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Everybody needs to work to earn their livelihood but how many of them do it passionately? Do you yourself do things because you love to do them or you are forced to do them? About eighty percent people will state that they are doing it as they have to! If you are among them then you must feel boredom in the work you are doing! Whereas if you are passionate about what you are doing then you will enjoy doing things, you will feel that time is flying away.

If you are not happy with what are doing presently then find it and follow it and you will land up in your dream job!

If you are not happy, quit the job fast!

Most people keep on working in the same job although they know that they are not satisfied! They work in one job and dream about another and do not do justice to either of the opportunities. Yes, your dream job may not be an opportunity yet, but it’s you who have to convert it into an opportunity!

When you know you are not satisfied with one job, quit it. If you are lucky enough you must have savings to let you pass through the time when you are jobless or else let God help you.

Follow your curiosity

You may not have clear idea about what to do and how to do, but at least you can chase your curiosity! Find out what are the things that snatch away your sleep, what makes you excited and what is that work that brings smile to your face. By pursuing these things you will be set of the pathway to know who you are and what do you really want!

Money should be secondary

While doing all these do not make money your primary consideration. Yes, you have to earn money but do not work to earn money only! If its money that you are chasing then after few years you will land up in the same position. Instead find and follow your passion. Ask yourself what is it that you are crazy about? What had been your dream since ages? Once you know all this and follow it someday will come when money will not matter at all.

Do not set any ceilings on yourself

While pursuing your dreams remember that sky is the limit. Do not set any ceilings on yourself. You never know where can you land at and thus follow your dreams and have faith in them. Remember that nothing is impossible when you are passionate about something.

Follow what your heart says and ask your brain to execute them. You will be there soon.

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While working, the most dreaded thing that you may face is getting terminated. There are crooks that are unable to perform and thus may get fired but in your case it’s not that! You may find it difficult to face the truth and cannot find the reason why you were fired. However, during such situation you need to stay cool and be positive so that you can overcome the situation calmly and fast.

After being fired be cool and set plans that will let you take further steps in planned way.

Control your emotions

The first things that you need to do after getting the news that you are fired you need to control your emotions. Just do not bang on things or let tears come out of your eyes. You will be broken from inside but do not let the fear reflect in your eyes. It will let others take advantage of the situation. Once you have controlled your emotions think about your future.

Do not share the news with everyone. They will not understand the cause and make stories that will break your morale. To control yourself and face the situation you can share the news with someone who is close to you and you trust you and you trust them.

Share your feeling and do not spend too much time in getting the reason of being fired

After you get the news to share the emotions, your fears and the uncertainty about future, you must share the news with your family. They will understand you and be beside you in such situation. However, in such situation remember that you must not spend time in getting the reason why you were fired.it will bring about a lot of things that are not soothing and may make you weak. Rather look for things that will motivate you for taking further steps in career.

Be positive, you may pursue your dream career

Once being fired, you do not have to rush to 10 to 7 office every day. You will get some time to think about your career. Were you actually satisfied with the job where you were working or it was just a work that you had to do for earning money? If the latter is the main reason, then try to think about what was your dream? Where did you want to see yourself and where are you now. This is the best time when think about them and pursue them.

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Deena Pierott is a nationally recognized entrepreneur and public speaker. She’s the “Idea Wizard” behind Mosaic Blueprint and the White House honored STEM+C+A youth program iUrban Teen.

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During your career a time will come when you will find that there are no changes, no challenges and thrill (the thrill is gone) your career has become stagnant! You are no more interested in the work you are doing and it feels that this is the wrong profession for you!

It may be scary for a moment, but then when you have realized it, then it is the right time to shift to another career, something that will grow your interest and you will be passionate about the work.

If you are in such a phase of your life, then follow these ways for safe transition to another career.

Prepare yourself for the change

While shifting careers, the first thing you need to do is prepare yourself. You will be going through a change that will bring in new experiences and challenges to you. Make yourself prepared for them. You should be willing to dedicate the time required while shifting to a new career.

Do research

When you have set your mind for the change start researching on the new industry where you want to shift your career. Yes, research on the industry and not industries. Think about any one profession where you want to reestablish yourself and gather maximum information about that profession.

Learn new skills

For switching career you may have to develop new skills. If required pursue further education and get those skills that are required in the new profession you are planning to switch to. It’s not necessary that you have to go back to school for further education, you can sign up at different distance education or certification courses and develop new skills.

Gather volunteer experience

For learning new skills working voluntarily will give you enough experience. By this you can learn new skills and also know the secrets of the trade. It can prepare you in the best way for career change.

Rebrand yourself and reach people

When you are ready for the career switch, you should start informing people about the transition you are about to go through. Update your professional accounts with your newly acquired skills and experience and start looking for jobs in the new industry. You can even reach to your friends or family members who are in the current industry. They may provide you information about vacancies at different concerns.

Thus, you are ready for the transition. Be confident and know that if you try hard you can achieve anything in life. Work hard and be passionate about what you are doing. If you had done your homework properly earlier you can surely land your dream job.

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When you are at your 50s or 60s it’s high time that you start planning for your pension. Even this is the time when you are actually earning the most but still it’s time to make it more. so, what can be done in order to give your career a boost, especially when you have already spend about half of the years of your career working. It’s time that you look for the next gig that will give you and boost in career.

Look for side gigs that will increase your income

Apart from looking for better job opportunities, you can start looking for side income. it will ensure that you are getting something extra along with your present income. You can get what you need and from the extra income you can save something for your future.

This is true that at 50 it is not easy to start, but if you are motivated enough you can easily try out new avenues, create network and make them work for you. However, while looking for side income sources you must ensure that they will not create any problem with your present workplace and you can earn from both the sources.

Look for better job opportunities

This is truth that the more you get up the career ladder, you get fewer opportunities. This is because every organization runs its management on the basis of pyramid, where there are more people at the base of pyramid and less people at the top. So, when you are upon the pyramid it is natural that the openings are less and the competition is more or less same that you had faced at the start of career.

Thus, when you are looking for better opportunity after 50, it is essential that you start looking at your own network. You can get reliable information about opening in different places and according to that.

Moreover, there are sector where demand for experienced workforce is high and that is a good place where you can start looking for the next gig. Many developing concerns and organizations require expertise to counsel a specific part of their job. If you can get such opportunities, you can easily start the work and by sharing your expertise you will not only be able to earn something extra but get satisfaction of sharing those things that you have acquired over the years.

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It may be a nightmare for you and many others to go to an interview without preparation. When you get the call for an interview, the first thing that you do is select the outfit that you will wear during the interview. You must as it is said that first impression is last impression. Then you may go through the online sites for reading the general questions that are asked during the interview. You may even visit the site of the concern so that you know about them before appearing in front of them.

Even after all this on the day of interview you find that your heart is racing as if it has participated in Need for Speed and your palms are sweating! But should things be like that? No, if you remember the following regarding preparing and facing an interview.

Tips during the preparation stage

Before discussing the tips, lets divide the interview into stages, like before the interview, during the interview and of course after the interview.

During your preparation stage do complete research and make sure that you have taken care of things so that you do not look unprofessional there. Remember that preparation is the key to success.

Tips for the interview itself

While you enter the interview room, be confident. Have faith on what you have learned and make sure that your confidence reflects in your eyes. You should try to tighten all the loose ends. Even when you find that you are not getting something be frank and let them know with a smile on your face. A smile can change a lot of things. Listen to the questions properly before answering them and be sure of what you are asking.

 Tips about possible questions during the interview

It is not possible for you or anyone else to guess what the interviewer will ask. However, once started they will proceed with questions as per the answers given by you.so, prepare your answers in such way that you can expect that the next question will be something like this. If you are asked about your weaknesses make point that you share your weakness in such way that it reflects like your strength.

Tips of things to-do after an interview

Oh! The interview is over! Although your mind may be thinking this do not let this appear on your face. Say thanks to the interviewer and let them believe that you are really interested in the position. Be optimistic and you may get a call that “you are hired”

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If you expect that things around will be stable for ever, then you are wrong. Nothing is stable and this is same for your job too! Many times to bring back energy in your life you may need to change careers and that is important. There are many opportunities out there to look for your career all that is needed from you is right decision at the right time.

Look for career that will give you most satisfaction

Once you have taken the decision of career change, enquire yourself that whether it is for more income generation or for getting mental satisfaction? There are many instances where CEOs and big B’s of companies have agreed to huge pay cuts so that they can work on organic farming! This is because you may not get the desired life that you wish to have in your present job. You may be getting a big paycheck at the end of month but that is not satisfying your inner desire.

Examine the reason for career change

As already mentioned, it is important that you enquire yourself about the reason why you are planning for a career change? Is it because you are looking for better income opportunities or you are not satisfied with the type of job you are doing. Your career just not fulfills your professional needs but also ensures that you are satisfied with life. So when you are looking for a change in career it is important that you think of the reason and then choose a suitable career option for yourself. You may not get this opportunity again in life!

Try to move up rather than moving out

There are very few lucky people working out there who are enjoying what they are doing. And if you are among them then think of getting up the ladder. If you are looking for change then you must be doing it for better income, (at least when you are enjoying your job). Try to educate yourself more in the field you are working and you can get better opportunities. The more you know and work it out with your experience, the more will be your prosperity at workplace and more satisfied you will be at the day end.

Get professional advice

While changing career it is always better to get advice from people who have already done it earlier. Their experience will help you take the right decision and you can understand whether what you are thinking is right or wrong.

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Deena Pierott is a nationally recognized entrepreneur and public speaker. She’s the “Idea Wizard” behind Mosaic Blueprint and the White House honored STEM+C+A youth program iUrban Teen.

 

 

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Curly Hair IllustrationIn your life you will some time come up at a time when you will look for encore career. Now, what is this encore career all about?

In nutshell, it is your new stage in working and earning that you do after retirement or after reaching an age of say about 50 or more. You may be thinking that why should you work after retirement? You will work for yourself, to make yourself realize that you are still young enough to take up challenges.

So, why are waiting stand up and roll your sleeves so that you can make the most of your encore career. However, while choosing this career many people make some mistakes that may lead some problems for them. You should be very careful and avoid the below mentioned mistakes while choosing the encore career.

Mistake #1: Not following your heart desire

Earlier when you had chosen your career was it something that you loved or was it something that will make your bank balance fatter after each month? About 80% people will say that the latter is correct. They never had time to find out what their heart wanted. All that they were doing then was following where their head was taking them to!

Now, the situation is different and it is time when you look inside yourself to make sure that what you really want? Just follow what it says and you will find that you have got the energy of work that you didn’t had even during your twenties.

Mistake #2: Designing Your Career based on your present life

Again the question arises that whether you are taking up something as your encore career based on your present life or looking for what your heart says. You may have been CEO of an organization but you love farms and growing vegetables there. Follow what your heart says and start your own farm where you can grow organic vegetables. You never know you may become the best chain that sells organic vegetables!

So, do not let your present life decide what will you do, but let your desire take the decision and lead you to your desired destination.

Mistake #3: Ignoring Your Values

Never ever do that. You had been ignoring your values all through your work life; now that it’s time to enjoy work the way you like, chase your dreams. If you were good at something then try that out, you may still have the skills to excel in it.

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4 Things to Do After an Interview

Posted by | February 14, 2016 | Mosaic Blog

Curly Hair IllustrationSo, you are relieved that the interview is over! And you are satisfied that you were able to answer most of the questions confidently and are looking forward to the day when you will get the call from the interviewer. However, before that there are certain things that you must do in order to keep the impression created by you during the interview intact.

Write a thank-you note immediately

You must have collected the business cards of the interviewers. For following up about the interview, the best way is of course sending then emails within 24 hours of the interview stating that you are best choice for the position.

You may also email them thanking them for their kind gesture and let them know how keen you are in getting the position. Now a days many people do not send hand written notes, but you can do that and that will make you different from other candidates present at the interview.

Connect online

When you have business card in your hand, it is obvious that you may try to connect with them online, but do so judiciously. Interfering too much may seem that you are stalking them and this will create negative impact.

Like if you find that any interviewer has more than 500 connections in LinkedIn, then you may send them an invitation. However, when you find that someone has fewer connections, do not send them invitations as they may like to get connected only with chosen few. You may be poking your nose and this may be disturbing for the interviewer.

Continue to follow up

If you find that you are not getting response after quite a while then follow up. If you get answer that it will take some time to take the final decision, do not stop following up. However, while you follow-up; make sure that you are ready with some topic to discuss and just not calling and asking about the position!

Keep notes

While you are looking for job or change you must not be attending interview at one place. So, it’s important that you keep proper track of the job openings that you are pursuing. You should keep notes of the resume sent and the contacts made. You must make note of your impression about the workplace, some important things that you discussed. All these will help you a lot when you look for information.

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Curly Hair IllustrationWe all need help every now and then on acing an interview, could be a business pitch and an actual job interview. Sharing some great tips via Time magazine..Enjoy.

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