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3 Tips for a More Fulfilling Career

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Whether you are looking on your own, or are forced into it, there are certain steps you can take to find a more fulfilling career.

Click the player to listen to podcast episode #1056 of The BIGG Success Show. Below is a summary of our discussion…

Our show today is inspired by the movie, Larry Crowne.

Here’s the storyline:

Larry, played by Tom Hanks, was a superstar team leader at a big-box company where he’s worked for over 20 years. He gets called to the office, where it’s expected that he will be recognized as “Employee of the Month” again, but instead, he is told that due to a company policy change with management, he was being let go.

His bosses said that his lack of a college degree would prevent him from moving any further up the ladder. Larry had enlisted in the Navy as a young man and started working for the store after his service was over.

As a middle-aged man, he finds it hard to get hired. Deep in dept with a mortgage and unclear on what to do, Larry heads to his local college to start over.

Let’s go to The Professor’s Whiteboard for 3 tips for a more fulfilling career.

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4 Ways to Find a Career You Love

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Going through a career crisis? Don’t make the mistake so many people make. Take action to discover four ways to find a career you love now.

We discuss how to find a career you love on The BIGG Success Show. Here’s a summary of that discussion:

Are you bored with your career?

Do you feel trapped by your obligations?

Is there a lifelong dream about which you still fantasize?

Are you disappointed that you haven’t done more with your life?

These are signs that you may be going through a career crisis. (Or a mid-career crisis for those who have had more birthdays.)

Don’t despair – you don’t have to accept your circumstances. Do something about it!

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Check Out These 25 Tips Before You Change Your Job or Your Career

By Bigg Success Staff
05-14-08

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The decision to change jobs is a bigg one. The decision to change careers is even bigger. You’ll find our summary below of five tips from five articles to help you with these important decisions. You’ll also find a link to the full article in each case so you can get all the details.

5 Tips if You’re Considering a Career Change

#1 – Don’t throw out the baby with the bath water.

#2 – Focus on your talents and strengths.

#3 – Highlight your transferable skills.

#4 – Know the requirements.

#5 – Network and do your research.

Kate Lorenz with CareerBuilder wrote this incredible article. Check out all the advice she offered in her five tips for career changers.

 

5 Ways to Find a New Job

#1 – Don’t count on job boards.

#2 – Tap your network.

#3 – Offer to help others.

#4 – Leverage the blogosphere.

#5 – Promote your brand.

In uncertain times, you may need to go the extra mile to get the job you want. Katy Marquardt wrote this awesome article for U.S. News & World Report. Get the full details on her five tips on finding a new job.


5 Pointers for Writing a Better Resume

#1 – Avoid the first person pronoun.

#2 – Keep your sentences short and don’t worry about fragments.

#3 – Use plain English.

#4 – Use bullet points when appropriate.

#5 – Go from general to specific.

These tips were adapted from the book, Job Hunting for Dummies. We even understood them! Check out all the details on writing a better resume.


5 Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Recruiter to Find Your Next Job

#1 – Do they have a niche?

#2 – Do they listen effectively?

#3 – Are they too busy?

#4 – How’s their follow-through?

#5 – Will you work with them beyond this current search?

These pointers come from a great article written by Mark Krajnik for CareerBuilder. Mark is the CEO of Next Level Solutions, a human resources consulting firm. Get his full explanation of these five questions to ask any prospective recruiter.


5 Tips on References for Executives Seeking a Job

#1 – Include one superior, one peer, and one subordinate.

#2 – Limit your references to people you’ve worked with in the last seven years.

#3 – References checks tend to focus on “soft” skills.

#4 – Prepare references to speak on your behalf.

#5 – Honest references go further than good references.

Paul W. Barada, author of Reference Checking for Everyone, wrote this fantastic piece for ExecutiveAgent.com. Read the five tips on references by a professional reference checker.

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