Are you working towards career goals or the career your parents though was great?

Time and time again I have heard friends and co-workers talk about how they ended up going into medicine, becoming an attorney or taking over the family business all stemming from the voices of parents, relatives and friends that mean well. The only problem…YOU’RE MISERABLE! Let that sink in for a moment.

I can personally attest to this fact in my own career journey. I may have mentioned in previous podcasts or video episodes that I started my college career right out of high school in the physical therapy program. My mother thought physical therapy was a great career path and as an obedient high school graduate who had no idea what I wanted to do with my life. I only knew at the time, that I wanted to help people in some way, just the how, where and in what capacity was not so clear to me at the time. I just went with my mother’s plan until I started in core science classes and laboratory work.

I discovered in those classes how much I hated working with body parts and being exposed to bodily fluids on a regular basis. I like learning about the body from a scientific perspective but touching dead frogs, cats, possums and other dead creatures gross me out. I eventually changed by major to business administration with the concentration in human resources.

This experience taught me to NEVER do something because someone else wants you to do but do it for yourself. If you’re going to work hard on a career path, at least do something that gives you some satisfaction, outside of just getting paid due to family demands. If you are looking to make your career transition and don’t know where to start, go here.

You can grab your FREE DREAM Career Guide to start your career transition process and not have to suffer through stinky frogs in college to figure out your ideal career path.

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Two things must be on your resume in 2019

What must your resume have in 2019?

1. Your summary that includes qualifications and knowledge specific to the job you are applying for.

2. List the relevant skills and experience displayed in bullet points. Keep in mind you are giving the applicant tracking system (ATS) and the hiring manager a quick summary of what you can do for them.

If you are looking to have your resume updated to reflect 2019 standards, check out my resource here.

If you don’t have a resume and need one completed, so you can take advantage of 2019 career goals…go here to have your resume completed and working for you in the marketplace, not against you.

Still have general career related questions? Contact me here

Is Your Resume Doing You Justice?

The primary function of your #resume is to pique the interest of the #employer enough to get a job interview. If you’re not getting calls from employers for more information what you have to offer, then this career tool is not doing its job for you.

Want to have all your career tools such as your resumes, cover letters and/or letters of recommendation reviewed by an human resources professional to improve their chances of working for you? Go check out this resource where I review all your career tools…so they can start working in your favor.

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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

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Just got Fired? 5 Power Moves to quickly get your next career opportunity

Let’s be honest, no one likes to hear these dreadful words…”you’re fired”, “we have to let you go” or “our professional relationship has now come to an end”….which boils down to you not having a job. If this is your only source of income…then this can be a devastating blow to your finances…Yikes! Nobody likes to be in that position, but all hope is not lost. In this video, I provide five powers moves to take back control of your career and your financial life. Here they are….

1.Don’t Panic…Mindset is the key to getting back your career on track.

2. Rediscover your personal and professional knowledge, #skills and resources…use my FREE Resource to help you discover your abilities by going here.

3. Revamp your #career tools (#resumes, #cover letters, #letters of recommendations etc.) by going here

4. Reconnect with your personal and professional network…by phone, emails, or in-person meetings.

5. TAKE MASSIVE ACTION!!!

If you have general career and job related questions, please contact me here, where you can leave me a voicemail or email message.

Layoffs…Terminations…Downsizing…Restructuring Happens… BE PREPARED!

Resources:

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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.

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