how to get the law of attraction working for youWant to discover how to get the law of attraction working for you?  Are you eager to have opportunities, relationships and momentum come easily to you? Are you looking to cease the struggling and finally get on the path to success? Let’s start first by defining what “attraction” is.

Attraction is really just the “new” term for sowing and reaping. To best sum it up, I would use the quote “what you think about, you bring about”. It does not matter if it is good thoughts or bad, or if you want them or not. The truth is that your dominant thoughts are what you are attracting into your life this very minute. This is EXTREMELY important …

Choosing a Resume FormatA resume format and a resume template are different. Below is a brief description of four different type of formats commonly used by job seekers.

A chronological resume in which the information is organized by dates-the most recent position first, working backwards 10-15 years. This stresses positions you held and companies where you worked. Recruiters and hiring managers tend to like this resume format because it’s easy to read and demonstrates job seekers’ continuous career growth. This format is used when the individual has steady advancement, no employment gaps and is applying for the same line of work.

A functional resume is

transition from college to a careerSo, you are finished. You have completed all your college credits and have your diploma in hand.  Now you have to get ready to search for, or start, your first job.  This can be a chaotic and stressful time. You must deal with the demands of job-hunting, interviewing, and starting a new career.  Do you know how to navigate the transition from college to a career?

While it helps to have an idea of your career path after graduation, don’t worry if your first job does not perfectly fit your plan.  Many recent college grads change jobs after their first year; sometimes it takes that long (or longer!) to determine what you really want to do in life.  Also, your major does not determine the types of jobs you can work.  While there are specialized fields, such as engineering, where you need to have a degree in that field, the majority of jobs simply require a college degree.  So, focus your job-search on the types of jobs you desire. To find a job…

How to Develop a Job Search Plan

by Candace Alstad - Davies

job search planEmbarking on a search for a new job can be overwhelming to say the least. You will need to write a resume, cover letter, reference sheet, etc. before you even get started.  In today’s highly competitive job market, it is imperative that you know how to develop a job search plan, and know exactly what your plan of action will be.  The days of just dropping off a resume and cover letter are pretty much over.  A job search plan will begin with a lot of research and hard work that will allow you to tap into hidden job markets, network, find advertisements and job listings, and work with third party recruiters.   To begin, you will need…

Is Your To Do List Longer Than Your Day ?

by Candace Alstad - Davies

to-do listIs your to do list longer than your day? Time management is not about managing time. Time is a constant, and it does not change. The only thing that we have the ability to change is the management of ourselves. So, if it is the end of the day and you are only halfway through your to-do list, it is time to examine and advance your self-management skills and systems.

Are you being efficient as opposed to being effective? Are there some days that you get through your list and feel like you have not been productive, and other days when you complete only two or three items and feel very accomplished? Those two or three tasks were, therefore, the most important. These are the tasks that moved you toward your goals. These should be your priorities. Most people typically conquer the small easy tasks first and often run out of time to then handle the more difficult and challenging tasks, which are probably the most important ones. To use your time effectively, the question to ask is “What is the most valuable thing I can do right now?” As you go through your list…

How to Write a Resume for a Career Change

by Candace Alstad - Davies

How to Write a Resume for a Career ChangeKnowing how to write a resume for a career change is a learned skill. One of the hardest decisions you will encounter during your professional career is the decision to change jobs. The safe decision is to stay in your current job, where you know what to expect and where you feel safe. In a new job you have no idea what to expect. As a result, the whole process of entering a new job can be very intimidating.

When you are considering a change in career, there are many things to think about. Even though you have to think about the benefits or changes it will make for you financially, your family and even where you live, you also have to think about how to prove you are qualified.

This can be a difficult task if you don’t know where to start. There is a wealth of information and sites that can help you with this, sometimes enormous, task.

• Where to find information: The Internet is an excellent source for finding information and advice about drafting your resume. It is also a good place to start looking for positions that fit the genre of your career change requirements. Not only will you find information, you will also find that there are numerous resources that make the resume writing process considerably easier. You will be able to compose the right resume, save it and send it to numerous job search engines and recruiter sites. When you are looking for advice about how to draft your resume, be careful about the advice you take, and use your common sense. [click to continue…]

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How to Write A Resume For Jobs in Finance

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How to solve the biggest problems with job searching do vary and this post will discuss the reasons why job seekers struggle with getting job interviews or job offers. Today more job seekers know they need to be organized in their job search and better prepared when it comes to discussing specific topics related to […]

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How to Increase Your Leadership Skills

If you are a champion (and you are), then you will need to know how to increase your leadership skills whether you are a shift manager, sales manager, drilling superintendent, or business owner. All of these roles, and many others, need you to have great leadership abilities and need you to be able to use […]

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