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Dream Big – What’s Stopping You?

Just for a moment, I invite you to put a blindfold over your practical side.  What happens when you allow yourself to dream big with regard to your career goals?  Some of the most successful companies began as somebody’s day dream or “ah ha moment.” Why is this important?  Well, because it taps in to your passion and passion equals momentum.  Passion…

Where For Art Thou Confidence?

Today as I write this blog post, I’m smiling ear to ear about a  conversation I just had with a client.  She just landed a job that she is truly excited about.  As I listened to her enthusiasm and gratitude, I reminded her that her new employer is also “winning.”  She is qualified, hard-working, and she is going to bring a unique…

Out of Love with Your Job? 5 Tips for You.

Valentine’s Day has come and gone but finding the right mate is not the only search that strikes at your heart. Let’s face it, the reality of finding that one career that ignites your passion on a daily basis may be an overly idealistic view.  Sure, it’s possible, but as the term “misemployment” gains traction, we see so many people in jobs…

It’s a New Year, Now What?

Well, here we are in the beginning of a brand new year. A cold one at that! In the northern hemisphere, we are experiencing the “Polar Vortex”, and if you are in Australia, you are experiencing quite the opposite. But enough about the weather ;-) we have other important issues to address. For many of us, a new year signifies a new…

Become Your Own Job Creator in 10 Simple Steps

This article was originally published at JobMob as part of their 6th Annual Guest Blogging Contest.
Maybe what you’re looking for has been right in front of you all along.

You may have noticed that the job landscape today is very different than the one we were looking at just five years ago. And although there is a lot of talk about jobs returning, the job search market is likely to remain daunting for many people.

More and more, companies and individuals are shifting away from full-time salaried jobs to hiring freelance or contract workers. Individuals have to adapt to this ongoing trend.

Let’s face it:

Making a living today is just not how it used to be. Landing a full-time job takes more time and effort, and there is no guarantee that there will be a job with your name on it. So we had better start figuring out how to make a living!

Freelancing is no longer reserved for writers or graphic designers. In a world where every job is temporary, micro-jobs may be the new norm for people in many fields. Whether you are an accountant or a teacher, every professional can create their own opportunity.

6 Ways to Unlock the Power of Twitter in Your Job Search

I generally get quite the quizzical look when I suggest that Twitter is a powerful and unique tool that can enhance your job search strategy. The reality is according to Tweetmyjobs.com, an amazing Twitter app, 45% of companies plan to increase their budgets for recruiting on Twitter and other social networks this year. I generally get quite the quizzical look when I…