Is Returning to the Office Really Necessary in 2022?

We will discuss the real reason some company owners and leadership are forcing people to return to the office when they can do their jobs from anywhere remotely. Here’s the first article that shed some light on this “return to the office” requirement phenomenon

Article #1 | Article #2

What is really driving the “return to the office” requirement? We will discuss the possible reasons.

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What is Quiet Firing? Ways to Figure it All Out…

In the last few weeks, we have been hearing the term “quiet quitting”. Apparently, employers want to retaliate with “quiet firing”….but what is quiet firing? We will discuss what quiet firing is…what it is not…and how it can affect you in the workplace and your career.

Reference for quiet firing:
1. Article from TheRoot.com

2. The Fox News Chicago Video

3. The FindLaw.com Constructive Dismissal = Quiet Firing

4. Bloomberg.com take on Quiet Quitting and how it relates to Quiet Firing

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Transform Your Career for Time Freedom – 3 Business Systems to Get Your Time Back

 

Do you hate your job? Are you stuck in a rat race, day after day, with no end in sight? If so, it’s time to transform your career into a business. With time freedom, you can take back control of your life and finally achieve the work-life balance you’ve always wanted. Here are three (3) business system to create your time freedom.

1) Start by identifying what makes you unique. What skills or talents do you have that nobody else does? Once you know what sets you apart, you can start to think about how to monetize those skills.
2) Figure out what people are willing to pay for. Just because you’re great at something doesn’t mean that there’s a market for it. Do some research and find out if there is a need for your services and whether people are willing to pay for them.
3) Set some boundaries and create a schedule that works for you. One of the best things about owning your own business is being able to set your own hours. Make sure you take advantage of this and create a schedule that gives you the flexibility YOU need.
4) Take action! It can be tough getting started, but the key is just to do it! The more work you put in now, the easier it will be down the road.
5) Get support from others who have gone through (or are currently going through) the same thing! There’s nothing like having a tribe of people who understand exactly what you’re going through and can offer helpful advice along the way.

Become a Virtual Assistant with Your Current Career
You’re probably reading this because you’re considering becoming a virtual assistant. But what exactly is a virtual assistant, and what do they do? To put it simply, a virtual assistant is someone who provides administrative support to clients remotely. This can include anything from managing calendars and scheduling appointments to handling customer inquiries or even social media management. As a virtual assistant, you have the potential to transform your career into your own business with time freedom. What’s not to love about being your own boss and setting your own hours? If you’re organized, detail-oriented, and good at multitasking, becoming a virtual assistant may be the perfect career move for you. So what are you waiting for? Start your journey to become a virtual assistant today!

Create a Curriculum to Sell Online
Transform your career into a business by creating a curriculum to sell online. What could be more gratifying than being your own boss, making your own schedule, and having the freedom to work from anywhere in the world? The barriers to entry are low and the potential for earnings is high. All you need is a laptop, an internet connection, and a willingness to put in the work. What are you waiting for? Start building your curriculum today!

Become a Consultant in Your Chosen Field
Being a consultant is one of the best ways to achieve time freedom in your career. As a consultant, you can be your own boss and work from anywhere in the world. Plus, you can set your own hours and rates. But becoming a successful consultant requires more than just having expertise in your field. To be successful, you need to be able to market yourself effectively and build a client base. You also need to be able to manage your time and keep up with your workload. But if you’re willing to put in the hard work, becoming a consultant can be a great way to transform your career into a business. So if you’re looking for more freedom in your career, consider becoming a consultant. It could be the best decision you ever make.

If you want to make the jump from working for someone else to becoming your own boss, it’s not as hard as you might think. You can start by turning your career into a business with time freedom. This doesn’t mean quitting your job and starting something completely new; it means making small changes that will help you work smarter, not harder. I hope these tips have given you some ideas on how to get started. Need additional help, connect with me here. I would love to hear about your journey in creating a successful online business.

Are You UnderEmployed? Do These 3 Things to Improve Your Economic Situation

Have you ever been in a job where you just feel like you’re not being paid enough? Maybe the work isn’t particularly stimulating, or your commute is brutal. If this sounds familiar, don’t worry – you’re definitely not alone. In fact, there are plenty of steps you can take to make a change. So if you’re feeling antsy about your current salary situation, read on for some tips on how to make more money. You might be surprised at just how achievable it is!

But first, let’s define what UNDEREMPLOYED means. Based on the online Merriam Webster Dictionary, underemployed : the condition in which people in a labor force are employed at less than full-time or regular jobs or at jobs inadequate with respect to their training or economic needs.

1. Obtain an IT Certification
If you’re like many people, you might be underemployed. That is, you might have a job, but it doesn’t pay very well. In order to make ends meet, you might be working two or three jobs. Or, you might be working a job that is below your skill level. If this sounds like you, then you should consider getting an IT certification. With an IT certification, you will be able to get a better paying job. And, with a better paying job, you will be able to work fewer hours. As a result, you will have more time to spend with your family and friends. So, if you’re underemployed, get an IT certification today!

2. Start a Side Hustle
It’s time to get creative and start a side hustle, if you’re underemployed. Whether you’re looking to make some extra money or simply want to keep yourself busy, there are plenty of opportunities out there for those who are willing to look for them. From starting a blog to working as a freelance writer or editor, there are numerous ways to make money from home. And with the internet, it’s easier than ever to get started. So what are you waiting for? It’s time to get creative and start your own side hustle.

3. Network with People Online & Offline About Job Opportunities
In fact, nearly one in four workers in the United States are underemployed, according to a recent study. But there’s no need to despair. There are things you can do to improve your situation. One of the best things you can do is network with people about job opportunities, both online and offline. Online networking sites like LinkedIn can help you connect with potential employers and learn about new job openings. You can also attend job fairs and meet with employment counselors to learn more about available positions. So don’t give up. Get out there and start networking today. It could be the key to landing your dream job.

Underemployment is a real issue, but it doesn’t have to stay that way. There are plenty of ways for you to start earning more money and we want to help. You can start one of the suggestions of obtaining an IT certification, starting a side hustle and networking with people about better job opportunities. If you need additional assistance or just want someone to talk to, please connect with me here. I would be happy to chat with you about your options and how we can work together to improve your situation. Together, we can find a way for you to earn the income you deserve.

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How to Get a Job While You Still Have One – 3 Strategies To Use Discreetly

So, you’re thinking about quitting your job. I get it – it’s hard to be passionate about your work when you spend most of your day feeling drained and uninspired. But before you make any rash decisions, there are a few things you should consider. Quitting your job without having another one lined up can be risky, especially in today’s economy. Here are a few tips on how to get a job while still keeping the one you have.

So, you’re thinking about quitting your job. I get it – it’s hard to be passionate about your work when you spend most of your day feeling drained and uninspired. But before you make any rash decisions, there are a few things you should consider. Quitting your job without having another one lined up can be risky, especially in today’s economy. Here are a few tips on how to get a job while still keeping the one you have.So, you’re thinking about quitting your job. I get it – it’s hard to be passionate about your work when you spend most of your day feeling drained and uninspired. But before you make any rash decisions, there are a few things you should consider. Quitting your job without having another one lined up can be risky, especially in today’s economy. Here are a few tips on how to get a job while still keeping the one you have.

So, you’re unhappy with your current job and you’re ready to move on. But finding a new job can be a full-time job in itself, and you can’t exactly quit your old job before you have a new one lined up. So how can you find the time to job hunt while still holding down your current gig?

Here are a few tips:

1. Set aside some time each day to job hunt. Even if it’s just 30 minutes, this will help you make progress without feeling overwhelmed. Don’t let your boss catch you slacking off. If you’re spending too much time on your personal laptop during work hours, your boss is bound to notice. So try to do most of your job hunting during your lunch break or after work.

2. Save 1-3 Paid Time Off (PTO) or Vacation days to use for interviews. You never know how long an interview will last and it may impede on your work day significantly, so it is always best to be prepared with using your requested paid days off for interviews.

3. Keep your job search confidential and private. There’s no need to tell your manager(s), supervisor(s) co-workers that you’re looking for a new job. It could backfire quickly! Only notify your direct leader AFTER YOU HAVE SECURED A VIABLE OFFER THAT PAYS YOU MORE MONEY! Not only is it none of their business until the appropriate time. You must be strategic with how you maneuver this process. Unfortunately, you have some petty leaders (managers, supervisors or directors) who will terminate you just because they find out you are looking for other opportunities before you are ready to let the job go.

The job search process can be daunting, but it’s important to remember that you have options. While it may seem like your only choice is to quit your current job and start fresh, there are other ways to go about things. If you need additional help navigating the job search process or want someone to talk to who understands what you’re going through, connect with me here. I would be happy to offer my support and advice. Good luck in your job search!

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Best Career Change Action Steps #3

Making a career change can be daunting. But don’t worry, we’re here to help! Follow these simple action steps and you’ll be on your way to the career of your dreams in no time! We’re on Step #3.

Step #1 | Step #2 | Step #3 | Step #4 | Step #5

That’s all for this week! Be sure to check out the other action steps in the Career Change Action Steps Series. And, as always, feel free to reach out if you have any questions or need help getting started on your career change journey.

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Best Career Change Action – Step #2

Does the idea of a career change fill you with dread, or are you excited for a new opportunity? If you’re stuck in a dead-end job, it might be time to consider making a change. But where do you even start? Here is Step #2 of Career Change Series. You can also find the link for Step #1 below.

Step #1 | Step #2 | Step #3 | Step #4 | Step #5

That’s it for this action step! Check out the rest of the Career Change Action Steps Series to learn more about making a career change. And don’t forget, if you’re looking for some extra help along the way, reach out to us here and we’ll be happy to chat with you about your options.

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Best Career Change Action Step #1

Making a career change can be a daunting task. There are so many things to consider, and it’s easy to get overwhelmed. But don’t worry – we’re here to help! In this blog post, we’ll share some action steps that will make the transition smoother and help you create a successful new career. So let’s get started! For step 1, check out the video below.

So, if you’re feeling the itch to make a change, congratulations! You are in excellent company. But before you start packing your bags for that exciting new job or city, there are a few things you need to do first. Check out the other action steps in the Career Change Action Steps Series for more information on how to make your career change as smooth and stress-free as possible. And remember, always consult with a trusted friend or advisor when making such an important decision. We wish you all the best on your journey to finding (or creating) your dream job!

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StoryTime Career Series – Episode 2: Toxic Work Environment

This is second of the StoryTime Series on my podcast and YouTube channel sharing stories of all of our experiences in the world of careers, jobs, contract work, independent consulting and business interactions. In the second episode, I share one of my experiences while working in a toxic environment. The names, dates and other information were kept confidential to protect the innocent or guilty party.

The objective is the learn and grow from our professional and personal experiences to become a better version of ourselves, professionally. This particular story hits home and taught me so much about myself and the level of restraint I earned during that time. If it wasn’t for a great friend talking me off the proverbial ledge on a weekly basis, I probably would have been arrested for physical assaults and verbal altercations. The tension was thick and my stress level went through the roof! I am grateful to have survived it without loosing my composure.

What did I learn from this experience?

I learned that people and their preconceived notions are so strong, it allowed them to spread malicious lies about other people’s character. Keep in mind, they never took the time to get to know the individual but somehow felt entitled to assume things about people. Needless to say, the very sword those people intended to injury others, they ended up falling the same swords.

I learned corporations set up “certain people” for failure. For example, training some employees on the 25% – 30% of their duties while training other employees on 90% of their duties. They followed up by measuring each employee’s job performance without the same level of detailed training. So the employee with 30% of the training will never perform at the level of the employee that received 90% of the training. When questioned about why the training levels are different when the expectation of performance is the same, you receive responses like “training is a privilege“.

I learned that we all have a choice with the work environment we choose to spend our time. In my case, this employer terminated me for job performance, when I received less than 50% of the necessary training to be successful. It was the second termination from a job that I felt relief! The relief of not ever setting foot in that toxic environment.

If you find yourself having to self-talk your way into the doors of your job every morning…just so you don’t want the entire place to explode while you’re on a lunch break…It’s time to get a concrete career plan specifically tailored to you leaving that toxic environment for GOOD! Start by grabbing my eBook, “From Clueless Teenager to Consummate Professional”, 7 Steps to Cultivating the Career and Economic Life You Want here. It will help you cultivate your exit plan and career strategy. While you’re at it, grab my FREE DREAM Career Guide specifically formulated to help you document your Career Strategy step by step.

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