day, I want to do something that works to make a difference in one’s life. It doesn’t have to move mountains, but most jobs provide a means to collaborate with others with a goal to solve a problem. As the old adage states, “Do what you love and the money will follow,” which is true for many, but sometimes it takes a long journey for some to find.
Whether someone is to thank me for my assistance to improve their business, enlighten others with new ideas, and develop something to change one’s lifestyle, or just bring someone a smile. I enjoy learning new skills, making personal contact with others in hopes to be memorable for my work, as well as making differences in one’s life.