Mindset & Job Search

Mindset Is an Important Part of Getting a Job I'll be the first to admit that many factors are entirely out of our control when it comes to the job search. Instead of discussing things we can't change, I want to discuss something that is completely within your control – your MINDSET. Positive vs. Negative Mindset Your mindset is the lens through which you see the world. When you have a positive mindset, you tend to react to situations positively and are...

Work & COVID-19

How to Successfully Transition to Working from Home during COVID-19 The current global pandemic of COVID-19 is something most of us have never seen the likes of before in our lives. This situation brings with it fear, anxiety, and a healthy dose of cabin fever. Many of us are working from home for the first time. Adding to that already stressful transition, many of us have children home from school and spouses working from home also. While we're not here to...

Rearview Mirror?

Are You Living in the Rearview Mirror? This month at Vision to Purpose, we’re focusing on personal growth. Many wise people before us have observed that personal growth requires self-reflection. Self-reflection allows us to observe and analyze how we’ve done in past situations. However, we’ve noticed that self-reflection can all too easily turn into an unhealthy dwelling on the past. Today, we ask you, “Are you living in the rearview mirror?” meaning, are you focusing so hard on your past that...

Easier is Not Better

Easier is Not Always Better When It Comes to Finding a Job! How many of you have applied for a job online? There is no doubt that the Internet has made it easy and convenient to apply to several jobs at one time. However, easy is not always better. Did you know that Monster.com proudly promotes that they receive 29 resumes a minute? You can see their stat here: https://www.monster.com/about/. I am not a mathematician, but I do know there are...

Career You Want

Getting the Career You Want Takes Focus We’ve all seen, and perhaps admired, the type of person who sets their mind to an incredible career goal and does it -just like that. They just DO the thing they set out to do, and their career flourishes. Meanwhile, we’re over here juggling 1,000 different things that all seem equally important, while our dream career waits off in the distance, seemingly unreachable. It’s not a big surprise that success takes focus, so why is...

Prepare for Change

3 Things You Must Do to Prepare for a Career Change If you do a quick Google search for "How to prepare for a career change," you'll come up with over 580 million results. That's a lot of advice! So what can I tell you that you haven't heard before? Read on. But first, let's quickly cover the basics. Maybe you are just now realizing that it's time for a career change – ANY change – but you don't know where to...

Career Coach

You Might Need a Career Coach If... … You are struggling to get noticed in today’s job market. … You are going through a career change or transition. … You are dealing with personal or family issues that are impacting your job search. … You need career marketing and job search management assistance. … You need help with the interview or salary negotiation process. … You just don’t understand the job search process anymore. The modern job search has changed significantly and so have the tools...

Career Change

Make a Career Change in 7 Easy Steps Humans are creatures of habit, but when it comes to our careers, repetition of “the daily grind” can leave us feeling uninspired and stagnant. Throughout our lifetimes, we continuously grow and evolve, acquiring various skills or honing natural talents. You might find that, as you expand and better yourself, you need to also seek other career paths that will allow you to prosper. Whether you are looking to transfer to a different...

Stop Procrastinating

5 Easy Tips for Curbing Procrastination Are you dreaming about owning your own business? Maybe you want to find a more rewarding job for the New Year? Or are you thinking 2019 will be the year you finally write that novel you’ve been plotting in your mind? Procrastination is an insidious energy drain that will keep you from completing the goals you set for yourself. Thinking “I have plenty of time. No need to start now” or “I don’t know...

Time Management

5 Simple Steps to Better Time Management Skills Time, as the cliché goes, is money. Whether you are working for an established company, are an entrepreneur, or are a job seeker, learning to manage your time and limit distractions is key to achieving your goals and attaining success. Getting bogged down by unimportant emails or turning your attention to a Smartphone screen will eat up your time and hinder your productivity. Here are five steps to recognizing problem areas and...