A list of companies or potential clients list is most foundational. Consider this as the equivalent of your vacation destination. There have been far too many career-minded professionals who cannot answer the basic question: Where do you want to work? Be specific. Do not just say, “I want to work in an office company because I need a job and am tired of working on my feet. I’d really love to work from home.” Who wouldn’t want these things? They are so vague, they are opaque and virtually impossible to act upon.
Category: Career Development
Making the Brand: How to Advance Your Career in a Remote Work Environment
Remote workers suffer a disadvantage when the time comes to promote someone. If you are in such an environment and desire to advance in your career, you had better adjust your approach to overcome this barrier.
Get the Attention you Need
When we observe the world with objectivity and humility it is easier to stay positive and find the creative energy that is necessary to reach an increasingly disconnected and validation-seeking audience.
Ready, Aim, Fire: Developing Self-Mastery Through Exploration
Practicing the habit consistent planning gathers feedback that helps us 'aim' toward our future. Oftentimes, the action needs to take place before the real planning can commence.
What are the Barriers to Career Satisfaction?
Sadly, Americans are often conditioned to view success as a plateau that one reaches, rather than a constant and worthwhile progression toward an incrementally better version of ‘you.’ This plateau is often associated with a job title and thought of as a status symbol.
Salary Negotiation and Baseball: It’s Playoff Time
The salary question is wielded by employers because if the salary expectations of the candidate are ‘out of left field,’ or unreasonable - they would rather know this early. Many companies also often care greatly about ‘winning’ the negotiation.
Stop calling Yourself a “Good BSer”
We know that thoughts, attitudes, relationships, behaviors, and decisions are the factors that ultimately define our lives. None of these are life or death, but they are all significant. We must be vigilant.
Can a Positive Mental Attitude Make Your Job ‘Suck Less?’
Positive thinking should not replace all negative thought. You cannot have positive if you do not know and understand negative. Positive thinking is merely a decision, or ultimately, a habit that overcomes the negativity bias by directing one's focus toward the positive.
Is an Obsession with “Sexy Jobs” Holding You Back?
A change in attitude toward our work is usually the most healthy approach, but few thought leaders and influencers ever write about this. Instead, they perpetuate the myth that you must live out your passion, in order to be happy.
3 Career Paths Toward Specialized Knowledge
What we learn is infinitely more useful when it is immediately applied to our lives. For example, on the job training takes infinitely less time away from us and is far more cost-effective. After all, you get PAID to do it verses paying tens of thousands of dollars for an advanced college degree.