Remote Job Search Sites

I added four work from home job sites to my website and they are interesting.

Remote Job Search Sites

www.remote.co - lists work at home jobs.

www.SkipTheDrive.com - devoted to full and part-time telecommuting jobs.

www.WeWorkRemotely.com - includes programming, sales and other telecommuting jobs

www.WorkingNomads.co - lists tech, management, marketing and other jobs.

Book recommendation: WEIRD IN A WORLD THAT IS NOT by Jennifer Romolini

I was asked by TLC Book Tours to preview WEIRD IN A WORLD THAT’S NOT by Jennifer Romolini and given full permission to dislike it.  I have slogged through many career books and disagreed with many parts of them.  This one I enjoyed and agreed with 99.9999% of it.  If you are a young career woman, you should read this book.  It is an engaging and valuable read.  Jennifer might think she is weird (and perhaps she had a weird start) but she is a good human being with real values and she is a terrific writer.  By sharing her missteps, she generously shares how to get a start in the work world, how to manage, how to live, how to be.

She preaches without sounding preachy being authentic and kind to oneself.  Her message is positive, life affirming.  She begins with helping you find out what do you want to do when you grow up, proceeds to resumes, interviewing, handling rejection, networking, how to get out of your own way at work, how to be the employee who is hard to fire, how to tolerate a difficult work environment (FYI, sometimes, it just is), how to ask for a raise and how and when to quit.  She next moves to how to be a Boss, a good Boss, after sharing an example of when she wasn’t one.  You will laugh while learning as she covers all that you need to know to kick off your career.

Thanks to TLC Book Tours for providing a copy for my review.  The opinion is all my own.

SOME LESSONS LEARNED FROM THE OLYMPICS--ENVISION SUCCESS, NOT FAILURE

We are once again in the midst of the Olympics.    I can’t imagine doing any of the routines which is perhaps one reason I am not able to do so.  (However, age and lack of athletic talent might also play a part.)  This topic does tie into job search in that we need to see ourselves as successful.  We humans probably spend more time berating ourselves for mistakes we make than we do in visualizing success. 

Olympic athletes go over their routines not just in practice but also mentally numerous times.  They envision success, not failure.

Of course, to be successful we must have and then practice the necessary skills.  After that we need to get out of our own way, let go of fear and envision success

One way to visualize overall success is to write a letter (does not need to be sent) to someone you admire as if it were one year from today.  The letter recipient can be a friend, fictional character in a book, someone in the past, your future self.  In that letter, outline all the good things that have happened to you during the year and how happy you feel.  Be very specific about the successes and your emotions around this success.  Really feel the power of this. 

To visualize success in interviewing, visualize yourself walking into the interview room, confidently answering questions, asking questions, ending the interview.

Another suggestion is to change your definition of success until you land.  In some events it is announced that a competitor had beaten his/her prior personal best.  I like this as a measurement because everyone can do it, not just those who win medals.  So I suggest to you that you strive to beat your personal best in number of networking calls, resumes sent out, comfort level at interviewing.  If you set the bar at increasing your ability rather than winning the job, you will see yourself as successful, which then, with the right opportunity, your practice and feelings of comfort will end up in your winning the job you want.

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