Dec 30, 2011

Career and Life Quote for Thursday, December 28th, 2011...

Life is like ordering a pizza.
We place our order with the exact ingredients "we think" we want.
We start wondering and imagining how good it will be and get excited about its arrival.
And we have worked one way or another to pay for it, and when it arrives are we satisfied?
Pizza= thirty minutes or less
Life= thirty years or more
Makes you wonder what we are ordering?

Dec 28, 2011

Career and Life Quote for Wednesday, December 28th, 2011...

"People will forget what you said. People will forget what you did. But, people will not forget how you made them feel."~ Maya Angelou

Dec 27, 2011

Career and Life Quote for Tuesday, December 27th, 2011...

No Matter How Busy You Are by Jim Rohn

No matter how busy you are, make sure to find some time over the next two weeks to reflect, think, give and plan.

The week between Christmas and New Year's is the ideal time for this. Try to slow things down. Spend time with the ones you love and care about. Take some time to talk with your spouse and kids about goals and dreams for the next year. Use this as a time to recharge your batteries (and not just by watching TV the entire time), and with excitement, think about a handful of changes or additions you want for your life in the New Year.

I believe you will find the act of reflecting, thinking, dreaming and planning (with your family) to be one of the most important exercises you can do that will positively impact the next 12 months.

And, remember, do not neglect to commit yourself to set this time aside, or you will find that the business of life can and will get in the way.

So, let's all take a moment to gather up the past year of victories and defeats, growing as well as those times of stagnation, and use it to wipe a clean slate and thoughtfully design the next year the way we truly desire it to be.

Dec 26, 2011

Career and Life Quote for Monday, December 26th, 2011...

A well done resume will assist you in getting an interview meeting...how you ARTICULATE your resume is how you will receive a JOB OFFER!

Dec 24, 2011

Career and Life Quote for Saturday, December 24th, 2011...

What is Christmas?


It is tenderness for the past, courage for the present, hope for the future. It is a fervent wish that every cup may overflow with blessings rich and eternal, and that every path may lead to peace." ~ Agnes M. Pahro

Dec 23, 2011

Career and Life Quote for Friday, December 23rd, 2011...

Stand Up To Cancer was created to break down the barriers in cancer research. "We're trying to do no less than change the culture of how scientific research, particularly in cancer, is done." - Laura Ziskin

Dec 22, 2011

Career and Life Quote for Wednesday, December 21st 2011...

10 Rules To Follow In 2012!
1. See Your Vision, Design Your Future. 2. No Limits to Your Commitment.
3. Fail Quickly and Know Why. 4. Know Where You Can Win. 5. Only Do What Supports Your Vision. 6. Measure the Right Things. 7. Be More Valuable with Each Activity. 8. Focus on Liquidity, Profit and Growth.
9. Do the Doable. 10. Start by Starting!

Dec 21, 2011

Career and Life Quote for Wednesday, December 21, 2011...

How to answer behavioral interview questions EFFECTIVELY~

Ambition~

Describe a project or idea that was implemented primarily because of your efforts. What was your role? What was the outcome?
Describe a time when you made a suggestion to improve the work in your organization.
Give an example of an important goal that you set in the past. Tell about your success in reaching it.

Dec 20, 2011

Career and Life Quote for Tuesday, December 20th, 2011...

SUCCESS... "To laugh often and much; To win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; To earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; To appreciate beauty, to find the best in others; To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded." ---Ralph Waldo Emerson

Dec 19, 2011

Dec 18, 2011

Career and Life Quote for Sunday, December 18th, 2011...

"Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence." ~ Helen Keller

Dec 17, 2011

Career and Life Quote for Saturday, December 17th, 2011...

"Your love shines in my heart." ~ Andrea Bocelli ~

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4HekqPM0LsM

Career and Life Quote for Friday, December 16th, 2011...

Effective Interviewing Strategies and Techniques To Land A New Career Opportunity~ let's discuss your current job search today!

Career and Life Quote for Thursday, December 15th, 2011...

via HBR~ Five Things You Should Stop Doing in 2012~

http://blogs.hbr.org/cs/2011/12/five_things_you_should_stop_do.html

Career and Life Quote for Wednesday, December 14th, 2011...

"It is time for us all to stand and cheer for the doer, the achiever - the one who recognizes the challenges and does something about it." -- Vince Lombardi

Career and Life Quote for Tuesday, December 13th, 2011...

"Nothing is impossible; the word itself says 'I'm possible'" - Audrey Hepburn

Dec 12, 2011

Career and Life Quote for Monday, December 12th, 2011

If you look for it, I've got a sneaky feeling you'll find that love actually is all around.” ~ Love Actually , with Hugh Grant

Dec 11, 2011

Career and Life Thought for Today!

“In essence, if we want to direct our lives, we must take control of our consistent actions. It's not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives, but what we do consistently.” ~ Anthony Robbins

Dec 9, 2011

Career and Life Quote for Friday, December 9, 2011...

Recruitment and Career and Life Coaching are my absolute passions because I truly love to work closely with candidates/client seek careers that make them feel truly fulfilled, reach their full potential and prosper. The better the career opportunity I can identify for a client, the better lives my clients can live.

Dec 8, 2011

Career and Life Quote for Thursday, December 8th, 2011...

Elizabeth Edwards Quotes (Author of Resilience)

She was a wonderful lady! Class act all the way!


http://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/42009.Elizabeth_Edwards

Dec 5, 2011

Career and Life Quote for Monday, December 5th, 2011

via Spirit of Golf~
THOUGHTS OF THE DAY - We look at a golf shot as it appears and say, “See, it has to be real and true.” What we fail to realize – and what the latest brain research is telling us – is that the only reason we see the shot the way we do is because of preexisting patterns of optimism or doubt already firing inside the brain. With a lot of negativity, judgment, and fear front loaded inside of us, what we see is a predominance of negative and fearful shots for us to judge (an activity the ego loves to do). With a brain that is patterned with a lot of optimism, acceptance, and can do, just the opposite is true. A belief is just a thought we have told ourselves over and over again. Perception, not reality, is what we see in the form of manifested physical proof. www.myspiritofgolf.com

Dec 4, 2011

Dec 3, 2011

Career and Life Quote for December 3, 2011...

"Most people live life on the path we set for them, too afraid to explore any other. But once in a while people like you come along who knock down all the obstacles we put in your way. People who realize freewill is a gift that you'll never know how to use until you fight for it. I think that's the chairman's real plan. And maybe, one day, we won't write the plan. You will." ~ The Adjustment Bureau

Dec 2, 2011

Career and Life Quote for Friday, December 2, 2011...

"In every person's life, there are five or ten random minutes when if the right thing is said or done the world can change in magical ways."

Nov 30, 2011

Career and Life Quote for Thursday, December 1, 2011...

This holiday season, we are offering, give Career and Life Coaching This Holiday Season! Do you have a very special person in your life that could use career coaching sessions?

Career and Life Quote for Wednesday, November 30, 2011...

“I will wake up in a happy, healthy, and more productive mood. I will enjoy more of life tomorrow than I did today. My very essence is programmed only for growth, only for abundance and in all areas of my life. All I have to do is choose to stay tuned to this idea and continue to spend time with people who are also tuned into this idea.” - Jack Canfield

Nov 29, 2011

Career and Life Quote for Tuesday, November 29, 2011...

"You are the masterpiece of your own life; you are
the Michelangelo of your experience. The David that
you are sculpting is you. And you do it with your thoughts."
— Dr. Joe Vitale

Nov 28, 2011

Career and Life Quote for Monday, November 28, 2011...

"One must have the adventurous daring to accept oneself as a bundle of possibilities and undertake the most interesting game in the world - making the most of one's best. -Harry Emerson

Nov 27, 2011

Nov 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving Day to all...

"Make it a habit to tell people thank you.
To express your appreciation,
sincerely and without the expectation of anything in return.
Truly appreciate those around you,
and you'll soon find many others around you.
Truly appreciate life, and you'll find that you have more of it."
Ralph Marston

Nov 23, 2011

Career and Life Quote for Wednesday, November 23, 2011...

25 active adjectives to describe your personality and working habits in the best possible light: Determined, Team-player, Hard-working, Diligent, Trustworthy, Motivated Reliable, Self-starter,Loyal, Studious, Attentive, Conscientious, Industrious, Persistent, Dynamic, Energetic, Enterprising, Enthusiastic, Aggressive, Consistent, Organized, Professional, Methodical, Skillful, Passionate...

Nov 21, 2011

Nov 19, 2011

Career and Life Quote for Saturday, November 19, 2011...

via NY Daily News-11/17/01 ~ Court Street Pastry Shop listed as Borough's Best! ... http://t.co/O4Oimqmt

Nov 18, 2011

Career and Life Quote for Friday, November 18, 2011...

Be Thankful...By Unknown


Be thankful that you don't already have everything you desire.
If you did, what would there be to look forward to?

Be thankful when you don't know something,
for it gives you the opportunity to learn.

Be thankful for the difficult times,
during those times you grow.

Be thankful for your limitations,
because they give you opportunities for improvement.

Be thankful for each new challenge,
because it will build your strength and character.

Be thankful for your mistakes. They will teach you valuable lessons.

Be thankful when you're tired and weary,
because it means you've made a difference.

It's easy to be thankful for the good things.

A life of rich fulfillment comes to those who
are also thankful for the setbacks.

Gratitude can turn a negative into a positive.

Find a way to be thankful for your troubles,
and they can become your blessings.

Nov 15, 2011

Career and Life Thought!

“Live life fully while you're here. Experience everything. Take care of yourself and your friends. Have fun, be crazy, be weird. Go out and screw up! You're going to anyway, so you might as well enjoy the process. Take the opportunity to learn from your mistakes: find the cause of your problem and eliminate it. Don't try to be perfect; just be an excellent example of being human.”

Nov 14, 2011

Career and Life Quote for Monday, November 14, 2011...

“Happy, contented people make conscious, careful choices about their life focuses that endorse their individual values.” ~Gail McMeekin

Nov 13, 2011

Career and Life Quote for Sunday, November 13, 2011...

Career Coaching Philosophy:

Career coaching is an effective way to develop mastery of the "soft things". Attention is given to learning to trust your intuition, take action and improve your communication skills. Career coaching integrates awareness raising, feedback and action in a goal directed, results oriented "partnering for success".

Nov 9, 2011

Career and Life Quote fo Wednesday, November 9th, 2011...

"I believe life is constantly testing us for our level of commitment, and life's greatest rewards are reserved for those who demonstrate a never-ending commitment to act until they achieve. This level of resolve can move mountains, but it must be constant and consistent. As simplistic as this may sound, it is still the common denominator separating those who live their dreams from those who live in regret." ~ Tony Robbins

Nov 7, 2011

Nov 3, 2011

Career and Life Quote for Thursday, November 3, 2011...

" Love life, engage in it, give it all you've got. Love it with a passion, because life truly does give back, many times over, what you put into it."---Maya Angelou

Nov 2, 2011

Career and Life Quote for Tuesday, November 1, 2011...

"Integrity" is just a ticket to the game.
If you don't have it in your bones, you
shouldn't be allowed on the field." ~ Jack Welch

Oct 31, 2011

Career and Life Quote for Monday, October 31, 2011...

"No matter how carefully you plan your goals they will never be more that pipe dreams unless you pursue them with gusto." W. Clement Stone

Oct 29, 2011

Career and Life Quote for Saturday, October 29, 2011...

letsfcancer
RT @pospositive: Cancer Awareness: 2 Years Later - Video by @letsfcancer charity founder, @MsFuckCancer (Yael Cohen) ow.ly/7cUBN

Oct 28, 2011

Career and Life Quote for Friday, October 28, 2011...

“Here’s what my love affair with quotations has taught me: the more you focus on words that uplift you, the more you embody the ideas contained in those words.” - Oprah

Oct 27, 2011

Career and Life Quote for Thursday, October 27, 2011...

10 Most Sleep-Deprived Cities

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/26/10-sleep-deprived-cities_n_1031214.html#s433386&title=5_New_York

Oct 25, 2011

Career and Life Quote for Tuesday, October 25, 2011...

via Tony Robbins~
I worked with Dennis Rodman yrs ago& under the"I don't care" attitude is a man who feels deeply Watch speech NBA HOF http://t.co/0AywUwEM

Oct 24, 2011

Career and Life Quote for Tuesday, October 25, 2011...

"It is time for us to stand and cheer for, the achiever, the one who recognizes the challenge and does something about it." - Vince Lombardi

Oct 23, 2011

Career and Life Quote for Monday, October 24th, 2011...

~ There in the soft breeze faith brings to you an idea, an inspiration. ~ Follow it ~ See where it takes you ~ we never know why it is we end up in some of the places we do ~ yet there we are~ let the breeze of hope and faith gently flow in your direction ~ maybe that dream is just on the other side ~ Namaste

Career and Life Quote for Sunday, October 23rd, 2011...

"The secret of joy in work is contained in one word — excellence. To know how to do something well is to enjoy it." – Pearl S. Buck

Oct 20, 2011

Career and Life Quote for Thursday, October 20, 2011...

"It's the heart afraid of breaking that never learns to dance. It is the dream afraid of waking that never takes the chance. It is the one who won't be taken who cannot seem to give. And the soul afraid of dying that never learns to live."
- Bette Midler

Oct 19, 2011

2011 Major League Baseball World Series, MasterCard and Stand Up To Cancer:

2011 Major League Baseball World Series, MasterCard and Stand Up To Cancer: "We All Stand Up / Thank You" ~ http://t.co/QHsl2P5c

Legends Stand Up To Cancer http://t.co/pvoT3M9S

Career and Life Quote for Wednesday, October 19, 2011...

"We are each gifted in a unique and important way. It is our privilege and our adventure to discover our own special light." ~ Mary Dunbar

Oct 17, 2011

Career and Life Quote for Monday, October 17, 2011...

"Beliefs have the power to create and the power to destroy. Human beings have the awesome ability to take any experience of their lives and create a meaning that disempowers them or one that can literally save their lives."~
Tony Robbins

Oct 15, 2011

Career and Life Quote for Saturday, October 15, 2011...

via Cory Booker~
“This is my wish for you: Comfort on difficult days, smiles when sadness intrudes, rainbows to follow the clouds, laughter to kiss your lips, sunsets to warm your heart, hugs when spirits sag, beauty for your eyes to see, friendships to brighten your being, faith so that you can believe, confidence for when you doubt, courage to know yourself, patience to accept the truth, Love to complete your life.”

Oct 12, 2011

Another thought and quote of the day for Wednesday, October 13th, 2011...

"Your body is exactly like a movie projector, and the film running through the projector is all of your thoughts and feelings. Everything you see on the screen of your life is what has been projected from within you, and is what you have put into the film.
By choosing higher thoughts and feelings you can change what you see on the screen at any time. You have complete control of what goes into your film!
May the joy be with you,"

~Rhonda Byrne, Australian television writer and producer, best known for her New Thought works, The Secret.

Career and Life Quote for Wednesday, October 12, 2011...

Time Management tip: At the end of the day ask yourself "If I was to do today over again, what would I do differently?" Then set up a structure to support that change.

Oct 11, 2011

Career and Life Quote for Tuesday, October 11, 2011...

"The big secret in life is that there is no big secret. Whatever your goal, you can get there if you're willing to work."~ Oprah

Oct 9, 2011

Career and Life Quote for Monday, October 10, 2011...

"To make the right choices in life, you have to get in touch with your soul. To do this, you need to experience solitude, which most people are afraid of, because in the silence you hear the truth and know the solutions." - Deepak Chopra

Oct 7, 2011

Career and Life Quote and Thought for October 7, 2011...

"Every minute a child is diagnosed with cancer." "~ St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

In honor, memory and celebration of my mom, Diana M. Porto...
As many of you already know, I established a St. Jude’s tribute fund in late 2007 to honor my magnificent, wonderful and loving mother, Diana M. Porto. Thus far, I am so very proud that we have raised $7,110.00 in my mom's name.

http://fundraising.stjude.org/site/TR/Events/Tribute?pxfid=17210&fr_id=1341&pg=fund

"Children shouldn't have cancer"~ St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Oct 5, 2011

Career and Life Quote for Wednesday, October 5, 2011...

"You stand at the threshold of a great adventure. The extent to which you experience the fullness of that journey is determined by the extent to which you let go of the scenarios that no longer serve you." Author unknown

Oct 3, 2011

Career and Life Quote for Monday, October 3rd, 2011...

Our goals can only be reached through a vehicle of a plan, in which we must fervently believe, and upon which we must vigorously act. There is no other route to success. - Pablo Picasso

Oct 1, 2011

Career and Life Quote for Sunday, October 1st, 2011...

The only person that can truly stand in the way of your progress, is you. Give everything all you've got!

Sep 30, 2011

Career and Life Quote for Friday, September 30, 2011...

"Realize the power of a single decision acted upon immediately and with utter conviction."~ Tony Robbins

Career and Life Quote for Thursday, September 29, 2011...

"Create more laughter every day. You will find that life will become easier and much more connected to the flow of our love.

Sep 27, 2011

Career and Life Quote for Tuesday, September 27, 2011...

"One of the most beautiful gifts in the world is the gift of encouragement. When someone encourages you, that person helps you over a threshold you might otherwise never have crossed on your own. -John O'Donohue

Sep 26, 2011

Career and Life Quote for Monday, September 26, 2011...

There are three types of baseball players: those who make it happen, those who watch it happen, and those who wonder what happens. ~ Tommy Lasorda

Sep 25, 2011

Career and Life Quote for Sunday, September 25, 2011...

"If we get the right people in the right job, we've won the game."~ JACK WELCH, FORMER CEO GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY

Sep 24, 2011

Career and Life Quote for Saturday, September 24, 2011...

"Being a role model is the most powerful form of educating. Youngsters need good models more than they need critics. It's one of a parent's greatest responsibilities and opportunities." - John Wooden

Sep 23, 2011

Sep 22, 2011

Career and Life Quote for Thursday, September 22, 2011...

To dream anything that you want to dream. That's the beauty of the human mind. To do anything that you want to do. That is the strength of the human will. To trust yourself to test your limits. That is the courage to succeed.
~ Bernard Edmonds

Sep 21, 2011

Career and Life Quote for Wednesday, September 21, 2011...

“When we least expect it, life sets us a challenge to test our courage and willingness to change; at such a moment, there is no point in pretending that nothing has happened or in saying that we are not ready. The challenge will not wait. Life does not look back. A week is more than enough time for us to decide whether or not to accept our destiny.”

Sep 20, 2011

Crain's Most Powerful Women in New York City - Sept 19 2011~

Crain's Most Powerful Women in New York City - Sept 19 2011~

I have the privilege and honor to attend yesterday. It was a magnificent conference and meet wonderful people. I had the opportunity to meet and chat with: Mary Ann Tighe, Christine Quinn, Arianna Huffington and Jennifer Raab. Sandra Lee was sitting in front of us. Diane Von Furstenberg was fantastic! A spectacular day!


http://www.crainsnewyork.com/dcce/20110523/4/events_calendar/40/events_active/2585942

Career and Life Quote for Tuesday, September 20, 2011...

‎"Pay attention to what makes you feel energized, connected, stimulated- what gives you your juice. Do what you love, give it back in the form of service, and you will do more than succeed. You will triumph." ~ Oprah

Sep 19, 2011

Career and Life Quote for Monday, September 19, 2011...

OneRepublic - Good Life

Inspiration for a Monday! Have a awesome and productive day ahead!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jZhQOvvV45w

Sep 16, 2011

Happy Friday Quote of the Day!

Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.
~Mahatma Gandhi

Sep 15, 2011

Career and Life Quote of the Day!

‎"As a single footstep will not make a path on the earth, so a single thought will not make a pathway in the mind. To make a deep physical path, we walk again and again. To make a deep mental path, we must think over and over the kind of thoughts we wish to dominate our lives."
~ Henry David Thoreau

Sep 14, 2011

Career and Life Quote of the Day!

via Tony Robbins~
From Team Tony: "I truly believe we all have a sleeping giant within us. Each of us has a talent, a gift, our own bit of genius just waiting to be tapped. It might be a talent for art or music... a special way of relating to the ones you love. It might be a genius for selling or innovating.... I choose to believe that our Creator doesn't play favorites, that we've all been created unique, but with equal opportunities for experiencing life to the fullest."
-- Awaken the Giant Within, p. 22

Sep 9, 2011

Quote of the Day!

via Maria Shriver~ Daily Tips for Life: "It's Time that you trust yourself more than you trust others." - Suze Orman

Sep 8, 2011

Career and Life Quote and Thought of the Day...

TODAY ===>> Take away all the “if’s and but’s” and imagine there were no limitations of what you could achieve. Open your mind to endless possibilities and you will find you suddenly start feeling more energized about your business goals.

Sep 7, 2011

Sep 6, 2011

Career and Life Quote and Thought of the Day...

‎"Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen." ~ Michael Jordan

Sep 5, 2011

Career and Life Quote and Thought of the Day...

‎"You can add Power to either your Problems or to Solutions with your Focus. Which Do You Choose?" ~ Cari L Murphy

Sep 3, 2011

Quote of the Day!

The temptation when the path to success gets too bumpy is to leap back into the comfort zone. Don't. Keep pushing forward. The comfort zone is the land of dreams and wishes. Success is the land of results, where all those dreams come true." - Mark Burnett

Sep 2, 2011

Career and Life Thought and Quote of the Day!

‎"The key is not to prioritize what's on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities." Stephen Covey

Happy Friday to all!

"Without passion you dont have energy, without energy you have nothing." Donald Trump

Sep 1, 2011

Happy September to all!

The courage to begin separates dreamers from achievers.
Your difficulty and the difficulty of everyone who ever
desires to achieve anything worthwhile comes in the movement.
Don’t always be intending to live a new life but never
find a time to begin living it.
Most people fail because they never get started.
They don’t go they don’t overcome inertia, they don’t begin.
Begin to free yourself at once by doing all that
is possible with the means you have.
As you proceed in this spirit, the way will open
for you to do more. The worst you can do is not to try.

Aug 31, 2011

Thought to continue to pass and post today...

12 Things HAPPY PEOPLE Do Differently:
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Express gratitude, Cultivate optimism, Avoid over-thinking and social comparison, Practice acts of kindness, Nurture social relationships, Develop strategies for coping, Learn to forgive, increase flow experiences, savor life’s joys, Commit to their goals, Practice spirituality and Take care of their body...

Career and Life Quote and Thought of the Day!

‎"Life is like a ten speed bicycle. Most of us have gears we never use." Charles M. Schulz (Creator of "Peanuts")

Aug 29, 2011

Thought of the Day!

‎"Focus, Focus, Focus! You will only have significant success with something that is an obsession. Success comes from having passion and having fun creating your objective!"~ Rev Run~ Words of Wisdom

Life Quote of the Day...

Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow...it empties today of its strength!

Aug 27, 2011

Thought to continue to pass and post today...

Sticking to it is the genius. - Thomas Edison

Aug 26, 2011

Thought of Day!

Aim to ~


If you’re going to set a high goal, make it count.

Aim to affect people’s lives for the better.

Aim to inspire 100, not just 5 people a day.

Aim to always be supportive.

Aim to get 30 extra minutes of cardio in for the day.

Aim to be kind and generous of your time.

Aim to be 110% "present" in each and every moment of your life.

Aim to be a great listener.

Aim to change your world and the world itself.

Career and Life Quote and Thought of the Day...

"A dream is an inspiring picture of the future that energizes your mind, will, and emotions, empowering you to do everything you can to achieve it. A genuine dream is a picture and blueprint of a person's purpose and potential."
~John Maxwell

Aug 24, 2011

Career and Life Thought!

The currents that determine our dreams and shape our lives, flow from the attitudes we nurture every day...

Aug 23, 2011

Career and Life Thought and Quote of the Day!

Risk more than others think is safe.
Care more than others think is wise.
Dream more than others think is practical.
Expect more than others think is possible.

~ Claude Bissel

Aug 22, 2011

Thought of Day!

‎"Forget about all the reasons why something may not work. You only need to find one good reason why it will." -

Aug 21, 2011

Career and Life Thought!

"When you make a mistake, don't look back at it long. Take the reason of the thing into your mind and then look forward. Mistakes are lessons of wisdom. The past cannot be changed. The future is what is yet in your power." ~ Hugh White

Aug 20, 2011

Thought to continue to pass and post today...

“Living with integrity means: Not settling for less than what you know you deserve in your relationships. Asking for what you want and need from others. Speaking your truth, even though it might create conflict or tension. Behaving in ways that are in harmony with your personal values. Making choices based on what you believe, and not what others believe.” ~ Barbara De Angelis

Career and Life Quote and Thought of the Day...

When I thought I couldn't go on, I forced myself to keep going. My success is based on persistence, not luck. ~ Estee Lauder

Aug 19, 2011

Thought to continue to pass and post today...

"If you know someone who fought cancer and won, or fought cancer and died, or someone who is still fighting please add this to your status for 1 hour as a mark of respect and in remembrance." ~

Aug 18, 2011

Career and Life Thought!


“Opposition is a natural part of life. Just as we develop our physical muscles through overcoming

opposition - such as lifting weights - we develop our character muscles by overcoming challenges

and adversity.” ~ Stephen R. Covey

Career and Life Quote and Thought of the Day!


10 NETWORKING tips that work!
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- The goal of networking should be to help other people
- It’s more important to understand their needs b4 u tell them yours
- Don’t dismiss anyone as irrelevant
- Start by offering praise, not requesting help
- Provide as much value as possible
- Develop the habit of introducing people
- Don’t take “No,” personally
- ALWAYS follow up.
- Network with the intention of helping other people, not yourself.
- Listen more, speak less

Aug 17, 2011

Career Tip of the Day~

Career Tip of the Day~

Read a minimum of 1 hour/day. Knowledge is power it is said and it is true.

Reading increases your vocabulary and if you read about your chosen industry increases your

competence and ability. By reading 1 hour/day or more you will quickly become one of the most

knowledgeable and therefore most valuable people in your industry.

Aug 16, 2011

Career and Life Thought and Quote of the Day!


“Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life - think of it, dream of it, live on that idea.

Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave

every other idea alone. This is the way to success, that is way great spiritual giants are

produced.” ~ Swami Vivekananda

Aug 15, 2011

Career and Life Thought and Quote of the Day!


If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up.

Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it. ~ Michael Jordan

Career and Life Thought!

If You Are...

A college student undecided about a major...

Entering the workforce for the first time...

A new careerist, uncertain about next step decisions...

A transitioning mother thinking about returning to work...

Thinking about a career or job change...

Looking to advance in your current position...

Currently unemployed...

Overwhelmed by the job search process...

Let's connect!

Aug 14, 2011

Thought of the Day!


via Harvard Business~ Hire for ATTITUDE...train for skill....http://t.co/beDvEQ8

Aug 13, 2011

Career and Life Quote and Thought of the Day...

‎"
Champions aren't made in the gyms.

Champions are made from something they have deep inside them:

a desire, a dream, a vision." Muhammad Ali

Aug 10, 2011

Career and LIfe Coaching Thought of the Day!

Ways To Live Powerfully Today and Everyday...
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Discover your main purpose...
Follow your true passions...
Set your short term/long term goals...
Create a life handbook...
Create your bucket list...
Be vulnerable and open...
love, love, love...
Be kind and understanding...
Let go of all negative friendships...
Take risks...
Surround yourself with ONLY positive people...
Release your limits...
Believe in yourself 110%
Wake up early...
Eat healthy...
Exercise...
Try something new and exciting...
Stop watching TV~ only the Golden Girls!
Be compassionate...
Smile much more...
Donate your unused cloths and items...
Criticize less,appreciate more...
Keep a journal to self-reflect...
Be supportive...
Mentor and coach...
Support a worthy cause that is close to your heart...
Believe...
Hope...
Have Faith...

Aug 9, 2011

Career and LIfe Coaching Thought of the Day!


Rules of Positive Transformation~


Listening, entering with intention and being totally opened and receptive to change...

Career and LIfe Coaching Thought of the Day!

via The Tony Robbins Foundation~

"Every morning you are handed 24 golden hours. They are one of the few things in this

world that you get free of charge. If you had all the money in the world, you couldn't

buy an extra hour. What will you do with this priceless treasure?" ~ Source Unknown

Aug 8, 2011

Career and LIfe Coaching Quote of the Day!

"As you begin to take action toward the fulfillment of your goals and dreams, you must

realize that not every action will be perfect. Not every action will produce the

desired result. Not every action will work. Making mistakes, getting it almost right,

and experimenting to see what happens are all part of the process of eventually

getting it right." ~Jack Canfield

Aug 7, 2011

Career and LIfe Coaching Thought of the Day!

Develop your 30-second elevator pitch. You want to be sure that you can communicate

crisply and clearly who you are, what you’ve done, and where you want to go. The

professionals you are speaking with need to be able to quickly understand your goals.

If they need to ask you a lot of questions to clarify what you want, you are wasting

their time in the conversation.

Aug 6, 2011

Career and LIfe Coaching Thought of the Day!

"When a goal matters enough to a person, that person will find a way to accomplish

what at first seemed impossible." -Nido Qubein

Career and LIfe Coaching Quote of the Day!

Every day is a new beginning -- Problems and mistakes of yesterday are now just

memories of a lesson learned. I absorb the energy and possibilities of each new day,

acknowledge the simple beauty that can be taken for granted, and look forward to

tomorrow's new beginning.

Aug 5, 2011

Career and LIfe Coaching Quote of the Day!

"Bless all that which you desire and you electrify it with energy to draw you towards

it and it towards you. The cool thing is, the closer you get the faster it moves

towards you. So go find what you want and smile upon it with positive expectancy and

joyful anticipation. Do it today mister!" - Joseph Mcclendon

Aug 4, 2011

Career and LIfe Coaching Quote of the Day!

“The person with a fixed goal, a clear picture of her/his desire, or an ideal always

before her/him, causes it, through repetition, to be buried deeply in her/his

subconscious mind and is thus enabled, thanks to its generative and sustaining power,

to realize their goal in a minimum of time and with a minimum of physical effort.

Just pursue the thought unceasingly. Step by step you will achieve realization, for

all your faculties and powers become directed to that end.” ~ Claude M. Bristol

Aug 3, 2011

Career and LIfe Coaching Thought of the Day!

Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more.

If you concentrate on what you don't have, you'll never, ever have enough. - Oprah

Career and LIfe Coaching Quote of the Day!

"Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and

absurdities have crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day. You

shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old

nonsense." – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Aug 2, 2011

Career and LIfe Coaching Thought of the Day!

Ashton Kutcher School of Marketing

What can we learn from AK's marketing techniques, regardless of the industry we're in or the product or service we're marketing?

* Build a powerful list -AK works on growing his fan list all the time. He knows there's power in the list.
* Leverage social media -AK'sfavorite medium: Twitter, but he's everywhere.
* Create a distinctive personal brand - even if you have to marry it :) - AK became known by being Demi Moore's youthful sweetheart, ultimately marrying her. But then he had to make his brand stand on it's own. Now he's the entrepreneurial star.
* Hang out with people who hang with winners and you meet winners too.
* Communicate regularly with your market - and you don't do this just by handing out lots of brochures. You connect with your market. Ashton is sending multiple tweets and facebook messages every day.

Ashton doesn't rely only on his last film for his current success.
He has created a whole new stream of opportunity and brand ability by getting involved with various business projects.
His personal brand shines as bright as his star on Hollywood Boulevard.

Career and LIfe Coaching Quote of the Day!

"Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving."~
Albert Einstein

Aug 1, 2011

Career and LIfe Coaching Thought of the Day!

It's a New Month, a New Week and a New Beginning! "The obstacles of your past can

become the gateways that lead to new beginnings."

Career and LIfe Coaching Thought of the Day!

Make New Habits Stick :-)

1. Commit to Thirty Days – Three to four weeks is all the time you need to make a habit automatic. If you can make it through the initial conditioning phase, it becomes much easier to sustain. A month is a good block of time to commit to a change since it easily fits in your calendar.

2. Make it Daily – Consistency is critical if you want to make a habit stick. If you want to start exercising, go to the gym every day for your first thirty days. Going a couple times a week will make it harder to form the habit. Activities you do once every few days are trickier to lock in as habits.

3. Start Simple – Don’t try to completely change your life in one day. It is easy to get over-motivated and take on too much. If you wanted to study two hours a day, first make the habit to go for thirty minutes and build on that.

4. Remind Yourself – Around two weeks into your commitment it can be easy to forget. Place reminders to execute your habit each day or you might miss a few days. If you miss time it defeats the purpose of setting a habit to begin with.

5. Stay Consistent – The more consistent your habit the easier it will be to stick. If you want to start exercising, try going at the same time, to the same place for your thirty days. When cues like time of day, place and circumstances are the same in each case it is easier to stick.

6. Get a Buddy – Find someone who will go along with you and keep you motivated if you feel like quitting.

7. Form a Trigger – A trigger is a ritual you use right before executing your habit. If you wanted to wake up earlier, this could mean waking up in exactly the same way each morning. If you wanted to quit smoking you could practice snapping your fingers each time you felt the urge to pick up a cigarette.

8. Replace Lost Needs - If you are giving up something in your habit, make sure you are adequately replacing any needs you’ve lost. If watching television gave you a way to relax, you could take up meditation or reading as a way to replace that same need.

9. Be Imperfect – Don’t expect all your attempts to change habits to be successful immediately. It took me four independent tries before I started exercising regularly. Now I love it. Try your best, but expect a few bumps along the way.

10. Use “But” – A prominent habit changing therapist once told me this great technique for changing bad thought patterns. When you start to think negative thoughts, use the word “but” to interrupt it. “I’m no good at this, but, if I work at it I might get better later.”

11. Remove Temptation - Restructure your environment so it won’t tempt you in the first thirty days. Remove junk food from your house, cancel your cable subscription, throw out the cigarettes so you won’t need to struggle with willpower later.

12. Associate With Role Models - Spend more time with people who model the habits you want to mirror. A recent study found that having an obese friend indicated you were more likely to become fat. You become what you spend time around.

13. Run it as an Experiment - Withhold judgment until after a month has past and use it as an experiment in behavior. Experiments can’t fail, they just have different results so it will give you a different perspective on changing your habit.

14. Swish - A technique from NLP. Visualize yourself performing the bad habit. Next visualize yourself pushing aside the bad habit and performing an alternative. Finally, end that sequence with an image of yourself in a highly positive state. See yourself picking up the cigarette, see yourself putting it down and snapping your fingers, finally visualize yourself running and breathing free. Do it a few times until you automatically go through the pattern before executing the old habit.

15. Write it Down – A piece of paper with a resolution on it isn’t that important. Writing that resolution is. Writing makes your ideas more clear and focuses you on your end result.

16. Know the Benefits - Familiarize yourself with the benefits of making a change. Get books that show the benefits of regular exercise. Notice any changes in energy levels after you take on a new diet. Imagine getting better grades after improving your study habits.

17. Know the Pain – You should also be aware of the consequences. Exposing yourself to realistic information about the downsides of not making a change will give you added motivation.

18. Do it For Yourself - Don’t worry about all the things you “should” have as habits. Instead tool your habits towards your goals and the things that motivate you. Weak guilt and empty resolutions aren’t enough.

Jul 31, 2011

Career and LIfe Coaching Thought of the Day!

COMPASS

The road of life can be rough

as it twists and winds.

The compass we should follow

is not found in the mind.

You can ask for directions

on which way you should go.

But when you look inside yourself

you’ll realize that you know.

Your ego tries distracting you

and tells you that you’re wrong.

Your heart calls to remind you

that you’ve known it all along.

Will you follow fear

not looking where you step?

Or listen to your heart

where your true compass is kept!

Career and LIfe Coaching Thought of the Day!

Tips to support and assist "2011 college graduates" deal with the challenges of searching for a new opportunity...


Highlight coursework that is applicable to a particular position...


Ask smart questions during an interview meeting. A firm will be impressed if you ask tough questions. "Think out of the box"

Take innovative and passionate approaches to telling your own story and script.

Try at all costs to avoid simply submitting a resume online to a nebulous, no-named e-mail box. Chances are it will fall to the wayside and not be culled from the thousands received.

Write a detailed cover letter about the employer, not you. Everybody likes to read about themselves. The same goes for company leadership.


Highly Recommended Interview Questions to review before your meetings!

“What are your strengths and weaknesses?”

“Why do you want to work for this company”

“What is your most notable accomplishment?”

Jul 30, 2011

Career and LIfe Coaching Thought of the Day!

A MUST DO AFTER AN INTERVIEW MEETING~

Always end by demonstrating your interest in the position – One of the biggest

feedbacks I get from hiring managers is: “Yes, I really liked their experience, but

I’m not sure if they are interested.” At the end of the interview, end it by

reinforcing your interest in the position. Something as simply as, “Thank you for

your time today, I really appreciate it and I am definitely interested in taking the

next step as you see fit. Look forward to hearing from you.” Don’t leave them to

wonder, go ahead and put yourself out there. Just make sure you don’t appear

desperate either.

Jul 29, 2011

Career and LIfe Coaching Quote of the Day!

"The three great essentials to achieve anything worth while are: Hard work,

Stick- to-itiveness, and Common sense." ~ Thomas Edison

Career and Life Coaching Tip of the Day!

Research shows that 83% of executives are more likely to hire AM job seekers. And 70%

of all hiring decisions are made before 11:00 AM. So obviously, if you can help

suggest the time of an interview, make it before 11:00 AM.Avoid Mondays and Fridays.

On Monday, people tend to have too much to do and on Friday they are anticipating the

weekend and ready to get out of the office. So the very best times for interviews are

Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday mornings between 8-10:00. The little things can tip the

scale in your favor.

Jul 28, 2011

Career and Life Coaching Tip of the Day...

Interview Tip of the Day!

A major interview mistake is failing to "listen carefully" to the questions. Please don't give an answer to a question that wasn’t asked.

Jul 27, 2011

Career and LIfe Coaching Quote of the Day!

"We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we're

curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths."

-- Walt Disney

Career and LIfe Coaching Thought of the Day!

Discreetly (Hiding) Your Current Job Search From Your Firm, Your Manager, Your Colleagues...


Be VERY smart about NOT using your business e-mail account for new opportunities updates/interview dates and etc...

Don't wear your interview suit to your summer business casual office.

Be discreet when gathering references for your potential new employer.

Use your time wisely for interview meetings.

Never stop giving your all at work. Always give your all~ 110%.

Jul 26, 2011

Career and LIfe Coaching Thought of the Day!

Laugh! Researchers are still investigating the precise effects of laughter on stress

hormones, but some findings suggest that it has a stress-relief effect on heart rate,

respiratory rate and muscle tension. Your own research has probably convinced you that

laughing makes you feel better."~ Deepak Chopra

Career and Life Coaching Tips of the Day...

Preparing for Your Interview Meeting~


Research the organization/firm...

You need to know if you want to work there. What do they

do? What products or services do they offer? Who are their customers, clients? With

whom do they compete? What makes them stand out from their competition? The more you

know about them, the better you will be able to explain how you can fit into their

organization and help them succeed.

Research the industry...

Know something about the field and what the trends are in the

field. Is this field growing or changing in some way. Who are the major players in

the field? Be fully prepared with questions to ask the interviewer. Remember that

you are trying to decide if you want this position. Be prepared to ask anything

which is not explained during the interview. It is alright to write down your

questions in a small/large portfolio to use during your interview meetings.

Review you most important qualifications. Be prepared to discuss and elaborate about

your educational history, your previous work experience and your strongest skills

and knowledge.

Career and LIfe Coaching Thought of the Day!

Use purpose and values to "think beyond." Emphasizing who we are and what we stand for

reminds people of the long-term, of the march of history beyond today's uncertainty.

It provides grounding. It helps focus on the times ahead, not just today's troubles.

It helps people remain connected to one another. Let ideas flow~ opening the

brainstorming faucet washes away some uncertainty.

via Harvard Business Review~

Jul 25, 2011

Career and LIfe Coaching Thought of the Day!

Worry about your purpose, not your time. Finding your passion is the key to both your

success and happiness. "The fruits of your labor will benefit you greatly if it is

something that you are passionate about and something that you really believe in."

Career and LIfe Coaching Thought of the Day!

Live life to the fullest~

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nL3efoccq44&feature=share

Jul 24, 2011

Career and LIfe Coaching Thought of the Day!

Al Pacino's Inspirational Speech in the movie Any Given Sunday!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WO4tIrjBDkk&feature=youtu.be

Jul 22, 2011

Career and LIfe Coaching Thought of the Day!

via TEDTALKS.COM

Ron Gutman: The hidden power of smiling~

http://www.ted.com/talks/ron_gutman_the_hidden_power_of_smiling.html

Career and LIfe Coaching Thought of the Day!

Career Integrity Recruitment and Coaching presents ~Our Candidate Referral Program~


“Referrals aren't given easily. If you don't take the time to establish credibility, you're not going to get the referral. People have to get to know you. They have to feel comfortable with who you are and what you do.”~ Ivan Misner


If you refer a candidate that is placed at one of our clients you will receive a $1,000 bonus after 90 days of their employment. Simply have your referral candidate mention your name as a referral to qualify. Please find me on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.


“Referrals are very powerful. When I refer you, I give a little bit of my reputation away. If you do a good job, my friend that hired you is pleased. But if you do a bad job, that reflects badly on me. People forget that.”
Ivan Misner

Career and LIfe Coaching Thought of the Day!

How to Help Your Child Transition Successfully from College to Career
A Guide for Parents~


1. Invest in career development coaching. After spending tens of thousands (if not hundreds of thousands) of dollars on college, it’s a pretty sure bet that your children never received ANY training or guidance in how to choose a career, get a job, or participate productively in the workforce. Don’t let all that money go to waste. Invest another 1%-5% to ensure that your children’s education will pay-off – with smarter career choices, better jobs, and higher long-term compensation.



2. Teach your children responsible work habits. Patience, discipline, respect, industriousness and punctuality are habits that were “assumed” in previous generations of new workers – but these qualities are all too rare among recent college graduates. Employers complain about this, and they are worried about how to find, develop and retain a workforce to replace the huge numbers of retiring baby boomers. The new employees who will get ahead are the ones who embrace and embody these traits. Therefore, parents should strive to model these behaviors and instill these qualities early in the lives of their children.



3. Don’t tell your children that, “If they finish college, they’ll be assured of a successful career.” This may have been true several generations ago, but it certainly isn’t true any longer. Today’s college degree is yesterday’s high school diploma – and it doesn’t guarantee ANYTHING. To succeed in today’s work-world, your children will need much more than a college degree. They’ll need your guidance, along with talent, determination, persistence, a strong work ethic and maybe a bit of good luck. They’ll also need a real-world perspective on what it REALLY takes to succeed.

Jul 20, 2011

Career and LIfe Coaching Thought of the Day!

"What Cancer Cannot Do"

Cancer is so limited...It cannot cripple love. It cannot shatter hope. It cannot

corrode faith. It cannot eat away peace. It cannot destroy confidence. It cannot kill

friendship. It cannot shut out memories. It cannot silence courage. It cannot reduce

eternal life. It cannot quench the Spirit." ~ Author: Unknown

Jul 19, 2011

Career and LIfe Coaching Thought of the Day!

60 Ways To Make Life Simple Again

http://www.marcandangel.com/2010/11/01/60-ways-to-make-life-simple-again/

Jul 17, 2011

Career and LIfe Coaching Thought of the Day!

“Commitment is a decision.” Commitment is not just a simple act of wishing for

something. Commitment is a decision to do whatever it takes." Wherever it comes from,

it requires a decision not only to start, but to persevere. Remember, the rewards you

seek are priceless, and worth every moment of dedicated effort. Become truly committed

to achieving your goals."~
NO EXCUSES!

"Don't make excuses - make good." --Elbert Hubbard

"There is no such thing as a list of reasons. There is either one sufficient reason or a list of excuses." --Robert Brault

"The person who really wants to do something finds a way; the other person finds an excuse." --Unknown

"The best day of your life is the one on which you decide your life is your own. No apologies or excuses. No one to lean on, rely on, or blame. The gift is yours - it is an amazing journey - and you alone are responsible for the quality of it. This is the day your life really begins." --Bob Moawad


"An excuse becomes an obstacle in your journey to success when it is made in place of your best effort or when it is used as the object of the blame." --Bo Bennett

Talk is Cheap. Excuses just don't cut it. If you want something, DO the work! It's all about Choice and Commitment! The Committed get it Done Now! Don't Wait for your Life...Make It Happen Now!

Jul 15, 2011

Career and LIfe Coaching Thought of the Day!

Resume Do’s and Don’ts~


DO's:

* Limit your resume to one-two pages.
* Use a one-inch margin on all sides
* Avoid abbreviations.
* Quantify accomplishments wherever possible.
* Place all dates on the right side of the resume.
* Maintain consistent font style, spacing, indentation, capitalization
and bullet style.
* Use a font size that is easy to read – 11 or 12 pt. is highly recommended.
* List experience in reverse chronological order.
* Use phrases that start with ACTION VERBS.
* Maintain consistency with verb tense with phrases in the experience section.

DON’T:

* Use meaningless words or phrases such as “seeking a challenging position”.
* Start phrases in the experience section with “responsible for” or
“my responsibilities included”.
* Begin phrases with “I” or use complete sentences.
* Exaggerate your experience or your GPA.
* Use a font smaller than 11 pt.
* Include any demographic information (age, race, gender) or photographs
on your resume.
"Making your mark on the world is hard. If it were easy, everybody would do it. But

it's not. It takes patience, it takes commitment, and it comes with plenty of failure

along the way. The real test is not whether you avoid this failure, because you won't.

it's whether you let it harden or shame you into inaction, or whether you learn from

it or whether you learn from it whether you choose to persevere."
~President Obama.

Jul 14, 2011

Career and LIfe Coaching Thought of the Day!

Your life is up to your, life is full of choices, full of changes no two people are

the same or want exactly the same. Deciding what is right for you, then believing you

are worth it, makes the choices you make so much easier, so you design and live your

life as you want to. Choose your goals, write them down, read them, visualize them,

feel them everyday. Test drive that car, go look at the houses, try on the jewelery,

make it seem in your mind that you are ready to live your chosen life, not just look

at it from the outside and wish.

Jul 12, 2011

Career and LIfe Coaching Thought of the Day!

"Determination" in a Job Interview/The Job Offer...Christopher Gardner, The Pursuit of Happiness~


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gHXKitKAT1E&feature=related

Career and LIfe Coaching Thought of the Day!

Why Faith Matters~ by PM, Tony Blair...

Former British prime minister Tony Blair says that we should strive to understand one another's beliefs and work together to build a better world.

I remember very clearly what would nowadays be called my spiritual awakening, the moment when faith became something personal to me. Until that day, I had been an extremely lucky child. I had a loving family and a comfortable life, and my father was a successful lawyer.

When I was 10, my father, just 40, suffered a severe stroke and was rushed to the hospital. The doctors were uncertain if he would survive. My mother, trying to keep a sense of normality for her children, sent us to school that morning.

To provide comfort to a frightened and bewildered boy, the head teacher, who was ordained, suggested that he and I kneel and pray for my father's recovery. I knew this was not as straightforward as he thought, and I plucked up the courage to whisper, "I'm afraid my father doesn't believe in God."

My teacher's reply was to make a lasting impression on me. "That doesn't matter," the man said. "God believes in him. He loves him without demanding or needing love in return."

My father ended up making a good recovery after a long rehabilitation. Nearly 50 years later, he remains an atheist. And while I did not become a fully committed and practicing Christian overnight, that conversation with my teacher started the process in which I came to recognize that there is a purpose to our existence beyond ourselves.

I was confirmed while I was at college, and faith has been a constant in my life. Yet even for nonbelievers, faith cannot be ignored. Today, religious beliefs -- whether Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Hindu, or other creeds -- are at the core of the lives of two-thirds of the world's population, giving them sense and direction. And it is not only a matter of numbers -- faith matters because it inspires people to act and raise their sights beyond themselves.

Sadly, religion can be distorted into violent extremism. Having spiritual beliefs has never rendered a person incapable of doing wrong or evil. But far more often, faith can be a force for good. I have witnessed its positive impact wherever I've gone in the world. I've seen it at major disasters in the incredible humanitarian efforts of the Red Cross, Islamic Relief, or World Jewish Relief, all organizations inspired by belief. I've also seen it in the central role of synagogues, churches, temples, and mosques in helping the poor, vulnerable, and disadvantaged in every country. In every case, men and women of faith who are trying to put the idea of unconditional love into practice are leading these efforts.

We should not allow those who use religion as a divisive force to succeed. We can harness its power and common values to bring us together. This is more important than ever in an age when the Internet, mass communication, and travel are shrinking the world.

None of this means giving up our own beliefs -- I always say that no matter the company, I remain a Christian. But it does require focusing on the vast areas we share and not on the much smaller areas that separate us. Two years ago, I launched the Tony Blair Faith Foundation. Among our projects, we've connected students from different continents and religions to help them learn from one another. We've united faith communities to fight against malaria, a disease that kills one million people a year. And we recently held a competition in which young people around the world created short films that showed what their religious beliefs mean to them.

That idea of unconditional love, which made such an impression on a frightened young boy so long ago, is at the core of all our great faiths. We need to get back to this guiding light. By understanding one another, respecting one another, and acting with one another, we can show why humanity is made not poorer by faith but immeasurably richer.




Tony Blair, who served as Britain's prime minister from 1997 to 2007, is the author of the new memoir "A Journey: My Political Life." To read more about his work, go to tonyblairfaithfoundation.org.

Jul 11, 2011

Career and LIfe Coaching Thought of the Day!

The Optimist Creed

Promise Yourself ...

To be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind.

To talk health, happiness and prosperity to every person you meet.

To make all your friends feel that there is something in them.

To look at the sunny side of everything and make your optimism come true.

To think only of the best, to work only for the best, and to expect only the best.

To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others as you are about your own.

To forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future.

To wear a cheerful countenance at all times and give every living creature you meet a smile.

To give so much time to the improvement of yourself that you have no time to criticize others.

To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear, and too happy to permit the presence of trouble.

Jul 10, 2011

Career and LIfe Coaching Thought of the Day!

It Takes a Vision:


Vision is a clear mental picture of a preferred future. Vision produces passion with

incredible intensity. Cultivate a vision for what you want your career to be and then

work each day to bring it into reality....

Jul 9, 2011

Career and Life Coaching Tips of the Day...

Interview advice~

Learn what it takes to receive the job opportunity you currently desire!

Preparing for a successful interview meeting~

Being "well prepared" for any interview is essential. Be confident of your skills and knowledge that you will be to a firm.

Here are some tips to help you prepare for your next interview meetings:

* Know yourself. Think about specific examples you can share that will substantiate the information that you have included in your resume and will highlight the skills and experiences that you can bring to the position.

* Know the company and the role you are applying for; you can become acquainted with the company by reviewing their website in detail.

* Always listen extremely carefully. Ask for clarification,as needed. Make notes if this is a helpful reference for you.
* Express your thoughts in a clear and organized manner.
* Be thoughtful about your tone of voice and how quickly you speak.
* Come prepared with questions about the position, the firm and culture.

Telephone interviews are a very common first step in the interview process today. Here are some tips to help you during the telephone interview.

* Be sure you have your resume you submitted for reference.
* Know the name of the person you will be talking to, your notes and questions.
* Have a pen and paper or other note-taking system to record notes, new information, phone numbers and names.

Good luck!
Resume tips~

Write and Present a resume that stands out from the pile.
Put your best foot forward with a strong resume...

The purpose of your resume is to obtain an interview meeting. Go for quality over quantity by keeping it short and to the point. A two-page maximum is a good rule to follow.

* State your objective and know how your skills and experiences support the opportunity you are currently applying for.
* Use action words and phrases that highlight your accomplishments when describing your career experience.
* Always be HONEST about your skills and past work experience.
* Ask someone you trust to check over your resume before submitting it to ensure that the content is clear and that there are no grammatical or typographical errors.
* Be sure to include ALL your contact information.

Career and LIfe Coaching Thought of the Day!

New Beginnings~ By Bruce B. Wilmer

Each chapter that is ending
Leads us to a new beginning.
The past that we are leaving
Means a future we are winning.

Each change that fills the present
Sets the stage for our tomorrow,
And how we meet each challenge
Helps determine joy or sorrow.

In every new beginning
Spirit plays a vital part.
We must approach tomorrow
With a strong and steady heart.

So as we turn the corner
Let all apprehension shed
And fill our hearts with confidence
As we proceed ahead.

Jul 7, 2011

Career and LIfe Coaching Thought of the Day!

KUTLESS - What Faith Can Do lyrics


"Everybody falls sometimes
Gotta find the strength to rise
From the ashes and make a new beginning
Anyone can feel the ache
You think its more than you can take
But you are stronger, stronger than you know
Don't you give up now
The sun will soon be shining
You gotta face the clouds
To find the silver lining

I've seen dreams that move the mountains
Hope that doesn't ever end
Even when the sky is falling
And I've seen miracles just happen
Silent prayers get answered
Broken hearts become brand new
That's what faith can do

It doesn't matter what you've heard
Impossible is not a word
It's just a reason for someone not to try
Everybody's scared to death
When they decide to take that step
Out on the water
It'll be alright
Life is so much more
Than what your eyes are seeing
You will find your way
If you keep believing

I've seen dreams that move the mountains
Hope that doesn't ever end
Even when the sky is falling
And I've seen miracles just happen
Silent prayers get answered
Broken hearts become brand new
That's what faith can do

Overcome the odds
You don't have a chance
(That's what faith can do)
When the world says you can't
It'll tell you that you can!

I've seen dreams that move the mountains
Hope that doesn't ever end
Even when the sky is falling
And I've seen miracles just happen
Silent prayers get answered
Broken hearts become brand new
That's what faith can do
That's what faith can do!
Even if you fall sometimes
You will have the strength to rise....

Jul 6, 2011

Career and LIfe Coaching News~

via TED.com~ Matt Cutts:

Try something new for 30 days! Totally Awesome! :-D

Is there something you've always meant to do, wanted to do, but just ... haven't?

This short,lighthearted talk offers a neat way to think about setting and achieving goals.

DEFINITELY CONTINUE TO PASS THIS MESSAGE ON! Lets go for it everyone!

http://t.co/hsQ2gRA

Career and LIfe Coaching Thought of the Day!

Passion

Passion for the stars
Passion for the ocean
A moment of passion so easily shared,
With no fear or regret.
Passion is the eagerness to wake up with the light

A moment of passion I'll never forget
My passion found me
And what is my passion?
Passion and lust takes my mind

Passion the power to love,
The speed of passion...
Passion is something you see
Passion its something you are. ---Marisa Taylor

Jul 3, 2011

Career and LIfe Coaching Thought of the Day!

Live one day at a time and make it a masterpiece...

The A to Zen of life……


* A void negative sources, people, places & habits.

* B elieve in yourself.

* C onsider things from every angle.

* D on’t give up and don’t give in.

* E verything you’re looking for lies behind the mask you wear.

* F amily & friends are hidden treasures, seek them & enjoy their riches.

* G ive more than you planned to.

* H ang on to your dreams.

* I f opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.

* J udge your success by what you had to give up in order to get it.

* Keep trying no matter how hard it seems.

* L ove yourself.

* M ake it happen.

* N ever lie, cheat or steal.

* O pen your arms to change, but don’t let go of your values.

* P ractice makes perfect.

* Q uality not quantity in anything you do.

* R emember that silence is sometimes the best answer.

* S top procrastinating.

* T ake control of your own destiny.

* U nderstand yourself in order to better understand others.

* V isualize it.

* W hen you lose, don’t lose the lesson.

* X cellence in all your efforts.

* Y ou are unique nothing can replace you.

* Z ero in on your target & go for it.

Jun 30, 2011

Career and LIfe Coaching Thought of the Day!

Once you have achieved and exercised extensive brainstorming and you have decided on a

decisive path to take, implement your plan consistently. In this type of market, if a

particular strategy needs modification, it is easier to detect this when you have a

clear, concise and concrete plan.

Jun 26, 2011

Career and LIfe Coaching Thought of the Day!

Find Lost Passion by Jane Powell..


“What do you think counts?”

If you’re not sure, then it’s time to rediscover what you feel is important. In

other words, what fuels your passion?

To rediscover this passion, start by simplifying your life. Quit doing things merely

out of habit. Turn off the TV for a month or turn off the radio while commuting to

work. See where your mind takes you. When you find yourself saying, “I love that,”

or, “This is fun,” take note. That inner voice is leading you toward your passion.

Become comfortable with the idea of doing what you like. As you discover what you

enjoy doing, you’ll find answers to what counts for you. And, that’s what being

passionate is all about!

Jun 23, 2011

Career and Life Coaching Thought of the Day...

Excessive Happiness! Patch Adams Monologue Speech

http://t.co/CxLG3b8

Career and Life Coaching Thought of the Day...

What Cancer Cannot Do!

It cannot cripple Love...

It cannot shatter Hope...

It cannot corrode Faith...

It cannot destroy Peace...

It cannot kill Friendship...

It cannot suppress Memories...

It cannot silence Courage...

It cannot invade the Soul...

It cannot steal Eternal Life...

It cannot conquer the Spirit...

-Author Unknown

Career and LIfe Coaching Thought of the Day!

Spencer Johnson's Peaks and Valleys "Making Good and Bad Times Work For You – At Work and in Life"

The key to a balanced life is learning life's lessons during the down times and appreciating life's blessings during the good times.



The Story:
Michael Brown is in a personal and professional valley – discouraged at work, his relationships are strained and his outlook for the future is bleak. He meets a friend who shares a story of peaks and valleys. The story is about a young man, a wise old man and how the young man’s journey to reach the highest mountain peak changed his attitude and life forever.

Finding Balance and Learning The Lessons:
Filled with a wealth of wisdom. Covers a valuable lesson about finding balance in life. Peaks and Valleys teaches that the key to a balanced life is learning life’s lessons during the down times and appreciating life’s blessings during the good times.

Life is filled with valleys – job dissatisfaction, job loss, relationship challenges, not appreciating our talents and so many more. According to Spencer Johnson, each valley is a valuable lesson in disguise. Learn and appreciate the lessons available to you in the down
times and the view from the peak is even more breath taking.

Life is filled with peaks – job promotions, financial success, a loving family and our other proud and happy moments. It’s a fact of life; you have to get through the valleys to reach the peaks in life. The author tells us that to stay on the peak longer, you must appreciate and manage the good times just as well as you learn to manage the bad times.

Jun 21, 2011

Career and Life Coaching Thought of the Day...

A "beautiful story" about "creating" a meaningful and rewarding career that makes a difference and enriches people's lives everyday!


For Healing, Meals Made to Order:
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/16/nyregion/16sloan.html?_r=1&scp=1&sq=memorial+sloan&st=cse

Jun 20, 2011

Career and LIfe Coaching Thought of the Day!

How satisfied you are in your current professional role?


Questions to evaluate~


1. I like/love my current position..

2. I am clear about my current career direction...

3. I am clear about my current life purpose and direction...

4. I enjoy nearly all my responisblities in my position...

5. My current job satisfies my inner and outer needs...

6. I am confident in my own abilities...

7. I find it easy to make changes when I am dissatisfied...

8. I have the work life balance I want...

9. I feel in control of my career...

10. I am rarely stressed or overwhelmed at work...

11. I understand what motivates me to work, and I make job choices based on those factors...

12. I know the signs that tell me when it is time for me to change jobs or careers...

Jun 18, 2011

Career and LIfe Coaching Thought of the Day!

Research - Exploring Careers & Employers

After learning more about yourself, you’re better prepared to explore careers and how they match your specific interests, skills, values, and personality. To determine which career fields may be a good fit, you must do your homework. This involves researching the workplace – specifically, the knowledge, skills, abilities, interests, and work values that are associated with various jobs.

Vary your research methods: read about careers, talk to people in jobs and industries that appeal to you, and gain hands-on experience to explore at a deeper level. A thorough and varied exploration will offer you the following rewards: a clearer focus for your career-decision making, a more targeted and manageable job search, rich information to leverage in cover letters and interviews, and finally - work that you love.

"Doing the difficult things that you've never done awakens the talents you never
knew you had." ~ Robin Sharma

Jun 17, 2011

Career and LIfe Coaching Thought of the Day!

Class of 2011!

Potential Employers Will Review and Check Candidates Online Identity

An effective and detailed “About Me” page that answers the following inquires~

* Who are you?

* What is your major?

* What is the purpose of your portfolio?
Are you currently job searching, full-time student, soon to graduate?

* What talents can you personally offer a new employer?

* What are some of your personal hobbies?

* Where do you presently live? Include your state, and city...

* What is the best and fastest way to contact you directly? Phone? Email?

Jun 16, 2011

Career and LIfe Coaching Thought of the Day!

Tony Robbins - Tiny Changes Mean Huge Results~

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bH89Eka_MCM&feature=related

Jun 15, 2011

Career and LIfe Coaching Thought of the Day!

Even the worst of the worst interviews can still hold true value to your current job search. To truly benefit from the interview-gone-bad, explore and review the below process...

As soon as you leave an interview that you would classify as "not so great", create a list of every aspect of the interview that made it "poor". Spend as much time as you need on the list so that you can capture every problem; but make sure you create the list right after the interview, so everything is fresh in your mind. Evaluate immediately!

Create a list of every possible solution to the problems you just listed. This should be an ongoing process during your current job search.

Continue adding to your problems list. New interview meetings might reveal new evaluation. Over time, you will come up with effective solutions to those problems as well.

Continue adding to your suggestions and new techniques to your list. Ideas can come to you at anytime and you may happen to come up with better solutions to problems you already solved.

Jun 14, 2011

Career and LIfe Coaching Thought of the Day!

Planning your career involves a process that is challenging and exciting. Think of

your career as a life long process requiring a careful evaluation of your true

values, skills and interests. Most of us hope to find a career that exercises our

abilities, stimulates our interests and suits our unique personalities.

This is a challenging task. However if you are willing to take the time to identify

your specific interests and strengths you will discover there is a systematic

approach for making smart and rewarding career decisions. Keep in mind that

evaluating your career choices requires patience and effort. If you have a strong

understanding of your talents and goals and persevere through the maze of career

information, you are definitely bound to find the right career path for yourself.

Jun 11, 2011

Career and LIfe Coaching Thought of the Day!

"No matter how much you've done, or how successful you've been, there's always more to

do, always more to learn, and always more to achieve. Everything you are-talented,

accomplished, passionate- is everything the world is waiting for. You're the kind of

person who can make a wonderful difference wherever you go and whatever you do."

~President B. Obama

Career and Life Coaching Thought of the Day...

Recruitment Approach

One of our firm’s strengths is our ability to grasp the complexities of the

organization, the cultural, and the skills, background and personality that will

result in the right match. This requires an in-depth understanding of the core

competencies needed for the opportunity presented.


Your Representative in the Marketplace

We understand that by taking on the search, we have become your #1 advocate in the

marketplace and represent the firm and the opportunity as if we were a

member of your team.

We bring you valuable feedback about your company and marketplace perceptions.

Our clients depend on us for our objective advice, trusting that we will provide a

straightforward, confidential assessment of the competitive landscape.

Jun 5, 2011

Thoughts and Quotes of the Week from Career Integrity Recruitment & Coaching

Important keys points in communicating and cultivating a long term business connection~


1. Attitude is always everything...

2. Tap into your PASSION...

3. Always be in the moment...

4. Engage. Don't lecture...

5. Be clear and concise. Get to the point...

6. Relax...Everyone gets butterflies speaking in public.

7. Admit mistakes and apologize...Quickly.

8. Listen...Really listen!

9. Confront...But don't be nasty or negative.

10. Truly Care.. It's about them not you.

11. Think relationships...Not sales.

12. Accept positive feedback... Its a true gift (even if it hurts).

May 29, 2011

Thoughts and Quotes of the Week from Career Integrity Recruitment & Coaching

Cleverness is a gift, Kindness is a choice...Jeff Bezos


http://www.ted.com/talks/jeff_bezos_gifts_vs_choices.html

The RESULTS of career coaching….

Professional Career Coaching is intended to fill the substantial educational and

career resource void. To the extent coaching programs fill this void, they deliver not

just a new job opportunity ~the process provides life skills that can result in a

"lifetime of competitive career advantages".

Thoughts and Quotes of the Week from Career Integrity Recruitment & Coaching

When career coaching can be of most beneficial:

In addition to assisting with current job searches, career coaching has potential to add value and clarity~


Changing profession or work responsibility...

Leaving Corporate America...

Transitioning into a brand new industry...

Adjusting to a new job promotion...

Being overlooked for a job promotion...

Re-entering the workplace...

May 26, 2011

Career and LIfe Coaching Thought of the Day!

Good Life ~ music video by One Republic :-)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jZhQOvvV45w

Career and LIfe Coaching Thought of the Day!

"Your life is speaking to you. What is it saying?" ~ Oprah

"To live from the heart of yourself. You have to make a living, I understand that. But you also have to know what sparks the light in you, so that you in your own way can illuminate the world." ~ Oprah

“My philosophy is that not only are you responsible for your life, but doing the best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment.” ~Oprah Winfrey

What Oprah Knows For Sure - Video - Oprah.com http://t.co/qVCUn8j

May 23, 2011

Thoughts and Quotes of the Week from Career Integrity Recruitment & Coaching

NEVER EVER GIVE UP IN LIFE!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WEJEDi3O-M0&feature=rec-LGOUT-exp_fresh+div-1r-3-HM

Thoughts and Quotes of the Week from Career Integrity Recruitment & Coaching

Carefully crafting your "Mission Statement" could be paramount in mapping out your future. Think for a moment.

* Why did you start your endeavor?
* What were you hoping to do that had not been done before?
* Simply stated, what is the purpose for your project?
* How will you do things differently?

Career and LIfe Coaching Thought of the Day!

Everything Happens For a Reason :-D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zyQ5ZSMENF0

Career and Life Coaching Thought of the Day...

No Day But Today From RENT ~

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jbljhS4xDlU

Career and LIfe Coaching Thought of the Day!

THIS IS YOUR LIFE.


Do what you love, and do it often. If you don't like something, change it. You don't like your job? Quit. If you don't have enough time, stop watching tv. If you are looking for the love of your life, stop; they will be waiting for you when you start doing the things you love. Stop over analyzing EVERYTHING. Life is simple. Every emotion is beautiful. When you eat, appreciate every last bite. Open your mind, arms, and heart to new things and people. We are united in our differences. Travel often; getting lost will help you find yourself. Some opportunities will only come once; seize them. Don't regret anything.


LIFE IS SHORT.

Live your dream and wear your passion.

May 16, 2011

Career and Life Coaching Tip of the Day...

Class of 2011...

Graduating from College is the True Beginning of Your Education...

Unemployment rates are at an all-time high among 17-23 year old candidates...

Professional Career Coaches are experts in "EMPOWERING" clients with the tools for successful career planning and advancement. Designed to assist you to get results in during your career transition and current job search. Guidance Counselors are not…

May 3, 2011

Career and Life Coaching Thought of the Day...

Definitions of An Interview:
A mutual sight or view; a meeting face to face; usually, a formal or official meeting for consultation; a conference; as, the secretary had an interview with the President.
And/or.

A conversation, or questioning, for the purpose of eliciting information for publication; the published statement so elicited.


INTERVIEW PREPARATION TIPS:

Be well prepared: Be informed about the company and the opportunity. Make sure you get a good night’s sleep the night before your meeting.

Presentation: It’s better to be overdressed than under dressed. Show an open body language and self confidence. Firm hands shake.

STAR: Situation, Task, Action, Result- Testing your actions in certain working scenarios. Specific examples from prior experiences are a MUST.
Inquire: Prepare a well thought out list of questions you would like to have answered.

Demonstrate: Listen, smile, be respectful and positive and show a strong interest. Also take a few notes during your interview and offer your current business card. _____________________________________________________________________________________

Tips:

Begin by researching the organization in detail.

Learn more about the company, the position and long-term career opportunities.

Be sure to ask as many questions as needed to help you understand the position in its entirety.

Utilize periodicals that may list company information including stocks, current company events and etc.

Make sure you know with whom you are meeting and where you will meet.

Confirm with the organization any travel arrangements. Allow yourself a significant amount of travel time.

Plan your wardrobe for comfort and appearance, considering the climate and the season. Suits or appropriate interview attire should still be worn during the second interview, unless otherwise specified by the company.

Be sure to take at least 2-3 hard copies of your resume (I would suggest several copies) and any other materials you may not have forwarded previously (i.e. transcripts, writing samples, personal recommendations).
Please note--During behavioral interview questions:
*Remember to include these points in your answers:

A specific situation, the tasks that needed to be completed, and the action you took to achieve the results i.e. what happened/explain process.

ALWAYS DEMONSTRATE A POSITIVE ATTITUDE DURING YOUR MEETING.

Apr 28, 2011

Career and Life Coaching Thought of the Day...

VALUES AND CONDITIONS FOR WORK/LIFE FULFILLMENT

Read over the following list of values. Rate yourself in terms of their
importance to you according to the following scale:


1= Not important at all 3= Somewhat important
2= Not very important 4= Very important

_____SECURITY

_____ROUTINE

_____FAST PACE

_____MAKE DECISIONS

_____RECOGNITION

_____POWER AND AUTHORITY

_____EXCITEMENT

_____COMPETITION

_____ADVENTURE

_____WORK UNDER PRESSURE

_____INDEPENDENCE

_____INFLUENCE PEOPLE

_____MORAL FULFILLMENT

_____WORK ALONE

_____RESPONSIBILITY


_____LOCATION

_____PRESTIGE

_____TIME FREEDOM

_____INTELLECTUAL STATUS

_____PHYSICAL CHALLENGE

_____TEAMWORK

_____HELP SOCIETY

_____FUN

_____HELP OTHERS

_____CREATIVITY

_____PUBLIC CONTACT

_____AESTHETICS

_____AFFILIATION

_____CHANGE AND VARIETY

_____FRIENDSHIP


Please list below the six values that are most important to you personally.

Career and LIfe Coaching Thought of the Day!

Competitive Interview Strategies, Preparation and Coaching for New College

Graduates...What really counts in your interview meeting is how to master your next

one and land a new job opportunity.

Designing and creating your own specific goals and objectives for the interview process:

* Dressing for Interview Success~

* Job fair success~

* On-Campus interviewing~

* Phone interview preparation~

* Company site research~

* After "the interview" recommendations ~

Career and LIfe Coaching Thought of the Day!

Of the inspirational people in your life (past and present), how have they influenced you? How you can pass this influence on to others?

Career and LIfe Coaching Thought of the Day!

An effective job search begins with an analysis of your experience, skills, and

qualifications to help you determine the perfect career position for this time of your

life. The next step employs an effective transition strategy and a proactive marketing

campaign to achieve results. “Transferable Skills”.

Apr 26, 2011

College Career Coaching News~

Our Coaching Sessions:

Objective: You will get a clearer picture of your values and what you want out of career.

Goals:

You will be able to set realistic, achievable and practical career goals.

You will increase your self belief and confidence in your ability to achieve these goals.

To think outside the box in order to achieve clarity.

You will be able to resolve issues and challenges in a constructive way.

You will be more motivated about goal setting and action planning.

Deciding on several options that are best for you.

Insight to understand one’s potential.

You will choose a job or career that will be enjoyable and fulfilling.

Apr 24, 2011

Career and LIfe Coaching Thought of the Day!

Values ~The principles by which you live your life.

Strengths~ Your own skills, gifts and talents.

Beliefs~What you treasure, cherish and hold to be very important to you. What personally motivates and drives you to do what you do?



TIP OF THE DAY~ COMMUNICATE YOUR PERSONAL BRAND!


"Anything's possible if you've got enough nerve"~ . J. K. Rowling

Apr 20, 2011

Career Coaching Thought of the Day...

Values ~the principles by which you live your life.

Strengths~ your own skills and talents.

Beliefs~what you treasure,cherish and hold to be very important to you. What personally motivates and drives you to do what you do.

TIP OF THE DAY~ COMMUNICATE YOUR PERSONAL BRAND!

Apr 19, 2011

College Career Coaching News~

Congratulations Class of 2011! You've Worked Extremely Hard to
Obtain Your Degree. Now What?


• Career Strategy
• Assessments
• Self-Assessments (values, interests, motivators, abilities)
• Career research
• Coaching (individual, peer and group coaching)
• Mentoring
• Job Search Preparation
• Resume and Cover Letter Creation
• Interview Techniques
• Networking strategy
• Business etiquette
• Salary Negotiation
• Market Research
• Personal Branding
• Communication
• Innovation and Creativity
• Decision making and planning

Thoughts and Quotes of the Week from Career Integrity Recruitment & Coaching

"Today is a most unusual day, because we have never lived it before; we will never live it again; it is the only day we have.

Today can be a healthy unusual day for you and for others...if you take time to give someone a smile...to express a word of kindness...
to lend a helping hand to someone in need...to write a note of gratitude...to give a word of encouragement to someone who is temporarily overcome with problems...to share a portion of your material possessions with others.” ~ William Arthur Ward

Apr 16, 2011

Career Coaching News-

Career and Life Coaching sessions are a great graduation gift for a new COLLEGE GRADUATE:

Enable your graduate to identify personal strengths...

Map out a comprehensive career action plan...

Set challenging career goals aligned with personal and professional aspirations.

Career and LIfe Coaching News~

Building the Foundations of Your Success...Your unique talents and
personality traits aren't being fully utilized to the maximum levels.


Determining What You Want to Accomplish. Manage the "inner critic"
that's keeping you currently stuck...


Learn what really matters to you personally in your daily life...


Get a "clear sense" about what true success on your terms looks
and feels like in the short and long term...


Gain the tools to "take action" toward achieving the goal of a
meaningful life and work...

Apr 12, 2011

College Career Coaching News~

Always have specific inquires and questions for your interviewers during your interview process. Your questions will definitely keep the conversation during your interview meeting run smoothly and express a high interest level on your part.

What are the short term/long term goals of this sector?

Please describe the responsibilities of the opportunity for me.

Is this a new position or am I replacing someone?

Does your company encourage further education?

When will you be making a hiring decision for the opportunity I am interviewing for?

Apr 10, 2011

Career Coaching News~

Interview Questions: Your Future Plans~

• What are you looking for in your next opportunity? What is important
to you in a new position?
• What are your long term goals for the next five years/ten years?
• How do you plan to achieve your short term and long term goals?
• What are your salary requirements - both short-term and long-term?
• Questions about your career goals. Be VERY detailed and specific!
• What will you do if you don't get this position?

Apr 9, 2011

Career Coaching Thought of the Day...

Spencer Johnson's Peaks and Valleys "Making Good and Bad Times Work For You – At Work and in Life"

The key to a balanced life is learning life's lessons during the down times and appreciating life's blessings during the good times.


The Story:
Michael Brown is in a personal and professional valley – discouraged at work, his relationships are strained and his outlook for the future is bleak. He meets a friend who shares a story of peaks and valleys. The story is about a young man, a wise old man and how the young man’s journey to reach the highest mountain peak changed his attitude and life forever.

Finding Balance and Learning The Lessons:
Filled with a wealth of wisdom. Covers a valuable lesson about finding balance in life. Peaks and Valleys teaches that the key to a balanced life is learning life’s lessons during the down times and appreciating life’s blessings during the good times.
Life is filled with valleys – job dissatisfaction, job loss, relationship challenges, not appreciating our talents and so many more. According to Spencer Johnson, each valley is a valuable lesson in disguise. Learn and appreciate the lessons available to you in the down
times and the view from the peak is even more breath taking.
Life is filled with peaks – job promotions, financial success, a loving family and our other proud and happy moments. It’s a fact of life; you have to get through the valleys to reach the peaks in life. The author tells us that to stay on the peak longer, you must appreciate and manage the good times just as well as you learn to manage the bad times.

Career Coaching News

Job Interview Questions~
• What interests you the most about this opportunity?
• Why do you want this job?
• What applicable and unique attributes / experience do you have?
• Are you overqualified for this position?
• What can you do for this company?
• Why should we hire you?
• Why are you the best person for the position?
• What do you know about this company?
• Why do you want to work here?
• What challenges are you looking for in an new opportunity?
• What can you contribute to this company?
• Are you willing to travel?
• What is excellent client service?
• Is there anything I haven't told you about the job or company
that you would like to know?

Apr 7, 2011

Career Coaching News-

College Career Coaching News-

Our highly individualized programs at Career Integrity Coaching assist students while in college and after graduation to personally and professionally progress through the stages of their lives with incredible career and life success.

Assisting college students to attain objectives and goals that may seem out of reach. Clarifying where they want to be and comparing where they are, they can begin to set goals, resolve both internal and external conflict, and make quicker, smarter and enduring improvements along the way. Through goal planning and coaching sessions they are held accountable for continuously working toward achieving for a stronger and more prosperous life.

Who Are Our Current Clients?

• High School Seniors
• College Freshmen
• College Sophomores
• College Juniors
• College Seniors
• College Graduates
• Graduate Students

Apr 4, 2011

The RESULTS of career coaching….



The RESULTS of career coaching….


An INCREASE in Salary, Job Growth, Networking, Visibility, Efficiency and Confidence.


A REDUCTION in Frustration, Time-Wasters, Rejection, Risk, Mistakes and Failure.


An IMPROVEMENT in Skills, Communication, Morale, Image, Reputation and
Productivity.


CREATING a Strategy, System, Process, Business and Branding Marketing.

Career Coaching Thought of the Day...

Thoughts and Quotes of the Day from Career Integrity Recruitment & Coaching for Monday, April 4, 2011... :-)




"The truth is that we can learn to condition our minds, bodies, and emotions to link pain or pleasure to whatever we choose. By changing what we link pain and pleasure to, we will instantly change our behaviors." ~ Tony Robbins




"I
challenge you to make your life a masterpiece. I challenge you to join the ranks of those people who live what they teach, who walk their talk." ~ Tony Robbins



Career Resume Tip~ Have you used and included keywords and “action verbs” to enhance your resume? Use “strong adjectives”.







Have a fabulous and productive day, I



Irene M. Porto, MBA

Career Integrity Recruitment and Coaching

President/Founder

cell-347-693-2602



                                                                 


      
"Doing the difficult things that you've never done awakens the talents you never knew you had." ~ Robin Sharma