What Employers Value

Posted by on Nov 2, 2012 in careers, exploring, job search, Uncategorized, work | 0 comments

What Employers Value

We undervalue and undersell ourselves every single day. Even as jobseekers we have huge capacity and huge potential but are sometimes the last to see it. I read an article yesterday about US employers hiring ex-service personnel. Companies that do this want to do it again. Here was the reason given in one instance, “they wanted to hire him for the things they couldn’t teach him. The intangibles that would make him excel.” That’s an employer’s way of saying, we’re hiring you for you. In other words, it’s not your technical skills (we can teach those)....

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Keep Looking

Posted by on Oct 27, 2012 in careers, exploring, Uncategorized, work | 0 comments

Keep Looking

“If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking.” Steve Jobs Don’t you just love it when this happens? When a few words find you at the right time and it makes your day. I’m a big fan of this too but I like it even more when I discover where these little quotes fit in. How the words around a little sentiment add even more depth and colour. When you learn a quote like this one from Steve Jobs came from a speech given to a graduating year of students. Little quotes that inspire & sound great are meat and drink to blogs and sites like Tumblr & Twitter. But I...

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Career Play on Tumblr

Posted by on Oct 19, 2012 in careers, exploring, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Career Play on Tumblr

This week (as usual) I was able to find some great content on Tumblr about careers Some people are writing about their own experiences directly Others are posting interesting stuff that makes you think more deeply about work/life Here’s one quote from the philosopher Bertrand Russell Plus another from Albert Einstein Along with some thoughts on why I think they are interesting…   * * * *...

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“There is no hierarchy when it comes to your career.”

Posted by on Oct 3, 2012 in careers, exploring, origins, Uncategorized, work | 0 comments

“There is no hierarchy when it comes to your career.”

I enjoyed reading Think and Grow Rich but found it a little too hierarchical. Of course there’s a huge amount to learn from great careers but when I listened, really listened, all those exceptional career voices seemed to be saying the same thing… “We haven’t done anything you can’t” “We aren’t above or beyond you” “We’re on the same level” “We’re just like you” “We’re with you” All of us have the same raw materials as the greatest of women and men. There is no hierarchy when it comes to your career. “everyone who looks, sees something...

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true story

Posted by on Jul 17, 2012 in careers, exploring, origins, Uncategorized, work | 0 comments

true story

Every career has an inspirational true story of its own Knowing our true story is more than inspirational It directly affects how successful and satisfied we feel Some people know their story well and tell it beautifully Some know their story in part or in pieces Others have no knowledge of their story at all Every time I hear a true career story I find it inspiring But what inspires me most is the way each story is found In the ability to discover our true career story we are equal No one is favoured, no person or group has monopoly. The only advantage is our willingness to look and to...

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what we're doing on facebook

Posted by on May 2, 2012 in careers, exploring, Uncategorized, work | 0 comments

what we're doing on facebook

Our site is here and now we have a fan page over there (on facebook) for anyone interested in exploring their career. It’s there to support, encourage and share in every career journey – whether it’s just started out or well underway – because we believe no one should ever have to go it alone. I don’t believe in gurus pulling strings. I’d rather put my trust in facts, experiences and thoughtful opinions. Things we can all listen to and process in our own way. Stories from hundreds of career explorers prove that good answers and solid career decisions are...

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