Writing Your Life Purpose Statement

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Be 42% More Fruitful According to a report in the Huffington Post, you are more likely to achieve your dreams and goals if you put them in writing: “Dr. Gail Matthews, a psychology professor at the Dominican University in California, recently studied the art and science of goal setting. “She gathered two hundred and sixty-seven people together — men and women …

Network with Everyone Everywhere – Part Two

Multiply Your Results Personal referrals will power your networking. With each new connection you make, use the name of the person who referred you. Not only ask for help, but also for referrals to others who might be willing to help. Conclude your call, email or message with, “Thank you for your help. Who else do you know who can …

Network with Everyone Everywhere – Part One

You never know who knows who. Bill, an unemployed sales manager, took his car for maintenance. While waiting, he and the service manager struck up a conversation. The service manager asked, “What do you do, Bill?” Bill shared that he was unemployed and looking for a job. “What kind of job?” asked the service manager.  Bill replied, “I’m looking for …

What Do Employers Want?

Maybe you find yourself unemployed during this season. In fact, many people are. With more than 40,000,000 new unemployment claims in the U.S. since March, having a full- or part-time position unaffected by the economic downturn seems like a luxury in these turbulent times. Maybe you thought your job was secure as you entered 2020. Maybe you never intended to …

Suddenly Laid Off and Jobless

Even before the economy began to suffer from the effects of the COVID-19 virus and the ensuing lockdowns and quarantines, many people face layoffs or unemployment each year. But in the first half of 2020, the number of unemployed people has skyrocketed. News reports like the following are increasingly common:  “3.28 million people filed for unemployment insurance last week – …