Quote of the day: DON’T STOP WHAT YOU’RE DOING!

Ever thought about not going after your career goals? 🙋🏾‍♀️When it comes to your career you can’t stop what you’re doing. In fact, I had many people tell me I couldn’t accomplish certain things just for me to go out and accomplish it anyway. 🌸😋Take for an example when you swipe right you probably thought what is this image? Well I wasn’t a strong writer and even worse I wanted to work in Public Relations after college. 📇

Well I knew I needed to improve on this skill and then I had the thought that maybe I should become a freelance writer back when i just graduated. I built essentially a spreadsheet of all the editors and contacts at various publications asking if I could contribute. A few answered and then it happened. I certainly had many no’s and some changed my wordings.

But it taught me that anything is possible and to keep doing what I am doing. If you want to get practice by doing a certain job or you want to have a certain role – to others it may seem like you shouldn’t do it but to the right person…Don’t stop and Don’t Stop What You’re Doing! 😀 great motivation song that I loved! I found this when I redid my office and am thinking of blowing it up as a reminder to what I went through back then!

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Gummies to Aid My Daily Health Routine for 30 Days

I kind of enjoy the whole unboxing experience when you receive shipment in the mail.

But this delivery was from @tamijames_who is a great life coach helping me get re-centered and focus on my exercise during this 30 day challenge. She is also my former coworker ha!

She actually sent me a goodie package ahead of the vitamin gummies I was expecting to receive.

On top of that within the 0 day challenge are a set of guiding task to follow, like not eating dairy and meditating.

I think I have narrowed down what I will do and one of them is meditating. It has been so helpful for me because I used to do it but now I am trying to make it an important activity before work each day.

Launching Step to Your Next Career

Now, this look I absolutely love because it’s a reminder that you have to show up willing to look the part to occupy your dream job.

In case you hadn’t seen the post – here’s 3 style options to wear to an interview.

If you were to live in clutter it has a natural effect to hamper your ability to think and focus. But when your space is clear and clean much like your appearance it does wonder to your overall attitude and character.

So, if you are headed to a meeting or interview where the need to impress is a must, lighten up and dress your best. And remember the moment you walk out the door is your next step to a career changing moment.

Book Review: The Pay Off Can Take Years, But Great Dreams Require Hard-work & Constant Nourishment

I believe in following your passion, heck that is what I am doing. It doesn’t come easy, certainly never does for me.

But what is even more inspiring is hearing Jeff Kinney’s story, the author of Diary of a Wimpy Kid.

He loved drawing and wanted to ultimately have his character published. And every time he would take on other jobs or careers they only became a distraction for his true calling.

It’s a Friday Workday – Ugh Isn’t this a Holiday Weekend?

Now I am kidding about this one although my grandma called and said, Hey are you guys coming to visit for the holiday…I said, grandma I don’t have Friday off, lol.

Well, here it is Friday. All I can think about is the weekend and how nice it is and I wish I could just hang around outside enjoying the weather instead of being stuck indoors at work.

BrittanyKnows Career: My Work Mug Shot

There’s good and bad days at work.

But when you can have fun and enjoy laughter with more than just yourself it is a good feeling and sometimes needs recognition.

We turned a bit of a friction about a project into something lighthearted, hence my mugshot.

Career Talk: 5 Quick Tips to Prep for An Interview & Land That Job!

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No matter where you are in your career: college student, grad, professional you might find these tips to be helpful in knowing how you should prepare for an interview so you close the deal.

Tip #1: Hardcover Binder

It’s important to avoid clutter and clumsiness by simply having a hardcover resume binder to bring with you to contain all your important sales sheet of who you are: portfolio, resume and of course you need to have a notepad. In case they mention thing that are important that you would like to bring up or find helpful in negotiating or knowing what your tasks will be. The more you learn during the interview the more you can either brush up on some of those skills you weren’t aware of or sharpen your readiness.

Tip #2: Bring Copies of Resumes

Not every manager is the same. Some are prepared and others aren’t. I also think it depends on the severity of the position, how crucial is it for them to fill the role to cover a pressing need. So no matter what bring some just in case o that you can also help them be better prepared in knowing what questions to ask. At the end of the day you want to rack up as many “oh, nice” moments as possible to close the deal.

Tip #3: Practice in the Mirror

Seems silly but if you don’t you will never know how you come across to others. Your smile, level of enthusiasm, your body language all play a factor with what they will analyze when asking you question. So its best to be prepared and not let off any signs that you don’t know or are uninterested.

Tip #4: Have Questions Prepared to Ask

It’s touch knowing what to ask others during the interview when you feel they have told you the complete story from beginning to end. So, what to do? Well, this is where researching comes in handy prior to interviewing. Figure out the mot recent news – sometime it will be relevant other time they won’t really no much of what is going on depending on their job function. Bu you can always ask, Why did you decide to work here. I will have more examples in a different post.

Tip #5: Have a Firm Handshake

Most people do and some don’t. The rule is when you have a firm handshake it sends a better message about who you are otherwise it can come across as this person is uninterested, maybe afraid even if you go in with a weak handshake.

BONUS!!

Tip #6: Visit LinkedIn

If you are not use to it I advise you to do so. Because this is a sure way to know the following:

  1. Who will I be speaking with?
  2. Do they have a similar background as mine?
  3. What is their area of focus?
    1. Knowing this could determine the questions they may ask you
  4. Where did they go to school?
    1. You should always see if you went to the same school or know the same people to have a good ice breaker moment. Connection is alway key and of course selling on your ability to do the job.

BrittanyKnows Career: Remember One’s Name & You Own Them

Such a beautiful flower that sprouted finally this morning and Getting There is helping my mental seeds do the same.

I am really enjoying this book so far. I actually heard about it while reading The Wall Street Journal on my phone and traveled miles in hopes of receiving a hard copy, but nothing was available. I bought the audio book instead while I wait for the hard copy to come in the mail.

You’re Not Dead Yet: So Stop Living As If You Are!

How many of you have watched the movie Beaches with Bette Midler?

I have….many times with my mom.

In case you are not familiar, it is about two best friends who were thick as thieves but later have to come to terms with separating because one of them became sick and will leave her daughter behind for the other friend to raise because she is dying.

Where’s My Air Time? Dressing for An Interview to Land that Dream Job!

I remember when I was in high school I always put my best foot forward, regarding my attire for an interview. Plus my mom made sure of it, lol. I knew the culture was to dress very formal and appear executive-like. Well, it certainly helped over the years because I remember later on hearing awful stories of people appearing at an interview like they were at a beach or didn’t bother to wear the appropriate jacket.

Here’s the thing, you want to set the mood, the tone of the conversation. But if your appearance gives the impression you don’t care, well, how do you think the rest of the interview will go?