New Beginnings – 6 Tips for Results

I cannot believe that summer is almost over. I say this every year, but this summer has gone especially fast for me. Since I used to teach elementary school, and then taught at a local University for 10 years, I think of September as a new beginning – a time to think about where I am in my career and what I want to do next.

The busiest hiring season is upon us – September thru October. Now is the time to evaluate where you are in your job search, or in your career, and to make adjustments – new beginnings – as needed, so that you are on track to get optimum results.

These days, being smarter than your competition matters more than ever, when you’re looking for a new job. So, it is important to know what works and what doesn’t when conducting your search. – if you want something to change, you have to do something different.

If you need to make a change, recognize change is easier said than done. As creatures of habit, we will typically gravitate toward our comfort zones, even if that comfort zone is not all that comfortable – or is not what we need!

sunrise On Saturday, June 11, 2011, International Space Station astronaut Ron Garan used a high definition camera to film one of the sixteen sunrises astronauts see each day. This image shows the rising sun as the station flew along a path between Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and Buenos Aires, Argentina.


The belief that it can happen … keep your focus on the results you want – have a clear vision and be as specific as possible. Have a compelling reason to accomplish it and adapt the mindset that “I can do it!”

Intentional action … insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results…if nothing changes, nothing changes. Change does not happen by itself – it takes deliberate action to make a change and then it takes 21 days of repeated actions to make a change a habit.

Space … say goodbye to what is not working in your life in order to make room for what you want; develop reserves and make room in your calendar, checkbook, and mind.

Structure … decide what needs to happen to make the change come about, and then list all the steps to get you there…break each step into bite-sized chunks (to avoid overwhelm) and create a safety net to minimize risks.

Courage … to face FEARS (False Expectations Appearing Real) and quiet your worried mind.

Support … especially from close family members and other “important” people in your life. The right support in your life will yield optimum results. A coach, or a support group, can help with your vision, help you create ‘forward’ action, help you find the space you need, keep you from feeling overwhelmed and help you articulate what support you need to make changes in your life.

***I want to make sure you have every opportunity to get all the career support you need – in order to do this, you need to start with a stellar resume and then learn the tips and secrets to conduct an effective job search. So, I am offering you a complementary resume critique – I know what it takes for a resume to get results! I also have a proven, easy to implement, step-by-step program to shorten your job search. Just email your resume to me at and put “Resume Critique” or “Job Search” in the subject line. I will then critique your resume. My goal is to make sure you achieve great success in your career. I look forward to hearing from you.***


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