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7 Expenses That Are Keeping You in Debt

29 August 2009 Leave a comment

Some very good tips for anyone who looking to stay out of debt.  Whether it is during a job search or life in general, check out the details on for these 7 Expenses That Are Keeping You in Debt:

  1. Not Knowing Your Limits
  2. Fees, Fees, Fees
  3. Paying the Minimum
  4. Credit Card Cash Advances
  5. Payday Loans
  6. Not Negotiating
  7. Ignorance Is NOT Bliss

Read the article, it will help you out.

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10 Ways to Be Liked in Your Job Interview

29 August 2009 Leave a comment

Check out these 10 Ways to Be Liked in Your Job Interview:

  1. Don’t be a “smiley face.”
  2. Don’t be a small-talker.
  3. Don’t sweat.
  4. Don’t be a road block.
  5. Don’t be petty.
  6. Don’t be a liar.
  7. Don’t be a bad comedian.
  8. Don’t be high-maintenance.
  9. Don’t be a time-waster.
  10. Don’t be a switchblade.

Read the article about details behind each one.

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Update about myself

29 August 2009 Leave a comment

Well I have been pretty busy this past month and I am ready to blog again.  Here is a high level review of the past month’s  accomplishments:

In late July and early August, I attended the Breaking Through Part I workshop.  It was awesome experience!  It was a great opportunity to meet others and break free of the things in my life.  I obtained a new perspective on life’s journey at this event.  I would encourage you to attend at least this workshop.  In fact, I took the leap by committing to Part II.

Meanwhile, I have been in the job search for awhile and was making progress on several opportunities.  I have attended several networking events and career fairs and landed some interviews in the process.  So, on August 18 I had received an offer from Bucher + Christian as consultant at Eli Lilly.  In fact, I started this position this past Monday. I am one of the four new Darwin Support Analysts at their Technology Park south of downtown Indianapolis.

After accepting this position, this past weekend I went to Breaking Through Part II workshop prior to starting my job.  This was totally unbelievable event.  It was more intense than Part I.  But, it was fun.  I had the opportunity to be with 19 other participants and 6 coaches experiencing the results of our break throughs and created together results that matter for a lifetime.  So, when I finished this experience, I was not certain I could handle a week at a new job.  But, I managed well.

I would like to thank those who provide support during my career search.  It will be great to back to a normal life and work on life’s journey.

In fact, I happy to see that college football and ice hockey will be starting soon again.

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What to Do When You’re Labeled ‘Overqualified’

22 July 2009 Leave a comment

An interesting post at PrimeCB called What to Do When You’re Labeled ‘Overqualified’.  Some good tips on how to response to questions that indicate you are overqualified.

  1. Admit that you’re worried, too
  2. Take salary off the table
  3. Put the issue out there
  4. Use your accomplishments
  5. Distance yourself from your higher qualifications
  6. You want to learn
  7. Make a commitment

Read the article for details on each tip.  It is a good read.

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The Layoff Survival Checklist

18 July 2009 Leave a comment

DICE.com has posted  a Layoff Survival Checklist to guide individuals through their downtime.  Here is the checklist:

1. Negotiate a Good Deal
2. Secure Your Financial Position
3. Create a Support Structure
4. Research the Market
5. Launch Your Search
6. Follow-Up and Resilience
7. Thank Supporters

Be sure to read the details behind each of these points.   Executing these items will make your search more efficient.

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You are tougher than you think you are!

18 July 2009 1 comment
I received this e-mail from a local career coach.  I thought I would share it with others who need the encouragement in this tough economic time.

We had two individuals return to work last week.  They approached the process with a “tough” attitude.  Well spoken from my friend Ray Mitchell:
“Be willing to be uncomfortable. Be comfortable being uncomfortable. It may get tough, but it’s a small price to pay for living a dream.”
Peter McWilliams

I am spending a lot more time these days with people who have seen things go worse than they ever thought would be possible. Job and savings losses coupled with staggering medical bills are hitting folks who just a few short years ago were at the top of their game and who had no money worries. The question for most of the hard-hit people I know is “how can I get through this” without just giving up. Unfortunately it looks like it is going to take sometime for things to get to the point where most everyone will get back into the main stream.

The people in these situations who impress me are those who don’t dwell on their losses but rather working to find ways to get by while taking advantage of the slowdown by preparing to come down running as soon as opportunity presents itself. These folks don’t waste time; they may be developing new skills, doing research to find where the emerging opportunities will appear in the years ahead while building their personal networks. Many are my heroes as they keep doing something of value including donating their time and talent to help others.

Writer Les Brown shared some of his thoughts not so long ago. I am just going to pull out a few of his ideas to share with you for the article is in the spirit I am talking about, here is what he said in part.

I think, we can all agree, life is getting tough. It seems as if everything around us is collapsing, and crumbling before our very eyes. Many people are uncertain about the future, money, relationships, health, and careers. In fact, we are beginning to question the very nature of life itself. In these uneasy times my advice is simply:  When things go wrong, don’t go with them.

Things may happen around you and things may happen to you, but the only thing that matters is what happens in you. In the midst of chaos, you have to brace yourself, build your faith, feed your mind with positive materials, and seek opportunities you’ve never considered before. You should be getting stronger, smarter, and strategizing to launch a new life, blindsiding everyone with your success and tenacity. In times like these, we have to look for opportunities and act fast like never before.

Dr. Robert Schuller once said, Tough times never last, but tough people do. Make no mistake about it, times are tough, but you are tougher.

“Good work habits help develop an internal toughness and a self-confident attitude that will sustain you through every adversity and temporary discouragement. ”

Paul J. Fleyer

LinkedIn For Job Seekers

From my outplacement Lee Hecht Harrison LinkedIn group, I found a  LinkedIn for Job Seekers presentation at LinkedHR.  Download the PDF presentation and learn how to use LinkedIn for your next career opportunity.

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