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Why “be the best” when you could be the one making the rules?

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Today we have an interesting and thought-provoking guest post on career development on sister blog, WiseWolf Talking .  It is from Lindsey Harper Mac.  Lindsey is a professional writer living in the Indianapolis area. She specializes in writing guest posts on social media and education. Currently, Lindsey is completing work on her master’s degree. When most people talk about making a career change, that decision is the product of discontent, job loss, or both. Few people make it through the course of their careers without changing direction at least once. Lindsey discusses why exploring these different options is healthy for anyone, prompting contemplative thought about what, exactly, they want to do with their lives. You can read her post at this link  http://wisewolftalking.com/2012/07/18/why-be-the-best-when-you-could-be-the-one-making-the-rules/ Wendy Mason is a career coach working mainly with professional women who want to make that jump to senior level while having a

Career Development – Get that Promotion; Part 1 | WiseWolf Talking – Leadership, Management, Career and Personal Development

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Career Development – Get that Promotion; Part 1 Are you doing well in your present role but feel ready for the next step up? Even in this economic climate some people are still managing to get promotion. But how do make yourself part of that élite group? This is the first in a two post series  on sister blog WiseWolf Talking – look out for the second post next week....more at this link Career Development – Get that Promotion; Part 1 | WiseWolf Talking – Leadership, Management, Career and Personal Development   Wendy Mason is a Life and Career Coach.  She helps people have the  confidence they need to be successful at work and to change career while maintaining a good work/life balance. You can email her at  wendymason @wisewolfcoaching.com

Job Search for Nervous People Like Me

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Image by Getty Images via @daylife If you are looking for work, one of the biggest obstacles can be your lack of confidence. A large part of confidence comes from what we believe about ourselves. And if you already lack confidence, losing a job can be shattering.  You can find a very honest discussion of how it can feel at this link . If, in your heart, you really don’t believe that you have the skills, knowledge and experience to do the job then it is going to be hard for you to convince an employer. But are you sure your fears are well founded? As well as that, you need to believe that you will have the communication and presentation skills necessary to get through an interview. Well, I can help you there.  So what do you do? Believing in your gifts At this link you will find some information about writing STAR stories. The STAR method means that for each signifcant achievement in your working life you set out the; ·          S  – Situation, the backg

Stay Positive In Your Job Search - It Is Imperative!

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“It is not your aptitude, but your attitude, that determines your altitude.” ~ Zig Ziglar Attitude is an issue in all job search. According to a survey of 1,000 employers by recruitment group REED, 96 per cent of bosses would take on someone who displayed the perfect mindset but lacked the complete set of skills, rather than a person with the right academic qualifications but wrong attitude. The same criteria applied to firing procedure. Two-thirds of employers surveyed said that, if push came to shove, they would keep those employees with the right attitude rather than those with a more complete skill-set. So, in your job search, it’s about combining your  transferable skills  with the right mindset.  Then demonstrating that mindset in your job search and through the recruitment process. James Reed, Chairman of REED and Paul G. Stoltz, a leading expert on measuring and strengthening human resilience, have produced a book based on the survey , “ Put Your Mindset to W