Archives for March 2014

4 ways to get a new job or a raise — waiting for it to happen doesn’t work

How to get a new job or a raise

What are you doing to move forward?

You probably find yourself in one of the following situations: you want to earn money on the side; you’d like to get a raise at your job; you need to look for a new job; or maybe you don’t have a job but need one.

Some ways to do this are writing a great resume or getting a promotion, as I wrote in recent blogs. But there are other things you can do that you may not be thinking about. [Read more…]

6 ways to keep your frustration from driving you crazy

6 ways to keep your frustration from driving you crazy

What do you do when you get frustrated? Your answer to this simple question can make all the difference in the world.

You know very well that getting frustrated is part of life. It happens pretty frequently. Friends show up late, colleagues don’t meet deadlines, children misbehave, people cancel plans. Your efforts to create something new don’t work out. You have a hard time losing weight. You need to earn more money.

In fact, anything you do has the possibility of resulting in frustration. [Read more…]

How to write a better resume that gets you noticed

How to write a better resume that gets you noticed

I  talk and write a lot about overcoming fear, how to Get the Nerve®, and the three critical questions of life: Who are you? What do you want? How are you going to get it? A lot of the underlying message is that change is possible and you can have more than you imagine.

The fact of the matter is, though, you may not know how to get what you want. Today’s blog is very practical guidance on one of the cornerstones of changing your life: Writing a resume.

The major function of your resume is to tell the story of you; it’s this story that will inspire a hiring manager to meet with you. [Read more…]

If you don’t figure out what you’re trying to prove now, you’ll hate yourself later

What are you trying to prove?

What are you trying to prove?

It’s a serious question you have to ask yourself from time to time. You do everything for a reason and perhaps you can discover the reason by asking yourself, “What am I trying to prove?”

There seem to be at least two sides to this question. [Read more…]

How to build a career you can be proud of

Get a little uncomfortable, and learn how to stand out!

This week’s Q&A:

“I feel like I’m ready to do something new at work. How do I take that next step in my career?”

To really know what’s best for you, you have to look at where you are in your career. Have you stalled out, or are you eager to move up the ladder to get to your dream job?

Stalled out

Have you noticed that you’ve been in the same position in your department for several years with very little change? If your department is small, you may not really have anywhere to grow to. If that’s the case, you should be actively working with your manager (or others) on preparing yourself for a new position on another team. Otherwise, nothing’s going to change. Finding a mentor is a great place to start. [Read more…]