Archives for June 2013

How Important Is Career Planning?

Long term career planning is essential if you want to consistently make good decisions about your job and your professional life as a whole throughout your career. If you are certain about the path you want your career to take, then an effective and well thought-out career plan is what will help you identify the steps you should take to get you there. Also, having concrete career pathways will let you come up with a timetable for reaching your career goals. [Read more…]

How to succeed in Life and Work

Do you sometimes wonder why some people succeed even in the most difficult circumstances in their lives while other just don’t seem to know what hit them and how to run their lives? Well, the one thing that all successful people would tell you is that success isn’t something you can just hope for and wait for; it is something you would hard for and cultivate.

Whether you are just starting in your new job, a business of your own, or even in your relationship, use these tips to help you move towards the right career pathways until you reach success. [Read more…]

Tips For Staying Focused On Your Personal Goals

The only way you could achieve all the things you want in your life is to stay on track to pursuing them. This is not as easy as it may seem, however, so you need to exert some extra effort to make sure that you remain focused on all the goals you have set for yourself. Otherwise, you will not find satisfaction in life, and you may even end up being a frustrated individual.

There is no denying that having a hectic schedule and a busy lifestyle makes it a lot more difficult to stay focused. Distractions are everywhere, and if you let things distract you, you are very likely to forget about your priorities. To prevent this from happening, try these steps to keeping yourself focused on all the goals you have set for yourself. [Read more…]

The Functions and Objectives of Career Pathways

As a worker yourself, you should not think it is too much to ask to have a job that does not involve just a series of repeated tasks and mundane activities. Of course, you would want your job to be a fulfilling and well-paying one. On the part of employers, one way of helping workers achieve this goal is to proactively develop career pathways. Through this, the organization becomes a place where employees are happy, the improvement of the workers’ skills continues, and productivity is constantly going up.

Why Are Career Pathways Important? [Read more…]

Tammy Washington, Transformational Speaker, Coach & Author

Tammy Washington, Transformational Speaker, Coach and Author, is dedicated to helping you NAIL your dreams.   As the author of the new book “Nailed It!  Be It, Do It, Achieve It!” Tammy has always had a passion for seeking all that life has to offer and bringing others along the way.  Certified in Neuro-Linguistic Programming, Ericksonian Hypnosis and Transformational Leadership, she gives straight-forward yet fun advice to take  you to your next level.    [Read more…]

Skills Needed To Work From Home

For many of us, especially mothers and other women, being able to work from home is an opportunity that is very difficult to pass up. There are many great things about having a home-based job, such as financial freedom, flexible working hours, and the chance to do something you really love. While it may seem that this kind of career is ideal, it still takes some sets of skills and personality to succeed as a home-based employee.

If you are thinking of working from home, do a self-assessment to determine if you have the traits and the skills that this kind of employment needs.

Outstanding Communication Skills: Considering that you will be running a business or doing your work remotely, it is a must that you have great commendation skills. Any home-based business mentoring program will tell you how vital it is that you learn how to use emails and other software such as Skype to ensure that you can convey your messages precisely and clearly.

Critical Thinking: If you want to be an effective home-based employee, you should have the ability to work efficiently even without so many instructions. As you can imagine, you will be working all by yourself, and so there will be nobody next to you whom you can ask help from. You need to be able to figure things out on your own.

Self-Discipline and Motivation: As you work from home, you will enjoy the luxury of choosing when to work. The problem here is if you don’t have discipline and enough motivation, you may end procrastinating a lot. Thus, you should know how to keep yourself motivated to make sure you are always productive at work.

Ability to Stay Focused: One of the biggest challenges in working from home, especially for mothers, is to stay keep from getting distracted while working. This can be achieved through proper planning and scheduling. It is ideal also to have a specific spot at home that you can consider your office so that you have the space to do your work efficiently.

Being Organized: As a home-based employee, you should anticipate that work will always be around you. This means that it may be more difficult to keep the balance between your personal time and time for work. But then again, as long as you are organized and you plan ahead really well, things will go smoothly for you. If you succeed in doing these things, there is no doubt that you can further your career planning and make this home-based work or business of yours your main source of income.

The Good and Bad of Consulting Work

Going for a temp job has always been a good option for those who are looking for a temporary means of income, and those who have been downsized. By getting this type of job, you will be able to maintain or even enhance your skills while also making money at the same time as a consultant, perhaps. But before you decide to pursue a career as a consultant, you have to know first the good and bad sides of this type of job. [Read more…]

Advantages to Job Searching in the summer

The idea that companies are likely to stop hiring during the summer season is definitely a myth. As a matter of fact, this is the time that most companies see as the best time to fill positions. Thus, it makes sense that job hunters have to be extra aggressive in their job search during this time of the year. However, there are many challenges that every job seeker should face during this time, particularly schedules and timing. [Read more…]

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