So, you’ve decided to quit your job.
You’ve done all the research, carefully weighed your options, and have accepted a new job offer (nearly 32% of Americans are actively looking for a new job at one time).
Fingers crossed, you’re hoping it’s the job of your dreams. Congratulations!
Ten years ago, would you have guessed that gluten-free crackers, salty savory chocolates, and popped potato chips would be popular and successful products?
Probably not. After all, who in the world thought those things would actually sell?
Rachel Hofstetter, a former Food Editor for O, the Oprah Magazine, wanted to know the stories behind such ventures – the wins, and the mistakes involved along the way.
You spend the majority of your waking hours at work. So you want to feel good about your job on some level.
Maybe you enjoy the tasks you perform, or really like the people you work with. You might even feel like you’re making a contribution to the world every day.
But there may come a time when you decide to search for something entirely different. And maybe you’ll be 40+ years old when you do it.
Are you about to quit your job?
Or maybe you’re just dreaming about quitting your job?
Well, data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that over 2 million people in the United States quit their jobs each month.
Even if you’re enthused about your job overall, chances are you can easily find a few things to complain about.
An annoying co-worker? Outdated equipment you wish they’d replace? Maybe you have an especially uncomfortable chair.
There’s always something.
What’s at your neighborhood gym?
Treadmills, free weights, Zumba classes.
And Trainers who provide guidance on nutrition, fitness, and….careers?
A few months after graduating from college, I thought I’d try my hand at making a little bit of money on the side by writing online.
I was trying to make the jump from sales to marketing, and some of the skills I needed to demonstrate were written communication and search engine optimization.
So I started writing articles for eHow and was very successful at optimizing a few of them to bring in some residual income, but it wasn’t anything I could quit my day job over.
His Seattle Seahawks are showing an impressive 10-1 record so far this season, and it’s clear that Coach Pete Carroll can lead a team to victory.
But Carroll also knows a bit about managing a successful career, despite – or perhaps because of – experiencing some hiccups along the way.
He’s faced multiple firings, a few “demotions”, and massive opposition from fans along the way.
That’s a loaded – and heavy – word, isn’t it?
Life can be all about making the right ones. Of course, what turns out to be ‘right’ often becomes clear only in hindsight.
Did you know there’s one thing you could do right now that would give you a leg up over 93% of the professionals you’re competing with for jobs, promotions, and opportunities?
That little thing you’re wondering about is a personal website.
Forbes reported, “56% of all hiring managers are more impressed by a candidate’s personal website than any other personal branding tool—however, only 7% of job seekers actually have a personal website.”