Jan 31, 2012

Career and Life Quote for Tuesday, January 31, 2012...

via Positively Positive~
“Exercise is king. Nutrition is queen. Put them together and you've got a kingdom.”―Jack Lalanne

Career and Life Quote and Thought for Monday, January 30th, 2012...

We Learned It All In Kindergarten by: Robert Fulghum

Most of what I really need to know about how to live, and what to do, and how to be, I learned in kindergarten. Wisdom was not at the top of the graduate-school mountain, but there in the sandbox.

These are the things I learned. Save everything. Play fair. Don’t hit people. Put things back where you found them. Clean up your own mess. Don’t take things that aren't yours. Say you're sorry when you hurt somebody. Wash your hands before you eat. Live a balanced life. Learn some and think some, and draw and sing and dance and play and work every day some.

Take a nap in the afternoon. When you go out into the world, watch for traffic, hold hands and stick together. Be aware of wonder. Remember the little seed in the plastic cup? The roots go down and the plant goes up, and nobody really knows why, but we are all like that. Goldfish and hamsters and white mice — and even the little seed in the plastic cup — they all die. So do we.

And then remember the book about Dick and Jane and the first word you learned, the biggest word of all: LOOK. Everything you need to know is in there somewhere. The golden rule and love and basic sanitation. Ecology and politics and sane living.

Think of what a better world it would be if we all had cookies and milk about three o'clock every afternoon and then laid down with our blankets for a nap. Or if we had a basic policy in our nation and other nations always to put things back where we found them and cleaned up our own messes.

And it is still true, no matter how old you are, when you go out into the world, it is best to hold hands and stick together.

Jan 29, 2012

Career and Life Quote and Thought for Sunday, January 29th, 2012...

"There is no easy road. There are only 3 roads: below average, average and Excellence. Which road you choose will determine your quality of Life." ~ Keith Craft

Jan 23, 2012

Jan 22, 2012

Career and Life Quote and Thought for Sunday, January 22nd, 2012...

Tips For Writing “Thank You Letters”

• Proofread the letter before sending it: grammatical errors and typos are unprofessional. You may want to wait awhile and proofread it again. Some decision makers proofread by reading the letter backwards.
• Email your thank you letter/note to a specific contact not just the company or organization in general. If you were interviewed by more than one person, either forward a separate letter or note to each person or send a single letter to a key contact for distribution. When sending more than one letter, tailor the message to each recipient.
• Stick to your point and message.
• Be sincere--most people can sense when you aren't being honest and genuine.
• Be specific and detailed….. make certain your letter stands out from the rest.
• Do not thank the person beforehand (for example, "Thanking your interviewer in advance for their help in this matter"). To do so is presumptuous and suggests you are unwilling to write a follow-up letter.
• Close with either an expression of thanks or an indication of your intention to continue contact.
“Highly Recommends”:
Connect with your interviewers and check if they are Linked In members immediately after your interview meeting. Remember, you want to continue to build your business and professional network during your job search. To a potential employer, “a Linked In recommendation” is an opportunity to review and read a reference in advance. Having strong references can only assist you when it comes to getting selected for an interview and obtaining a new position. The best way to get recommendations is to give them, so take some time to write recommendations for your fellow peers and colleagues and they will most likely will reciprocate the gesture.

Jan 21, 2012

Career and Life Quote and Thought for Saturday, January 21st, 2012...

‎'Discipline is doing what you don't want to do and doing it like you love it. There is always doubt. The doubt that you have allows you to perform at a higher level.' - Mike Tyson

Career and Life Quote and Thought for Friday, January 20th, 2012...

"Cherish your visions and your dreams as they are the children of your soul; the blue prints of your ultimate achievements."

Napoleon Hill

Jan 18, 2012

Career and Life Quote and Thought for Wednesday, January 18th, 2012...

"Courage is the most important of all the virtues, because without courage you can't practice any other virtue consistently. You can practice any virtue erratically, but nothing consistently without courage." ~ Maya Angelou

Career and Life Quote and Thought for Tuesday, January, 17th 2012...

‎"If you're not challenged you're not contributing."~

Jan 16, 2012

Career and Life Quote and Thought for Monday, January, 16th, 2012...

Where Are They Now? An interview with Irene M. Porto, president/founder of Career Integrity Recruitment and Coaching ~ http://t.co/mbZpKI3l

Jan 15, 2012

Career and Life Quote and Thought for Sunday, January 15th, 2012...

"Our character is basically a composite of our habits." ~ Stephen Covey

Career and Life Quote for Saturday, January, 14, 2012...


Why is career "assistance" more important and crucial in the 21st Century market climate?

One of the biggest challenges with "do-it-yourself" career and job searching in the 21st century is that current employment market
has changed radically during the first decade and former style career strategies are currently far less effective. More individuals today
are changing for new opportunities much more frequently than in past years. It is not uncommon for the employed population to be job searching "confidentially". This means there are more candidates than ever "competing" for greater job opportunities, even in times of lower unemployment. To the increased competition among candidates, another reason professional career services may be absolutely necessary is because firms have become much more sophisticated in their interviewing and hiring techniques and process.Many firms purchase and review job boards for large numbers of applicants, making the odds of receiving a phone or an in person interview that much more difficult and challenging. It is very typical to find that hiring decisions that are made with two or three rounds of interviews in the pastare now requiring four or five rounds of interview meetings.

Jan 12, 2012

Career and Life Quote for Thursday, January, 12th, 2012...

"I try to take no encounter or experience for granted. Everything happens in accordance with how we think and what we choose. Yet I do marvel that life, year after year, keeps revealing the best of itself-if we're willing to see it that way." ~ Oprah, O Magazine, January, 2012

Jan 11, 2012

Career and Life Quote for Wednesday, January, 11th, 2012...

The Heady Thrill of Having Nothing to Do~ The link between our vanishing boredom and our lack of innovation and creativity!


Jan 10, 2012

Career and Life Quote for Tuesday, January, 10th, 2012...

Go After Your Dreams

You're good, but you're going to be great.

You're the best, but you're going to get better.

Sometimes the paths we take are long and hard, but remember: those are always the ones that lead to the most beautiful views.

Challenges come along inevitably: how you respond to them determines who you are - deep down inside - and everything you're going to be.

Increase the chances of reaching your goals by working at them gradually. The very best you can do is all that is asked of you.

Realize that you are capable of working miracles of your own making. Remember that opportunities have a reason for knocking on your door, and the right ones are there for the taking.

You don't always have to win, but you do need to know what it takes to be a winner.

It's up to you to find the key that unlocks the door to a more fulfilling life.

Understand that increased difficulty brings you nearer to the truth of how to survive it - and get beyond it.

Cross your bridges.

Meet your challenges.

Reach out for your dreams, and bring them closer and closer to your heart.

Get rid of the "if only's" and get on with whatever you need to do to get things right.

Go after what you want in life, with all the blessings of all the people who care about you. And find out what making your wishes come true really feels like.

~ Collin McCarty ~

Career and Life Quote for Monday, January, 9th 2012...

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.

Jan 7, 2012

Career and Life Quote for Saturday, January, 7th, 2012...

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 responsibilities 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...

Jan 6, 2012

Career and Life Quote for for Friday, January, 6th, 2012...

“Take a satisfaction break. Make a list of the accomplishments you are proudest of, and then read over your list and appreciate yourself for all your hard work. You've done a lot, so celebrate already!” ~M.J. Ryan

Jan 5, 2012

Career and Life Quote for Thursday, January, 5th, 2012...

Goals/Goal-Setting~ by Jim Rohn

The major reason for setting a goal is for what it makes of you to accomplish it. What it makes of you will always be the far greater value than what you get.

Some people are disturbed by those tough days because all they have is the days. They haven't designed or described or defined the future.

Goals. There's no telling what you can do when you get inspired by them. There's no telling what you can do when you believe in them. And there's no telling what will happen when you act upon them.

We all need lots of powerful long-range goals to help us past the short-term obstacles.

The ultimate reason for setting goals is to entice you to become the person it takes to achieve them.

Don't set your goals too low. If you don't need much, you won't become much.

If you go to work on your goals, your goals will go to work on you. If you go to work on your plan, your plan will go to work on you. Whatever good things we build, end up building us.

We all have two choices: We can make a living or we can design a life.

Jan 4, 2012

Career and Life Quote for Wednesday, January, 4th 2012...

Reason to Be Optimistic in 2012!

What did you do to create it? We all have to take responsibility to our actions…stuff doesn’t just happen. Things that happened to and through you were a result of choices that were made. Greater awareness means the potential for more and sustained growth going forward…once you take the appropriate actions.

Jan 2, 2012

Career and Life Quote for Tuesday, January, 3rd 2012...

via Tony Robbins~

Make 2012 Great!


Career and Life Quote for MONDAY, January, 2nd 2012...

Career Tip of the Day....

Expert Power-
Your ability to influence your interviewer/hiring manager/decision maker in regards to your past courses of action of your specific knowledge, experience and expertise. Always be specific and detailed...share and articulate your career accomplishments!

Jan 1, 2012

Career and Life Quote for SUNDAY, January, 2012...


"So what will matter? How will the value of your days be measured?
It won’t matter whether you were beautiful or brilliant.
What will matter is not what you bought but what you built,
not what you got but what you gave.
What will matter is not your success but your significance.
What will matter is not what you learned but what you taught.
What will matter is every act of integrity, compassion, courage or sacrifice that enriched,
empowered or encouraged others to emulate your example.
What will matter is not your competence but your character.
What will matter is not how many people you knew,
but how many will feel a lasting loss when you’re gone.
What will matter is not your memories but the memories of those who loved you.
What will matter is how long you will be remembered, by whom and for what.
Living a life that matters doesn’t happen by accident.
It’s not a matter of circumstance but of choice.
Choose to live a life that matters."