Career Perspective: Where is your head at, when it comes to your career?

Where’s your career head at, really?

It’s healthy to get some career perspective: Your career is a life-long process… and it really is all about you. A successful career is a long-term trajectory that (with a little care and homework) will lead you to make the best of your values, your gods-given skills, your unique talents and your personal drive… let alone where and how you want to apply them…

Technically speaking, you wlll be looking for (or looking to develop) “work” pretty much for the rest of your life. So doesn’t it follow that the more practice you get at it, the better you become? — Hence, the strong recommendation for an annual scrub of your goals, your brand and your direction.

a keyboard image to remind readers to change their career perspective

Pro Tip: Motivation follows action. Everyone always thinks it’s the other way around, but motivation does not happen unless you act first. Motivation will not just “strike you”. You need to act. You take an action, you are positively rewarded with self-esteem, and you take another action. That’s how it works. Its a good career perspective to adopt!

Super-Pro Tip: The last layer (if you want to be a super-pro) is to address your mindset, around all things career. If you’re a negative-default thinker (“it’ll never happen; they’ll never choose me”), you are doing yourself a serious dis-service. If you are a blamer or a shamer (“I’ve written this company three times and they’ve never had the courtesy to get back to me”), you’re doing others a dis-service, because you simply cannot know what anyone is basing their decisions or actions on, unless you hear it directly from them. All you can do is improve your game.

If, however, you adopt a career perspective that has a leadership approach where “anything can happen”, and you back it with a well-crafted plan and well-branded message that’s delivered to the exact people/company you want, for a solid reason …Well, then, things begin to happen! You start to be taken seriously. Because you’ve done your homework, executives or decision-makers are likely to recognize, reward and appreciate your preparation, your  professionalism, your targeted approach, and your clearly articulated expression of interest in their company.

A final note on improving your game: Adopt a professional mindset that takes all aspects of life-long learning seriously and gives you greater career perspective. The mindset of an academic… who researches, practices, reads, grows, risks, plans, introduces, discusses, and by virtue thereof, contributes! Then go forth, and contribute! It’s what the world needs now…

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Job Trends!

…The job market isn’t what it used to be! By following these job trends, you can learn how to make it through the applicant tracking system, and onto the “call for interview” list…

Most people find the job trends by trolling websites (like Indeed and Workopolis), looking for job postings that match their skills and knowledge. Two things about this method: 1st:  jobs postings don’t significantly change day over day, so to use your time optimally. Block off 3-4 hours 1 day per week, and surf to your heart’s content. Then, put it aside to next week. 2nd: You need to “do the math” (ie., “crunch”) the job description to see if you’re short-listable. Print up the job description, get a marker, and go to the requirements section. For each requirement, assign a rough percentage of how much you feel you match that particular skill or knowledge area. Do you have it 100%? 75%? 50%? 25%? Write the percentage down. Go through each hard and soft skill, straight through to the bottom of the requirements section, assigning a rough percentage of match to each. At the bottom, average it out. If you’re 85% overall, apply. Under 85%? Don’t bother…you’ll be outcompeted. With 85%+ match, you will fall into the “maybe” or “yes” piles, depending on your competition. Under 85%, you fall into the “no” category! You can purchase a template for this in mI’s Career Toolkit …or, call our offices and we’ll send you a copy!

Interview Trends: These days, companies are likely to organize a “screening call” prior to inviting you in. On this call, recruiters are looking to see you if hit the top requirements of the job. While they are uncovering that info, they are also assessing for “cultural fit”. They are gaging, by virtue of how you present to them, if they think you would be a good fit for that company. So prior to the call, look up the company culture, and be able to reference it.  Be sure you’ve “crunched” the job description so you know where your strengths are (100%, versus lower-graded requirements, where you are under 85%). In a screening call, they will also want to know what “salary range” you are seeking, and what your current availability is. 

If you do get invited to interview, don’t be surprised if you’re interviewed in a group. It’s a new job trend. No pressure, right? Companies have recently begun doing collective “first round interviews” –- it’s highly competitive, but saves them a lot of time/costs, and also shows them how you operate under pressure. If you’re lucky enough to get a one-on-one interview, consider calling our offices and scheduling an “interview prep” call. Believe me, this small investment will really pay off, because we can teach you in pretty short order, how to outcompete your peers!

word cloud with job trend phrasing

Growth areas: In terms of professions, tech careers ie., IT/coding/AI/software and hardware skills, are king! Followed closely by green/energy jobs, engineering, maths, sciences, health, security management, project and/or event management. Professionals in high demand include lawyers, researchers, social workers, media and social media skills, and public relations. Also in high demand are the finance, business, marketing and human resources areas. So if you’re looking to broaden your skills (please be this person!), keep the above shopping list and start building your “street creds” by taking small webinars, seminars, attending conferences, and build and list all these small “c” credentials on your resume and LinkedIn profile.

Finally, soft-skills are in very high demand: leadership, people skills, social skills, communication skills, collaboration skills, agility, humility, attention/focus, reliability…

Job Trend Pro Tip 1: I cannot stress enough how taking active steps to manage your career will benefit you over the long-term. You want to maintain a constant focus on your career. Most people only really take care of their careers when their back is against a wall. Don’t be that person.

Job Trend Pro Tip 2: I invite you to scroll down through the blogs I’ve posted, especially the ones dealing with a) goal setting; b) personal branding c) accessing the hidden job market; d) networking; e) job search best practices. The more you review these posts, the more the information contained in them will go from short-term (read: disposable) memory, to long term (read: accessible) memory. The benefits are clear.

Keep doing your job trend homework! Those who don’t do their career homework waste a lot of valuable time throwing stuff at the wall and hoping something sticks. …Or, you can be prepared, informed, rehearsed, and ultimately much more targeted and much more successful. Your call!

nadon@mediaintelligence.ca 416.533.6788

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Give hiring managers the right impression with these tips

Managing your message is critical to ensure you give hiring managers the right impression. I’ve blogged at length this year about how to set up your professional marketing materials to ensure that they represent you properly, and that they are in keeping with 2020 best practices.

But there’s more… you need to manage your message in real time as well. That means, from first impressions straight on through to long-term relationships — each and every exchange you have with industry colleagues, is an opportunity to manage your professional message and give hiring managers the right impression.

The short story: you are messaging your community in everything that you do. So it follows that it would make sense to stop every now and again, and take a good long look at how you’re presenting to the outside world.

Mitch gives a presentation on how to give hiring managers the right impressionWithin seconds of meeting, or doing internet outreach to someone, your message is immediately categorized. Humans are lazy; they will label you, because it’s the easiest thing to do. Unfortunately, the label (positive or negative) they assign you will become their default position. They will forever carry their first impression of you. Like, you just judged my picture, right?!

…So how do you present? Under or over-confident? Negative? Fearful? Intimidated? Trying too hard? Insecure? Overly formal and rigid? Blustery? Nudge-nudge, wink-winker? Or, are you focused, pleasant, open, interesting, interested, confident, welcoming, facilitative, professional, kind? These characteristics don’t only come across in person, they come across on paper, and on digital profiles too. Your social media profiles send macro messages too. Remembering that communication is always two degrees removed form reality (yours and mine), what you think is funny online, can so easily be misread by others.

Pro Tip 1: Make your default position “professional/knowledgeable”. Period.

Pro Tip 2: Understanding the concept that we are ALL subject to categorizing each other, incorporate openness and inclusivity to every professional action you take.

If you’re not sure how to get started on this, let’s address professionalism and knowledge first — the hallmarks of leadership! Being a professional is exactly that. A true professional’s mission is to keep “facilitation for others” top of mind. Maintaining a “service orientation” is always welcomed by others, and is a great message to send. Increasing networking, public speaking and presentation skills are all great places to learn how to build your personal messaging strengths. And knowledge, will always put you at the front of the line.

Knowledge is power, because it gives you confidence. When you augment your knowledge, you will automatically feel, and be, more on your game. If you want to build your business acumen beyond your particular craft or service, study your industry overall. Read professional white papers, industry forecasts, or sign up for information alerts on your business and/or industry. The more you know, the more valuable you are to potential employers. So make life-long learning a top priority in your career! (Or, as one of my former bosses put it: “professionals bring answers to the table, not questions…”)

Once these you have professionalism and knowledge acquisition firmly established as frameworks in your mind and in your actions, a simple shift in your mindset to ensure inclusivity is paramount. We ALL want a kinder, more civil, ordered, and nurturing reality.

Be part of the solution. Let that be your message. Give hiring managers the right impression.

nadon@mediaintelligence.ca 416.533.6788

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How to get hired from a cold call

How to Go From “Stranger” to “Hired!”

Job Search is a process: it’s hard to break through to people you don’t know, and it’s harder still to get past applicant tracking systems. But there are practical ways to improve on your outreach and get hired… 

It’s a seemingly universal thing, that people fear, or at best, suspect,“l’Étranger”. And I find that to be a particularly sad reality…after all, we’re all professionals in our given industries. In my world view, business inquiries should actually be welcomed amongst professionals. But not everyone is a true professional. If a person you are reaching out to doesn’t know you, or know someone you know, they can easily disregard your outreach.

It’s always best to go in with an introduction from a third party peer/colleague you both know, or, get a referral from a friend/colleague who is willing to lend their name (read: “social proof”) to help you forge a connection with someone new in your network when you’re looking to get hired.

That said, you don’t always have a third party, and need to “go in cold”. Some people try once, try twice, some even try to get hold of a person in their network three times, and don’t get any response. And (by rights) they feel burned. I couldn’t tell you how many times I’ve heard industry people complain “…well, I applied to X company three times, and have never heard back from them…”

The trick, I find, is that job search is truly an ongoing process – it is not a finite exercise. You apply once, don’t hear back, feel rejected, and never try again. If you take this “finite” approach, you are doing yourself an incredible disservice.

Networking literally requires a series of “marketing touchdowns” to get in front of the right person, at the right time, for the right reasons. Every business call I take, is from someone who doesn’t know me, who might be interested in my services. So I respond/follow up, and we have “the career chat”. I give them something to think about, and usually encourage a concrete action, like doing the goals exercise on my website, and encourage them to send the results to me. Then, I follow up on their goals with some concrete advice on how to move forward. Slowly, they learn to put aside their automatic distrust, hear me, and we further the conversation. Eventually, they trust me enough to hire me, and we proceed along with the business relationship. The one thing I know for sure, is that the business transaction is not going to happen over the first call or two. It needs to be nurtured.

The same applies to job search. All relationships, professional or personal, need to be nurtured. You need to orchestrate a small handful of opportunities that allow you to interact — give the relationship the chance to develop a little, offer some professional input or guidance, give it some time to sink in, and gently nudge the exchange towards “next steps” and get hired.

Pro Tip 1: A note on “professionals” …In my experience, professionals return their calls, respond to emails, and always further the conversation, as they intrinsically understand the value of making contacts and information sharing. Professionals facilitate for each other. That’s what they do. If they don’t, I argue, they’re not terribly professional — wouldn’t you agree?

 Pro Tip 2: A note on “professionalism” …Don’t be shy to take your rightful place professionally. You can be an entry-level professional, a mid-management professional, or a senior management professional. But by all means, “own” being a professional, and being part of your professional community. You need not ask for permission to belong–you already do! Your education and experience allow you to be a card-carrying member of your professional community. Remember that. Professionals always appreciate professionalism… AKA, what goes around, comes around. 

For handy job search resources, click here.

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How to Rock Your Job Search and Create a Contact Database

Job Search …There’s more to life than job postings! 

There are many strategies you can use, to help you become employed. Most people rely on job postings, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg in job search … read on…

When you think about it, there really are only 3 ways to earn a paycheque: 1) is by securing a “part-time, ¾ time, or full-time “staff” job, 2) the other, more risky route, is to offer your services as a freelancer and 3) monetizing a hobby that you enjoy. All have advantages/disadvantages. Staff jobs are highly competitive (not to mention über demanding) in the new economy, whereas, incremental work is really tough to secure and maintain! Having a staff job/steady or “survivor” income is great if you can get it, but also quietly building freelance services in the background (monetizing a hobby that you love, or putting together the framework for a small “side business” in your specialty area) is a really smart plan. It’s called “healthy diversification”. 

Pro Tip 1: Financial specialists will tell you that being diversified is a healthy strategy … applying that concept to your work life as well, is equally smart and healthy! Professional diversification is key to keeping monies rolling in!

Most people think that job search consists of “just online job search” — endlessly trolling the web for postings that suit your particular area. It’s a “good enough/reasonable” strategy, but really you do not want it to be your main life-line! This, in my view is the least effective strategy. In my upcoming “how to make the short-list” blog, you’ll learn how to make applications much more meaningful…but meanwhile…Stronger strategies for job search include (and, I might add, from lesser to greater importance, the further down this list you work):

1.  Setting up “Google Alerts” for jobs in your geo-local a/o functional areas – get postings delivered to your desktop instead of spending valuable time each week searching for them.

2.  Bookmarking the HR websites of companies you would like to join, and checking them weekly for new postings. Once a week is enough…job postings  don’t measurably change day over day, but likely will, week over week…

3.  Maintaining a contacts database” – LinkedIn is fine, but I prefer my own method to manage my contacts. Every business contact I have holds an opportunity for business development. I regularly review my contacts database for opportunities to “touch base”with them for potential business interests/opportunities, or do simple “marketing touchdowns” with them, just for the sake of being social and remaining connected. Think “social equity”… you cannot make money in isolation. You need business contacts to explore business development, develop leads, and discuss potential business opportunities … Not too little, not too much…just.touch.base. Keep the relationship and dialogue ongoing.

4.  Join LinkedIn groups and participate in discussion boards to increase your visibility and engagement, and stay current on trends.

5.  Offline job search is key: this means networking! Not just online networking, but offline as well, at conferences, industry parties, meet-ups, etc. Be present, circulate, increase your profile, and actively participate in your industry.

6.  Third party introductions AKA “social proof”. Getting a third-party introduction works wonders. It makes the recipient “a little more accountable” to another party, therefore the likelihood for their taking action on an introduction is higher. Think of it this way: you can “go in cold”, or, you can go in with the stamp of approval/encouragement of a friend/colleague. Door number two is definitely better!

7.  Referrals work well also, ie., when a friend/colleague tells you “you should talk to so and so at X company — tell them I referred you”.  When you contact the referral, be sure to let them know who referred you. This lends social proof: it offers context, and makes you less of a stranger… As a courtesy, of course, be sure your referral knows you’ll be calling the potential business lead.

8.  Mentors: Honestly, if you don’t have a mentor, or a professional “learning partner” that you can reach out to for professional advice, you need to find one. Choose mentors at a more senior level than you. Learning partners can be at the same level…  Mentor relationships can be formal or informal, consistent or sporadic. You and the person you want to work with, can work out the rules. I’ve been fortunate enough to have had two long-term, professional mentors and a learning partner over the last 20-25 years. Every time I’ve been in doubt about anything professionally, I’ve turned to them for their counsel, and always reciprocated when I could! They, and the practice itself, have served me exceptionally well. 

9.  Finally, there’s accessing the hidden job market“, through making cold contacts of your own. It’s nowhere near as hard as you think. But it does require strategy. Which requires homework. But it’s the sweet spot…so…follow along next week for more.

ProTip 2: A word about social equity. Your contacts in business are your LIFELINE. You must maintain them. You must reciprocate. And you must deliver. When business contacts “back you”, they are putting their professional names on the line… Do them proud! Bring you’re A-game to the equation. Reciprocate. Learn, grow and develop/move forward in tandem with your peers! Don’t just stand not the sidelines, contribute to your industry! Find your tribe, and join them!

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Build Your Brand with Marketing Materials

NEVER ever ever lose an opportunity to promote your full name, and contact information when you build your personal brand.

In job search, it’s “mission critical” to brand your name and to list full contact information on all of your business correspondence and all of your personal marketing pieces.

Last week I wrote about gathering all your marketing pieces (or “tools” as I like to call them), lining them up together, and doing a full review of them for content, consistency, digital currency, and formatting/design. Now we’ll take a closer look at the most important ones.

Start with your resume, always. This is “ground zero” for reinvention. Resumes are still necessary, and will remain so for the foreseeable future (3-5 years). Take the content from your previous resume, but start a fresh template/document. Note: don’t use an old template with “legacy formatting” buried in it that will jam up more current applicant tracking systems. 

Fill in your contact information. Make sure your name stands out above all. Add a title if you can, to give reader a sense of what skills and knowledge you have. Leave your physical address behind. Add full contact information — don’t just give your mobile number and email address. Skype? Facebook? Twitter? LinkedIn profile? If you’ve got them, list them. Please don’t add a landline – unless you are there during business hours to answer it.

Now, write a small profile that tells your story in three short sentences: a) who you are (now); b) what you’ve done (in the past); and c) what you want (in the future). Just write the facts up, then you can pretty it up later with descriptors/qualifiers. Your profile should evolve along with you –just get the first iteration drafted.

Then list your hard skills, and a few soft skills. Add another section list the hardware/software you can use, and then list any tech platforms that you’re able to work on.

After that, it’s a regular resume. Put your professional experience in reverse chronological order. Stick to 3-4 bullet points for each job, and make sure they don’t just reflect your responsibilities, but also any accomplishments within those roles. Add dates, and visuals (read: logos), or hotlinks to companies where possible.

Then the education section. List your education, as well as any professional development courses you’ve taken, no matter how big or small. Employers and recruiters want to know that you’re a life-long learner!

Next, add a public service (aka volunteer work) and/or a professional affiliations (professional memberships) section.

Run spell and grammar checks. I repeat: run spell and grammar checks.

OK, almost done… Last scrub/edit is for visuals, including formatting/layout, icons, logos, graphics, colors, fonts, tag lines, a/o hyperlinks wherever possible – whatever graphic/marketing elements you may have.

Save the file in PDF format “Smith, Jane CV.pdf”, and you’re done. Don’t name the file “resume 2017”. You’ve now got the first iteration of your reinvented “look” or “brand”.

Build your Brand Pro Tip 1: Once you’ve established your new look, it’s easy to migrate it to your other marketing pieces… That same “look” from the top of your resume, can be re-purposed in a template for your cover letters, your references and your bio — using the exact same layout, with your name, title, and all your contact information, and use of visuals. Migrate that same look even further, to your email signature, and your business card, your web page or blog. Let your marketing materials be recognizable and consistent!

Build your Brand Pro Tip 2: ALL of your marketing pieces need to reflect the same (relative) content, and “look” — that’s what establishes your brand. As mentioned last week, old-style “content resumes” have definitely transformed into “graphic resumes” (think info-graphic). Cannot stress this enough…The more “visuals” you have, the better: ie., word clouds, logos, graphics, hotlinks, icons, newsletters, flyers, blogs, videos, memes, podcasts, tag line, photos… All your marketing pieces should all be similar in look, and consistently laid out, with full contact info and web presence(s) front and centre.

Again, your name is your brand. Use your first and last name at every opportunity when answering calls, signing off emails, or introducing yourself verbally or in writing.

Your “signature look” will evolve over time, just as you do. Then it’s a simple case of “scrubbing” your marketing pieces once a year (I reserve my birthday to do this, along with my goals). This will ensure that your brand evolves over time, that it stays current with market best practices year over year, and that it delivers on your objectives.

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How to Actualize your Career Goals

The best way to actualize your career goals is to start a career wish list.

You owe it to yourself to own what you actually want (…not what you think the world wants of you). You’ll be amazed if you just sit down and get centered with yourself, and make some notes on what you might like to pursue for the next year, or handful of years, for your life. You have to give it just the time it takes to write it up (an hour?) and you’ll be off to a strong start …because the minute you start writing them down, you are starting to deliver a much more targeted message.

https://www.mediaintelligence.ca/career-goals-exercise/

Now, let’s “crunch” to help you actualize your career goals… Print up your list, get a coloured marker and make some notes. For each item you’ve written down, do three things:

  • Determine on a scale of 1-10, how much/how badly you want each particular item. You can have as many 10s, 9s, 8s, 7s, etc., as you want. It’s up to you to assign a “weight” (read: priority) to each item.
  • Once you’ve done this, go through your list again, and assign/give each goal a short-term, mid-term, or long-term status.
  • Then, review your list one last time, and think about what your timelines might be for the short, mid, and long-term. BTW, only you can determine what short, mid and long-term mean. It’s your wish-list ..not your mother’s, not your partner or your brother’s list … Do yourself and your list proud. You’ll end up with a “chart” that will look something like this:

Short Term (6 months) 

Update resume (10)

Get job in X doing Y (9)

Start new job search (6)

Get job in X doing Y (9)

Increase contacts (7)

etc.

Mid-Term (2017-2019)

Write a blog (10)

Take X course (9)

Network (7)

Complete all marketing materials for career (10)

etc.

Long-Term (2020+)

Financial stability (10)

Travel (7)

Start a business in X (7)

Volunteer in X (6)

etc.

Pro Tip 1: My goals list is pinned to my wall at eye level, just over my computer. At the beginning of each and every week, I take items from my short, mid and long-term goals and I schedule them into my calendar.

Mondays through Wednesdays are great job search/business development days, because everyone’s on the job, paying attention, actively doing business. By Thursday, people are in the thick of it, and starting to burn out. Typically on Fridays, people are “checked out”. So I always do the heavy lifting on my career/business Monday through Wednesdays. And because I know that on Thursdays people are starting to loose steam, I don’t try to do business/lead development on those days. I reserve Thursdays for creative development, like blogging, or working on product or my marketing pieces. Fridays are more of a “social” day in nature, so I reserve Fridays for networking, when people are happy to take a call or a coffee or lunch meeting…or, I take care of administrative tasks.

Pro Tip 2: Every year, religiously, on my birthday, I take the day to write up and “crunch” my new goals. And by scheduling my goals into my calendar every single week, I usually get them all done in a year!

Carve some time every week for getting some your goals into the schedule, and you’ll start to get some real traction on what’s important to you. And that’s how to actualize your career goals! 

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Welcome to the mediaINTELLIGENCE Career Blog!

Career Blog

Wondering where to start actually managing your career? With this career blog, we start at the beginning, and we go through the practical steps that help set us up for success in the marketplace. Do this program once, and you’ll have job search skills for life. 

Here’s how it’s done: with this career blog, we’ll start at the beginning, establishing, scheduling and prioritizing goals, and look at best practices for building and managing your personal brand. Then, we look at “job search”, including exploring companies you want to work with by looking at their mandate; figuring out who, let alone how, to approach the hiring manager with confidence; and build a “business case” for you joining the company. We cover how to plan “marketing touchdowns” to get you in front of the right team, at the right time, for the right reasons, and take you from the dreaded “stranger status” to “known and respected entity”….

It is so do-able! And it is not rocket science. The trick lies in your (sustained) attention, and simply doing your homework. Note: in my experience, the biggest problem I see when it comes to careers is that people will just not focus and actually make a plan. Or, they do it in fits and starts (usually with their backs against the wall), instead of concertedly working through the steps to manage their brand and message, on a consistent basis.

The good news: I may be the only person to ever tell you that careers (read: all goals) are absolutely, completely achievable. Most people throw stuff at the wall all their life, and hope that something sticks. When you use that approach, your career is actually managing you. We need to turn this around, and put the power back in your hands. That’s exactly what this career blog will do.

Most job seekers turn to friends, peers or family for advice. Despite having your best interests at heart these well-meaning folk are not trained to help you self-actualize and very few of them know about the new employment rules, let alone, new employment tools… We’re looking for you to make more “truly informed” decisions, enhance your brand, and get you moving forward with confidence. And it doesn’t matter what age or stage you are at.

Please hear me when I say there is more opportunity out there than you can possibly imagine. The world is in a sorry state. There’s untold ways and places for you to apply your unique skills, knowledge and passion. Think about it:  if there is a problem in (any) business, it follows that there’s a business imperative to be solved, and an accompanying job (or role) to be had solving it. And yes, dammit, you’re allowed. Not only are you allowed to participate and shine in these new businesses, but you’ll actually be welcomed! Imagine that! You’ll be welcomed because you’ll have done your homework, and that will resonate quite positively (read: confidence) with decision-makers.

Now, to our “homework”… Let’s roll up our sleeves and get started. Leave your regular desk and regular thinking behind, grab your desktop, and go somewhere inspirational … A church? A bar? A park? (…or anything in between) …and do this exercise: https://www.mediaintelligence.ca/career-goals-exercise/

You owe it to yourself. Start by writing down what you want for yourself, not what you think the world wants of you. Don’t waste any more time trying to “think your way through it”. You need to write it down. Note: you need to move your career thoughts out of short term memory and into long term memory. And that’s exactly what happens when you write up your wish-list. Get serious for an hour and write down all the things you want, both professionally and personally. Let’s learn to take a leadership position on our wants and needs, and by doing so, we’ll make your professional reality more meaningful, let alone gainful! 

In the issue of this career blog, we’ll take your goals to the next level. You’ll learn to “crunch/(do the analysis)” on them, and we’ll discuss how to prioritize and schedule your goals into your week, week over week. You’ll be off to a strong start, and will be delivering a much more targeted message. It’s nowhere near as hard as you think.

Pro Tip: Just do your homework. Get out your real wish list and have some fun with it! 

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