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    Ways to Find Your Purpose and Plan Your Career

    Career Planning

    Studies show that lifelong careers are not the norm anymore and statistics prove that an individual is expected change careers three times during their professional lives. Therefore, if you are not satisfied with your current career, below are four tips to help you find your career purpose.

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    America’s Dream Job

    According to a recent survey made by MidAmerica Nazarene University with 2,000 Americans, only 25% of Americans currently work in their dream jobs. These 25% of Americans have either high salaries, born during the baby boomer generation, have PhD degrees or live in the Southwest area. However, what about the rest of the Americans? What …

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    Do You Feel Like a Nobody?

    Alone

    Nobody likes to be a nobody, but unfortunately, that’s what you are at the beginning of the job search process, provided you’ve just joined the ranks of those in transition. Those who are the decision makers about your future do not initially know anything about you, so you have the chance to impress them, and …

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    Three Things to Consider Before Saying Yes

    Yes

    Before you say yes and sign on the dotted line think about these three things

    It’s the end of the year and for some companies it’s hiring season.

    And yes … the smart companies do use this time to seek out great people. And, smart candidates use this time to seek enlightened companies.

    Both the …

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    Do You Embrace Change?

    Unique branding

    It was astonishing to learn that a previously successful speaker could not easily transition to the newer way of doing business. Ironically, the newer way includes being social online, and we all know that is no longer new. You can guess he is rapidly moving backward and doesn’t know what to do.

    “Recognizing a problem …

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    Develop Leadership Capability by Taking Responsibility

    Business Coworkers

    Have you ever been in meetings where someone backs away by essentially saying ‘that’s not my job’ although it is? Taking responsibility for areas related to your job is essential for maintaining credibility. At the very least, offer to make an introduction to the person in charge. When you wish to advance your career or …

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    When the Grass Seems Greener

    Improvisation

    Life sometimes feels too stressful and serious. The pressure we put on ourselves, in addition to that of partners, management, and employers, will add considerable stress.

    One good remedy is to call a good friend who understands the situation and can provide sound suggestions. With nearby friends, arrange to meet on occasion for lunch or …

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    If You Have Only One Week What Will You Do?

    Yes

    If one week is all you have left, what will you do? Many frequently forget to appreciate what is in front of them while time slips away. Too many disturbances get in the way having most people choosing to remain in their comfort zone.

    Is there any reason you can’t do all of what you …

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    How Would You Rate the Boundaries You Set?

    Office Design

    Throughout our childhood, we are taught boundaries for what is acceptable and what is not. We learn to accept the rules set by others, but it is an unknown as to why we are afraid to speak up when our boundaries are over-stepped. The give and take of adhering to rules and procedures apply to …

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    Encourage or Detract Clients: How You Solve Problems

    better salesperson

    Salespeople are invariably the ‘fall’ person for taking the blame when it comes to errors. The blame game is rampant inside the company and clientele hold the representative responsible. The very best approach is to quickly apologize and avoid all excuses. Your immediate apology indicates upfront you are to be trusted and maintains a reputable …

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