Career

It is reasonable to say, half of all the jobs you might want are online. So, how do you find them? You can look on generic jobsites. Companies such as monster.com are popular with both employers and recruiters. Does the job you are looking for have an online industry magazine?

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One of the most common causes of failure is quitting at a temporary defeat. If you set yourself a goal and you quit at some point whilst doing the actions you’ve decided will get you from where you are now to where you want to be you are never going to reach your destination, your dream, the thing that makes you tingle when you think about it.

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80% of you are unhappy at work and only 20% of people are happy. So where do you start; with what you know? With what pays the most money? Or with what you are passionate about? Abraham-Hicks says it is not the choice of craft that limits the money, but your attitude towards money.

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Win a LinkedIn Makeover and put yourself in the line of sight of 76% of the companies who are currently recruiting as well as over 80million people who are searching for anything and everything you can imagine

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Most of the people you admire, respect, want to be or want to be like will be inspired by something. The slim fit friend is inspired by good health, the well-read friend is inspired by knowledge, the friend with the interesting social life is inspired by new things and the popular friend is inspired by a love of people. The successful person is inspired by greatness.

So next time you are working from home (or the office) spend the first five minutes in silent thought finding your inspiration. What is pulling you forward; that magnetic force that draws you to it?

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If you are on track write as much as you are able, half a side of A4 would be ideal, on why you want your chosen career path and what will happen, how you will feel and what will be great about your life when all of your dreams come true. Print it off and carry it with you. Now make yourself a promise to read this page at least twice a day; first thing in the morning and last thing at night would be fantastic times to do this. Reading your planned life back to yourself keeps you in tune with your journey and connected to your reasons for carrying on. This is such a powerful way to overcome those ‘groundhog day’ moments. In fact, after doing this for a few weeks you probably won’t even remember what groundhog day is!

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Anything is possible but most likely in a large corporate environment time is a factor in the promotion stakes. It seems that three years is average to stay at one level before being considered for the next step, so it might be that you want to set your plan in three year blocks. Now it might be that one step only takes you two and a half and the next one four but if you keep on the path towards your goals you stand 100% more chance of reaching them

93% of people don’t have written down goals. Welcome to the focused, go-getting, achieve-the-stars 7%!

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Take responsibility for yourself, your decisions and your actions. Make yourself a promise to avoid excuses and reasons in your vocabulary. Yes the tube was slow this morning but you could have taken a bus; take responsibility for your decision to get the tube. Yes your client wanted to talk for longer on a certain subject but you could have scheduled the call for a time other than ten minutes before a meeting with your boss. Take responsibility for choosing that time to make that call. Get the idea?

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Who are you really working for? Who gets the benefit of your extended learning from all the training courses you attend. Who gets the benefit of the additional knowledge and experience you have gained? That’s right, it’s YOU!

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Keep positive. You will find another job (if you want one). You have always found a job in the past. Look for evidence that supports your theory that a new role is on your horizon; friends finding new jobs, family members getting promotions, the amount of job vacancies that are being advertised in papers and on the internet. These are all clues that the world is still turning and that companies do indeed still hire people.

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I read a great article once that talked about sailing from London to New York. It stated that if after three days at sea, having seen nothing but water, you were to decide it was hopeless and get the captain to turn the boat around you would never reach New York, even if you had been just hours from seeing land. This is such a great analogy for getting to your desired place in life. Unless you keep going in the same direction, towards the thing that you want, you will never get it.

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Mostly accept that this is going to be a time thing and that even if you were somewhere else you would be in the same situation, the new person in the team learning everything from scratch. Remember that every minute that passes gets you a little closer to the time when you will know what you are doing

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Prepare to be happy. Prepare to enjoy your work. Remember you had a first day in your last job too and know that this is a fleeting moment in the story of your life which will pass. Feelings of discomfort will diminish and be replaced with a sense of knowing where you fit within the cog of this organisation. Be confident that you can get through this day.

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Smile, smile, smile, smile; it releases endorphins which make you happy, it negates stress and fills you with a sense of ease, it makes people around you smile back and being happy is the greatest gift you can give to the world

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