Want to Quit your job?

Listen awesome folks….I understand what you are going through with your current job. It is not fulfilling or rewarding….man if it wasn’t for those obligations waiting for you at home, you would’ve quit long time ago! Trust me, I completely understand how you feel right now. I know you are this close to QUITTING and telling that “boss” of yours to go “fly a kite”….but….

Before you give them a piece of your mind and all the emotions with it, please do these four things before you leave…

1. Discover what you really want to out if your career. It’s always best to transition with a plan. If you don’t have a plan at all, check out my FREE Resource to help you figure out your next steps in your career.

2. Create you strategic career plan. An extremely wise person one quoted, “if you fail to plan, then you plan to fail”. More truthful words have never been spoken! Since you are at your wits end with this crazy job and may need more one-on-one help with your career transition, go ahead and schedule your career strategy session where I will work with you to get your systematic plan for your next enjoyable career opportunity.

3. Take MASSIVE Action on your career plan by networking & applying for jobs. JUST DO IT!

4. If you execute #3, then you will land interviews…get fully prepared with my resource where you can professionally prepare to handle your upcoming interviews like a true BOSS!

If you have any general career-oriented questions or concerns, please reach out via voicemail or email here and I will return your voicemail and/or email within 24 hours.

Not sure what you want to do after high school?

I know and understand that life transitions can be hard sometimes. Knowing what to do and how to do it are taken for granted by people that have already been through the process. See… in high school you go to classes, listen to your instructors, take notes, pass tests, gain general knowledge… Those are all predictable. So what happens now? Real life begins. This transition does not have to be scary, if you have a plan and focus on executing your life and economic plan. Here are two action steps you can use to begin your transition to RESPONSIBLE adulthood.

Action Step #1. Start by being productive & make some money with a business or job you can get right now!
It makes no sense to be in your parents place once you are 18-years old and not find legal ways to make money. You can start off at places like…fast food places, coffee shops, restaurants, part-time work or even starting your own small business. The possibilities are endless! Keep in mind, this is literally just to start from somewhere, until you figure out what type of career you want. To get you started in the right direction, you can take full advantage of my FREE Dream Career Guide.

Action Step #2 Contribute to household bills, if you still live with your parents.
Once you have implemented Action Step #1, then start contributing to at least one or two household expenses. Your parents love you and want to help you, but you will make them proud when you take the initiative to start taking responsibility without them suggesting it. I know this transition is new and fresh but it’s better to plan and face it directly than you feeling the disadvantages of having responsibilities being thrown at you.

If you are looking for one-on-one help with your life and career transition to map out your DREAM CAREER and overall economic life? Check out my resource here

Have general career-oriented questions? Contact me here.

Are you a problem solver or the creator of problems?

Listen to the newest episode of my podcast, MentorShelly Career Podcast : Episode 15 – Problem solver or the creator of problems https://anchor.fm/mentor-shelly/episodes/Episode-15—Problem-solver-or-the-creator-of-problems-e276tt

Hey beautiful folks! In this episode, I address the mindset & focus on either solving problems or creating problems…where do you want to be?

If you are starting out in your career or changing your career? Check out my FREE Resource.

Have general career-oriented questions? Contact me here.

Applying for jobs online can be a pain…

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I can certainly understand exactly the level of frustration in that statement and the tedious task of applying for jobs online these days. Trust me, I understand and want to give a few tips and tricks to make this process as painless as possible.

Please understand that most employers are using applicant tracking systems (ATS) to process their applications and cutting down on the amount of candidates who will get to the interview process. It helps to have the right career tools, such as your resume, cover letter and letters of recommendations already prepared to help you move the application process along.

If you do not have any of these career tools or need help with getting them completed, please check out this resource to get your career tools completed, so you can get more efficient with your job application processes online. If you do have your career tools completed, then use it in the following ways.

-Save the full resume in Notepad version

-Upload this version of your resume to the ATS for the jobs you are applying for

-Create a different resume for every industry you have more than one year experience working

If you struggle with getting your career tools (your resume) to get you the desired result (a callback from an employer with an interview), then check out check out my other resource where you can have your career tools reviewed and updated, so they can produce the desired results.

If you have general career focused questions? Contact me here. You can leave me a voicemail or email message and I will return your voicemail or email within 24 hours.

Looking for a Career change?

The only person who knows what you want in your career is YOU. If you want to make changes in your life, including your career, you must have a concrete understanding of where you are right now. In this video, I have also discussed four ways to get from where you are to where you want to be, in your career.

Here are the four methods listed below to achieving a successful career change:

1. What can you do or skills you have now that people are willing to pay for?
What unique skills edge and qualifications to you possess? To help you gather this self-inventory, you can download my FREE DREAM Career Guide by going here.

2. What do you know (specific subject matter) that the marketplace find very valuable?
In recent years, the rise of the social media managers and content blog writers became increasingly valuable with the rapidly growing industry of content creators of videos, podcasts, blogs, self-published authors. The business and technologically advanced climate now brings tremendous value to those industries. So, keep this example in mind when you are thinking and writing your response to this question.

3. Write down the responses to questions 1 & 2? Write at least 5 responses to each one. (Just do it!)

4. Use the info you wrote down in question 3 to formulate a new “career change” resume.
If you are looking for additional help with formulating your new resume from the information you gathered in Steps 1-3, then check out my other resource here where we can work together on your new resume to get your new career venture started.

If you have general career-oriented questions, contact me here where you can leave me a voicemail or email message and I will return your call within 24 hours.

Don’t do these three things on your resume, if you want the job

As you know, we talk about several issues with resumes that human resources professionals have seen as common hinderances. Some of these things can literally bar you from obtaining the career opportunities you want, so do your best not to make these mistakes or misuse your resume in these three ways:

1. Misspelled words or grammatical errors
This mistake can happen to the best of us, but it can be avoided by simply using the spell check feature on your work processing system and reviewing your #resumes thoroughly. If you are struggling in this area as well, go ahead and check out my resource to help you eliminate misspelled words and grammatical errors.

2. Placing dishonest information on your resume.
This misuse of your resume speaks to your lack of integrity, if you have ever considered lying on your resume. My advise….DON’T DO IT! It will come back to haunt you in unexpected ways.

3. Using the resume not specifically match targeted to position or industry you are applying.
This misuse of your resume is understandable. If you want to get the career opportunity in the right industry, your resume will need to tailored to the specific industry. If you are struggling with getting your industry specific resumes completed, check out my resource .

If you have general career focused questions or concerns, contact me here.

Just graduated? Two ways to you can win in your career

1. You should have a complete professional portfolio to house all of your career tools, such as your resumes, cover letters, letters of recommendation, award certificates and other pertinent documentation. If you do not have a professional portfolio, check out these two options below:

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Please look into obtaining one of these portfolio, so you can stand out from the rest of the job candidates more professional, instead of showing up to an job interview with a manila folder.

2. Make sure you have all of the essential career tools completed and updated. If your career tools like your resumes, cover letters and/or letters of recommendations could use a well-needed make over, check out my career tools review service, which you can find here.

If you don’t have any of your career tools prepared? I will work with you directly to get the process started by you going here.

3.. Cultivate and Maintain Productive & Professional Relationships. Having key relationship can truly help you garner career opportunities normally not released to the public. It is important stay connected to your professional network through phone calls, social media and simple emails. Technology has made it much easier for you to stay connected, so there’s not excuse.

Still haven’t figured out your DREAM Career path after high school or college? Check my FREE resource here that will help you get CLEAR about the beginning stages of your career.

If you have general career oriented questions, please feel free to reach out to me here.

Don’t think you need a resume?

There have been times where I don’t want to be bothered with resumes, cover letters and all the other career tools because it seems like a chore….

Well, let’s consider this scenario for a moment. If you were a real estate broker attending a networking event where at least 60% of the people there stated on their attendance card, they are looking to buy or sell their current primary residence. As you “work the room” with some of these people, the conversations leads to them asking you what you do for a living and you say, I’m a real estate broker. At least five of the ten people you have spoken with in that event expressed a very strong interest in conducting real estate transactions.

Hmmm…Stop and think for a minute, do you think you are in the right place at the right time as a real estate broker? Let me ask you another question, do you want to be in that networking event without your business card and a way to obtain their contact information? You see where I’m going here. The moral of the story is….have your career tools ready for business, to cultivate promising business and #career opportunities.

Just like this story of you being the real estate broker, you do not want to hear about career opportunities and not take full advantage of them. Granted, you can garner career opportunities without career tools, but you always put yourself in a better position, when you have your career tools ready to work for you.

If you are struggling with having your resumes, cover letters or letters of recommendation work for you and you need to have them working for you again, check out this resource here.

If you don’t have any of your career tools completed and need my help to get them created and structured for the career of your choice, check out my resource here to discuss the career tools needed to jumpstart your success in your chosen industry. The saying goes, when preparation meets opportunity, SUCCESS is inevitable.

Have general career-oriented questions? Contact me here where you can leave me a voicemail or email message and I will respond to your voicemail or email message within 24 hours.

5 Steps to transition from Student to Career Professional

I understand the transition from high school or college to the working world can be scary but you don’t have to go through it alone. To help you transition and figure out what you want for your professional life, grab my FREE resource, the MentorShelly’s DREAM Career Guide! It will help you figure out your career goals and dreams based on what you truly love to do. Grab it here .

If you have other career-oriented questions or want to start your career with professional level guidance, start by scheduling a consultation with me here. We will work together to get your career started with strategies that WORK!

For general questions regarding job search or interviewing, please contact me here.