Disposition and Success

What does dispositions have to do with reaching success? Definition of Disposition Disposition means the positive or negative way a person views the world. In contrast, your character is determined by your inner moral values, and your personality reflects what you’re like as an individual. An animal with an excellent disposition is friendly towards people. If you are cheerful, you’re often said to have a sunny disposition. Disposition can also mean “getting rid of something,” so cleaning your room might involve the disposition of empty pizza boxes and soda cans. Dispositions and careers Whether you are a teacher, stockbroker, manager/leader or a sales clerk your disposition and those you interact with is important, it can set the tone for the day or the outcome of the project. One’s disposition/collaboration can make or break one’s success. A teacher needs to be aware of all the students and their different personalities and dispositions as well as his/her own disposition. Are they in the position merely for money and summer off or is their real interest in molding and teaching students to be the best they can be by being encouraging. Teachers are in the position of power to develop our future leaders. In the business, world leaders mobilize and work with others to achieve a common goal. They don’t merely set the goals but work with the lower echelon to identify the needs and develop a common purpose. Job competency is important, but it can be learned and have others in your command that can get the work done. The three critical disposition traits of a leader are influence, initiative, and...

Who Are You Really?

Who are you really? Who are you really? What happened to that child, teenager or adult that was full of hopes and dreams? As I read an article about writing instructing writers to, “write from your passionate self.” My Passionate Self? My passionate self, I croaked.  It begs to answer the question Who Am I really? or my “Authentic Self.” Finding our “Center.” That place where we know what we love or what we hate. We guard and keep our true wishes and desires hidden in a vault. Never to come out. Never to be discussed with anyone. What Happened to the Real Me? Who am I really? I asked myself, why and when did this happen? The answer is partly in the family environment we lived in as a child. Perhaps you were one of the lucky ones who was raised in a loving, caring and supportive family. Or maybe your family tended to be antagonistic, and you worried about punishment or ridicule. Perhaps you came from a large family, and you were lost in the shuffle and ignored. We’ve heard of stories about generations of doctors and lawyers, did they really want to be in that profession or did they follow because that is the choice made to please some one else? We want to be accepted and loved for who we are and because of that, we don’t become who we really want to be because we fear rejection, disapproval, isolation and we find it easier to conform rather than fight. Resulting in hiding who we really are. We hide our true selves for so long...

What Can A Coach Do For You?

The job market can be quite competitive. Sometimes an outside opinion can help direct you in times of doubt or need for motivation. A career coach can work one on one for those pursuing a new job or career, supervising everything from building a resume to training for job interviews. Selecting the right coach is everything if you want that perfect job and for the long-term success of your future. What can a coach do for you? * A coach can give you expert career advice: Before you start job searching, you might want to check to see if you’re heading in the right direction. In a nutshell…your career coach is your liaison between where you’re at now and where you want to be. Helping you achieve long-term career goals, a career coach will help you determine a plan of action. * Brushing up on your resume: A career coach won’t write your resume for you, but they will take a look at it and give you advise on how to polish it. A career coach will also introduce you to the right connection which can improve your chances of achieving your goals. * Give you networking tips: You will be competing with many others wanting your dream job…take advantage of a career coach so you can directly connect with hiring managers and business leaders. Your competitors will seek connections through social networks with limited success. A career coach can present a variety of networking opportunities to give you a jump start. You’ll also learn techniques to use your existing connections to get an introduction to the people who...

Do You Really Need a Career Coach?

So you’re skeptical about seeing a career coach? Maybe you’re thinking you shouldn’t have to pay someone to help guide you while you’re searching for that dream job. Here’s what you should know: Career coaches can provide insight into the workplace, as many come from backgrounds in HR or top-level management where they are all too familiar with how things are done. While working with career coaches, can cover a plethora of topics, not just how to land that perfect job. They’re knowledgeable in advice about developing your existing career or position, give you feedback on career and job concerns. A coach can also give you advice on how to start your own business, how to present yourself during an interview and more. Career coaches are able provide palpable counsel in areas of career management as well. Do you need a career coach? The answer to this question of course is up to you. There are people who have successful careers without ever having to hire a career coach. You need to ask yourself if you have it altogether. It might be in your best interest to think about hiring a career coach, especially if it means you getting the job you’ve been wanting. While you may not want to shell out the money to pay for the services of a career coach, remember this is your future and landing the right job could make or break...

Looking for Jobs with no luck?

According to researchers, unemployed people could have amplified levels of the stress hormone cortisol, and perhaps even an oxygen imbalance in cells due to worrying? All this which could affect telomere length and add years to your life, making you look older. Have you been searching job sites with no results? Perhaps it’s time you step up to your game. Here’s how: * Take advantage of social media: Connect with companies using Twitter by following general recruiters who may post job openings. Tweeting an educated observation at targeted people in your industry—a remark on the present state of your given industry or a response to a question they asked—can get you noticed. * Pay it forward: Volunteer work can mean flexibility, worldliness, and work ethic to employers. Make notes on your resume regarding skills and accomplishments you gained from your experiences. If you’re volunteering raising money for a volunteer group an employer may find this appealing as it demonstrates your ability to grow a company * It’s all about asking just the right questions: Once you get that interview, stand out by asking, “What are your major business issues?” Companies are all about solving their problems—not yours. If you show concern in overcoming a business obstacle, you’ll certainly impress your future boss. This will help convince this company why they need you, and not the other person sitting in the lobby waiting for his turn. A career coach can help you in other areas where you are...

Thinking of Becoming a Career Coach?

So you’re thinking of becoming a career coach? What is your motivation behind this career choice? Here are some suggestions to help you in your journey if you have the passion and drive to help people in this area of expertise. * Get some experience: If you are interested in helping others choose their career, working with clients will help you hone your own skills. Perhaps getting an entry-level job in a career services, or a workforce development setting would be a good start. Think about working in an environment where the staff believes in professional development and have results of helping people find significant careers. * Professional Development is a must: There’s always a learning curve when you begin working in a new field. Embarking into a profession where you are responsible for encouraging people with your expertise requires you to be equipped to learn. The job field is constantly evolving, so it’s important to keep yourself educated by reading up on things. Perhaps joining a career development organization and acquainting yourself with other industry professionals is a good idea. Networking with other industry professionals can provide more credibility. There are real benefits of joining organizations and earning certifications. No matter what field you choose you’ll need to push yourself so you can improve your skills. Certifications can be pricey- many organizations offer them. Do your homework to make sure the organizations offering the certifications are up to date. Another factor to consider- certifications don’t necessarily mean that you aren’t capable of doing your...