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  • June 8, 2011

Find new ways to network.

Several of my clients come in and say they have been networking but none of their efforts are providing them with good solid leads about new career opportunities.   Networking is a lifetime process.  Even after you find your new position, it is important to continue networking throughout your career and life to build strong connections.  Strong, healthy connections keep us happy, healthy, and moving forward to create the life we desire.

Below are 3 networking tips to keep you above the rest and top of mind:

  1. Regularly communicate with your network. It is extremely important to stay in touch with your network, which you can easily do by phone, mail, or email. Don’t be afraid to ask for their help. Most people like helping others, and you must communicate your current needs with your network in order for them to be able to help you.
  2. Initiate and schedule informational interviews. One of the best ways to gain more information about an occupation or industry — and to build a network of contacts in that field — is to talk with people who are currently working in the field. The purpose of the informational interview is to obtain information, not to get a job. For everything you ever wanted to know about this type of interviewing, go to informational interviewing tutorial.
  3. Follow up with your network on a continual basis. The key is keeping your network informed of your situation and thanking them for their efforts. Never take your network for granted.

This week, e-mail me for a 30 minute consultation coaching call!!

Deborah@rodascoaching.com

Enjoy your week!!!

Posted in career, success

Written by Deborah O'Donnell

Deborah O'Donnell is the President and Owner of Rodas Coaching, LLC, a Career and Life Coaching firm located in downtown Chicago. She works one-on-one with individuals, executives, and entrepreneurs, helping them gain clarity and align their passions and strengths to open doors to live inspired and balanced lives. Deborah provides career management consulting, which provides resume review, career coaching, and interview skill development.

  • June 7, 2011

How many times have you decided to try something and everything you do to attain a goal just doesn’t seem to be working, whether it is a new career, relationship or something about money?  Why is it that some people can keep going and others just give up?

It’s all about Mindset!  That’s right, MINDSET! Do you wake up every day saying, Good God it’s Morning or Good Morning God!!!!  The latter seems to produce something in people which keeps them going and moving forward to obtaining their goals.

This idea of Mindset, can also be used in the job search.  Jen Weigel, in an article in the Chicago Tribune writes that  “98 percent of employers thought it was more likely that a person with the right mindset could develop the right skill set instead of the other way around.”  So just think, if you are job searching, and you begin to shift your mindset to being more positive, you may be able to land that next job.

This week, ask yourself, “what Mindset do I want to have?”  and go out into the world to practice any new mindset that you choose. Pay attention to how life changes with your new mindset.

This week, e-mail me for a 30 minute consultation coaching call!!

Deborah@rodascoaching.com

Enjoy your week!!!

Posted in stress management, success

Written by Deborah O'Donnell

Deborah O'Donnell is the President and Owner of Rodas Coaching, LLC, a Career and Life Coaching firm located in downtown Chicago. She works one-on-one with individuals, executives, and entrepreneurs, helping them gain clarity and align their passions and strengths to open doors to live inspired and balanced lives. Deborah provides career management consulting, which provides resume review, career coaching, and interview skill development.

  • June 3, 2011

Here are 5 steps you can begin to use today to create your amazing life:

 

  1. Weed out the things you don’t want in your life
  2. Write your dreams down on paper and look at them every day
  3. Be Thankful
  4. Speak your dreams and desires out loud on a regular basis
  5. Take Action toward your dreams every single day

 

Enjoy the rest of your week

Posted in health, stress management

Written by Deborah O'Donnell

Deborah O'Donnell is the President and Owner of Rodas Coaching, LLC, a Career and Life Coaching firm located in downtown Chicago. She works one-on-one with individuals, executives, and entrepreneurs, helping them gain clarity and align their passions and strengths to open doors to live inspired and balanced lives. Deborah provides career management consulting, which provides resume review, career coaching, and interview skill development.