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Dear High School Grads…Do you want to live with your parents in your 30s and 40s? – Part 6

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You are now listening to the final Part 6 of the 6-Part series…Putting It All Together.

Resources:

To access Part 1 of the 6-Part series titled “Create your career & economic plan with deadlines” – Go HERE

To access Part 2 of the 6-Part series titled Learning about your credit & finances…Go HERE

To access Part 3 of the 6-Part series titled… Having your career tools ready….Go HERE

To access Part 4 of the 6-Part series: “Learn how to handle your job interviews and business meetings like a BOSS…Click Here

To access Part 5 of the 6-Part series titled “Learning the Art of Negotiation…” – Go HERE

Your career & economic life depends on what you do with this information…in order for any of these things to work….you MUST TAKE MASSIVE ACTION! Ultimately, it’s your life…decide now to live it WELL.

To get additional help on how to negotiate you future salary with a personally tailored strategic plan… check out this resource to get started

Still looking for direction in your career, here’s my FREE Resource to help you discover your next DREAM Career venture.

If you have any questions about how to take massive action? Take advantage of the suggested resources or leave me a voicemail message or contact me via HERE.

Dear High School Grads…Do you want to live with your parents in your 30s and 40s? – Part 4

In the 3rd part of the 6-Part Series, we talked about having and using your career tools such as your resumes, cover letter and letters of recommendation work for you, as long as they are tailored to the career opportunities you truly want. You can go to the 3rd Part of the Series right here.

Now, let’s get into the 4th Part of the 6-Part Series which talks about learning how to handle yourself in job interviews and business meetings, like a BOSS!

If you have your career tools like your resumes, cover letters and letters of recommendation already working for you, then landing job/career opportunity interviews is the next progressive step. If you have never been through the interview process before, it can nerve racking! I can remember like it was yesterday, my first job interview, mind you it was for Arby’s…but I was in high school and my nerves were all over the place! Don’t think I still don’t get nervous. The difference between then and now is repetition, knowledge and strategic preparation. If you have no idea how to prepare for your next interview, please check out this resource to dominate and truly handle the interview, like a true BOSS. Fortunately for you reading this now, you get the benefit of my experience and knowledge, so your learning curve decreases by 80 percent.

Now, if you are going the entrepreneurial route and you start taking business meetings to develop key relationships, then you can schedule an interview session so you can get the results from the meeting you want, like closing the deal, getting the business contract or proposal signed or even a follow-up meeting.

Listen high school graduates, I understand this information is a lot to absorb, but look at the bright side…you are getting an outline to have your career and economic head start in life that most of my generation had to stumble, fight and struggle through. Being a responsible adult who gets to live their dreams, takes preparation, strategic tools, skills and knowledge. Execute these tools now, so your dream life will not die a dream but become your reality.

Now that we have discussed Part 4 of the 6-Part Series, we are going delve into Part 5 of the Series. Part 5 – Learn How to Negotiate for the Job/Career or Business Deals you want. Negotiation is an extremely important skill in your career and in business. Don’t be person in the deal NOT getting what you want. You won’t want to miss out on Part 5 of the Series…

Graduates, I want to welcome you to the DREAM Career Community by inviting you to join our monthly newsletter, where we explore topics helping you to enhance your DREAM CAREER! You can do so by grabbing your FREE DREAM Career Newsletter for May 2018 Issue.

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Dear High School Grads…Do you want to live with your parents in your 30s and 40s? – Part 3

As much as your parents love you and genuinely want to help you….secretly they want you to be fully functional independent adult not dependent on them to provide things like food, clothes, shelter and other basic necessities for you. Some of you may have been raised in households that instilled your independence already. If you fit that description, then you have some of the tools to start working towards your financial independence. If you have no idea I am talking about or can’t relate in any way, then I wrote this piece especially for you.

6 Things you MUST DO to get and keep your economic independence soon after high school graduation. In the first part of the series, we talked about creating a career an economic plan for yourself for the next 10-15 years, so life doesn’t have to slap you around to learn to plan and execute. The first part of the series explored the importance of planning out your career and business path by WRITING THEM DOWN. If you didn’t get the opportunity to read the first part of the series, you can do so by clicking HERE.

In the second part of the 6-Part Series, we discussed the importance of understanding personal credit and how it direct affects your career and/or business opportunities now and in the future. There were also important resources provided on first understanding personal credit and learning how to use it properly. If you have not had the opportunity, go and check out Part 2 of the 6-Part Series Here. Now get into the 3rd thing you need to do to gain your career and economic independence from your parents….

3. Have your career tools ready such as your resumes, cover letters, letters or recommendation and other key resources for job/career opportunities you want or aspire to obtain.

I have a question? Do you know what a resume is? If you don’t know….then a resume, according to the American Standard Dictionary is a brief account of a person’s education, qualifications and previous experience, usually prepared to be given to the human resources personnel or company decision maker usually submitted with a job application during the job/career search process. I wanted to make sure you knew what a resume or cirrculum vitae (CV) was and it’s relevance to your job/career search. You need the resume to give your current and future employers a snapshot of what skills, qualifications and education can be utilized for their business and professional needs. If your resume does not answer those questions for the potential employer, then it’s not doing it job of marketing you very well. If you are struggling or need to make sure your resume is doing its job of marketing you well, then check out the resource to assure this career tool is truly working to benefit your career goals.

In addition to your resume, you will also need cover letter(s) and letters or recommendation. If you don’t know what a cover letter is, then here the merriam-webster’s official definition: a letter sent with, and explaining the contents of, another document or a parcel of goods. In this case, the cover letter is sent with your “resume” to explain important pieces of your resume or job application matching it up with your credentials and interest in the open position. Nowadays, you cannot apply for decently paid position online unless you have these tools prepared and ready for use. If you do not have any of these tools ready and need help with getting the resume and the cover letter done, check out this resource to get your tailored career tools completed and working for you!

If you already have your resume and cover letter but they are not working to get you callback and interviews for the jobs or career opportunities you are applying for, then use this resource to get your career tools reviewed and structured to work for you in the job market.

Know this, I understand how you feel about all the changes surrounding the level of responsibility you know have for your own career and economic life. It even more difficult, when you don’t have a plan. So, let’s go over the what the 6-Part Series has gone over so far…. Part 1 Create a career and economic plan for your life; Part 2 Learn about how your personal credit works now… and we just wrapped up Part 3 of the 6-Part Series.

In Part 4 of the 6-Part Series, we are going to discuss How to Prepare Yourself to handle job/career interviews and business meetings, LIKE A BOSS!

Graduates, I want to welcome you to the DREAM Career Community by inviting you to join our monthly newsletter, where we explore topics helping you to enhance your DREAM CAREER! You can do so by grabbing your FREE DREAM Career Newsletter

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Dear High School Grads…Do you want to live with your parents in your 30s and 40s? – Part 1

I know that things and times have changed as it pertains to the way you guys deal with life issues and problems. As millennials, you have found innovative ways to communicate through social media, navigate information and carry on major conversation through the awesome power of technology. I truly applaud you for taking advantage of how technology makes all of our lives convenient but some areas of life are based on principles and maturity. No amount of technology is going to exempt you of going through the maturation process of earning your economic independence from your parents home. As much as your parents love you and genuinely want to help you….secretly they want you to be fully functional independent adult not dependent on them to provide things like food, clothes, shelter and other basic necessities for you. Some of you may have been raised in households that instilled your independence already. If you fit that description, then you have some of the tools to start working towards your financial independence. If you have no idea I am talking about or can’t relate in any way, then I wrote this piece especially for you.

6 Things you MUST DO to get and keep your economic independence soon after high school graduation. Let’s get started with the first thing….

1. Create a career and economic plan of action for the next 10-15 years of your life with deadlines. Sometimes, we make something very simple become very complicated, all because we are unwilling to take action. Creating a plan for your economic life and independence is simple as you getting a notebook with a pen and paper to start writing. The career and economic plan may start off something like this…

a. What do I want to do with my life after high school in terms of dreams and aspirations? Write it

b. What type of job or business do I want to start now? Write it down. If you are struggling with this
part of the plan, you can check out the FREE DREAM Career Guide to help you figure out the ideal job,
career path or business specifically tailored to you.

c. Depending on what job, career path or business you decide on, what tools, certifications, equipment,
specific education or overall resources will you need to get started? Write it down

d. Depending on the length of time your career or business aspirations take, what will you do to earn
money to take care of your basic needs in the meantime? Write it down
If you are looking for in-depth industry specific career and business aspirations tailored to you,
then check out our resource to get your tailor-made career and/or business guidance specific to YOU.

e. Based on personal preferences, what type of house, apartment or tiny house do you want to live in? Do
you want to rent, own, sublease? How much per month will it cost you to live there? Will the job,
career or business be able help you pay the monthly living expenses? Are you familiar with what a
budget is? Just in case you don’t know, the definition of a budget is a plan you write down to decide
how you will spend your money each month. A budget helps you make sure you will have enough money
every month. Without a budget, you might run out of money before your next paycheck. It also shows you
how much money you make and how much money you spend. Click here to view an example of a budget to start your responsible financial journey.

To some of you, this laundry list of things may sound like a lot to do, but imagine going through your adult life aimlessly without a plan. Unfortunately, I had to learn the hard way by having LIFE knock me down a few times for me to understand why this wise person once quoted, “if you fail to plan, you plan to fail”. You would not believe how truthful quote describes our lives. I also do not want you to miss my emphasis on WRITING THESE THINGS DOWN. The first step to taking the necessary action, it to document it, then take action.

In the next portion of our 6-Part Series, we will talk about learning about how your personal credit works NOW before your credit ends up trapping you financially. I want you new or soon to be graduates to walk around the hot burning fire hoops I had to experience in my first few years after graduating from high school. It’s always better to learn from other people’s mistakes than enduring them yourself. As always, if you have questions or concerns, please reach out to me at mentorshelly3@gmail.com or click on the gray “Send Voicemail” tab on the right side of the screen to leave me a voicemail message and I will return the call within 24-48 hours.

Graduates, I want to welcome you to the DREAM Career Community by inviting you to join our monthly newsletter, where we explore topics helping you to enhance your DREAM CAREER! You can do so by grabbing your FREE DREAM Career Newsletter

Let’s Stay Connected! | Facebook | Instagram | YouTube | Twitter | Podcast | Email mentorshelly3@gmail.com