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 – 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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Cover Letters…Are they necessary anymore?

Do you have a resume or cover letter written to peak interest on your resume? This is the main purpose of your cover letter. The cover letter is part of the career tools to help you with your career success. You can also check out my book to get other samples of useful cover letters here.

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StoryTime Career Series – Episode 1: Communication & Professionalism

This is first of the StoryTime Series on my podcast sharing stories of all of our experiences in the world of careers, jobs, contract work, independent consulting and business interactions. In this first story time, I share one of my experiences while working for an employer. 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.

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Where was the professionalism in the debate?

In every profession, professionalism should never be compromised. Based on the performances between the 2 presidential candidates last night, Professionally was completely absent. In this video I talk about how the debate showed little to no professionalism between the candidates.

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Why your career success is YOUR responsibility

https://anchor.fm/mentor-shelly/episodes/Episode-130-Why-your-career-success-is-YOUR-responsibility-ea7j21 (Listen on the podcast)

You didn’t expect your parents to make you successful as an adult did you? Your parents have done their job of raising you to be a responsible adult….now it’s time to show them what and how you can use all the great principles of adulthood to good use.

As I’m writing this, I also realize that not everyone had the same upbringing or even had parents to teach them about being responsible adults. You have had to learn quite a bit about life on your own, so I understand.

I want all of you to know…no matter your background, past or circumstances, the success or failure you achieve in life is completely and totally, your responsibility and within your control. Once you reach the ripe old age of eighteen (18), you are officially an adult. If your parents or anyone else helps you financially, economically or in any way, it’s a bonus. Be grateful! They are not obligated to help you, so if they do…please do not take it for granted and show some gratitude.

The heights of your #career and #business ventures are completely in your arsenal of control. I want you to take charge of your destiny, but I want you to know something extremely vital. You must have FOCUS and you must HAVE A PLAN to keep your overall career and business development focus in check.

If you do not have a plan or still trying to figure your next career move, then I can certainly help you with that…I have a guide that help you get focused and create a plan for your career venture or business development. You can access the DREAM CAREER GUIDE by going here.

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Get Your Career Transition Moving!

There are no shortage of people who HATE their current job. Monday mornings are cringe worthy for many…Is it that you hate the job or industry? Are you looking to change your career path or just establish one? Do you want to change your career path from employee to entrepreneur? If anyone of these #career change situations apply to you? Start you transition with these three (3) actions.

Action #1: Create a career transition plan (Check out my resource here.)

Action #2: Understand and document what do NOT want in your next career venture. Write it down!

Action #3: Begin NETWORKING (online & offline)

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What is Your Plan B?

Do you know how you would handle if you missed 2 to 3 paychecks due to the #governmentshutdown? There were 800,000 people affected by this recent shutdown and this should be a wake up call to all of us to have a Plan B for our economic life!!

Our careers working for an employer are not guaranteed, so creating a side hustle is a MUST in this economic climate. Do you know what side hustle career you want to start? Check out my FREE resource here.

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Successful Careers: No College Degree Required – Part 1

The career paths discussed in part one are office & administrative types of careers which may only require #licensing, #certification or on  the job training.

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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.

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