Fight Discouragement & Win!

A couple of weeks ago, I got a call from a friend. She shares some bad news: the stress on the job had grew enormous. As a result, she felt forced to resign from her position, which had at one point in her career showed great promise but now is her worst nightmare. She was deeply discouraged. Where do I go from here?, she thought. She even started to question whether she was in the right career field. I knew I had to step in and say something. Her thought pattern reflected a common symptom of … [Read more...]

Resume Writing Tip: Ensure Your Summary Statement Reflects Your Personal Brand


Writing the Summary Statement on your resume can seem like a difficult task for job seekers. In the first place, many professional don't like to talk about themselves. And, admittedly, some don't like to write. So putting the two together, can be a frightening task, indeed. You look at the blank page and crumble under the pressure. Well, have no fear. As you'll soon learn some simple tricks for knocking your Summary statement out of the park and with ease. Keep in mind that the Summary … [Read more...]

When Competition Is Fierce, Self-Promotion Reigns

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I never considered myself much of a competitive person. As a matter of fact, I tend to be the one who allows others to shine while I work feverishly in the foreground. In addition, I don't often toot my own horn, as some say. I guess it's part of my upbringing or the culture in which I was raised. It could simply be due to insecurity -- questioning whether my efforts are worth public mention. Some may even label it as humility. Perhaps, it's been a combination of several things that have held … [Read more...]

Extract the Distractions

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Television. Radio. Books. Internet. Work. Kids. Spouse. Friends. Mobile phones. Chat. School. Girlfriend. Boyfriend. Responsibilities galore! 

There’s no shortage of distractions in the world. But everyday we wake up and immediately get sucked right back into them once again. Is there really a way to escape the distractions? Is it possible to minimize the impact they have on our lives? Can we regain control in order to boost our productivity? Some distractions are good and the … [Read more...]