Get a Diploma or Certificate In Your Desired Career Field To Increase Your Self-Confidence

Get a Diploma or Certificate In Your Desired Career Field To Increase Your Self-Confidence

 Increase Your Self-Confidence – Today we have a guest post from Tamara M. Williams, an EzineArticles Platinum Level Expert Author. She publishes articles on various topics. Visit her profile page on EzineArticles to learn more.

When you study a new or advanced topic in an area of interest you increase your knowledge and skills. It is possible to study without earning an online diploma or certificate. However, having one makes it easier for you to increase your list of accomplishments and increase your self-confidence. This shows your commitment and dedication to yourself and your career. In addition, it adds a great boost to your self-confidence. This furthers your personal and career development and increases your level of success in life.

E-Learning Providers

There are many blog posts, eBooks, webinars, training videos and a lot of other content on various career fields. These are easy to use and help you to quickly learn the topic that you have an interest in. However, an online course provides a more structured approach. By using them, you learn a wider variety of information in one convenient place. Some e-learning providers are universalclass.com, coursera.org, udemy.com and alison.com. They offer courses such as Social Media Marketing, Customer Service, Project Management, and Workplace Safety and Health.

Benefits of Online Courses

There are many benefits when taking online courses. Courses can last from a few weeks up to a few months, so you can choose one based on your free time. Some courses are self-paced which offers flexibility. Others are instructor-led which offers more guidance. They are also more convenient because you can get access to the materials 24/7s. Plus, you can communicate with the instructor and other students for help or to offer suggestions. It takes time and commitment to study, but doing so opens the way for career advancement.

Increase Your Self-Confidence

A certificate or diploma increases your list of accomplishments which builds your self-confidence.  Yourdictionary.com defines self-confidence as “a person’s belief or trust in their own ability”. Self-confidence increases your determination to take on new or challenging projects at work. You feel encouraged to ask for a promotion or apply for a new job or step into a new career field. It helps you to acknowledge mistakes or failures and learn from them. It allows you take more risks to meet your career goals. Therefore, getting qualifications in your career field increases your belief in yourself to succeed.

Completing online diplomas or certificates will help you learn valuable information and skills on various topics for your career field. This adds to your accomplishments and increases your self-confidence. Self-confidence will help you advance in your existing or new career, which will increase your level of success in life.

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7 Thoughts About Finding Your Passion In Life

7 Thoughts About Finding Your Passion In Life

by Dick Bolle on the CAREEREALISM website

1. “Passion” is a very broad word. Each of us chooses to define as we will.

It may vary from “work that gets me excited” to “this is why I believe I was placed on this earth.” When we are talking with someone about this subject, each of us may think we know what the other means. But often we are wrong. If we use it, we need to define what we mean by it.

2. “My passion” is related to, and dependent upon, self-knowledge.

Show teenagers, for example, a list of possible careers, and ask them which ones they feel any passion for, and they are liable to answer “None.” Come to that same person ten or fifteen years later, and they have gained in knowledge of the world of work. More importantly they have gained in knowledge of themselves.

Now they know, from experience, exactly what they like or don’t like. We, who are trying to help, may speed up that process by asking them to do a self-inventory. At any age. Typically, they will want a template for doing such an inventory.

3. “Passion” has seven parts to it.

The most helpful self-inventories always turn out to be those that correspond to the parts of a job. That is to say, every job has seven parts to it: it requires certain skills (do), certain knowledge (know), certain goals (reach), certain people environments (surround), certain working conditions (enable), certain locations (find), and a certain level of responsibility (chart).

Read more at http://www.careerealism.com/finding-passion-life/#j02Br7AMtvCXemzA.99

Finding Your Passion In Life – 7 Thought

Finding Your Passion In Life -7 Thoughts

by Dick Bolles on the CAREEREALISM website

1. “Passion” is a very broad word. Each of us chooses to define as we will.

It may vary from “work that gets me excited” to “this is why I believe I was placed on this earth.” When we are talking with someone about this subject, each of us may think we know what the other means. But often we are wrong. If we use it, we need to define what we mean by it.

2. “My passion” is related to, and dependent upon, self-knowledge.

Show teenagers, for example, a list of possible careers, and ask them which ones they feel any passion for, and they are liable to answer “None.” Come to that same person ten or fifteen years later, and they have gained in knowledge of the world of work. More importantly they have gained in knowledge of themselves.

Now they know, from experience, exactly what they like or don’t like. We, who are trying to help, may speed up that process by asking them to do a self-inventory. At any age. Typically, they will want a template for doing such an inventory.

3. “Passion” has seven parts to it.

The most helpful self-inventories always turn out to be those that correspond to the parts of a job. That is to say, every job has seven parts to it: it requires certain skills (do), certain knowledge (know), certain goals (reach), certain people environments (surround), certain working conditions (enable), certain locations (find), and a certain level of responsibility (chart).

Read more at http://www.careerealism.com/finding-passion-life/#j02Br7AMtvCXemzA.99

What is your special gift?

What is your special gift?

What is your special gift? If I ask you that question, what is the first thing that comes into your mind and how do you feel?

You’d be surprised how many people experience a feeling of panic and struggle to give an answer.

For some of us, if course, the answer is simple; “Oh, I’m a painter,” “I’m a writer” or, for example, I’m a musician.”

It seems to be a question that is easier to answer if you belong to the Arts or to one of the long-established professions. For the rest of us, it can be a bit of a challenge.

But, of course, the reality is that there will be something you do better than most of those around you. And it can something very different to what other people expect.

It took me a long time to work what it was I did! I found out eventually though. One day the penny dropped that my success came from solving other people’s problems. I made a reputation at work for being a trouble-shooter.  It wasn’t always pleasant but I could do it and, working in a large complex organization, it was a valuable talent to have.

I suppose it was that talent that drew me later to consultancy and then on to coaching. I call on the same gift but now use it to a facilitate others solving their own problems.

So, what is your special gift??

When you think back over your career, what is it that has brought you most success?

Spend some time thinking about that question. I suspect you will find recurring themes. If you do, that is good!  You should now be able to answer my first question.

If you don’t find the answer quickly, keep working, your special thing is in there somewhere – you just need to find your own personal treasure.

I hope you are having the most wonderful week.

Warm regards
Wendy
wendymason@wisewolfcoaching.com
http://wisewolfcoaching.com

Personal development – what is your special gift?

Personal development – what is your special gift?

Personal development – how would you answer the question what is your special gift? What is the first thing that comes into your mind and how do you feel?

You’d be surprised how many people experience a feeling of panic and struggle to give an answer.

For some of us, if course, the answer is simple; “Oh, I’m a painter,” “I’m a writer” or, for example, I’m a musician.”

It seems to be a question that is easier to answer if you belong to the Arts or to one of the long-established professions. For the rest of us, it can be a bit of a challenge.

But, of course, the reality is that there will be something you do better than most of those around you. And it can something very different to what other people expect.

It took me a long time to work what it was I did! I found out eventually though. One day the penny dropped that my success came from solving other people’s problems. I made a reputation at work for being a trouble-shooter.  It wasn’t always pleasant but I could do it and, working in a large complex organization, it was a valuable talent to have.

I suppose it was that talent that drew me later to consultancy and then on to coaching. I call on the same gift but now use it to a facilitate others solving their own problems.

So, now what is your gift?

When you think back over your career, what is it that has brought you most success?

Spend some time thinking about that question. I suspect you will find recurring themes. If you do, that is good!  You should now be able to answer my first question.

If you don’t find the answer quickly, keep working, your special thing is in there somewhere – you just need to find your own personal treasure.

Wendy Smith is a career consultant, life coach and business coach with depth of experience in management, coaching and personal development. That experience means she is equally at home helping clients find a new career direction, starting-up new businesses or dealing with life’s more challenging personal issues. You can contact her at wendy@wisewolfcoaching.com

Wendy has written a little eBook on how to get on with your boss and a book on job search – you can find her books on Amazon at this link

         

Career Development – Are You Holding Yourself Back?

Career Development – Are You Holding Yourself Back?

When it comes to meeting your full potential, how are you doing?  Are you as successful as you would like to be? No? Well lots of us unintentionally get in our own way.

There are lots of ways you could be blocking your own ability to succeed. Here are some questions to consider.;

  1. Are you overemphasizing your personal goals and position at the expense of your work group and your organization? Protecting your own position can limit your ability to take a wider view or to gain from group success. This approach is particularly limiting if your aspiration is to lead
  2. Are you obsessed with your personal image? Apart from alienating others, this can mean you avoid taking the risks necessary to achieve success.  Yes, you do need to protect your “personal brand” but not the point where it stops you talking a risk that might lead to a good opportunity. Be aware of the impact your personal brand, and how you protect it, is having on those about you.
  3. Do you see the competition as the enemy?  Hmm, that means you are not building the kind of alliances that might support you in the future.  Remember the old adage about keeping “enemies” close.  All well and good, but how about finding the common interest!
  4. Do you go it alone instead of looking for, and accepting, support and advice? At no stage in your career are you likely to know all you need to know. At no stage are you likely to be able to do it all alone.  Learn early to ask for, and accept, help gracefully and learn how to give in return
  5. Do you fear of failure?  Most winners have many years of the experience of being losers.  The trick is not to win every race but to learn from each failure and have the confidence to start again. How good at that are you?

So we’ve talked about being prepared to accept advice and help.  Here is an offer!  I’m a career coach and if you need my help, my contact details are below.

Wendy is the The Career Coach – helping you to find fresh perspectives on your Job Search and Career. She helps you work towards your goals and aspirations, in a way that fits in with both work and home life. Email her at wendymason@wisewolfcoaching.com,  find her on Skype at wendymason14, or call +44 (0) 2081239146 (02081239146 for UK callers) or +1 262 317 9016 if you are in the US.

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Wendy Mason is the Happiness Coach and author of a new novel, The Wolf Project.  Wendy is a life and career coach and writer. She is passionate about helping people find happiness at work and at home! To find out more email 

wendymason@wisewolfcoaching.com, find her on Skype at wendymason14, or call +44 (0) 2081239146 (02081239146 for UK callers) or +1 262 317 9016 if you are in the US.  

A free trial/consultation allows you to give phone coaching a real trial without any financial risk. And remember there are great benefits to be achieved from coaching by phone or Skype.

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Advance Your Career

Advance Your Career

Advance Your Career – Today we have a guest post from Frank Anderson who is a contributing writer and full-time graduate student. He works for the HR department at a small law firm and enjoys mentoring new employees and helping them advance their careers.

Three Keys to Career Advancement

How did the boss become the boss? How can you make a similar move? Advancing your career can sometimes seem like a mysterious endeavor. Some people skyrocket up the corporate ladder, while others remain on the lower rungs for decades. Although there are many complex factors that go into career advancement in different industries, there are three overall keys that play a big part in receiving that big promotion.

The Three Keys of Advancement

Whether you long to find employment at a new company or advance with your current employer, these keys will serve you well throughout your professional life.

  1. Education Education is crucial to advancement in most industries. Even if it is not a requirement, continuing your education after beginning your career illustrates you are dedicated to developing yourself. For example, if you are looking to get into management, consider beginning to pursue an online masters degree in management. When the position becomes available and you submit your application, the hiring manager will notice that you received your degree while employed. This indicates you are truly dedicated to your career and this new position.
  2. Sincerity Being sincere in the workplace involves a number of things. Perhaps most importantly, it means always putting forward your best efforts. If you are assigned a project you don’t particularly enjoy, complete it cheerfully and to the best of your ability. Sincerity also means considering carefully any criticism or feedback you receive in the workplace. It’s easy to blame bosses or coworkers for making work unpleasant; however, look carefully and with sincerity at why you are uncomfortable. Perhaps the problem is coming from within you? Treating your job with commitment and sincerity will be noticed by your superiors and make you a more attractive candidate for a promotion.
  3. Define Advancement“Career advancement” can mean a number of different things to a business professional. It’s crucial you take some time to understand what this phrase means to you. Does it mean working for a certain department? Earning a certain salary? Once you have defined this term, you can then be single-minded in your approach. For example, if advancement means entering the human resources department, you might think about making a sincere effort to earn your human resources masters degree online. This will directly prepare you to advance your career by meeting the education requirements necessary for this department.

Additional Ways to Advance Your Career

  • Networking, Online and OffNetworking at conventions and other gatherings of business professionals has long been a good way to advance your career. It can help you find new clients, suppliers and even a new career. In recent years, online social networking has become very popular and useful. Participate in professional social networks like LinkedIn to further expand your job prospects.
  • Perception What image do you convey to senior management? The people who decide your next promotion probably already have a perception of you. Unfortunately, this perception may not always be based on factual information. You need to be viewed as someone who goes above and beyond the norm. Could you be the employee who shows up early and leaves late? And make sure, any project with your name on it is completed on time and with excellence.
  • ExposureIn an ideal world, advancing your career would depend solely on merit and qualifications; however, in the real world, it also depends on who you know and what they think of you. Having quality exposure to those a few rungs above you on the corporate ladder can be extremely helpful when it comes to the time to take your next few steps. Volunteer to attend meetings, ask to go to on management training courses and do whatever you can to make yourself known to senior management.

You Can Advance Your Career

Unfortunately, there is no set-in-stone formula for advancing your career. It will take a combination of the three keys above and the additional tips to truly advance your career; however, with hard work, you can reach the level that allows you to use your full potential.

About the Author: Frank Anderson is a contributing writer and full-time graduate student. He works for the HR department at a small law firm and enjoys mentoring new employees and helping them advance their careers.

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Three Keys to Career Advancement

Today we have a guest post from Frank Anderson who is a contributing writer and full-time graduate student. He works for the HR department at a small law firm and enjoys mentoring new employees and helping them advance their careers.

Three Keys to Career Advancement

How did the boss become the boss? How can you make a similar move? Advancing your career can sometimes seem like a mysterious endeavor. Some people skyrocket up the corporate ladder, while others remain on the lower rungs for decades. Although there are many complex factors that go into career advancement in different industries, there are three overall keys that play a big part in receiving that big promotion.

The Three Keys of Advancement

Whether you long to find employment at a new company or advance with your current employer, these keys will serve you well throughout your professional life.

  1. Education Education is crucial to advancement in most industries. Even if it is not a requirement, continuing your education after beginning your career illustrates you are dedicated to developing yourself. For example, if you are looking to get into management, consider beginning to pursue an online masters degree in management. When the position becomes available and you submit your application, the hiring manager will notice that you received your degree while employed. This indicates you are truly dedicated to your career and this new position.
  2. Sincerity Being sincere in the workplace involves a number of things. Perhaps most importantly, it means always putting forward your best efforts. If you are assigned a project you don’t particularly enjoy, complete it cheerfully and to the best of your ability. Sincerity also means considering carefully any criticism or feedback you receive in the workplace. It’s easy to blame bosses or coworkers for making work unpleasant; however, look carefully and with sincerity at why you are uncomfortable. Perhaps the problem is coming from within you? Treating your job with commitment and sincerity will be noticed by your superiors and make you a more attractive candidate for a promotion.
  3. Define Advancement“Career advancement” can mean a number of different things to a business professional. It’s crucial you take some time to understand what this phrase means to you. Does it mean working for a certain department? Earning a certain salary? Once you have defined this term, you can then be single-minded in your approach. For example, if advancement means entering the human resources department, you might think about making a sincere effort to earn your human resources masters degree online. This will directly prepare you to advance your career by meeting the education requirements necessary for this department.

Additional Ways to Advance Your Career

  • Networking, Online and OffNetworking at conventions and other gatherings of business professionals has long been a good way to advance your career. It can help you find new clients, suppliers and even a new career. In recent years, online social networking has become very popular and useful. Participate in professional social networks like LinkedIn to further expand your job prospects.
  • Perception What image do you convey to senior management? The people who decide your next promotion probably already have a perception of you. Unfortunately, this perception may not always be based on factual information. You need to be viewed as someone who goes above and beyond the norm. Could you be the employee who shows up early and leaves late? And make sure, any project with your name on it is completed on time and with excellence.
  • ExposureIn an ideal world, advancing your career would depend solely on merit and qualifications; however, in the real world, it also depends on who you know and what they think of you. Having quality exposure to those a few rungs above you on the corporate ladder can be extremely helpful when it comes to the time to take your next few steps. Volunteer to attend meetings, ask to go to on management training courses and do whatever you can to make yourself known to senior management.

You Can Advance Your Career

Unfortunately, there is no set-in-stone formula for advancing your career. It will take a combination of the three keys above and the additional tips to truly advance your career; however, with hard work, you can reach the level that allows you to use your full potential.

About the Author: Frank Anderson is a contributing writer and full-time graduate student. He works for the HR department at a small law firm and enjoys mentoring new employees and helping them advance their careers.

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Wendy Smith, Career, life and Business Coach
Wendy Smith, Principal Coach, WiseWolf Life and Career Coaching

Wendy Smith is a career consultant, life coach and business coach with depth of experience in organisational development, management, coaching and personal development. That experience means she is equally at home helping clients find a new career direction, starting-up new businesses or dealing with life’s more challenging personal issues. You can contact her at wendy@wisewolfcoaching.com

Wendy has written a little eBook on how to get on with your boss and a book on job search – you can find all her books on Amazon at this link