I Want _ *_ * To Happen For Me In My Professional Life – 3 Ways 2 Prepare For Greater Work Satisfaction

I am Grateful, But I want _ to happen for me in my professional life…

You Can BET on 3 Ways to Start Preparing for Greater Work Satisfaction

By Debra Ann Matthews, Let Me Write It For YOU! Job-Winning Résumés November 12, 2012

1) Be certain that you understand what you have to offer to the work force. See The Occupational Outlook Handbook  @ http://www.bls.gov  for ideas on the greatest attributes that workers can offer in their professions. If you don’t know this, your value doesn’t exist! KNOW IT! SPEAK IT! DEMONSTRATE IT. VALUE = An Invitation to Succeed!

2) Exercise your Right to join an association of like-minded professionals. See the Directory of Associations & Organizations @ www.ccqweb.org/assocations  to network, increase trainings and understand how to obtain certifications, credentials and other recognitions that will help you to stand out in the profession.  American Express always advised us, “Membership Has Its Privileges”.

3) Take advantage of all online resources to really understand how your skills, attributes and values can be put to the test in a career track that will lead you to satisfaction. Be certain that you will have to pay your dues at first, however, once you understand the types of jobs that reflect your skills you are well on your way!  For example, if you are a super organized person who loves pets, you may find your career as a Quality Assurance Professional working with animals. Perhaps you can work with lobbyists who watch for fair and honest treatment of animals or as a representative with Extension Agencies supervising the ethical treatment of animals on farms. See Quintessential Careers (www.quintcareers.com) for more updates on careers that enhance Your Skills.

Once you understand what you bring to the table, you can BET that you are well on your way to a seeking the opportunities that will lead to your success. Think about what you do that makes you feel happy, proud, and feel as if you would work for free! Don’t believe people who say that you can’t earn a living doing what you love to do. It’s not true! If you focus and understand your value, understand the market and set sail in that direction, You can BET that you are well on your way!

Let Me Write It For You offers clients assistance in identifying the best ways to highlight their skills and proven attributes with their future job/career  aspirations with targeted résumés and other professional correspondence. All articles are available for re-publishing as long as credit is given to Debra Ann Matthews and Let Me Write It For YOU. Additional information can be obtained from http://jobwinningresumes.net or @ http://www.linkedin.com/in/letmewriteit4u or by calling 931-269-WR1T (9718). Copyright 2012 by Debra Ann Matthews.

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And What Do You Do? Getting Ready 4 This Season of Networking

And What Do You Do? Getting Ready 4 This Season of Networking

How to STATE your value in this seasons’ company, community & social holiday events in 2012… by Debra Ann Matthews, Let Me Write It For You! Job-Winning Resumes November 24, 2012

This is generally the first of a few questions that we ask each other when we meet someone. With the upcoming mandatory work functions, community events, school socials and political gatherings, you are sure to hear the question, “And what do you do”? Most people do not understand that they are a professional of some sort. Well, in the new workforce – you know the one that is more tech savvy than your grandparents workforce days – it behooves you to understand your value in the job that you have,  to understand your value in your extracurricular activities as well to understand your value in being able to capture your future new endeavors. Understanding your value and being able to speak clearly about them is the first step to making good connections.  You will never know the seed that can be planted, as a result of the way in which you address this question to others. So let’s start to think about it now? Here are 6 ways to respond at various times of the season:

þ  Trick or Treat Events – State the name of the company where you work. It’s not a time for a lot of dialogue as everyone is busy helping the children enjoy their trunk or treat events and activities, keeping them safe as they bob for apples and play the inflatable games.  Your answer here will serve to inform others where you work for future reference.  For example, “I work for Jostens Class Ring Corporation. I work for Parks and Recreation for the County of Erin. I work on post for DynCorp.”  Now you are a potential point of contact, based on your company affiliation.  Someone may add you on their linked profile by company name. See www.linkedin.com  to get linkedin.

þ  Political Rallies –  State the problem that you help solve for your industry.  For example,” I assist TJMaxx with customer service complaints. I help explain Social Security Benefits to newly entered citizen recently married to our US soldiers. I help families secure the daily household challenges of their elder relatives. I help the general public with emergency medical questions on Fort Campbell Military Post.  You will be seen as a problem solver and this is handy as you are making a case for your political candidate on a national or local level.  See http://www.tennessee.gov for more information.

þ  Giving Thanks Gatherings- State your recent community service involvement. This makes for polite conversation and also serves to demonstrate that you are a well-rounded professional. For example, “Our local alumni chapter raised $2000 for college scholarships for Clarksville graduates. The military family groups walked in the Race for the Cure Campaign this year in honor of cancer survivors.” You will be seen as a caring, compassionate professional who is able to offer service. An excellent trait for a future business consultant or future member of a local board. See https://www.facebook.com/#!/clarksville.kindness for community service involvement.

þ  School Gatherings/Sports Holiday Banquets/Pre-School Nativity Scene Speeches – State the parts of your job that you like doing the BEST!  This way you keep a positive impression about your professional self. I love forwarding clients to jobs that match their skills. I assess mechanical problems in heavy duty trucks. I help preschoolers learn to write their names!

þ  Christmas/Hanukkah/Kwanzaa Gatherings –  State times when you collaborated with your peers or other business persons to accomplish a shared goal. Our company collaborates with the United Way to help teen children of military families obtain part-time jobs. I contract with small businesses on major highway jobs. I deal with bankers who seek to join upper management, helping them to develop their Leadership Skills via Leadership Clarksville. This way you are bringing a cheery topic about yourself and your professional that colors the evening or event in a positive manner. After all, it’s the season to be merry !

þ  New Year Gatherings – State some of your day-to-day duties with the projection of the long term goals for yourself or your company.  I supply local contractors with needed wood for housing foundations with the hope of becoming an independent contractor supplying farms with needed barnyard equipment. I train as an apprenticed plumber with the hopes of starting a licensed plumber business after obtaining my apprenticeship. This way you are seen as a team player who has long term career goals.

Remember, every conversation is a potential opportunity to plant a seed for future networks. People will remember how you are able to make an impact in your community including your job, your civic duties and in your long term goals for your future. What better way to practice than to demonstrate your value at all of the holiday events. Enjoy !

Let Me Write It For You offers clients passionate, descriptive targeted résumés, helping them to be invited to interview in as little as 30 days. Article Copyright 2012 by Debra Ann Matthews. All articles are available for re-publishing as long as credit is given to Debra Ann Matthews and Let Me Write It For YOU. Additional information can be obtained from http://jobwinningresumes.net or @ http://www.linkedin.com/in/letmewriteit4u or by calling 931-269-WR1T (9718).

Need Extra Income?

Need Extra Income? Try these out for size:

–          Providing Fresh Fireflies – Write to Firefly Project, 103 Wiltshire Drive, Oak Ridge, Tennessee 37830

–          Look at opening a small business  See the planning guides @ http://48daysblog.wordpress.com

–          Open a franchise. Fes range from $500K to $595. Check it out @  www.franchisehandbook.com/index/asp

–          Find a part time seasonal job @ www.jobs4tn.gov

–          See all card vendors and look at serving as a merchandiser (restocking cards in the local stores)

–          Serve as a food sampling vendor in the local grocery stores (SamsClub and Kroger). See Food Demonstrator via simplyhired.com

–          Work with parking lots vendors as ticket takers on special occasions such as football games, school events, and concerts.

–          Serve as a courier delivering packages, letters, etc for law firms and area businesses.

–          Offer professional services such as a writer, coach or personal shopper.

–          Take the things that you enjoy doing and turn it into hired services. Order low cost business cards via vistaprint.com

Let Me Write It For You offers clients passionate, descriptive targeted résumés, helping them to be invited to interview in as little as 30 days. Article Copyright 2012 by Debra Ann Matthews. All articles are available for re-publishing as long as credit is given to Debra Ann Matthews and Let Me Write It For YOU. Additional information can be obtained from http://jobwinningresumes.net or @ http://www.linkedin.com/in/letmewriteit4u or by calling 931-269-WR1T (9718).

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