A 21-step Path to Discover and Do What You Love with Your Life’s Work

Written by Craig Nathanson

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8. Match your abilities and interests 9. Talk to others who do what you want to do 10. Get a sense of what your passion will pay 11. Change financial expectations inrepparttar short term 12. Borrow or cash-in now to fund your move 13. Expectrepparttar 137216 first two years to be tough gathering support 14. Prepare to downsize your life where possible 15. Explain to your loved ones why these changes are important 16. Become an expert in what you love 17. Start believing that your new future is possible 18. Take small steps while measuring and rewarding yourself 19. Don’t ever look back 20. Give yourself permission to do what you love 21. Practice what you love daily Make no mistake: Following your vocational passion will berepparttar 137217 toughest work you’ll ever do. It will also berepparttar 137218 most rewarding. Start atrepparttar 137219 beginning, develop a plan, and keep moving ahead one step at a time. Then pack your bags and enjoyrepparttar 137220 ride.

Craig Nathanson, The Vocational Coach, is the author of “P is for Perfect: Your Perfect Vocational Day,”. Visit his online community at http://www.thevocationalcoach.com

Job Tips For The Frustrated Job Seeker

Written by Tom Smith

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Be sure to include several ways to contact you. Home phone, cell phone, email. I hadrepparttar unfortunate luck of having my cell phone and my home phone cut off for non payment within a few days of each other. As luck would have it someone I sent a resume to tried to contact me and couldn't get through. They did send me a email saying they couldn't reach me. I was able to call them and get a interview. Don't leave anything to chance. And if they leave you a message get back to them ASAP while your resume is still on their desk. When you get a interview, be on time, be prepared, do your research aboutrepparttar 137055 company you are interviewing with. You can usually find most everything you need off their company website. Come prepared with extra resumes, helpful if you have to fill out a application. Also have copies of your updated references. It is best to have more than 3. Some companies want professional references including past employers, others want personal references of persons not related to you. Be prepared for both.

Where to find a job? Dig! And keep digging! You may never know where one will show up. In some waysrepparttar 137056 internet has made job searches easier with a variety of job sites to search. You should probably set up accounts atrepparttar 137057 large sites like hotjobs and monster which will allow you to post your resume and apply directly to postings Also take a look at sites like indeed.com. They are a search engine of sorts for jobs. They search several jobs sites at once. Saves time from going to each site. Post your resume so employers can find you. ASK! Don't be afraid to let everyone you know that you are looking for a job. Drop a email to anyone who might know someone who might have a job opening. You might be surprised how many people really do want to help you. Network your pants off! If you don't ask no one can help you. Search everyday. Try and send out at least one resume a day if not more. Pick uprepparttar 137058 early edition ofrepparttar 137059 Sunday paper. Send out 5-10 at a time. And keep sending them even after you have interviews set up. You can easily fall behind two or three weeks if you stop sending resumes in hopes of that job offer coming through. Nothing better than telling someone, "I'm sorry I accepted another position" Apply for every job you are remotely interested in even if you don't think you are qualified. Every job listed always has a laundry list of qualifications and requirements. In a perfect world they would findrepparttar 137060 perfect person that would match every requirement. But employers know that person doesn't exist and they are looking for someone who closely matches and they feel will be a good fit. Atrepparttar 137061 worst you will never hear from them. Atrepparttar 137062 best they will offer you a job or maybe something different within their company. You can always turn it down. Even if it turns out to be something you really don't want to do, it might help you get by for awhile until a better position comes along. Never be afraid to apply to any job!

Most of all don't give up hope,repparttar 137063 right job will happen atrepparttar 137064 right time. Remember to take care of yourself. Go for a walk, get plenty of rest, do something you enjoy just for yourself. As long as you keep moving in a forward direction, if someone asks you what you have been doing to find a job you can proudly say "this is what I have been doing" Persistence will pay off. Good luck.

Tom Smith runs http://www.workingnews.com a job, career, employment and resume site. Free career articles along with links to employment sites. Permission to reprint with credits attached. He can be reached at tjsmith@workingnews.com copyright 2005

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