Here's a tip - always include this sentence in the last paragraph of your cover letter.
I always tell clients - if there's any time when you need to gas yourself up to the max, it's during the job search. 🙌🏾You want your awesomeness to shine through so you can secure that opportunity.
By including this statement in your cover letter,
👉🏾you're sending an unconscious suggestion to the reader about the next step
👉🏾you're making clear what you want out of this process AND
👉🏾you're indirectly expressing your confidence in your abilities and fit with the position you're applying for
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Being passed over for a promotion is never fun 😢. In fact, it can be downright demoralizing and defeating especially if you’ve been giving a job your all. It may be tempting to just quit and throw in the towel, but I think there are a few things to take into account before doing so:
1️⃣ Ask yourself if you really deserved the promotion. It’s easy to think “I do my job well, I get along with everyone, I should get a promotion!” but, sadly, that’s not always the 🔑 to a promotion. Sometimes your boss is looking for something else. Think long and hard about what you did since your last review that truly makes you an irreplaceable asset to your team.
2️⃣ Figure out what is needed for a promotion. Is this in writing in your company’s manual? Did your boss outline a promotional plan for you in your last performance review? 📝 If you’re unsure of what you need to do to earn a promotion, ask! For all you know, taking on one more project might put you in promotion range. 💪🏽 3️⃣ Is a promotion truly achievable for you? If being promoted means working longer hours, picking up work from slackers in your department, or anything else that greatly decreases your quality of life, it may not be worth it. Similarly, if your boss sets a high bar and wants you to do director level work at your coordinator level experience and pay, it may not be worth it 🚫. A promotion shouldn’t come at the expense of you overexerting yourself.
Pro tip ‼️‼️ Unless you’re at your dream company promotions are not always all they’re cracked up to be. In fact, if you’re looking to earn more over the course of your career, “job hopping” is the way to do it 💵💰. The longer you stay at a company, promotion or not, the less likely you are to earn. Also, changing jobs may open you up to a whole new skill set or career path that better resonates with what you truly want to do. That being said, don’t beat yourself up over a promotion. There are plenty of other fish (read: companies) out there that would be happy to recruit and retain your talented self! 💁🏽
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Swish Goswami ( @goswish ) is a 21 year old entrepreneur, the CEO of @trufan.io , a three-time TEDx speaker, LinkedIn Youth Editor, and former Fortune 500 consultant to companies like Google, Western Union and American Express.
Whewwww what a bio😅😅😅 Swish’s #SMWATX panel called, “What Brands Need to Know to Reach the New Generation of Customers,” will explore how individuals and brands can tell their story effectively to build a community of strong young consumers around it.
Hope to see you there! You can still secure your all-access badge at smwatx.com 🎫
Friendly reminder for university students: It’s imperative that you take care of your mental health on top of your studies.
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Happy Friday Go-Getters! It’s payday 🤑. Before you treat yourself to anything else, treat yourself to this bomb LinkedIn deal! This small investment can go a very long way in your career. If you are actively job searching, you should definitely update your profile. Save yourself the time and leave it to an expert. Half the spots are already gone so grab yours now by clicking the link in my bio!
Our last open house and tour for the recruitment of our 2019 apprenticeship class is in just a few weeks! Join us Saturday, March 9th at 9:00AM. If you've been considering applying, you don't want to miss this event!
Wondered about Career Coaches and what they do? Read a testimony from one of our clients who was assisted by our Career Coach through our #careercatalyst programme:
My Career Coach was very clear and structured in his explanations. He was encouraging, a good listener and was able to help me understand my current career position and also alleviate regret I felt about past poorly made decisions. He also gave me practical steps to commit to achieving my future goals, step by step. Thank you!
Speak to us about our #careercatalyst programme and gain greater clarity about yourself and your career!
Are you tired of what you do and would like to change career paths? Did you realise what you studied for your first degree was not really what you like? Do you feel that your career does not give you the opportunity to make impact in the world? Are you unhappy and desire a change in career because you are simply fed up with what you currently do?
Then visit https://desertbloomadvisory.com/2019/02/15/how-to-change-career-paths/ to find out tips on how to go about it.
It's Fantastic Friday!
Every Friday I will be celebrating persons who have had a positive role in my professional development.
Today I will start with Mr. Stalin Sheppard - CEO of Mastermind Leaders , IGEN BMS and Quality Management Consultant. I met Stalin in January 2018 and my entrepreneurship drive amplified 100%
Stalin, I am thankful for your dedication, your charisma and passion for people development like myself.
Share with us in the comments below who positively impacted your professional journey👇👇
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Paragon One Advisor Spotlight: Annie Chen, Senior Director, Corporate Development at The Leading Hotels of the World.
The perfect person for this industry is: "Self-motivated, passionate about independent hotels, has creative and critical thinking skills, collaborative, open-minded, accountable, and service-oriented."
Recommended networking strategy: "Attending School of Hotel Administration, Cornell University, joining hotel associations such as HSMAI, CMAA, etc.. The fastest way is through alumni or professional connections in the industry as the hotel business is a small industry." #GetHired#CareerDevelopment#HotelAdministration
Student-Athlete Development/Academic Services in conjunction with @sfucareers is hosting an Internship Table this coming Monday (2/18) from 11 AM - 2 PM in the Stokes-Twyman Room. Stop by and see Kate Labriola (Assistant Director of Employer Relations/Internships)! #CareerDevelopment
Instructor Profile: Erik Medina, an executive coach, will be teaching a 7-week course called The Transition Foundry that begins March 31. This course is designed to springboard participants to their inspired future and is a journey of self-discovery supported by carefully designed exercises that draw on mindfulness, self-assessment, visioning, and cognitive behavioral therapy. Whether you are re-entering the workforce after a sabbatical, taking on a lifelong pursuit, or simply trying to define your purpose, this is the course for you.
Erik is an executive coach whose great passion is to help people be their vision. He believes that the foundation of a life well lived is comprised of the willingness to take a deep dive into self, the insight to identify the "boulders" that stand in your way, and the bravery to be fully present for your "one wild and precious life." Only then can you learn to live without regret.
His unique blend of professional roles as a manager, mentor, and executive combined with his 20+ year discipline of self-discovery and improvement allows him to guide and support his students to identify and embrace their core truth, create meaningful lives and careers, and be accountable for their own journey.
Erik received his MBA from Indiana University, was the Director of Graduate Career Services at the Kelly School of Business, serves as an MBA career coach at University of Chicago Booth School of Business, and is the founder of The Career Mentorist. During his corporate career at Gatorade, Microsoft, and TRU he worked with and consulted on behalf of clients such as Google, YouTube, Nike, ESPN, Freeform, Unilever, Samsung, Electronic Arts, The National Campaign to Prevent Teen & Unplanned Pregnancy, and The Partnership at DrugFree.org.
Erik is a committed runner, inveterate tinkerer, and a pursuer of challenges like learning the piano, reading the classics, and sculling along the North Branch of the Chicago River. He is a passionate and committed father and husband and rescue pet caretaker. He volunteers his time with addiction recovery organizations, fundraising for pediatric cancer cures, and with the Wilmette Hockey Club.
I started a new blog series on LinkedIn called "Career Freedom Friday" and today I published my first article! Because I serve mostly corporate clients, LinkedIn is my playground above and beyond IG or Twitter, so in today's article I give my take on the "Top 15 Worst LinkedIn Profile Picture Types". If you're on LinkedIn, you MUST read and make sure you didn't make the list! Th
Go to my LinkedIn page to read the article. Link is in my bio.
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Katrina as the Head of Talent at #yourmechanic loves the opportunity to create a fantastic candidate experience. The team gets her excited every day! There is a new challenge to look forward to, a new hurdle to cross, and a group that rallies behind new opportunities that lie ahead. Also, ramen for lunch on Thursday’s is a good motivator. 🍜 @hwaithwhat
It doesn't matter you work in a small startup or a large corporation 🤩
If you want to build a culture of growth within a company, you need to increase discipline and create a functional system within which growth is continuously being worked on 🚀
Read the full article by the link in profile to learn new benefits for your team management 👆
I feel like this time of the year is the best to start thinking about what you want to achieve over the next 12 months. Don't wait until January to set your 2019 goals. Do it now!💪🏾
In terms of your personal branding, you should think about who you want to be? How you want to be perceived? How you can become memorable? And what you can do daily to ensure you stay consistent?🤩
Shout out if focusing on your personal brand will be on your to-do list for 2019🙌🏾