Month: September 2012

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The Right Match – Career and You



Are you out of school, wanting to explore another company, finding that you have outgrown your present job, facing unemployment, desire another career, or in another career situation; “knowing career of your choice”   is significant in carving out a career plan. 


Various online tests can help you identify what is important to you in a career and/or which careers would suit your personality.  Few examples are listed below:

Myers Briggs Test

Strength Finder Test 2.0Emotional Intelligence Test

Kolbe Index Test

Create a great week



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In The Moment

As I neared the lake, my phone rang.  Greta started out the conversation about her week being one of the most stressful weeks in sometime.  She had been involved in several crises and slammed with high priority work in addition to regular workload.  She said that energy drain along with insomnia continued through the week end.  She was unable to wind down this weekend.  She told me that the thought of going back to work on Monday made her feel sick to her stomach.  After several minutes of intense raving, she caught a breath.  She was too restless to do anything about the stress. 


 Since I was so wrapped up in listening, I was at a loss for words.  I told her to observe her surroundings until I called her back in few minutes.  I gazed at the vast expanse of the lake looking for answers.  A team of ducks was swimming near the shore. One duck turned its head completely backwards, pushing the beak into the feathers to preen them.  Few seemed to be searching for insect larvae.  Some were making loud displaying calls whereas some quieter contact calls.  The commonality between all of them was that each of the ducks was focused on task at hand. 

When I called Greta, I heard laughter in her voice as she informed me that she could not chat presently because her dog had gone crazy by the long awaited attention.  Greta had found a way to relax.  I gave a sigh of relief.  

What was it that had changed before and after our conversation?  Greta’s perspective had changed – just by being aware of what was going on right there and then, experiencing her present to the fullest.   Greta’s active and open attention on the present had chased her worries about tomorrow away. 

Living in the moment allows one to observe thoughts and feelings as is and generates a calm to deal with life situations.

To the moment!

Create a great week!

Your partner in success and happiness,






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One Road to The Job of Choice

Career Paths To A Lifetime of SuccessThe parents were sitting by the pool watching the children engaged in horseplay. We were enjoying the balmy night in our way. Leandra approached us, her face glowing with joy. Before we could pull a chair out for her, she asked us if we had heard the news. We shook our heads. She told us that she had accepted the job offer from the company of her choice. We hugged Leandra as congratulated her.

Leandra’s story:

Leandra was dissatisfied with her present job in Company X since there were no opportunities for growth. She thought about her situation and decided to do something about it. She began planning her exit strategy. Her first step was to recognize her strengths and interests. After researching several organizations, she identified two companies (Company Y and Company Z) that interested her. Leandra deepened her study to explore companies’ reputation, financial status, and job opportunities.

Although Company Y was financially secure, there were hints about reducing the operational costs. On the other hand, Company Z was not only financially stable but also in the growth phase. Company Z was ranked to be one of the best companies to work for, unlike Company Y. Leandra focused her attention on Company Z. She monitored the jobs offered by Z. Leandra discovered that she lacked certain skills for desired jobs. Leandra started taking training courses that would endow her with the core competencies. While taking the classes, she connected with professionals as well as Z’s trainers.

The Z trainer informed Leandra about a position that would match her skills. When Leandra applied for a position in Z, her resume had an edge over other candidates because she was already familiar with the required software. Leandra got the job of her choice!

Tomorrow’s goal drives us to take the action today.