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Tips for Work and Life with Andrew LaCivita

English, Finance, 1 season, 207 episodes, 3 days, 38 minutes
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Career coach and award-winning author Andrew LaCivita shares insights on leading a rewarding career and fulfilled life.
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LinkedIn Tips for Job Seekers That Attract Recruiters | An Inside Look

Do you wish your LinkedIn inbox was flooded with messages from recruiters fawning all over you? Would you settle for a few each week? Seeing nothing? Well, you need to know what drives them to you. I might not know how to get the YouTube algorithm to send people my way, but I do know how recruiters filter their LinkedIn searches. I know that because we had corporate and executive recruiters show us their dashboards and walk us through their processes as we built our latest rendition of the milewalk Academy® LinkedIn Workshop. I also know what job seekers can do to get those filters to choose them and that’s what I’m sharing today. If you'd like to build a great career and lead a rewarding life, check out some of these other places where I share my teachings: 1. Check out the milewalk Academy, my coaching and training site, for freemiums and premiums. 2. I have hundreds of educational and inspirational videos on my YouTube Channel. 3. Grab any of my three books related to interviewing, hiring, and goal setting. All can be found on my Amazon Author Page. 4. Follow me on Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter (X), TikTok, Threads, and Facebook. 5. Stay in touch with me in your email inbox by joining my newsletter here! --Andy
6/11/202423 minutes, 4 seconds
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The #1 Strategy to Find Your Job Faster

Feel like your resume is vanishing into a black hole when you apply for jobs? You're not alone. Most job seekers experience the deafening silence of applicant trashing systems that seem to swallow resumes whole. But what if I told you there's a better way? It’s not just another job search strategy. It’s a revolution in how you connect with potential employers. Let’s get you in control of this process. Let’s get you to bypass the frustrating barriers of ATS’s, AI’s, and so on. Let’s make real, human connections that get your resume noticed—and responded to. After all, as the Andyism goes, companies don’t hire people. People hire people. Let’s get you to say goodbye to the silence and hello to responses—from actual people!  If you'd like to build a great career and lead a rewarding life, check out some of these other places where I share my teachings: 1. Check out the milewalk Academy, my coaching and training site, for freemiums and premiums. 2. I have hundreds of educational and inspirational videos on my YouTube Channel. 3. Grab any of my three books related to interviewing, hiring, and goal setting. All can be found on my Amazon Author Page. 4. Follow me on Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter (X), TikTok, Threads, and Facebook. 5. Stay in touch with me in your email inbox by joining my newsletter here! --Andy
6/4/20247 minutes, 7 seconds
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The Job Interview Formula Guaranteed to Get You Hired

Today, you get a podcast on The Job Interview Formula Guaranteed to Get You Hired (CAAR). It’s titled that because, well, it’s an actual formula, which, if you use it, I pinky swear, you’ll get hired. It literally, IMHO, is one of, if not, THE, very best podcasts I’ve created on how to answer questions—like ANY question—in a job interview. I cover the emotional and feelings aspect of it. I cover the step-by-step tactics. And encore with a very-detailed example to drive it home so it registers with zero distortion! Where might I learn something like this? Well, I coach, individually, approximately 500 people each year. Every year. Most of whom need interview coaching from me. To boot, I’ve been studying interviewing since 2004 as an executive recruiter. That’s excluding the week-long behavioral interview coaching and roleplaying I endured way back in 1990. (1-9-9-0 just so you know that what’s a typo.) You’ll also need to disregard all the hiring I did up until 2004. Even so, I’m confident that leaves me with enough experience based on whatever’s left over. Did I mention I wrote a book on this? Can we agree I’ve had lots of practice? Good! Now, enjoy… If you'd like to build a great career and lead a rewarding life, check out some of these other places where I share my teachings: 1. Check out the milewalk Academy, my coaching and training site, for freemiums and premiums. 2. I have hundreds of educational and inspirational videos on my YouTube Channel. 3. Grab any of my three books related to interviewing, hiring, and goal setting. All can be found on my Amazon Author Page. 4. Follow me on Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter (X), TikTok, Threads, and Facebook. 5. Stay in touch with me in your email inbox by joining my newsletter here! --Andy
5/30/202442 minutes, 9 seconds
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AI's Impact on Employers and Job Seekers in the Hiring Process

Is it détente or mutual destruction? I’m not sure, but AI will change the game for employers and employees, especially in the hiring process. Someone asked me a few weeks ago about my thoughts on the recent Wall Street Journal article titled You’re Fighting AI with AI: Bots Are Breaking the Hiring Process. Here’s what I had to say. I hope, as always, it positions YOU best to succeed! If you'd like to build a great career and lead a rewarding life, check out some of these other places where I share my teachings: 1. Check out the milewalk Academy, my coaching and training site, for freemiums and premiums. 2. I have hundreds of educational and inspirational videos on my YouTube Channel. 3. Grab any of my three books related to interviewing, hiring, and goal setting. All can be found on my Amazon Author Page. 4. Follow me on Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter (X), TikTok, Threads, and Facebook. 5. Stay in touch with me in your email inbox by joining my newsletter here! --Andy
5/28/20244 minutes, 54 seconds
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Make This One Change in Your Job Search to Get Hired Faster and Paid More

Here’s a line straight out of The Zebra Code… “Always remember, your success, in anything, will have more to do with where you place your attention than your ability.” There are no truer words when it comes to your job search. Most people think their history matters. (Not really.) Others think their skills matter. (Not if you keep talking about them.) Others, the even sillier ones, think keywords matter. (Dear Lordy.) Let’s talk philosophy today. Some tactics too. Let’s toss in a dash of focus. Energy. With a splash of metaphysics. Dang. How ‘bout I just whip you up a three-courser of a job search, interview, and salary negotiation. Your table is ready… If you'd like to build a great career and lead a rewarding life, check out some of these other places where I share my teachings: 1. Check out the milewalk Academy, my coaching and training site, for freemiums and premiums. 2. I have hundreds of educational and inspirational videos on my YouTube Channel. 3. Grab any of my three books related to interviewing, hiring, and goal setting. All can be found on my Amazon Author Page. 4. Follow me on Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter (X), TikTok, Threads, and Facebook. 5. Stay in touch with me in your email inbox by joining my newsletter here! --Andy
5/21/20248 minutes, 16 seconds
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What Every Job Seeker Needs to Know About Negotiating Salary

Are you getting paid what you’re worth? That was actually a trick question because there’s absolutely no way for you to know exactly what you’re worth. You’re worth is dependent on what someone else is willing to pay for you at this exact moment in time. You are like a stock, a house, or anything else whose value is determined by someone else’s desires, needs, challenges, and other factors which you know very little about. Even though your daily worth is a mystery, there are ways to determine what a potential employer feels you are worth—today. Wouldn’t you know it? I have a video to help you better understand how to discover this. Inside, you’ll hear me say funny stuff like, “Salary negotiation is not a transactional event. You do not win a salary negotiation. What you do… is from the time you send a cover letter and a resume or apply online or boss hunt […] from that moment with everything you do and everything you say and everything you don’t do and everything you don’t say until the time you counter their job offer […] that’s the negotiation.” Gimme 17 minutes and 43 seconds of your life. It’ll be worth it. Pun totally intended. If you'd like to build a great career and lead a rewarding life, check out some of these other places where I share my teachings: 1. Check out the milewalk Academy, my coaching and training site, for freemiums and premiums. 2. I have hundreds of educational and inspirational videos on my YouTube Channel. 3. Grab any of my three books related to interviewing, hiring, and goal setting. All can be found on my Amazon Author Page. 4. Follow me on Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter (X), TikTok, Threads, and Facebook. 5. Stay in touch with me in your email inbox by joining my newsletter here! --Andy
5/7/202417 minutes, 44 seconds
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7 Must-Know LinkedIn Tips That Get You Noticed

If you don’t have recruiters and hiring officials and other important people in-boxing you on a daily basis, this podcast is for you! Checkout 7 Must-Know LinkedIn Tips That Get You Noticed to get yourself the right profile and professional brand that attracts employers and recruiters and potential colleagues! If you'd like to build a great career and lead a rewarding life, check out some of these other places where I share my teachings: 1. Check out the milewalk Academy, my coaching and training site, for freemiums and premiums. 2. I have hundreds of educational and inspirational videos on my YouTube Channel. 3. Grab any of my three books related to interviewing, hiring, and goal setting. All can be found on my Amazon Author Page. 4. Follow me on Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter (X), TikTok, Threads, and Facebook. 5. Stay in touch with me in your email inbox by joining my newsletter here! --Andy
5/1/202425 minutes, 17 seconds
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4 Essential Assets Every Job Seeker Must Have

Coming to you today with a wonderful podcast on 4 essentials assets every job seeker must have. I’m continuing my discussion from Friday’s podcast when I covered how AI will affect the 2024 job market. I want you to be prepared for everything! Now, when it comes to the assets, you have a resume don’t you? That’s one of the four, but the least important of them all. In today’s podcast, you’ll learn what these assets are and how to develop and maintain the two most critical ones so you can—at any time—prove your true value to any employer! If you'd like to build a great career and lead a rewarding life, check out some of these other places where I share my teachings! 1. Check out the milewalk Academy, my coaching and training site, for freemiums and premiums. 2. I have hundreds of educational and inspirational videos on my YouTube Channel. 3. Grab any of my three books related to interviewing, hiring, and goal setting. All can be found on my Amazon Author Page. 4. Follow me on Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter (X), TikTok, Threads, and Facebook. 5. Stay in touch with me in your email inbox by joining my newsletter here! --Andy
4/21/202458 minutes, 35 seconds
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How AI Will Impact the 2024 Job Market

Enjoy this podcast on How AI Will Affect the 2024 Job Market. Run time = 10:18. It’s intense. And awesome. While I claim I cannot predict the future, I do have this incredible knack for seeing around corners. If you'd like to build a great career and lead a rewarding life, check out some of these other places where I share my teachings: 1. Check out the milewalk Academy, my coaching and training site, for freemiums and premiums. 2. I have hundreds of educational and inspirational videos on my YouTube Channel. 3. Grab any of my three books related to interviewing, hiring, and goal setting. All can be found on my Amazon Author Page. 4. Follow me on Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter (X), TikTok, Threads, and Facebook. 5. Stay in touch with me in your email inbox by joining my newsletter here! --Andy
4/19/202410 minutes, 18 seconds
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You Don't Need Talent to Master Skills (Plus 3 Shocking Secrets About)

I want to thank you for reading this line. I know if you just did, you must have some level of faith in me as your coach. Or, at a minimum, think I have something to offer to help you improve your career. So, again, thank for that and your attention in general. Today, I want to share some powerful perspectives with you. I genuinely believe, if you want to live a successful life, it requires no skills and no talents, but it does require some other ingredients. Join me to learn what they are and how you can achieve mastery of anything you want. If you'd like to build a great career and lead a rewarding life, check out some of these other places where I share my teachings: 1. Check out the milewalk Academy, my coaching and training site, for freemiums and premiums. 2. I have hundreds of educational and inspirational videos on my YouTube Channel. 3. Grab any of my three books related to interviewing, hiring, and goal setting. All can be found on my Amazon Author Page. 4. Follow me on Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter (X), TikTok, Threads, and Facebook. 5. Stay in touch with me in your email inbox by joining my newsletter here! --Andy
4/16/202416 minutes, 3 seconds
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The Insider's Guide to Startup Equity in Job Offer Negotiations

I get this one a lot. "Coach, I’m getting stock [or RSUs, ISOs, PIUs, Phantom, etc. etc.] as part of my compensation package.  How do I value this? How do I gauge what the right amount is?" FYI…that’s Restricted Stock Units, Incentive Stock Options, Profit Interest Units, Phantom Stock (yes, it’s a thing) and several other variations of stock-ish type compensation. Well, like just about everything everybody ever asks me, this comes down to a number of considerations and what’s important to you. There is no cookie-cutter formula however, I’m never at a loss for ways to help you consider your options (see what I did right there?). Join me today for What to Know About Startup Equity When Negotiating Your Job Offer! If you'd like to build a great career and lead a rewarding life, check out some of these other places where I share my teachings: 1. Check out the milewalk Academy, my coaching and training site, for freemiums and premiums. 2. I have hundreds of educational and inspirational videos on my YouTube Channel. 3. Grab any of my three books related to interviewing, hiring, and goal setting. All can be found on my Amazon Author Page. 4. Follow me on Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter (X), TikTok, Threads, and Facebook. 5. Stay in touch with me in your email inbox by joining my newsletter here! --Andy
4/9/20246 minutes, 14 seconds
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Turn "You're Overqualified" into "You're Hired!"

Today, I’m running through the “You’re overqualified,” scenario which, unfortunately, all-too-many job seekers hear. I mean, if they think this, why are they even talking to you? It’s a veiled concern about your fit or salary or whatever. We all know it. But, does that mean we need to throw in the towel? You know I’m all about the art of the possible… If you'd like to build a great career and lead a rewarding life, check out some of these other places where I share my teachings: 1. Check out the milewalk Academy, my coaching and training site, for freemiums and premiums. 2. I have hundreds of educational and inspirational videos on my YouTube Channel. 3. Grab any of my three books related to interviewing, hiring, and goal setting. All can be found on my Amazon Author Page. 4. Follow me on Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter (X), TikTok, Threads, and Facebook. 5. Stay in touch with me in your email inbox by joining my newsletter here! --Andy
4/2/202417 minutes, 9 seconds
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10 Proven Career Boosters for Succeeding in 2024

Coming at you today with a full-on lesson on career-building moves. 10 of them. This is an Andy-filled-smorgasbord of tips, tactics, strategies, and other not-easily-classifiable magic tricks to help you get ahead, stay ahead, and basically enjoy your career and life. It’s not a shorty. It’s not a shorty because no short cut ever gave you what you deserved in life. But these 52 minutes and 28 seconds will change your life. I mean, assuming you take them in and assimilate them into your day-in and day-out routines. Watching the video is free. Attaining your goals is not. It requires payment in the form of sweat. Time to start beading… If you'd like to build a great career and lead a rewarding life, check out some of these other places where I share my teachings: 1. Check out the milewalk Academy, my coaching and training site, for freemiums and premiums. 2. I have hundreds of educational and inspirational videos on my YouTube Channel. 3. Grab any of my three books related to interviewing, hiring, and goal setting. All can be found on my Amazon Author Page. 4. Follow me on Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter (X), TikTok, Threads, and Facebook. 5. Stay in touch with me in your email inbox by joining my newsletter here! --Andy
3/26/202452 minutes, 28 seconds
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6 Very Difficult Job Interview Questions Answered

Every week, I meet individually with 15-18 people to help them with their job searches, interviews, and salary negotiations. Inevitably, I get questions such as… “Coach, I had this interview. The recruiter talked the entire time. Didn’t ask me a single question. What should I have done?” “Andy, the interviewer started the interview with ‘What questions do you have for me?’ and I wasn’t sure what to do! Why would they do that?” “How should I answer a question like, ‘Why shouldn’t we hire you?’” You get the idea. Stomach turning. No more. Let’s put these and other odd situations to bed once and for all! If you'd like to build a great career and lead a rewarding life, check out some of these other places where I share my teachings: 1. Check out the milewalk Academy, my coaching and training site, for freemiums and premiums. 2. I have hundreds of educational and inspirational videos on my YouTube Channel. 3. Grab any of my three books related to interviewing, hiring, and goal setting. All can be found on my Amazon Author Page. 4. Follow me on Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter (X), TikTok, Threads, and Facebook. 5. Stay in touch with me in your email inbox by joining my newsletter here! --Andy
3/12/202426 minutes, 42 seconds
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How to Prevent Burnout and Fatigue When Achieving Big Goals

Many want it. The good life. The few. They want the great life. The rest. What’s left. You guessed it. They pursue heights so high most people dismiss them as unattainable. Whichever group you’re in, I know you’ll eventually pursue some personal Mount Everest. You know the one I’m talking about. The one that, somewhere along the climb, makes you question your choices. Whether it’s a project that takes a week that seems like “the longest week ever” or 20 years to pursue your life’s dream, you’re gonna encounter the “B” word. If you haven’t encountered the B word, you’re probably settling. Ouch. True. Burnout happens. Ask anyone who’s pursued a worthy dream. Burnout especially happens during the month of March. Why March? Seems like such a nice month, doesn’t it? People generally set lofty goals during January. (Fairly obvi.) Some quit before the month is over. Some make it until February before they throw in the towel. If you’re still hanging on in March… You guessed it. Fatigue sets in. Andy Sunshine is here to tell you, “No shortcut ever gave you what you deserved nor ever will.” The long and worthy road is filled with a few…”Hang on. I gotta catch my breaths.” I want to help you make sure you get what you deserve, so I’m giving you a bit of my formula on how I manage to “enjoy the doing” during the lengthy pursuits of my biggest goals. Just in time to save you from the March burnout. Let’s roll. And keep rolling… If you'd like to build a great career and lead a rewarding life, check out some of these other places where I share my teachings: 1. Check out the milewalk Academy, my coaching and training site, for freemiums and premiums. 2. I have hundreds of educational and inspirational videos on my YouTube Channel. 3. Grab any of my three books related to interviewing, hiring, and goal setting. All can be found on my Amazon Author Page. 4. Follow me on Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter (X), TikTok, Threads, and Facebook. 5. Stay in touch with me in your email inbox by joining my newsletter here! --Andy
3/5/20247 minutes, 59 seconds
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How You Write Your Resume Changes the Questions the Interviewer Asks You!

Today, I’m dropping one of those podcasts that was impossible to title properly to encapsulate the full impact of the resume writing and interviewing tips and the relationship between the two. It teaches how your résumé affects what questions a job interviewer will ask you. You’ll also be able to immediately detect, based on the questions the interviewer is asking, whether you’re crushing it or digging yourself out of a hole. Of course, if you listen, you’ll be able to avoid that entire “hole” thing altogether. So much goodness in less than six minutes! If you'd like to build a great career and lead a rewarding life, check out some of these other places where I share my teachings: 1. Check out the milewalk Academy, my coaching and training site, for freemiums and premiums. 2. I have hundreds of educational and inspirational videos on my YouTube Channel. 3. Grab any of my three books related to interviewing, hiring, and goal setting. All can be found on my Amazon Author Page. 4. Follow me on Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter (X), TikTok, Threads, and Facebook. 5. Stay in touch with me in your email inbox by joining my newsletter here! --Andy
2/27/20245 minutes, 55 seconds
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How to Build Your Career Development Plan Step by Step

I spent every single day between December 3rd, 2022 and May 30th, 2023 working on something that really matters me—writing a book that’ll help you achieve a level of career attainment and satisfaction that matches your abilities. Of course, you didn’t know I was doing that. And, you won’t be able to hold my little beauty until August 6, 2024. (You can, however, pre-order it here!) Even so, that doesn’t mean we can’t do some sneak previewing between now and then. See, my two least favorite words in any language are “unrealized potential.” It literally hurt me to type them. The sad fact is most people (at least most I’ve ever met) spend their entire careers in jobs well below their talent level. Might you be? Why do you think this is? My opinion is “professional growth” is a maze. Honestly. Have you ever felt lost, unsure of which skills to prioritize, or how to chart your career path effectively? These are common challenges many people face, resulting in unrealized potential (ouch, again) and missed opportunities. In our professional, that is, post-academic world, traditional guidance is scarce and we’re left to figure it out on our own. It’s helpful to have an experienced professor-like mentor who comes equipped with a structured syllabus of the most-impactful professional skills and sequenced lessons to help you navigate the intricacies of career development. One that can help you craft and implement your personalized, effective, strategic career growth plan. (This would be moi if that wasn’t obvi.) Pause for a second. Humor me. Can you imagine a future where your career aligns perfectly with your abilities? One where you consistently achieve success and satisfaction? Like virtually everything in our world today, it’s only a click away… If you'd like to build a great career and lead a rewarding life, check out some of these other places where I share my teachings: 1. Check out the milewalk Academy, my coaching and training site, for freemiums and premiums. 2. I have hundreds of educational and inspirational videos on my YouTube Channel. 3. Grab any of my three books related to interviewing, hiring, and goal setting. All can be found on my Amazon Author Page. 4. Follow me on Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter (X), TikTok, Threads, and Facebook. 5. Stay in touch with me in your email inbox by joining my newsletter here! --Andy
2/13/20241 hour, 7 minutes, 28 seconds
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5 Best Steps to Prepare for Any Job Interview

Do you get exhausted trying to think about every question a job interviewer could ask? And preparing your interview responses? And trying to remember everything? Only to clam up or forget or sound like a robot? There is a better way… To make your interview stories powerful. To reduce your prep time. To not forgetting. I’ve got THE 5 steps I’d take. This 20-minute podcast will save you hours of agony not to mention poor interview performances. Once you listen to this, you’ll wonder why you didn’t think of doing it this way! If you'd like to build a great career and lead a rewarding life, check out some of these other places where I share my teachings: 1. Check out the milewalk Academy, my coaching and training site, for freemiums and premiums. 2. I have hundreds of educational and inspirational videos on my YouTube Channel. 3. Grab any of my three books related to interviewing, hiring, and goal setting. All can be found on my Amazon Author Page. 4. Follow me on Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter (X), TikTok, Threads, and Facebook. 5. Stay in touch with me in your email inbox by joining my newsletter here! --Andy
2/6/202420 minutes, 4 seconds
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5 Tips to Achieve Your Goals in 2024

It’s still January, which means technically I’m trending if I talk about goal setting. Are you achieving yours? Goals that is? I’m not really a goal-setter per se, as much as I strive to be an accomplish-er. And, I guess now that I’ve written that previous sentence and am too lazy to go back and change it, I’ll just correct it here... I have never arrived as much as I am always “on arrival.” I don’t really accomplish, as much as I enjoy. The joy is in the doing I like to say. Sure, I touchdown from time to time. Some might misconstrue my pitstops as accomplishments. But I strive to live in a state of progression. Nothing is ever the destination. Even so, if you’re interested in my tactics to climb the ladder of life, just like most things these days, it’s a click away… If you'd like to build a great career and lead a rewarding life, check out some of these other places where I share my teachings: 1. Check out the milewalk Academy, my coaching and training site, for freemiums and premiums. 2. I have hundreds of educational and inspirational videos on my YouTube Channel. 3. Grab any of my three books related to interviewing, hiring, and goal setting. All can be found on my Amazon Author Page. 4. Follow me on Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter (X), TikTok, Threads, and Facebook. 5. Stay in touch with me in your email inbox by joining my newsletter here! --Andy
1/30/202434 minutes, 26 seconds
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How to Read Job Descriptions to Win the Interview

Today, I’m decoding job descriptions. If you’re wondering what that entails, that’s me doing some Andy x-ray vision and taking a run at predicting the future (interview, salary negotiation, etc.) simply by seeing a job description. I can even go backwards with what your resume should say. I’m an all-directions kinda guy that way. This is one of those podcasts where it might be helpful to see the visuals. If you’re interested, it’s also here on my YouTube Channel! If you'd like to build a great career and lead a rewarding life, check out some of these other places where I share my teachings: 1. Check out the milewalk Academy, my coaching and training site, for freemiums and premiums. 2. I have hundreds of educational and inspirational videos on my YouTube Channel. 3. Grab any of my three books related to interviewing, hiring, and goal setting. All can be found on my Amazon Author Page. 4. Follow me on Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter (X), TikTok, Threads, and Facebook. 5. Stay in touch with me in your email inbox by joining my newsletter here! --Andy
1/25/202440 minutes, 39 seconds
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8 Ways to Show Your Value as an Employee

Today, we’re talking how to prove your value to employers. Easiest way to do that is to show them how you can help them achieve their goals. To do that, you need to know what their goals are. Good news for you is I’m old and wise and have lots of employer tread on my tires. Serving it up today. If you'd like to build a great career and lead a rewarding life, check out some of these other places where I share my teachings: 1. Check out the milewalk Academy, my coaching and training site, for freemiums and premiums. 2. I have hundreds of educational and inspirational videos on my YouTube Channel. 3. Grab any of my three books related to interviewing, hiring, and goal setting. All can be found on my Amazon Author Page. 4. Follow me on Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter (X), TikTok, Threads, and Facebook. 5. Stay in touch with me in your email inbox by joining my newsletter here! --Andy
1/15/202444 minutes, 5 seconds
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Job Titles Explained and How They Affect Your Application

Lemme ask ya. Is there anything more confusing than job titles when it comes to job searching and your career planning? I think not. Have you ever wondered… Do job titles matter? Does anyone care? How do I explain my title when no one outside my company knows what system engineer III means? Should I apply for lower-level titles to increase my chances of getting a job? Can I apply to higher level jobs when I’m qualified but my title doesn’t indicate that? Uh. Wait. Do I need to explain to future job interviewers that I had more responsibility in this manager role than my previous director role? Coverage and answers to all this in today’s podcast… If you'd like to build a great career and lead a rewarding life, check out some of these other places where I share my teachings: 1. Check out the milewalk Academy, my coaching and training site, for freemiums and premiums. 2. I have hundreds of educational and inspirational videos on my YouTube Channel. 3. Grab any of my three books related to interviewing, hiring, and goal setting. All can be found on my Amazon Author Page. 4. Follow me on Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter (X), TikTok, Threads, and Facebook. 5. Stay in touch with me in your email inbox by joining my newsletter here! --Andy
1/9/202434 minutes, 34 seconds
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5 Tips for a Faster Job Search in 2024!

Happy New Year! Let’s start the New Year with a BANG! Shall we? Full-fledged job search podcast today. 5 major tips (which actually means 18 tips by Andy math) on how to ramp up your job search results in 2024! I’m covering a major doozy from what I consider to be the 5 big phases on an effective search. Inside, I hit getting your requirements in order, resume stuff, actual job searching, interviewing, and negotiation. Took me 45:32 to get that all in. So, pour the coffee or cocktail depending on whether it’s 5 AM or 5 PM by you, and enjoy the show! If you'd like to build a great career and lead a rewarding life, check out some of these other places where I share my teachings: 1. Check out the milewalk Academy, my coaching and training site, for freemiums and premiums. 2. I have hundreds of educational and inspirational videos on my YouTube Channel. 3. Grab any of my three books related to interviewing, hiring, and goal setting. All can be found on my Amazon Author Page. 4. Follow me on Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter (X), TikTok, Threads, and Facebook. 5. Stay in touch with me in your email inbox by joining my newsletter here! --Andy
1/2/202445 minutes, 32 seconds
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Job Search Obstacles Preventing You From Success

Happy Tuesday. You know what makes me sad? Podcast video titles. Lemme tell ya why. I have a podcast for you today. It’s a beauty (I think). I needed to attach a title to it because that’s a law in podcastland. I really wish I had unlimited characters and could give you a full brief about what’s in store for you when you click that link. The title I chose was Job Search Obstacles Preventing You from Success. It is accurate. Technically. What I share is an obstacle that prevents you from getting everything you want out of your job search. What I really wanted to title it was… Andy’s Surefire Method to Show You How Awesome You Are and How Much Meaning Your Life Has and How If You Look at the World This Way You Will Never Have a Sad Day for the Rest of Your Life. That’s really what the video is about. Yes, I have a fabulous story about job searching and Susan and how I transformed her interpretation of an assignment she had developing a spreadsheet. To her, she thought her work activity sounded mundane. To me, it sounded like she did something important that helped (literally) thousands of music artists get accurately paid (literally again) millions of dollars they were not properly receiving on time or at all. Not to be fussy, but I liked my interpretation a wee bit better. Maybe you walk through life this way…thinking you don’t matter much? Or, thinking what you do doesn’t matter much? Here, please try on my sweet rose-colored glasses so you can see what I see… If you'd like to build a great career and lead a rewarding life, check out some of these other places where I share my teachings: 1. Check out the milewalk Academy, my coaching and training site, for freemiums and premiums. 2. I have hundreds of educational and inspirational videos on my YouTube Channel. 3. Grab any of my three books related to interviewing, hiring, and goal setting. All can be found on my Amazon Author Page. 4. Follow me on Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter (X), TikTok, Threads, and Facebook. 5. Stay in touch with me in your email inbox by joining my newsletter here! --Andy
12/19/20239 minutes, 31 seconds
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Remember This to Overcome Hesitation During Your Job Search

“An object in motion is easier to redirect than a stationary one.” I’m sure I made up that quote sometime in my teens during one of my endless semesters of physics. I’m sure I’m not the first person to have that thought. I’m also sure it’s the end of the year. That means many job-seekers are either tired of searching or hesitating or reluctant to get moving until the new year. I just can’t have that, so I want to continue my little run of job-search-motivation to help with your momentum. Today, I’m serving up an analogy from my life to help you get charged, maintain your focus, not worry about the future, and a bunch of other really cool messages I managed to stuff into 309 seconds. For the rest of your life, remember… When you’re doing something, focus on the shout. When you’re reflecting, focus on the echo. When you make a mistake, make it an error of commission not omission. And, for the love of all that is holy, whenever you’re not sure, hit the damn send button and sort it out later. It’s really the “sorting” you’re working for… If you'd like to build a great career and lead a rewarding life, check out some of these other places where I share my teachings: 1. Check out the milewalk Academy, my coaching and training site, for freemiums and premiums. 2. I have hundreds of educational and inspirational videos on my YouTube Channel. 3. Grab any of my three books related to interviewing, hiring, and goal setting. All can be found on my Amazon Author Page. 4. Follow me on Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter (X), TikTok, Threads, and Facebook. 5. Stay in touch with me in your email inbox by joining my newsletter here! --Andy
12/12/20235 minutes, 10 seconds
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Burned Out from Job Searching? Try This!

I know job searching stinks. But, it’s a gift. You don’t need to agree with me at this moment. I know, however, someday, you will look back and know exactly why it had to happen THAT way. Until you know the answer to that previous statement, I have something to tide you over. It’s a life lesson, job searching, and a bunch of other things all rolled into 8 minutes and 6 seconds—all aimed at helping you avoid fatigue and gain the benefits from this experience. The process I’m sharing with you today changed my life. It helps me to enjoy every single day. I hope it’s magical for you too… If you'd like to build a great career and lead a rewarding life, check out some of these other places where I share my teachings: 1. Check out the milewalk Academy, my coaching and training site, for freemiums and premiums. 2. I have hundreds of educational and inspirational videos on my YouTube Channel. 3. Grab any of my three books related to interviewing, hiring, and goal setting. All can be found on my Amazon Author Page. 4. Follow me on Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter (X), TikTok, Threads, and Facebook. 5. Stay in touch with me in your email inbox by joining my newsletter here! --Andy
12/5/20238 minutes, 6 seconds
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3 Tips to Get a Pay Raise

Money today. Inside, I’ve got a sweet video on the economic state of affairs and 3 glorious tips on how to get a pay raise. You can use these with your current employer or new employer. I’m not partial. I just care about you getting lots of dinero. I cover how to assess your future value based on your current trajectory, picking up additional responsibilities, and taking on new initiatives. It’s your basic smorgasbord of dollars, cents, euros, yen, reals, pesos, pounds, francs, or whatever your currency happens to be! Think of me with every automatic deposit of your paycheck… If you'd like to build a great career and lead a rewarding life, check out some of these other places where I share my teachings: 1. Check out the milewalk Academy, my coaching and training site, for freemiums and premiums. 2. I have hundreds of educational and inspirational videos on my YouTube Channel. 3. Grab any of my three books related to interviewing, hiring, and goal setting. All can be found on my Amazon Author Page. 4. Follow me on Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter (X), TikTok, Threads, and Facebook. 5. Stay in touch with me in your email inbox by joining my newsletter here! --Andy
11/28/202330 minutes, 30 seconds
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Salary Negotiation Tips for Independent Contractors

Enjoy this podcast with salary negotiation tips for independent contractors. The tips work for everyone, but you know me. I like to make sure everyone is covered and contractors are just as near-and-dear to me as employees who are “full-timers.” If you'd like to build a great career and lead a rewarding life, check out some of these other places where I share my teachings: 1. Check out the milewalk Academy, my coaching and training site, for freemiums and premiums. 2. I have hundreds of educational and inspirational videos on my YouTube Channel. 3. Grab any of my three books related to interviewing, hiring, and goal setting. All can be found on my Amazon Author Page. 4. Follow me on Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter (X), TikTok, Threads, and Facebook. 5. Stay in touch with me in your email inbox by joining my newsletter here! --Andy
11/22/20237 minutes, 52 seconds
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How to Respond to a Job Offer Below the Advertised Salary Range

I wanted to bring you a nice, tight, powerful, perspective-filled video on how to approach a situation when an employer gives you a job offer below the advertised salary range. You might be thinking what gives? That is certainly one way to look at it. Not the only way of course. What happened? Any of a number of things. What can you do? Any of a number of things. First thing, take a step. Consider the possibilities. Then, go. If you'd like to build a great career and lead a rewarding life, check out some of these other places where I share my teachings: 1. Check out the milewalk Academy, my coaching and training site, for freemiums and premiums. 2. I have hundreds of educational and inspirational videos on my YouTube Channel. 3. Grab any of my three books related to interviewing, hiring, and goal setting. All can be found on my Amazon Author Page. 4. Follow me on Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter (X), TikTok, Threads, and Facebook. 5. Stay in touch with me in your email inbox by joining my newsletter here! --Andy
11/15/20234 minutes, 7 seconds
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5 Ways to Get Paid More When Interviewing

Expected salary is ridiculous. Budgeted salary…sillier still. Just like advertised salary, unadvertised salary, and the-salary-we-hope-to-pay salary. How do I know this? Let’s see... Negotiated over 600 employment agreements and salaries as an executive recruiter. Wait. There’s more. Of the more-than 3,000 people I’ve personally coached as an international career coach, I’ll estimate, conservatively, 25% of them needed negotiation help. That’s…let me carry the…wait, is that grouping, carrying, or borrowing now? Either way, roughly 750 more. Can we agree on over 1,000 data points (even though it’s over 1,300)? Cool. Let’s say, for the sake of email argument, you’ll play along. Why do we even have budgeted salaries? Why ask about expected salaries? Well, companies and people think this saves time. I think it helps you miss opportunities as an employer or employee. What should YOU do instead of focusing on these expectations when you enter an interview process as a job candidate? Learn the 5 most important variables at play when it comes to pay… If you'd like to build a great career and lead a rewarding life, check out some of these other places where I share my teachings: 1. Check out the milewalk Academy, my coaching and training site, for freemiums and premiums. 2. I have hundreds of educational and inspirational videos on my YouTube Channel. 3. Grab any of my three books related to interviewing, hiring, and goal setting. All can be found on my Amazon Author Page. 4. Follow me on Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter (X), TikTok, Threads, and Facebook. 5. Stay in touch with me in your email inbox by joining my newsletter here! --Andy
10/31/202334 minutes, 58 seconds
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21 Salary Negotiation Tips

Salary negotiation is tough stuff. Let's keep this simple. Here's a breakdown of the questions I answered and exactly when I answered them. Enjoy! 00:00:41 How to fill in salary expectation in the ATS (online job application)? 00:03:10 How to answer a recruiter who keeps pushing for an expected salary number? 00:06:30 What to tell a recruiter who's asking what my rate was for a job description? 00:07:33 How to handle when the salary I'm currently making is above the range they're willing to pay? 00:14:10 I have 10 yrs experience in my field, but the salary offered is less than someone in fast food. How do I convey to the recruiter my experience is worth more? 00:18:12 What if a job has a salary range posted in the application, but you want to negotiate for more? 00:22:51 Recruiters are negotiating a lot lower salary. What should I do since I've been underpaid? 00:24:22 What's the best way to negotiate if you're coming off a layoff? 00:26:48 When companies hire you, they gain your expertise, shouldn't vacation time be commensurate with the level of position, just like salary? 00:28:21 I just passed on a job where the salary was non-negotiable 00:29:48 When considering contract vs. full-time roles vs contract-to-perm, how do you approach salary negotiation? Transfer from contingent worker to employer? 00:35:15 I interviewed for a sales job and the job that was offered is solution creation and management. How to negotiate salary? 00:39:30 How you negotiate via a recruiter who speaks for the company? 00:42:36 Can an hourly wage be negotiated? 00:45:13 I've reached out to small companies I want to help grow. When should I let them know I'm open to max pay later? 00:46:47 How to negotiate for commission and expenses? 00:50:23 What to do when offer is lower than advertised? 00:54:37 How to determine target salary to negotiate after the offer? 00:59:01 Can my Phd be used to negotiate more salary? 01:00:36 What is a reasonable amount of time to respond to an offer? 01:04:06 Should I negotiate for an entry-level job? If you'd like to build a great career and lead a rewarding life, check out some of these other places where I share my teachings: 1. Check out the milewalk Academy, my coaching and training site, for freemiums and premiums. 2. I have hundreds of educational and inspirational videos on my YouTube Channel. 3. Grab any of my three books related to interviewing, hiring, and goal setting. All can be found on my Amazon Author Page. 4. Follow me on Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter (X), TikTok, Threads, and Facebook. 5. Stay in touch with me in your email inbox by joining my newsletter here! --Andy  
10/24/20231 hour, 5 minutes, 45 seconds
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The Last-Resort Salary Negotiation Tactic

Sometimes you (think you’ve) hit a wall. There’s a person you’re speaking to and they just don’t want to pay you any more salary. Before you come to my Live Office Hours show and ask me what to do, I want you to ask yourself a question… “Can this person actually approve more compensation for me?” Essentially, is this someone who can say “No,” but cannot say “Yes?” If it is, don’t argue. It’s time for something else. Like a great prizefighter, let’s hit them with a left jab so they need some smelling salt from their trainer. I’ll stop with the boxer jokes now because, after all, we don’t want to hurt anyone. At least not yet. Ha ha. What you (actually) need to determine is whether they can and will run it up the flagpole so to speak. This might be a recruiter or HR person turning to a hiring official to make a decision. It might be the hiring officially turning to a more senior executive. Effectively, I want you to test whether you’ll hit an actual wall or whether there’s a bit more dough stuffed in the mattress. Listen to learn how. If you'd like to build a great career and lead a rewarding life, check out some of these other places where I share my teachings: 1. Check out the milewalk Academy, my coaching and training site, for freemiums and premiums. 2. I have hundreds of educational and inspirational videos on my YouTube Channel. 3. Grab any of my three books related to interviewing, hiring, and goal setting. All can be found on my Amazon Author Page. 4. Follow me on Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter (X), TikTok, Threads, and Facebook. 5. Stay in touch with me in your email inbox by joining my newsletter here! --Andy
10/17/202319 minutes, 8 seconds
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Only Accept a New Job if it Meets These Two Requirements

I’ve seen a lot of unhappy people in my day. Some happy ones of course. Some. Not enough. I’ll add to my pile a boat-load of indifferent people. These round-about numbers make me sad. If you’re indifferent or unhappy, I’d like to help you get happy. Let’s do that in today’s talk. That’s what today’s lesson is. A little talk. It’s not an 8-stepper where you do this and do this and do this and then, voilà, you’re getting paid twice what you were yesterday. It’s a heart-to-heart where I want to point out three areas (two good, one bad) that I want you to be on high-alert for when evaluating a new job. This can be a job with a new employer. It can be an internal transfer. It can be a career change. This “rule” can be universally applied. Just make sure to only accept a new job if it meets these two requirements and you’ll likely be happy. If you'd like to build a great career and lead a rewarding life, check out some of these other places where I share my teachings: 1. Check out the milewalk Academy, my coaching and training site, for freemiums and premiums. 2. I have hundreds of educational and inspirational videos on my YouTube Channel. 3. Grab any of my three books related to interviewing, hiring, and goal setting. All can be found on my Amazon Author Page. 4. Follow me on Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter (X), TikTok, Threads, and Facebook. 5. Stay in touch with me in your email inbox by joining my newsletter here! --Andy
10/10/20237 minutes, 54 seconds
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Resume Revolution: Writing Tips and AI Tricks That Elevate Your Resume

Your resume is a marketing document, not a work history document. Yes, you use your work history to market yourself, but 99.9% of the people I’ve encountered do it the wrong way. In my work history, for example, I’ve helped companies earn likely billions of dollars. I’ve built project management methodologies. I’ve built enough tools for 10 lifetimes. Do you can about any of that when it comes to helping you find your dream job? I can create a resume that’s 100,000 words and 99,400 of them wouldn’t do anything but hide the 600 that matter—TO YOU! It’s all my work history and I’m proud of it, but it’s not important as it relates to you and what you need at this moment so I’m not gonna waste your time with that. Employers aren’t companies. They’re a bunch of people with personal and corporate needs. The biggest mistake job seekers make is not obsessing over what the employer’s need and putting that information front and center for them. They need to see the right CONTENT with the right CONTEXT in the right SEQUENCE. This is difficult for so many reasons, but the killer is the main culprit is job seekers don’t take the time upfront to consider the employers before they consider themselves. Lucky for you, you career mediator thinks of both of you (even if what I care about most is helping you get a great job with a great payday). Inside today’s podcast on Resume Revolution: Resume Writing Tips and AI Tricks That Elevate Your Resume, I take a deep dive on how to: ·       Determine which information to put in your resume for max power. ·       Entice the employers to want to interview you. ·       Translate the information on your resume to interview stories. ·       Use AI (ChatGPT) to really punch up all this stuff. It’s like the quadruple header of resume hits all wrapped up into one snazzy tutorial. That’s why it’s a lofty 43:21. Grab a coffee or a cocktail or whatever’s your pleasure. It’s a doozy! If you'd like to build a great career and lead a rewarding life, check out some of these other places where I share my teachings: 1. Check out the milewalk Academy, my coaching and training site, for freemiums and premiums. 2. I have hundreds of educational and inspirational videos on my YouTube Channel. 3. Grab any of my three books related to interviewing, hiring, and goal setting. All can be found on my Amazon Author Page. 4. Follow me on Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter (X), TikTok, Threads, and Facebook. 5. Stay in touch with me in your email inbox by joining my newsletter here! --Andy
10/3/202343 minutes, 21 seconds
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Best Way to Explain Your Layoff in a Job Interview

If you’ve ever been fired or laid off or let go from your job for any reason, it’s dreadful to explain when interviewing for a new job. Don’t fret. Your career happiness expert is here today with answers. Oh, I have more than just answers! I have techniques for any time you’re in “explanation mode” in an interview. I call it “defense mode” because you’re trying to clarify something you don’t want to be clarifying. What’s worse, you’re not on offense—as in selling yourself! When you’re in defense mode, the best you can hope for is to not lose interviewing “points.” That means, you need to get this over with as quickly as possible so you can start scoring points. Join me for the best way to explain your layoff in a job interview to learn these masterful techniques! If you'd like to build a great career and lead a rewarding life, check out some of these other places where I share my teachings: 1. Check out the milewalk Academy, my coaching and training site, for freemiums and premiums. 2. I have hundreds of educational and inspirational videos on my YouTube Channel. 3. Grab any of my three books related to interviewing, hiring, and goal setting. All can be found on my Amazon Author Page. 4. Follow me on Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter (X), TikTok, Threads, and Facebook. 5. Stay in touch with me in your email inbox by joining my newsletter here! --Andy
9/26/202311 minutes, 53 seconds
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Get Your New Job Fast by Boss Hunting

I’m an open-minded person. BUT, if you want to convince me there is any faster route to getting a job interview, and ultimately an offer, other than boss hunting, you better come armed. It makes no difference whether you’re a recent college graduate like Venkata (the hero in today’s lesson) or a seasoned pro. Top to bottom and every which way in between, targeting bosses is your best route to surfacing interviews. If you’re wondering why, just think about it. Who is more in pain that you’re not on their team? The recruiter? I think not. The Applicant Trashing System? I’ll wait for the deafening silence. Oh. There it is. Bosses are ALWAYS looking for great talent, whether they have budgeted openings or whether they’d trade out someone on their team for you. Today, I’m covering my favorite job searching approach equipped with templates and real-life samples from successful job seekers. Listen to Get Your New Job Fast by Boss Hunting (Plus Recent College Graduate Examples) so you start surfacing those interviews! If you'd like to build a great career and lead a rewarding life, check out some of these other places where I share my teachings: 1. Check out the milewalk Academy, my coaching and training site, for freemiums and premiums. 2. I have hundreds of educational and inspirational videos on my YouTube Channel. 3. Grab any of my three books related to interviewing, hiring, and goal setting. All can be found on my Amazon Author Page. 4. Follow me on Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, TikTok, and Facebook. 5. Stay in touch with me in your email inbox by joining my newsletter here! --Andy
9/19/202313 minutes, 42 seconds
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How to Win the Job Interview for a Role That Isn't Defined

Do you realize whenever you’re interviewing with a company, you’ll have FAR BETTER results when you treat every interaction as if you’re already a team? What do teams do? They work together to achieve a common goal. From the first screening interview all the way to your salary counteroffer, you’ll be amazed at what manifests when you approach it this way. Now, sometimes, you’re interviewing and you’re not quite clear what the goal is. They might not be clear either. But, you know you like each other enough to start dancing even though you don’t know all the steps. Maybe, they say, “Hey, we like your background. Don’t have an open role. But, let’s get together and see where it goes.” Perhaps, they say, “Come on down and interview for this role. We don’t have a description, but it’s general engineer-y stuff.” It could even be, “We’re thinking about hiring someone to build out this area. We don’t have a job description yet because it’s a new position. Wanna talk?” Whatever the scenario, I have the formula for exactly what you can do to win the day. My formula has a bunch of stuff I want you to do and at least three things I do not want you to do… DO NOT tell them what you’ve done. DO NOT tell them what you can do. And for the love of all that is holy, DO NOT tell them what you want. There is a better way to get what YOU want and help the company get max value from you. Give today’s podcast a try… If you'd like to build a great career and lead a rewarding life, check out some of these other places where I share my teachings: 1. Check out the milewalk Academy, my coaching and training site, for freemiums and premiums. 2. I have hundreds of educational and inspirational videos on my YouTube Channel. 3. Grab any of my three books related to interviewing, hiring, and goal setting. All can be found on my Amazon Author Page. 4. Follow me on Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, TikTok, and Facebook. 5. Stay in touch with me in your email inbox by joining my newsletter here! --Andy
9/12/202333 minutes, 13 seconds
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There is NO Need to Memorize Job Interview Answers

Ever have trouble remembering your job interview answers? Actually, my real question to you is, “Why are you trying to remember your job interview answers?” My mind is like a steel trap and I’d never consider trying to remember all the words it takes to give you a (live-show) lesson. That’s just too much stuff. Not to mention, if I memorized it, I’d sound robotic instead of my cheery self! There is a better way to answer questions in an interview. It doesn’t require much other than remembering a few points. Give today’s podcast a try… If you'd like to build a great career and lead a rewarding life, check out some of these other places where I share my teachings: 1. Check out the milewalk Academy, my coaching and training site, for freemiums and premiums. 2. I have hundreds of educational and inspirational videos on my YouTube Channel. 3. Grab any of my three books related to interviewing, hiring, and goal setting. All can be found on my Amazon Author Page. 4. Follow me on Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, TikTok, and Facebook. 5. Stay in touch with me in your email inbox by joining my newsletter here! --Andy
9/5/20235 minutes, 56 seconds
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THE Job Interview Tactic That Gets You Hired

Today, sweet podcast on THE job interview tactic that gets you hired. It’s the tactic that cuts right to the employer’s needs. Their needs + your solutions = job offer. That’s 9 semesters of higher math talkin’ right there and I have the Bachelor’s degree in EE to prove it. If you'd like to build a great career and lead a rewarding life, check out some of these other places where I share my teachings: 1. Check out the milewalk Academy, my coaching and training site, for freemiums and premiums. 2. I have hundreds of educational and inspirational videos on my YouTube Channel. 3. Grab any of my three books related to interviewing, hiring, and goal setting. All can be found on my Amazon Author Page. 4. Follow me on Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, TikTok, and Facebook. 5. Stay in touch with me in your email inbox by joining my newsletter here! --Andy
8/29/202322 minutes, 37 seconds
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The Easiest Way to Know if a Company is Right for You | Ask This Question in Your Job Interview

I once had a client who would say to me, “But, Andy, I’m really bad at predicting the future.” She was referring to her ability to hire the right engineers for her company. She’d say they sounded great in the interviews. Then, she’d notice, after they were hired, they didn’t really have the traits she thought they did. This works both ways. Job candidates don’t often know what questions to ask potential employers to determine whether they company is a great fit for them. I guess, technically speaking, asking the questions is the easy part. After all, you can just ask the ones I give you. The challenge lies in your ability to dissect the employers’ responses. That’s why, in today’s lesson, I’m going to give the ultimate question to ask an employer to know (yes, know) whether it’s a great fit for you. Here’s the question… “What do you love about working here?” That’s the easy part and you don’t even need to listen to the podcast to know what it is. The gold isn’t in asking the question. It’s in knowing what their responses mean—to YOU… If you'd like to build a great career and lead a rewarding life, check out some of these other places where I share my teachings: 1. Check out the milewalk Academy, my coaching and training site, for freemiums and premiums. 2. I have hundreds of educational and inspirational videos on my YouTube Channel. 3. Grab any of my three books related to interviewing, hiring, and goal setting. All can be found on my Amazon Author Page. 4. Follow me on Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, TikTok, and Facebook. 5. Stay in touch with me in your email inbox by joining my newsletter here! --Andy
8/22/202316 minutes, 3 seconds
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5 Reasons You Might Not Be Getting Job Interviews Right Now

Are job interviews falling out of your pockets? As in, you’re walking down the street and one falls out of your pocket and you don’t even bother to bend over to pick it up? If so, have a nice Tuesday and I’ll see you next week! If not, let’s check a few things. Consistency? Elbow grease? Right targets? Right people? Shoving resume into Applicant Trashing System to deafening silence to thinking you stink at life? (This last part is so not true BTW.) Right roles? So on and so forth and let’s get you to refocus. If you'd like to build a great career and lead a rewarding life, check out some of these other places where I share my teachings: 1. Check out the milewalk Academy, my coaching and training site, for freemiums and premiums. 2. I have hundreds of educational and inspirational videos on my YouTube Channel. 3. Grab any of my three books related to interviewing, hiring, and goal setting. All can be found on my Amazon Author Page. 4. Follow me on Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, TikTok, and Facebook. 5. Stay in touch with me in your email inbox by joining my newsletter here! --Andy
8/15/20235 minutes, 29 seconds
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How to Evaluate Your Future Boss in a Job Interview

Need some interrogation methods on evaluating your potential boss? Like, trying to figure out whether you'll be dealing with a micro-manager? Or, if they're interested in turning you into a work-aholic? Maybe, gasp, they're a yes-man or yes-woman to their boss, which translates into a nightmare for you. So on. So forth. Etc. Etc. I’ve got an Andy-dandy for you today. If you'd like to build a great career and lead a rewarding life, check out some of these other places where I share my teachings: 1. Check out the milewalk Academy, my coaching and training site, for freemiums and premiums. 2. I have hundreds of educational and inspirational videos on my YouTube Channel. 3. Grab any of my three books related to interviewing, hiring, and goal setting. All can be found on my Amazon Author Page. 4. Follow me on Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, TikTok, and Facebook. 5. Stay in touch with me in your email inbox by joining my newsletter here! --Andy
8/8/20238 minutes, 28 seconds
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7 Powerful Perspectives to Transform Your Career and Life

Coming at you today with a more-powerful-than-usual talk about success. Hard work might get you there. Might. But, after working with and observing about a bajillion people, I’ve learned why some just seem to have it all and others live in a state of wonderment. Perspective. That one thing actually changes the way you approach, well, everything. Perspective when it comes to gratitude has a way of providing you an overarching head start on life. There are perspectives, however, that go along with different aspects of your career and life that can trip you up. Hence, why I needed to cover 7 of them in today’s lesson. By simply changing your perspective in the way you look at something you can ignite a fire in yourself that wasn’t there a minute ago. Inside today’s podcast, I hit reasons why you don’t start new challenges or improve your skills. I covered resources you should never forget whenever you make any decision and just how dang close you are to a person that’ll change your life (even when you think you have no network). I didn’t stop there! I went through time wasters that drag you down (they’re not social media) and safety nets and more. I hope you enjoy it. It’s a doozy! If you'd like to build a great career and lead a rewarding life, check out some of these other places where I share my teachings: 1. Check out the milewalk Academy, my coaching and training site, for freemiums and premiums. 2. I have hundreds of educational and inspirational videos on my YouTube Channel. 3. Grab any of my three books related to interviewing, hiring, and goal setting. All can be found on my Amazon Author Page. 4. Follow me on Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, TikTok, and Facebook. 5. Stay in touch with me in your email inbox by joining my newsletter here! --Andy  
7/25/202340 minutes, 15 seconds
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4 Resume Writing Strategies to Get More Job Interviews

Are you getting job interviews? Any? Let me give you a hand. In today's podcast, I teach the concepts and tactics that get recruiters and hiring officials and whomever else is reviewing your resume to WANT to speak with you. It’s not just a do-this and do-that lesson. I go into, as I usually do, the WHYS and WHEREFORES and other important factors that most people don’t think about. Writing your resume requires sales skills, marketing skills, an advanced understanding of human psychology, and a basic understanding of biochemistry. Okay. I might have gotten carried away there on the biochemistry thing. But, you get the idea. These sales and marketing skills are ones you likely don’t earn a salary for, but make or break you when you’re trying to get a new job and salary! A little catch-22-ish, eh? That’s alright because you have me. And this podcast. If you'd like to build a great career and lead a rewarding life, check out some of these other places where I share my teachings: 1. Check out the milewalk Academy, my coaching and training site, for freemiums and premiums. 2. I have hundreds of educational and inspirational videos on my YouTube Channel. 3. Grab any of my three books related to interviewing, hiring, and goal setting. All can be found on my Amazon Author Page. 4. Follow me on Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, TikTok, and Facebook. 5. Stay in touch with me in your email inbox by joining my newsletter here! --Andy
7/20/202324 minutes, 24 seconds
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22 Tough Job Interview Questions Answered

This week’s podcast is a blitz of tough job interview questions and answers. There are a lot, so here’s a breakdown if you need to skip around or comeback to some to prepare for that big interview! 00:00 Welcome 00:22 If you could change anything about the job description what would it be? 02:28 What are you most proud of in your non-work life 05:44 Tell me about a time when you were criticized for poor job performance. 07:45 What did you dislike most about your most recent boss? 09:01 What does leadership mean to you? How do I answer that in a way that shows my leadership style as well as the impact 12:48 Tell me about a time why you disliked your job? 14:37 Why do want this job? 15:43 How to deal with an interviewer who insists on going through the CV chronologically and keeps asking about things less relevant to the role? (ie why did you do Y after X? 17:57 How do you motivate your team? 21:26 What changes do you think you will need to make? What will you miss? (re: moving from a leadership role to an independent contributor role) 23:50 How many people have you managed ??? Interviewer looking for 100+ direct reports 26:55 Tell us of a time you were asked to do something unethical. 28:55 Briefly describe your educational & professional experience? Should I follow same format as "Tell me about yourself" .This is the first opening question for a school district management position. 33:18 Have you ever been terminated from a position? 34:53 Have you been given a choice of termination or voluntarily quit? Why? 35:57 How would you deal with criticism/ negative feedback? (NEGATIVE) 37:33 Planning to move closer to home in another state at the end of the year. How do I answer questions about wanting to have a longer transition than two weeks? 39:06 What brands do you think are succeeding in the industry and why? (Question from interviewer. I’ve gotten this question twice and it seems like people want to know competitor knowledge OR my thinking on the brands that I think are making an impact). How do you best prepare for these types of questions that would help me stand out. 41:56 I was asked the number of copiers in the US if a new product. Actual numbers, and he kept interrupting me while trying to answer. Pretty sure he was stress testing me. Any advice on those situations? 43:27 How to answer a technical question during the interview if you don’t know the answer 45:11 I just had someone on a phone interview tell me why other applicants haven't been interested in the position! 45:42 On that work life balance point: can you tell them that in an interview as answer to why us? heard work life balance? If you'd like to build a great career and lead a rewarding life, check out some of these other places where I share my teachings: 1. Check out the milewalk Academy, my coaching and training site, for freemiums and premiums. 2. I have hundreds of educational and inspirational videos on my YouTube Channel. 3. Grab any of my three books related to interviewing, hiring, and goal setting. All can be found on my Amazon Author Page. 4. Follow me on Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, TikTok, and Facebook. 5. Stay in touch with me in your email inbox by joining my newsletter here! --Andy
7/10/202348 minutes, 48 seconds
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How to Job Search During a Recession

We’re not in a recession at the moment, but I don’t like to be late to the party. Even if we enter a recession, I don’t want you to panic for a few reasons. First, panic doesn’t do anyone any good. Second, you have me. Third, there are always opportunities for you regardless of whether your world is zigging or zagging. You just need the right perspective. How you look at something has almost everything to do with what you see. For example, here’s how I process the world… When the market goes up, people need my job searching services to max out their job opps and crank up their pay. When the market goes down, people need my job searching services to overcome the more difficult challenges in getting hired. When some industries zig, others zag. At any moment, some people need my “crank up your pay” services and others need my “overcome challenges” services. I’m ALWAYS needed. Think I’m unique? Think again. Same goes for you. It’s all in how you choose to look at it. Recently, Rachel, one of my beloved #BOOTCAMPERS, asked me, “Which industries do you predict are most likely to grow during this economic downturn?” First, I clarified for her, we are not in an economic downturn. Sure, the news people might be doing their level best to scare you. That’s the thing about “the news.” They only talk about the tiniest of extremes. If it bleeds, it leads. They’re in business (yes, business) to make money, not be a public service that actually delivers “the news.” They package up the most sensationalized extremes to get your eyes, ears, clicks, etc. You think what you’re seeing is pervasive and normal. Then you become frightened. Then you call your children and tell them to stay in the house. Andy Sunshine is here to tell, that while you’re allowed to have rough stretches, all is generally wonderful and he wants to make YOUR world a better place. So, after I clarified that bit of economic reality for Rachel, I gave her the goods on HOW to think through which markets will thrive and HOW to think through your job search should your particular industry take a turn for the worse. Take in this week’s podcast on How to Job Search During a Recession and learn exactly how to maneuver through any employment environment. If you'd like to build a great career and lead a rewarding life, check out some of these other places where I share my teachings: 1. Check out the milewalk Academy, my coaching and training site, for freemiums and premiums. 2. I have hundreds of educational and inspirational videos on my YouTube Channel. 3. Grab any of my three books related to interviewing, hiring, and goal setting. All can be found on my Amazon Author Page. 4. Follow me on Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, TikTok, and Facebook. 5. Stay in touch with me in your email inbox by joining my newsletter here! --Andy
6/27/202312 minutes, 14 seconds
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How to Use Your Talent to Reach Your Potential

If you’re struggling to reach the heights you know you can, there are some mindset and tactical approaches you can take to make a huge difference. Dialing in the right drivers helps too. Today’s podcast is about how who you want to be and why you want to be can shape the way you use your talents and skills to become all you can be. You’ll also get the inside talk on what makes me me and how you can become the best you you can be. If you'd like to build a great career and lead a rewarding life, check out some of these other places where I share my teachings: 1. Check out the milewalk Academy, my coaching and training site, for freemiums and premiums. 2. I have hundreds of educational and inspirational videos on my YouTube Channel. 3. Grab any of my three books related to interviewing, hiring, and goal setting. All can be found on my Amazon Author Page. 4. Follow me on Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, TikTok, and Facebook. 5. Stay in touch with me in your email inbox by joining my newsletter here! --Andy
6/23/20235 minutes, 54 seconds
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The Step You Must Take to Maximize Your Career Success

There’s Mount Olympus Mons. The tallest mountain in the solar system. True. Or, if you haven’t been to Mars to climb that doozie, perhaps you wanna hike up Mount Everest here on Earth. I hear Asia is lovely this time of year. Honestly, though, I just care about climbing Mount Andy. Maybe you want to focus on climbing Mount Whatever-Your-Name-Is. That’s what life is all about. Climbing your personal mountain. (Wouldn’t it be totally cool if you actually had a mountain named after you?) Anyhow, since you’re readying my newsletter and I talk about careers, let’s make this message about being the best version of you you can be. To cap off my solar system metaphor, today’s podcast is about motivating you to reach for the stars. Let’s get rolling with The Step You Must Take to Maximize Your Career Success! If you'd like to build a great career and lead a rewarding life, check out some of these other places where I share my teachings: 1. Check out the milewalk Academy, my coaching and training site, for freemiums and premiums. 2. I have hundreds of educational and inspirational videos on my YouTube Channel. 3. Grab any of my three books related to interviewing, hiring, and goal setting. All can be found on my Amazon Author Page. 4. Follow me on Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, TikTok, and Facebook. 5. Stay in touch with me in your email inbox by joining my newsletter here! --Andy
6/20/202321 minutes, 17 seconds
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2 Negotiation Tricks to Get Paid a Higher Salary

“Show me the money,” said every job candidate ever! More is always better. We don’t need to be greedy and money isn’t everything, but it’s something. All I care about is you get paid what you deserve or at least what makes you happy. Today, I’ve got two wonderful Jedi-mind tricks where the employers won’t know what else to do but give you more money. Please enjoy the 2-tip medley and think of me with every automatic deposit. If you'd like to build a great career and lead a rewarding life, check out some of these other places where I share my teachings: 1. Check out the milewalk Academy, my coaching and training site, for freemiums and premiums. 2. I have hundreds of educational and inspirational videos on my YouTube Channel. 3. Grab any of my three books related to interviewing, hiring, and goal setting. All can be found on my Amazon Author Page. 4. Follow me on Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, TikTok, and Facebook. 5. Stay in touch with me in your email inbox by joining my newsletter here! --Andy
6/13/20238 minutes, 58 seconds
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Best Answer to "What Are You Looking for in Your Next Role?"

Can you just tell me what you want so I can eliminate you from this wonderful position because I can’t satisfy your needs? Good. Grief. Why do employer’s ask stupid questions. Maybe, if I was going easy on them, I’d ask, “Why do employers not ask questions the right way?” I mean, the way that’d yield the actual info they need to make a good decision about hiring you. Have you ever been asked in an interview, “What are you looking for in your next role?” Did that question make you sweat and break out in the heebie-jeebies? It should have. Because it’s a Yes/No question the employer is answering for themselves based on the several words that are about to come out of your mouth. The interviewer just wants some assurance you’re interested in the role. No good can come of you answering this question in any detail or with any specifics. At best, you’re letting the interviewer know you are essentially interested in the job you’re interviewing for. At worst, you’re saying something that eliminates you because it doesn’t fit. Wondering what to do? Say? As in exactly say? Let’s get to it! If you'd like to build a great career and lead a rewarding life, check out some of these other places where I share my teachings: 1. Check out the milewalk Academy, my coaching and training site, for freemiums and premiums. 2. I have hundreds of educational and inspirational videos on my YouTube Channel. 3. Grab any of my three books related to interviewing, hiring, and goal setting. All can be found on my Amazon Author Page. 4. Follow me on Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, TikTok, and Facebook. 5. Stay in touch with me in your email inbox by joining my newsletter here! --Andy  
6/6/202310 minutes, 15 seconds
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Great Questions to Ask in a Job Interview to Gauge a Company's Culture

Ever want to dig into how a company actually operates? As in, how they truly behave? That’d be a good thing to do if you’re job interviewing, I’d think. You don’t want to be joining a company you won’t like! First question: Do you even know what kind of culture works for you? Let’s say you do. Can you get over your freshly-inflicted bruises that tend to shine overly-bright lights on recent issues at the expense of investigating all the other cultural traits you want? You know what I mean… I want to make sure they don’t work me too hard. My last company did that. You become myopic on this issue to find that, yes, in fact, this new employer of yours doesn’t require you to work too hard. Except, after you start working there, you discover they are very political, confused, generally don’t have a good strategy, or high employee satisfaction. Second and third questions conflated: Do you know WHAT questions to ask and HOW to ask them so you are actually getting evidence of their behavior? Fourth question: And how to do this without incriminating yourself?  As in, if I ask about work like balance, they’ll think I don’t work hard. Etc. Etc. and Ha and ha. Okay. I can practically hear you wiping the sweat off your eye brows. Let’s get to it and get you some questions and answers… If you'd like to build a great career and lead a rewarding life, check out some of these other places where I share my teachings: 1. Check out the milewalk Academy, my coaching and training site, for freemiums and premiums. 2. I have hundreds of educational and inspirational videos on my YouTube Channel. 3. Grab any of my three books related to interviewing, hiring, and goal setting. All can be found on my Amazon Author Page. 4. Follow me on Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, TikTok, and Facebook. 5. Stay in touch with me in your email inbox by joining my newsletter here! --Andy
5/30/202310 minutes, 15 seconds
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The Best Way to Handle Job Search Stress

Job searching stinks. There’s just no two ways about it. It makes no difference how awesome you are at your job. Job searching is rough. It’s unnatural. Today’s podcast is on some job search tips and also the Andy-formula for everyday stress-self-management! If you'd like to build a great career and lead a rewarding life, check out some of these other places where I share my teachings: 1. Check out the milewalk Academy, my coaching and training site, for freemiums and premiums. 2. I have hundreds of educational and inspirational videos on my YouTube Channel. 3. Grab any of my three books related to interviewing, hiring, and goal setting. All can be found on my Amazon Author Page. 4. Follow me on Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, TikTok, and Facebook. 5. Stay in touch with me in your email inbox by joining my newsletter here! --Andy
5/16/202310 minutes, 42 seconds
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How to Know if a Job Candidate is a Good Fit for Your Company

Evaluating potential employees has confused companies for all time. Most of this confusion stems from looking at the wrong things and in the wrong order. Take a listen to this week’s podcast to get the data-backed view of how to hire right! If you'd like to build a great career and lead a rewarding life, check out some of these other places where I share my teachings: 1. Check out the milewalk Academy, my coaching and training site, for freemiums and premiums. 2. I have hundreds of educational and inspirational videos on my YouTube Channel. 3. Grab any of my three books related to interviewing, hiring, and goal setting. All can be found on my Amazon Author Page. 4. Follow me on Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, TikTok, and Facebook. 5. Stay in touch with me in your email inbox by joining my newsletter here! --Andy
5/9/20235 minutes, 19 seconds
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Is It Better to Switch Jobs or Stay at the Same Company?

Got asked a great question a few weeks back at Live Office Hours. The person asked if he should stay at his company or transition every 3-4 years. He has aspirations of being a CEO at some point in the future and was wondering whether the variety or longevity would better position him. Have you ever wondered this? You might be thinking, well, Andy, I just need a job. This is moot at the moment. Or, hey, Andy, you’re a mind-reader! Well, what do I often say? “Your trajectory matters much more than where you are at any moment in time […] any moment in time is just that. It’s over in an instant.” You will eventually be faced with a scenario like this. And, even if it’s just a matter of changing jobs, you’ll benefit from the philosophy, whys, wherefores, whats, and how-to-thinks in today’s video clip. Take in at your leisure so you can stay on that not-so-leisurely, skyrocket-like trajectory! If you'd like to build a great career and lead a rewarding life, check out some of these other places where I share my teachings: 1. Check out the milewalk Academy, my coaching and training site, for freemiums and premiums. 2. I have hundreds of educational and inspirational videos on my YouTube Channel. 3. Grab any of my three books related to interviewing, hiring, and goal setting. All can be found on my Amazon Author Page. 4. Follow me on Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, TikTok, and Facebook. 5. Stay in touch with me in your email inbox by joining my newsletter here! --Andy
5/2/20239 minutes, 29 seconds
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How to Change Your Tactics When Job Interviewing with an Executive

When interviewing with a senior executive, you need to be ready for different types of encounters. Whether the interviewer asks you, “What questions do you have for me?” or “Why should be hire you?” or “How will you make us a better company?” or “Tell me how you did that project?” the good ol’ storytelling tactics you typically use to explain your projects, what you do, and how you do it won’t be enough. You need to take a different approach, which, good news, I’m serving up today… If you'd like to build a great career and lead a rewarding life, check out some of these other places where I share my teachings: 1. Check out the milewalk Academy, my coaching and training site, for freemiums and premiums. 2. I have hundreds of educational and inspirational videos on my YouTube Channel. 3. Grab any of my three books related to interviewing, hiring, and goal setting. All can be found on my Amazon Author Page. 4. Follow me on Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, TikTok, and Facebook. 5. Stay in touch with me in your email inbox by joining my newsletter here! --Andy
4/24/20236 minutes, 46 seconds
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Why Personality and Aptitude Tests In Job Interviews Are Not Good Indicators of Performance

What’s up with “TESTS” in job interviews? As if job interviews aren’t rough enough, why, for the love of all that is holy, would employers push us job seekers over the edge with tests? These “tests” come in all shapes and sizes. Most of them are ridiculous, but, since I don’t universally run hiring for the world, we’ll need to deal with them. (Feel free to start a petition if you want to see if you and I can completely reform hiring for all mankind.) I know you want to know what you should do before you take one of these little buggers. Spoiler alert: Nothing. Don’t do anything. As in anything. As in no thinking. Zip. Zilch. Nada. Zero brain power dedicated to this. That’s if the employer wants you to take a personality or aptitude or “fit” test or something of that nature. If it’s a case study, by all means, knock your socks off. That’s because those are cool and good predictors for future success. I pulled today’s clip from one of the 1,478 times I was asked about “tests” during various Live Office Hours sessions. You get my cheery thoughts on them and a little story about one of my recruitment clients who used them and the expensive dinner she bought me after she lost our bet… If you'd like to build a great career and lead a rewarding life, check out some of these other places where I share my teachings: 1. Check out the milewalk Academy, my coaching and training site, for freemiums and premiums. 2. I have hundreds of educational and inspirational videos on my YouTube Channel. 3. Grab any of my three books related to interviewing, hiring, and goal setting. All can be found on my Amazon Author Page. 4. Follow me on Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, TikTok, and Facebook. 5. Stay in touch with me in your email inbox by joining my newsletter here! --Andy
4/17/20235 minutes, 27 seconds
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Top 5 Skills Employers Look For in 2023!

Skills. You have ‘em. I know you do. Can you demonstrate them? Do you know which ones to shine the light on? It’s important. Always. Just more important now. Inflation is hovering around 6%. Unemployment is roughly 3.6%. Our US Fed is trying to manage inflation by raising interest rates. We’re trying the disinflation thing which means a slowdown in the rate of inflation even though inflation is still positive. The last 10 times this happened, for every 2% reduction in inflation, unemployment went up 3.6%. (That’s historical fact.) It’s linear-ish, so each 2% drop in inflation means 3.6% increase in unemployment. So, let’s carry a few numbers. That means if we want to get back down to ~ 2% inflation, we might be adding 7.2% to the unemployment rate = 10.8%. Ouch. I bet when you opened this email you didn’t think you’d be getting an econ lesson! Don’t worry. You have me. You read my messages. You prolly watch my videos and join my live shows. You’re covered. I’ll continue to keep you updated on the skills, tips, tricks, and techniques to keep you razor sharp, employed, and getting paid well! Check out this week’s all-out lesson on which skills employers love and why… If you'd like to build a great career and lead a rewarding life, check out some of these other places where I share my teachings: 1. Check out the milewalk Academy, my coaching and training site, for freemiums and premiums. 2. I have hundreds of educational and inspirational videos on my YouTube Channel. 3. Grab any of my three books related to interviewing, hiring, and goal setting. All can be found on my Amazon Author Page. 4. Follow me on Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, TikTok, and Facebook. 5. Stay in touch with me in your email inbox by joining my newsletter here! --Andy
4/10/202348 minutes, 47 seconds
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3 Ways to Make Your Resume More Powerful!

Does your resume say, “Hi, my name’s [whatever your name is]. I’m a [whatever you are]?” Or, does your resume say, “Hi Ms. Recruiter. This is how your company is about to change—for the better? You’ve been waiting for me. I’m here now.” You might be wondering, Coach, how am I supposed to say the latter if I don’t know what the company wants? To which I’d say, “You do know. You’re just prolly not spending any time thinking about it. And, likely not spending any time writing that in your resume.” It’s easy breezy when you know what to think, how to think, what to ask yourself, and where the answers to the questions you just asked yourself go on the resume. You guessed it because I’m a pleaser not a teaser. It's all in today's podcast on how to add more power to your resume! If you'd like to build a great career and lead a rewarding life, check out some of these other places where I share my teachings: 1. Check out the milewalk Academy, my coaching and training site, for freemiums and premiums. 2. I have hundreds of educational and inspirational videos on my YouTube Channel. 3. Grab any of my three books related to interviewing, hiring, and goal setting. All can be found on my Amazon Author Page. 4. Follow me on Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, TikTok, and Facebook. 5. Stay in touch with me in your email inbox by joining my newsletter here! --Andy
4/3/202317 minutes, 9 seconds
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Habits and Systems to be More Productive

I’m not sure when it happened, but somewhere between the time I was born and today the world started operating at Mach speed. On the one hand, I’m not quite sure how I survived as a child without a cell phone, walked to the park, played with my friends, and managed to make it home alive all by myself. Now, it’s hard to be alone anywhere, without accessibility, with hundreds of thoughts racing through your head of all the things you need to do for all the people for whom you need to do them. Oh, I haven’t even gotten to the work stuff yet. Oy! I don’t think I need to keep going for you to get my drift. Are you feeling as overwhelmed as I do? Amiright? We have entirely too many demands on our lives. What’s worse, is most of them—at least the corporate-related ones—are ineffective if not flat out unimportant and unnecessary. How can we manage it all? Focus on getting the right things done quicky? And, work toward the goals that really matter to us? Well, I got a little somethin’ to help you with that! If you'd like to build a great career and lead a rewarding life, check out some of these other places where I share my teachings: 1. Check out the milewalk Academy, my coaching and training site, for freemiums and premiums. 2. I have hundreds of educational and inspirational videos on my YouTube Channel. 3. Grab any of my three books related to interviewing, hiring, and goal setting. All can be found on my Amazon Author Page. 4. Follow me on Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, TikTok, and Facebook. 5. Stay in touch with me in your email inbox by joining my newsletter here! --Andy
3/30/202338 minutes, 35 seconds
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How to Successfully Work on Multiple Projects at the Same Time

I got a great question last week from Adam, one of my mainstays at the Live Office Hours Thursday shows. He asked about handling multiple projects. As someone who has several products (stuff I sell and service), mediums I use to share myself with you (YouTube, blog, books, social media, etc.), and other vehicles I use to reach my goal of becoming the #1 career resource for you, I'm offering my tips on how I’m able to work on all these efforts every day! Check out the little behind-the-scenes mechanics of what makes my little company run smoothly in today’s podcast on how to successfully work on multiple projects at the same time! If you'd like to build a great career and lead a rewarding life, check out some of these other places where I share my teachings: 1. Check out the milewalk Academy, my coaching and training site, for freemiums and premiums. 2. I have hundreds of educational and inspirational videos on my YouTube Channel. 3. Grab any of my three books related to interviewing, hiring, and goal setting. All can be found on my Amazon Author Page. 4. Follow me on Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, TikTok, and Facebook. 5. Stay in touch with me in your email inbox by joining my newsletter here! --Andy
3/24/20237 minutes, 28 seconds
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The Secret Key to Winning Your Job Search Fast

If you’re job searching, you are likely working harder than you should…at the wrong things. You might think you’re working hard on your search. You might think you’re slacking. Regardless of which camp you’re in, 99% odds tell me the problem that’s slowing your job search is the same. No matter who you are or what you do or where you do it, if you just do this ONE thing, your job search results will improve. Pinky swear. 1. Check out the milewalk Academy, my coaching and training site, for freemiums and premiums. 2. I have hundreds of educational and inspirational videos on my YouTube Channel. 3. Grab any of my three books related to interviewing, hiring, and goal setting. All can be found on my Amazon Author Page. 4. Follow me on Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, TikTok, and Facebook. 5. Stay in touch with me in your email inbox by joining my newsletter here! --Andy
3/20/20236 minutes, 31 seconds
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3 Cover Letters Every Job Seeker Needs

I know. Most people think cover letters are stupid. That’s because they don’t look for the beauty in them and what they can do for you. Seek and you shall find. You won’t need to look far because I wrapped the three best cover letters to have and give you the templates and explanations and how-tos in today’s podcast. If you'd like to build a great career and lead a rewarding life, check out some of these other places where I share my teachings: 1. Check out the milewalk Academy, my coaching and training site, for freemiums and premiums. 2. I have hundreds of educational and inspirational videos on my YouTube Channel. 3. Grab any of my three books related to interviewing, hiring, and goal setting. All can be found on my Amazon Author Page. 4. Follow me on Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, TikTok, and Facebook. 5. Stay in touch with me in your email inbox by joining my newsletter here! --Andy
3/13/202332 minutes, 42 seconds
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2 Questions to Ask in a Job Interview That Will Get You Hired

Some questions are better than others to ask employers in a job interview. The ones that get right to the heart of what the employer needs and how you’re going to satisfy those needs is what will set you apart from other job seekers. Join me for today’s lesson as I teach you what those questions are, how to use them, and what to say during your interviews so you get hired! If you'd like to build a great career and lead a rewarding life, check out some of these other places where I share my teachings: 1. Check out the milewalk Academy, my coaching and training site, for freemiums and premiums. 2. I have hundreds of educational and inspirational videos on my YouTube Channel. 3. Grab any of my three books related to interviewing, hiring, and goal setting. All can be found on my Amazon Author Page. 4. Follow me on Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, TikTok, and Facebook. 5. Stay in touch with me in your email inbox by joining my newsletter here! --Andy
2/27/202320 minutes, 13 seconds
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8 Items to Put at the Top of Your Resume to Get More Job Interviews

Did you know there are 8 pieces of information recruiters want to know as soon as they look at your resume? They look right there at the top and want those questions answered as quickly as possible. They’re a pesky bunch, so they get annoyed easily when they can’t find what they’re looking for. It even seems like they hold it against the innocent job seeker too. What'dya say we help you avoid that this week by helping you understand what that information is, where is goes, and how exactly to format it? Join me for today’s lesson on the 8 items to put at the top of your resume to get more job interviews and let’s get you, well, more job interviews! If you'd like to build a great career and lead a rewarding life, check out some of these other places where I share my teachings: 1. Check out the milewalk Academy, my coaching and training site, for freemiums and premiums. 2. I have hundreds of educational and inspirational videos on my YouTube Channel. 3. Grab any of my three books related to interviewing, hiring, and goal setting. All can be found on my Amazon Author Page. 4. Follow me on Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, TikTok, and Facebook. 5. Stay in touch with me in your email inbox by joining my newsletter here! --Andy    
2/20/202337 minutes, 26 seconds
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Get the Most Out of a Job You Don't Like Using This Tactic

Ever have a job you didn’t like? Or were totally bored with? Maybe you liked your job in general, but had some tasks that were mundane or uninteresting. We’ve all encountered this no matter who we are. The big difference between the people who manage and the people who don’t has more to do with the way they approached the task. I often say, “Your success has more to do with where you place your attention than your ability.” When you’re faced with mundaneness, you can max out the experience or you can mail it in. Join me today to get my take on the skill, yes, the skill, I’ve built to handle these situations. In fact, I use this skill to handle ALL my situations… If you'd like to build a great career and lead a rewarding life, check out some of these other places where I share my teachings: 1. Check out the milewalk Academy, my coaching and training site, for freemiums and premiums. 2. I have hundreds of educational and inspirational videos on my YouTube Channel. 3. Grab any of my three books related to interviewing, hiring, and goal setting. All can be found on my Amazon Author Page. 4. Follow me on Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, TikTok, and Facebook. 5. Stay in touch with me in your email inbox by joining my newsletter here! --Andy
2/13/20235 minutes, 45 seconds
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How to Negotiate Salary After Job Offer | Show Your Value in a Counteroffer

Here’s your offer. Let’s be generous. “100K,” says the employer. You’re thinking whaaaa? Did I bomb the interviews, but they somehow are showing mercy by giving me an offer? Now what? We’ll, if it’s a lowball offer, you can totally crush it with my ultimate question. (Not to get sidetracked, but here’s that video from a year ago. Maybe you can watch that later.) If it’s more in the ballpark-ish, but you’re a little bit bruised by the fact it ain’t raining dollar bills, you can make a counteroffer. Please don’t make a counteroffer by citing market pay of which there is no such thing and the employer doesn’t care about. This is the equivalent of saying, “I just want more money because I do.” Please don’t make a counteroffer because you’re moving to a big city where everything is four times the price. The cost-of-living index means nothing more than a food label. Please, pretty please, don’t make a counteroffer by citing you deserve more because you have skills. So does everyone else. Their resumes totally say so. And no one ever lies about that stuff. Make a counteroffer with a lucid, rational, well-thought-out argument that gets the employer’s eyes off your cost and staring at your value. Learn how today! If you'd like to build a great career and lead a rewarding life, check out some of these other places where I share my teachings: Check out the milewalk Academy, my coaching and training site, for freemiums and premiums. I have hundreds of educational and inspirational videos on my YouTube Channel. Grab any of my three books related to interviewing, hiring, and goal setting. All can be found on my Amazon Author Page. Follow me on Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, TikTok, and Facebook. Stay in touch with me in your email inbox by joining my newsletter here! --Andy
2/7/20237 minutes, 53 seconds
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How to Stay Positive in Your Job Search and Improve Your Results

How’s the job search going? “I love job searching,” said no one ever! How about Coach gets you some tips and tricks and techniques and metrics to make it all better? Today’s podcast is about why we get unhappy in our job search, how to fix that, and, while we’re at it, get our mojo back. Most of all, it’s about how to approach your search so you know what to do, what to avoid, and what to track to know you’re on the right, uh, track! And, as a bonus, because everyone loves bonuses, I offer up two of my favorite formulas to run your search! Let’s do it… If you'd like to build a great career and lead a rewarding life, check out some of these other places where I share my teachings: Check out the milewalk Academy, my coaching and training site, for freemiums and premiums. I have hundreds of educational and inspirational videos on my YouTube Channel. Grab any of my three books related to interviewing, hiring, and goal setting. All can be found on my Amazon Author Page. Follow me on Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, TikTok, and Facebook. Stay in touch with me in your email inbox by joining my newsletter here! --Andy
1/31/202343 minutes, 21 seconds
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A Proven Way to Make a Successful Career Change | Case Study

Ever wonder how to change careers? Meet Tracey. She was at her new job in her new career for a short while when she and I connected on this. She couldn’t wait to tell me about it. Before I turn you loose on the valuable, DOZENS of lessons she shares, let me set the table for you on her challenges… She’s in the early stages of her professional life and lives in New York in the US. She had umpteen challenges while trying to change not only jobs, but careers. Here are just a few of her issues, for editorial purposes, I think will hit home: Big career change: She was a performance artist and fitness trainer and wanted to support an ESG organization in an analytical capacity. No experience in the new career: She had virtually no hands-on experience related to these types of organizations or working in the kinds of roles she was interested in pursuing. "Wrong" education: While educated, her studies didn't align to the change she wanted to make, so she needed to quickly supplement her resume with certifications and courses. Narrative issues: During her networking, many people told her, "I don't get your background. I'm not sure how you'll fit." So, she needed to get her storytelling in order and “feed the funnel!” So? What did she do about it? Listen to today’s podcast as she shares exactly how she planned for and approached it, what she did, and what transpired. All I can say is, “Tracey, your table is ready.” If you'd like to build a great career and lead a rewarding life, check out some of these other places where I share my teachings: Check out the milewalk Academy, my coaching and training site, for freemiums and premiums. I have hundreds of educational and inspirational videos on my YouTube Channel. Grab any of my three books related to interviewing, hiring, and goal setting. All can be found on my Amazon Author Page. Follow me on Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, TikTok, and Facebook. Stay in touch with me in your email inbox by joining my newsletter here! --Andy
1/24/202334 minutes, 18 seconds
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How to Make Your Résumé Standout in 2023!

It’s January, which translates to high recruitment season. That means employers are interviewing candidates like crazy. Even so, it’s not exactly like shooting fish in a barrel if your résumé isn’t up to snuff. No matter what month or year it is, you need to put a killer résumé together to not only show potential employers the value you can contribute, but also set the best table for yourself when you get into the interview. What do I always say? “Whenever you set out to do something, plan to win.” Winning in this case means you’re going to get the interview AND job offer. The problem is most job candidates don’t think this many moves down the pipe. They hope for an interview. They hope they’ll do well when they get into the interview. They don’t concentrate on planting all the seeds throughout the entire interviewing process to ensure they have the most leverage when they actually receive the job offer. Well, today, you’re in luck because I’ve got a spectrum of goodies that cover how to make your résumé standout by putting in it exactly what employers want to know. Because I’m so confident they want to know this, I’m certain they’ll ask you about it in the interview. That’s why I’m not only going to show you what goes into the résumé as it relates to your bullet points, but also how to turn those bullets into interview stories. I even have a case study in there for you! Join me for today’s podcast how to make your résumé stand out and interview stories shine in 2023! If you'd like to build a great career and lead a rewarding life, check out some of these other places where I share my teachings: Check out the milewalk Academy, my coaching and training site, for freemiums and premiums. I have hundreds of educational and inspirational videos on my YouTube Channel. Grab any of my three books related to interviewing, hiring, and goal setting. All can be found on my Amazon Author Page. Follow me on Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, TikTok, and Facebook. Stay in touch with me in your email inbox by joining my newsletter here! --Andy
1/17/202358 minutes, 40 seconds
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How to Manage Time During Your Job Search

If you want to be more productive in your job search, today's podcast is for you! If you'd like to build a great career and lead a rewarding life, check out some of these other places where I share my teachings: Check out the milewalk Academy, my coaching and training site, for freemiums and premiums. I have hundreds of educational and inspirational videos on my YouTube Channel. Grab any of my three books related to interviewing, hiring, and goal setting. All can be found on my Amazon Author Page. Follow me on Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, TikTok, and Facebook. Stay in touch with me in your email inbox by joining my newsletter here! --Andy  
1/10/20236 minutes, 18 seconds
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5 Productivity Tips to Get Things Done

Wouldn’t it be great to get more done!? Join me for today’s podcast on 5 fantastic techniques that will make your life wildly more fun, enjoyable, and productive! If you'd like to build a great career and lead a rewarding life, check out some of these other places where I share my teachings: Check out the milewalk Academy, my coaching and training site, for freemiums and premiums. I have hundreds of educational and inspirational videos on my YouTube Channel. Grab any of my three books related to interviewing, hiring, and goal setting. All can be found on my Amazon Author Page. Follow me on Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, TikTok, and Facebook. Stay in touch with me in your email inbox by joining my newsletter here! --Andy
1/6/202349 minutes, 29 seconds
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Job Search Tips for the New Year

January is a great, if not the best, time to search for a new job. It just is. Why? Employers are filled with new hope, new budgets, new directives and a bunch of other "news." Even if this isn’t technically the start of their new fiscal year, they know it’s the time of year employees take stock. They know the best employees will be mobile, so they want to hire those best employees. They also pray their best employees don’t go all mobile on them…as in create unplanned vacancies! I’ve been working for 35 years as an executive in small and large companies, a business owner, executive recruiter, and career coach. A little street cred I’d hope you’d say… …and I’d say, every year I’ve worked, I watch history repeat itself as employers reflect, think, rethink, plan, and scale. This should matter to you whether you’re looking for a new job or not! And, you should use this opportunity to position yourself advantageously. What exactly do you need to do? It’s in today’s podcast on Job Search Tips for the New Year. I give you a behind-the-scenes take on what this looks like inside organizations and the changes to make to your approach to significantly increase your odds of success! If you'd like to build a great career and lead a rewarding life, check out some of these other places where I share my teachings: Check out the milewalk Academy, my coaching and training site, for freemiums and premiums. I have hundreds of educational and inspirational videos on my YouTube Channel. Grab any of my three books related to interviewing, hiring, and goal setting. All can be found on my Amazon Author Page. Follow me on Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, TikTok, and Facebook. Stay in touch with me in your email inbox by joining my newsletter here! --Andy
12/30/202219 minutes, 39 seconds
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#1 Reason Your Job Search Fails and How to Fix It

If you’ve been working your job search and it just ain’t happenin’, I know why. Yes. I do. I know you’re thinking, but Coach, you don’t even know me. So how do you know MY particular job search issue? Easy breezy. It’s the same for 99% of the people who’ve needed my job-search help. Being wrong is not totally out of the realm of possibility, but let’s say I like my odds. Ok. What is it? Answer: You’re not spending your time in the right job search activities. And, you’re prolly spending time on the wrong ones too. Double owie. Let’s get this fixed with today’s podcast on the #1 Reason Your Job Search Fails and How to Fix it! If you'd like to build a great career and lead a rewarding life, check out some of these other places where I share my teachings: Check out the milewalk Academy, my coaching and training site, for freemiums and premiums. I have hundreds of educational and inspirational videos on my YouTube Channel. Grab any of my three books related to interviewing, hiring, and goal setting. All can be found on my Amazon Author Page. Follow me on Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, TikTok, and Facebook. Stay in touch with me in your email inbox by joining my newsletter here! --Andy
12/27/20229 minutes, 29 seconds
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You Have a Lot to Offer this World | Perspective is Everything

If I didn’t know better, I’d think it was hardwired at birth. …an inability to see our true impact. …those wonderful ripples and echoes we make every minute of every day…that affect far more people than we’ll ever know. Where does this myopia come from? Probably a lack of perspective to start and a host of other bandits constantly stealing it whenever we do get some. I’m not entirely sure, but here’s what I do know. YOU matter more than you think you do. No matter your age, occupation, or family life. There are people out there who need you. They rely on you. They need you to do whatever it is you do day in and day out. They need you to do what you ache to do. They need you big time. The title of this week’s podcast pretty much says it all. You have a lot to offer this world. Perspective is everything. If you'd like to build a great career and lead a rewarding life, check out some of these other places where I share my teachings: Check out the milewalk Academy, my coaching and training site, for freemiums and premiums. I have hundreds of educational and inspirational videos on my YouTube Channel. Grab any of my three books related to interviewing, hiring, and goal setting. All can be found on my Amazon Author Page. Follow me on Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, TikTok, and Facebook. Stay in touch with me in your email inbox by joining my newsletter here! --Andy
12/23/20225 minutes, 53 seconds
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How to Get Rid of Nerves in a Job Interview

Ever choke? Lay an egg so to speak? “Me neither,” said me never. But, let’s just say for sake of email argument, there’s a teensy-weensy possibility you might during an upcoming interview. Does this go through your head… What if I don’t perform well? What if they don’t like me? What if they ask me that silly question I always flub? What if, what if, what if? Ba, bu, blah, blah, blah. You are going into a future and paying a debt you don’t need to pay now or probably ever! Not to mention, you’re not completely focused on what you should be focused on—nailing the interview! Wanna put those nerves or anxiety in their rightful place? Then, today’s your lucky day. Check out this podcast on How to Get Rid of Nerves in a Job Interview. Enjoy! If you'd like to build a great career and lead a rewarding life, check out some of these other places where I share my teachings: Check out the milewalk Academy, my coaching and training site, for freemiums and premiums. I have hundreds of educational and inspirational videos on my YouTube Channel. Grab any of my three books related to interviewing, hiring, and goal setting. All can be found on my Amazon Author Page. Follow me on Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, TikTok, and Facebook. Stay in touch with me in your email inbox by joining my newsletter here! --Andy
12/20/202210 minutes, 37 seconds
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How to Set Goals the Right Way

Do you have trouble accomplishing your goals? Afraid you'll never be able to achieve that BHAG (Big Hairy Audacious Goal)? Don't you worry! I've got you covered in today's podcast on how to set goals the right way! Enjoy! If you'd like to build a great career and lead a rewarding life, check out some of these other places where I share my teachings: Check out the milewalk Academy, my coaching and training site, for freemiums and premiums. I have hundreds of educational and inspirational videos on my YouTube Channel. Grab any of my three books related to interviewing, hiring, and goal setting. All can be found on my Amazon Author Page. Follow me on Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, TikTok, and Facebook. Stay in touch with me in your email inbox by joining my newsletter here! --Andy
12/16/20229 minutes, 41 seconds
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How to Determine How Far Back Your Resume Should Go

What does a resume do? Answer: It gets you a job interview by MARKETING you, your background, and expertise. Amiright? Then, why for the love of all that is holy, would anyone tell you there's an exact number of years—10, 15, 20—an employer cares to see on your resume and the rest doesn't matter? This is the problem with the world. Any idiot with a cell phone can turn it on and call themself a career coach. Ahhhhhhhhh. The exact answer is...it depends on what markets you best! That's how you determine how far back YOUR resume should go! Of course, there are some other tricks too otherwise I wouldn’t have created this week’s video for you. Catch this week's podcast on How to Determine How Far Back Your Resume Should Go to set yourself (or at least your resume) apart! Enjoy! If you'd like to build a great career and lead a rewarding life, check out some of these other places where I share my teachings: Check out the milewalk Academy, my coaching and training site, for freemiums and premiums. I have hundreds of educational and inspirational videos on my YouTube Channel. Grab any of my three books related to interviewing, hiring, and goal setting. All can be found on my Amazon Author Page. Follow me on Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, TikTok, and Facebook. Stay in touch with me in your email inbox by joining my newsletter here! --Andy
12/13/20225 minutes, 27 seconds
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How to Self Reflect so You Improve Your Life

I’ve long claimed no matter how successful you are, you’ll never feel successful if you don’t reflect. Reflection is a skill. It’s a tool. It’s powerful in that multi-dimensional sorta way. True reflection requires time, effort, and discipline, which usually means most people won’t do it. The great news is a little bit of reflection goes a long way. I do it daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annually. And, NO, it does not require hours. December is a great time to take stock of all the wonderful moments you’ve had and lessons you’ve learned. Becoming more conscious of them and interpreting them with the right mindset will benefit you now and in the long run. I reflect on nine categories when I do my annual reflection. But, to be clear, this is NOT about looking at where your marriage is or career is or major buckets that tend to consume your life. Reflection, to me, is about asking yourself the right questions—the ones that hurt your brain a little because they require you to stop whatever you’re doing, think, and, most importantly, interpret what actually happened. See, here’s the thing. When you're in a present moment, it's impossible to know whether you're experiencing a high or low. That's only seeable when you turn around. But, when you look forward, you have the power to change that moment to whatever you want it to mean. Check out this podcast on How to Self-Reflect so You Improve Your Life so you can start feeling better about your accomplishments! Enjoy! If you'd like to build a great career and lead a rewarding life, check out some of these other places where I share my teachings: Check out the milewalk Academy, my coaching and training site, for freemiums and premiums. I have hundreds of educational and inspirational videos on my YouTube Channel. Grab any of my three books related to interviewing, hiring, and goal setting. All can be found on my Amazon Author Page. Follow me on Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, TikTok, and Facebook. Stay in touch with me in your email inbox by joining my newsletter here! --Andy
12/8/20225 minutes, 21 seconds
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A Story on How a Company's Culture is All Around You

It’s all around you and it’s difficult to make it tangible. Although, sometimes, it does seem palpable. Maybe. Companies think they have it and they’re right. Except most times they’re not right about the one they have. What is it? Culture. The word itself is meaningless. The adjectives used to describe it are meaningful. The behavior that reinforces it is the be-all end-all. That is, if and only if the behavior matches the actual company culture the organization want to promote. In The Hiring Prophecies: Psychology behind Recruiting Successful Employees, I wrote extensively about culture, how to define it, build it, promote it, and, of course, outlined the 20 most common adjectives used to describe it. Of course. But, how is a job seeker or employee gonna notice it? Whether it matches what they want? The signs are everywhere. In today’s podcast, A Story on How a Company’s Culture is All Around You, I share a story (well, you knew that already) about a time I worked with an organization who used a project name as a reminder. It served as a constant cue to get the behavior they wanted—and needed—to get to where they wanted to go. Enjoy! If you'd like to build a great career and lead a rewarding life, check out some of these other places where I share my teachings: Check out the milewalk Academy, my coaching and training site, for freemiums and premiums. I have hundreds of educational and inspirational videos on my YouTube Channel. Grab any of my three books related to interviewing, hiring, and goal setting. All can be found on my Amazon Author Page. Follow me on Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, TikTok, and Facebook. Stay in touch with me in your email inbox by joining my newsletter here! --Andy
12/6/20227 minutes, 36 seconds
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My Career Achievements Journal | The Tool Every Job Seeker and Employee Needs

Whether you’re job searching or simply trying to collect your career accomplishments, I’ve got a beauty for you today. Long ago, I created a tool called my Career Achievements Journal. (It’s a FREE download.) My goal is to make sure you understand: The information that goes into resume bullets to make them powerful. The details which provide context that make your interview stories shine. The valuable information that shows your current (or future) employer the impact you’ve made. Talk about a triple-header! This week’s podcast is about what that information is and how to capture it. So, join me for My Career Achievements Journal | The Tool Every Job Seeker and Employee Needs so you can shine bright, reflect on your accomplishments, and know how to sell yourself throughout your career! Warning: It’s a tool you’ll wish you had earlier in your career, but the good news is you can start using it NOW! Enjoy! If you'd like to build a great career and lead a rewarding life, check out some of these other places where I share my teachings: Check out the milewalk Academy, my coaching and training site, for freemiums and premiums. I have hundreds of educational and inspirational videos on my YouTube Channel. Grab any of my three books related to interviewing, hiring, and goal setting. All can be found on my Amazon Author Page. Follow me on Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, TikTok, and Facebook. Stay in touch with me in your email inbox by joining my newsletter here! --Andy
12/1/202227 minutes, 16 seconds
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How to Market Yourself During Your Job Search

There is not one single solitary thing wrong with you. There isn’t. Don’t feel that way? Wondering why you aren’t getting hired? Or even a measly interview? It’s your marketing of you. Period. End of story. No. Really. You don’t need to change your hair style or dye it. Don’t worry about the lighting in your Zoom interview. Focus on the major ingredients like your job search marketing plan! Didn’t know you needed one? Or even what that is? Imagine how much more successful your job search would be if you thought through… Your target market (you have a multi-dimensional one). Their problems and how you’ve solved them. And, the marketing-speak around how you solved them. The need for, uh, YOU! Your special features. Your marketing pitch in short, short-medium, medium, and long form. Your illustrious work history (or, as Coach Andy calls it…your Marketing Document AKA Resume or CV). Your pre-search, search, post-search activities. I mean, are you as breathless right now as I was when I typed this?!?! Then, let’s get right to it in How to Market Yourself During Your Job Search! If you'd like to build a great career and lead a rewarding life, check out some of these other places where I share my teachings: Check out the milewalk Academy, my coaching and training site, for freemiums and premiums. I have hundreds of educational and inspirational videos on my YouTube Channel. Grab any of my three books related to interviewing, hiring, and goal setting. All can be found on my Amazon Author Page. Follow me on Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, TikTok, and Facebook. Stay in touch with me in your email inbox by joining my newsletter here! --Andy
11/29/202238 minutes, 4 seconds
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Realize You Are ALWAYS a Work in Progress

Go easy on yourself. You’re a WIP. I’m a WIP. That’s work in progress. You are perpetually in a state of change. Most people don’t realize this. They live their lives every single moment as if they’re complete. You are an ever-evolving person. Let’s just hope you’re E-volving and not going in the other direction. It IS possible to do that. Actually, it’s all too easy to do that, in fact. To make sure that doesn’t happen, I have a little podcast to get you charged up today. It’s called Realize You Are ALWAYS a Work in Progress. It’s a shorty, but a goody and I saved it for the day after Thanksgiving for ya. I know you’re busy relaxing (my Dad says I even rest intensely), but I thought this 5-minute jolt of inspiration would make you smile! If you'd like to build a great career and lead a rewarding life, check out some of these other places where I share my teachings: Check out the milewalk Academy, my coaching and training site, for freemiums and premiums. I have hundreds of educational and inspirational videos on my YouTube Channel. Grab any of my three books related to interviewing, hiring, and goal setting. All can be found on my Amazon Author Page. Follow me on Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, TikTok, and Facebook. Stay in touch with me in your email inbox by joining my newsletter here! --Andy
11/25/20225 minutes, 28 seconds
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How to Ask Questions About a Company's Culture | The Reverse Critical Behavioral Interview Technique

Have you ever taken a job and wondered what they hey???? The employer lied to me in the interview! This company is so not congenial, autonomous, collaborative.  There is no work/life balance and the deadlines are horrific. What gives? I’ll tell you what gives. You didn’t ask very good questions. Or, you didn’t ask your questions the right way. It is my belief (prolly because I have faith in people) interviewers do not lie to you in the interview. They respond to the questions you ask, based on the way you ask them, and offer insight into what they think you want to know. Sounds reasonable to me. BUT, as in a capital BUT, you need to ask your questions so you’re eliciting proof of their behavior. You assess their behavior—and likely what you’re getting yourself into—based on actual evidence not theories or circumstantial information. Trackin’? Wanna know how? Listen to How to Ask Questions About a Company’s Culture | The Reverse Critical Behavioral Interview Technique! Enjoy! If you'd like to build a great career and lead a rewarding life, check out some of these other places where I share my teachings: Check out the milewalk Academy, my coaching and training site, for freemiums and premiums. I have hundreds of educational and inspirational videos on my YouTube Channel. Grab any of my three books related to interviewing, hiring, and goal setting. All can be found on my Amazon Author Page. Follow me on Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, TikTok, and Facebook. Stay in touch with me in your email inbox by joining my newsletter here! --Andy
11/22/20225 minutes, 24 seconds
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How to Negotiate a Raise During Your Promotion

We’re heading into the end of the year, which means your employer, hopefully, is considering giving you a pay raise or a promotion or both. Yeah! Ever wondered whether you should negotiate your raise? Let’s not keep you in suspense to which I’ll ask, “Why would you ever not negotiate it?” Getting paid too much are we? LOL. If that’s you, skip today’s podcast. But, if you’re like the rest of us grinders, enjoy the show. The technique is extremely potent when used properly and most employers will never expect it—but it flat out works. Take a listen to How to Negotiate a Raise During Your Promotion to make sure you get the salary increase you deserve! If you'd like to build a great career and lead a rewarding life, check out some of these other places where I share my teachings: Check out the milewalk Academy, my coaching and training site, for freemiums and premiums. I have hundreds of educational and inspirational videos on my YouTube Channel. Grab any of my three books related to interviewing, hiring, and goal setting. All can be found on my Amazon Author Page. Follow me on Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, TikTok, and Facebook. Stay in touch with me in your email inbox by joining my newsletter here! --Andy
11/18/202210 minutes, 55 seconds
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9 Steps to a Successful Job Search | My Personal Story

I KNOW job searching is tough. I don’t just teach it, I’ve done it. I live it with so many of you I feel as if I’m going through it with you. I thought it was about time I turned the tables and shared with you exactly how I found my last corporate job. I’m even gonna throw in some bonus pieces about what I did to change my role right after I started. And, wouldn’t ya know it, all the tactics I used in 2003 way back when dirt was discovered are the exact same ones I teach today. Here’s a funny. It’s even easier for job seeker’s today than it’s ever been. That is a capital “T” truth…provided you take the right steps and don’t do something silly like continue to shove your resume into the Applicant Trashing System. Regaling starts once you fire up the podcast on 9 Steps to Job Search Success | My Personal Story! If you'd like to build a great career and lead a rewarding life, check out some of these other places where I share my teachings: Check out the milewalk Academy, my coaching and training site, for freemiums and premiums. I have hundreds of educational and inspirational videos on my YouTube Channel. Grab any of my three books related to interviewing, hiring, and goal setting. All can be found on my Amazon Author Page. Follow me on Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, TikTok, and Facebook. Stay in touch with me in your email inbox by joining my newsletter here! --Andy
11/15/202229 minutes, 12 seconds
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How to Ask for a Pay Raise When You Get More Responsibilities

Lots of people changing jobs these past few years. Amiright? But, what about if you’re a beloved, faithful employee? You know the kind. The ones getting dumped on with extra work when everyone heads for the exits? Take Catherine for example. She started a new job in March and her direct supervisor quit in June. She inherited her boss’s responsibilities and wants to know how to get more money if she’s doing more work! So, I gave her my 5-step process to ask for a raise. Maybe you can use it too? Or, maybe you can consider this technique when negotiating your new job offer? Oh, the possibilities of applying this technique are endless! So, make sure to join me for today’s podcast on How to Ask for a Pay Raise When You Get More Responsibilities! If you'd like to build a great career and lead a rewarding life, check out some of these other places where I share my teachings: Check out the milewalk Academy, my coaching and training site, for freemiums and premiums. I have hundreds of educational and inspirational videos on my YouTube Channel. Grab any of my three books related to interviewing, hiring, and goal setting. All can be found on my Amazon Author Page. Follow me on Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, TikTok, and Facebook. Stay in touch with me in your email inbox by joining my newsletter here! --Andy
11/11/202211 minutes, 50 seconds
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How to Impress the Job Interviewers at Every Stage

Right now, it’s hiring silly season for employers and they’re interviewing job candidates like crazy. Don’t believe any career coach who tells you to slow down your search. Everyone is SO NOT out on holiday. Companies are panicking because they’re looking at their 2023 budgets and wondering where on Earth they’re gonna get all the great new employees to work those projects. I keep telling every employer I know they don’t need to look any further than Andy’s community! Amiright? How about today I give you one very sweet video to help you impress the job interviewer over and over and over until your new payday? I’ll cover how to capture their attention right after you get the obligatory “Hello!” outta your mouth? And, when you intro yourself “at length!” And, how about when you answer a “real” job interview question? And, when YOU ask a question! And, when you close the deal! It’s tough to dazzle and dazzle and dazzle, but it won’t be after today. Join me for this week’s new podcast on How to Impress the Job Interviewers at Every Stage! If you'd like to build a great career and lead a rewarding life, check out some of these other places where I share my teachings: 1. Check out the milewalk Academy, my coaching and training site, for freemiums and premiums. 2. I have hundreds of educational and inspirational videos on my YouTube Channel. 3. Grab any of my three books related to interviewing, hiring, and goal setting. All can be found on my Amazon Author Page. 4. Follow me on Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, TikTok, and Facebook. 5. Stay in touch with me in your email inbox by joining my newsletter here! --Andy
11/8/202231 minutes, 22 seconds
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Professional Networking | Tips from Success Stories

Is your network helping you? They want to. More than you know. They just need a little help from you. It’s true. I’ve talked long and hard about this throughout the years. Put oh so many videos and podcasts out there on the Internet-z about networking. Let’s see… I’ve talked about how to network when you’re job searching, turning applications into networking opps, using networking groups, fixing referral mistakes, and, of course, how to actually build a professional network. I even talked about crafting the perfect networking message. You can check out an entire playlist here if you want. Today, I’m bringing you a podcast on why it’s so important to be networking right now. Whether you’re job searching, building your network for the future, or applying to college (yes, this too!), networking works if you do it the right way! If you'd like to build a great career and lead a rewarding life, check out some of these other places where I share my teachings: 1. Check out the milewalk Academy, my coaching and training site, for freemiums and premiums. 2. I have hundreds of educational and inspirational videos on my YouTube Channel. 3. Grab any of my three books related to interviewing, hiring, and goal setting. All can be found on my Amazon Author Page. 4. Follow me on Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, TikTok, and Facebook. 5. Stay in touch with me in your email inbox by joining my newsletter here! --Andy
11/4/202215 minutes, 47 seconds
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How to Describe Yourself in One Sentence | The Elevator Pitch

Tell me…is there anything more difficult than taking your “entire” life, your purpose, and your mission and trying to share it…quickly? So someone can remember it? Challenge Alert: How quickly can you introduce yourself? Speed matters. Impact matters. And, you need to be memorable! What if I promised you a great way to introduce yourself at an interview, in an email, on your LinkedIn headline, at a job fair, or at a network event? Would you take me up on it? Spend a few minutes with me? You’re in luck. In today’s podcast, I’ll teach you the external and internal value of having this super tight, powerful pitch, three key components to include, and the exact sentence structure (remember, I’m a pleaser not a teaser). Join me for How to Describe Yourself in One Sentence | The Elevator Pitch! If you'd like to build a great career and lead a rewarding life, check out some of these other places where I share my teachings: 1. Check out the milewalk Academy, my coaching and training site, for freemiums and premiums. 2. I have hundreds of educational and inspirational videos on my YouTube Channel. 3. Grab any of my three books related to interviewing, hiring, and goal setting. All can be found on my Amazon Author Page. 4. Follow me on Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, TikTok, and Facebook. 5. Stay in touch with me in your email inbox by joining my newsletter here! --Andy
11/1/202215 minutes, 42 seconds
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How to Avoid Burnout When Working Toward Your Goals

Many want it. The good life. The few. They want the great life. The rest. What’s left. You guessed it. They pursue heights so high that most people dismiss them as unattainable. Whichever group you’re in, I know you’ll eventually pursue some personal Mount Everest. You know the one I’m talking about. The one that, somewhere along the climb, makes you question your choices. Whether it’s a project that takes a week that seems like “the longest week ever” or 20 years to pursue your life’s dream, you’re gonna encounter the “B” word. If you haven’t encountered the B word, you’re probably settling. Ouch. True. Burnout happens. Ask anyone who’s pursued a worthy dream. It’s not if. It’s when. No shortcut ever gave you what you deserved nor ever will. The long and worthy road is filled with a few…”Hang on. I gotta catch my breaths.” I want to help you make sure you get what you deserve, so I’m giving you a bit of my formula on how I manage to “enjoy the doing” during the lengthy pursuits of my biggest goals. Join me and Celia for How to Avoid Burnout when Working Toward Your Goals! If you'd like to build a great career and lead a rewarding life, check out some of these other places where I share my teachings: 1. Check out the milewalk Academy, my coaching and training site, for freemiums and premiums. 2. I have hundreds of educational and inspirational videos on my YouTube Channel. 3. Grab any of my three books related to interviewing, hiring, and goal setting. All can be found on my Amazon Author Page. 4. Follow me on Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter. 5. Stay in touch with me in your email inbox by joining my newsletter here! --Andy
10/28/20227 minutes, 2 seconds
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How to Improve Job Search Productivity

Ever feel like you’re working hard on your job search, but you’re not getting the output you’d expect? Or, maybe you’re just not sure how to allocate your time each day to search? You might have all day to work your job search or only an hour in the evening. Either way, I’d like to help you get more out of your time and effort. A few weeks ago, one of my #BOOTCAMPERS Cisco asked… “Time management and routine when job searching is key as we all know it. Networking, boss hunting, etc. will need to take a significant chunk of our time. [….] How do you recommend we balance our time and energy because I often feel guilty for not spending all my time on “feeding the funnel” versus [other activities] which have actual [long-term] measurable value and deliverables?” Do you feel this way or wonder this? Good news. This week’s podcast is my conversation with Cisco on how I apply this in my life and how I suggest approaching it in your job search. Enjoy How to Improve Your Job Search Productivity and let’s start getting you more job interviews and offers! If you'd like to build a great career and lead a rewarding life, check out some of these other places where I share my teachings: 1. Check out the milewalk Academy, my coaching and training site, for freemiums and premiums. 2. I have hundreds of educational and inspirational videos on my YouTube Channel. 3. Grab any of my three books related to interviewing, hiring, and goal setting. All can be found on my Amazon Author Page. 4. Follow me on Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, and TikTok. 5. Stay in touch with me in your email inbox by joining my newsletter here! --Andy
10/25/202212 minutes, 15 seconds
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Job Search Challenge® | Advanced Level Tactics

I have this expression whenever I undertake something new. Mind you, this is something I say to myself AND I only say it after I’m certain of two things. First, I’m getting great instruction from someone who actually knows what they’re doing. (You don’t always find the right coach on your first attempt. Unless you found me on your first attempt. Then, lucky you. Ha ha!) Second, I’ve made a commitment to the effort. Once those prerequisites are in order, I tell myself… “Shut up and put in the reps.” That’s my north-side-of-Chicago-neighborhood-y way of saying, “Don’t question stuff yet. Get in there. Do the work. Build the discipline. Gather the data. Then adjust only after you’ve experienced and know more.” Until I reach that point, I haven’t earned the right to question anything. When it comes to job searching, I gave you the put-in-the-reps formula to help you find your dream job the fastest. I did that all the way back in November 2018 and again in the summer of 2019 and then again in the fall of 2019. It’s my Job Search Challenge®, which I designed so you would know which activities within the job search actually lead to the results you want. As a quick recap, I distilled it down into manageable activities: Target 3 companies (potential employers) each day. Identify one individual in those 3 companies each day (e.g., boss, senior person, HR, recruiter, teammate). Send a thoughtful message in the direction of, if not directly to, those individuals each day. Easy breezy. A put-in-the-reps kinda formula that is simple enough to understand with a narrow-enough focus to keep you concentrated on the right activities. Plus, you can easily gather insight and data to assess what is working or make the proper adjustments. It works. Let’s say you believe me… It’s 2022. You might think we live in a totally different world now. But, 99.9% of what I teach you will never go out of style. Even so, I’m always looking to amp up my game and I want you to amp up yours. So, I’ve created a next-level-job-search-challenge that goes beyond the shut-up-and-put-in-the-reps techniques. It’s my hope this advanced approach will go beyond helping you achieve the results you want. I want you to not only experience the job search, but also gain all the benefits this experience can offer you. Don’t just job search. That might lead to just a job. Truly experience what you’re doing so that experience and the benefits you receive because of it continue to pay you back for the rest of your life. Make sure before you take in this episode today you listen to the Job Search Challenge® Put-In-The-Reps Version (Part 1). And, of course, enjoy the souped-up Job Search Challenge® | Advanced Level Tactics Version (Part 2). Go get ‘em. If you'd like to build a great career and lead a rewarding life, check out some of these other places where I share my teachings: 1. Check out the milewalk Academy, my coaching and training site, for freemiums and premiums. 2. I have hundreds of educational and inspirational videos on my YouTube Channel. 3. Grab any of my three books related to interviewing, hiring, and goal setting. All can be found on my Amazon Author Page. 4. Follow me on Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter. 5. Stay in touch with me in your email inbox by joining my newsletter here! --Andy
10/21/202237 minutes, 57 seconds
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Job Search Challenge® That Gets Interviews

Job searching is hard, like, really hard. It’s even hard in the best of times, which we have now seasonally entered. November through February. That’s right. Start licking your chops. It’s officially open season on all things finding-your-dream-job related. Where I live the weather stinks this time of year, but finding that sweet job in never easier than in these months. Wait. Whaaaa? Doesn’t feel like it? Fact of the matter is, it makes no difference what the employment market looks like, what month it is, or what holiday the world is or isn’t celebrating if you don’t know HOW to job search! Enter my—proven—job search challenge®. I’m in the mood to make some promises so let’s do just that. If… …you do what I challenge you to do and simply follow the steps (heck, just go through the motions but you get bonus points for positive energy), you will get traction. Bold words. I know. How do I know? Because it’s been proven over and over and over again by people just like you. Yes. The ones that are, uh, in my age group. Yes. The ones that live in rural places without all those booming companies. Yes. The ones without all the “required” skills on those ridiculous job descriptions. Yes. Those returning to the workforce after being away because [plop in any reason here]. Yes. Those people who [insert whatever you can think of here] too! What’s more, if you take the challenge, you will even surprise yourself at how easy it becomes to email total strangers. (Don’t get me started on how I think strangers are just friends I haven’t met yet.) You’ll become more consistent, confident, care-free, and a whole bunch of other cool “C” words. Gimme 36 minutes for today’s podcast on a Job Search Challenge® That Gets Interviews! Here’s another promise. It’ll be worth it. If you'd like to build a great career and lead a rewarding life, check out some of these other places where I share my teachings: 1. Check out the milewalk Academy, my coaching and training site, for freemiums and premiums. 2. I have hundreds of educational and inspirational videos on my YouTube Channel. 3. Grab any of my three books related to interviewing, hiring, and goal setting. All can be found on my Amazon Author Page. 4. Follow me on Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter. 5. Stay in touch with me in your email inbox by joining my newsletter here! --Andy
10/18/202236 minutes, 13 seconds
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The Top 1% at Their Job Focus on This

I have a saying. It’s one of my Today’s Lines to Live By®, which you can catch daily on my Instagram. “Short-timers focus on wins. Long-timers focus on plans.” That’s true. Short-timers focus on wins, which usually causes them to lose. And quit. That’s how they become short-timers. Get it? Long-timers focus on the plan and the planning process. And, they obsess over abilities they need to grow to add cool checkmarks next to the stuff on their plans. This, in turn, causes them to grow faster, live happier existences, and, oddly, win more. Or, at least win bigger. Build strategy. Add plans. Work the plans. Stay the course. There is one ingredient in working a top-1-%-er plan I consider the secret to the sauce. Catch it in the week’s podcast on The Top 1% at Their Job Focus on This. If you'd like to build a great career and lead a rewarding life, check out some of these other places where I share my teachings: 1. Check out the milewalk Academy, my coaching and training site, for freemiums and premiums. 2. I have hundreds of educational and inspirational videos on my YouTube Channel. 3. Grab any of my three books related to interviewing, hiring, and goal setting. All can be found on my Amazon Author Page. 4. Follow me on Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter. 5. Stay in touch with me in your email inbox by joining my newsletter here! --Andy
10/14/20227 minutes, 46 seconds
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Salary Negotiation Tactics That Get You Paid More!

I wish I could negotiate your salary for you. I truly do. Actually, I wish I could be with you every step of the entire recruitment process because, technically, you’re negotiating from the moment you send in your resume and cover letter. Since it isn’t very likely your future employer will let your fun, affable career coach accompany you through the process, I thought it’d be a good idea to record this week’s podcast for you so you can negotiate the heck outta your next job offer! Inside, I hit over a dozen tips, tricks, tactics, and secrets related to the Dos and Don’ts of building your salary negotiation power. I cover BEFORE the process starts, continue to when you actually start, during the job interviews, at the true negotiation, and, of course, round it out with your inevitable counteroffer on your way to the bank. Enjoy today’s podcast on Salary Negotiation Tactics That Get You Paid More and think of me with every automatic deposit! If you'd like to build a great career and lead a rewarding life, check out some of these other places where I share my teachings: 1. Check out the milewalk Academy, my coaching and training site, for freemiums and premiums. 2. I have hundreds of educational and inspirational videos on my YouTube Channel. 3. Grab any of my three books related to interviewing, hiring, and goal setting. All can be found on my Amazon Author Page. 4. Follow me on Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter. 5. Stay in touch with me in your email inbox by joining my newsletter here! --Andy
10/11/202242 minutes, 46 seconds
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Motivation Medley to Get What You Want

There are so many reasons we don’t have what we want. Usually, not always, they’re surmountable. Some of the time, it’s in our head. Much of the time, we simply don’t want to make the, uh, time. But, I’ll step out on a limb here. In virtually all of the cases, you have the ability. In fact, I’ve never met anyone whose effort couldn’t beat their talent level. Change is never function of ability. It’s a function of desire. If you have the aspiration, you can fulfill it with enough hard work—and time. Over the years, I’ve covered how to overcome many of the mental and tactical roadblocks. I thought it was about time to mesh together a medley of some of my motivational favs. Inside this week’s podcast are 11 separate lessons to inspire you to chase—and accomplish—your dreams. (Breakdown of times is in the PS.) Join me for today’s podcast Motivation Medley to Get What You Want to get charged and in motion! For today’s podcast, here’s a list to help you revisit you favorite messages whenever you need them. 00:00 Don’t be afraid to start small. 03:16 Wisdom is expensive, perspective is cheap. 05:25 Change is never a function of ability. 06:28 Realize you’re always a work in progress. 11:45 Why you undervalue yourself and how to stop. 15:33 How to get over procrastination (AKA Real life isn't Microsoft Office). 17:40 Smart goals are dumb. 20:27 Short-timers focus on wins, long-timers study their plans. 24:08 What it takes to get what you want. 31:54 Adopting the mindset to be a zebra in life. 35:27 Everything you do matters because we are all connected. If you'd like to build a great career and lead a rewarding life, check out some of these other places where I share my teachings: 1. Check out the milewalk Academy, my coaching and training site, for freemiums and premiums. 2. I have hundreds of educational and inspirational videos on my YouTube Channel. 3. Grab any of my three books related to interviewing, hiring, and goal setting. All can be found on my Amazon Author Page. 4. Follow me on Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter. 5. Stay in touch with me in your email inbox by joining my newsletter here! --Andy
10/7/202242 minutes, 47 seconds
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How to Show Your Value to Employers so You Get Hired

Do you wonder what employers want to know about you? That answer is actually quite simple. But, making sure you know what that is and delivering the message so they receive it with zero distortion? Well, that’s the stuff legends are made of. Or, members of Andy’s community! At least after today. It’s not just here’s who I am, here’s what I do, here’s how I can help you. Yawn. Getting hired is about so much more than having a shiny resume with all the right keywords. It’s about so much more than telling great interview stories. There are stars that must align. There is a level of congruence that begins with what you’ve accomplished historically, what you want presently, how you package it up in your marketing messages so it hits what the employer needs, and how you drive home your worth during the job interviews. Job seekers screw this up because there’s often something broken along this chain. In today’s podcast on How to Show Your Value to Employers so You Get Hired, I teach how to get rid of any weak links and hit the bulls-eye on exactly what employers want to know! If you'd like to build a great career and lead a rewarding life, check out some of these other places where I share my teachings: 1. Check out the milewalk Academy, my coaching and training site, for freemiums and premiums. 2. I have hundreds of educational and inspirational videos on my YouTube Channel. 3. Grab any of my three books related to interviewing, hiring, and goal setting. All can be found on my Amazon Author Page. 4. Follow me on Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter. 4. Stay in touch with me in your email inbox by joining my newsletter here! --Andy
10/4/202229 minutes, 11 seconds
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A Simple Formula to Develop Empathy

Empathy doesn’t sound sexy, but it’s like still water that runs deep. It’s like roots of giant trees you wonder how can possibly stand so tall. And, yet, so few people are actually empathetic. Why? Because you have never, not ever, had an experience that you were not at the absolute center of. Your thoughts and feelings about those experiences are automatic. My experience of the same scene needs to be communicated to you. My feelings need to be communicated to you. And even if I did that perfectly, you still wouldn’t be able to know exactly how I feel. That’s because my current experience (with you) is nuanced by all the other experiences I’ve had. Which, by the way, you haven’t had! So, how is one to become a better person, better communicator, better at understanding their friends, partners, and spouses. How does one become better at providing service or anticipating reactions or so many other desired life and business skills? You need to stop being automatic. The formula is not hard. The practice and execution are excruciatingly hard. So hard that so many give up so easily. So? So, don’t let that be you! Join me for today’s podcast to learn a simple, yet very effective formula for developing empathy! If you'd like to build a great career and lead a rewarding life, check out some of these other places where I share my teachings: 1. Check out the milewalk Academy, my coaching and training site, for freemiums and premiums. 2. I have hundreds of educational and inspirational videos on my YouTube Channel. 3. Grab any of my three books related to interviewing, hiring, and goal setting. All can be found on my Amazon Author Page. 4. Follow me on Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter. 5. Stay in touch with me in your email inbox by joining my newsletter here! --Andy
9/30/20228 minutes, 31 seconds
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How to Answer 11 Common Types of Job Interview Questions

Interviews are complicated. They get further complicated when interviewers ask bad questions which in turn gets exacerbated by job candidates trying to regurgitate interview speak. It’s really a stitch except for the part about you needing the new job. Enter your Coach to reassure you we can simplify things. The first thing you’ll need to do is listen to this week’s podcast as I break down the 11 most common types of interview questions and how to answer them. Then you’ll know how to answer everything from the lazy questions to the silly questions to the questions they ask that make you go all Nostradamus. I even threw in the regrettables, the oh-so-ugh Sophie’s choice, and a few of my other favs (Negative Nelly, deal breakers, etc.). They’re all in there. 17 minutes. Easy peasy. If you'd like to build a great career and lead a rewarding life, check out some of these other places where I share my teachings: 1. Check out the milewalk Academy, my coaching and training site, for freemiums and premiums. 2. I have hundreds of educational and inspirational videos on my YouTube Channel. 3. Grab any of my three books related to interviewing, hiring, and goal setting. All can be found on my Amazon Author Page. 4. Follow me on Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter. 5. Stay in touch with me in your email inbox by joining my newsletter here!
9/27/202217 minutes, 50 seconds
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3 Keys to Get a Higher Pay Raise Right Now

Money. Actually, more like money you’ll get in the future. Money is funny that way, especially when the money we’re talking about is your salary. We negotiate like heck for what we’ll be paid in the future. So, why is it that so many employees try to argue for a new salary based on what they did in the past? Wasn’t that so yesteryear? Wasn’t that so your last job? Past performance is not an indicator of future performance when I change the variables. Here’s a funny. I earned a nice living as an executive recruiter. Then, I became a career coach. And, well, as smart as that rich executive recruiter guy was, that new career coach didn’t know $h!t about email marketing, YouTube-ing, podcasting, and TikTok-ing (still don’t). I could have argued with myself and said, “Self. You’ve been awesome at recruitment, sales, serving your clients, and everything else that goes with it. I’m sure you know your stuff and can explain it to all those people who live in Germany, Canada, and California. Here’s a big fat raise.” Then, I would have fired myself in the first year. Splat. Career coach guy didn’t only not earn more money. He didn’t even earn less money. He actually lost money. Ouch! (I’ll stop the 3rd-person thing now.) You might be thinking, well, you were making a career change, so that makes sense. Okay, but are you getting a new payday because you’re doing the same job? Why would an employer give you more money for doing the same thing? Inflation? Don’t think so Oh, you got a fat promotion? Or more responsibilities? Ah. Hell to the YEAH! So, that means you’re in a new position? How can I, your boss, know for certain you’ll do well? (Remember, past performance is a funny thing and we have some new variables here.) I think you get the gist by now. Good news is I won’t be the one you’ll need to negotiate your raise with. Better news is I’m giving you the what-to-do to earn more money—in the future. Think of me with every paycheck that is auto-deposited into your bank account. Listen and cha-ching. If you'd like to build a great career and lead a rewarding life, check out some of these other places where I share my teachings: 1. Check out the milewalk Academy, my coaching and training site, for freemiums and premiums. 2. I have hundreds of educational and inspirational videos on my YouTube Channel. 3. Grab any of my three books related to interviewing, hiring, and goal setting. All can be found on my Amazon Author Page. 4. Follow me on Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter. 5. Stay in touch with me in your email inbox by joining my newsletter here! --Andy
9/23/20229 minutes, 23 seconds
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A Job Seeker's Guide to Working with Executive Recruiters and 3rd Party Search Firms

If I had a nickel for every time someone asked me a question about working with executive recruiters, I probably wouldn’t be typing this to you right now. The good news is I don’t have those nickels, which means I get to keep living my real dream of helping you with your career. Part of helping you with your career means dissecting these thorny people (oooops, meant thorny issues) for you. In today’s podcast, I open up the entire kimono, which apparently takes exactly 46 minutes and 50 seconds, on working with third-party recruiters and executive search firms. You’ll get the myths and mistakes that accompany these often-misunderstood individuals and companies. As a very long-in-the-tooth recruiter myself (see, we’re not all bad), I give you the insider’s view of what recruiters do and how to leverage them for the wonderful assets they can be (no, seriously). It’s a don’t-miss for anyone who wants to expand their network with and get help from people who are doorways into the employment market. I hope you carve out the time for A Job Seeker's Guide to Working with Executive Recruiters and 3rd Party Search Firms. It’ll be worth it! If you'd like to build a great career and lead a rewarding life, check out some of these other places where I share my teachings: 1. Check out the milewalk Academy, my coaching and training site, for freemiums and premiums. 2. I have hundreds of educational and inspirational videos on my YouTube Channel. 3. Grab any of my three books related to interviewing, hiring, and goal setting. All can be found on my Amazon Author Page. 4. Follow me on Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter. 5. Stay in touch with me in your email inbox by joining my newsletter here! --Andy
9/20/202246 minutes, 51 seconds
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How to Make Yourself Indispensable at Work

Do you care to be great? It’s easier now more than ever to be awesome at your craft. It’s also more important now than ever that you ARE an ace. Why? The world has changed and employers have changed with it. There are so many factors that have altered the landscape of the employer-employee relationship. The number of opportunities in the workforce are only the beginning. This has created a lack of loyalty on the employee’s part. Employers, in turn, have mirrored the behavior. (Let’s not argue which is the chicken or egg.) Remote working means you’re building less camaraderie or affinity to each other. That means, unfortunately, employers are becoming less patient with employees who are not producing. For these and so many other reasons, it's more important now than ever to be the star employee—the one they cannot live without. Let’s make that happen today! If you'd like to build a great career and lead a rewarding life, check out some of these other places where I share my teachings: 1. Check out the milewalk Academy, my coaching and training site, for freemiums and premiums. 2. I have hundreds of educational and inspirational videos on my YouTube Channel. 3. Grab any of my three books related to interviewing, hiring, and goal setting. All can be found on my Amazon Author Page. 4. Follow me on Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter. 5. Stay in touch with me in your email inbox by joining my newsletter here! --Andy
9/16/202237 minutes, 37 seconds
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Everything You Need to Know About Working with Corporate Recruiters

Is it possible your natural inclinations about corporate recruiters are all wrong? Would you believe me if I told you they were? Indulge me. I’ve only worked directly with a few hundred of them. Only surveyed more than 20,000 over the last 16 years. Would you spend some time with me if I could show you why they want to be your advocate? See, as a job seeker, you help them take one giant step toward fulfilling their goals—filling their open positions! Most job candidates consider recruiters gatekeepers. That’s certainly one way of looking at it. But, recognize they want to fill those positions...as quickly as possible. These “gatekeepers” are more like doormen trying to hold the gates open for you. They might even carry your brief bag if you let them (no tip required). They want to move you forward in the process. They want their company to hire you as quickly as possible because this makes them look good! Want to know how you can help recruiters do that? Want to know what’s happening behind the scenes so you can turn these “misunderstood foes” into your greatest allies? Join me for this week’s podcast on Everything You Need to Know About Working with Corporate Recruiters! If you'd like to build a great career and lead a rewarding life, check out some of these other places where I share my teachings: 1. Check out the milewalk Academy, my coaching and training site, for freemiums and premiums. 2. I have hundreds of educational and inspirational videos on my YouTube Channel. 3. Grab any of my three books related to interviewing, hiring, and goal setting. All can be found on my Amazon Author Page. 4. Follow me on Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter. 5. Stay in touch with me in your email inbox by joining my newsletter here! --Andy
9/13/202244 minutes, 19 seconds
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3 Best Ways to Overcome Your Fears

Fear is learned. For proof, look at a child. Don’tcha just wish you could get it back? True story alert. When I was not quite a teenager, I used to head to Rehm Park in Oak Park, IL. They had this amazing platform, which they built the year I was born (another true fact, coincidentally). The first platform was 10 meters, but that wouldn’t have been reckless enough, so I had to head to the top (~25 meters). Now, when I was 12, I didn’t know my 100 lb. body would be traveling at 22.14 meters/second and it would only take me 2.26 seconds (give or take a hundredth) to hit the water. All I knew was when I jumped off, I was moving toward the water so fast that my heart felt like it was pushing at the top of my head. It wasn’t until I was in college and had advanced physics as an electrical engineering student where I learned these petrifying numbers based on velocity and energy at impact and a bunch of other stuff I’ve thankfully forgotten. 12-year-old Andy: “Let’s do it again! Let’s do it again!” 19-year-old Andy: “Whoa. I was going how fast? Is that even safe?” 56-year-old Andy: “Was I outta my mind? I’ll never do something that stupid again!” (Of course I will. It’ll just be something a different-kinda stupid.) How’s this relate to you? What are you afraid of right now? Why? Unless you’re running from a big bad Grizzly Bear, I’m thinkin’ you shouldn’t have any fear. Or, if you do have fear (let’s call it the good kind), you should use it as a sign that you are on the right track. You just need to embrace it and push through. Gimme 10 minutes. Let me help you. If nothing else, you’ll hear exactly what I sound like after a really-quick 5-mile run. Join me for the 3 Best Ways to Overcome Your Fears! If you'd like to build a great career and lead a rewarding life, check out some of these other places where I share my teachings: 1. Check out the milewalk Academy, my coaching and training site, for freemiums and premiums. 2. I have hundreds of educational and inspirational videos on my YouTube Channel. 3. Grab any of my three books related to interviewing, hiring, and goal setting. All can be found on my Amazon Author Page. 4. Follow me on Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter. 5. Stay in touch with me in your email inbox by joining my newsletter here! --Andy
9/9/202210 minutes, 46 seconds
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How to Negotiate a Job Offer After Giving Your Expected Salary

You just couldn’t do it. You just couldn’t hold back your expected salary like Coach wanted you to. You caved. Dang. Well, the bad news is at some point in the interview process—whether in the beginning, middle, or right before the new employer wanted to extend a job offer—you slipped and blurted out, well, anything! The good news for you is I’m your Coach and I not only love you, but have a trick in my bag for everything. I mean e-v-e-r-y-t-h-i-n-g! I’m like your personal, little, Swiss-Army knife for all things career-related. Here’s what I want you to do if you gave an expected salary and want to negotiate for more even IF they gave you what you asked for… If you'd like to build a great career and lead a rewarding life, check out some of these other places where I share my teachings: 1. Check out the milewalk Academy, my coaching and training site, for freemiums and premiums. 2. I have hundreds of educational and inspirational videos on my YouTube Channel. 3. Grab any of my three books related to interviewing, hiring, and goal setting. All can be found on my Amazon Author Page. 4. Follow me on Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter. 5. Stay in touch with me in your email inbox by joining my newsletter here! --Andy
9/6/20229 minutes, 23 seconds
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Influence Without Authority | Leading When You're Not the Boss

We’ve all been there. We need someone to do something we need them to do. That is, they don’t need to do it. We need them to do it for us. It might be for us individually or for the greater good. It makes no diff what your title is, what your job is, whether you’re the boss, or, more likely, not the boss. You’ll probably find yourself in this situation, well, for the rest of your work life. Matrixed organization anyone? No direct reports? Help from a business partner? Someone who just happens to work for one of the other seven groups contributing to this massive project? Any which way, you need to persuade them. Good news. I’ve got a 9-minuter on exactly how to do this. Join me today for a podcast on how to influence without authority! If you'd like to build a great career and lead a rewarding life, check out some of these other places where I share my teachings: 1. Check out the milewalk Academy, my coaching and training site, for freemiums and premiums. 2. I have hundreds of educational and inspirational videos on my YouTube Channel. 3. Grab any of my three books related to interviewing, hiring, and goal setting. All can be found on my Amazon Author Page. 4. Follow me on Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter. 5. Stay in touch with me in your email inbox by joining my newsletter here! --Andy
9/2/20229 minutes, 14 seconds
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How to Evaluate a Job Offer

All that money. I’m just gonna take it. Not. So. Fast. Today, we are the sum total of the decisions of our yesterdays. Don’t get technical on me. Yes. I know some were born with a silver spoon. Others came from the school of hard knocks. Whoever you are. Wherever you started. You are a byproduct of your decisions. The longer term you think, the better short-term decisions you make that eventually pile up to a high mountain of long-term goodness! Enter the job offer to test your mettle. Jim, a member of our beloved community, asked me during one of my Live Office Hours shows how to determine whether a job offer was in alignment with his career goals. I squealed with glee at this question because it gave me a chance to give you a formula to avoid one of the biggest mistakes many professionals make. Here’s the long-term, thoughtful approach in a short-term-9-minute package on how to evaluate a job offer! If you'd like to build a great career and lead a rewarding life, check out some of these other places where I share my teachings: 1. Check out the milewalk Academy, my coaching and training site, for freemiums and premiums. 2. I have hundreds of educational and inspirational videos on my YouTube Channel. 3. Grab any of my three books related to interviewing, hiring, and goal setting. All can be found on my Amazon Author Page. 4. Follow me on Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter. 5. Stay in touch with me in your email inbox by joining my newsletter here! --Andy
8/30/20229 minutes, 5 seconds
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How to Build Your Personal Brand

How’s your personal brand? Didn’t know you had one? Don’t think you need one? Every working professional has one whether they want one or not! In fact, here’s a scary little, uh, fact…not only do 70% of employers check your digital footprint as you are being recruited, but 43% of employers also check up on their employees after they’ve been hired! And, that’s just the online part. Employed already? Then your reputation needs to be managed as you progress inside—and eventually outside—your current company. Today, I’ve got you covered with a full-blown podcast on exactly how to build your personal brand! If you'd like to build a great career and lead a rewarding life, check out some of these other places where I share my teachings: 1. Check out the milewalk Academy, my coaching and training site, for freemiums and premiums. 2. I have hundreds of educational and inspirational videos on my YouTube Channel. 3. Grab any of my three books related to interviewing, hiring, and goal setting. All can be found on my Amazon Author Page. 4. Follow me on Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter. 5. Stay in touch with me in your email inbox by joining my newsletter here! --Andy
8/26/202257 minutes, 21 seconds
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How to Approach Asking Your Questions in a Job Interview

Confused about asking questions in a job interview? Thinking, “But, Coach, they only gave me 3 minutes to ask my questions in the interview. What’s up with that?” (So what.) “Ok. This time they gave me 10 minutes. How many questions should I ask?” (Talk fast.) “How do I not incriminate myself or burst my awesomeness?” (You won’t.) “How will I know if they’re lying to me?” (They don’t.) So on. So forth. So confusing! I get it. The only difference between you and me, beside the fact I have four crazy dachshunds that boss me around all day, is I’ve conducted or witnessed or debriefed more than 20,000 job interviews. Yes, I’m old. But, I’m your old fogie. And, I have the goods. And I ain’t afraid to share them with you. Join me for today’s podcast on exactly how to approach asking your questions in a job interview! If you'd like to build a great career and lead a rewarding life, check out some of these other places where I share my teachings: 1. Check out the milewalk Academy, my coaching and training site, for freemiums and premiums. 2. I have hundreds of educational and inspirational videos on my YouTube Channel. 3. Grab any of my three books related to interviewing, hiring, and goal setting. All can be found on my Amazon Author Page. 4. Follow me on Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter. 5. Stay in touch with me in your email inbox by joining my newsletter here! --Andy
8/23/20226 minutes, 8 seconds
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How to Negotiate a Lowball Salary Offer

Has an employer ever lowballed you? This could be for a job offer for your new employment. It can be a promotion and pay “raise.” Really anything where you think you deserve A LOT more. Well, the bad news is you got lowballed. The good news is I help you with exactly what to do when this happens. The first thing before we get all huffy and puffy about it is to understand the situation. That’s right. Perspective goes a long way. Information goes a long way. Put the two together and you can go, well, pretty darn far. If you maintain composure and ask the super-duper, right-to-the-heart question I serve up in this week’s podcast, you’ll nail this. Join me for How to Negotiate a Lowball Salary Offer and let’s get you some more dough. If you'd like to build a great career and lead a rewarding life, check out some of these other places where I share my teachings: 1. Check out the milewalk Academy, my coaching and training site, for freemiums and premiums. 2. I have hundreds of educational and inspirational videos on my YouTube Channel. 3. Grab any of my three books related to interviewing, hiring, and goal setting. All can be found on my Amazon Author Page. 4. Follow me on Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter. 5. Stay in touch with me in your email inbox by joining my newsletter here! --Andy
8/19/202221 minutes, 30 seconds
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Executive Level Interviews | 12 Steps to Win the Job

Are you an executive? Wanna be one someday? Today? Then you MUST be able to elevate your job interview tactics and performance to an incomparable level. IMHO, there are 12 techniques you need to employ to wow the interviewer. 12. No less. In today’s podcast, I give you everything I have regarding the biggies, the nuances, the tricks, and the rest of the kitchen sink as they relate to absolutely crushing senior-level interviews. There is so much info in this session, it’s worth listening a few times, especially if you’re in the top ranks. If you’re a junior or mid-level employee and can do these steps, you WILL get hired. Check out Executive Level Interviews: 12 Steps to Win the Job. I think on a value-per-minute basis, I’ve never offered more valuable insight. I’m dead serious. I genuinely hope you soak in all of this one! If you'd like to build a great career and lead a rewarding life, check out some of these other places where I share my teachings: 1. Check out the milewalk Academy, my coaching and training site, for freemiums and premiums. 2. I have hundreds of educational and inspirational videos on my YouTube Channel. 3. Grab any of my three books related to interviewing, hiring, and goal setting. All can be found on my Amazon Author Page. 4. Follow me on Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter. 5. Stay in touch with me in your email inbox by joining my newsletter here! --Andy
8/16/202220 minutes, 34 seconds
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12 Secret Tactics to Find More Job Opportunities

Would you love to learn some nifty tricks for discovering more job opportunities? Who wouldn’t? Right?! Wait. It gets even better. I sat down. Put on my executive recruiter hat. Listed out how I and the milewalk recruiters used the sites like LinkedIn, Google, and other webpage-tracking tools and so forth to discover job candidates. I included the adjustments we’d make as recruiters to widen the job candidate pool for our clients. Then, I flipped everything as if I was a job candidate looking for companies and roles. And, voilà, there you have a slick, double-secret, dozen-trick formula to uncover more opps. I even, for an added dash of piquancy, threw in a few bonus tricks related to your cover letters and recruitment screens. Served up all these techniques in today’s podcast called 12 Secret Tactics to Find More Job Opportunities! If you'd like to build a great career and lead a rewarding life, check out some of these other places where I share my teachings: 1. Check out the milewalk Academy, my coaching and training site, for freemiums and premiums. 2. I have hundreds of educational and inspirational videos on my YouTube Channel. 3. Grab any of my three books related to interviewing, hiring, and goal setting. All can be found on my Amazon Author Page. 4. Follow me on Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter. 5. Stay in touch with me in your email inbox by joining my newsletter here! --Andy
8/12/202226 minutes, 7 seconds
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How the Job Description Helps You Ace the Interview

Ever look at a job description and see “blah blah keyword blay blah keyword?” I know. Right? Well, some people look at a song sheet and only see notes. Others hear the music. When you look at a job description, do you instantaneously hear the interview questions? Automatically know exactly which stories you need to tell and how to tell them? If not, it’s a good thing you have me and this heck-of-a detailed case study on how to start “playing by ear” during your job interviews! If you'd like to build a great career and lead a rewarding life, check out some of these other places where I share my teachings: 1. Check out the milewalk Academy, my coaching and training site, for freemiums and premiums. 2. I have hundreds of educational and inspirational videos on my YouTube Channel. 3. Grab any of my three books related to interviewing, hiring, and goal setting. All can be found on my Amazon Author Page. 4. Follow me on Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter. 5. Stay in touch with me in your email inbox by joining my newsletter here! --Andy
8/9/202225 minutes, 29 seconds
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How to Craft the Perfect Job Search Networking Message

Resumes. Job interviews. You can manage those two. I know you can. After all, writing your resume is all about you. You know you, right? Simple stuff. Discussing your work history and all those plaque-worthy accomplishments during a job interview is pretty fun too. I mean, more or less. But, how do you get from your resume to that job interview with your dream company? (Aside from the ATS, which seems to be nobody’s friend!) You know what I mean…when you need to reach out to an (actual) human being to ask for help with your job search (gulp)! Most people (let’s call it 99%) are uncomfortable contacting others! This discomfort ranges from rough-enough when reaching out to a lukewarm connection to downright vomit-inducing when it comes to someone you don’t know…at all. Have you tried this? Is it working? If not, perhaps you’re not including the 7 most vital pieces of information that need to be in your email. Don’t sweat it. I’ve got you covered in today’s podcast on how to craft the perfect job search networking message! If you'd like to build a great career and lead a rewarding life, check out some of these other places where I share my teachings: 1. Check out the milewalk Academy, my coaching and training site, for freemiums and premiums. 2. I have hundreds of educational and inspirational videos on my YouTube Channel. 3. Grab any of my three books related to interviewing, hiring, and goal setting. All can be found on my Amazon Author Page. 4. Follow me on Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter. 5. Stay in touch with me in your email inbox by joining my newsletter here! --Andy
8/5/202219 minutes, 51 seconds
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28 Great Questions to Ask Employers in a Job Interview in 2022

Trouble figuring out whether an employer is the right for you? Or, will even survive for that matter? Today’s market is tricky. Many employers won’t make it. I don’t want you to pick a dud. That’s why today’s gift is a video with 28 questions I want you to ask employers RIGHT NOW considering our current state of affairs (the stock market, employment market, mutating viruses, so on and so forth). These 28 beauties have been designed by me to address the areas companies are most likely to go wrong. If your employer goes wrong, you go wrong. I hit finances, resources, commitment/patience levels, risks, previous problems, tomorrow’s problems, and some of Andy’s extra favs. Quite a nice list, eh? Ok. It’s GO TIME. Get these questions in your arsenal. Enjoy! If you'd like to build a great career and lead a rewarding life, check out some of these other places where I share my teachings: 1. Check out the milewalk Academy, my coaching and training site, for freemiums and premiums. 2. I have hundreds of educational and inspirational videos on my YouTube Channel. 3. Grab any of my three books related to interviewing, hiring, and goal setting. All can be found on my Amazon Author Page. 4. Follow me on Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter. 5. Stay in touch with me in your email inbox by joining my newsletter here! --Andy
8/2/202249 minutes
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Job Market Update July 2022 | How to Evaluate Employers, Ask for More Money

Join me for today’s podcast to keep yourself up-to-date on the job market so you can make the proper adjustments whether you’re a job seeker or job stayer! Inflation 9.1%. Housing, up 5.6%. It’s fine to look at a snapshot in time, but if you want to know what’s going to happen when, you need to look at trends. The JOLTS report (Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey) indicates job openings are on a two-month slide. The PCE (Personal Consumption Expenditure) shows contraction in personal spending four months in a row. These are tell-tale trends! Listen in to find out where we are, where we’re going, and what you can do about it when choosing a potential employer or asking for a pay raise from your current one! If you'd like to build a great career and lead a rewarding life, check out some of these other places where I share my teachings: 1. Check out the milewalk Academy, my coaching and training site, for freemiums and premiums. 2. I have hundreds of educational and inspirational videos on my YouTube Channel. 3. Grab any of my three books related to interviewing, hiring, and goal setting. All can be found on my Amazon Author Page. 4. Follow me on Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter. 5. Stay in touch with me in your email inbox by joining my newsletter here! --Andy
7/29/202241 minutes, 35 seconds
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Top 30 Job Interview Questions and Best Answers

Tough time getting job offers? I’ve got job interviewing gift for you today that might be of major help! SPOILER ALERT: When you unwrap the present, inside you’ll find: - The six stories you need to be able to tell in any interview. - 11 groups, which include 30—yes, 30—interview questions and how to answer them. - The ONE formula you need for storytelling. - A case study on how to use the job description to absolutely smoke your interview. - Advanced storytelling tactics. It only took me 58:48 to get all that covered in today’s podcast Top 30 Job Interview Questions and Best Answers! If you'd like to build a great career and lead a rewarding life, check out some of these other places where I share my teachings: 1. Check out the milewalk Academy, my coaching and training site, for freemiums and premiums. 2. I have hundreds of educational and inspirational videos on my YouTube Channel. 3. Grab any of my three books related to interviewing, hiring, and goal setting. All can be found on my Amazon Author Page. 4. Follow me on Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter. 5. Stay in touch with me in your email inbox by joining my newsletter here! --Andy
7/26/202258 minutes, 48 seconds
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How to Achieve Any Goal Using Discipline

Got a goal you want to achieve? Just not disciplined enough? Maybe there’s a habit you want to change? I know I have a few. Whether you want to drop a few pounds, become a better planner, or reach your personal Mount Everest, I’ve got a little somethin’ for you today on becoming more disciplined to achieve any goal. There are 5 real keys to this. There are obviously umpteen techniques, but I’ve stripped down this convoluted, ambiguous, overly-discussed topic into stuff that will make complete sense to you. Of course, this all starts with you truly wanting to make a change. Oh. Spoiler alert. I’m gonna toss out a few quotes from my orange book Out of Reach but in Sight: Using Goals to Achieve Your Impossible. If you want to learn my techniques on being disciplined by developing great habits so you can achieve anything in life, check out today’s podcast on how to achieve any goal using discipline! If you'd like to build a great career and lead a rewarding life, check out some of these other places where I share my teachings: 1. Check out the milewalk Academy, my coaching and training site, for freemiums and premiums. 2. I have hundreds of educational and inspirational videos on my YouTube Channel. 3. Grab any of my three books related to interviewing, hiring, and goal setting. All can be found on my Amazon Author Page. 4. Follow me on Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter. 5. Stay in touch with me in your email inbox by joining my newsletter here! --Andy
7/22/202220 minutes, 31 seconds
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How to Choose the Right Job Interview Stories

Ever have difficulty deciding which interview story to tell? You get asked a question and you’re left to choose the example you give. Tough one! You start wondering should I choose a recent story? But, the oldie from 20 years ago is truly a goodie. Longer one? Maybe shorter is better. Go strategic? Tactical? Should I try to showcase one big talent? A few good talents? Choose the correct story and all you need to do is tell the story well. (Sure, easy enough for me to say.) Choose incorrectly and, well, game over. Maybe not that bad. Or maybe… Hey, just teasing you a little. But, you know I’m a pleaser not a teaser. That’s why today I’m giving you a this-or-that and here’s-why podcast on how to decide which stories are best to tell. If you'd like to build a great career and lead a rewarding life, check out some of these other places where I share my teachings: 1. Check out the milewalk Academy, my coaching and training site, for freemiums and premiums. 2. I have hundreds of educational and inspirational videos on my YouTube Channel. 3. Grab any of my three books related to interviewing, hiring, and goal setting. All can be found on my Amazon Author Page. 4. Follow me on Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter. 5. Stay in touch with me in your email inbox by joining my newsletter here! --Andy
7/19/202233 minutes, 29 seconds
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How to Plan Your Day and Never Run Out of Energy

Time management is dead. I don’t even use a daily to-do list. No lie. Haven’t for years. Why? Because daily to-do lists are where the important, but not-urgent tasks go to die. You know the ones…the ones you should be doing, but don’t because you always seem to get distracted by the shorties (my endearing term for those “urgent,” short-term tasks). Those “urgent,” non-important acts are bad, bad, bad. Those little culprits not only prevent you from working the important, long-term stuff, but also seem to drain you of your energy. So, long ago I said, “No more!” to daily to-do lists and time management. I said, “Heck yes!” to energy management. Don’t get me wrong. I have lists. Killer lists. Just not daily to-do lists. And, if you’ve ever seen one of my live shows, you know I have no trouble with my energy. If you want to know how I plan my day so I never run out of energy (and get a ton of stuff done), join me for today’s podcast! If you'd like to build a great career and lead a rewarding life, check out some of these other places where I share my teachings: 1. Check out the milewalk Academy, my coaching and training site, for freemiums and premiums. 2. I have hundreds of educational and inspirational videos on my YouTube Channel. 3. Grab any of my three books related to interviewing, hiring, and goal setting. All can be found on my Amazon Author Page. 4. Follow me on Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter. 5. Stay in touch with me in your email inbox by joining my newsletter here! --Andy
7/15/202221 minutes, 18 seconds
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How to Introduce Yourself in a Job Interview

Introduce yourself much? In a meeting? At a networking event? How about in a job interview? Yes! Let’s do that one today. In an interview. Ever have difficulty with this? How much? How little? Where to start? When to stop? It IS important for you to nail this Goldilocks-style. And, the reason introducing yourself is difficult is because it’s SO NOT about how well you know yourself. It’s actually about how well you know the person you’re introducing yourself to! I’m talkin’ ‘bout the style of introduction that’s the “tweener” between the one-sentence elevator pitch and the full-blown “walk me through your résumé.” You have one minute. What would you say? I’m giving you THE FORMULA today! If you'd like to build a great career and lead a rewarding life, check out some of these other places where I share my teachings: 1. Check out the milewalk Academy, my coaching and training site, for freemiums and premiums. 2. I have hundreds of educational and inspirational videos on my YouTube Channel. 3. Grab any of my three books related to interviewing, hiring, and goal setting. All can be found on my Amazon Author Page. 4. Follow me on Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter. 5. Stay in touch with me in your email inbox by joining my newsletter here! --Andy
7/12/202249 minutes, 17 seconds
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Your Salary Negotiation Financial Checklist

As an executive recruiter who helped more than 600 awesome people get new jobs, I developed a way to view compensation so those wonderful, employees-to-be didn’t miss a penny comin’ or goin’ so to speak. What’s more, it’s not just about pennies or nickels or dimes, but also the qualitative ways to view them. That’s because, just like I said to my wife the other day, “Convenience is worth something.” Not everything in your life has a price tag, but all things do have a value YOU assign to them. Since everyone’s value-meter is different, you need a holistic way to look at what you earn, how to interpret it, and, most importantly, how to value it. Why do you need something like this? Because you’ll need to use this information to craft the counteroffer you’ll imminently make when the employer gives you your shiny new job offer. So, today, you not only get a podcast called Your Salary Negotiation Financial Checklist, but I’m also gonna give you a free download called Assess Your Current Financial Worth: A Handy Checklist to Capture Your Complete Compensation Package! Enjoy! If you'd like to build a great career and lead a rewarding life, check out some of these other places where I share my teachings: 1. Check out the milewalk Academy, my coaching and training site, for freemiums and premiums. 2. I have hundreds of educational and inspirational videos on my YouTube Channel. 3. Grab any of my three books related to interviewing, hiring, and goal setting. All can be found on my Amazon Author Page. 4. Follow me on Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter. 5. Stay in touch with me in your email inbox by joining my newsletter here!
7/8/202224 minutes, 22 seconds
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How to Give a Presentation in a Job Interview

Ever been asked to give a presentation in a job interview? As in, your basic, are you kidding me? It’s common. It’s especially common for high communication positions such as sales or marketing, but this is something everyone should understand and know how to do well. Today, I’m gonna share with you how to crush it using the 6 C’s employers look for when a job candidate gives a presentation! If you'd like to build a great career and lead a rewarding life, check out some of these other places where I share my teachings: 1. Check out the milewalk Academy, my coaching and training site, for freemiums and premiums. 2. I have hundreds of educational and inspirational videos on my YouTube Channel. 3. Grab any of my three books related to interviewing, hiring, and goal setting. All can be found on my Amazon Author Page. 4. Follow me on Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter. 5. Stay in touch with me in your email inbox by joining my newsletter here! --Andy
7/5/202223 minutes, 42 seconds
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5 Questions That Will Skyrocket Your Career

There are people in this world who produce stuff. There are also people who produce really valuable stuff. Which are you? Which do you want to be? What if I could make you latter in, say, 20 minutes? Here’s the deal. If you want to accelerate through your career and make a real difference, you need to know how to come up with the ideas, projects, and outputs that “move the needle.” Wondering where those needle-moving ideas come from? Let me walk you through one of my most cherished daily routines—my excellence planning session. It’s simple. Effective. And, will set you apart! If you'd like to build a great career and lead a rewarding life, check out some of these other places where I share my teachings: 1. Check out the milewalk Academy, my coaching and training site, for freemiums and premiums. 2. I have hundreds of educational and inspirational videos on my YouTube Channel. 3. Grab any of my three books related to interviewing, hiring, and goal setting. All can be found on my Amazon Author Page. 4. Follow me on Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter. 5. Stay in touch with me in your email inbox by joining my newsletter here! --Andy
7/1/202221 minutes, 6 seconds
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Your Free Career Development Guide to Building Essential Skills

Remember in school when the snazzy collegiate prof handed you a syllabus? (Ha ha) Syllabi were great because you knew what to study, when to study it, and someone who actually knew what they were doing gave you the right order to study the stuff. No matter what era you were born in, whether you’re an old fogie like me or a young gun, the “syllabus of professional skills” has been the same for pretty much all time. And, it ain’t changin’ any eons soon. Problem is, I’ve never seen one, so I had to invent my own. In the lesson, I share my very nicely organized roadmap of skills building. It’ll help you get those skills built in the right order and with compounding effect to the amazement of your soon-to-be envious co-workers, not to mention your forever-grateful customers (whoever they might be)! If you'd like to build a great career and lead a rewarding life, check out some of these other places where I share my teachings: 1. Check out the milewalk Academy, my coaching and training site, for freemiums and premiums. 2. I have hundreds of educational and inspirational videos on my YouTube Channel. 3. Grab any of my three books related to interviewing, hiring, and goal setting. All can be found on my Amazon Author Page. 4. Follow me on Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter. 5. Stay in touch with me in your email inbox by joining my newsletter here! --Andy
6/28/202239 minutes, 54 seconds
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3 Steps You're Missing to Achieve Your Career Goals

Feeling stuck in your career? Maybe you enjoy what you're doing, but you'd like to climb faster? Perhaps you want to make a change, but you're not sure how to get there? Here's why: You've never be taught how to manage your career. It's true. School taught you a trade. On the job training taught you a trade. Have you ever taken a class or a curriculum on how to advance in your career?! If you want to learn the steps you're missing to achieve your career goals and the practices you can implement to accomplish your career aspirations, check out today’s episode! If you'd like to build a great career and lead a rewarding life, check out some of these other places where I share my teachings: 1. Check out the milewalk Academy, my coaching and training site, for freemiums and premiums. 2. I have hundreds of educational and inspirational videos on my YouTube Channel. 3. Grab any of my three books related to interviewing, hiring, and goal setting. All can be found on my Amazon Author Page. 4. Follow me on Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter. 5. Stay in touch with me in your email inbox by joining my newsletter here! --Andy
6/24/202227 minutes, 36 seconds
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How to Start Your Job Search in the Right Place

Ever wonder who you’d be if you didn’t let others take you off your path? How about that career you always dreamed of, but you seem to often (if not always) get sidetracked? Well, there’s a simple reason if your response to those questions is not a whole-hearted, “Andy, I’m totally dialed in.” You were not directed. Today, let’s not only get you directed, but also teach you where to start, what steps to take, and how to start locked in on your job search to ultimately attain your dream job! If you'd like to build a great career and lead a rewarding life, check out some of these other places where I share my teachings: 1. Check out the milewalk Academy, my coaching and training site, for freemiums and premiums. 2. I have hundreds of educational and inspirational videos on my YouTube Channel. 3. Grab any of my three books related to interviewing, hiring, and goal setting. All can be found on my Amazon Author Page. 4. Follow me on Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter. 5. Stay in touch with me in your email inbox by joining my newsletter here! --Andy
6/21/202245 minutes, 54 seconds
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How to Choose the Right Online Coaches and Mentors

We all need them…I mean if you really want to grow. Mentors. Coaches. Trainers. Gurus. Oh my. I’ve long considered having a real-life, face-to-face mentor a luxury, not a need. I still do. But, I think everyone will benefit from having online trainers and coaches. It’s never been easier in the history of history to find, follow, and learn from them. But, what comes with this ease is also confusion. Why? There’s not just a low barrier to entry to become a “guru” or “expert,” there is literally NO barrier to entry. Got a cell phone and an Internet connection and you can label yourself “a pro!” So how do you know who’s good and who’s good for you? Simple. I break it all down for you in today’s episode! PS: I hope I pass my own test! LOL! If you'd like to build a great career and lead a rewarding life, check out some of these other places where I share my teachings: 1. Check out the milewalk Academy, my coaching and training site, for freemiums and premiums. 2. I have hundreds of educational and inspirational videos on my YouTube Channel. 3. Grab any of my three books related to interviewing, hiring, and goal setting. All can be found on my Amazon Author Page. 4. Follow me on Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter. 5. Stay in touch with me in your email inbox by joining my newsletter here! --Andy
6/17/202221 minutes, 27 seconds
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Best Resume Format | The One Recruiters Love

If you want to know what the best resume format is, you need to know how someone looks at your resume, what they're looking for, and where they're hoping to find it. Remember, your resume has one goal. That’s to get someone to say, "I need to speak to this person." The faster your resume does that, the better it is. In this episode, I break it all down for you! If you’re listening on the podcast and want to see the visuals associated with this lesson, head here to my YouTube Channel! If you'd like to build a great career and lead a rewarding life, check out some of these other places where I share my teachings: 1. Check out the milewalk Academy, my coaching and training site, for freemiums and premiums. 2. I have hundreds of educational and inspirational videos on my YouTube Channel. 3. Grab any of my three books related to interviewing, hiring, and goal setting. All can be found on my Amazon Author Page. 4. Follow me on Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter. 5. Stay in touch with me in your email inbox by joining my newsletter here! --Andy
6/14/202250 minutes, 12 seconds
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A Complete Guide to Providing References During Your Job Search

Providing references when job searching can be a little confusing. What happens after you provide them to a specific employer is even more puzzling. From now on, dare I say forever and ever, you’ll never need to worry about this again. In today’s episode, I give you the exact steps on what you need to get ready and how (and whether) you should provide them at each stage in the process! If you'd like to build a great career and lead a rewarding life, check out some of these other places where I share my teachings: 1. Check out the milewalk Academy, my coaching and training site, for freemiums and premiums. 2. I have hundreds of educational and inspirational videos on my YouTube Channel. 3. Grab any of my three books related to interviewing, hiring, and goal setting. All can be found on my Amazon Author Page. 4. Follow me on Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter. 5. Stay in touch with me in your email inbox by joining my newsletter here! --Andy
6/10/202231 minutes, 25 seconds
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The Best Answer to "What's Your Expected Salary?"

Ya know that question you get in a job interview, “Where do you see yourself in 5 years?” I think it comes straight out of the employer interview manual that seems to sit and, unfortunately, not collect dust on their shelves. The overly-thick one with the title “Complete-Waste-Of-Time Questions” embroidered on the spine. Well, I think it’s a silly job interview question, but I think it’s a darn good question in general for you to ask yourself. The part about where you actually see yourself in 5 years. For YOU! In this episode, I’m covering how to think about this question for your own benefit, what to say when asked in a job interview, and how this applies to networking too! If you'd like to build a great career and lead a rewarding life, check out some of these other places where I share my teachings: 1. Check out the milewalk Academy, my coaching and training site, for freemiums and premiums. 2. I have hundreds of educational and inspirational videos on my YouTube Channel. 3. Grab any of my three books related to interviewing, hiring, and goal setting. All can be found on my Amazon Author Page. 4. Follow me on Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter. 5. Stay in touch with me in your email inbox by joining my newsletter here! --Andy
6/7/202216 minutes, 25 seconds
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12 Hiring Truths Every Job Seeker Should Know

There are generally two reasons people make bad decisions. Their decision-making mechanics are poor. They’re deciding without all the information or the information they have is incorrect. Enter recruitment. Hiring. And their convoluted practices. Which basically ensure the job seeker will become helpless when it comes to the second reason. But, you now have nothing to worry about because you have me and in this episode I make sure the fight is fair by running through 12 of the biggest truths a job seeker should know about hiring! If you'd like to build a great career and lead a rewarding life, check out some of these other places where I share my teachings: 1. Check out the milewalk Academy, my coaching and training site, for freemiums and premiums. 2. I have hundreds of educational and inspirational videos on my YouTube Channel. 3. Grab any of my three books related to interviewing, hiring, and goal setting. All can be found on my Amazon Author Page. 4. Follow me on Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter. 5. Stay in touch with me in your email inbox by joining my newsletter here! --Andy
6/3/202237 minutes, 26 seconds
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Negotiate A Higher Salary By NOT Giving Your Expected Salary

Ever been asked, “What’s your expected salary?” Think you know what you’re worth? Even if you did, would you share that with some silly, inexperienced recruiter who’s trying to make sure you fit into some corporate box? Here is a capital “T” truth. I don’t want you to dodge this question because I said so. I want you to avoid this like the next pandemic. Why? Because, at this moment in the hiring process, neither you nor that recruiter know the most important factor—what that company is willing to offer to hire YOU at this very moment based on their specific circumstances and potential contributions. If you'd like to build a great career and lead a rewarding life, check out some of these other places where I share my teachings: 1. Check out the milewalk Academy, my coaching and training site, for freemiums and premiums. 2. I have hundreds of educational and inspirational videos on my YouTube Channel. 3. Grab any of my three books related to interviewing, hiring, and goal setting. All can be found on my Amazon Author Page. 4. Follow me on Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter. 5. Stay in touch with me in your email inbox by joining my newsletter here! --Andy
5/31/20229 minutes, 24 seconds
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We Are All Connected And Need Each Other

Pay attention to the echoes because everything you do has an effect on someone or something. What you do has an effect. What you say has an effect. What you don’t do, don’t say has an effect. Your causes have effects that will ripple in places you will never visit...and you won’t hear them, but they’re there. This episode is about thinking proactively about what you do and the effect it’ll have on others. If you'd like to build a great career and lead a rewarding life, check out some of these other places where I share my teachings: 1. Check out the milewalk Academy, my coaching and training site, for freemiums and premiums. 2. I have hundreds of educational and inspirational videos on my YouTube Channel. 3. Grab any of my three books related to interviewing, hiring, and goal setting. All can be found on my Amazon Author Page. 4. Follow me on Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter. 5. Stay in touch with me in your email inbox by joining my newsletter here! --Andy
5/27/20227 minutes, 10 seconds
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The Most Powerful Job Interview Tip You'll Ever Get

Behavioral interview questions. Huh? Project-based questions. Situationals. Tell me about yourself. Walk me through this. That. Does your head feel like it’s gonna explode from not only trying to figure out all this interview mumbo jumbo out, but also trying to stuff all that interview-speak into your cranium? It’s confusing I know. Good news for you is, today, I have the pound-for-pound best job interview tip you’ll ever get. It’s the one tip that makes everything better. If you'd like to build a great career and lead a rewarding life, check out some of these other places where I share my teachings: 1. Check out the milewalk Academy, my coaching and training site, for freemiums and premiums. 2. I have hundreds of educational and inspirational videos on my YouTube Channel. 3. Grab any of my three books related to interviewing, hiring, and goal setting. All can be found on my Amazon Author Page. 4. Follow me on Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter. 5. Stay in touch with me in your email inbox by joining my newsletter here! --Andy
5/24/20227 minutes, 29 seconds
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7 Uncommon Practices That Build a Great Career

Have you ever thought about how dumb the word “unbelievable” is? “That’s unbelievable!” someone utters usually in the wake of seeing something…well, believable. You just witnessed it didn’tya? Now, the word “uncommon” on the other hand…I define “uncommon” as 1% (or less). It’s rare. But there. Today, let me teach you how to be uncommonly awesome. If you'd like to build a great career and lead a rewarding life, check out some of these other places where I share my teachings: 1. Check out the milewalk Academy, my coaching and training site, for freemiums and premiums. 2. I have hundreds of educational and inspirational videos on my YouTube Channel. 3. Grab any of my three books related to interviewing, hiring, and goal setting. All can be found on my Amazon Author Page. 4. Follow me on Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter. 5. Stay in touch with me in your email inbox by joining my newsletter here! --Andy
5/20/202236 minutes, 38 seconds
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5 Ways to Turn Your Resume Into a Marketing Document!

Repeat after me! "Your resume is NOT a work history document. It's a marketing document!" It needs to be aimed at where you want to go, not where you've been. Let's turn yours into a time-travel machine to get you to where you want to go--FAST! If you'd like to build a great career and lead a rewarding life, check out some of these other places where I share my teachings: 1. Check out the milewalk Academy, my coaching and training site, for freemiums and premiums. 2. I have hundreds of educational and inspirational videos on my YouTube Channel. 3. Grab any of my three books related to interviewing, hiring, and goal setting. All can be found on my Amazon Author Page. 4. Follow me on Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter. 5. Stay in touch with me in your email inbox by joining my newsletter here! --Andy
5/17/202238 minutes, 39 seconds
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9 Steps to Reach Your Full Potential

Feeling charged? Feel like you’re killin’ it? Got more inside you, but not sure how to unleash it? Either which way, you’re in luck today. I’ve taken decades as an executive in large and small companies, piped in experience as a business owner and coach, and gathered up the observations and survey data too for today’s session on helping you achieve that meteoric rise through your career! If you'd like to build a great career and lead a rewarding life, check out some of these other places where I share my teachings: 1. Check out the milewalk Academy, my coaching and training site, for freemiums and premiums. 2. I have hundreds of educational and inspirational videos on my YouTube Channel. 3. Grab any of my three books related to interviewing, hiring, and goal setting. All can be found on my Amazon Author Page. 4. Follow me on Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter. 5. Stay in touch with me in your email inbox by joining my newsletter here! --Andy
5/13/202231 minutes, 47 seconds
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This ONE Change Will Improve Your Entire Job Search

Every week, I speak directly to 10 or so awesome job-seekers. One thing I’ve noticed lately is many of them have a common issue. It’s more prevalent with senior people (whether senior in level or age), but it’s fairly rampant if you’ve been working for any decent amount of time. I would go so far as to say, it’s THE domino. The one, when it falls, makes all the others fall…into place. Check out this week’s show on the ONE change that will improve your entire job search to find out what it is and how to dial it in! If you'd like to build a great career and lead a rewarding life, check out some of these other places where I share my teachings: 1. Check out the milewalk Academy, my coaching and training site, for freemiums and premiums. 2. I have hundreds of educational and inspirational videos on my YouTube Channel. 3. Grab any of my three books related to interviewing, hiring, and goal setting. All can be found on my Amazon Author Page. 4. Follow me on Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter. 5. Stay in touch with me in your email inbox by joining my newsletter here! --Andy
5/10/202237 minutes, 19 seconds
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A Way of Thinking That Will Change Your World

We get distracted by our own internal, automated way of thinking. We focus on the outcomes we want for our projects, teams, business, and ourselves. Imagine if you took the time to think about what your “customer” is going through? What it would be like not to know what you know? Today’s show is about pausing and thinking so you can enrichen the lives of those around you. This episode also shares with you why my podcast is back in fill force! If you'd like to build a great career and lead a rewarding life, check out some of these other places where I share my teachings: 1. Check out the milewalk Academy, my coaching and training site, for freemiums and premiums. 2. I have hundreds of educational and inspirational videos on my YouTube Channel. 3. Grab any of my three books related to interviewing, hiring, and goal setting. All can be found on my Amazon Author Page. 4. Follow me on Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter. 5. Stay in touch with me in your email inbox by joining my newsletter here! --Andy
5/6/202212 minutes, 33 seconds
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Best Job Search Techniques to Get Hired Right Now

Is your career everything you want it to be? I hope so. But, based on my observation of well-I’ve-lost-count-number-of people, it’s my opinion that most people spend their entire careers working in jobs well-below their level of ability. Why? Because most won’t do whatever it takes. Let’s at least make it easier for you to do what it takes to run a successful job search so you can find the right company to thrive in! If you'd like to build a great career and lead a rewarding life, check out some of these other places where I share my teachings: 1. Check out the milewalk Academy, my coaching and training site, for freemiums and premiums. 2. I have hundreds of educational and inspirational videos on my YouTube Channel. 3. Grab any of my three books related to interviewing, hiring, and goal setting. All can be found on my Amazon Author Page. 4. Follow me on Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter. 5. Stay in touch with me in your email inbox by joining my newsletter here! --Andy
5/3/202244 minutes, 3 seconds
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This is What Happens When You Don't Quit

I know there are lots of times you want to throw in the towel. But, I hope you don’t. Quitting becomes a habit and it ain’t a good one. To help you, I want to share a little story with you about one of my struggles when I was becoming a trainer. Who knew one email to someone famous could change my life in an instant?! If you'd like to build a great career and lead a rewarding life, check out some of these other places where I share my teachings: 1. Check out the milewalk Academy, my coaching and training site, for freemiums and premiums. 2. I have hundreds of educational and inspirational videos on my YouTube Channel. 3. Grab any of my three books related to interviewing, hiring, and goal setting. All can be found on my Amazon Author Page. 4. Follow me on Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter. 5. Stay in touch with me in your email inbox by joining my newsletter here! --Andy
4/29/202210 minutes, 37 seconds
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Job Market Outlook 2022 | What to Expect and Why it WILL Happen!

What is going on in the market and what does it mean to you? Wages rising exponentially? Why? Two job openings for every one unemployed person? Why? Highest inflation since 1982! Why? I’m gonna tell ya! More importantly, in today’s episode, I’ll explain what it means to YOU NOW and in the NEXT 12 MONTHS! One other item on this podcast, it might be helpful if you want to see the charts and graphs I used. If so, you can WATCH this talk on my YouTube Channel here. If you'd like to build a great career and lead a rewarding life, check out some of these other places where I share my teachings: 1. Check out the milewalk Academy, my coaching and training site, for freemiums and premiums. 2. I have hundreds of educational and inspirational videos on my YouTube Channel. 3. Grab any of my three books related to interviewing, hiring, and goal setting. All can be found on my Amazon Author Page. 4. Follow me on Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter. 5. Stay in touch with me in your email inbox by joining my newsletter here! --Andy
4/26/202244 minutes, 59 seconds
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Overcome Fear and Achieve Your Goals with These 7 Techniques

We need to talk about fear. Fear, like failure, must exist for you to achieve your greatest heights. It must be present, but we don’t want it to stand in your way. When it leaves me, I get a little skittish I might not be pushing myself hard enough or aiming high enough. A life without fear—to me—is no fun. A life with fear you constantly tame is absolutely euphoric. That’s why I’m sharing 7 tricks I use to make sure fear doesn’t stand in my way of achieving my goals! If you'd like to build a great career and lead a rewarding life, check out some of these other places where I share my teachings: 1. Check out the milewalk Academy, my coaching and training site, for freemiums and premiums. 2. I have hundreds of educational and inspirational videos on my YouTube Channel. 3. Grab any of my three books related to interviewing, hiring, and goal setting. All can be found on my Amazon Author Page. 4. Follow me on Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter. 5. Stay in touch with me in your email inbox by joining my newsletter here! --Andy
4/22/202235 minutes, 42 seconds
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All the Reasons Employers Ghost Job Candidates

Ghosting. I laugh when I hear the word when it’s used in a sentence like this, “the employer ghosted me!” It’s not even a thing, but I know what you mean. Your all-in-one affable Career Coach Andy is gonna break it down for you today. I hit the 14 ways corporate recruiters, executive recruiters, bosses, and anyone else can diss you. And, of course, what you can do about it! If you'd like to build a great career and lead a rewarding life, check out some of these other places where I share my teachings: 1. Check out the milewalk Academy, my coaching and training site, for freemiums and premiums. 2. I have hundreds of educational and inspirational videos on my YouTube Channel. 3. Grab any of my three books related to interviewing, hiring, and goal setting. All can be found on my Amazon Author Page. 4. Follow me on Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter. 5. Stay in touch with me in your email inbox by joining my newsletter here! --Andy
4/19/202243 minutes, 50 seconds
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Fast Track Your Career with These 5 Tips

If you want to accelerate your career, you’ll love today’s episode, which includes 5 timeless acts you should put in motion. I’ll run you through the shift in the employment market, what this will mean for you, and what to do about it. Plus, I’ll help you get 1% better each day, identify which improvements will give you the greatest ROI, and so much more. If you want to fast track your career, take in this show! If you'd like to build a great career and lead a rewarding life, check out some of these other places where I share my teachings: 1. Check out the milewalk Academy, my coaching and training site, for freemiums and premiums. 2. I have hundreds of educational and inspirational videos on my YouTube Channel. 3. Grab any of my three books related to interviewing, hiring, and goal setting. All can be found on my Amazon Author Page. 4. Follow me on Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter. 5. Stay in touch with me in your email inbox by joining my newsletter here! --Andy
4/15/202226 minutes, 42 seconds
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How to Find a Job Faster in 2022

Right now, employers are hiring like crazy. They are. If you are currently job searching and need to hep to the step, you’re gonna love today’s episode on how to find a job faster. Most people make their job search too complicated. Most stress too much—about all the wrong things. Most DO the wrong things. Job searching is hard enough. Don’t make it harder. Listen to this episode on how to simplify your search so you can find a job faster! If you'd like to build a great career and lead a rewarding life, check out some of these other places where I share my teachings: 1. Check out the milewalk Academy, my coaching and training site, for freemiums and premiums. 2. I have hundreds of educational and inspirational videos on my YouTube Channel. 3. Grab any of my three books related to interviewing, hiring, and goal setting. All can be found on my Amazon Author Page. 4. Follow me on Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter. 5. Stay in touch with me in your email inbox by joining my newsletter here! --Andy
4/12/202241 minutes, 54 seconds
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What it Takes to Get What You Want

Everyone wants “the ending.” But, rare few seem to enjoy the inevitable struggle required to achieve the ending. That ending (i.e., goal) you want will come with bumps and bruises that will decorate your body as reminders of your pursuit. The bigger the goal, the more battle scars. And, the greater likelihood you’ll throw in the towel along the way. Listen to this episode on what it takes to get what you want so you don’t throw in the towel when it matters to you! If you'd like to build a great career and lead a rewarding life, check out some of these other places where I share my teachings: 1. Check out the milewalk Academy, my coaching and training site, for freemiums and premiums. 2. I have hundreds of educational and inspirational videos on my YouTube Channel. 3. Grab any of my three books related to interviewing, hiring, and goal setting. All can be found on my Amazon Author Page. 4. Follow me on Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter. 5. Stay in touch with me in your email inbox by joining my newsletter here! --Andy
4/8/20227 minutes, 56 seconds
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6 Best Job Interview Stories and How to Tell Them

When it comes to job interviewing, most candidates spend way too much time preparing the wrong areas the wrong way. You can invest a lot less time and attain greater success if you know how to prepare for the areas that matter most. It’s knowing what to be ready for, what to say, and how to say it. That’s what I’m breaking down in today’s episode! If you'd like to build a great career and lead a rewarding life, check out some of these other places where I share my teachings: 1. Check out the milewalk Academy, my coaching and training site, for freemiums and premiums. 2. I have hundreds of educational and inspirational videos on my YouTube Channel. 3. Grab any of my three books related to interviewing, hiring, and goal setting. All can be found on my Amazon Author Page. 4. Follow me on Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter. 5. Stay in touch with me in your email inbox by joining my newsletter here! --Andy
4/5/202212 minutes, 52 seconds
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How to Change Your Life When You Hate Your Options

Most people can’t count when it comes to how many options they have in their life! Today, let me help you with an inspirational story about the last time someone tried to give me a couple of choices. I hope it motivates you to think creatively and go for what you want. This story is the very reason why you and I ever connected! If you'd like to build a great career and lead a rewarding life, check out some of these other places where I share my teachings: 1. Check out the milewalk Academy, my coaching and training site, for freemiums and premiums. 2. I have hundreds of educational and inspirational videos on my YouTube Channel. 3. Grab any of my three books related to interviewing, hiring, and goal setting. All can be found on my Amazon Author Page. 4. Follow me on Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter. 5. Stay in touch with me in your email inbox by joining my newsletter here! --Andy
4/1/202215 minutes, 7 seconds
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8 Steps to Quit Your Job and Resign the Right Way

Resigning. It’s painful. Even when you don’t like your employer. It’s gut-wrenching when you do. Most people should pay more attention to the way they go about it. There are so many ways to muck up quitting your job. Let's get you the full instruction on how to quit AND resign with some class with this week's episode. Also, I know how rough this can be, so I included a free resignation letter template here: https://bit.ly/LaCivitaResignationLetter If you'd like to build a great career and lead a rewarding life, check out some of these other places where I share my teachings: 1. Check out the milewalk Academy, my coaching and training site, for freemiums and premiums. 2. I have hundreds of educational and inspirational videos on my YouTube Channel. 3. Grab any of my three books related to interviewing, hiring, and goal setting. All can be found on my Amazon Author Page. 4. Follow me on Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter. 5. Stay in touch with me in your email inbox by joining my newsletter here! --Andy
3/29/202230 minutes, 8 seconds
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How to Find Your Gift

I have a gift for you today. It’s about your gift. True story! Your gift has been with you your entire life. Have you unlocked it? Given it to the world in its biggest form? I get you’ve probably heard some “gifts” talks before. Likely fluff pieces about how you should follow your passion and all that. Uh. No thank you. Today, I’ve got a no-fluff, very prescriptive talk that’s part how-to, part motivation, part challenge and all-around f-u-n. If you'd like to build a great career and lead a rewarding life, check out some of these other places where I share my teachings: 1. Check out the milewalk Academy, my coaching and training site, for freemiums and premiums. 2. I have hundreds of educational and inspirational videos on my YouTube Channel. 3. Grab any of my three books related to interviewing, hiring, and goal setting. All can be found on my Amazon Author Page. 4. Follow me on Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter. 5. Stay in touch with me in your email inbox by joining my newsletter here! --Andy
3/25/202216 minutes, 21 seconds
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6 Tactics to Get a Job Offer with the Right Company

Job searching is tough and most job seekers make it more awful than it needs to be! One of the biggest culprits for job search misery is when you are not congruent between what you want, the marketing of what you want AND offer, and the stories you tell about why you deserve. In this episode, I’m covering getting that dialed in and 6 tactics to get that job offer with the right company for you! If you'd like to build a great career and lead a rewarding life, check out some of these other places where I share my teachings: 1. Check out the milewalk Academy, my coaching and training site, for freemiums and premiums. 2. I have hundreds of educational and inspirational videos on my YouTube Channel. 3. Grab any of my three books related to interviewing, hiring, and goal setting. All can be found on my Amazon Author Page. 4. Follow me on Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter. 5. Stay in touch with me in your email inbox by joining my newsletter here! --Andy
3/22/202243 minutes, 51 seconds
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How to Control Your Thoughts and Build Self Confidence

Ever judge yourself? Even worse, do it to others? Let’s get rid of that negative self-talk. And, let’s get rid of the pesky worries that fill you with fear while we’re at it. No matter who you are or what you’ve done or haven’t done, we need to control our thoughts so we can accomplish the feats we want. Today’s podcast is about self-control AND how to change the way you think about yourself and others. To me, these two will give you the biggest bang for your imaginary bucks. Get those in order and everything else falls into place. If you'd like to build a great career and lead a rewarding life, check out some of these other places where I share my teachings: 1. Check out the milewalk Academy, my coaching and training site, for freemiums and premiums. 2. I have hundreds of educational and inspirational videos on my YouTube Channel. 3. Grab any of my three books related to interviewing, hiring, and goal setting. All can be found on my Amazon Author Page. 4. Follow me on Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter. 5. Stay in touch with me in your email inbox by joining my newsletter here! --Andy
3/18/202234 minutes, 52 seconds
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How to Get the Right Stuff Done Quickly

If you’re having trouble getting stuff done, this episode is for you! Even if you consider yourself someone who does get stuff done, there’s always more that can get done. And, by “more” I mean “better.” And, by “better,” I mean higher-value. Whether you want to tackle a big project or improve your job search results, you need to have an effective formula. Today, I walk you through my five-part technique, which I use to produce a lot. If you'd like to build a great career and lead a rewarding life, check out some of these other places where I share my teachings: 1. Check out the milewalk Academy, my coaching and training site, for freemiums and premiums. 2. I have hundreds of educational and inspirational videos on my YouTube Channel. 3. Grab any of my three books related to interviewing, hiring, and goal setting. All can be found on my Amazon Author Page. 4. Follow me on Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter. 5. Stay in touch with me in your email inbox by joining my newsletter here! --Andy
3/11/202234 minutes, 6 seconds
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Becoming a Visionary is Easier Than You Think

Have you dreamed of becoming a visionary? Someone who creates the ideas, anticipates the trends, and always seems to be progressing? It’s much easier than you think. Listen in as I go back-and-forth with Keith, one of my leadership coaching members, on whether being a visionary is natural or whether one can be built! If you'd like to build a great career and lead a rewarding life, check out some of these other places where I share my teachings: 1. Check out the milewalk Academy, my coaching and training site, for freemiums and premiums. 2. I have hundreds of educational and inspirational videos on my YouTube Channel. 3. Grab any of my three books related to interviewing, hiring, and goal setting. All can be found on my Amazon Author Page. 4. Follow me on Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter. 5. Stay in touch with me in your email inbox by joining my newsletter here! --Andy
3/8/20228 minutes, 56 seconds
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3 Ways to Set Yourself Up for Success in 2022

We live in a hugely distraction-filled world. If you want to block out the noise and focus on what you need to do to accomplish your goals, this episode is for you. Listen in to learn how to commit to your goals, learning, and discipline to make it all happen! If you'd like build a great career and lead a rewarding life, check out some of these other places where I share my teachings: 1. Check out the milewalk Academy, my coaching and training site, for freemiums and premiums. 2. I have hundreds of educational and inspirational videos on my YouTube Channel. 3. Grab any of my three books related to interviewing, hiring, and goal setting. All can be found on my Amazon Author Page. 4. Follow me on Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter. 5. Stay in touch with me in your email inbox by joining my newsletter here! --Andy
3/1/202232 minutes, 36 seconds
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How Career Changers Can Establish Their New Brand

Join career expert and award-winning Andrew LaCivita for today's session on a how career changers can establish their new brand! Make sure to check get your FREE INTERVIEW INTERVENTION Hardcover, ebook, and audiobook while supplies last! Get the details and your copy here: http://bit.ly/YTFreeInterviewIntervention For much more FREE content, see the https://www.milewalkacademy.com/! -------------------- TODAY'S TOPIC: HOW CAREER CHANGERS CAN ESTABLISH THEIR NEW BRAND -------------------- Let's be honest, career changing is hard. Like. Super. Hard. Take it from someone who has personally done it twice and helped countless more make this rewarding transition. You can do it. You just need to know how. Catch this video to get started! -------------------- SUBSCRIBE FOR THE LIVE Q&A: Did you know you can attend these sessions LIVE for FREE? Yeah! -------------------- I conduct my weekly "posts" LIVE as part of my LIVE OFFICE HOURS on my YOUTUBE CHANNEL. Make sure to SUBSCRIBE to my Youtube Channel so you can get the Live Office Hours alerts. I conduct the sessions on THURSDAYS and vary the times because I have a very global community and want to provide everyone a chance to attend at a reasonable hour of THEIR DAY! You can chime in with your questions related to this topic or anything you want to discuss about your job search or career. If I don't get to your question live, I’ll be happy to answer it in the comments section when the live airing is complete! -------------------- GET INTERVIEW INTERVENTION HARDCOVER FREE! -------------------- Want a hardcover edition of THE best job interview book on the market for FREE? How about the eBook and Audiobook too? GET INTERVIEW INTERVENTION HERE! -------------------- RELATED VIDEOS -------------------- HOW TO CHANCE CAREERS SUCCESSFULLY: THE FIRST 7 STEPS: https://youtu.be/KzTQH0WEMJQ HOW TO CHANGE CAREERS SUCCESSFULLY: LIVE OFFICE HOURS: https://youtu.be/W0Ytkc5GM08 10 STEPS TO WIN ANY JOB INTERVIEW WHEN CHANGING CAREERS: https://youtu.be/Q5BCUiCaPms -------------------- JOBSCAN -------------------- START YOUR FREE TRIAL HERE: https://www.jobscan.co/andrew-lacivita -------------------- JOIN MY JOB SEARCH BOOT CAMP -------------------- Want the most advanced and effective job searching program created? Check out my Job Search Boot Camp to find your dream job fast! 5 sessions, lifetime access, live events (plus recordings), ongoing coaching and so much more: - Start in the right place (your headline/pitch, your why, your needs, your questions for the employers) - Create marketing material that wows (resume, cover letters, LinkedIn Profile) - Run the perfect job hunt (most advanced job search strategies) - Interview to win the job (ace any type of interview and learn advanced selling techniques) - Negotiate like a pro (learn the nuances, psychology and steps to get paid what you deserve) Learn more and ENROLL HERE. -------------------- CONNECT WITH ME -------------------- I believe in being there for you wherever you are! Join my email list email list Get my books and trainingSubscribe on YouTube Join me on Facebook Tweet with me on Twitter Connect with me on LinkedIn Zip through my pics on Instagram Listen on my iTunes free podcast (I'm on all podcast platforms if Apple isn't your thing) -------------------- WHO IS THIS DUDE? -------------------- Andrew LaCivita is an internationally recognized executive recruiter, award-winning author, trainer, and founder and chief executive officer of milewalk and the milewalk Academy. He’s dedicated his career to helping people and companies realize their potential, consulting to more than two hundred organizations and counseling more than eleven thousand individuals. He often serves as a trusted media resource and is the award-winning author of Interview Intervention, Out of Reach but in Sight, and The Hiring Prophecies.
7/30/20185 minutes, 7 seconds
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The Best Techniques to Win the Panel Job Interview

Join career expert and award-winning Andrew LaCivita for today's session on the best techniques to win the panel job interview! Make sure to check get your FREE INTERVIEW INTERVENTION Hardcover, ebook, and audiobook while supplies last! Get the details and your copy here: http://bit.ly/YTFreeInterviewIntervention For much more FREE content, see the milewalkacademy.com! -------------------- TODAY'S TOPIC: THE BEST TECHNIQUES TO WIN THE PANEL JOB INTERVIEW -------------------- Panel job interviews are confusing! Not any more! I break down the prep (this takes 2 seconds because it's no different than any other job interview) and give you the two most effective tactics to employ DURING the panel interview to nail it. These techniques are simple and effective. Get ready to get hired! -------------------- GET INTERVIEW INTERVENTION HARDCOVER FREE! -------------------- Get it here: http://bit.ly/YTFreeInterviewIntervention -------------------- MORE FREE STUFF -------------------- JOB INTERVIEW WEBINAR: 3 KEYS TO ACE ANY JOB INTERVIEW: http://bit.ly/aceanyjobinterviewwebinar ATTENDEES GET MY FREE EBOOK ACE ANY JOB INTERVIEW: Master the Best Answers to the 14 Most Effective Job Interview Questions! -------------------- RELATED VIDEOS -------------------- Check out my JOB INTERVIEW PLAYLIST! https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLxjGQaV8rAh31XjOpXApfzfs2L8S5gKfp -------------------- JOIN MY JOB SEARCH BOOT CAMP -------------------- Want the most advanced and effective job searching program created? Check out my Job Search Boot Camp to find your dream job fast! 5 sessions, lifetime access, live event (plus recordings), ongoing coaching and so much more: - Start in the right place (your headline/pitch, your why, your needs, your questions for the employers) - Create marketing material that wows (resume, cover letters, LinkedIn Profile) - Run the perfect job hunt (most advanced job search strategies) - Interview to win the job (ace any type of interview and learn advanced selling techniques) - Negotiate like a pro (learn the nuances, psychology and steps to get paid what you deserve) Learn more and ENROLL HERE: https://www.milewalkacademy.com/p/andrew-lacivita-job-search-boot-camp -------------------- MAKE SURE TO SUBSCRIBE FOR FUTURE LIVE EVENTS -------------------- Don't miss out! Subscribe to my YouTube channel to stay up to date on new weekly videos plus Live Office Hour Thursdays! -------------------- CONNECT WITH ANDREW -------------------- Join Andrew's email list: http://milewalk.com/mwblog Get Andrew's books and training: https://www.milewalkacademy.com YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/andylacivita Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/andrewlacivita Twitter: https://twitter.com/arlacivita LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/andrewlacivita Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/andrewlacivita iTunes free podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/tips-for-work-life-andrew/id1120387046 -------------------- ABOUT ANDREW -------------------- Andrew LaCivita is an internationally recognized executive recruiter, award-winning author, trainer, and founder and chief executive officer of milewalk and the milewalk Academy. He's dedicated his career to helping people and companies realize their potential, consulting to more than two hundred organizations and counseling more than eleven thousand individuals. He often serves as a trusted media resource and is the award-winning author of Interview Intervention, Out of Reach but in Sight, and The Hiring Prophecies. -------------------- ABOUT TIPS FOR WORK AND LIFE® -------------------- Tips for Work and Life® is a weekly careers, hiring, and motivational show full of helpful job search strategies, career management and acceleration tactics, recruitment techniques, and self-help aids with the award-winning author, career coach, and trainer Andrew LaCivita. Tips for Work and Life® has been cited by several sources as a Top 5 Careers and HR Blog. Andrew includes these 3-15 minute multicast shows as part of his blog and podcast.
7/25/20184 minutes, 43 seconds
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How to Get the Job After Being Rejected

Join career expert and award-winning Andrew LaCivita for today's session on how to get the job after being rejected! Make sure to check get your FREE INTERVIEW INTERVENTION Hardcover, ebook, and audiobook while supplies last! Get the details and your copy here: http://bit.ly/YTFreeInterviewIntervention For much more FREE content, see the milewalkacademy.com! -------------------- TODAY'S TOPIC: HOW TO GET THE JOB AFTER BEING REJECTED -------------------- Ever been frustrated by not getting the job? You have that great feeling you were a wonderful fit for the company and the role, but just aren't sure how to get in the right "last words." Join me for this video to learn the exact same technique I recently shared with 3 people in my community who all used it successfully! -------------------- GET INTERVIEW INTERVENTION HARDCOVER FREE! -------------------- Get it here: http://bit.ly/YTFreeInterviewIntervention -------------------- MORE FREE STUFF -------------------- JOB INTERVIEW WEBINAR: 3 KEYS TO ACE ANY JOB INTERVIEW: http://bit.ly/aceanyjobinterviewwebinar ATTENDEES GET MY FREE EBOOK ACE ANY JOB INTERVIEW: Master the Best Answers to the 14 Most Effective Job Interview Questions! -------------------- JOIN MY JOB SEARCH BOOT CAMP -------------------- Want the most advanced and effective job searching program created? Check out my Job Search Boot Camp to find your dream job fast! 5 sessions, lifetime access, live event (plus recordings), ongoing coaching and so much more: - Start in the right place (your headline/pitch, your why, your needs, your questions for the employers) - Create marketing material that wows (resume, cover letters, LinkedIn Profile) - Run the perfect job hunt (most advanced job search strategies) - Interview to win the job (ace any type of interview and learn advanced selling techniques) - Negotiate like a pro (learn the nuances, psychology and steps to get paid what you deserve) Learn more and ENROLL HERE: https://www.milewalkacademy.com/p/andrew-lacivita-job-search-boot-camp -------------------- MAKE SURE TO SUBSCRIBE FOR FUTURE LIVE EVENTS -------------------- Don't miss out! Subscribe to my YouTube channel to stay up to date on new weekly videos plus Live Office Hour Thursdays! -------------------- CONNECT WITH ANDREW -------------------- Join Andrew's email list: http://milewalk.com/mwblog Get Andrew's books and training: https://www.milewalkacademy.com YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/andylacivita Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/andrewlacivita Twitter: https://twitter.com/arlacivita LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/andrewlacivita Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/andrewlacivita iTunes free podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/tips-for-work-life-andrew/id1120387046 -------------------- ABOUT ANDREW -------------------- Andrew LaCivita is an internationally recognized executive recruiter, award-winning author, trainer, and founder and chief executive officer of milewalk and the milewalk Academy. He's dedicated his career to helping people and companies realize their potential, consulting to more than two hundred organizations and counseling more than eleven thousand individuals. He often serves as a trusted media resource and is the award-winning author of Interview Intervention, Out of Reach but in Sight, and The Hiring Prophecies. -------------------- ABOUT TIPS FOR WORK AND LIFE® -------------------- Tips for Work and Life® is a weekly careers, hiring, and motivational show full of helpful job search strategies, career management and acceleration tactics, recruitment techniques, and self-help aids with the award-winning author, career coach, and trainer Andrew LaCivita. Tips for Work and Life® has been cited by several sources as a Top 5 Careers and HR Blog. Andrew includes these 3-15 minute multicast shows as part of his blog and podcast.
7/21/20187 minutes, 11 seconds
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The Best Answer to "What's Your Expected Salary?"

Join career expert and award-winning Andrew LaCivita for today's session on the best answer to "What's your expected salary?" Make sure to check get your FREE INTERVIEW INTERVENTION Hardcover, ebook, and audiobook while supplies last! Get the details and your copy here: http://bit.ly/YTFreeInterviewIntervention For much more FREE content, see the milewalkacademy.com! -------------------- TODAY'S TOPIC: THE BEST ANSWER TO "WHAT'S YOUR EXPECTED SALARY?' -------------------- While it might be illegal in some places for an employer to ask a job seeker, "What's your current salary," the confusion question of "What's your expected salary?" might never go away! Want to know exactly what your should say, why you should say it, and the reasons most job candidates answer this incorrectly? Join me for this video to find out! -------------------- GET INTERVIEW INTERVENTION HARDCOVER FREE! -------------------- Get it here: http://bit.ly/YTFreeInterviewIntervention -------------------- MORE FREE STUFF -------------------- JOB INTERVIEW WEBINAR: 3 KEYS TO ACE ANY JOB INTERVIEW: http://bit.ly/aceanyjobinterviewwebinar ATTENDEES GET MY FREE EBOOK ACE ANY JOB INTERVIEW: Master the Best Answers to the 14 Most Effective Job Interview Questions! -------------------- RELATED VIDEOS -------------------- WHY YOU DON'T GET PAID WHAT YOU DESERVE: LIVE OFFICE HOURS: https://youtu.be/PdKNFADpq4Q HOW TO NEGOTIATE YOUR SALARY AFTER JOB OFFER: https://youtu.be/6EpfttTlhx8 -------------------- JOIN MY JOB SEARCH BOOT CAMP -------------------- Want the most advanced and effective job searching program created? Check out my Job Search Boot Camp to find your dream job fast! 5 sessions, lifetime access, live event (plus recordings), ongoing coaching and so much more: - Start in the right place (your headline/pitch, your why, your needs, your questions for the employers) - Create marketing material that wows (resume, cover letters, LinkedIn Profile) - Run the perfect job hunt (most advanced job search strategies) - Interview to win the job (ace any type of interview and learn advanced selling techniques) - Negotiate like a pro (learn the nuances, psychology and steps to get paid what you deserve) Learn more and ENROLL HERE: https://www.milewalkacademy.com/p/andrew-lacivita-job-search-boot-camp -------------------- MAKE SURE TO SUBSCRIBE FOR FUTURE LIVE EVENTS -------------------- Don't miss out! Subscribe to my YouTube channel to stay up to date on new weekly videos plus Live Office Hour Thursdays! -------------------- CONNECT WITH ANDREW -------------------- Join Andrew's email list: http://milewalk.com/mwblog Get Andrew's books and training: https://www.milewalkacademy.com YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/andylacivita Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/andrewlacivita Twitter: https://twitter.com/arlacivita LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/andrewlacivita Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/andrewlacivita iTunes free podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/tips-for-work-life-andrew/id1120387046 -------------------- ABOUT ANDREW -------------------- Andrew LaCivita is an internationally recognized executive recruiter, award-winning author, trainer, and founder and chief executive officer of milewalk and the milewalk Academy. He's dedicated his career to helping people and companies realize their potential, consulting to more than two hundred organizations and counseling more than eleven thousand individuals. He often serves as a trusted media resource and is the award-winning author of Interview Intervention, Out of Reach but in Sight, and The Hiring Prophecies. -------------------- ABOUT TIPS FOR WORK AND LIFE® -------------------- Tips for Work and Life® is a weekly careers, hiring, and motivational show full of helpful job search strategies, career management and acceleration tactics, recruitment techniques, and self-help aids with the award-winning author, career coach, and trainer Andrew LaCivita. Tips for Work and Life® has been cited by several sources as a Top 5 Careers and HR Blog. Andrew includes these 3-15 minute multicast shows as part of his blog and podcast.
7/2/20186 minutes, 46 seconds
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10 Steps to Win Any Job Interview when Changing Careers

Join career expert and award-winning Andrew LaCivita for 10 Steps to Win Any Job Interview when Changing Careers! Make sure to check get your FREE INTERVIEW INTERVENTION Hardcover, ebook, and audiobook while supplies last! Get the details and your copy here: http://bit.ly/YTFreeInterviewIntervention For much more FREE content, see the milewalkacademy.com! -------------------- TODAY'S TOPIC: 10 STEPS TO WIN ANY JOB INTERVIEW WHEN CHANGING CAREERS -------------------- It's one thing to research and plan your career change. It's entirely another when you are in a job interview and competing against other more skilled and experience job seekers. Want to know exactly how to convince the employer and interviewers you are the right person even without the requisite experience? Watch today's video! -------------------- GET INTERVIEW INTERVENTION HARDCOVER FREE! -------------------- Get it here: http://bit.ly/YTFreeInterviewIntervention -------------------- MORE FREE STUFF -------------------- JOB INTERVIEW WEBINAR: 3 KEYS TO ACE ANY JOB INTERVIEW: http://bit.ly/aceanyjobinterviewwebinar ATTENDEES GET MY FREE EBOOK ACE ANY JOB INTERVIEW: Master the Best Answers to the 14 Most Effective Job Interview Questions! -------------------- RELATED VIDEOS -------------------- BUSINESS NETWORKING: HOW TO BUILD PROFESSIONAL RELATIONSHIPS: https://youtu.be/7p1dVbuq-7Y HOW TO CHANCE CAREERS SUCCESSFULLY: THE FIRST 7 STEPS: https://youtu.be/KzTQH0WEMJQ HOW TO CHANGE CAREERS SUCCESSFULLY: LIVE OFFICE HOURS: https://youtu.be/W0Ytkc5GM08 -------------------- JOIN MY JOB SEARCH BOOT CAMP -------------------- Want the most advanced and effective job searching program created? Check out my Job Search Boot Camp to find your dream job fast! 5 sessions, lifetime access, live event (plus recordings), ongoing coaching and so much more: - Start in the right place (your headline/pitch, your why, your needs, your questions for the employers) - Create marketing material that wows (resume, cover letters, LinkedIn Profile) - Run the perfect job hunt (most advanced job search strategies) - Interview to win the job (ace any type of interview and learn advanced selling techniques) - Negotiate like a pro (learn the nuances, psychology and steps to get paid what you deserve) Learn more and ENROLL HERE: https://www.milewalkacademy.com/p/andrew-lacivita-job-search-boot-camp -------------------- MAKE SURE TO SUBSCRIBE FOR FUTURE LIVE EVENTS -------------------- Don't miss out! Subscribe to my YouTube channel to stay up to date on new weekly videos plus Live Office Hour Thursdays! -------------------- CONNECT WITH ANDREW -------------------- Join Andrew's email list: http://milewalk.com/mwblog Get Andrew's books and training: https://www.milewalkacademy.com YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/andylacivita Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/andrewlacivita Twitter: https://twitter.com/arlacivita LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/andrewlacivita Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/andrewlacivita iTunes free podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/tips-for-work-life-andrew/id1120387046 -------------------- ABOUT ANDREW -------------------- Andrew LaCivita is an internationally recognized executive recruiter, award-winning author, trainer, and founder and chief executive officer of milewalk and the milewalk Academy. He's dedicated his career to helping people and companies realize their potential, consulting to more than two hundred organizations and counseling more than eleven thousand individuals. He often serves as a trusted media resource and is the award-winning author of Interview Intervention, Out of Reach but in Sight, and The Hiring Prophecies. -------------------- ABOUT TIPS FOR WORK AND LIFE® -------------------- Tips for Work and Life® is a weekly careers, hiring, and motivational show full of helpful job search strategies, career management and acceleration tactics, recruitment techniques, and self-help aids with the award-winning author, career coach, and trainer Andrew LaCivita. Tips for Work and Life® has been cited by several sources as a Top 5 Careers and HR Blog. Andrew includes these 3-15 minute multicast shows as part of his blog and podcast.
6/22/201811 minutes, 18 seconds
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4 Questions to Make a Great Choice

Join career expert and award-winning Andrew LaCivita for today's session on 4 questions to make a great choice! Make sure to check get your FREE INTERVIEW INTERVENTION Hardcover, ebook, and audiobook while supplies last! Get the details and your copy here: http://bit.ly/YTFreeInterviewIntervention For much more FREE content, see the milewalkacademy.com! -------------------- TODAY'S TOPIC: 4 QUESTIONS TO MAKE A GREAT CHOICE -------------------- Join me for this video if you want to a creative way to make good choices. It involves my 4 "S" formula to make sure your choices are congruent with your thinking! -------------------- GET INTERVIEW INTERVENTION HARDCOVER FREE! -------------------- Get it here: http://bit.ly/YTFreeInterviewIntervention -------------------- RELATED VIDEOS -------------------- KEEPING A JOURNAL THAT WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE: https://youtu.be/4l2DKyIHxX0 4 SIMPLE WAYS TO COME UP WITH GREAT IDEAS AT WORK: https://youtu.be/zJ495YPnYKU -------------------- JOIN MY JOB SEARCH BOOT CAMP -------------------- Want the most advanced and effective job searching program created? Check out my Job Search Boot Camp to find your dream job fast! 5 sessions, lifetime access, live event (plus recordings), ongoing coaching and so much more: - Start in the right place (your headline/pitch, your why, your needs, your questions for the employers) - Create marketing material that wows (resume, cover letters, LinkedIn Profile) - Run the perfect job hunt (most advanced job search strategies) - Interview to win the job (ace any type of interview and learn advanced selling techniques) - Negotiate like a pro (learn the nuances, psychology and steps to get paid what you deserve) Learn more and ENROLL HERE: https://www.milewalkacademy.com/p/andrew-lacivita-job-search-boot-camp -------------------- MAKE SURE TO SUBSCRIBE FOR FUTURE LIVE EVENTS -------------------- Don't miss out! Subscribe to my YouTube channel to stay up to date on new weekly videos plus Live Office Hour Thursdays! -------------------- CONNECT WITH ANDREW -------------------- Join Andrew's email list: http://milewalk.com/mwblog Get Andrew's books and training: https://www.milewalkacademy.com YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/andylacivita Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/andrewlacivita Twitter: https://twitter.com/arlacivita LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/andrewlacivita Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/andrewlacivita iTunes free podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/tips-for-work-life-andrew/id1120387046 -------------------- ABOUT ANDREW -------------------- Andrew LaCivita is an internationally recognized executive recruiter, award-winning author, trainer, and founder and chief executive officer of milewalk and the milewalk Academy. He's dedicated his career to helping people and companies realize their potential, consulting to more than two hundred organizations and counseling more than eleven thousand individuals. He often serves as a trusted media resource and is the award-winning author of Interview Intervention, Out of Reach but in Sight, and The Hiring Prophecies. -------------------- ABOUT TIPS FOR WORK AND LIFE® -------------------- Tips for Work and Life® is a weekly careers, hiring, and motivational show full of helpful job search strategies, career management and acceleration tactics, recruitment techniques, and self-help aids with the award-winning author, career coach, and trainer Andrew LaCivita. Tips for Work and Life® has been cited by several sources as a Top 5 Careers and HR Blog. Andrew includes these 3-15 minute multicast shows as part of his blog and podcast.
6/17/20184 minutes, 29 seconds
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Job Search Advice for Over 50 Year Olds

Join career expert and award-winning Andrew LaCivita for today's session on job search advice for over 50 year olds! Make sure to check get your FREE INTERVIEW INTERVENTION Hardcover, ebook, and audiobook while supplies last! Get the details and your copy here: http://bit.ly/YTFreeInterviewIntervention For much more FREE content, see the milewalkacademy.com! -------------------- TODAY'S TOPIC: JOB SEARCH ADVICE FOR OVER 50 YEAR OLDS -------------------- Let's be honest, there are biases against older workers. Anyone who tells you otherwise is flat out lying. Even so, that doesn't mean it's hopeless. We just need to plan a bit better and recognize where and how to take advantage of our more vast experience. Check out today's video for tips on the job search itself, resume writing, and interviewing. Together, this job search advice for over 50 year olds will get you to where you want to go! -------------------- GET INTERVIEW INTERVENTION HARDCOVER FREE! -------------------- Get it here: http://bit.ly/YTFreeInterviewIntervention -------------------- MORE FREE STUFF -------------------- GRAB MY KILLER DOWNLOAD: 10X10 JOB SEARCH FORMULA: THE 10 MOST IMPORTANT STEPS AND 10 TIPS FOR A SUCCESSFUL JOB SEARCH: http://bit.ly/10x10JobSearchFormula-youtube WATCH MY FREE WEBINAR: HOW TO FIND A JOB YOU LOVE: http://bit.ly/FindJobYouLoveWebinar-yt -------------------- RELATED VIDEOS -------------------- AGE DISCRIMINATION: HOW TO OVERCOME IT IN A JOB INTERVIEW: https://youtu.be/Eo7yCPH7MYk 3 KEYS TO GETTING A SENIOR ROLE: https://youtu.be/-i6t57l8pOk 12 STRATEGIES TO SUCCEED IN EXECUTIVE JOB INTERVIEW: LIVE OFFICE HOURS: https://youtu.be/vG-hpwAQ8Eo -------------------- JOBSCAN -------------------- START YOUR FREE TRIAL HERE: https://www.jobscan.co/andrew-lacivita -------------------- JOIN MY JOB SEARCH BOOT CAMP -------------------- Want the most advanced and effective job searching program created? Check out my Job Search Boot Camp to find your dream job fast! 5 sessions, lifetime access, live event (plus recordings), ongoing coaching and so much more: - Start in the right place (your headline/pitch, your why, your needs, your questions for the employers) - Create marketing material that wows (resume, cover letters, LinkedIn Profile) - Run the perfect job hunt (most advanced job search strategies) - Interview to win the job (ace any type of interview and learn advanced selling techniques) - Negotiate like a pro (learn the nuances, psychology and steps to get paid what you deserve) Learn more and ENROLL HERE: https://www.milewalkacademy.com/p/andrew-lacivita-job-search-boot-camp -------------------- MAKE SURE TO SUBSCRIBE FOR FUTURE LIVE EVENTS -------------------- Don't miss out! Subscribe to my YouTube channel to stay up to date on new weekly videos plus Live Office Hour Thursdays! -------------------- CONNECT WITH ANDREW -------------------- Join Andrew's email list: http://milewalk.com/mwblog Get Andrew's books and training: https://www.milewalkacademy.com YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/andylacivita Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/andrewlacivita Twitter: https://twitter.com/arlacivita LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/andrewlacivita Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/andrewlacivita iTunes free podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/tips-for-work-life-andrew/id1120387046 -------------------- ABOUT ANDREW -------------------- Andrew LaCivita is an internationally recognized executive recruiter, award-winning author, trainer, and founder and chief executive officer of milewalk and the milewalk Academy. He's dedicated his career to helping people and companies realize their potential, consulting to more than two hundred organizations and counseling more than eleven thousand individuals. He often serves as a trusted media resource and is the award-winning author of Interview Intervention, Out of Reach but in Sight, and The Hiring Prophecies. -------------------- ABOUT TIPS FOR WORK AND LIFE® -------------------- Tips for Work and Life® is a weekly careers, hiring, and motivational show full of helpful job search strategies, career management and acceleration tactics, recruitment techniques, and self-help aids with the award-winning author, career coach, and trainer Andrew LaCivita. Tips for Work and Life® has been cited by several sources as a Top 5 Careers and HR Blog. Andrew includes these 3-15 minute multicast shows as part of his blog and podcast.
6/15/20188 minutes, 5 seconds
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4 Simple Ways to Come Up with Great Ideas at Work

Join career expert and award-winning Andrew LaCivita for today's session on 4 simple ways to come up with great ideas at work! Make sure to check get your FREE INTERVIEW INTERVENTION Hardcover, ebook, and audiobook while supplies last! Get the details and your copy here: http://bit.ly/YTFreeInterviewIntervention For much more FREE content, see the milewalkacademy.com! -------------------- TODAY'S TOPIC: 4 SIMPLE WAYS TO COME UP WITH GREAT IDEAS AT WORK -------------------- Join me for this video if you want to learn an easy way to generate great ideas at work--ideas that will get you promoted quickly and ideas that will move the needle for your company! -------------------- GET INTERVIEW INTERVENTION HARDCOVER FREE! -------------------- Get it here: http://bit.ly/YTFreeInterviewIntervention -------------------- RELATED VIDEOS -------------------- KEEPING A JOURNAL THAT WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE: https://youtu.be/4l2DKyIHxX0 THE FASTEST WAY TO IMPROVE YOUR CAREER: https://youtu.be/B58WQJluYI0 -------------------- JOIN MY JOB SEARCH BOOT CAMP -------------------- Want the most advanced and effective job searching program created? Check out my Job Search Boot Camp to find your dream job fast! 5 sessions, lifetime access, live event (plus recordings), ongoing coaching and so much more: - Start in the right place (your headline/pitch, your why, your needs, your questions for the employers) - Create marketing material that wows (resume, cover letters, LinkedIn Profile) - Run the perfect job hunt (most advanced job search strategies) - Interview to win the job (ace any type of interview and learn advanced selling techniques) - Negotiate like a pro (learn the nuances, psychology and steps to get paid what you deserve) Learn more and ENROLL HERE: https://www.milewalkacademy.com/p/andrew-lacivita-job-search-boot-camp -------------------- MAKE SURE TO SUBSCRIBE FOR FUTURE LIVE EVENTS -------------------- Don't miss out! Subscribe to my YouTube channel to stay up to date on new weekly videos plus Live Office Hour Thursdays! -------------------- CONNECT WITH ANDREW -------------------- Join Andrew's email list: http://milewalk.com/mwblog Get Andrew's books and training: https://www.milewalkacademy.com YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/andylacivita Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/andrewlacivita Twitter: https://twitter.com/arlacivita LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/andrewlacivita Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/andrewlacivita iTunes free podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/tips-for-work-life-andrew/id1120387046 -------------------- ABOUT ANDREW -------------------- Andrew LaCivita is an internationally recognized executive recruiter, award-winning author, trainer, and founder and chief executive officer of milewalk and the milewalk Academy. He's dedicated his career to helping people and companies realize their potential, consulting to more than two hundred organizations and counseling more than eleven thousand individuals. He often serves as a trusted media resource and is the award-winning author of Interview Intervention, Out of Reach but in Sight, and The Hiring Prophecies. -------------------- ABOUT TIPS FOR WORK AND LIFE® -------------------- Tips for Work and Life® is a weekly careers, hiring, and motivational show full of helpful job search strategies, career management and acceleration tactics, recruitment techniques, and self-help aids with the award-winning author, career coach, and trainer Andrew LaCivita. Tips for Work and Life® has been cited by several sources as a Top 5 Careers and HR Blog. Andrew includes these 3-15 minute multicast shows as part of his blog and podcast.
6/10/20187 minutes, 50 seconds
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Keeping a Journal That Will Change Your Life

Join career expert and award-winning Andrew LaCivita for today's video on keeping a journal that will change your life! Make sure to check get your FREE INTERVIEW INTERVENTION Hardcover, ebook, and audiobook while supplies last! Get the details and your copy here: http://bit.ly/YTFreeInterviewIntervention For much more FREE content, see the milewalkacademy.com! -------------------- TODAY'S TOPIC: KEEPING A JOURNAL THAT WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE -------------------- Join me for this video if you want to learn creative tips on how to keep a journal that will KEEP YOU productive, passionate, and energetic about all you do and all life has to offer! You will likely have never heard of many of my techniques, which will keep you smiling and grateful. I hope you join me! -------------------- GET INTERVIEW INTERVENTION HARDCOVER FREE! -------------------- Get it here: http://bit.ly/YTFreeInterviewIntervention -------------------- RELATED VIDEO -------------------- THE FASTEST WAY TO IMPROVE YOUR CAREER: https://youtu.be/B58WQJluYI0 -------------------- JOIN MY JOB SEARCH BOOT CAMP -------------------- Want the most advanced and effective job searching program created? Check out my Job Search Boot Camp to find your dream job fast! 5 sessions, lifetime access, live event (plus recordings), ongoing coaching and so much more: - Start in the right place (your headline/pitch, your why, your needs, your questions for the employers) - Create marketing material that wows (resume, cover letters, LinkedIn Profile) - Run the perfect job hunt (most advanced job search strategies) - Interview to win the job (ace any type of interview and learn advanced selling techniques) - Negotiate like a pro (learn the nuances, psychology and steps to get paid what you deserve) Learn more and ENROLL HERE: https://www.milewalkacademy.com/p/andrew-lacivita-job-search-boot-camp -------------------- MAKE SURE TO SUBSCRIBE FOR FUTURE LIVE EVENTS -------------------- Don't miss out! Subscribe to my YouTube channel to stay up to date on new weekly videos plus Live Office Hour Thursdays! -------------------- CONNECT WITH ANDREW -------------------- Join Andrew's email list: http://milewalk.com/mwblog Get Andrew's books and training: https://www.milewalkacademy.com YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/andylacivita Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/andrewlacivita Twitter: https://twitter.com/arlacivita LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/andrewlacivita Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/andrewlacivita iTunes free podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/tips-for-work-life-andrew/id1120387046 -------------------- ABOUT ANDREW -------------------- Andrew LaCivita is an internationally recognized executive recruiter, award-winning author, trainer, and founder and chief executive officer of milewalk and the milewalk Academy. He's dedicated his career to helping people and companies realize their potential, consulting to more than two hundred organizations and counseling more than eleven thousand individuals. He often serves as a trusted media resource and is the award-winning author of Interview Intervention, Out of Reach but in Sight, and The Hiring Prophecies. -------------------- ABOUT TIPS FOR WORK AND LIFE® -------------------- Tips for Work and Life® is a weekly careers, hiring, and motivational show full of helpful job search strategies, career management and acceleration tactics, recruitment techniques, and self-help aids with the award-winning author, career coach, and trainer Andrew LaCivita. Tips for Work and Life® has been cited by several sources as a Top 5 Careers and HR Blog. Andrew includes these 3-15 minute multicast shows as part of his blog and podcast.
6/5/201819 minutes, 30 seconds
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How to Create a Target Company List for Your Job Search

Want to speed up your job search? You need a target company list! Join career expert and award-winning author Andrew LaCivita as he discusses how to create a target company list for your job search! -------------------- TODAY’S TOPIC: How to Create a Target Company List for Your Job Search -------------------- You’ll learn the value of creating a target company list for your job search and how to use 12 techniques to do it! -------------------- SUBSCRIBE FOR THE LIVE Q&A: Did you know you can attend these sessions LIVE for FREE? Yeah! -------------------- I conduct my weekly "posts" LIVE as part of my LIVE OFFICE HOURS on my YOUTUBE CHANNEL. Make sure to SUBSCRIBE to my Youtube Channel so you can get the Live Office Hours alerts. I conduct the sessions on THURSDAYS and vary the times because I have a very global community and want to provide everyone a chance to attend at a reasonable hour of THEIR DAY! You can chime in with your questions related to this topic or anything you want to discuss about your job search or career. If I don't get to your question live, I’ll be happy to answer it in the comments section when the live airing is complete! -------------------- FREE STUFF! -------------------- These are all FREE. Help yourself: WEBINAR: HOW TO FIND A JOB YOU LOVE: 10 Steps to Find Your Dream Job 10X Faster DOWNLOAD: 10X10 JOB SEARCH FORMULA: The 10 Most Important Steps and 10 Tips for a Successful Job Search -------------------- JOIN MY JOB SEARCH BOOT CAMP -------------------- Want the most advanced and effective job searching program created? Check out my Job Search Boot Camp to find your dream job fast! 5 sessions, lifetime access, live events (plus recordings), ongoing coaching and so much more: - Start in the right place (your headline/pitch, your why, your needs, your questions for the employers) - Create marketing material that wows (resume, cover letters, LinkedIn Profile) - Run the perfect job hunt (most advanced job search strategies) - Interview to win the job (ace any type of interview and learn advanced selling techniques) - Negotiate like a pro (learn the nuances, psychology and steps to get paid what you deserve) Learn more and ENROLL HERE. -------------------- CONNECT WITH ME -------------------- I believe in being there for you wherever you are! Join my email list email list Get my books and trainingSubscribe on YouTube Join me on Facebook Tweet with me on Twitter Connect with me on LinkedIn Zip through my pics on Instagram Listen on my iTunes free podcast (I'm on all podcast platforms if Apple isn't your thing) -------------------- WHO IS THIS DUDE? -------------------- Andrew LaCivita is an internationally recognized executive recruiter, award-winning author, trainer, and founder and chief executive officer of milewalk and the milewalk Academy. He’s dedicated his career to helping people and companies realize their potential, consulting to more than two hundred organizations and counseling more than eleven thousand individuals. He often serves as a trusted media resource and is the award-winning author of Interview Intervention, Out of Reach but in Sight, and The Hiring Prophecies.
2/9/201830 minutes, 6 seconds
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How to Use Job Descriptions to Ace Your Interview

Not sure what’s in the job description? Not sure how to use the information? Wondering where the hidden information is? Join career expert and award-winning author Andrew LaCivita as he discusses how to use job descriptions to ace your interview! ——————– TODAY’S TOPIC: How to Use Job Descriptions to Ace Your Interview ——————– You’ll learn advanced techniques to use job descriptions to wow interviews by knowing all the key skills and traits they’re looking for in an employee. You can turn these dull “pieces of paper” into silver bullets for you! ——————– SUBSCRIBE FOR THE LIVE Q&A: Did you know you can attend these sessions LIVE for FREE? Yeah! ——————– I conduct my weekly “posts” LIVE as part of my LIVE OFFICE HOURS on my YOUTUBE CHANNEL. Make sure to SUBSCRIBE to my Youtube Channel so you can get the Live Office Hours alerts. I conduct the sessions on THURSDAYS and vary the times because I have a very global community and want to provide everyone a chance to attend at a reasonable hour of THEIR DAY! You can chime in with your questions related to this topic or anything you want to discuss about your job search or career. If I don’t get to your question live, I’ll be happy to answer it in the comments section when the live airing is complete! ——————– FREE STUFF! ——————– These are all FREE. Help yourself: WEBINAR: HOW TO FIND A JOB YOU LOVE: 10 Steps to Find Your Dream Job 10X Faster DOWNLOAD: 10X10 JOB SEARCH FORMULA: The 10 Most Important Steps and 10 Tips for a Successful Job Search ——————– JOIN MY JOB SEARCH BOOT CAMP ——————– Want the most advanced and effective job searching program created? Check out my Job Search Boot Camp to find your dream job fast! 5 sessions, lifetime access, live events (plus recordings), ongoing coaching and so much more: – Start in the right place (your headline/pitch, your why, your needs, your questions for the employers) – Create marketing material that wows (resume, cover letters, LinkedIn Profile) – Run the perfect job hunt (most advanced job search strategies) – Interview to win the job (ace any type of interview and learn advanced selling techniques) – Negotiate like a pro (learn the nuances, psychology and steps to get paid what you deserve) Learn more and ENROLL HERE. ——————– CONNECT WITH ME ——————– I believe in being there for you wherever you are! Join my email list email list Get my books and trainingSubscribe on YouTube Join me on Facebook Tweet with me on Twitter Connect with me on LinkedIn Zip through my pics on Instagram Listen on my iTunes free podcast (I’m on all podcast platforms if Apple isn’t your thing) ——————– WHO IS THIS DUDE? ——————– Andrew LaCivita is an internationally recognized executive recruiter, award-winning author, trainer, and founder and chief executive officer of milewalk and the milewalk Academy. He’s dedicated his career to helping people and companies realize their potential, consulting to more than two hundred organizations and counseling more than eleven thousand individuals. He often serves as a trusted media resource and is the award-winning author of Interview Intervention, Out of Reach but in Sight, and The Hiring Prophecies.
2/9/201832 minutes, 16 seconds
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How to Write Perfect Resume Bullet Points

Does your resume lack real power? Not sure what to say or how to say it? Join career expert and award-winning author Andrew LaCivita as he discusses how to write perfect resume bullet points! -------------------- TODAY’S TOPIC: How to Write Perfect Resume Bullet Points -------------------- You’ll learn the 7 essential questions you need to answer in every resume bullet point you write. Plus, you’ll learn the perfect resume bullet point format! -------------------- SUBSCRIBE FOR THE LIVE Q&A: Did you know you can attend these sessions LIVE for FREE? Yeah! -------------------- I conduct my weekly "posts" LIVE as part of my LIVE OFFICE HOURS on my YOUTUBE CHANNEL. Make sure to SUBSCRIBE to my Youtube Channel so you can get the Live Office Hours alerts. I conduct the sessions on THURSDAYS and vary the times because I have a very global community and want to provide everyone a chance to attend at a reasonable hour of THEIR DAY! You can chime in with your questions related to this topic or anything you want to discuss about your job search or career. If I don't get to your question live, I’ll be happy to answer it in the comments section when the live airing is complete! -------------------- FREE STUFF! -------------------- These are all FREE. Help yourself: WEBINAR: HOW TO FIND A JOB YOU LOVE: 10 Steps to Find Your Dream Job 10X Faster DOWNLOAD: 10X10 JOB SEARCH FORMULA: The 10 Most Important Steps and 10 Tips for a Successful Job Search -------------------- JOIN MY JOB SEARCH BOOT CAMP -------------------- Want the most advanced and effective job searching program created? Check out my Job Search Boot Camp to find your dream job fast! 5 sessions, lifetime access, live events (plus recordings), ongoing coaching and so much more: - Start in the right place (your headline/pitch, your why, your needs, your questions for the employers) - Create marketing material that wows (resume, cover letters, LinkedIn Profile) - Run the perfect job hunt (most advanced job search strategies) - Interview to win the job (ace any type of interview and learn advanced selling techniques) - Negotiate like a pro (learn the nuances, psychology and steps to get paid what you deserve) Learn more and ENROLL HERE. -------------------- CONNECT WITH ME -------------------- I believe in being there for you wherever you are! Join my email list email list Get my books and trainingSubscribe on YouTube Join me on Facebook Tweet with me on Twitter Connect with me on LinkedIn Zip through my pics on Instagram Listen on my iTunes free podcast (I'm on all podcast platforms if Apple isn't your thing) -------------------- WHO IS THIS DUDE? -------------------- Andrew LaCivita is an internationally recognized executive recruiter, award-winning author, trainer, and founder and chief executive officer of milewalk and the milewalk Academy. He’s dedicated his career to helping people and companies realize their potential, consulting to more than two hundred organizations and counseling more than eleven thousand individuals. He often serves as a trusted media resource and is the award-winning author of Interview Intervention, Out of Reach but in Sight, and The Hiring Prophecies.
2/9/201831 minutes, 55 seconds
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Why Your Job Search Is Taking So Long

Are you struggling to find that great job? Does it seem like your job search is taking f-o-r-e-v-e-r? Join career expert and award-winning author Andrew LaCivita as he discusses why your job search is taking so long! -------------------- TODAY’S TOPIC: Why Your Job Search Is Taking So Long -------------------- You’ll learn the reasons why your job search is lagging, how your demographic affects your ability to find your next job, and exactly how to allocate your job search time based on your age, income level, and other key demographics!   -------------------- FREE STUFF! -------------------- These are all FREE. Help yourself: WEBINAR: HOW TO FIND A JOB YOU LOVE: 10 Steps to Find Your Dream Job 10X Faster: http://bit.ly/FindJobYouLoveWebinar-yt DOWNLOAD: 10X10 JOB SEARCH FORMULA: The 10 Most Important Steps and 10 Tips for a Successful Job Search: http://bit.ly/10x10JobSearchFormula-youtube -------------------- JOIN MY JOB SEARCH BOOT CAMP -------------------- Want the most advanced and effective job searching program created? Check out my Job Search Boot Camp to find your dream job fast! 5 sessions, lifetime access, live events (plus recordings), ongoing coaching and so much more: - Start in the right place (your headline/pitch, your why, your needs, your questions for the employers) - Create marketing material that wows (resume, cover letters, LinkedIn Profile) - Run the perfect job hunt (most advanced job search strategies) - Interview to win the job (ace any type of interview and learn advanced selling techniques) - Negotiate like a pro (learn the nuances, psychology and steps to get paid what you deserve) Learn more and ENROLL HERE: https://www.milewalkacademy.com/p/andrew-lacivita-job-search-boot-camp -------------------- MAKE SURE TO SUBSCRIBE FOR FUTURE LIVE EVENTS -------------------- Don’t miss any future events! I conduct LIVE OFFICE HOURS on my YOUTUBE CHANNEL ON THURSDAYS! Make sure to SUBSCRIBE to get the alerts so you can join me LIVE: https://www.youtube.com/andylacivita -------------------- CONNECT WITH ANDREW -------------------- Join Andrew’s email list: http://milewalk.com/mwblog Get Andrew’s books and training: https://www.milewalkacademy.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/andrewlacivita Twitter: https://twitter.com/arlacivita LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/andrewlacivita Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/andrewlacivita iTunes free podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/tips-for-work-life-andrew/id1120387046 -------------------- ABOUT ANDREW -------------------- Andrew LaCivita is an internationally recognized executive recruiter, award-winning author, trainer, and founder and chief executive officer of milewalk and the milewalk Academy. He’s dedicated his career to helping people and companies realize their potential, consulting to more than two hundred organizations and counseling more than eleven thousand individuals. He often serves as a trusted media resource and is the award-winning author of Interview Intervention, Out of Reach but in Sight, and The Hiring Prophecies. -------------------- ABOUT TIPS FOR WORK AND LIFE® -------------------- Tips for Work and Life® is a weekly careers, hiring, and motivational show full of helpful job search strategies, career management and acceleration tactics, recruitment techniques, and self-help aids with the award-winning author, career coach, and trainer Andrew LaCivita. Tips for Work and Life® has been cited by several sources as a Top 5 Careers and HR Blog. Andrew includes these 3-15 minute multicast shows as part of his blog and podcast.
1/23/20181 hour, 40 minutes, 3 seconds
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Walk Me Through Your Resume: Best Way to Respond

Have you ever wondered how to dazzle job interviewers when they ask, "Can you walk me through your resume?" Join career expert and award-winning author Andrew LaCivita as he discusses walk me through your resume: best way to respond! -------------------- SEE FULL WEBISODE ON MY BLOG -------------------- Check out Walk Me Through Your Resume: Best Way to Respond on my Tips for Work and Life Blog with the video, podcast, full transcript, and more!: http://milewalk.com/mwblog/walk-me-through-your-resume-best-way-to-respond -------------------- CONNECT WITH ANDREW -------------------- Join Andrew’s email list: http://milewalk.com/mwblog Get Andrew’s books and training: https://www.milewalkacademy.com YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/andylacivita Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/andrewlacivita Twitter: https://twitter.com/arlacivita LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/andrewlacivita Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/alacivita iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/tips-for-work-life-andrew/id1120387046 -------------------- SUMMARY -------------------- Sad for them, but you should be doing back flips! It is probably one of the dumbest ways for a job interviewer to open up the interview, but it is one of the best things that could possibly happen to you. You might be puzzled. I know there are a lot of you out there puzzled because I get the emails and I get the questions on my YouTube channel and blog. You're wondering how to answer this. You say, “Ugh, I'm not sure where to start. I'm not sure what to say. I'm not sure what to share. I don't want to share the wrong things.” What you should be thinking is, “Yes. Thank you Mr. Unskilled Job Interviewer for lobbing me that sweet softball question so I can now totally control the interview and dazzle you with my professional highlight reel. So buckle up and prepare to be amazed.” That's what should be going through your head because you now get to offer up whatever it is you want to share. Do’s, Don’ts, Always, and Never-Evers… Before we get into the “here's how,” I want to talk a little bit about the do’s and don'ts to get you positioned in the right spot before you walk them through. First thing I want you to do is [it's actually before the interview ever starts, day before, week before, whenever it is, I want you to] look at your resume! 1] Look at the job description and determine what areas or activities or accomplishments in your resume most closely align and best suit you to do that role effectively. Think about those. Grab this tool to help you: Career Achievements Journal: 14 Points That make You Marketable, Get You Promoted, and Accelerate Your Career. It's got 14 great areas to investigate about any major project you do in your professional career. It'll provide questions to ask yourself and information to gather that will be wonderful to share [whether with your current employer or a perspective employer]. I want you to think through the resume and how it aligns to what it is they need in an employee. That's the first do. 2] The second “do” is make sure you bring a copy of your resume to the job interview. It's something a lot of people forget to do, but here's why you need it. You cannot be sure the job interviewer's actually going to have a copy. Even if he or she does have a copy, it's highly likely they have not read it. I know it's sad, but it's true. They're that lazy, which is why they asked you to walk them through it. They want you to read it to them. Extra sad face. 3] You also want to make sure before you start you know what direction to go. Ask them. There are basically three directions you can go through this exercise. You can start at the beginning of your professional life and walk them through your resume up to today. Ask them, “Do you want me to start at the beginning and bring you current?” You can start with today and go in reverse chronological order and work backwards to the beginning of your professional career. You can cherry pick those areas for them to determine whether you’re a good fit for the job and have best prepared you for the role? They'll probably want you to go from the beginning of time to today, but regardless of which direction, you'll know. 4] Don’t read them what's on the resume. Don't look at your resume and start reading. You'll be very dry. 5] Don't [just] talk about the activities you have on the resume. You'll lose them. You'll lose their attention. It's not that exciting what you were responsible for. Here’s how to roll… Once you know what direction they want you to go (most of them are going to want you to go from the beginning of time till today), start going through your resume. When you start at the beginning (now for many of you I know that was 10, 20, or 30 years ago) remember not all the information on your resume is created equal in helping you get that job. It's not all as relevant. For those areas, especially the ones at the beginning of your career, I want you to walk through those very, very quickly. If I was interviewing and someone wanted to interview me for a practice leadership position and asked me to walk them through my resume, I might say, “I got out of college and started working as a programmer and then I became a designer and then I started managing projects that implemented software solutions." That took me [less than] 10 seconds to go through five years of my career because it's not very relevant! But, they asked you to start there so that's what you want to do. You want to go through the less critical areas very quickly. Then, when you get to a spot in your career where you think you have a home run accomplishment or achievement, take your opportunity to shine. Give them context on what was happening in that project. What did you do? What was the business benefit? Who were you doing it for? Who were you doing it with? How much money did you save them? How much revenue did you generate them? Get the career achievements journal I mentioned earlier to help you tell that story. It’ll help bring context and color. Then move onto the next one and so on and so forth. Oh. I know what you’re thinking… You might be thinking, “Andy, I could go on for an hour talking about myself, my resume.” GOOD! Good, go do that. You get to script exactly what it is that you want to say. You might be thinking, “I'm not really sure. Maybe I'm running off at the mouth. I might bore them.” There's ways after you hit each major area in your resume, just take a pause, look over to the interviewer and just say, "Is that enough there? Did you have anymore questions about that? Did you want to discuss that any further? How am I doing? Should I go onto the next point?" Just do what you need to do to give yourself a quick break. The fact of the matter is they turned control of the interview over to you so you now get to blueprint the dialogue that occurs. You get to tell them what you want to tell them, not what they want to ask you. That's the wonderful thing about getting asked that question early in the interview. If you want to learn more about how to respond to their questions or how to tell stories in a job interview, check out my free webinar called 3 Keys to Ace Any Job Interview. It's free. If you liked the video, give me a LIKE, a COMMENT, and a SHARE! Like this episode? Please share it via social media and review it on iTunes! I can keep this blog and all future podcasts and videos ad-free and sponsor-free ONLY because you share my work! Please share or subscribe to my podcast and YouTube channel too! Want more advanced material? Join the milewalk Academy and grab some of the free offerings that support the instruction in this post!
8/16/20177 minutes, 29 seconds
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Job Interview Confidence: Boost Yours with These Protips

Do you feel you need to raise your confidence in your job interviews? Join career expert and award-winning author Andrew LaCivita as he discusses job interview confidence: boost yours with these protips! -------------------- SEE FULL WEBISODE ON MY BLOG -------------------- Check out job interview confidence: boost yours with these protips on my Tips for Work and Life Blog with the video, podcast, full transcript, and more!: http://milewalk.com/mwblog/job-interview-confidence-boost-yours-with-these-protips/ -------------------- CONNECT WITH ANDREW -------------------- Join Andrew’s email list: http://milewalk.com/mwblog Get Andrew’s books and training: https://www.milewalkacademy.com YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/andylacivita Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/andrewlacivita Twitter: https://twitter.com/arlacivita LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/andrewlacivita Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/alacivita iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/tips-for-work-life-andrew/id1120387046 -------------------- SUMMARY -------------------- Confidence and the way you exude it is one of the most important ingredients to a successful job interview! Let’s level-set here. I know you all have varying degrees of confidence. Whoever you are, however confident or non-confident you are, think about when you were most confident. You probably felt super-knowledgeable about what you were doing or discussing. Knowledge breeds confidence. You also probably felt very prepared. Preparation breeds confidence. So, the first thing I want you to do is just take a deep breath. Remember, if you are in a job interview, you are likely qualified for that job and you can do it effectively. That’s why the employer invited you in for an interview. So take some comfort in that. Now, the preparation part is something I can really help you with.  That’s what we’re going to focus on in this video. Before we dive into that, I want you to think about the context of three biggest aspects of what’s happening in a job interview: You’ve got you, and your story, and what you’re all about. You’ve got the employer, the questions they’re going to ask you, and the responses you give them for them to determine whether you’re a good fit. You’ve got the questions you’re going to ask the employer to determine if they’re a good fit for you. Know your story. I’m sure some of you are out there thinking, Andy, I live with myself all the time! Of course I know my story. I won’t argue with that, but there’s a huge difference between knowing what you’ve done, being able to recall it in detail under duress, bringing real life into it with the color and details you give your story when you share it with somebody. Let’s paint the scene. You start the interview. It’s all about your story in the beginning. Somebody just asked you, “Tell me about yourself.” Or how about this one, “Walk me through your resume.” That’s the best because now you can waltz right through it, you’ve got your resume to use as a crutch. Like I said, remembering what it is you did isn’t so difficult. But, being able to share your story with some real life, that’s where the confidence comes in. So, before you go into a job interview, I want you to think back. Sit down with your resume, pour your favorite cup of coffee, and sit at the coffee table. You’ve got no distractions. You’re not under any duress. Go through your resume and think through the highlights on your resume and all the bullets you’ve got laid out there. What was actually happening at the time you were doing that? Remember, some of these activities you performed might be ten years old, but they could still be very, very relevant to what the employer wants to know. Who was on the project? What were you doing? Think about what the air smelled like. Think about the business problem. I have a great aid you can download I call my career achievements journal. It’s got 14 points you should address for every major project in your career. Use those questions to stimulate your thinking so you could start to recall what was happening throughout the last 10 or 20 years of your career. So, when somebody says as you’re walking through your resume, “Hey, hold it right there, that’s really interesting to me. Let’s talk a little bit more about that part of your career.” Now, you’re ready to say, “You know what, oh man, that was such a wonderful time in my life. I was on this 30-person project team, we were implementing this software system for our customer. I was managing a five-person SWAT team that was focusing on the architectural design and development blah blah blah.” That is much different when you have it at your fingertips, even though it was 10 or 15 years ago, and you’re able to articulate it with details. Details about what’s going on at any moment in your story is what brings life to it. It helps the person paint a picture of what is happening, and it makes them feel as though you know your stuff, and you will come off as confident! Know your responses. When they start asking more detailed questions about your experience and your skill sets, knowing your responses and the details you want to share will be extremely important. For this point, I’ll offer your a great e-book called Ace Your Job Interview, Master the Best Responses to the 14 Most Effective Job Interview Questions. If you look at the questions, you will see a pattern. There are a lot of very, very good interview questions the employer disguises, but they’re all looking for the same 15-20 aspects about you. Use the eBook to get the questions and career journal to help with your responses. The preparation, your understanding of the most common and most critical job interview questions, and knowing your responses are somethings you can do in advance. You can use that career achievements journal to stimulate your thoughts and the details that go along with those responses. Knowing those responses cold will help you come off as more confident. And, you’ll be ready for any question that comes along. Know your questions. And follow up questions. If you are well researched and have very well thought-out questions, these can be scripted based on your requirements and what’s important to you. You get to do all of this in advance, so script out those questions. If you’re looking for a bunch of questions, here’s another giveaway for you. I have a free webinar called 3 Keys to Ace Any Job Interview. Attendees get a great e-book called How to Interview the Employer: 75 Great Questions to Ask Before You Take Any Job. Use those questions, take the ones you want, you’ll never run out. There are plenty of them there for you to choose from. Here’s your protip: it’s not just good enough to ask well-designed questions, and be thorough, and show that you’re researched. Confidence comes from able to quickly respond to what the employer says in his or her response to your question. So step number one is nailing the question you want to ask. Step number two is you spending some time, in advance, anticipating the employer’s possible responses and being ready with your follow-up questions. That shows them you’re confident. That shows them you know what you’re looking for. That shows them you know how to investigate. Confidence comes from that, and if you are able to anticipate what the likely outcomes will be, you’re going to be way ahead of the game. I hope you like those points. If you enjoyed this, give me a like, a comment, and a share! Like this episode? Please share it via social media and review it on iTunes! I can keep this blog and all future podcasts and videos ad-free and sponsor-free ONLY because you share my work! Please share or subscribe to my podcast and YouTube channel too! Want more advanced material? Join the milewalk Academy and grab some of the free offerings that support the instruction in this post!
8/10/20178 minutes, 45 seconds
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Second Job Interview: 3 Tips to Get Hired

Been invited back for a second job interview and want to make sure to ace it? Join career expert and award-winning author Andrew LaCivita as he discusses the second job interview: 3 tips to get hired! -------------------- SEE FULL WEBISODE ON MY BLOG -------------------- Check out Second Job Interview: 3 Tips to Get Hired on my Tips for Work and Life Blog with the video, podcast, full transcript, and more!: http://milewalk.com/mwblog/http://milewalk.com/mwblog/second-job-interview-3-tips-get-hired/ -------------------- CONNECT WITH ANDREW -------------------- Join Andrew’s email list: http://milewalk.com/mwblog Get Andrew’s books and training: https://www.milewalkacademy.com YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/andylacivita Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/andrewlacivita Twitter: https://twitter.com/arlacivita LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/andrewlacivita Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/alacivita iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/tips-for-work-life-andrew/id1120387046 -------------------- SUMMARY -------------------- Read more at http://andrewlacivita.libsyn.com/#u5yqdolJ2MApIXlq.99 Let’s talk about the second job interview. You know the one. They loved you so much the first time, they invited you back! I’m going to give you three great tips. These are the exact same three tips I gave one of my Interview Intervention Course students, Hannah. She used them to get the job on her second interview. [Hannah, if you’re watching, shout out to you. Hope you’re enjoying the new job! For the rest of you, I want you to know the second interviews are not much different—tactically—than the first interviews. All those videos I’ve created on job interview tactics and my FREE webinar 3 Keys to Ace Any Job Interviewwill teach you how to answer and ask questions in a job interview. Use all that as foundational stuff. The second interview is about building deeper connections… The second job interview is about building a deeper connection, a deeper relationship, and more chemistry with the entire company. It is about getting them to imagine you as part of the team. You want them to feel as though you’re part of the team. So, how do you do that? Sometimes when you’re invited back, you are speaking with the same people you spoke with the first time, sometimes they’re new people, and sometimes it’s a mixture. Use these tactics across the board and adjust appropriately based on who you’re speaking with… Ask Again. The first technique I would use is when you are speaking with somebody you have previously spoken with (whether on the phone or in an interview). Ask about something you’ve already spoken about. I call this the “ask again” technique. Say, “Last time I was here you mentioned [insert whatever here]. It really stuck with me. I thought more about it and I wanted to get more insight into that as it relates to [insert whatever here.] Could you elaborate…” This starts a deeper discussion on something you’ve already spoken about. Going deeper into the conversation on something both of you consider very important builds a deeper relationship. Ask More. The second tactic is to ask additional (new) questions. If you are speaking with somebody who you’ve previously spoken with previously, you want to make sure you’re asking him or her a new batch of questions. If you’re speaking with someone you haven’t spoken with, make sure you have lots and lots of great questions. If you’re not sure where to get these great questions, go to my FREE webinar 3 Keys to Ace Any Job Interview because all attendees receive a FREE eBook called How to Interview the Employer: 75 Great Questions to Ask Before You Take Any Job. You will never run out of questions. Plus, this shows you are well-researched and you are very, very interested in investigating this company further. And, you’re doing it in a smart way. Be Inclusive. The third tip is to be inclusive of other people. By that I mean, reference conversations you’ve had with others in the organization. [You can even use this in the first round of interviews.] Whether you’re speaking with somebody you previously spoken with or you’re speaking with new people, one the best tactics you can use is to refer to what you and someone spoke about and then ask for their opinion. For example, “I talked with Susie the other day and she mentioned [insert whatever here]. I loved that and I’d like to get your insight on that. Could you elaborate on that as it relates to [insert whatever here]?” Consider the person you’re interviewing. Whether he or she is a subordinate of Susie’s, a peer, or a superior, you can adjust the angle of trajectory of your questioning and take it in the direction of that particular individual. You’re showing them you enjoyed speaking with Susie, you found what she said delightful, and also want their opinion. You value their opinion and they with naturally see you as a team player. [You certainly sound like one!] As you start to reference others in the organization in a sincere way, the interviewer will start to feel like you are part of the team. As a bonus, this gives you an opportunity to make sure there is a level of consistency across their responses. Are they all on the same page? If you like this video, give me a LIKE, COMMENT, and SHARE! Like this episode? Please share it via social media and review it on iTunes! I can keep this blog and all future podcasts and videos ad-free and sponsor-free ONLY because you share my work! Please share or subscribe to my podcast and YouTube channel too! Want more advanced material? Join the milewalk Academy and grab some of the free offerings that support the instruction in this post!
8/2/20176 minutes, 3 seconds
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How to Apply when there is No Job Opening: 7 Sentence Cover Letter

Want to join a company, but can’t find a job opening? Join career expert and award-winning author Andrew LaCivita as he covers how to apply when there is no opening: 7 sentence cover letter! -------------------- SEE FULL WEBISODE ON MY BLOG + GET FREE DOWNLOAD -------------------- Check out Business Networking: How to Build Professional Relationships on my Tips for Work and Life Blog with the video, podcast, full transcript, and more!: http://milewalk.com/mwblog/http://milewalk.com/mwblog/how-to-apply-when-there-is-no-opening-7-sentence-cover-letter/ -------------------- CONNECT WITH ANDREW -------------------- Join Andrew’s email list: http://milewalk.com/mwblog Get Andrew’s books and training: https://www.milewalkacademy.com YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/andylacivita Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/andrewlacivita Twitter: https://twitter.com/arlacivita LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/andrewlacivita Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/alacivita iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/tips-for-work-life-andrew/id1120387046 -------------------- SUMMARY -------------------- You want to work for an organization, but you can’t seem to find a public job posting. You’re not sure if there’s an opening. You’re not sure if they’ll welcome you. You’re wondering should I apply? If I apply, how should I apply? First things first… Should you apply or reach out to an organization when they don’t have a job posting? Heck Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Three reasons: Great organizations are always, always combing the world for the greatest talent. They’re always in hiring mode, whether they have a budget for a new position or don’t have a budget for a new position. They are constantly looking for the greatest resources because they know the greatest resources don’t always come along or are available when they need them. They’ll trade up. If there are ten people in an organization, there’s at least one or two of them the company would be willing to trade out for a better performer. It’s just simple math. Now start adding a zero to those numbers. If there are 100 people in the company, that’s ten to 20 people they’d likely trade out. What about a 1,000 people in the company? That’s 200 openings, even if they don’t have extra budget to hire additional resources. There is still 10-20% of their organization they feel they can improve with better resources. Less competition. There’ll be a lot less competition. If there’s no job posting, it’s a deterrent for well more than 90% of the people. So most of them won’t even try it. The ones who do, unless they’re sitting next to you watching this video, they’re not going to know exactly how to do that. This is going to give the recruiters and the HR people and the hiring officials more time to give your submittal more care and consideration. Now, how should I do it? There are seven areas to address in your introduction or your cover letter. When you want to target a company and don’t see a job positing, reach out with this cover letter (introduction, email, etc.): Why you’re writing to them. The reason I’m writing to you is because I want to join your company. But, you can’t leave them there. You need to give them some context and some rationale as to why you want to work at that organization. Your rationale for wanting to work there. The reasons I want to work here are…based on my research…and then insert your rationale. What you offer and why you’re a great fit. I offer X years of experience in this particular industry, doing these particular jobs which makes me a great fit to support your organization and the products and services it delivers. But you can’t leave them there. You’ve got to drive a little nail into this one. That’s number four… Home run accomplishment. Tell them about a significant accomplishment you know is going to be enticing and a great match for that company. A particular accomplishment I’m proud of or a significant accomplishment or a major accomplishment is…and then tell them specifically what it is. Pointing them in the direction of more evidence of why you’re a great fit. For most of you, this is your resume. But, I don’t want you to just point them to your [attached] resume. I want you to tell them exactly where in the resume you want them to look for more evidence that greatly aligns you with what they need for their organization. Welcome the opportunity to speak with them. I’d welcome the opportunity to speak with you… Thank them for their consideration. I want to thank you for your consideration… To see the exact language for my No-Job-Opening Cover Letter (AKA The 7-Sentence Cover Letter), head to the milewalk blog to get the download! If you enjoyed this video, give me a LIKE, COMMENT, and, of course SHARE with your friends. Expanding is what it’s all about! Like this episode? Please share it via social media and review it on iTunes! I can keep this blog and all future podcasts and videos ad-free and sponsor-free ONLY because you share my work! Please share or subscribe to my podcast and YouTube channel too! 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7/26/20177 minutes, 22 seconds
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Business Networking: How to Build Professional Relationships

Are you in a situation where you could use a helping hand from your friends? Colleagues? Acquaintances? Join career expert and award-winning author Andrew LaCivita as he discusses business networking: how to build professional relationships! -------------------- SEE FULL WEBISODE ON MY BLOG -------------------- Check out Business Networking: How to Build Professional Relationships on my Tips for Work and Life Blog with the video, podcast, full transcript, and more!: http://milewalk.com/mwblog/business-networking-build-professional-relationships -------------------- CONNECT WITH ANDREW -------------------- Join Andrew’s email list: http://milewalk.com/mwblog Get Andrew’s books and training: https://www.milewalkacademy.com YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/andylacivita Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/andrewlacivita Twitter: https://twitter.com/arlacivita LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/andrewlacivita Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/alacivita iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/tips-for-work-life-andrew/id1120387046 -------------------- SUMMARY -------------------- No matter what your job is, over the length of your career, your network and it's health and strength is going to be your single greatest advantage in succeeding in your career. Sure, a lot of you starting now have some smarts, a good job, and are willing to work hard. All that sets you in the right direction, but over the long-term, over a multi-decade career that simply will not be enough to be truly successful. My 7 Key Success Factors for Business Networking There are two areas I want to review about networking: what makes it successful and how to actually do it! So, let’s review my seven key principles for how to do it successfully and then a five step plan of attack to execute those principles. It’s an all-the-time thing. You need to do it all the time. If you only do it when you need it, you're not going to be successful. If you need to network, it's already too late if you don't already have a healthy one. Be very, very consistent. Give value first. Take second. Give value first to others before you ask for something. It could be anything. But whatever value you provide—your time, energy, education, favors—give it first. Give more than you take. Put more into the networking bank. Keep making deposits before you make withdrawals. Do it live. This is not an email thing. This is human interaction. This is building deeper relationships. This is spending time with people. Do what you say you’re going to do—build trust. Always follow through. Whether you’re providing information, making a referral, etc. You want to be known for having a good “word,” being trustworthy, and being dependable. Move it forward and expand their network. If the interaction between you and me dies with you, you haven't helped me build my network. So, you want to make sure you're thinking how can I help expand this person's network? Who might be good for him or her to know? You want to pay it forward, you want to move it forward, and you want to expand their network. The point is for both of you to grow your networks. Build a systematic plan that allows you to execute. You need to build a plan that makes you consistent, organized, and working toward building a healthy network that meets your goal and the goals of others. My 5-Step Plan to Build a Healthy Professional Network This plan has served me well for multiple decades. It’s also helped me build and keep and extremely healthy network. This process works A. Set your networking goals. The first place to start is to set your goals. Don’t just start dialing up people and emailing them. That isn't going to get you where you need to be. You have to have a goal. And what do I mean by goals? There are many, but let’s talk about four: Educations and advancement of your knowledge Camaraderie Job hunting Grow customers, partnerships, etc. B. Build your relationship map by doing your research. Who do you know who can move you toward your goals? Who do they know? Who do you want to know? Who might know them? Build a relationship map. Literally build one. It could be a list of people, could be a diagram, or whatever it is that you want to do. C. Identify 60 to 100 people you can connect with who can help you meet your goals. Build a nice list of individuals. Spend an hour or so each month identifying the right people for you to connect with and contact. Do your homework. Be aggressive. D. Prepare standard messages you can modify. Draft 3-4 templates you can use to contact people and they tailor each one (in the next step) based on your relationship with them. E. “E” is for execute. Execute a consistent reach out program. For me, I contact five people at the beginning of each month. I go through my list of people and my relationship map. I identify 5-6 people I’d like to contact. I either call them or email them to see if they want to get together (phone, coffee, lunch, dinner, etc.). Give them a week to get back to you. If some don’t, start contacting others and so on and so forth. Five people might not sound like a lot, but keep in mind you want to actually get together or speak with them. This is about spending time! Adjust your plan according. The point isn’t to do it exactly as I’ve laid it out. The point is to tailor this or some plan to accommodate your needs. Feel free to adjust accordingly based on your goals. Most importantly, have fun and be generous! If you enjoyed this video, give me a LIKE, COMMENT, and, of course SHARE with your friends. Expanding is what it’s all about! Like this episode? Please share it via social media and review it on iTunes! I can keep this blog and all future podcasts and videos ad-free and sponsor-free ONLY because you share my work! Please share or subscribe to my podcast and YouTube channel too! Want more advanced material? Join the milewalk Academy and grab some of the free offerings that support the instruction in this post!
6/26/201711 minutes, 3 seconds
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Career Change Success: The First 7 Steps

Have you wanted to change careers, but don’t know how? Want that job, but don’t have the work experience? Join career expert and award-winning author Andrew LaCivita as he discusses career change success: the first 7 steps! -------------------- SEE FULL WEBISODE -------------------- Career Change Success: The First 7 Steps on my Tips for Work and Life Blog with the video, podcast, full transcript, and more!: http://milewalk.com/mwblog/career-change-success-first-7-steps -------------------- CONNECT WITH ANDREW -------------------- Join Andrew’s email list: http://milewalk.com/mwblog Get Andrew’s books and training: https://www.milewalkacademy.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/andrewlacivita Twitter: https://twitter.com/arlacivita LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/andrewlacivita Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/alacivita iTunes free podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/tips-for-work-life-andrew/id1120387046 -------------------- SUMMARY -------------------- Be encouraged! For all you out there watching (listening or reading this), I want to offer some words of encouragement. I know you can do this! I've done it three times. If I could do it three times, you can do it. The great news is you have the ability. It’s also never in the history of the world been easier to make a career change with all the resources we have now to help educate you and get you going in the right direction. Have a plan… The problem is most people don't have a plan, which I'm going to give you today—the first seven steps of that plan. But first, a little perspective and motivation… I want to just give you a moment of perspective and I want you to tuck this away in the back of your mind as you watch this video or any of my videos for that matter. If I wasn't brave enough thirteen or so years ago to make a career change and then again two years ago to make another change, you'd never be benefiting from this video or any video I've ever created, or any training course, or anything I've ever done to help facilitate your career and your life. I want you think about as you're hesitating to make that change. Think of all those people in this world who would benefit from you doing so. So whether you are an old pro (like I am) wanting to make a drastic career change, or whether you're a college student looking for that first job, or anybody who wants a job where they don't feel like they have the requisite experience, this video is for you. I'm going to give you the first seven steps I would take. Let's roll… 1. Make sure you want it and make a list. It sounds silly, but there's a huge difference between a passing fancy and a burning desire. Most people fail not because of their ability, but because they don't have a good plan in place. They haven't thought it through about whether or not that career or that change is going to align to what makes them happy. So, the first step that I would take is I would list out all of my requirements I need in place to be happy. Make a list. It sounds simple, but very few people do it. BONUS: I have a three-part video series you can watch. It's called The First 5 Steps to Career Success: Get Your Career Focused, Organized, and On Track. Watch this to make sure you make the right list. 2. What are you willing to sacrifice? You have the ability to achieve your goals. You have the ability to make this career change or get that job. The reason a lot of people fail is not only because they don't have a plan, but also because they're unwilling to give up certain things in their life. You have to put in extra effort to compensate for the areas you’re deficient. You need to “catch up.” Think…nights, weekends, compensation, and so forth. You might have to take a little pay cut if you want to make a change. What are you willing to give up and not give up? Get clear on that and be committed to sacrificing those things that will prevent you from being successful in making this change. 3. Learn the capabilities and qualities. You need to discover the capabilities important for success in that particular career or job. What do I mean by capabilities? Here’s an example. When a sales person is sells a product or service, knowing exactly how to sell that particular product is a trade skill learned through experience selling that specific product. That skill is usually something easily taught or learned. But, great sales people transcend product and services. They have foundational abilities like good leadership skills, good organizational skills, and good communication skills. They're good listeners. They know how to connect the dots for their customers or prospects to show them how their products and services will benefit them. They're good at psychology. These are foundational abilities that can be developed that make a great sales person a great sales person. If you want to be a chef, then you need to figure out what capabilities make awesome chefs. There are many ways to do that, but there are two easy ways. You could literally Google “what qualities make a great chef.” A whole bunch of blog posts will come up and a whole bunch of books will come up. Read. Learn. See if those are qualities you think you already have or can develop. The other thing is you can do a little research with individuals who are currently doing that role or have done that role. There are lots of ways to get this insight, but you want to make sure identify the capabilities. We're going to use these in a later step in the process. This is a huge deal. 4. Do your reconnaissance with people currently doing that career or job. Talk to people currently doing that job—and I want to stress the word currently. Why do I make such a big deal about this? It's okay to talk to somebody who was a chef or a sales person. But, human nature is we tend to forget what it was like, what some of the struggles were, what it was like not to know what we know. Also, their techniques or their interactions with the world might be a little outdated. You want to talk to people who are currently going through it. It's fresh in their minds. They know what they're dealing with. It's front, it's center, and they can share it with you. You can start making a longer list of things you're going to have to evaluate and consider to know whether you're going to want to make this change. It might sound exciting when you're thinking about making that change, but if you don't have some realistic real-time data you're not going to be successful. 5. Build your Franken-Mentor. It's never been easier to get help and get educated on a career you want. I call this one “building a Franken-Mentor.” When I became a trainer a few years ago, I didn't know how to work a camera. I didn't really have a great (social) platform. I didn't know what it was like to build a membership site or a training course or a number of other things I had to learn. I have seven different people it takes to help me shoot this video! LOL. I had to learn from many different people, who were experts at what they do. I took an entire army to deliver this video to you! Google them. Find their books. Find their blogs. Follow those people. Figure out and align those capabilities with individuals who speak on this or write on that or talk on that and start to learn. Over time, you'll find some experts are a little bit more effective than others. Continue to follow them. That’s how you’ll really start educating yourself. Go build that Franken-Mentor! 6. Anticipate and plan for the struggles. It’s amazingly stupid to me people want you to envision success. (Yes. I just said that.) You hear a lot of people talk about, "Well, just imagine yourself successful." That's BUNK. (Yes. All capitals bunk.) You can't just imagine yourself into success! The better way to imagine yourself towards success is to envision the struggles you will encounter and anticipate them. Then, envision yourself working through them! Talking to the people currently in the job, researching the change you want to make, and then putting a plan together as to how you're going to overcome those challenges is what get’s you through them and on to success. How will you react when you encounter that obstacle? I’ll tell you how you’ll react. You’re gonna kill it because you were prepared for that encounter. When you hit it, you had already envisioned the struggle, anticipated it could surface, and were ready for it emotionally and with your plan! If you just envision yourself on the beach having cocktails, it isn't going to work. You probably have a dozen or so problems you have to overcome. All of us do. There's a bunch you’ll prepare for through your research. There’s some that will be unanticipated. But, everybody has three problems. You have a: Learning problem Marketing problem Job-interviewing problem (if you stay in the corporate world) 7. Execute your plan to overcome the struggles and advance toward success! Now it’s time to execute! The learning issue we discussed a bit. Build your Franken-Mentor, get the books, follow the blogs, do the research, do your reconnaissance, talk to the people, start getting educated, start becoming more and more familiar. This issue is pretty straightforward. It just takes a little elbow grease. Most people are concerned about the “marketing issue.” People always want to know, "What do I put on my resume? What if I don’t have the right experience?” If you did step number three (Capabilities and Qualities) and identified those foundational traits you will be in great shape. The best employers know the capabilities they need to evaluate in a potential employee and they are hiring for the long term. They will notice that match in your resume. Here’s what to do. Take whatever experience you have… If you're a college student, it’s your internships, part-time jobs, school projects, classes, and whatever else you have at your disposal. If you're professional, it’s whatever work experience you have. Use your list of capabilities, go through your work history, and start identifying the projects, the efforts, and work you did that built skills, which align to those capabilities. Put that information into your career profile, your highlights, and bullets in the professional experience on your resume. See How to Build the Ultimate Professional Resume for more on this. You also want to add this information in your cover letter and LinkedIn profile. Of course, prepare for some of the popular job interview questions in the same matter. That is, develop your responses using “stories” of developing those capabilities and how they match to the new job or career. You must focus on the capabilities. That’s the biggest key to success to get over the marketing and job interviewing hurdles. Like this episode? Please share it via social media and review it on iTunes! I can keep this blog and all future podcasts and videos ad-free and sponsor-free ONLY because you share my work! Please share or subscribe to my podcast and YouTube channel too! Want more advanced material? Join the milewalk Academy and grab some of the free offerings that support the instruction in this post! Have you seen my FREE Job Interviewing Webinar titled 3 Keys to Ace Any Job Interview? There are several available times this week. Attendees receive an awesome eBook titled How to Interview the Employer: 75 Questions to Ask Before You Take Any Job. Check it out!
6/17/201712 minutes, 46 seconds
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Tell Me About Yourself: Best Way to Respond

Confused about how to answer the dreaded "Tell me about yourself" question in a job interview? Join career expert and award-winning author Andrew LaCivita as he discusses tell me about yourself: best way to respond! This one goes out to all the people on my Tips for Work and Life Blog Subscription and my YouTube subscribers who’ve pelleted me with emails and comments asking to please shoot this video. This one’s for you! Why the “question” is terrible… This question is terrible for a couple of reasons. The first reason is related to the employer. First off, it's lazy, it's ineffective and it doesn't guarantee the employer it will actually get the information they need to make a good determination about whether you're a good fit for the company. Great interviewers design well thought out questions that elicit specific information that allows them to make those determinations. The second terrible is it's even worse for you because it puts you in jeopardy of falling over one of the greatest tripwires in the job interview. The number one reason you do not get hired (see this video Job Interview Tip: The Number 1 Reason Why You Do Not Get Hired) is your inability to map your fit, value, qualifications, and skills to what the employer needs at the moment. Think about what's happening when you're in a job interview. You know you're fabulous. I know you're fabulous. The employer has even said you're fabulous by inviting you in for the interview. They think you’re qualified on paper. They've also think the same thing about all the other qualified candidates who are interviewing for the job. But, only one or maybe a couple of you are going to get hired. He or she who best maps their skills and qualifications to what the employer needs is going to be the person they hire! Three techniques to nail this… How do you know what they need to make that determination? Ask The first technique is my favorite. When the interviewer asks, “Please tell me about yourself,” just respond… “Hey, Mr. Lazy Interviewer Man, my background is lengthy and diverse. Is there any particular part of my background you'd like me to discuss so you can make a determination about whether I'm a good fit for your company?” Oh. I know there are a whole bunch of you out there saying, “Oh no, Andy I can't answer a question with a question! That’s just bad form. I was told never to do that!” That's ridiculous. It's fine to answer a question with a question if you need clarification. They've likely asked you this question at the very beginning of the process or the very beginning of the interview. They dumped you into a wide-open field. It's okay for you to ask for some guidance. It only took you ten seconds to do that. Want to know what’s worse than you answering a question with a question? That’s you spending ten minutes talking about something that's fabulous about yourself that they don't care about or has nothing to do with helping them determine whether you're a good fit for what they need! Ouch. The more important thing we should focus on when you ask your questions is being able to anticipate the possible responses or outcomes. What could their replies be? The beautiful thing about your particular question is there are likely only two responses. When you ask, “Is there a particular part of my background," their response is going to be either yes there is or no there isn't. If they say, "Yes, there is a particular part of your background. Here it is…," you're golden. Just respond to what they cited. That's the best scenario. If they say, “No, there isn’t any particular area…,” here’s your pro tip. Always bring a copy of the job description with you to the interview. If you ask that question and they say, "No, there's nothing in particular," then pick up the job description and say… "Okay, Mr. Lazy Interviewer Man, it looks like based on your job description you're looking for these skills and qualifications and the role has these responsibilities, so I'm going to share my background as it relates to the job description so you can get the insight to determine whether I'm a good fit for your company." Use the pro tip I cited with the job description… For those of you who simply refuse to ask the clarifying questions, go directly to the pro tip I just mentioned using the job description. Don’t want to ask for clarification and don’t have a job description… Sometimes you don’t have a job description or it’s so thin you don’t have much to go on. No problem! Let’s make the assumption if you are in a job interview you have some inkling of what the job entails and what background best suits it. When the interview says, "Please tell me about yourself," simply respond… “Okay, I'd love to tell you about myself. I assume the job entails [this and that] and these would be the skills you’d be interested in knowing I have so you can make a good determination about whether I'm a good fit for your company so I'll share my background as it relates to that." Now, you've given them your assumption about what the job entails and what you think are the important skills you need to have. If you are incorrect, there's not an interviewer out there who wouldn't stop you and say, "Actually, Mr. Smart Job Candidate, that's not entirely true. Let me clarify that for you. Here's what the job really entails and here are the skills we really need to assess." Now, you've got the information you need, you just got it a different way. If they don't interrupt you, take some comfort in knowing you're on the right track and off you go. Want more help getting hired? FREE EBOOK DOWNLOAD: Ace Your Job Interview: Master the Best Answers to the 14 Most Effective Job Interview Questions. Get it here: http://bit.ly/aceyourjobinterviewebook This eBook contains: 14 best job interview questions 43 variations of those same questions Why the employer asks them What the employer is looking for The very best responses FREE—VERY POPULAR—WEBINAR: 3 Keys to Ace Any Job Interview. Learn everything you want to know about answering and asking job interview questions. Sign up here: http://bit.ly/aceanyjobinterviewwebinar. Attendees get a sweet, FREE eBook How to Interview the Employer: 75 Great Questions to Ask Before You Take Any Job. Don’t miss it! Like this episode? Please share it via social media and review it on iTunes! I can keep this blog and all future podcasts and videos ad-free and sponsor-free ONLY because you share my work! Please share or subscribe to my podcast and YouTube channel too! 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6/5/20178 minutes, 47 seconds
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Age Discrimination: How to Overcome it in a Job Interview

Worried about age discrimination? Job career expert and award-winning author Andrew LaCivita as he discusses age discrimination: how to overcome it in a job interview! 40's, 50's, 60's… For all you folks in your 40's, 50's, 60's who email me and call me every day frantic you're part of the over the hill crowd…Don't worry! As someone who does this every day of my life and has consulted to more than 200 companies during my career, I want to share ageism or age discrimination is more rare than you think. Don’t get me wrong. When you’re in that job interview, you need to be able to justify your higher wages. But, in the job interview, compensation is really not the issue. There are three mental hurdles, barriers, biases, or whatever you want to call them that are typically present in those interviewers. Let’s review those and I’ll teach you how to overcome them. The biases… The interviewer is more likely thinking your skills are stale or you're set in your ways or you don't want to learn anything new. These biases are much more prevalent obstacles for you. The 3 tactics because all good things come in 3s… You can overcome those biases with your energy, currency, and attitude. Your vibrancy: Emit a thousand watts. When you walk in the (interview) room, you need to be emitting positive, good energy. You are a light bulb! Emit those thousand watts. Anyone sitting in that room, when you’re done with them, should want to race out and go conquer the world. For some of you more low key types, you might need to do some jumping jacks before you get in the room. Do whatever you need to do to get that energy going. Smile. Smile for real. Just make sure you're bringing it. Your responses to their job interview questions: Be current. When responding to their questions, your examples and experience needs to be current—as in the techniques and tools you use. Use examples that are current. If your processes or techniques or tactics are outdated or stale, you’re in trouble. If you’re not current, get current. Start researching and studying up on the latest and greatest. Your awesome attitude: Be overt and share your interest in learning new techniques. Make sure you outwardly express your interest and excitement for learning new stuff. You crave new tactics, new methods, and want to be on the current edge. Want more help getting hired? FREE EBOOK DOWNLOAD: Ace Your Job Interview: Master the Best Answers to the 14 Most Effective Job Interview Questions. Get it here: http://bit.ly/aceyourjobinterviewebook This eBook contains: 14 best job interview questions 43 variations of those same questions Why the employer asks them What the employer is looking for The very best responses FREE—VERY POPULAR—WEBINAR: 3 Keys to Ace Any Job Interview. Learn everything you want to know about answering and asking job interview questions. Sign up here: http://bit.ly/aceanyjobinterviewwebinar. Attendees get a sweet, FREE eBook How to Interview the Employer: 75 Great Questions to Ask Before You Take Any Job. Don’t miss it! Like this episode? Please share it via social media and review it on iTunes! I can keep this blog and all future podcasts and videos ad-free and sponsor-free ONLY because you share my work! Please share or subscribe to my podcast and YouTube channel too! Want more advanced material? Join the milewalk Academy and grab some of the free offerings that support the instruction in this post.
5/26/20174 minutes, 47 seconds
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Executive Job Interview Tips: 3 Keys to Getting a Senior Role

Do you have fabulous senior-level credentials, but you're not getting the job offer? Join career expert and award-winning author Andrew LaCivita as he discusses executive job interview tips: 3 keys to getting a senior role! This puts you at zero… What's happening when you're job interviewing? You exchange information. You need to have the right responses to the employer’s questions. You need to ask good questions. You need the right background. You need to impress. When you're a junior- or mid-level resource, that’s typically good enough to get hired. When you're at the senior level, it’s not. The 3 big keys… It’s about their future, not your past. You need to get the interviewers, the most senior interviewers, thinking into the future. If you can't get them to imagine what their life will be like and what their company will look like with you there, you'll never get hired. You can have a great background. You could have been there, done that. That's great. But, if you can't shift their mindset from thinking you’re serviceable to thinking how you’ll catapult them forward, you’re not going to get hired. How? One of the easiest ways to shift their thinking is to shift the discussion from your background and your credentials to their goals. Boom. Where do they see the company going? What exactly do they want to accomplish? Once you know this, articulate exactly how you will take them there—step by step. Here’s what I would do first. Here’s what I would do second. Leaders are inclusive and inspiring. You need to be the high tide that lifts all the boats. Leaders build more leaders. They don't build more followers. You need to show them you're great at inspiring and inclusive. You're great at building teams. They're probably going to ask you how you’ll build your team. That’s fine. But, I'm talking about giving them that deep, great feeling that having you there will inspire everyone and you're a great person to work with. How? First, think about your job interviewing process. Most of these senior-level interviewing processes start with senior people up front (because they don't want to waste anybody's time). Then you have a middle part, which includes several other people. You’ll interview with colleagues, internal customers, some staff, and so on. Toward the end, you’ll revisit (or visit for the first time) with a number of the senior folks. Along the way, you'll be gathering a lot of information as you speak to lots of people. One of the easiest and most effective ways to show you’re inclusive is to make several references to the other people and the insight they shared! For example, “Hey, Mary Jane said something about this... It really struck me. I love that idea. Mr. Executive Man, I'd love to get your perspective on that especially as it relates to [insert something else here which better be a more grand something else for a deeper level of insight].” If you can include a number of references to other people in the organization and the great conversations you've had with them, the senior interviewers will start to see you as part of the team (already). It’s like you’re already working there! This also reinforces key number one and gets them to look into the future regarding how you’ll be to work with. Stay away from one-and-done questions because then you’ll be done. You’ll obviously be given a chance throughout the process to ask lots of questions. In addition to asking great questions, you need to avoid asking questions—however awesome they are—that lead to dead ends. If you ask dead end questions, you’ll be a dead end. Specifically, I mean asking a great question, then receiving their response, and then moving on to the next question. That's the big mistake! The message you're sending to them is that you are a puddle skipper. You are not somebody who's digging deep to get information and collecting it all. You're not well researched. You’re not digging deep enough to get the information you need to make a good decision. Ouch. Now, they're starting to imagine how you would be as a leader there. Working with the people in your group or other units and not digging deep enough. How? If you have follow-up questions and drill down in your line of questioning, you send the message you are well researched, thoughtful, and making sure you're getting all the information you need to make a good decision. It sends them the message when you're working with your staff, you will make sure you're getting all the information to make good decisions. That is something they’ll want so when they give you the autonomy to run your unit or run your division they have confidence you'll be a great researcher, you’ll get all the information, and make well-educated decisions. If you don’t do this, they’ll think you’re someone who skims the surface and oftentimes makes great mistakes or bad choices because you didn't have all the information. Want more help getting hired? FREE EBOOK DOWNLOAD: Ace Your Job Interview: Master the Best Answers to the 14 Most Effective Job Interview Questions. Get it here: http://bit.ly/aceyourjobinterviewebookThis eBook contains: 14 best job interview questions 43 variations of those same questions Why the employer asks them What the employer is looking for The very best responses FREE—VERY POPULAR—WEBINAR: 3 Keys to Ace Any Job Interview. Learn everything you want to know about answering and asking job interview questions. Sign up here: http://bit.ly/aceanyjobinterviewwebinar. Attendees get a sweet, FREE eBook How to Interview the Employer: 75 Great Questions to Ask Before You Take Any Job. Don’t miss it!Like this episode? Please share it via social media and review it on iTunes! I can keep this blog and all future podcasts and videos ad-free and sponsor-free ONLY because you share my work! Please share or subscribe to my podcast and YouTube channel too! Want more advanced material? Join the milewalk Academy and grab some of the free offerings that support the instruction in this post
5/22/20178 minutes, 14 seconds
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How to Answer the Greatest Weakness Question

Not sure how to answer the most ridiculous job interview question ever? Join career expert and award-winning author Andrew LaCivita as he shares the do's and don'ts in how to answer the greatest weakness question! It’s a winner…not. Sure. It wins the dumbest question ever. This question is probably the absolute worst job interview question an employer can ask. The problem is, for some unknown reason, employers keep asking it. I don't know why. It does nothing to help them predict whether you’ll be a good employee. I have more than a decade's worth of statistical and predictive models that confirm your cultural fit, achievements, capabilities, skillsets, and strengths are what matters. (See my gold-award-winning book The Hiring Prophecies: Psychology behind Recruiting Successful Employees.) Do Not as in never… I can't control what the employers ask you. You can't control them either. But, I can help you prepare the best to answers to this ludicrous question and you can control your response. Do not—I repeat—DO NOT under any circumstance actually provide them a with a weakness. Never cite something you’re actually bad at. As in N-E-V-E-R. If they're going to ask you this silly question, you don't need to justify it with an actual weakness. Do not, and this might be contrary to what you’ve heard from other so-called experts, trainers, columnists or whoever, never provide them with a “strength!” It's insulting enough they've asked you this question. Don’t compound the problem by insulting them back with, oh I don’t know, something like you’re too detail-oriented, too conscientious, work too much, work too hard, or do everything yourself because you don't know how to delegate. How idiotic do you think these people are? Oh. Wait. They asked this question in the first place. Well, be above that. Do not use negative words such as “I’m bad at this” or “I’m not good at that” and so on. Do this instead… The best way to handle this question, so that you're actually answering it and they view you as giving it the college try, is to cite something you’ve yet to have the opportunity to do. Say something such as, “One of my areas for improvement is [insert whatever here]. I’ve yet to have the opportunity to perform this function, work in this industry, study these things., etc.” They likely won’t penalize you for not having this experience, especially if it’s not germane to the job function. Then make sure to… At the end of your statement, make sure to add what you’ve done and are doing to gain experience in that area. …Even though I don’t have practical experience in that area, I’ve read [these] books, watched [these] videos, taken [these] training classed, and so on.” Want more help answering job interview questions? FREE EBOOK DOWNLOAD: Ace Any Job Interview: Master the Best Answers to the 14 Most Effective Job Interview Questions. Get it here: http://bit.ly/aceyourjobinterviewebook This eBook contains: 14 best job interview questions 43 variations of those same questions Why the employer asks them What the employer is looking for The very best responses FREE—VERY POPULAR—WEBINAR: 3 Keys to Ace Any Job Interview. Learn everything you want to know about answering and asking job interview questions. Sign up here: http://bit.ly/aceanyjobinterviewwebinar. Attendees get a sweet, FREE eBook How to Interview the Employer: 75 Great Questions to Ask Before You Take Any Job. Don’t miss it! Like this episode? Please share it via social media and review it on iTunes! I can keep this blog and all future podcasts and videos ad-free and sponsor-free ONLY because you share my work! Please share or subscribe to my podcast and YouTube channel too! Want more advanced material? Join the milewalk Academy and grab some of the free offerings that support the instruction in this post!
5/5/20174 minutes, 49 seconds
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My Top 5 Questions to Ask in a Job Interview

Struggling with what to ask the employer during a job interview? Not sure of the best way to get the information you need to make a great career decision and sell yourself in the process? Join career expert and award-winning author Andrew LaCivita as he shares his top 5 questions to ask in a job interview! I get it… It's difficult. You don't job interview very often. You're not (likely) a trained interrogator. That’s why you have me! I’ll give you 5 home runs… In the video, I’m going to share my five home runs, what to ask, why it's a great question, and how to use the information. Let’s roll… A company-based one first… Based on the direction of the company, what do you think will be your greatest accomplishments in the next three years? Organizations need to be able to think at least three to five years into the future. But, you don't want to join an organization that only thinks about the future. Thinking is nice, but companies that act and build things and have clarity around specifically what they're going to do are worthy of you. Join them. It's a great question because it helps you understand whether they have a vision and if they have clarity regarding specifically what they want to build. If they don’t have that clarity, they’re basically saying to you, “I don't know if you'll have a job in three years because I don't know where the company's going.” Nice. Huh? Make sure to ask this question early in the process. Questions two, three, and four are about you and your role… What are the qualities of people who are most successful in this position? You're looking for the traits the employer wants. The reason it’s a great question is you’ll get the actual traits they’re evaluating and you can use that insight immediately to highlight how you and your background and experience match those traits! Plus, it’s a great setup question for the next one. If you were to give me an offer and I was to accept it, one year from now, what will I have done specifically that you would consider this hire to be a raging success? Now you’re really accelerating! The reason this question is pure gold is it gets the interviewer to provide specifics about the expectations and what the company considers valuable. It gives you clarity to make sure you could actually achieve those objectives. And, it gives you ammunition to use within that interview or subsequent interviews to talk about exactly how you’ll accomplish what they consider a success. You now know their (year-end) goal is. Get them to envision you completing it for them. Boom. This one wins the interview even though you’re not done yet. Let’s pile on a bit… If you were to give me an offer and I was to accept it, within one week of starting this job, what will be my biggest surprise? This is a little safety net for you. You want to make sure you're uncovering information you might not have uncovered with the questions you've designed. It gets the interviewer thinking hmmm, what might this person not ask in the job interview I could share or what surprised me when I first started with the company? Naturally, the interviewer’s inclination will be to provide you a negative surprise. That’s just (unfortunately) the way most people think. It puts the interviewer on the spot. Ka. Boom. Bonus. Don’t forget your boss… What's your management style and what are your expectations of the position you might not have already mentioned? Four out of five people quit their jobs because of their boss. This is great question to make sure you’re in sync with his or her style, expectations, and so forth. If you love this, hit it with a like, share, and comment. I always want to know what you’re thinking! Make sure to check out my free LIVE webcast called 3 Keys to Ace Any Job Interview. It’ll teach you everything you need to know about how to answer and ask questions in a job interview plus attendees get a sweet, FREE eBook How to Interview the Employer: 75 Great Questions to Ask Before You Take Any Job. Don’t miss it! https://www.milewalkacademy.com/p/webcast-3-keys-to-ace-any-job-interview-registration Like this episode? Please share it via social media and review it on iTunes! I can keep this blog and all future podcasts and videos ad-free and sponsor-free ONLY because you share my work! Please share or subscribe to my podcast and YouTube channel too! Want more advanced material? Join the milewalk Academy and grab some of the free offerings that support the instruction in this post!
5/1/20177 minutes, 52 seconds
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The Best Way to Get Promoted Quickly

Having a tough time explaining your fabulousness to your employer? Having difficulty getting promoted? Feeling unappreciated? Join career expert and award-winning author Andrew LaCivita as he discusses the best way to get promoted quickly. This issue is the same whether you’re not getting ahead in your organization or not hearing back from employers when you send out your resume! You need some oomph behind the story of your career. It’s there! You’re just not telling it! Yawner… When it comes to career advancement and promotions, you already know to work hard, work smart, show up to work on time, smile and display that great attitude. Yawn. I won’t bore you with that… You deserve the advanced course… I’ll teach you something that will: Give you perspective on what you've accomplished, show you how far you’ve advanced, and highlight how you’ve helped your teams, your companies, and the rest of the world. Aye. You did all that. Yes. You. Provide a solid basis and data for you to conduct effective discussions with your current employer during your performance reviews, annual reviews, and promotion opportunities. Show you what to populate on your resume (because Heaven knows how most of us struggle with this). Who doesn’t love a journal? Call it whatever you want—an employee journal, an employee diary, and so on. I’ve called it a Career Achievements Journal and you can grab the FREE DOWNLOAD here: Career Achievements Journal: 14 Points that Make You Marketable, Get You Promoted, and Accelerate Your Career For every project or major initiative you undertake, capture the following fourteen points. Do this for every major undertaking however and whenever it arises. You might have a project last a day, a month, or a year. The length is unimportant as is whether you do your projects serially or simultaneously. Each project has it’s own list. Project Name: List all major projects and initiatives. They can be a daylong, monthlong, or yearlong initiative. Statistics: Identify anything quantifiable. This includes budget, timeframe, number of resources, number of customers, etc. Capture anything that shows magnitude and impact. Business Problem: Identify the high-level business problem you and your company are trying to overcome, improve, and so on. The Players: List everyone involved from stakeholders, contributors, key team members, units within your organization, partners, and vendors to customers or companies who are benefiting from your project. Solution: Identify how, at a high-level, you and your company solved the problem. Result/Outcome: Capture what happened as a result of the project implementation. Benefits: Capture the entities that benefited (employees, customers, partners, other units in the organization) as well as specifically how they benefited. Challenges: List the high-level challenges that surfaced during the project. There are the issues that arose as you were building your solution (as opposed to the high-level business problem you were addressing overall). Overcame Challenges: Identify how you overcame the challenges throughout the project. Hindsight: Identify what you would have done differently if you started the project knowing what you know now. Lessons Learned: Capture the high-level lessons you and your organization learned as a result of implementing the project. Your Development: Identify how you grew specifically. What can you do now that you couldn’t at the beginning of the project? What new skills do you have? Company Development: Identify how your company grew and improved. What can your company do now that it couldn’t at the beginning of the project? Victories: Reflect on the high-level victories you achieved over the course the project. Even if the project wasn’t implemented fully, still consider all the accomplishments along the way!! You might be successful but… You will never feel successful or happy if you don’t take the time to reflect on all you’ve accomplished. It’s also extremely important for your personal and professional growth to take time to evaluate the lessons, benefits, and so on of your experiences. If you don’t, you’ll be prone to stagnation not to mention susceptible to repeating your mistakes! Also, check out 8 Great Tips to Prove Your Value on Your Resume. It goes hand in hand with this lesson. Make sure to grab the FREE DOWNLOAD. Get it here: Career Achievements Journal: 14 Points that Make You Marketable, Get You Promoted, and Accelerate Your Career Now, go out and set the world on fire with all you’ve accomplished! Like this episode? Please share it via social media and review it on iTunes! I can keep this blog and all future podcasts and videos ad-free and sponsor-free ONLY because you share my work! Please share or subscribe to my podcast and YouTube channel too! Want more advanced material? Join the milewalk Academy and grab some of the free offerings that support the instruction in this post! Have you seen my FREE Job Interviewing Webinar titled 3 Keys to Ace Any Job Interview? There are several available times this week. Attendees receive an awesome eBook titled How to Interview the Employer: 75 Questions to Ask Before You Take Any Job. Check it out!  
4/24/20178 minutes, 33 seconds
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8 Great Tips to Prove Your Value on Your Resume

Not getting callbacks from the employers when you send out your resume? Join career expert and award-winning author Andrew LaCivita as he discusses 8 great tips to prove your value on your resume! I could have titled this post 8 Great Tips to Prove Your Value to Your Employer Before you non-job-seekers cut out me, this post very accurately could have been titled 8 Great Tips to Prove Your Value to Your Employer. So, stay tuned. Let’s be honest. How many times do we need to remind our own employers of our awesomeness? I don't know about you, but I seem to need to remind my guy every day because he can't remember a thing. What’s the problem? Think about the problem. You're sending out your resume and employers aren’t calling you back. Ouch. [I’ve already explained why that is in How to Get Your Resume Noticed in 5 Seconds Guaranteed.] Although recruiters are a funky bunch and review those resumes quickly, they do notice an impact player when they see one. So, how do we get you to SHOW you’re that impact player? First, you need a great layout… I’ve shot other videos on showing your fabulousness on your resume. (C’mon people. I can’t show you everything in one 10-minute video!) It’ll be extremely helpful if you check out these little beauties so you know the best layout and so forth. Of course, there are FREE Templates and other things that will make you love me forever: How to Build the Ultimate Professional Resume (Video, Instruction, and Template) Immediately DOWNLOAD the FREE Ultimate Professional Resume Template here This One Trick Will Make Your College Resume Stand Out (Video, Instruction, and Template) Immediately DOWNLOAD the FREE Ultimate Collegiate Resume Template here Second, I’ll give you TWO FREE courses if you can stump me… I’m really confident I can improve your resume if you follow this video and spend a few moments considering these tips. Want to know how confident? I will give you my Build Your Ultimate Professional Resume Course & Workshop plus any additional online training course you find on the milewalk Academy site—FOR FREE—if you can stump me. Details later. C’mon buddy. Where are my 8 Tips? Think about what employers care about. Who makes an impact in their organization? People who these things… Generate revenue. Employers love people who generate revenue. Do you generate revenue, profits, and acquire new customers? (Check the video for more commentary on this. I won’t say this again for everyone because I hate repeating myself. You get it.) Improve market and brand awareness. Hey marketing-type folks! Are you creating a better-known brand? Measure it any way you can. Is your company getting more inquiries or email addresses? Is your website traffic increasing due to content marketing? Google Analytics anyone? Customer attraction and leads. Inside sellers or anyone on the front end of sales can be opening doors. You might not be closing the deal for your company, but you’re filling your sales pipeline. Any lead generation works. Managing a booth at an industry fair? Are you collecting business cards or starting a customer or partnership relationship? Customer happiness. Service people can rejoice! Maybe you’re a call center operator and helping people who call in because your product or service is broken. You fix it. Voila! What are your customer satisfaction scores? What is your customer retention rate? What about renewals and renewal rate? Corporate growth and security. Let’s not forget the executives. Have you done anything related to supporting an Initial Public Offering, acquisition, divestiture, etc. Is your corporate and online security safer? Employee happiness. Human resources, recruiters, and all who manage employees can focus on happiness. What are those employee satisfaction scores? Are your employees staying? Is your attrition bad or is your tenure really, really great? Are your recruitment numbers good? Are they healthy? Are your people progressing through their careers and going through the ranks and staying with you because you offer such great opportunities? Cost reduction. Yeah baby!! Let’s save some money! Did you do anything to save your company money? That could be anything. It could be optimizing a system that makes you run more efficiently. It could be reducing expenses. Processes you do faster save money. Process efficiency. Optimize anything lately? I mean anything?!? Did you optimize a process that lets the rest of the employees do their job easier or faster? Maybe you're an accountant who figured out a way to reduce your company's month-end closing cycle from fifteen days to seven days. That saves money. It probably reduces mistakes too. All of that stuff is gold on a resume. But, Andy, I don’t do those activities at work… Sure you don’t. If you’re thinking there’s no way I can come up with something like this… Are you a hostess? How many people do you care for and seat and service each night? Over the course of the year? Are you a mail carrier? How many houses do you deliver the mail to? How many pounds of mail? How many square miles do you cover every single day, year in and year out? Are you a mechanic? How many cars have you fixed within the last year? Are you a project manager? What's the size of the project budget? Did you complete it on time? How many people did you manage? How many people did you coach? How many people did you mentor? We could go all day, but I have a time limit and word count limit and your attention span limit. Hey, you mentioned a contest or something… Think about what I said. If you can’t figure out a way to improve your resume, head to the comments section (wherever you’re seeing this) and say… “Hey, Andy, I’m a [insert title here/perhaps type of company too] and I do [insert what you do] and I can’t figure out how to quantity or show impact. What should I do?” I’ll respond with advice. If I can’t figure out something for you to add, you can have my resume course & workshop for FREE and any other online training course in the milewalk Academy. Tell me I don’t love you. Want more resume help? For a ridiculously low investment and huge value, check out my resume course & workshop! Like this episode? Please share it via social media and review it on iTunes! I can keep this blog and all future podcasts and videos ad-free and sponsor-free ONLY because you share my work! Please share or subscribe to my podcast and YouTube channel too! Want more advanced material? Join the milewalk Academy and grab some of the free offerings that support the instruction in this post! Have you seen my FREE Job Interviewing Webinar titled 3 Keys to Ace Any Job Interview? There are several available times this week. Attendees receive an awesome eBook titled How to Interview the Employer: 75 Questions to Ask Before You Take Any Job. Check it out!
4/7/201711 minutes, 3 seconds
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3 Easy Ways to Create Something Original

Struggling to come up with a creative idea? Not sure how to improve your product, service, book, blog post, speech, or anything you’re working? Join career expert, motivator, and award-winning author Andrew LaCivita as he discusses 3 easy ways to create something original! But, it’s all been done before…NOT! It’s getting harder and harder to create something original because there is more and more stuff being distributed, searched for, and copied on the Internet. More people than ever are introducing their ideas to the world. How do you create something new and fresh especially when you think you don’t have a creative bone in your body? Good news is you don’t need to be creative! You just have to have an opinion. I know you have one of those even if you don’t express it. Awareness and research are the keys… Whenever I’m looking for new, fresh ways to create good content for you, there are three questions or thoughts I use. I review a lot of material and read many books, online magazines, and so on. I do a lot of research. These are stimulants and give me ideas. So, when I’m looking for new, fresh ways to create good content for you, there are three questions or thoughts I use. Doesn’t everything great come in threes? When I’m looking for new, fresh ways to create good content for you, there are three questions or thoughts I use. That is not true because… That is true, but… That is true, and… Use these statements to add your own thoughts, ideas, and additions. Bam! It’s original because there’s only one you and you’ve just altered something. The minute you add your own flavor to something, it’s an original. You are an original and therefore the transitive property lives on. I don’t care if someone else thinks the same thing or said the same thing. Put your personality and twist on it. Besides, people need to hear stuff a billion times before they get it. Repetition breeds impression and all that. Tell me something original. Go ahead! I dare ya! Like this episode? Please share it via social media and review it on iTunes! I can keep this blog and all future podcasts and videos ad-free and sponsor-free ONLY because you share my work! Please share or subscribe to my podcast and YouTube channel too! Want more advanced material? Join the milewalk Academy and grab some of the free offerings that support the instruction in this post!
3/14/20174 minutes, 52 seconds
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How to Spend Your 5 Minutes at a Job Fair

Confused about how to use your few minutes with an employer at a job fair? Not sure how to make that unforgettable impression? Join career expert, motivator, and award-winning author Andrew LaCivita as he discusses how to spend your 5 minutes at a job fair! First, what not to do… Before I dive into how I would spend my five minutes, let’s cover what not to do. It's the biggest mistake people make when they go to job fairs. It’s the same issue I covered in The Number 1 Reason Why You Do Not Get Hired. It’s the same reason you don't get called back after a job fair. It’s spending your time trying to get out everything there is to know about you, what you think are the highlights of your career (or studies), what you think are your best attributes, and what you think are your most desired skills. Big mistake. You spend too much time sharing and don’t know whether that’s what the employer needs to know! How do you know what the employer seeks? Try this… Waltz up to the booth (or person or whoever looks like someone who knows what they’re doing), and say… “Hi. My name’s Frankie Fabulous. I'd love to share a little bit about myself and learn about your company. Before I do that, could you tell me what you're looking for in an entry-level candidate?” If you’re a professional… “Hi. My name’s Susie Sensational. Could you tell me what the most important skills are in [insert whatever position it is you’re looking to attain]?” Give them a minute or two to share that insight with you. They’ll go on with… “Well, we're looking for somebody with this kind of background or these kind of skills or these kind of traits.” You’ll hear a bunch of different stuff like detail-oriented, great communication skills, engineering students, so on and so forth. Now, you’re a salesperson… Collect the insight. Then, dive into your remaining 2-3 minutes with exactly how you match exactly what they’re looking for! As soon as you leave, they’ll be thinking boy, that John Smith…he seemed to match exactly what we needed. We need to call him back. A gold star… Most booth people need to jot notes on your resume because they can’t possibly remember everyone. As soon as you walk away, they scratch on your resume numbers or stars or whatever. He’s a 2. She’s a 5. Give him a silver star. Give her a gold star. You get the picture. And, you get a star from me for watching. Thanks! Like this episode? Please share it via social media and review it on iTunes! I can keep this blog and all future podcasts and videos ad-free and sponsor-free ONLY because you share my work! Please share or subscribe to my podcast and YouTube channel too! Want more advanced material? Join the milewalk Academy and grab some of the free offerings that support the instruction in this post!
3/7/20174 minutes, 7 seconds
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The Most Valuable Question To Ask in a Job Interview

Are you struggling to prepare your questions to ask an employer in a job interview? Not sure what to ask or how to ask it? Join career expert, motivator, and award-winning author Andrew LaCivita as he discusses the most valuable question to ask in a job interview! Before we get rolling, I want to express I understand many of you struggle with what questions to ask an employer as well as how to ask them. This part of the interview—when you get to ask your questions—offers a great chance to sell yourself. It’s also the most important part of getting the information you need to make a great decision about whether the employer is a good for you. Good vs. good for you! There are a lot of questions you need to ask and several areas you need to investigate. Is the company a good company? Is it solid in general? Is it a good company for you? Even though the company is a good company doesn’t mean it’s a good company for you! There are a lot of questions that go along with trying to figure this out. All good things come in 3’s When you ask your questions, you should keep these three goals in mind. Every question should be designed to: Sell yourself Get the information you need Get the information as quickly as possible The faster you get the information the more time you have to get more information. The more information you have the more informed the decision. The more informed the decision, the better the decision. (Whew! That’s a lot of mores!) A question is never just a question There is a whole lot that goes into asking your questions, how to organize them, when to use the information and so on. I have an entire free webcast that covers these called 3 Keys to Ace Any Job Interview. See below for details. Go ahead and sign up. I dare ya. You can protect yourself with your questions One other aspect I’d like to add regarding why I think this is such a valuable question is it helps you overcome one of the biggest reasons you don’t get hired. A month or so ago, I shot a video and made a blog post titled The Number 1 Reason Why You Do Not Get Hired. The number one reason you don't get hired is not because you lack qualifications. Chances are very good if you're interviewing you’re qualified. It's the job candidates’ inability to map how their qualifications align to what the employer needs. Keep that in mind because there is a great chance you can made that misstep in the interview. What is the question already? The reason I think this question is a valuable one is because it helps you sell yourself, gets you great information quickly, AND helps you overcome that great obstacle in getting hired. So, here it is… “If you were to give me a job offer and I was to accept it, after one year on the job, what would you consider a success? What would success look like to you? Specifically, what will I have accomplished you would consider to be a success?" Why is this an uber cool question? This question gives you clarity regarding what the interviewer thinks success looks like. Now, you can use that insight to reply how you would accomplish that or how your skills or capabilities align to accomplish that success! You're speaking to exactly how you would to work toward that success and it’s what the interview wants and needs to know. Ultimately, interviewers need to answer, “Will this job candidate be successful in the role?” Wait! There’s more! Here's what else it does. If you ask that question to every single interviewer you might get a slightly different answer. At least now you know what that interviewer thinks success is. Maybe you're interviewing with various people within the organization and they each have different goals or requirements. Now you can align your answers to how it affects that person and his or her interests. (Let's not worry just yet whether or not all their answers are consistent. That's something you can sort out later. The most important thing while you're in that particular interview is to get that interviewer to like you.) The reason this question is so powerful is because it surfaces for you what each interviewer thinks success looks like. They make their decisions on what they think, not necessarily reality. This helps you overcome the disparity and makes sure they all want hire you—for whatever their reasons might be. :) Free Live Job Interviewing Webcast: I’m offering a FREE LIVE WEBCAST titled 3 Keys to Ace Any Job Interview. It comes with great instruction and a nice workbook for note taking. Even more, I have an awesome giveaway when you attend. It’s an eBook titled How to Interview the Employer: 75 Great Questions to Ask Before You Take Any Job. There are several times available. You can sign up here. Like this episode? Please share it via social media and review it on iTunes! I can keep this blog and all future podcasts and videos ad-free and sponsor-free ONLY because you share my work! Please share or subscribe to my podcast and YouTube channel too! Want more advanced material? Join the milewalk Academy!
3/2/20176 minutes, 25 seconds
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7 Simple Habits to Make Every Day Productive

Are you achieving all you can every day? Feeling like your days just get away from you? Do you look back and wonder where did the time go? Join career expert, motivator, and award-winning author Andrew LaCivita as he discusses 7 simple habits to make every day productive! Make sure to grab my handy booklet the Guide to Leading Fulfilled Days: 7 Simple Habits to Make Every Day Productive so you can easily record, reflect, plan, and make every day wildly successful! Get it here: https://milewalk.leadpages.co/leadbox/1433d9dc3f72a2%3A17fd80be1346dc/5761512987688960/ No skills or much time required… I’ve got some great tips today. They’re an orderly set of tips and habits you can implement. The greatest part about these habits is they require no skills and very little time to put in place. What happens between the time you wake up and the end of the year? I want to bring you back about a year and a half ago. I wrote a blog post about my two morning tricks to eating the frog. That was about how you get your morning going. You can get off to a great start regardless of your morning routine. It’s all about your mindset. Toward the end of last year, I did a video and a post about how to reflect your way to success. It was really designed help you look back at the end of each year, reflect on what you learned and what you accomplished. But, the special part about this process is—no matter you did during the year—you will feel great about yourself and all you have accomplished. Yes. It’s that bulletproof a technique. Check it out. (There’s even a great planner download.) What happens in between your mornings and when you wake up toward the end of the year? You live each day! How do you ensure you can look back at the end of each year and say, “Wow, what a great year (or great day or great week or great month)?” That’s what today’s session is all about! The 7 Habits… Here are seven simple habits to make every day productive. The first two, in fact, start the night before. 1. Identify three goals you want to accomplish the next day? Think in advance about what you want to accomplish. The most important aspect when identifying these goals is to make sure there’s an element of completeness. You don’t want your goals to be goals such as “make progress on my project.” It’s too loose. Focus more on what you need to complete in step one of the project. If step one is too big to complete in one day, then identify the portion of step one. Whatever it is, just make sure there is some conclusion you can draw and that there is an element of completeness to it. Also, don’t have too many goals. If you have too many goals, you’ll be chasing too many rabbits and won’t catch any. You get the gist. 2. Schedule your entire calendar for the next day (the night before). Schedule your day. I stress the word your day. You will be far less likely to get interrupted by other people’s issues or other people’s requests if you’ve made your plan. Never ever—I repeat never—check your morning email before your day is scheduled. If you do that, you’re likely going to run amok and other people’s issues will interrupt your intentions. You won’t be able to work on the key projects or goals you identified. Also, I recommend scheduling every single minute of your day. If you don’t know what you’re doing between 1:00 PM and 2:00 PM, schedule “open time” or “buffer time” or “recovery time.” That will give you a chance to catch up or handle unexpected issues that arise during the day. 3. Identify three things you’re grateful for as early in the morning as possible. However you start your day, whatever morning routine is, be grateful. Be deliberately grateful. I get up. Take care of my dogs. Go to the gym to exercise. I come home and meditate. I eat. That’s my routine. Whether you just get up and take a shower or stretch and have a cup of coffee or dance or whatever, spend a moment to be grateful. It takes a mere minute to write down three things for which you are grateful. It is physiologically impossible to be stressed and grateful at the same time. You’re giving yourself a chance to be stress-free even if it’s for mere seconds. Put yourself in the right mindset. There is another aspect to gratitude. You can be assured gratitude is a wonderful place where there is a force greater than you and greater than I that is always available to you in a positive way. You will feel better and better things will happen to you and for you. It’s just a wonderful way to start your day. 4. Identify what you accomplished during the day. After you work your day, write down what you actually achieved related to those three big goals. Note how that positions you for tomorrow. This will help you plan tomorrow. 5. Consider your lessons of the day. Write down a couple or three lessons you actually learned for that day. It’s really, really important to take a few minutes to think about what transpired over the course of the day and what you actually learned. What did you learn about yourself or your projects or the people you work or what to do or not to do? If you don’t identify these lessons, you’re not going to feel accomplished and you’ll make the same mistakes. 6. Celebrate your victories. Write down your three wins for the day. Give yourself a little brag zone. It’s okay to say, “Wahoo, I accomplished goals one, two, and three!” or “I sold my first project!” or “Our marketing project is complete!” It could be anything you feel great about accomplishing that day. Just make sure your celebrate something. 7. Identify three things you’re grateful for as late in the day as possible. Repeat habit three. As late in the day as possible, and I stress as late in the day as reasonably possible, identify three more things you’re grateful for. Preferably, these will be three items from that day (but they don’t have to be). Later in the day is best because if these are your last thoughts of the day you’ll have a better night’s sleep. You’ll go to sleep, wake up a lot more refreshed, and go into your next day in a much better frame of mind. MORE GOODIES! Grab my FREE download of the Guide to Leading Fulfilled Days: 7 Simple Habits to Make Every Day Productive and you’ll have a handy checklist of what to record, reflect on, and plan your day! Like this episode? Please share it via social media and review it on iTunes! I can keep this blog and all future podcasts and videos ad-free and sponsor-free ONLY because you share my work! Please share or subscribe to my podcast and YouTube channel too! Want more advanced material? Join the milewalk Academy and grab some of the free offerings that support the instruction in this post! Thanks! Andy
2/20/201710 minutes, 54 seconds
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The Best Answer to the Job Hopper Interview Question

Are you frustrated when an employer asks you, "Why have you had so many job during your career?" or "Why can't you seem to stay at one job for any lengthy period of time?" Do you have difficulty coming up with a great response? Join career expert, motivator, and award-winning author Andrew LaCivita as he discusses the best answer to the job hopper question! Help is here! I’ll tell you exactly how to answer those questions, but let’s first address what’s happening when an interviewer asks you these questions. Realize no one is smart enough to take your responses from those particular questions and determine whether you’ll be a great employee in their company. It's just too great a leap to connect those dots. Decisions you made years ago simply won’t help them understand how you're going to fit into their organization. What’s the question you’re really being asked? If you are interviewing, whether on the phone or in person, the employer has essentially granted on paper you are qualified for the job and deserving of their time! The question they are truly asking is, “Why will it be different this time?” The interviewer wants to know why are you going to make a good decision that sticks…so when you join their company you’ll be a good longstanding, successful employee. That’s what they really want to know. That’s what they want to be assured of. That’s the question you need to answer! Turn multiple job hops into one issue you’ve resolved! First, take responsibility and own your previous actions. Second, turn “several” problems into one problem you can address quickly. That is, if you’ve had a handful of job hops, respond to all of them at once. Make it a universal issue you’ve now fixed. You can diffuse it all in one fell swoop. Third, give your response with a smile and lots of positivity regarding why this will work going forward. The answer… “Ya know, you’re right. I do have a few (or a number of) job hops in my history. I discovered very recently the reason I was having some trouble was due to a common issue. I wasn’t clear upfront regarding all the criteria I needed to be fulfilled in my job. I did some self-reflection and thought deeply about everything I needed to make me happy in my work life. I hadn’t done that previously. But, now, I took the time. Performed the exercises and reflected. This has put me in a much better position to evaluate whether any future job opportunity and company will be a great fit for me because I now have a much more complete list of the criteria I need. I have that clarity. Previously, I wasn’t as skilled at getting the information I need from the employer, but I’m in a much better position now because I’ve gone through this reflection. I understand specifically what I need to evaluate and how to evaluate it. Now, I’m more confident I can determine whether your company is a good one for me.” Why this works… First, you avoid the risk of dragging the conversation on by trying to take one job hop at a time. When you do this, the interviewer thinks goodness. It's always something with her. It seems like a different issue every time or he's just like Pig Pen. He's got that cloud of rain over himself wherever he goes. You’ve also shifted a negative question into a positive action you’ve taken! There are exceptions, but the pattern is what’s important… I realize people leave jobs for countless reasons. You could have an illness in the family. Your husband or wife could be getting transferred. But, if you're getting asked the job hopper question, the interviewer is looking for the common pattern. Take responsibility. Defuse it all at once. Speak positively about the action you've taken to overcome it and why it won't be an issue this time! Need help with your resume to market yourself effectively. Check out my FREE Ultimate Professional Resume Template. You can download it here and also check out my post How to Build the Ultimate Professional Resume. If you want even more training, I have a phenomenal resume-writing workshop that comes with all kinds of goodies related to preparing a killer resume, cover letters, and LinkedIn Profile. You also get additional ongoing coaching and so much more. It's really better if you check out the overview page! Like this episode? Please share it via social media and review it on iTunes! I can keep this blog and all future podcasts and videos ad-free and sponsor-free ONLY because you share my work! Please share or subscribe to my podcast and YouTube channel too! Want more advanced material? Join the milewalk Academy and grab some of the free offerings that support the instruction in this post! Thanks! Andy
2/16/20175 minutes, 38 seconds
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How to Get Your Resume Noticed in 5 Seconds Guaranteed

Have you wondered why your resume doesn’t get noticed? Are you curious regarding how a recruiter “examines” your resume? Interested in the job resume killers? Join career expert, motivator, and award-winning author Andrew LaCivita as he discusses how to get your resume noticed in 5 seconds guaranteed! How can you review 500,000 resumes? Honestly? I’ve reviewed more than a half million resumes during my career. I bet you’re wondering how this is possible. Combine decades of interviewing and hiring at a high velocity, coupled with a whopping no-thank-you to a great recession (where I reviewed an average of 1,500-2000 resumes per week for four years), and strong relationships with prominent outplacement companies who send me resumes by the thousands when they handle a large reduction in workforce for one of their clients, and, hey presto, there it is. How long? 6 Seconds!? Recruiters worth their salt can glance through your entire resume within six seconds, which means you’ve got five seconds to interrupt their mind-numbing, eye-glazing, white-noise-like key-stroking through an electronic pile that will make you start talking slowly no matter how much caffeine you’ve had. Don’t believe me? I’m sharing my personal experience (more on this in a minute), but a number of job sites such as The Ladders (check out their eye-tracking story on how recruiters review resumes) indicate their survey says employers review your resume in six seconds. Ouch. Why? Everyone’s busy and they have too many resumes to review. How do you review the resume? Click. Open. Big Thunderbolt Mac Screen! Eye-Glance 1: Name please! My eyes go right for the top center. I want to see your name. Just your name. I don’t need 18 other credentials and letters (unless you’re a medical doctor, lawyer, or whatever). An address is nice too. I want to know your geography. Eye-Glance 2: Then I look at the entire top half of the first of page of your resume—all at once. I’m looking for something specific (more later). I do not start reading the top half of the page. I’m filing away whether I want to come back to it later. If it has what I want, I’ll come back. If it doesn’t have what I want, I never go back to it. Eye-Glance 3: Then I scramble down the left column of the first page. I’m looking for the companies you worked for. I’m much more interested in which companies you worked for than the positions you held. I want people who’ve played for Super Bowl-winning teams. Eye-Glance 4: Then I look at the entire second page all at once. Yes. The entire page. If you have a third page, I’m upset because you didn’t respect my time. Side note: If I can sum up my entire 28-year career in 26 words, you can summarize a 50-year career in two pages. If you think you can’t, you are mistaken.’ This entire eye-glancing escapade takes me no longer than six seconds. How do you decide to keep reviewing the resume? Now, I need to decide whether to delete the resume or whether to review it. I stress the word review because anyone who has time to read your entire resume has too much time on his or her hands. Want to know what I’m looking for? What’s the 5-second magic pill! Why did you open this post? It was one of two reasons. You either know and love me and thought omigawd, Andy has another amazing post and I just have to watch (listen or read). Otherwise, you had no clue who I was, but saw the headline telling you some dude promises you resume glory in five seconds. I’m guessing the latter. Regardless of your reason, you need to interrupt the recruiter’s mind-numbing review process by giving her something she’ll love—right away. It’ll be your analogous “headline.” She wants to know you’ll bring value to her organization. The easiest way to do this is by encapsulating who you are professionally—in aggregate—and also highlighting your (likely three most) valuable contributions. I suggest doing this in a Career Profile section at the very top followed immediately by a Career Highlights section immediately underneath. I’ve already given you the exact formula and language in How to Build the Ultimate Professional Resume. I’ve also given you the templates whether you need a professional or collegiate resume. Get your ultimate professional resume template with instruction here. Get your ultimate collegiate resume template with instruction here. The absolute DO NOTS as in NEVER EVER! Don’t waste your most prime real estate at the top of your resume with… An objective statement. Yuck. Double yuck. You are advertising what your objective, needs, or wants are. The employer wants to know what you can contribute. Tell them what you offer not what you want. A bunch of skills: Ugh. Please, whatever you do, don’t list skills in a table or any other format that tells the employer you are a leader, project manager, hard-working, detail-oriented, energetic, so on and so forth and so boring. This takes up space sharing generic skills, which are technically your opinion of yourself. The employer wants facts. Give them facts. Caveat: you can identify skills in your career profile sparingly and according to the instruction I provided in How to Build the Ultimate Professional Resume. An education section: Education is nice and should be toward the bottom of your resume if you’ve been working professionally for more than 24 hours. That’s right. You’re a pro now. Drop it down. Caveat: You are in a CV-type world where the studies, doctorates, and so forth are key. Caveat Part Deux: You’re a college student. Coming soon! I’ll be running a webinar completely dedicated to writing the perfect resume. If you’re on my Tips for Work and Life® blog subscription, you’ll be notified! FREE Live Job Interviewing Webcast: I’m offering a FREE LIVE WEBCAST titled 3 Keys to Ace Any Job Interview. It comes with great instruction and a nice workbook for note taking. Even more, I have an awesome giveaway when you attend. It’s an eBook titled How to Interview the Employer: 75 Great Questions to Ask Before You Take Any Job. There are several times available. You can sign up here. Like this episode? Please share it via social media and review it on iTunes! I can keep this blog and all future podcasts and videos ad-free and sponsor-free ONLY because you share my work! Please share or subscribe to my podcast and YouTube channel too! Want more advanced material? Join the milewalk Academy! Thanks! Andy 
1/29/201711 minutes, 18 seconds
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The Number 1 Reason You Do Not Get Hired

Have you wondered why you didn’t get hired even though you were perfect for the job? Join career expert, motivator, and award-winning author Andrew LaCivita as he discusses the number 1 reason you did not get hired! Mistake Alert Most people think they get hired because of their qualifications. In doing so, they expend so much energy in the interview focusing on their experience before they know which parts of their experience and qualifications the employer is most interested in. At this point, you must be thinking whaaaaaa? The Obvious You are in a job interview of some kind. The employer, through its action of spending time to speak with you, thinks you’re qualified—on paper. The Not-So-Obvious  You actually get a job interview because of your qualifications. You get the job for three reasons, none of which are your qualifications. Why Do You Get the Job? Based on my observation from thousands of interviews between my clients (the hiring companies) and job candidates (prospective employees), I've concluded a candidate's attainment of the job is largely contingent on three often-undetectable success factors: The candidate's ability to effectively articulate his or her qualifications and potential contributions (encoding) The interviewer's ability to accurately interpret the candidate's qualifications (decoding) The interviewer's capacity to remember the candidate (memory) It all comes down to your ability to communicate how your qualifications match what the employer needs. The Unfortunate Reality The reality is you have a greater chance of failing the interview because of a misrepresentation or misinterpretation than you do a lack of qualification. The 3-Step Fix  Keep the three reasons why you get hired in mind. Awareness and consciousness (of these issues) is key to success. Of course, general consciousness is too. J When asked an interview question, don’t rush to share your awesomeness unless you know which part of your awesomeness the interviewer and employer needs to know. (That is, it doesn’t matter if you’re fantastic. You need to connect the dots for the employer how your fabulousness matches what it needs!) Sometimes the job interviewer’s question is specific and he or she identifies clearly what’s needed. Other times, the interviewer is vague. Make sure to look before you leap. Ask a clarifying question (if need be) to zone in on exactly what information the interviewer needs to know to determine whether you are a great fit. This is especially helpful in the wake of the dreaded and horribly ineffective, “Please tell me about yourself,” question. (See Bonus Section for more.) Bonus Section  For junior and mid-level folks who often face the dreaded, “Please tell me about yourself,” question, your immediate response to ensure clarification should be:  I’d love to tell you about myself. Can you let me know what part of my background would be most helpful for you to know so you can make a good determination regarding whether I’m a great fit for your company? For senior-level folks, make sure to clarify what the employer considers the most important growth areas (units) within the company as well as what attributes, traits, capabilities, and skills are most important for its leaders. Free eBook and Video Series: Sign up for my Tips for Work and Life Blog® to receive a 3-Part video series that includes more information regarding this issue and how to overcome it through your storytelling and question asking. When you sign up for the blog, you also immediately receive a great eBook titled Ace Your Job Interview: Master the Best Answers to the 14 Most Effective Job Interview Questions.  Free Live Webcast: I’m offering a FREE LIVE WEBCAST titled 3 Keys to Ace Any Job Interview. It comes with great instruction and a nice workbook for note taking. Even more, I have an awesome giveaway when you attend. It’s an eBook titled How to Interview the Employer: 75 Great Questions to Ask Before You Take Any Job. There are several times available. You can sign up here: https://www.milewalkacademy.com/p/webcast-3-keys-to-ace-any-job-interview-registration Like this episode? Please share it via social media and review it on iTunes! I can keep this blog and all future podcasts and videos ad-free and sponsor-free ONLY because you share my work! Please share or subscribe to my podcast and YouTube channel too! Want more advanced material? Join the milewalk Academy! Thanks, Andy
1/10/20177 minutes, 58 seconds
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4 Surefire Signs There's No Way You'll Fail

Are you afraid to take the first step because you’re not sure if you’ll succeed? Do you wonder why you take big leaps but don’t reach your goals? Join career expert, motivator, and award-winning author Andrew LaCivita as he discusses 4 surefire signs there's no way you'll fail! Get the full story here: http://milewalk.com/mwblog/4-surefire-signs-theres-no-way-youll-fail/ Let’s get you over the fear and over the hump and give you the confidence you'll succeed! Step 0: Ditch the self-importance. It’s a drag and it’s a real draaaaaaaag! Sign 1: Sacrifice: I will sacrifice and create the space in my life to complete the project, achieve the goal, reach the next level, and pursue the life I want. Sign 2: Learn: I will to learn whatever is required for me to succeed recognizing I’ll need to become self-sufficient before seeking additional support and learn things I don’t know and relearn things I do know when the world evolves. Sign 3: Believe: I will believe in myself no matter the challenges I encounter and no matter what. Sign 4: Focus: I will remain focused because my love for that purpose (goal, etc.) will need to stay the same even when everything required to achieve it will seem to change daily. Want a planner to help make sure you succeed in your career? GRAB THE 5-STEP CAREER SUCCESS PLANNER HERE: https://www.milewalkacademy.com/p/5-step-career-success-planner It comes with a 3-part video series to help you get your career focused, energized, and on track! Like this episode? Please share it via social media and review it on iTunes! I can keep this blog and all future podcasts and videos ad-free and sponsor-free ONLY because you share my work! Please share or subscribe to my podcast and YouTube channel too! Want more advanced material? Join the milewalk Academy and grab some of the free offerings that support the instruction in this post! Thanks! Andy
12/16/20168 minutes, 24 seconds
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Your Salary Negotiation Starts with Your Cover Letter not Job Offer

Do you wonder why you have so much troubling negotiating for the salary you deserve? Join career expert, motivator, and award-winning author Andrew LaCivita as he discusses your salary negotiation starts with your cover letter not job offer! In this episode I’ll review one of the biggest mistakes people make when negotiating their job offer: they don’t start “the negotiation” from the beginning of their job search and interviewing process. They also don’t recognize ever breath they take, every email they write, every thank-you note they send, every interview they have, their attitude, their posture, and so on is an opportunity to “negotiate.” Watch the video or listen to the podcast for more insight. Here are several valuable DOWNLOADS along with their respective videos: The One-Page Guide to Negotiating Your Salary with its instructional video. One-Page Guide to Negotiating Your Salary: http://bit.ly/2dxaNCf Video: http://bit.ly/2ebts5n The 4 Sentence Cover Letter that Gets You the Job Interview with its instructional video. 4 Sentence Cover Letter that Gets You the Job Interview: http://bit.ly/2aYVb3k Video: http://bit.ly/2bsiT9R Two Boss Hunting Cover Letters with their instructional video. Two Boss Hunting Cover Letters: http://bit.ly/2elZjNh Video: http://bit.ly/2ebts5n The Winning Thank You Note with its instructional video. The Winning Thank You Note: http://bit.ly/29CJOC8 Video: http://bit.ly/29q0E7y Like this episode? Please share it via social media and review it on iTunes! I can keep this blog and all future podcasts and videos ad-free and sponsor-free ONLY because you share my work! Please share or subscribe to my podcast and YouTube channel too! Want more advanced material? Join the milewalk Academy and grab some of the free offerings that support the instruction in this post! THANKS! Andy
12/12/20166 minutes, 49 seconds
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How to Reflect Your Way to Success

Feeling stuck? Are you racking up accomplishment after accomplishment but you don't feel like you're making progress or don't feel happy or don't feel successful? Join career expert, motivator, and award-winning author Andrew LaCivita as he discusses How to Reflect Your Way to Success! For the most complete post, summary, scripts, and quote cards, see here: http://milewalk.com/mwblog/how-to-reflect-your-way-to-success FREE DOWNLOAD: ANNUAL CAREER REFLECTION GUIDE FOR SUCCESS GET IT HERE: https://www.milewalkacademy.com/p/annual-career-reflection-guide-for-success-by-andrew-lacivita Do you feel like you’re not making progress? Do you pile up achievements, but you don’t feel successful or happy? You’re in luck today because I’m going to help you feel better and successful with how to reflect your way to success. One of the biggest sources of these types of feelings is lack of reflection. People simply don’t reflect on their lives. Most are happy to worry endlessly about all they have not done or have not accomplished or still need to do. It’s a rare few who actually take the time daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly and annually to consider their moments. No matter how many accomplishments or goals you rack up, you’ll never feel successful unless you take the time to reflect. The point is to (just) look back and not be tempted (during this exercise) to look forward. You can look forward later. I designed a 15-question guide called the Annual Career Reflection Guide to Success (because I had to name it something) to help you most effectively reflect and feel good about yourself! The truth is you can use it daily if you’d like or weekly or whatever. There are eight key areas: Moments Accomplishments Challenges Lessons More Of Less Of Unnecessary worries Thankfulness  FREE DOWNLOAD: ANNUAL CAREER REFLECTION GUIDE FOR SUCCESS GET IT HERE: https://www.milewalkacademy.com/p/annual-career-reflection-guide-for-success-by-andrew-lacivita Bonus Section and Giveaways! For a limited time, I’m reprising my 3-Part Video Series Workshop titled Transform Your Career. You get a 5-Step Career Success Planner with the videos. At the end of the workshop you will: Gain career clarity, direction, and focus. Understand why people fail in their career pursuits. Position yourself to successfully overcome the inevitable challenges you’ll encounter on your way to achieving your career goals. Know the 15 most critical areas to evaluate before pursuing a job or career change. Like this episode? Please share it via social media and review it on iTunes! I can keep this blog and all future podcasts and videos ad-free and sponsor-free ONLY because you share my work! Please share or subscribe to my podcast and YouTube channel too! Want more advanced material? Join the milewalk Academy and grab some of the free offerings that support the instruction in this post! Thanks, Andy
11/22/20166 minutes, 54 seconds
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How to Boss Hunt with a Cover Letter That Makes Hearts Melt

Having trouble with your job hunt? Why not expand your techniques to boss hunt as well? Join career expert, motivator, and award-winning author Andrew LaCivita as he discusses How to Boss Hunt with a Cover Letter That Makes Hearts Melt! or the most complete post, summary, scripts, and quote cards, see here: http://milewalk.com/mwblog/how-to-boss-hunt-with-a-cover-letter-that-makes-hearts-melt If you’re running into roadblocks in your job search, you’ll need to augment your techniques. Imagine those silly gatekeepers and HR specialists sifting through your one-page-advertisement sheet as they swipe by so they can rifle through the other 299 applicants and call it a day. Ain’t gonna happen. Well, you’re in luck because I have a technique that only a rare few use—boss hunting. Actually, this technique will benefit anyone in these situations: You're stuck in your job search. You simply want to add another tool to your job-search arsenal. You want to expand your professional network and need an opener to meet someone. You want some cool cover letter templates. First, make sure you know which career, companies, roles, and so forth you truly want. I have a fantastic, free workshop called Transform Your Career: Mastering the 3 Personal Drives That Lead to Career Fulfillment coming up on October 27th. It will help you get on the right track. Second, I’m assuming you’re also targeting companies and searching the job boards per How To Target the Best Companies in Your Job Search. Check out the video, podcast, and downloads (Best & Fastest Growing Companies Lists and My Favorite Job Boards List). Now, let’s get to boss hunting. The goal is to increase your chances of success by adding another dimension to your search! It's about finding the person or a person you can contact. I’m not going through the techniques to find the boss. If you know the company or see an open role, you should be able to LinkedIn or Google your way to finding her or him or them. It doesn’t need to be the exact boss overseeing the area. Any authority figure or the head honcho should do for your purposes. You might also stumble across an attractive person (career-wise people!) via your research. That’s just as good. It doesn’t matter whether his or her company is hiring or has an open role. This is about people contacting! Send that person an email with your resume. Don’t know what to say? No sweat. I wrote it for you. Grab the download The Boss-Hunting Cover Letter. It’s heart-melting. I promise. DOWNLOAD THE BOSS-HUNTING COVER LETTERS HERE: https://milewalk.leadpages.co/leadbox/143aacf93f72a2%3A17fd80be1346dc/5659414535077888/ Don’t forget about my four-sentence cover letter too! Do not be concerned if you’ve already sent your resume into the ATS abyss. (Here’s how to bypass the ATS. You knew I’d have something on that subject. Don’t lie.) Most companies don’t communicate well even if they only have twenty employees. The HR specialist might not have gotten to yours. Either way, there’s nothing wrong with getting a little extra love or referral from within the organization. Think about it. What’s better? A personal email to someone telling him or her you are a not-so-secret admirer or clumsily plopping your information into a robotic, cold-hearted ATS? Bonus Section: Want to know why it works? Download Interview Intervention: Communication That Gets You Hired and skip to pages 39-42. Yes. It’s free too. You can also watch the video or listen to the podcast for further insight and instruction. Don't forget about the workshop. October 27, 2016. It’s going to be fabulous. I promise. There I go promising again. :) Like this episode? Please share it via social media and review it on iTunes! I can keep this blog and all future podcasts and videos ad-free and sponsor-free ONLY because you share my work! Please share or subscribe to my podcast and YouTube channel too! Want more advanced material? Join the milewalk Academy and grab some of the free offerings that support the instruction in this post! THANKS! Andy
10/17/20167 minutes, 7 seconds
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The One-Page Guide To Negotiate Your Salary

Have you ever struggled to negotiate your salary for a new job or promotion? Join career expert, motivator, and award-winning author Andrew LaCivita as he discusses the very best philosophies and techniques to negotiate your salary! For the most complete post, summary, scripts, and quote cards, see here: http://milewalk.com/mwblog/11-reasons-make-bad-job-changing-decisions For the FREE DOWNLOAD of THE ONE-PAGE GUIDE and FULL TRANSCRIPT, click here: http://bit.ly/2dxaNCf   Like this episode? Please share it via social media and review it on iTunes! I can keep this blog and all future podcasts and videos ad-free and sponsor-free ONLY because you share my work! Please share or subscribe to my podcast and YouTube channel too! Want more advanced material? Join the milewalk Academy and grab some of the free offerings that support the instruction in this post! Thanks, Andy
9/30/201611 minutes, 55 seconds
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The 11 Reasons You Make Bad Job Changing Decisions

Do you feel you continue to make bad job-changing decisions? Join career expert, motivator, and award-winning author Andrew LaCivita as he discusses the 11 reasons you make bad job changing decisions and how to overcome them! For the most complete post, summary, scripts, and quote cards, see here: http://milewalk.com/mwblog/11-reasons-make-bad-job-changing-decisions Do you feel you continue to make poor career choices? Are you confused why you make awful job-changing decisions? There are obviously many factors that contribute to your decisions and decision-making abilities, but there are essentially 11 reasons you make bad job-changing decisions. Below are the summary and highlights from the original podcast. I’ve included a handy, free decision-making checklist to ensure you’re in order. If you like this material, keep an eye out for an upcoming free video and live workshop on transforming your career I’ll be conducting starting October 27, 2016. All my Tips for Work and Life® blog subscribers will be alerted as we get closer. INCOMPLETE INFORMATION You didn’t gather enough information. How many times have you thought if I’d only have known that then? There are usually two issues here. It’s likely your inventory of questions or topic areas to investigate was incomplete. Additionally, you probably didn’t dig deep enough (even if you had a complete inventory of questions.) Overcome this issue by creating an exhaustive list of questions to ensure you’re covering everything. Make sure to keep asking “Why?” until you can’t ask “Why?” anymore. There is no friendlier, joint three-letter word complete sentence I can think of when it comes to your decision-making prowess. For the really ambitious, there is loads (I mean loads) of insight on decision-making in my award-winning book The Hiring Prophecies: Psychology Behind Recruiting Successful Employees. You can get an entire digital experience, including the eBook, audio and guides for free here. You had more options but didn’t know it. You were lazy when it came to investigating all your options. Make sure to think creatively and exhaust all avenues. INCORRECT INFORMATION You’re looking where you shouldn’t be (or placing too much weight on the wrong information). Social Media Sites, LinkedIn, and Corporate Sites (Glassdoor, Vault, Wetfeet) are filled with angriness (mostly). Don’t place too much weight on information where the deck is stacked. Overcome this issue by keeping all you intake in its proper context. And, make sure to do you own investigation before you’re willing to take someone else’s (especially a stranger’s) word for it. This is, after all, your career. You expect good advice from someone who doesn’t have all the information. Here’s a scenario. You’ve just given five minutes worth of your (own) bias-filled information to people (a mentor, confidant, co-worker, spouse or whomever) and asked them for advice. If this needs further explaining, go back to You Didn’t Gather Enough Information. They’re now you. MOTIVES You weren’t clear (with yourself) on your (own) motives. Remember your whys! When people go through a lengthy (interviewing) process, for some reason they forget the reasons why they started the process. They also tend to abandon or minimize their (happiness) criteria in favor of the shiny bells and toys the employer has placed in front of them. You were driven by someone else’s motives. Don’t do it for your parents, friends, coworkers, spouse, or anyone else. You’ll resent them. This is your life! FEAR You fear loss. You’re worried you’ll lose what you already have (your reputation, easy commute, a job you can do in your sleep, your friendships with coworkers, etc.) Make sure to keep your outlook balanced. You’re gaining much too. You fear hardship. Boo hoo this new job will be hard. You’re not sure you’re up for the challenge. Chances are, if a company wants to hire you, you’re qualified and will kick butt if you put some effort into it! OVERCONFIDENCE You’re bravado makes you senseless. Overconfidence stems from many sources, but for our purposes assume it comes from your lack of correct or complete information. Just make sure to investigate wholly and you’ll be in great shape. (P.S. Do not mistake overconfidence for confidence.) BIASES You have the status-quo bias. You have a strong preference to keep your life as-is! You also think any change is a loss of what you currently have instead of a gain for the better. Do not focusing solely on what you’re losing or place greater emphasis than is necessary. You have the sunk-cost bias. You’re placing too much weight on time you’ve spent and what you’ve accumulated (something you’ve built, any labor of love, memories, etc.). You need to remove your emotional attachment and rechannel it. One of the easiest way’s to do this is ask yourself, “If I wasn’t currently working here, would this job, or the new one, align better to my criteria?” Bam. There they are. Eleven nasty ones. I always love to hear from you. What are reasons you think you or others have made poor job-changing decisions? Like this episode? Please share it via social media and review it on iTunes! I can keep this blog and all future podcasts and videos ad-free and sponsor-free ONLY because you share my work! Please share or subscribe to my podcast and YouTube channel too! Want more advanced material? Join the milewalk Academy and grab some of the free offerings that support the instruction in this post! Thanks! Andy
9/23/201616 minutes, 14 seconds
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The 9 Fastest Ways To Be Awesome At Your Craft

Interested in reaching unbelievable heights in your career and life? Join career expert, motivator, and award-winning author Andrew LaCivita as he discusses the 9 fastest ways to be awesome at your craft! For the most complete post, summary, scripts, and quote cards, see here: http://milewalk.com/mwblog/9-fastest-ways-awesome-at-your-craft For those who want to be truly awesome at what “they do,” I’m going to give you my formula for accelerating your career or your life or whatever you want to catapult. Here are the 9 fastest ways to be awesome at your craft based on what I’ve seen works! Below are the highlights from the podcast. For a more complete explanation of each area, listen here. It’s also available on any major podcast platform. First, I’m going to assume you actually want to practice your craft. It sounds silly, but most people who reach out to me are miserable, stuck, or a host of other undesirable feelings. Let’s assume you chose your path correctly. If you haven’t, check out the First Thing To Do When You Want To Change Careers before proceeding. Let’s roll… Adjust your attitude. Optimism is something you manufacture from your attitude. Inspiration is something someone else manufactures from your optimism. Your ability to think without limits will help you create those incredible achievements. It’s also what will inspire the others around. See Unlock Your True Potential With These Three Keys. Identify the most important capabilities. If you simply practice the “how to” do something, you won’t be able to reach the truly elevated heights. Everyone has purchased the “How To Manual.” You need to know what makes the greatest the greatest. Example: Don’t just learn how to sell. Learn psychology. Learn storytelling. Know the sequence people need to hear things so they can understand how your product or service with help them. Be sincere. Build a Franken-Mentor. I don’t think any one person, as a mentor, will help you reach phenomenal heights. Build yourself a collection of people—live or online—who can help you build your capabilities. I study four people (Burchard, Walker, Hyatt, McLaren). They help me with high performance, product launching, personal platform building, and membership site management respectively. None of these people do anything related to career management or hiring (my areas of expertise). They support the capabilities I need to learn and master. Train like heck. See the four gents I mentioned above? I’ve spent nearly 500 hours over the past two years studying their material. That’s purchasing their training material, watching and studying it, reviewing their blogs, and so forth. If you use the 2,000 work hours per year rule of thumb (for the average 9-to-5-er), that’s an additional 12.5% training I added to ensure I know what I’m doing. Practice. Perfectly. You will make permanent what you practice. Make sure you know what makes something perfect before you make it permanent. There are two ways to go wrong here. First, you can practice poorly. Second, you can practice the wrong things. Choose (or find) the best people to be around. You’re the average of the five people you spend the most time with. Choose wisely. I’m speaking about actual live people who you see and exchange ideas and banter. Spend lots of time with Google and YouTube. There is absolutely no excuse why you can’t learn something you want to know. I had no idea how to set up a podcast. I had no idea how to use a DSLR camera before I needed to use one. I knew nothing about lighting. I knew nothing about email marketing. The point isn’t, “I’m great.” The point is, I knew nothing! Get the right tools. There are so many tools to help you become awesome! They can be organizational tools, research tools, and so on. I recorded this podcast away from office using a cool Sennheiser ClipMic Digital (powered by Apogee) microphone connected directly to my iPhone. It was a new toy I found by accident because I was Googling and YouTubing ways to hook up my Sennheiser Lavalier Microphone. Now I can record these little beauties on the road! It’s also awesome for getting fantastic quality when you’re live on Facebook. Listen: Listen to the world. Listen to your customers. Don’t ever listen to your competition unless you want to create the same products or services they’re creating. Your greatest opportunities will be found in the sounds of other people's complaints. Solve their problems and you're their hero. As always, I’d love to hear from you: What are your greatest tricks or steps to becoming awesome? Like this episode? Please share it via social media and review it on iTunes! I can keep this blog and all future podcasts and videos ad-free and sponsor-free ONLY because you share my work! Please share or subscribe to my podcast and YouTube channel too! Want more advanced material? Join the milewalk Academy and grab some of the free offerings that support the instruction in this post! Thanks, Andy
9/16/201613 minutes, 54 seconds
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How To Visualize Your Way To Success

Do you feel like you're driving through your life or career with the emergency brake on ? Join career expert, motivator, and award-winning author Andrew LaCivita as he discusses how to visualize your way to success! Get full post, summary, audio, quote cards, and more at: http://milewalk.com/mwblog/how-visualize-way-success SUMMARY Have you ever felt like you were driving through your life or your career with the emergency brake on? It feels as if no matter how hard you work at something, you’re simply not progressing as quickly as you’d like? Today, I want to talk about a daily exercise I’ve practiced religiously—visualization. And, provide some insight into how to visualize your way to success. Five minutes of this every day will improve your life dramatically. When did that gray hair and eye wrinkle show up? I never notice my face change from day to day. Only when I look at pictures from a few years back can I see the transformation. Much of your life is like this. Your career is like this. Your marriage can be like this. While most people prefer to slow the aging process, many want to accelerate their lives and careers. Much like the unnoticeable change with age, your progress from day to day becomes imperceptible. Oftentimes, you’ll feel better about your advancements if you take time to look back at where you were one, three, and five years ago. That’ll help your psyche a bit. I’m sure many of you are like me. You feel where you’ve been is history. You care more about getting where you’re going—and you want to get there is a hurry! First Step: Before you look forward, take a deep breath and spend a few moments realizing (yes—realizing) how far you’ve come and all you’ve accomplished. In fact, spend a few minutes every day doing this. What’s the best way to get from where I am to where I want to go? There are few key principles to understand to help you quickly get from where you are to where you want to go: Identify where you want to go. Make sure you’re working toward something you love. Believe you can accomplish it. Identify. The first is you’ll get where you’re going faster if you know where you want to go. It also helps to know where you are. Don’t laugh. Most people are in a much better starting position than they realize. Love. The second is you’ll make greater leaps in life by doing small things you love than doing big things you don’t. You need to enjoy yourself each day because your passion and optimism will fuel getting things done. Most importantly, don’t let what you can do stop you from doing what you were meant to do! Believe. The third is you need to believe you can get there and be unafraid to jump in! At least once a day, I think about this fantastic quote from American Naturalist and Essayist John Burroughs. He said, “Leap, and the net will appear.” (If you’re really ambitious, check out The Art of Seeing Things: Essays by John Burroughs and You’ll See it When You Believe it by Wayne Dyer.) You believe it. Then it happens. It’s never the other way around. Where’s the 5-minute thing you promised me? I’m in a hurry… Okay antsy pants. Visualize yourself at your end-state even though you don’t know how to get there. Imagine yourself at your “destination.” What’s it like? How does it feel? How does it sound? What will the end-state allow you to do? Imagine this for five minutes. It’s okay to dream, but you’re more likely creating a reality. “Five minutes” means you can do this in the shower, on the train, or wherever. It’s best to do it in a quiet location. This visual of you in all your glory will have pull power—it’ll feel like it’s pulling you toward it. In actuality, you’ll be pushing yourself toward it one step at a time. There are really only two steps required for the greatest level of success: the next step and the extra step. You simply need to know what you need to do next to move toward your destination. Putting a little extra effort along the way will separate you from the masses who are unwilling to do that. Picture the end-state, what it’s like, how it feels, how is sounds, and what it will enable you to do. You need to do this repetitively as you work toward this transition and evolution. That will help you do this one-day at a time. Then take what you’ve identified as the next step. And take it. One step at a time. One fantastic resource to help you visualize your future is Living Forward: A Proven Plan to Stop Drifting and Get the Life You Want. It’s a great book by Michael Hyatt and Daniel Harkavy. I hope you enjoy it. Like this episode? Please share it via social media and review it on YouTube on iTunes! I can keep this blog and all future videos and podcasts ad-free and sponsor-free ONLY because you share my work! Please share or subscribe to my podcast and YouTube channel too! Want more advanced material? Join the milewalk Academy and grab some of the free offerings that support the instruction in this post! Thanks! Andy  
9/8/20168 minutes, 17 seconds
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The 4 Sentence Cover Letter That Gets You The Job Interview

Are you confused about cover letters? Join career expert, motivator, and award-winning author Andrew LaCivita as he discusses the goals of a cover and a four-sentence structure that can’t miss! Get full post, summary, video, audio, quote cards, and more at: http://milewalk.com/mwblog/4-sentence-cover-letter-gets-job-interview SUMMARY Modern-day cover letter is your introduction—of any kind—to the employer. There are essentially three ways this occurs: Cover Letter Email (with attached resume) Applicant Tracking System (ATS) Your “cover letter” has three goals: Explain why you’ve contacted the employer. Provide insight on who you are and what you offer. Show enthusiasm and interest in hearing (back) from the employer. You can accomplish these three goals in four sentences, which I discuss in the video. You can also grab the free download to see the exact format! If you have haven’t seen How To Build the Ultimate Professional Resume, check it out because some of the cover letter content references your resume. GIVEAWAYS DOWNLOAD: The 4 Sentence Cover Letter: http://bit.ly/2aYVb3k You can also get the Interview Intervention Book Experience, which has much more and includes an eBook, audio, chapter note, guides, and many aids related to job interviewing! Like this episode? Please share it via social media and review it on iTunes! I can keep this blog and all future podcasts and videos ad-free and sponsor-free ONLY because you share my work! Please share or subscribe to my podcast and YouTube channel too! Want more advanced material? Join the milewalk Academy and grab some of the free offerings that support the instruction in this post!
8/16/20166 minutes, 45 seconds
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How To Target the Best Companies in Your Job Search

Have you ever wondered the best way to target companies in your job search? Join career expert, motivator, and award-winning author Andrew LaCivita as he discusses how to target the best companies in your job search! Get full post, summary, video, audio, quote cards, and transcript at: http://milewalk.com/mwblog/how-target-best-companies-your-job-search SUMMARY I'm amazed at the laser-like focus job seekers have on finding a job by target only "jobs." You join a company. You don't join a job! Regardless of whether you desperately need a job, would like to find an alternate job, or want to evaluate the market to review better opportunities, I suggest to first target companies. Here's how to target the best companies in your job search. For most, the company you work for will have a far greater impact on your overall professional growth than the individual responsibilities you perform in your particular job. Think about it. Would you rather have absorbed the pedigree from being part of a NFL Super Bowl team or would you rather be the ace pitcher on a MLB team whose record is 62 wins and 100 loses? I’m going to help you get started... THINK About your profession, industry, and organizations you could work for About your competitor Start generating a list of companies in your field (or targeted field) you could investigate Review the companies’ career sites GOOGLE Don’t knock simple google searches. Set up google alerts for companies within your sector SOURCES Public Companies: SEC’s Edgar Site has public annual information on the companies (http://www.sec.gov/edgar.shtml) Private: Site’s or offerings like Hoover’s (http://www.hoovers.com/) BEST OF LISTS There are so many: Check out the DOWNLOAD for my favorites! Forbes Inc. 500 and 5000 Best 100 Companies to Work For BOOKS & BLOGS Find authors and bloggers in your space They'll comment on the industry trends, companies, etc. LINKEDIN You can search You can review company pages You can see if you know anyone who works there JOB BOARDS Look at the openings Look at the reviews COMPANY EVALUATION SITES Glassdoor Vault Wetfeet   Giveaways DOWNLOAD: "Best Of" and "Fastest Growing" Lists Coming Soon! You can also get the Interview Intervention Book Experience, which has much more and includes an eBook, audio, chapter note, guides, and many aids related to job interviewing! Listen the rest of the podcast for complete instruction so you can fully embrace thanking the employer! Like this episode? Please share it via social media and review it on iTunes! I can keep this blog and all future podcasts and videos ad-free and sponsor-free ONLY because you share my work! Please share or subscribe to my podcast and YouTube channel too! Want more advanced material? Join the milewalk Academy and grab some of the free offerings that support the instruction in this post!
8/10/20167 minutes, 6 seconds
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This One Trick Will Make Your College Resume Stand Out

Wondering how to get your college resume noticed? Join career expert, motivator, and award-winning author Andrew LaCivita as he discusses This One Trick That Will Make Your College Resume Stand Out! I’ve seen over a half-million resumes during my career and have a great trick for college students and recent graduates to ensure their resumes stand out. Below are This One Trick Will Make Your College Resume Stand Out video and podcast highlights! PRELUDE: If you didn't see How To Build The Ultimate Professional Resume, check it out for many more details, which overlap with collegiate resumes. http://milewalk.com/mwblog/build-ultimate-professional-resume-andrew-lacivita/ This trick helps overcome the most common resume mistake: placing a worthless objective statement at the top of the resume. DOWNLOAD: Download Your Ultimate Collegiate Resume Template with instructions so you can follow along! https://milewalk.leadpages.co/leadbox/123432753f72a2%3A17fd80be1346dc/5680219105001472/ Remember, your resume has one goal: To entice a prospective employer to speak with you. This requires you to show what you offer, not ask for what you want. Even starting with your education doesn’t buy you much because employers care about so much more than your schooling. The Trick: At the top of your resume, include a Profile of you. This is a quick snapshot of you as a person and soon-to-be full-time professional. Your goal is to provide a one-paragraph, high-level overview of you as a student and part-time worker. This helps employers develop of picture in their minds regarding who you are and what’s forthcoming in your resume. You want to entice them. Keep in mind; this is your “sales copy” of you to get them interested! Example: State University graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Marketing and Psychology minor. Held various summer jobs and internships focusing on sales support activities. Served on several university and fraternal committees. Built additional sales-related capabilities via school fundraising activities and other volunteering efforts. You want to include reference to these four items: School Major/Degree Work Experience Generalize Extracurriculars The benefits: Appears more professional than collegiate to the employer. Demonstrates maturity, which is currently one of the biggest complaints by employers regarding college graduates’ lack of readiness for the workforce. Builds excitement for the employer as they start to review your resume. Provides an element of uniqueness because very few do this. See the video, podcast, or transcript for more details. Check the Tips for Work and Life Blog® for additional articles on resume writing. Go to: www.andrewlacivita.com Giveaways! You can also get the Interview Intervention Experience, which has much more and includes an eBook, audio, chapter note, guides, and many aids related to job interviewing! Listen the rest of the podcast for complete instruction so you can build a killer resume! See a complete transcript below. Like this episode? Please share it via social media and review it on iTunes! I can keep this blog and all future podcasts and videos ad-free and sponsor-free ONLY because you share my work! Please share or subscribe to my podcast and YouTube channel too! Want more advanced material? Join the milewalk Academy and grab some of the free offerings that support the instruction in this post!
7/23/20167 minutes, 4 seconds
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How To Build The Ultimate Professional Resume

Interested in developing a killer resume? Join career expert, motivator, and award-winning author Andrew LaCivita as he discusses how to build the ultimate professional resume! I’ve reviewed more than 500,000 resumes during my career and have developed an optimal resume format that works for 95% of the workforce. Below are the How To Build The Ultimate Professional Resume video and podcast highlights! Your resume has only one goal: To entice a prospective employer to speak with you! Your resume does not: serve as a vehicle to ask for what you want or relay what you’ll do if the employer hires you. Use emails, cover letters, and the job interviews to convey those messages. DOWNLOAD: Download Your Ultimate Professional Resume Template so you can follow along! See the video, podcast, or transcript for greater explanation and rationale of all the following sections. Contact Information Name: Use first and last names only. Address: Street Number, City, State, and Zip Code Phone: Use your cell with a professional voicemail greeting. Do not use your home number with the kids yelling or dogs barking in the background. Email: Use a personal and polished email with your name ([email protected]). Do not use nondescript formats ([email protected]). Career Profile In this section, include one or two very short paragraphs, which identify: Who you are What you’ve accomplished Summary of proficient skills Don’t include what you want because you want to get them excited! In the video and podcast, I provided two dissimilar examples of how to aggregate your careers (including a sales professional and hostess examples for illustrative diversity). Career Highlights In this section, include three to four significant accomplishments. You’ll hit home runs if you focus on the three key areas companies care about: Generating revenue Saving costs Optimizing their infrastructure and processes to operate more effectively In the video and podcast, I provided additional examples. Work Experience In this section, outline the following information. The video and podcast have substantially more insight to the rationale and details. List work history in reverse chronological order (never organize by functions performed across companies). Place company name on left side with one sentence description of company immediately underneath. Indent titles/roles underneath company and description with one or two sentences to aggregate accomplishments at the position. Detail accomplishments and responsibilities within each position. Employers think in terms of time and chronology. They want to see career progression within and across companies. Education List your school(s), city, state, and date of degree or anticipated completion date. Extracurricular and Volunteer Activities Identify any relevant participation, activities, and experience. Check the Tips for Work and Life Blog for additional articles on resume writing. You can see the full post, video, and transcript here: http://milewalk.com/mwblog/build-ultimate-professional-resume-andrew-lacivita Giveaways! Download the FREE Your Ultimate Resume Template Professional Edition with instructions based on today’s episode! You can also get the Interview Intervention Book Experience, which includes an eBook, audio, chapter note, guides, and many aids related to job interviewing! Like this episode? Please share it via social media and review it on iTunes! I can keep this blog and all future podcasts and videos ad-free and sponsor-free ONLY because you share my work! Please share or subscribe to my YouTube channel too! Want more advanced material? Join the milewalk Academy and grab some of the free offerings that support the instruction in this post! Thanks! Andy
7/18/201618 minutes, 16 seconds
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How To Write a Thank You That Gets You Hired

Have you ever had these challenges when thanking an employer? Join career expert, motivator, and award-winning author Andrew LaCivita as he discusses how to write a thank you that gets you hired. There are typically four challenges: 1) How to thank the employer 2) When to thank the employer 3) What to say in the thank-you 4) What medium to use (handwritten, email). There are two most important aspects of the thanking process. There are two keys you need to know about thanking somebody to make it effective: speed and thoughtfulness. Speed is how quickly you respond to them after your interview. I recommend 24 hours. Thoughtfulness is the level of effort and care you put into the words you place into the thank-you. What messages are you're sending? You realize three benefits when you thank the employer. There are three benefits of writing a thank-you. 1) You Get To Thank Them: Whenever you’re preparing your thank-you note, you should open with thank you so much for your time and I really enjoyed meeting you. 2) You Get To Sell Yourself: Right after you thank them, add your own unique identifier. Put in your sales pitch. Reinforce why you're the best candidate for the job and why you’re such a great fit. 3) You Get To Reassure the Employer You’re Interested: The third benefit is to reassure the employer of your enthusiasm and interest in the position. For a complete summary, detailed transcript, fun quote cards, and more related to this podcast episode, visit: http://milewalk.com/mwblog/write-thank-you-that-gets-you-hired To download the FREE Winning Thank You Template with instructions, click here: https://milewalk.leadpages.co/leadbox/140def953f72a2%3A17fd80be1346dc/5660007156678656/ If you enjoyed this episode, please comment and share! Thanks! Andy
7/9/201611 minutes, 34 seconds
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4 Must Do's To Fulfill Your Purpose

Have you ever wondered why you’re unable to fulfill your purpose even when you’re so clear on what your purpose is? Join career expert, motivator, and award-winning author Andrew LaCivita as he discusses 4 must do’s to fulfill your purpose!   Ever since I did my first podcast titled, The First Thing To Do When You Want to Change Careers, I've been getting messages via social media and directly from people commenting they feel have clarity on what they want to do, but can't seem to fulfill it. They can't seem to get it to work! I read, “I feel like I know how, but I'm not quite sure what I'm not doing."  I thought as I was remarking back to these listeners and readers there are four (must do’s) that absolutely have to be done in order to truly fulfill your purpose. There are four must do’s to fulfill your purpose:  Sacrifice [First things first. You need to be willing to give up—a lot.] Learn [You never stop being a student.] Believe [You must believe in yourself no matter what.] Focus [With a vision, your why, and the how, you’ll be focused.] For a complete summary, detailed transcript, fun quote cards, and more related to this podcast episode, visit: http://milewalk.com/mwblog/4-must-dos-to-fulfill-your-purpose/ If you enjoyed this episode, please comment and share! Thanks! Andy
6/30/201611 minutes, 57 seconds
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How To Ask Brilliant Questions To Make Smart Decisions

Have you ever wondered if I would have only known then what I know now? It makes no difference who you are, this has happened to you. It’s happened to me. No one escapes this feeling at some point. Join career expert, motivator, and award-winning author Andrew LaCivita as he discusses how to ask brilliant questions to make smart decisions!  Any time you’ve made a poor decision, at least one of two things was wrong. You either had a faulty decision-making process or you didn’t have accurate or complete information. Anytime you’re asking questions (in a job interview or questioning someone as it relates to business), you can prepare yourself by first asking three questions: What do I want to know and why is it important to me? How will I ask it? How and when will I use the information? What do I want to know and why do I want to know it? Your whys are such great places to start because that’s what you care about! Why would start in any other place? How will I ask it? Adding your rationale at the end is the key to getting the insight you want as quickly as you can possibly get it. The sooner you get the information you need, the more time you create to ask additional questions. How and when will I use the information? Any question you ask that yields information you can immediately use to sell yourself or make a decision is short-term. Any question you ask that yields information you’ll ponder is long-term. It comes down to: The quantity of your inventory of questions (What will I ask?) The quality of your inventory of questions and their alignment to your needs (Why is that important to me?) Their structure and effectiveness in yielding the information you want as opposed to what the other party thinks you want (How will I ask it?) The benefit of knowing the information (How will I use the information?) When you will use the information (When will I use it to make a determination?) For a complete summary, detailed "transcript," fun quote cards and more related to this podcast episode, visit: http://milewalk.com/mwblog/ask-brilliant-questions-make-smart-decisions/ If you enjoyed this episode, please comment and share! Thanks! Andy
6/23/201614 minutes, 11 seconds
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Unlock Your True Potential with These 3 Keys

Have you ever wondered how to unlock your true potential? Most people focus on igniting the wrong things. What if you knew how enhance the three keys—that already exist within you—to reach the level of happiness and success you want? Join career expert, motivator, and award-winning author Andrew LaCivita as he discusses how to unlock your true potential! Here they are: 1. Share yourself. Sharing your own story connects you to the rest of the world. Sharing what you learned and how you were transformed benefits others even if they might do it differently. 2. Be yourself. This is what keeps you connected to you. There is no greater struggle than when what you think, say, and do are not in complete harmony. Think about those times you felt out of sync or not yourself. What was missing? Likely, it was that congruence. 3. Give yourself. This is what connects you to higher powers. It also, oddly, provides the greatest return. This starts with contributing your efforts fully to what you’re going to do and give to the rest of this world. This is giving everything you have to your calling. Giving yourself—which yields the highest results—requires four components/characteristic: - Strategy: You have a strategy for where you’re going in life. You seek an understanding of why the world works the way it does in this area. You question everything. You take nothing at face value. - Mindset: You maintain a particular mindset. You understand limitations are something of the mind, not the universe. - Practice: Once you have your strategy and no-limits mindset in place, you practice to perfection. By practice, I don’t mean brute force. Brute force or mindlessly working hard will never overcome intellectual laziness. You practice with an extreme sense of deliberation. You practice your craft well past the point of being able to do it perfectly. You practice it to the point you couldn’t possibly make a mistake because you are so dialed in. - Discomfort: You seem to live in a continual state of discomfort. Of course, I’m not talking about living in pain, but continually pushing yourself so that every day you’re a bit uncomfortable because you’re constantly trying new activities and undertaking new projects that progress you. You embrace this discomfort because you know it will make you a great pioneer. For a complete summary, detailed "transcript," fun quote cards and more related to this podcast episode, visit: http://milewalk.com/mwblog/unlock-true-potential-3-keys-podcast/ If you enjoyed this episode, please comment and share! Thanks! Andy
6/15/201610 minutes, 17 seconds
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The First Thing To Do When You Want to Change Careers

Have you ever wanted to change careers? Have you ever questioned your field of study? Join career expert, motivator, and award-winning author Andrew LaCivita as he discusses the best first step to take when you want to make a career change. There is one really common reason you want to change. You’re not doing what you love or what makes you happy (anymore). You have two major obstacles to making this type of change successfully: You need to become self-aware. You need to determine whether your current employer, current career, prospective employer, or prospective career can actually satisfy your (self-awareness) needs. Your prescription for part one: Write your “headline” or purpose. Start with what you want to be or build in general terms, but do not include how you’ll accomplish it. Determine why you want that headline. Challenge yourself regarding why you want this and whether your reasons will change in the face of imminent adversity. Identify your “what and why combinations” you need to stay happy as you work to fulfill your headline. Make sure you: Identify your criteria and not someone else’s. Include as many criteria (your what/why combos) as possible. The more the better. Make each item as low-level as possible. That is, develop them down to the lowest level of why by continually asking yourself why (on each criterion) until you can’t ask why any more. For a complete summary, detailed "transcript," fun quote cards and more related to this podcast episode, visit: http://milewalk.com/mwblog/first-thing-want-change-careers-podcast/ If you enjoyed this episode, please comment and share! Thanks! Andy
6/3/201619 minutes, 21 seconds