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This morning I got an e-mail from a woman in South Africa (South Africa!). It made me feel so much joy and also reminded me of why I love blogging and helping people. I am so excited about what’s to come over the next month. Her e-mail inspired me to write this blog post. You will know the work you love by the following things:
1. If your work energizes you: I have two jobs. I have this business and another day job. I love both of them. Although I am managing I lot, I’m able to continue because neither of my jobs are dreadful. I look forward to all of the work I do.
2. If there is joy: Can you reflect upon each day after work and find joy? I can and it’s amazing. If you can only reflect on the negative aspects of your job at the end of the day, you might want to consider doing other work or switching work places if it’s environmental.
3. If the days speed by: Most of us have felt those moments where the days seem to speed by. My weeks go by so quickly it amazes me. A day that drags on is boring and uninspiring. This is not what a typical work day should feel like.
4. When you know you are doing exactly what you are meant to do: Helping the woman from South Africa is exactly what I am meant to do and that brings me immense joy.
5. When ideas come to you in the middle of the night: Sometimes I can barely sleep because there are so many great ideas that come to me. When you are excited about your work, this is a sign that you are doing work that you love.
Check out the book 48 Days to the Work You Love to discover your dream job.
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Job security is an illusion. Don’t fall for it. You have to be prepared. Never be too dependent on any one else when it comes to your livelihood or your loved ones’. The only security you have is your ability generate an income by being employable or able to manage your own business at all times. Here are some suggestions on how to create real security:
1. Keep your resume current and updated.
2. If you know that you’re employer is downsizing don’t rest on your laurels; start exploring your options.
3. I cannot say this enough! Have an emergency plan & fund ready.
4. Make a list of what you enjoy doing for fun. Also make a list about what you enjoy about your current job (this may help you determine what types of jobs or business you might enter if necessary).
5. Analyze your current credentials and experience. Ask yourself whether or not you would hire you. If the answer is no, explore all the reasons why not and resolve them.
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The next few blog posts are going to specifically be about how to conduct an online job search.
There are many websites that will allow you to conduct an online job search.
Online jobsites are great because they allow you to leverage your time. You can post to sites that allow you to post to multiple sites at once like www.resumerabbit.com.
The following topics will be covered in this blog series:
-How to determine what type of work you are looking for
_-How to chose jobs wisely
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This may seem like the easiest part of conducting an online job search but so many people end in jobs they hate because they didn’t contemplate the type of work they were looking for.
I’ve had my share of crappy jobs and I highly suggest taking this step. Do not start a job search until you have considered the following:
What are my hours of availability (can I work a full-time job or is part-time better)?
Do I want a customer service job or a job that requires minimal customer service?
Would I mind being in a cubicle all day?
What type of environment do I want to work in?
Am I the type of person who can stay in one spot all day or is a job that keeps me moving better suited for me?
I can do several blog posts about this topic alone and perhaps I will but please take these questions into consideration.
They will help you weed out disaterous jobs as you apply.
Take action by jotting down the answers to these questions.
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I’m not suggesting that you don’t apply for a job that you don’t qualify for, it never hurts to ask.
However, searching for a job can be time consuming and you don’t want to waste your time or the interviewers time. I suggest applying for jobs that you are confident you can get.
Creating a job search schedule is also highly suggested. I know that finding a job is very important, (especially when you need the money) but take a break.
Breaks add clarity and lead to higher productivity. Get up from your desk and look outside your window every once in awhile.
Take action today by creating a list of your past jobs. Use this to determine what you qualify for. Ask yourself what skills were needed for previous jobs. Have you acquired any new skills you can add to the list?
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Many sites will let you post your resume so have it available. I suggest having it ready to paste or upload onto a job site.
Make sure your contact information is at the top of your resume.
Make sure you elaborate on your strengths by using power verbs throughout your resume. You want to make yourself shine with words!
Make sure your resume isn’t too long. Perspective employers don’t need to know your 50 year work history (unless you’ve been at the same place for a while).
If you lack experience don’t worry. Just make sure you elaborate on your strengths and any volunteer or other significant experiences you’ve had that will make you stand out.
Take action by making a list of your strengths today. This can be used while you are writing your resume.
Until Next time,
P.S. I’m offering a very special service for FREE to all of my readers. This is only for a limited time. Send me your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. I will give you some comments or suggestions. If you don’t have a resume, send me your strengths list and list of positive experiences; I’ll help you format it. Don’t worry, I will not spam you or add you to a list. Don’t forget to bookmark this page by using the buttons on the right side panel!
I know you’re reading the title of this post and going “huh?” It does sound a little crazy but it’s actually possible.
As a part of my research I’m always on the look out for different job sites.
There are several to pick from but this one really wants you to post your resume.
The site is called Jobtouche (click here).
This site is awesome! You actually get paid everytime someone views your resume. It’s not a million bucks but it’s definitely an incentive to aide you in your job search.
I am a motivational blogger. If getting paid to post your resume isn’t motivational, I don’t know what is.
Take action now! You control your financial destiny.
Until next time,
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