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  • June 27, 2014

palm treeWelcome to summertime! Live your best life this summer. Whether trying to create a more abundant life or trying to find that new career opportunity, know that you have the power to create everything you want, and that you hold the keys to your success. Use these tips to make this summer your best season of the year:

  • Breathe deeply and appreciate the moment
  • Do one thing everyday that scares you
  • Let go of a need to control
  • Practice acceptance
  • Celebrate daily
  • See the beauty in your family
  • Expand your perspective by expanding your mind
  • Be grateful everyday

Let me help you achieve your goals this summer. Take advantage of my sizzlin’ summer coaching deals to make the last six months of 2014 your best!

 

Posted in Career Coaching, Life Coaching, Rodas Coaching

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 17, 2014

SEOThere are millions of people on LinkedIn, so it’s important that you make it easier for people to find your profile. There are a variety of ways to help your LinkedIn profile get noticed, but one of the most important is increasing your LinkedIn profile SEO (search engine optimization.)

The LinkedIn profile SEO algorithm offers five areas where it’s important to put the right keywords in:

  1. Professional headline
  2. Summary
  3. Current work experience
  4. Past work experience
  5. Skills and expertise

Business2Community recommends coming up with a list of 50 keywords that identify you and your expertise. Yes, that seems like a lot, but you can have variations of them. For example, if you specialize in digital marketing, you could also list digital marketing strategist, content marketing, consumer marketing, etc. as keywords. Don’t be afraid to take a look at the keywords that others in your industry are using.

Once you’ve identified your 50 keywords, try to strategically input them in those five areas listed above. You want your LinkedIn profile to be readable and professional, so avoid keyword stuffing (loading your profile with the same keywords over and over again.)

If you want to check that your LinkedIn profile SEO is on the right track, have a friend or colleague do a search to see how easy it is to find your profile.

Posted in LinkedIn, Rodas Coaching

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 12, 2014

thumbs up2Even if you love your job, there are going to be days when you’ve had enough – it’s just the nature of working. For those unbearable days, Careerealism has a few tips to turn your day into a more positive work experience.

  • Write down three things you are thankful for each day – Taking the time to show gratitude daily is proven to boost happiness
  • Listen to your favorite tunes – Music has therapeutic qualities and music without lyrics can help boost performance
  • Compliment your colleagues on great work – Spreading compliments creates a more positive atmosphere in general
  • Decorate your work space with photos of loved ones – Photos serve as a constant reminder of the truly important things in life
  • Smile – Many studies show that smiling can actually make you happier

Remember, a little gesture can go a long way!

Posted in At Work, Career Coaching

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 4, 2014

sunflower-3-1428248-mWe have reached the middle of 2014, it’s sizzling hot outside and it’s time to revisit what you’d like to accomplish this year.

Deborah Sakelaris and Rodas Coaching would like to help you achieve your goals with the following special offer:

20% Off All Coaching Programs

Call (312-798-7404) or e-mail (Deborah@RodasCoaching.com) today to take part in this special offer and make the last 6 months of 2014 the best months of the year!!

Posted in Rodas Coaching

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.