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Vocational Coach

Vocational Coach

I want you to know that I believe that your middle years and beyond can be the best one's yet- It's up to you now to re-assess where your work life is at?
Many organizations ignore the developmental needs of those in mid-life, continuing to focus on productivity, pay and efficiency. In mid-life, those things take second fiddle to meaning and fulfillment, something you'll never find at the top of the list for these organizations. You are ready to live not retire or die in mid-life. Contrary to popular belief, you are ready and willing to learn more, experience more and do more of what's important to you.

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If you're looking for a new job or want to transition to something new, here are eight great ways to make contacts and meet new people:8 great networking tips

1. First and most important, decide exactly what you want to do.
Many people network with the wrong people because they have not figured out what they want to do.

The importance of joyful workimportance of joyful work

Sadly, most people did not learn at school about the importance of enjoying their work, unless they were fortunate to have a parent who taught how important it is. Most commonly, the notion of work to most people is the necessity for providing an income and a way to support one's self and a family. Career theories and assessment tests focus on the right fit but rarely joyful work. As a result, many people find themselves in a career which they may be good at but are rarely passionate about.

After 40, priorities change

management bias toward workers
People gain their self-esteem from their work Work takes up the majority of our life. The contributions we make, the feedback we receive, the new opportunities – all contribute to our self-esteem. When people feel good about their work, they communicate better, establish better working relationships, and feel more positive. When people are not treated fairly, they hold back ideas, don't help their peers as much and sometimes might even have negative things to say to customers about where they work. All this is bad for business. The role of the manager There have been many theories established and management books written discussing what...
resumes and the need for connection to get a job
What resumes can’t do Let's face it, resumes are boring to write and worse to read. These days, most employers have software to read and prioritize resumes through the use of keywords. The goal of your resume is achieved if it brought you to an interview. But, there are many things you can’t express in your resume. Resumes on their own have no personality, no energy, and no passion. Resumes don't do a very good job discussing which work you liked best and which work you hope you never have to do again. Resumes don't discuss how you fit in with...