How Much Importance are You Placing on Your Career Path?

Having a job you enjoy is great, but are you thinking about where your career is going? Planning the next step in your career is important to prevent hitting the abysmal “career plateau”.

When life events happen, it is easy to get distracted from your job and career goals. Here are a few tips on how to survive your job when great things are going on in your personal life…

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  • You Recently Got Engaged – Congratulations! How do you balance this new excitement and keep your career on track? Don’t get down on yourself for wanting to wedding plan while you’re at work, but set time limits for your internet searching to short breaks and lunch. This way you won’t feel guilty during work and your boss will be more lenient on your time off for wedding things. With this type of exciting life event it may be time to rethink your career path. Don’t hesitate to talk to a professional while sorting out the right path for your future.
  • You’re Expecting a Child – Congratulations! What an exciting time in your life! You have a lot of life changes ahead. How will this affect your job and your long-term career goals? While you are enjoying preparing for a child, take time for yourself to decide the career path you want to take after the child is born. With a plan in place you will feel more comfortable with all the other changes taking place in your life.
  • You’re Finally an Empty Nester – Congratulations! It’s a great time in your life to reevaluate your career goals and plans. It’s time to be selfish and accomplish what you have left on your list. Ready to go out on your own or start scaling back? Making a plan with a professional will help keep you on track and accountable to realize your goals.

Don’t be afraid to work with a professional to ensure your career is moving in the positive direction that works for your long-term goals, not against them. Contact us today for a free consultation.

By |2014-03-18T12:28:11-05:00March 18th, 2014|career consultation services, career search, How to Be Happy at Work|Comments Off on How Much Importance are You Placing on Your Career Path?

3 Habits of Successful People Working from Home

If you’ve recently been given the opportunity to work from home or have made a career change that enables you to work from home, we recommend you start with good habits. Are you embracing your bad habits and think it’s too late to make a change? It’s never too late!

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Successful Habit #1 – Start a weekday routine.

Wake up at the same time every day like you would if you were really going into the office. It’s nice to have a flexible schedule, but set certain hours that you will work every day. That way you can stay consistent with your clients and your boss.

Successful Habit #2 – Dress the part.

Take a shower and get dressed. You don’t need to dress up but it doesn’t hurt to be casually presentable. You never know when you may have an emergency FaceTime or Skype meeting with a client or your boss.

Successful Habit #3 – Designate a space for your work.

When you work from home it can be a challenge to stay in one place. At times you may find yourself on the couch, at your dining table or on the patio. When you don’t designate a space for your work, it can lead to a scattered mind and an unproductive workday. Instead, choose a home office space that will cater to most of your needs and do the majority of your work from there.

Working from home has its ups and downs. To be the most successful you need to get in a routine that works for you. Do your best to not get wrapped up in household chores or other distractions while you are in your working hours. If you are ever having trouble communicating with your clients, boss or coworkers, don’t forget the value of face-to-face contact.
By |2014-03-04T11:54:07-05:00March 4th, 2014|How to Be Happy at Work, How to Keep Your Job|Comments Off on 3 Habits of Successful People Working from Home