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Beyond the Briefcase: New visual icons and symbols for career — from the Career Opportunities Podcast [Audio]

April 30th, 2019 Comments off

Beyond the Briefcase: New visual icons and symbols for career — from the Career Opportunities Podcast

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I recently did a Google Image search on the word “career” just to see what it would turn up. There I found lots of pictures of signposts and arrows, lots of uses of the word Career in various typographic styles and, of course, eager, young  (almost exclusively) workers attired in suits, ties and/or skirts, often carrying briefcases. While I wasn’t that surprised by the search results, I find myself continually surprised by the icons from the past that we still use to represent work and career. Almost like the stereotypical usage of an old, rotary phone being used to represent a telephone or any type of call, the use of the briefcase or the suit and tie is just as outdated..

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What you SHOULD be sharing in your social media feeds — from the Career Opportunities Podcast [Audio]

April 23rd, 2019 Comments off

What you SHOULD be sharing in your social media feeds — from the Career Opportunities Podcast

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A few weeks ago I talked about how to attract work and opportunities to you, instead of constantly begging for your next job. One of the biggest elements of attracting work to you is using social media to share the most interesting aspects of your life and work and show people “what you do and how well you do it.” Of course, it is worth taking some time to think about what you might share on your social media feeds that contribute to this end goal. Here are a few ideas to get you started in sharing the right kind of information.

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Privacy and the need to sell yourself in your career — from the Career Opportunities Podcast [Audio]

April 15th, 2019 Comments off

Privacy and the need to sell yourself in your career — from the Career Opportunities Podcast

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Privacy is in the news a lot these days and it is a valid concern for all of us. That said, when you are trying to build the career you deserve, an excessive focus on privacy can make your careerbuilding more difficult, if not impossible. This is due to a large change in how we find jobs and develop our careers. The days of resumes and job fairs and networking are over, at least in the traditional sense. Today, you need to be spending every moment telling people “what you do and how well you do it.” If you insist on keeping every aspect of your life private, you are severely limiting the number of people that know about you and the opportunities these people may be able to provide. When it comes to your career, you can’t “hide your light under a bushel” and expect to achieve the career results you want.

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How to attract work to you — from the Career Opportunities Podcast [Audio]

April 9th, 2019 Comments off

How to attract work to you — from the Career Opportunities Podcast

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The current form of career development/management is flawed.  First, you discover what work you might like to do and are qualified to do and then you go in search of someone offering a job/needing someone with your skills. Once you settle on a particular line of work, you make the rounds, resume (if not hat) in hand, begging someone to give you a job. It has been this way for centuries, but I think that is exactly the argument for why it shouldn’t be done that way anymore.

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What you need: A Freedom Cache — from the Career Opportunities Podcast [Audio]

April 1st, 2019 Comments off

What you need: A Freedom Cache — from the Career Opportunities Podcast

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One of the most important aspects of any career is the freedom to make the best decisions for yourself and your family. Allowing circumstance to push you from one job to another without any sort of plan ensures that someone else will always be in charge of your career. You either make your career happen or your career happens to you. If you truly want to build the career you deserve, you have to insure that you also build the stability and the cash reserves that allow you make career decisions on your own terms instead of making decisions because you have no other choice.

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