iPhone App Tracks Path to Career Success...One Hour at a Time!

By J.T. O'Donnell This week on C-REAL-TV, I interviewed Ray Wenderlich, an iPhone App developer who took what he learned from The 10,000 Rule article to a whole new level. Ray became inspired when he realized virtually anyone can become an expert - no talent required. You just need to amass enough hours of learning and experience (i.e. Tiger Woods, Bill Gates). But, then he wondered...how do you track that? Three weeks ago, Ray sent me an e-mail letting me know our post was the catalyst for him to develop, LevelMeUp - an iPhone app that literally tracks your hours on the road to being an expert in your field. Imagine how exciting it was to learn just one article had made such an impact on a reader - so much so, that he built a career tool for others! And in case you are wondering, we are not getting paid to promote Ray's app or taking any kind of commission on sales through links on this site. There's no compensation involved. We're simply blown-away impressed by his desire to create a solution like this and had to share it with readers. In the interview above, you'll hear Ray explain: 1) Why having a tool to track your hours can motivate you improve, just like advancing levels in a video game. 2) How tracking hours can help you feel more in control and optimistic about your ability to become an expert. 3) How you may be racking up hours and not even realizing it! Ray's already gotten some excellent feedback from folks using the LevelMeUp app and hopes to add even greater functionality soon. I can't stress enough what a great example Ray is of what it takes to brand yourself as an expert. His proactive decision to design a solution says a lot about him as an employee, don't you agree? I hope everyone takes a minute to hear his story and then checks out his useful app. Why not start tracking your own hours on LevelMeUp and let us know how you are doing? Ray, congrats again on an app well-done. I'm pretty sure Malcolm Gladwell would agree...you are proof his 10,000 Hour Rule works! You can checkout Ray Wenderlich's app at the LevelMeUp website... Or, download it from the iPhone App Store...

If you saw our first video, you might have heard about the awkward situation one of our viewers, Diane submitted. She has recently worked with a co-worker on a group project. When it came time to present the project at a meeting, Diane let her co-worker present. While it went great, the co-worker proceed to take credit for nearly all of Diane's work. Frustrating to say the least!

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In this week's episode of "Well This Happened", we want to know what you would do if your co-worker took credit for the work you did...right in front of your colleagues AND boss!

We want YOU to be the career coach and tell us which one is the RIGHT answer!

Think you know? Vote below, and stay tuned for later this week when we announce the right answer (and why the other ones are wrong).

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If you saw our first video, you might have heard about the awkward situation one of our viewers, Cam submitted. He's been working at a job for awhile, but recently overheard a hiring manager making fun of a candidate with autism right after an interview-not only awkward, but VERY unprofessional!

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In this week's episode of "Well This Happened", we want to know what you would do if witnessed a hiring manager at your organization making fun of a candidate who they had just interviewed who had autism.

We want YOU to be the career coach and tell us which one is the RIGHT answer!

Think you know? Vote below, and stay tuned for later this week when we announce the right answer (and why the other ones are wrong).

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Starting a family is one of the biggest milestones in a person's life. It's in those first few months when a parent can really bond with their newborn and make lifelong memories. However, for some new dads, it can be difficult to juggle being a new parent while remaining dedicated to their career.

Fortunately, some companies have generous paternity leave policies that give new dads the ability to take time off of work to stay home with their child.

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There are LOTS of questions around resume dos and don'ts. There's so much advice out there that it can be overwhelming to try and figure out what's the correct answer.

During our weekly live Office Hours on YouTube, two of our coaches, Ariella Coombs and J.T. O'Donnell, answer questions live from viewers related to their job search, career success, on the job situations and more.

We complied a simple list of what we find to be the most common questions our coaches get about resumes. We hope you find this helpful.

Let's start with the basics...

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Back in March, we made the hard decision to change our private Facebook group of over 37 THOUSAND members to a fee-based only platform.

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In this week's episode of "Well This Happened", we want to know what you would do if a recruiter called you a day EARLY for your phone interview (and you were NOT PREPARED!)

We want YOU to be the career coach and tell us which one is the RIGHT answer!

Think you know? Vote below, and stay tuned for later this week when we announce the right answer (and why the other ones are wrong).

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