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  • Is Temp Work Right For You?
    by Carole Kanchier - May 13, 2019
    Meg hasn't held a steady job for a year, and she likes it that way. She works as a contract worker, writing and editing technical service manuals for a Silicon Valley firm. She's happy to be one of the thousands of temporary workers in North America. Today, people have many employment choices, including temp work. Temporary services are booming. Temp employment can be a source of flexible, fulfilling work that ca...
  • Are You Stressed At Work?
    by Carole Kanchier - May 6, 2019
    Do you feel powerless about aspects of your job? Do you feel unappreciated? Overworked? Are you always tired, irritable? Do you lack enthusiasm? Think of quitting? If so, you may be experiencing job stress. Stress is not necessarily a bad thing. It’s a problem when you feel so overwhelmed by work demands that normal coping strategies don’t work. Studies report that anywhere from 70 to 80 percent of North...
  • Myths and Realities of Effective Career Decision Making
    by Carole Kanchier - April 29, 2019
    Have you ever noticed that chance happenings, unplanned events, often determine your life career decisions? A cancelled appointment, a spontaneous trip, are unplanned events that may lead to unexpected life career directions. A satisfying career is attained by making the most of new, unforeseen experiences, and creating your desired course. Below are common career decision making myths. To advance your career, challen...
  • Use Mind Power to Attain Desired Goals
    by Carole Kanchier - April 22, 2019
    Can we create our own reality? Can thoughts, meditation, visualization, faith and intentions help us achieve desired career goals? Research suggests that our mind can influence our physical reality. When the body is in peak condition and the trained mind is completely focused, an individual can achieve the extraordinary. Athletes, who do mental training along with actual practice, show greater improvement than those...
  • Boost Adaptability and Flexibility
    by Carole Kanchier - April 15, 2019
    To succeed in our continuously changing world we must embrace new ideas and technologies, and strengthen Quester traits such as adaptability and flexibility described in Questers Dare to Change Your Job and Life https://www.amazon.com/Questers-Dare-Change-Your-Life/dp/1508408963 Adaptability and flexibility have meanings which are broadly the same but not identical. Adaptable indicates long-term changes; flexible suggest...
  • Risk: In the Eye of the Beholder
    by Carole Kanchier - April 8, 2019
    Are you a risk taker? If you said no, think again. You may be more of a risk taker than you think. Dan works as a sales clerk to support his fledgling acting career. Before that he taught school, following 11 years as a computer programmer. You may perceive Dan to be a risk taker having left two positions which had good security and pay. But Dan doesn't see himself as a risk taker. For Dan, risk involves physical ac...
  • Spring - A Time for New Career Beginnings
    by Carole Kanchier - April 1, 2019
    The signs of spring are everywhere. Flowers and trees are blooming and the days are longer, brighter and warmer. Our emotions are lifted by the extra light and warmth. We become open to change. Spring is a time for renewal and rebirth. Most cultural traditions across the globe, celebrate spring or the rise of the vernal equinox as a time of new beginnings. March 21 in the Northern Hemisphere marks the first day of spring...
  • Common Job Search Mistakes
    by Carole Kanchier - March 25, 2019
    Andy was disappointed to learn he didn’t get the position he wanted. Have you ever been passed over for a desired job? Do you know why? Applicants don’t get jobs because they lack required job skills. Poor people chemistry, partisan politics and certain interview behaviors are other reasons. Do you demonstrate behaviors that 'turn off' employers? Do you make any of the following mistakes during job interviews...
  • Be a Quester: Adapt a New Attitude to Succeed
    by Carole Kanchier - March 18, 2019
    Who are Questers? What personality traits enable them to succeed? What gives them inspiration and courage to pursue causes important to them? Could you do the same? Are you a Quester? Take the Quester Quiz: http://www.questersdaretochange.com/services-2/quester-quiz/ Questers, who have been around for centuries, represent all ages and backgrounds. They’re not perfect, but possess many characteristics need...
  • The Power of Positive Self Talk
    by Carole Kanchier - March 11, 2019
    “If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavours to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with success unexpected in common hours.” Henry David Thoreau. Self talk can boost you up or take you down. Athletes use positive self-talk to reach their personal bests. Some people use negative self-talk to justify the ruts they find themselves in. Mike and Eugene are exampl...