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The Cycle of Professional Development

Gaining professional experience is a continuous cycle, like mastering the game of chess. Strategies and tactics are being challenged and developed on an ongoing basis. Experiencing your next level of professional best is influenced by multiple factors, being receptive to feedback to seeking training opportunities. Other factors involve not letting the seasons of highs and lows in life divert you from staying committed to your professional ...
Career Confidence Tips, Latest On the Blog

Embrace Performance Feedback

Sometimes the directive that connects professionals to the career shift that they are seeking is in the feedback they’ve received about their work performance and soft skills. It is important not to let your feelings nor irrelevant opinions impact your willingness to positively react to the developmental feedback that you received that will help you improve your efficiency and effectiveness in your role. Embracing professional feedback ...
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Shift the Cycle and Propel

In your career, sometimes you will keep repeating select experiences until you learn the lesson. Mastering the takeaway will link you to the knowledge or skills that you need, and shift your professional cycle. Sometimes reluctance to embrace feedback is the cause. The feedback’s baseline is the same, although the circumstances and role that you’re in may be different. For others, it can be a mindset roadblock that’s ...
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Grit and Endurance, Practice It.

“Enthusiasm is common. Endurance is rare.” ~Angela Duckworth Dreamer is a descriptive word for many in the workplace. Goal-getting professionals are often meditating and dreaming of their next promotion. They spend dedicated time determining and following through to complete the next steps to accomplish their master career plan. Sometimes career journeys, gift unexpected roadblocks and detours. During the perceived setbacks, it is important ...
Career Motivation

Be Loyal To Your Definition of Success

Are you professionally settling? You’ve thrown in the towel, and you’ve accepted that your current role and professional experiences are apropos with your revised definition of success. My next question to you is, “Why are you choosing not to be determined to live your definition of success?” Life is too short not be focused and committed to developing yourself to experience promotion and next-level opportunities. ...
Podcast Archives

Portray a Top-Notch Career Image with Nikole Morrow-Pettus

“Dress how you wish to be dealt with.” -E. Jean- Dress for success. Dress the part. Dress to make yourself proud are all cliche quotes that are true. LOL. Focusing on the details of how we choose to portray our image are top-notch efforts that can open, stall, or close doors of opportunities. There are many factors that contribute to a polished career image beyond appropriate attire. Episode five of The Confidence Conversation ...
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Turning Interests Into Profits with Patrick ‘Pat’ Matthews

Dear Career Tipper Followers and Visitors, I’m elated to share the first episode of The Confidence Conversation podcast. The podcast shares the stories of a variety of professionals in different industries as they talk about their journey to being confident in their career and entrepreneurial choices. This podcast has been launched as an extension of the blog, Career Tipper. I have a passion to help professionals rebuild or advance ...
Career Confidence Tips

6 Tips to Displaying Gratefulness During a Career Search

During my recent career search, many attitude perspectives crossed my mind. The one perspective that continually resonated in my thoughts and spirit was gratefulness. I strongly believe that displaying gestures of gratefulness from a genuine place within, will serve you well as you network your way to your next professional promotion, career transition opportunity, or business connection. Below are my 6 tips that have ushered me to ...
Career Motivation

Recently Laid Off Mind Set

For the unexpected career changer, it is important to keep your mind focused on the future seen and unseen positive career outcomes in route to you. Remain encouraged, being unemployed is only a temporary season of your life. Take a few days to rest, reflect, and strategize your next career move. The unemployment break can lead you to a liberating career path that brings you the desired prosperity and professional growth you have been ...
Career Motivation

Are You Ready For Your Next Career Level?

Entitlement does not apply to most career promotional opportunities. You need to take the time to determine if you are promotion ready. After reviewing the checklist below; request face time if applicable with the hiring point of contact or decision maker and inform them of your interest in the position. If the career promotion that you desire is with your current company; be mindful that there are unspoken factors that may be considered ...