Career Searching: A Vision Without A Plan is a Hallucination

Written by Rob Taub, CCM

Success is not always something you necessarily find when you arrive. It may berepparttar journey that gets you there.

It seems as though people make career management more difficult than it has to be. When something threatens to make it simple, they almost invariably find a way to make it more complicated. For example, in recent years there’s been much more activity inrepparttar 138138 small to mid-size companies, yetrepparttar 138139 majority of people looking into a job change or career move continue to scourrepparttar 138140 newspapers forrepparttar 138141 classified advertisements, allrepparttar 138142 while complaining that there are so few meaningful opportunities. If they hadrepparttar 138143 resources to scanrepparttar 138144 300 leading newspapers and publications inrepparttar 138145 U.S. they’d still find relatively few meaningful opportunities. According torepparttar 138146 U.S. Department of Labor andrepparttar 138147 Bureau of Labor Statistics, historically, most ofrepparttar 138148 better positions are never advertised. According to R. L. Stevens Associates’ CEO, Randy Stevens, 70 to 80 percent ofrepparttar 138149 meaningful jobs go unadvertised. Ifrepparttar 138150 same people would only get out intorepparttar 138151 market and make some new friends—contacts, they’d see new opportunities, perhaps just aroundrepparttar 138152 corner.

Easier said than done? Unfortunately, yes. Most of us have never been trained in this sort of work. Evenrepparttar 138153 most senior managers may be novice in a job change or career search and can become discouraged. Still, there are a couple of basic concepts that, understood, can make job searching less complicated.

One is to begin replacingrepparttar 138154 hours you spend scanningrepparttar 138155 classifieds with meaningful, face-to-face discussion. In discussion with others, like yourself, you will likely find access torepparttar 138156 activity created by movement and happenings inrepparttar 138157 small to mid-size market. Keep this in mind: Within everyone you meet, you are likely to discover a far more helpful, energetic and interesting person you may have thought him or her to be. Just give them a change. All it takes is a little bit of encouragement and direction., which is another key concept. That is, most people like to help others; it’s human nature to help others. We just don’t always know how. Tell them how and they will help.

It Can Happen To You

Written by Jane Langdon

The dot com business is alive and well for those wanting to pursue it. What if you don’t know how to use a computer? Can anyone have twenty successful businesses onrepparttar internet in four years? Six years ago Jane Langdon did not know how to turn on a computer. Today she has twenty successful internet businesses. You can too.

It all started because her favorite perfume was discontinued. Jane started to study chemistry and learnrepparttar 138025 internet so she could read everything written about perfumery. She bought a computer and taught herself how to use it. Finally she mixed a perfume. People began to ask her what she was wearing. So she started an internet business, House of Rose, with one rose perfume. Today she has more than 55 long lasting, non alcohol perfumes at

She then had a copy of a Chanel suit made by a seamstress for a trade show in New York City. So many people wanted to know where she got it, so she started her second business, Sew Beautiful By Natasha and Jane. They make custom couture suits, dresses, evening gowns, pageant and bridal attire at

The now famous poncho that Martha Stewart wore upon her release from Camp Cupcake can now be yours. Made for her as a going away gift from a fellow inmate, it has become known asrepparttar 138026 “Welcome Back” poncho. The woman who maderepparttar 138027 poncho, Xiomaro Hernandez, will get 10% ofrepparttar 138028 profits after her release from Alderson in 2008. The site is

Want to browse unique fashion items onrepparttar 138029 internet? . A Passion for Fashion has lovely charms, blouses, shoes, handbags and more for sale. Each monthrepparttar 138030 items change so you will always berepparttar 138031 informed ofrepparttar 138032 newest delights at

Soon some of her friends asked her to help them put up an internet site because they liked her businesses and wanted to start their own. After she helped them, she decided to offer her services to others and started Your Net Store

Her sister-in-law has Parkinson’s Disease and her biggest problem was taking her medications on time. She askedrepparttar 138033 doctor if there was a system to help her sister-in-law and he said no, but would gladly welcome one. Pill Proof at solvedrepparttar 138034 problem of medication compliance.

Jane had met her husband ten years ago through a personnel dating service and always felt they could be improved on. Friends said she had good advice about how to approach this new way to meet people. She decided to start a very selective marriage service that included questions to 101 important elements for a good match. See Hopeful Romantic at

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