Resume Energy?

What a wonderful day the Resume Energy Team had on Monday, at the 2014 Bucks County Job/Career Fair. We critiqued resumes, coached job changers, and discussed how using social media, can positively impact their job search. Not only did we share positive and practical strategies for the job search success, we all received spiritual guidance as well.

I pray and ask God for continued love, guidance, and support in helping all who attended, find meaningful work that will make good use of their skills and abilities. I pray that they stay positive, hopeful, and awake to new possibilities.

Yes, job loss is indeed a time to grieve, but the process can also be looked at as a “resent button”, and a time for wonderful change. May all who attended be free from fear of lack and limitation! I am Kim Gardner, my passion, empowering and inspiring others, my path, resume energy coaching. Why do this I am asked? I am doing what I love, and feeding my soul at the same time.

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Job Changer Energy?

Each and every time I work with a group of job changers, I am over whelmed with their feelings of fear, doubt, and with their questions on how to simply manage all the change they are feeling. Yes, all are normal, all are understood, and all are part of the human experience. We know this; we understand this, but when those feelings are all happening to a person at the same time, life can be horrible. Even the simple acts we take for granted, going to bed, and even waking up in the morning can be difficult. This is why I coach. When this is happening to you, you are in desperate need of both practical and spiritual tools to shed light on what’s really happening to you. It is a reset button. I am Kim Gardner, my passion, empowering and inspiring others, my goal, to help my community get back to work, my path Resume Energy coaching. I am Kim Gardner, Intuitive Career Coach.

2014 Resume Trends Energy?

In 2014 interviewing has turned into marathon interviewing; where companies are having its candidates jump through hoops, and get this, the resume has changed AGAIN! So if you want to fast track your job search, you must stand out and set yourself apart from your competition. You need to refresh, refocus, and ENERGIZE your job search. There is no way that a one-size job search strategy will help you. Your job search is personal! That is why I do this show.

  • The Resume Energy show is for you if you are just out of work.
  • The Resume Energy show is for you if you’ve been out of work for a long, long, time.
  • The Resume Energy show is for you if you are FED up with your current job and have had enough.
  • The Resume Energy show is for if you are about to graduate and need advice, wisdom, and clarity on what step to take next!
  • The Resume Energy show is for you if need to understand how the world of job searching works in this new economy.
  • The Resume Energy show is for you if you want to develop an effective plan for your job success.

Hey, the Resume Energy show is for you if you want to figure out what you need to do next with your LIFE. Come and discover LIVE every Tuesday evening, at 8:00 p.m., what I am all about.  If the time isn’t good for you, listen to the show on the ITunes podcast at: resume_energy. To prove to you how much I believe in my practical and spiritual job searching tools, after the show airs, you can meet me at my Facebook page, and get some free coaching: https://www.facebook.com/#!/kim.gardner.resumeenergy, or you can also always email me at resumeenergy@yahoo.com. I am Kim Gardner, Intuitive Career Coach.

 

Embrace Your Heart Centered Employment-Resume Energy Show

As we speak, there are over 10.9 million Americans out of work, and the job market is more competitive than it has ever been, and that is indeed something to be scared about.  Interviewing has as turned into marathon interviewing, where companies are making its candidates jump through hoops just to interview.  Of course we understand that many different factors contribute to the length of your search, so you may be out of work much longer than someone else. It may take days, weeks, months, or even years to find work. So if you are going to fast track your job search, you must stand out and set yourself apart from your competition. You need to refresh and refocus your job search. There is no way that a one size job search strategy will help you. Your job search is personal! This is why, I do this show.

  • The Resume Energy show is for you if you are just out of work.
  • The Resume Energy show is for you if you’ve been out of work for a long, long, time.
  • The Resume Energy show is for you if you are FED up with your current job and have had enough.
  • The Resume Energy show is for if you are about to graduate and need advice, wisdom, and clarity on what step to take next!
  • The Resume Energy show is for you if need to understand how the world of job searching works in this new economy.
  • The Resume Energy show is for you if you want to develop an effective plan for your job success.
  • Hey, the Resume Energy show is for you if you want to figure out what you need to do next with your LIFE.

 Come and discover live every Tuesday evening, at 6:30 p.m., what I am all about.  If the time isn’t good for you, listen to the show on the iTunes podcast at: resume_energy. To prove to you how much I believe in my practical and spiritual job searching tools, after the show airs, you can meet me at my Facebook page, and get some free coaching: https://www.facebook.com/#!/kim.gardner.resumeenergy, or you can also always email me at resumeenergy@yahoo.com. I am Kim Gardner, Intuitive Career Coach. My passion to inspire and empower you, my goal to create both a brand and a platform, that helps you GET back to work; my path this show, the Resume Energy Show; WHY do this I’m asked? I am doing what I love, and feeding my S-O-U-L at the same time.

Laughter Energy?

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Why can’t you just laugh at your problems?

Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha!

Laughter feels so good, fun, wonderful, and energizing, doesn’t it? Job seekers, when was the last time that you laughed?

Recent health studies have shown that for just one minute of LAUGHTER your immune system will boost for 24 hours. But one hour of ANGER can depress your immune system for the next six hours.  Wow. Sure makes you want to laugh more, right?

But sometimes life and its worries steal our laughter, bad news, debt, illness, and worry. 

Remember how easy it was as a child to laugh about anything; a person tripping, a funny face, your little brother or your sister.  But as adults, we would rather suffer from panic attacks and take medication, when it’s so much easier to be carefree and laugh at all of our worries and concerns.  Who will pay the mortgage, LOL, I don’t know and don’t care!

What about finding my future spouse? LOL, who needs one, they are more work then help.

How can I fix my kids’ problems, LOL, you won’t be the first parent whose child went crazy, lol.

I know I was a bit silly in responding to these very serious life situations, while I was laughing, for that hot second, I really didn’t care. For that hot second, I shifted my thoughts, and it felt good.

That’s one way of taking your mind off of your problems job seekers. 

According to Psalm 2:4 it describes God’s attitude toward His enemies: “The One enthroned in heaven laughs; the Lord scoffs at them.” Can you imagine God laughing, what a wonderful image.

So take a minute to laugh at your current troubles, because they too will soon come to an end. 

In the meantime, give it a try, and laugh off whatever worries may come your way today.

My Best Regards!

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Courage ENERGY?

Let me support you in finding enough courage to become really turned on and excited again about your job search. Do you know that the first fatality in a job loss is the person’s confidence; and in order for him or her to move forward, that confidence must be regained as soon as possible? It doesn’t matter which direction they take to rebuild that confidence, but if they are going to get through that period of unemployment, they must “choose to go on”, even if it is one foot at a time.

You know, in our day-to-day lives, the virtue of courage doesn’t receive much attention, unless you are a “soldier”, “fire fighter”, “police officer”, “activist” or modern day hero. For some reason, each time I gave “courage” some thought, I always somehow related it to the classical movie, the Wizard of Oz, and that “cowardly lion”. I don’t know what that is all about, but, we all know how that story ends. The lion travels with Dorothy to Oz, and after much trial and tribulation, he finally gets his courage; and I presume lives happily ever after. I am not here to scrutinize nor interpret that all “time classic”, nor my personal associations. But I do have a few questions that I want us to ask? What’s your feelings, on a scale from 1-10 about how comfortable you are for asking for what you want, or speaking up when something feels off.

1. Do you think job seekers need courage?
2 Consider what happens at interviews. Do you speak up?
3. Do you feel comfortable making cold calls to companies
you want to work for?
4. Consider your friends and family, do you speak up when you
like to see something different. Or do you just try and deal
with it behind the scenes.

Any career transition creates discomfort. If you are reading this blog, perhaps you are one of the 13 million Americans who lost their jobs during this recession nightmare. People like you and I are being forced to take decisive action about our future work and finances. I don’t know about you, but I know that fear, I lived it, because I had neither safety net, nor backup plan when I lost my contracts. I had only two choices. Number 1, to find the courage to do something I had never done before, and number 2, let fear control my life. The latter was not an option, because I am feisty and independent. Courage is what separates people who succeed from those who don’t. Did you hear me; I believe that courage is what separates people who succeed from those who don’t. Day in and day out, the average job seeker has many opportunities to ask for what they want, some do, and sadly, many never do. But this is real work.

For example, you are out and you see a family friend who works for XXX Company. You say hi, and keep going on your way; instead of sharing your “elevator pitch” about what you’ve been doing while laid off, because you feel you may come off too pushy or needy.

For those of you who don’t know what an elevator pitch or speech is, it is a short summary that quickly defines you, your profession, and your value proposition. Another opportunity lost.

You were emailed some job leads and you’ve check the requirements for the position. You have all the experience and more to apply for the job, but because you don’t have a degree. You delete the email. Maybe there is something else in the company that you qualify to do, that doesn’t require a “degree”.

You had three fabulous interviews for a job that was perfect for you. And now it has been over two weeks and you haven’t heard a word from that company. You check your email each day, you run to the mail box, nothing, so you do nothing but sit and wait.

This is my new favorite; you get a general reply email from a job board resume submission. You sit and wait, and wait for an invitation to interview.

Instead of speaking up in all those examples, you remain quiet. Why job seeker? I have the answer. I’ve learned that not only you job seeker, but unfortunately most people don’t speak up because they are afraid of rejection.

Whatever it is, the fear of someone saying “no” to you is so strong, that you are not willing to speak up and ask for what you want. Why, because the fear of rejection is more painful than taking a risk to ask.

Did you know that all my clients with a high “career frequency” are always willing to ask for what they want, and use their voice when they think a situation could be improved?

No matter how small or big and idea they have a willingness to simply ask for what they want or request a change to make things better, and that’s where I want you to be.

I want you to make new conscious choices that will lead to a better job. Here are some practical and spiritual steps you can follow: First, you must trust yourself to succeed. Trust, let go, and courage are tied together at the waist, one begets the next. If you plan to take back the reigns of your life, you have to cultivate the energy to change things. If you trust that there is a guiding essence in your life or that there is a power greater than you, and that you are also a part of it, and that it wants the best for you, let go into that power and allow it to carry you forward. Know that you have your smarts, instinct and talent on your side. Plus, your friends and family are there for you. Number two: Exercise your courage. Your courage can be compared to a muscle. The more you use it, the stronger your courage gets. Third: Take accountability for your failure. I head this recently and it just made so much sense. You must being willing to take 100% responsibility for all that happens in your life. It doesn’t mean you are a push over, or an escape goat for another, just own up to your part in all that happens to you. This takes courage and shows that you’re a true leader. Fourth: Know that giving up is not an option. It takes courage to persist. It’s much easier to give up. Being persistent despite discouragement takes great courage. Fifth: Fight to overcome your fear. Courageous people may still be afraid, but the difference is that they conquer their fear. They don’t let it hold them back. Instead, they use it as a reminder of what they can lose if they don’t persist. Six: Act on your ideas. It takes courage to put your faith in yourself. The worst decision you can make is to do nothing. Take risks and know that you can succeed.

As always my best regards!

P. S.

Follow the link and listen to the archived Resume Energy Show. The first Resume Energy showed debuted, Monday, February 18, 2013. The shows are on “live” on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. Eastern Standard time. Please follow the show and call her on that day at 347-826-7596 and join in!

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/resume-energy

Journal Writing ENERGY?

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During this blog I really want to emphasize how unique and special you are, because for many of us, it has been a rough week, uploading resumes, interviewing, and waiting for that call. “THERE IS NO ONE LIKE YOU” and if no one has NOT told you this today, let me be the first: to all my women listeners, you are beautiful; to all the men you are handsome, a and to each and every one of you reading this blog, you are magnificent, talented, and gifted, and Resume Energy, and the Clarity in Communication Project is here to help and support you.

The table has been set, and I would like to talk about the power of transformational writing. I am beginning here because typically when I provide one on one coaching sessions, a journal is given to you on your second session with me.

It is so important for you to realize that if you are having any doubt and lack any confidence about your job search, it shows up. This is what my clients have taught me. Getting a new job involves more than polishing off your resume and putting on a new suit or dress.

More important than networking and setting up a LinkedIn account is all your thoughts about “YOU” during this entire process. I know I am not the first to say this, but when things are not working out in our lives, what we usually do is try and fix first, what we can see. We get a haircut, dye our hair, go to the gym and plan to finally lose that weight. We go shopping for new clothes, and so many other things we begin, because it’s always easier to FIX the outer you first. But that is not where we really need to begin. We must do inner work, because transformation of any kind beings internally.

Are you ready to experience this “career miracle”? Follow this question and see where it takes you. Have you ever, ever told yourself that you are the best job seeker, or job searcher, (whatever you call yourself) “collecting unemployment” in the world? I bet no one has ever said that to themselves. Go ahead and say it please, repeat after me. I am the best job seeker in the world. Say it again. I am the best job seeker in the world. This is an affirmation. Affirmations are positive statements that can help you create joyful, abundant life experiences with every word, and thought. When these statements are often repeated, they get impressed on the subconscious mind, and consequently, trigger it into positive action. If you follow me, you will soon learn about their affect. I am not going to talk about the power of affirmations today, but this process is essential to changing your belief about what is going on in your life right now.

First of all the words, “unemployed” create images and feelings of being victimized or being unworthy in everyone’s mind. I know that you have been tough on yourself for losing your job, and so are the media, the job boards, the unemployment office, your spouse, your mother, your family, your relatives, your emails, and even your bank account. You have been beaten up, I understand. And believe it or not, you need a significant amount of encouragement and support. Here is my coaching advice to you:
You need to stop right now, and honor you for all that you’ve done and accomplished so far in your career. You need a cleansing. You need to be in the presence of some good feelings again. Now these good feelings unfortunately, can’t come from your husband; or partner, your children, or that loving pet. They can’t even come from a walk in the park or on the beach. It has to come from deep inside you. You are most likely burnt out. You need to improve your relationship with yourself, or some might even say, improve and raise your personal vibrational level or “career frequency”, a new term I am coining. I believe that you have a “career frequency” that is much like a setting. And that this frequency dictates the job you get and how soon it comes. Simply adjusting this frequency is a tool that you can use, daily to go inside yourself, that has the power to completely transform your life. I used this tool when I lost those contracts I talk about, and I suggest that all my clients use it, because I firmly believe that real transformation begins where, “from the inside”. No, I didn’t get those exact contracts back, but once I used this tool, I upgraded my career. Look at me. I am a radio host, a career coach.

Back in the day, most young girls were given this tool to process their thoughts. Our parents were so smart. They knew the power of daily writing in a journal or diary. They knew it was not just about keeping a record of our daily events –it was about processing and focusing our thoughts. I have prepared a laundry list of the benefits.
• Increased awareness
• Sharper focus
• Creative problem-solving
• Broader perspective
• Active thinking
• Empowers brainstorming
• Deeper level of analysis
• Stronger sense of self
• Generation of new ideas
• Clears the mind
• Life-changing potential
• Builds self-confidence
• Development of action plans
• Brings clarity of thought
• Greater honesty
• Self-paced learning
• Allows self-expression
• Integration of ideas, perspectives
• Uncovers unknown needs/wants
• Enhances self-expression
• Release of fears/tensions
• Awakens inner-self
• Stimulates self-growth
• Improved communications skills
• Better physical and mental health

So go and get yourself a blank book, it can have lines or it doesn’t have to, it can be plain or fancy. For my IPad/Iphone users there is a great “Secret Diary” app you can use that works wonderfully. Or you can just open a word document and sit down and write. There is no special way this should be done. But this is what I want you to do. Spend some time writing to yourself; writing only what is good and loveable about you. I want you to spend all week, until we meet again, writing only what is good and loveable about you. Not your husband or partner, or your children that you love.

Review this list of at least 21 things and then next week I want you to call me and tell me what marvelous event happened in your career search.

Over the upcoming weeks, we can take journaling and affirmations a bit further, but for now, all I want you to do is write about what is good about you. We have to rise how you feel about yourself, and this will do the job. You need a boost. (PAUSE) This simple activity will help you get back into the driver’s seat of your life. Read them each day to yourself. Post them where you can see them. Put them on your Facebook page, I don’t care. Just check in on that list each day until our next show. Make a promise to yourself. I guarantee you that by next week; a career miracle will have happened. We need a plan and structure to feel good about our self, during a job search. I want you to be passionate about you when you get out of bed in the morning. This is my coaching for you this week.

My Best Regards!

P. S.
Follow the link and listen to the archived Resume Energy Show. The first Resume Energy showed debuted, Monday, February 18, 2013. The shows are on “live” on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. Eastern Standard time. Please follow the show and call her on that day at 347-826-7596 and join in!

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/resume-energy