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  • Cutting Cost During Transitions
    by Carole Kanchier - June 17, 2019
    Are you considering a career transition? Are you unemployed? If so, manage money wisely. Here are some tips. - Prepare. Planning and willingness to live on less temporarily will stretch the time you can go without a full-time job. You'll not only have more time to find that ideal position, you'll also eliminate a financially controlled deadline. Before making a career shift, determine how long you can liv...
  • Responding to Illegal Job Interview Questions
    by Carole Kanchier - June 10, 2019
    It is important to know your rights as an employee. Unlawful questions are not acceptable on applications, during the interview process, or in the workplace. Although improper questions by employers might be simple mistakes, they could also be intentional cases of discrimination that should be reported. Legal and illegal interview questions How you would you respond to each question? 1. How old are you? 2. What's...
  • Using 'Force' Can Give You More Control
    by Carole Kanchier - June 3, 2019
    In the movie, 'Star Wars,' Obi Wan-Kenobi gave Luke Skywalker a sword that seemed to have magical powers. The sword was useless to Luke when he lacked confidence in his abilities. But when Luke realized that he had the magical powers within to create his own perception of reality, he wielded the sword with confidence and accuracy. Do you have control over your life career? Indicate yes or no: I didn't get t...
  • Put Fresh Life Into Your Job Search
    by Carole Kanchier - May 20, 2019
    You've done everything you can for the past six months to get your desired job, but have not been successful! Try some of the following tips for putting fresh life into your search. - Reassess your employment goal. Ensure you're still enthusiastic about it, and it's compatible with your purpose, interests, needs, skills and accomplishments. Continually visualize yourself working happily and productively...
  • Is Temp Work Right For You?
    by Carole Kanchier - May 13, 2019
    Meg hasn't held a steady job for a year, and she likes it that way. She works as a contract worker, writing and editing technical service manuals for a Silicon Valley firm. She's happy to be one of the thousands of temporary workers in North America. Today, people have many employment choices, including temp work. Temporary services are booming. Temp employment can be a source of flexible, fulfilling work that ca...
  • Are You Stressed At Work?
    by Carole Kanchier - May 6, 2019
    Do you feel powerless about aspects of your job? Do you feel unappreciated? Overworked? Are you always tired, irritable? Do you lack enthusiasm? Think of quitting? If so, you may be experiencing job stress. Stress is not necessarily a bad thing. It’s a problem when you feel so overwhelmed by work demands that normal coping strategies don’t work. Studies report that anywhere from 70 to 80 percent of North...
  • Myths and Realities of Effective Career Decision Making
    by Carole Kanchier - April 29, 2019
    Have you ever noticed that chance happenings, unplanned events, often determine your life career decisions? A cancelled appointment, a spontaneous trip, are unplanned events that may lead to unexpected life career directions. A satisfying career is attained by making the most of new, unforeseen experiences, and creating your desired course. Below are common career decision making myths. To advance your career, challen...
  • Use Mind Power to Attain Desired Goals
    by Carole Kanchier - April 22, 2019
    Can we create our own reality? Can thoughts, meditation, visualization, faith and intentions help us achieve desired career goals? Research suggests that our mind can influence our physical reality. When the body is in peak condition and the trained mind is completely focused, an individual can achieve the extraordinary. Athletes, who do mental training along with actual practice, show greater improvement than those...
  • Boost Adaptability and Flexibility
    by Carole Kanchier - April 15, 2019
    To succeed in our continuously changing world we must embrace new ideas and technologies, and strengthen Quester traits such as adaptability and flexibility described in Questers Dare to Change Your Job and Life https://www.amazon.com/Questers-Dare-Change-Your-Life/dp/1508408963 Adaptability and flexibility have meanings which are broadly the same but not identical. Adaptable indicates long-term changes; flexible suggest...
  • Risk: In the Eye of the Beholder
    by Carole Kanchier - April 8, 2019
    Are you a risk taker? If you said no, think again. You may be more of a risk taker than you think. Dan works as a sales clerk to support his fledgling acting career. Before that he taught school, following 11 years as a computer programmer. You may perceive Dan to be a risk taker having left two positions which had good security and pay. But Dan doesn't see himself as a risk taker. For Dan, risk involves physical ac...