203.805.8075
9:00 - 5:00

VMC Publications

See The Latest Publications Below

What Happens When A Dead-End Job Leaves You Unfulfilled?

Have you ever just felt like telling your boss that you’re overworked, overwhelmed, and you’re doing too much work for what you’re earning? You know you’re worth more and you’re watching your friends and family earn more and not work nearly as many hours as you. Not fair, right?

The truth is that you’re in a dead-end job. You’re unfulfilled, bored, and accepting the status quo. So, why are you staying there? Settling will kill a career. If you have a case of the Sundays every single day, then you’re not going to advance in that position or in that organization, which means that you’re not going to earn more, either. Your career is dying like a wilting plant.

The name of the game in career advancement is being able to assess yourself and your value that will keep you from settling because you will always want more. Imagine what your life would be like if you worked for an employer and organization who APPRECIATES and VALUES your skills, talents, and achievements? What if you actually LOVED going to work? You’d ENJOY working with your co-workers, the work that you do, and feel like your salary is ALIGNED with your value. And you KNOW that the work you’re doing will actually receive POSITIVE feedback and make you feel GOOD about yourself.

If you’re new to negotiation, don’t think that you could advocate for yourself very well, or have had failed attempts in the past then you need to reach out. I’ve blocked out some time on my calendar to discuss how this process works.

Over the years, I have achieved a very high success rate of my clients fulfilling their career and salary dreams. This means that almost every single client has walked away with the job and the salary that she’s wanted. So, if you’re sick of feeling unappreciated, overworked, and your salary not matching your abilities and achievements, then click here to book a call with me to book a call with me.

My schedule fills up quickly and the demand for this will be overwhelming, and I won’t be able to accommodate everyone, so book your spot now while they’re available!

Looking forward to speaking with you soon!

Best,

Valerie

What Happens When Employee Engagement is Neglected?

What Happens When Employee Engagement is Neglected?

A topic that has been discussed a lot this week in the office with my clients is employee engagement and business results. Employee engagement is the degree to which employees demonstrate commitment, belief in organizational values, pride in their employment, and motivation to excel.

Are You Worried That You Won’t Make The Cut?

WOAH. I just got off the phone with a woman who cried throughout our call because she hasn’t been able to secure a job offer in a year. Margaret* was so upset because she’s not even sure that she’s been applying to positions that are right for her. She’s wondering if she’s wasted the last year of her life in this process. She’s used all of the job boards, you know, Indeed, Glassdoor, LinkedIn? Nope, no luck. She said that her friend was looking at the same time she was and has already secured an offer- and that’s bothering her even more.

“I think I’m giving up” she said. “I see all of these amazing positions and I can’t even bring myself to apply to them anymore. Are they even right for me? I’m just getting rejections.”

She confided in me the absolute toll that this is taking on her. She feels like she can’t bring her A game to her position anymore. And while she knows that she doesn’t want to stay there forever, she doesn’t want to get fired, either. Even worse- she’s fighting with her husband more than ever because she’s so stressed out that everything is setting her off. She’s not sure she’s being the mom she wants to be, either, because her children have seen her crying and miserable and they’re not their playful selves, either.

This is eating at her confidence and hindering the process, too.

Listening to her made me so upset. Getting a new position isn’t supposed to make people feel this way or upset their lives. It isn’t meant to be this difficult. You don’t need Graduate degrees or to spend years back in school because you think you’re not qualified.

There are some simple steps that I’ve always followed, and they work.

  • Be Confident. And not the fake it till you make it kind- the true, authentic, bold confidence that lives inside of you.
  • Take action, following a proven step-by-step process.
  • Enjoying your new position and the life and abundance it will bring you!

How am I so sure? Because I’ve helped countless women secure new positions and feel better about themselves- all while up-leveling their careers!

This strategy can begin to work within a few weeks and it’s so powerful.

When you are confident, you can attract all of the things that you’ve been wishing and working for without any results.

So, what would this be like if this was your life….?

You wouldn’t have to worry about receiving countless rejections.

Your email starts filling up with responses- for interviews!

You can secure a position with the salary that makes you feel valued, happy to go to work, and love what you do even more!

If you book a call with me today, I will tell you what’s harming your job search and your career. And I’ll also provide you with a step-by-step strategy to meeting your career and salary goals.

Click here to book your session TODAY: http://askvmc.com/apply

Don’t put this off. This is your career- and your future. What’s more important than that?

Book this free call with me so that you can turn any of your negative emotions into confidence and get the career that you want – and deserve.

Looking forward to speaking with you soon!

What Happens When You Stop Taking The Easy Way Out?

Have you ever had the urge to take the easy way out in your job search? You just feel like you’ve put so much time and effort into it already, so you are kind of overdoing this daily, only to be ghosted by recruiters or have your resume get sucked into that black hole. It sucks, right?

The Effects of Taking The Easy Way Out

The truth is that taking the easy way out is FATAL to your job search AND your career. Taking the easy way means that you’re avoiding the challenges, hard work, and commitment that it will take to rise to the level that you’re seeking. If you’re taking the easy way out, you’re staying inside your comfort zone and not doing what it takes to challenge yourself. And if you’re not challenging yourself, how can you grow to the next level? You don’t want to become stagnant.

How To “Win” in Your Job Search

The name of the game in a job search is standing out among the competition and your peers, which requires hard work and commitment. So, imagine what your life would be like if you woke up to an inbox with interview requests instead of being ghosted, waiting for responses that never come, or receiving rejections? And you KNOW that the work you put into getting these won’t be an absolute waste of your time either…These are the type of interviews that will actually MATERIALIZE into job offers.

I have a very specific process that I use that has earned my clients job interviews that have materialized into job offers and these offers have earned them raises upwards of $30,000. I’m not writing this to impress anyone, I’m writing this to let you know that this system WORKS.

Ready….? Take Action!

If you’re even a tiny bit concerned that you will continue to be left behind, not grow in your career, and not achieve your goals then you need to reach out immediately. I’ve blocked out some time on my schedule to speak to you about how you can stop getting ghosted.

Over the past three years, I have a 95% success rate. This means that almost every single client has walked away with the job and the salary that she’s wanted. So, if you don’t want to risk getting left behind in your industry, becoming stagnant in your career, and never feeling fulfilled then click here to book a call with me.

My schedule fills up quickly and the demand for this will be overwhelming, and I won’t be able to accommodate everyone, so book your spot now while they’re available!

Looking forward to speaking with you soon!

Best,

Valerie

You Have A Critic of Your Career…So What?

I have haters and critics…. Guess what most people don’t know about this?

Most people would HATE this because the assumptions are, you’re doing something wrong and that YOU need to change.

Are you sure about that?

I LOVE having haters and critics!

It means that you have increased your visibility and have rattled them enough to talk about you…

They’re JEALOUS!

They might say that you’re making too much money, not skilled enough, or don’t understand how you do it.

They might criticize you online.

To others.

Maybe even to your face.

It will make you uncomfortable at first until you understand this…

They’re focusing on YOU and not on their own careers, advancement, or methods of self-improvement- a sure sign of THEIR WEAKNESS. They’re not focusing on their own weaknesses, showing up and being seen, or contributions to the world.

If you play small…

Your career won’t grow or progress.

Neither will your earnings…

You lose.

Your family loses.

Your career will stall.

You’ll never reach your full potential.

What’s missing is you having the courage to step forward into the career that you’ve been wanting and dreaming of!  

If you’re ready for your dream career and to have the life that you DESERVE, then let’s talk ASAP.

On this session (about 45 mins – 1hr), we will create an action plan for you and your career that WORKS and be sure that you achieve clarity.

Once you click that link you will be re-directed to a brief form to complete so I can be prepared to help you on the call.

My schedule tends to fill up quickly, so don’t wait…

Looking forward to speaking with you soon!

Best,

Valerie

How To Achieve Your New Year’s Goals — And Change Your Life

Do you make resolutions every New Year? How many of them do you actually keep? How many of them have actually resulted in a successful outcome? Probably not very many. Each new year we tell ourselves that by forming resolutions we will meet our goal. By the second week of February, approximately 80% of resolutions have already failed.

Why? Because it’s a failed strategy.

Why Do Resolutions Fail So Often?

Resolutions put you into a restrictive mindset. Let’s say you want to lose weight. It’s much more difficult to do so by limiting everything you eat or cutting out specific foods (unless your doctor tells you your life depends on it..then, by all means, follow their orders!) because it requires a new way of living and thinking. This means that you need to start by changing your thoughts, habits, and undoing all of the things that got you to where you are in the first place. You’re not going to get there by small efforts- it will take big ones with the proper support and training.

The same goes for your career. Getting a new job or changing careers is by its nature, uncomfortable. So, how are you going to do this through small efforts and staying inside your comfort zone? It’s impossible and this is why so many resolutions fail- because they don’t outline a clear path to the outcome or goal.

Set Goals Instead- And How To Achieve Them To Become A Best Version of Yourself

Resolutions also tend to be overly broad and non-specific, whereas, goals are specific, achievable, and actionable.

Get clear on what you want and how it is achievable. Do you want to make more money this year? That leaves two or three avenues: asking for a raise, finding a new position that pays you more appropriately or starting a side biz. Once you decide, then break it down into smaller, actionable goals. Do you need to learn how to negotiate? Do you need to update your resume and other career documents? Are you not so great at interviewing? Do you need a career coach to help position you for the job you’ve been wanting? Getting as specific as you can help you outline what it will take to achieve your overall goal. When there is no method to achieving your goal, it is very easy to lose focus, get lost, and not accomplish your goal. This is why New Year’s Resolutions are a waste of time and don’t work. The same is true for selecting words and themes for a new year.

While this process can sound very logical it also can take you outside of your comfort zone. This is another reason why most people don’t ever meet their goals. It is very easy to get discouraged if fear gets in the way. Even by working with a coach, any professional worth their salt won’t just tell you what you want to hear. By doing so, they are keeping you inside your comfort zone, not challenging your thoughts, or letting you grow and become the best version of yourself. So, if you’re trying to meet a big goal this new year find one has achieved what you want and has the testimonials to back up their claims. Finding the right position can change your career trajectory and your earnings — and your life. Remember, you can achieve anything you put your mind to and your coach is your partner in success!

Trying to find your dream career? Sign up to watch Valerie’s webinar to learn more! Ready to learn more about how she can help your career? Then click book a call to speak with her by clicking here.

Please Note: These calls have been known to be highly powerful and have the ability to help YOU achieve the results you’ve been seeking by creating an action plan for you and your career that WORKS and ensuring that you achieve clarity! 

What Happens When Tech Innovates HR Functions

What Happens When Tech Innovates HR Functions

In 2019, tech will continue to take over the HR industry and disrupt the way candidates are recruited, hired, and engaged in the workplace. You’ve heard of AI and machine learning. However, have you heard of robotic process automation, or RPA? RPA has also been reducing costs and improving data management for HR.

What Happens To Your Career When You Get A New Manager?

What Happens to Your Career When You Get a New Manager?

I often hear a lot of nervousness about a new boss or a replacement manager. However, I always like to share my own experiences with my clients to ease their concerns. It’s easy to get into a rut and become stagnant when there isn’t a change in the workplace.

Exclusive HR Predictions for The New Year

Exclusive HR Predictions for The New Year

The end of the year is always the perfect time to consider trends and predictions for the New Year. As the Human Resource Management sector is on track to reach $30 billion by 2025, we will continue to see new innovations and solutions take hold in 2019.

What You Need To Know About Indecision And Your Career

What You Need To Know About Indecision and Your Career

Indecision is worse than a bad decision. Some people are so hung up on making a bad decision, making a mistake, or never being able to recover from a mistake that they just allow themselves to stay stuck. This is the absolute worst thing that you can do.