By CAREEREALISM Founder, J.T. O'Donnell Recently, one of our new CAREEREALISM Club members e-mailed me to let me know after one month in our program, she had gotten not one, not two, but THREE job offers. My response? I worked with her to negotiate more money from the job she wanted - and she got it. I can't twist your arm and force you to try a Career HMO. All I can do is share with you the stories of success our new members are having so you can decide for yourself if it's time you get the support you want and deserve. So, here's her story: Why did you join the Career HMO? "I joined CAREEREALISM Club after watching the free "Ace the Interview' video by JT. She immediately had me complete the Interview Prep Tool and then we met over the phone to review and improve my answers. After that, all the interviews turned in my favor. I was a step ahead in interviews because of the help I got from JT and the Career HMO. I had three offers in hand within a month versus 10 months of struggling alone to find a job. I can't be thankful enough to the Career HMO program for such a tremendous boost to my confidence and the job search.I felt worthless just until last month. Now, I feel like I can land any job and ace any interview." What's your favorite part of the Career HMO? "The best part of CAREEREALISM Club is the availability of information you need no matter what stage of career you are in. Even though I'm in a new job, I am reading the CAREEREALISM Guidebook to understand my career stage and how to move on to do better in my current job. The best part is, I don't have to search all over the internet for career help. I log onto the Career HMO and there are career coaches who can help with any career question." Who do you think would benefit most from joining a Career HMO? "I would say almost everyone, from college grads to highly experienced professionals should use a service like this. Things are changing everyday, even in the job market. It's like the IT industry - you need a pro with a pool of expertise to keep you up-to-date with the changing trends. CAREEREALISM Club acts as one for professionals at all stages, not only job seekers." How are you using the Career HMO on an on-going basis? "I started my new job last week, within a month after joining CAREEREALISM Club. Currently, I'm reading CAREEREALISM Guidebook and working on building an effective LinkedIn account with help from the Career HMO tutorials." We realize the Career HMO is a new concept and can't beg you to join. But...We can make it worth trying out. Click right to take a FREE tour and learn how you can save $20.00 on a membership. It comes with a 7-day FREE trial (you aren't charged until the seventh day and can cancel before then). Plus, we offer a 30-day no-questions-asked money-back guarantee. Who knows? You could be our next success story! CAREEREALISM.com provides the best career advice from proven career experts on a daily basis. How do you find a job today? You get career and job search help from us! Sign-up today to get our updates daily.The photo for this article is provided by Shutterstock.
Everyone has heard of New Year's resolutions. You know, those promises we make to ourselves about things we'll do better in the year ahead. Sometimes these resolutions work, while other times we end up with gym memberships we never use! But have you ever heard of a career resolution? It's actually the same thing as a New Year's resolution, only career-focused.
However, with something as important as a career, you don't want to break these resolutions. That's why it's important to keep these goals manageable.
Here are four simple career resolutions that are easy to stick to and achieve.
Be Self-Aware Of Where You Stand In Your CareerBigstock
Being honest and self-aware of where you are in your career is the most important step in making strong career resolutions. If your career is going nowhere and you're unhappy, then it may be time to consider a career change, which will take you down a different path entirely.
But if you're happy and in good standing with your career, it's a lot easier to set goals for the year and build out a long-term career plan.
Find A Way To Grow Your CareerBigstock
Career growth is a very broad spectrum that means something different to everyone. It could be something as simple as improving on a weakness or building on a strength. It could also be learning a new skill or taking on additional responsibilities at work.
On a larger level, it could be seeking a promotion or moving into a leadership role.
Whatever the goal is, make sure it includes growing professionally. The worst thing you can do is stay the same! If you're not growing your career, you're dying—and becoming a lot less valuable to your employer. There are always ways to upskill!
Better Serve Your Professional Network
With current colleagues, former colleagues, and other professional acquaintances, you've probably built a solid professional network through the years. A strong professional network can come in handy if you lose your job or are looking to make a career change. However, you shouldn't just rely on your network when you're in need!
It's important to find ways to offer value to your network. This could include checking in with members of your network from time to time. Exchange messages on LinkedIn to see how they're doing or share relevant content of interest. If you can help someone in your network going through a career challenge, you should!
Maintaining a strong professional network is like an investment. If you want it to pay off, you have to put some time into it and be consistent.
Take Care Of Yourself
Working on your career is hard work! It's okay to be selfish sometimes. Whether you're working to grow your career or looking for a new job, it's important to find balance.
Your family and health always come first, so make sure your career goals don't interfere with that. If you want to set aside time during the week to work on your career that's fine, but don't miss important family events or milestones.
Don't let your career goals get in the way of your health goals. Go to the gym, take a walk, or go for a jog. Balance is key to maintaining healthy career and life goals. Sometimes you just need to adjust that balance as you go.
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This article was originally published at an earlier date.
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