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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 ...
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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 ...
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. ...
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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 Confidence Tips

Identify Your Success Traits By Clustering

Are you reviewing your resume and know that you are missing a few great bullet points about your skills? At the same time, you are not exactly sure which merit worthy skills you are missing. Try the pre-writing exercise of clustering to determine what additional skills or professional experience you forgot to originally list on your resume. Clustering can be an alternative to completing a SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and ...
Career Confidence Tips, Career Motivation

Career Search Strategies Requires Repetition

Repetition of your career search plan will be a constant requirement of you during your search. Take the time to determine each daily action item that you will commit to completing.  At the start of your search, begin with small tasks and continue to larger tasks as your desired results develop and your confidence in your strategies increases. The repetition of your career search plan is a great way to build and improve your time management ...
Career Motivation

Persevere And Remain Encouraged

A career search can cause you to experience a range of emotions that can sometimes lead to frustration. Career search frustration can encompass; the unexpected duration of your career search, interview outcomes, financial needs, and sometimes feeling unfulfilled with your current career path based upon multiple variables. To combat frustration, it is important for you to focus on the positive experiences and results of your career search to ...
Career Confidence Tips

Pay It Forward By Sharing

During your career search the desired end-result is to a secure a position in your preferred industry that is ideal for your career path. Your career search will often gift you many personal and professional lessons and beneficial resources. There is no need to be reluctant with sharing your acquired career search tips, insights, and professional networking leads that has not be designated as exclusive to you. Sharing your career search ...
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Be On Time

During your career search it is important for you to be on time for every appointment and deadline that is requested of you.  Being on time is a sign of respect and shows that you take being considered for a potential position seriously.  Not being on time for interviews or data submission deadlines will not be viewed as favorable by a potential employer. Aim not to let nervousness or insignificant situations cause delay for you during your ...