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Ready for your ideal job? Do these 3 things.

Author : Daisy Swan | Date : February 13, 2017

There comes a moment when you hit the wall and realize you’re really ready to let go of the ‘good’ to go for the great! These 3 actions are the shortcut to make your dream a reality. 1) Find a comfortable place to sit down to write – coffee shop, kitchen table, wherever. It’s important to get this out of your mind and onto paper. Otherwise it stays in the ether of your mind; writing it down makes it more real. Make a list of all the accomplishments that have made you feel most satisfied and proud. Notice how you feel Read the rest of this entry »

 

Are You Really Ready To Quit Your Job?

Author : Daisy Swan | Date : January 12, 2017

  Ask yourself these 4 questions before you take the plunge   Sometimes you just want to throw in the towel and move on. After the holidays, coming back to work can leave you feeling drained and wiped out at the end of the day. Your motivation is low, perhaps your mood is too. To compensate, you scan jobs on all of the internet, but nothing looks interesting because these jobs look like what you’re already doing.   Or perhaps, they ALL look inviting because even if it’s similar, it’s not where you are now. Maybe you feel boxed in Read the rest of this entry »

 

Ready for that New Job? 5 Actions You Must Take

Author : Daisy Swan | Date : January 11, 2017

January is the big month for job changers. But did you know it can take 18-24 months to land a job? You can cut your job search short by starting with these 5 actions. 1) Write your ideal job description; include all of the criteria that are essential like commute time, environment, desired responsibilities and those new challenges you’re ready for, salary range, perks and benefits you’d like, even the organization’s mission if that’s important to you. Write about the immediate contribution you can make in this job. Get excited about this. Really see yourself here. Make it real. 2) Read the rest of this entry »

 

Cartography for the 21st Century 50s

Author : Daisy Swan | Date : August 26, 2016

When I was in my 20s I was trying to figure out my next steps in life, often feeling bewildered and doubtful. How would I know the right moves for me? I had notions of my own criteria for what I wanted in my life and I saw that some of my ideas seemed different than those of my friends. Nonetheless, I found that I was measuring myself against others to chart my progress. It seemed like I was working hard at keeping up, or catching up,  and then worked hard to surpass my friends in my own fashion. That’s Read the rest of this entry »

 

5 Ways to Raise Career Savvy Kids

Author : Daisy Swan | Date : February 10, 2016

I was pregnant with my unborn son and already had ideas for what sort of work he would do as an adult. I figured that, with my interest in people and wanting the best for others combined with my then husband’s analytical brain and approach to the world, that our son could be an important weather scientist who could predict terrible storms and save hundreds of lives. Ok, so maybe this sounds a little nutty. But really, don’t we as parents think about our child’s future all the time. Who will they be? How will this little person’s life turn Read the rest of this entry »

 

Finding Meaning in Your Life

Author : Daisy Swan | Date : February 03, 2016

How – and where – do you find the meaning and value of what you do in your life? Hopefully, the work that you’re doing is feeding you (and your loved ones) in more ways than one. But I know for many of you, the nourishment feels – or actually is – less than what you desire. Take a moment to check in right now, and think about how your work (and home!) life is adding up for you. The following short quiz will help you assess signifiers that are important to most of us: 1) When I wake up, Read the rest of this entry »

 

Do Elite Colleges Lead to Higher Salaries? Only for Some Professions

Author : Daisy Swan | Date : February 02, 2016

A diploma from a highly selective college means higher pay in certain fields. In others, it makes almost no difference at all Source: WSJ.com For all the thought that families put into choosing a college, very often the decision is dominated by a simple line of reasoning: The more prestigious the school you attend, the higher your salary will be after you graduate. So, they focus their efforts on getting their children into the best possible college they can afford, figuring that even if they’re paying more tuition now, they’re maximizing earnings down the road. But that formula doesn’t always Read the rest of this entry »

 

And now for something a little different...

Author : Daisy Swan | Date : January 21, 2016

Goodbye, Golf Clubs. Hello, Hiking Boots and Kayak. Source: New York Times By ABBY ELLIN THEY call him “Elusive,” at least on the hiking trails. And that’s pretty much where Dave Roberts spends his time these days, crisscrossing the country by foot, by bike, even by kayak. Mr. Roberts, a retired teacher and software engineer, is on a mission to navigate the United States powered only by his two legs and two arms. Hotels and lodges are out of the question; he camps out at night and lugs 25 pounds of equipment — including his tent, sleeping bag and food Read the rest of this entry »

 

2015 Review & Release Event

Author : Daisy Swan | Date : January 12, 2016

Release 2015 and Recharge Your Vision of What Can Be for 2016  with Career Coach Daisy Swan, and Tarot/Astrological Reader Mary Griffith January 23, 2016, 1-5pm Cost $199 (includes 30 mins. Tarot Card reading) During this afternoon, you’ll have TIME to choose what learning from last year you want to keep and put into action in 2016, to get insight from a professional astrology/tarot reading, to create a vision board based on a vision developed for what you want to see come to life in 2016, and beyond, to do exercises lead by an experienced career coach to help clarify next Read the rest of this entry »

 

Upcoming Webinar - LinkedIn: Recruiter Secrets

Author : Daisy Swan | Date : December 18, 2015

During this Free Webinar You Will Learn: How recruiters use LinkedIn to find qualified candidates. How recruiters decide who to connect with on LinkedIn. How to become one of these sought after candidates. REGISTER HERE >>

 

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