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Is Fearing Stopping You From Reaching Success?

Hey ladies, have you ever been stuck in a job search that isn’t going anywhere? It’s frustrating, annoying, and makes you wonder what you’re doing wrong, right? So, you just start to second guess yourself?

Well, you know what? The truth is that this can be fatal to your job search and your career. At this point, once fear kicks in and knocks us around, it will construct an entirely new reality for us. Once that happens, we can think that we are making good decisions, when we are making them based out of misconceptions and misinterpretations due to the hold that fear has over us. It can also make us second guess ourselves.

Letting that voice that tells you risk-taking is bad, or that you can’t advance in your career, can’t get a salary increase, or can’t even find a job that will fulfill you and make you happy that  is when we’re self-sabotaging and it’s a problem. Do you know what self-sabotaging behavior is? Do you know how to recognize it? It’s when you get in your own way and create problems that didn’t exist before out of fear of failure, unhappiness, & low self-esteem. It’s a shame because it keeps you from achieving your career goals for even longer.

This is why you want to try daily mindset practices to help you get on the right track.

If you want to learn more about daily mindset practices and how they can help you in your job search and help you achieve your career goals, schedule a free strategy session today by clicking the link below!

This is NOT for everyone. If you are READY to stop struggling & finally LAND your dream career & earn the salary you’ve been longing for, then book a call with me & we can chat.

These calls are free and have the power to transform your career and your life. All you need to do is click on the link below and find a time that works for you…

On this session, we will create an action plan that works for you- and work through any fears that might be holding you back from doing so. Limited slots available- book now before they are filled!

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Are ATS Keeping You On The Sidelines?

Many jobseekers are unaware of what an ATS is or how it affects them or even their results.

I have seen jobseekers spend months to even years sending out resumes and not getting a response or only receiving rejections. And typically, when this happens, they assume that there is something wrong with them, their skills, or that they weren’t qualified for the job.

However, where is the proof that any of this true??

You weren’t provided any feedback so you’re going by only what you THINK is true- not what ACTUALLY is.

How many rejections does it take to realize that the problem isn’t you- it’s the fact that resume writing has gotten more complicated, complex, and difficult? Would it take 100 rejections or 10 years’ worth? What would life be like then? Can you imagine the hell of that constant writing and editing hoping that you got it right only to come up short again? Can you imagine how desperate you would feel? Think about bringing that desperation to a job search. It will only result in a negative impact and not the results that you were seeking.

What many may not realize is that jobseekers battle with feeling inadequate or desperate regularly.

What they also do not realize is that it can be avoided altogether.

Those feelings of inadequacy, frustration, and aggravation can go away.

They can be replaced with feelings of happiness, satisfaction, and fulfillment.

The question is are you ready to do so?

This requires giving up things that don’t work and trying things that do.

It also requires building new beliefs about what is possible.

If this sounds like you and if you are serious about your job search and your career, then let’s talk!

This is NOT for everyone. If you are READY to stop struggling & finally LAND your dream career & earn the salary you’ve been longing for, then click the link below to get started by booking your strategy session TODAY! Limited slots available- book now before they are filled!

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Is Negotiation Keeping You From Your Success?

The media has made negotiation much more difficult for women- and this has made it overwhelming, intimidating, and nerve-wracking.

They have told us some big lies and portrayed it to be an impossible feat that can only be accomplished by our male counterparts.

Because of this, many women fear losing a job offer because asking for more will make them look:

  • Greedy
  • Bossy
  • Intimidating
  • Aggressive
  • Difficult

This emphasizes all the self-doubt that we feel about ourselves, our skills, and our career trajectories. They are using this self-doubt to prey on us, which makes us even more fearful, and has kept many from even trying.

And if you search negotiation advice for women, articles will tell you to do things like:

  • Come in prepared
  • Have reasonable expectations
  • Listen
  • Practice
  • Watch your tone

🤯 WOW! Those aren’t helpful. How will that advice lead a job seeker to a positive outcome in negotiating a job offer?

This is only making it worse by either keeping you from trying, keeping you from learning how it’s really done, or even from succeeding.

So, you’re never supposed to earn more? I don’t believe that. Imagine finding a role you loved so much with an employer who couldn’t wait to have you as part of the team, you were made an offer, but the salary just didn’t meet your expectations. Imagine you learned how to ask and BOOM- you’re earning more than you ever thought you could imagine!

It really could be that simple. I am so passionate about changing this and getting women into careers that they love that I created a process, which has helped women find their dream careers. This process has also helped women earn salary increases of $15K- $60K.

If you are serious about your job search, your career, & your salary, then I will show you exactly how to do this.

I am so passionate about changing this and getting women into careers that they love that I created a process, which has helped women find their dream careers. This process has also helped women earn salary increases of $15K- $60K.

If you are serious about your job search, your career, & your salary, then I will show you exactly how to do this.

This is NOT for everyone. If you are READY to stop struggling & finally LAND your dream career & earn the salary you’ve been longing for, then click the link below to get started by booking your strategy session TODAY! Limited slots available- book now before they are filled!

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Do You Fear Your Financial Success?

Most people associate doing more work with earning more money. 💸

There’s a problem with this thinking.

How would it ever be possible to earn a raise?

Work 24-hours a day? 7 days a week?

Would doing one more project or working extra hours automatically earn us salary increases?

Why do we believe that we need to do more, for the same or less? If you’re already doing additional work (something beyond the scope of your current role)- shouldn’t you being getting paid appropriately for it? This flawed thinking only makes the problem worse because it forces women to struggle asserting their true value because they’re not being compensated properly for their work to begin with.

What many may not realize is that compensation is not based on the AMOUNT of work you do. It’s based on your ABILITY and SKILLS to do that work effectively and to solve organizational issues in your role. So, when we begin to work outside of the scope of our current role and build new skills and abilities to solve new problems, we should be paid appropriately for it.

This flawed thinking is only making the problem worse for job seekers and career changers.

It means that if we get paid according to the amount of work that we do, then we can’t ever make more money because most working women are already stretched thin enough.

Time away from home. 🏡

Time away from our spouses/ partners.

Time away from children.

Time spent at work unhappy, feeling unfilled, unappreciated, and unsure of where your career is headed- or how it will get there. 🙍🏻‍♀️

Time spent at home dreading going back to work because you know you could do better, but you have no idea how to get there.

I am here to help you bust through these ruts and finally earn the salary increase that you’ve been dreaming of!

I am so passionate about changing this and getting women into careers that they love that I created a process, which has helped women find their dream careers. This process has also helped women earn salary increases of $15K- $60K.

If you are serious about your job search, your career, & your salary, then I will show you exactly how to do this.

This is NOT for everyone. If you are READY to stop struggling & finally LAND your dream career & earn the salary you’ve been longing for, then click the link below to get started by booking your strategy session TODAY! Limited slots available- book now before they are filled!

WANT TO REACH CAREER BLISS? BOOK A CAREER COACHING STRATEGY SESSION TODAY! 

The Powerful Truth About Why We’re Stuck in a Toxic Job

Change won’t come from hearing what we want to hear.

That’s powerful, isn’t it?

If someone tells us something just to please us, make us happy, or keep us safe then we won’t take any action to do what needs to be done, like finding a new job or making a career change.

Imagine you hate your job. You literally cannot envision spending another week there. Maybe even another day. But your best friend/ partner/ spouse tells you it’s not that bad and you’ve been through worse and can survive it.

She/ he just belittled your situation and you’re now not going to do anything to make a change about the thing that has been bothering you the most. Maybe you have been through another event in your life, but why does that mean that you have to suffer? Let alone suffer daily…Suffer almost every minute of the day…dread going to work, and even dread part of your weekends…unable to relax because you know what’s coming next…Your life and your career weren’t meant to be suffered or “dealt with”.

Did you ever think that maybe that person should try to deal with it instead before you giving advice that doesn’t work? (It’s okay, I won’t tell, I promise!)

It is oftentimes from the harshest truths that we learn what comes next in our lives.

I have spoken to women who have wanted to try to make it work in a current workplace because they are afraid what would happen if they left…Some have feared what it would like on a resume, who would hire them if they didn’t have enough experience, or if even they were too old.

What if I told you life would be better? It might even be better than what you’re letting yourself imagine. What would your career be like if you removed the limits? Would a $50K raise fit that bill? Once you’ve removed yourself from the nightmare, you can begin think about the dream.

The dream might sound unattainable but it’s not. It requires hard work and dedication- and thinking bigger. It also requires not letting anyone steal it from you just like that friend/ partner/ spouse belittled your situation. It is oftentimes those are that closest to us who are fearful for us and in an attempt to protect us and keep us safe- keep us inside of the bad situation instead. It’s up to us to fight for what we want. Now, if I sat here and told you exactly what you wanted to hear- that the people who are closest to you will always be in your corner- then you would believe them when they said it’s not “that bad” or “you can deal”. I’m here to tell you to listen to your gut and do something about the careers you hate, and life is too short to be miserable everyday- and you are worth more. And if you don’t believe that the dream is attainable, then it won’t be. But if you do believe that’s within your grasp, then it will be.

I’m here to help your dream career more attainable so you can live a happy, fulfilled life. If you’re ready to take action on that, I would love to speak with you. Click the link below to get started!

Why People Who Tell You What You Want To Hear Will Keep You Stuck

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Watch as I talk about why people who tell you what you want to hear will only keep you stuck.

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The Powerful Truth About Common Job Search Advice on the Internet

As a Career Coach, sometimes I feel like I hear everything when it comes to why people dislike their jobs and are unhappy in their careers. However, sometimes people don’t think about how the job search and career advice that they oftentimes hear, and think is beneficial is actually doing them a disservice and keeping them from achieving their goals. Let’s look at the 8 most common myths that are keeping you from achieving your career goals and fulfilling your career dreams.

The 8 Most Common Myths Keeping You From Your Career Dreams:

  • You’re not getting a phone screen/ interview/ call back because you’re under or overqualified.

You more than likely just fell into the black hole. Who said that there’s something wrong with your candidacy? Unless you have fact to back up the story you’re telling yourself, stop telling it because it’s just not true.

  • You’re not qualified or have enough experience for an increase in salary. Or asking would make you overpaid and no one will pay that much. It also binds you to zero work-life balance.

Negotiation is a two-sided conversation and is supposed to work in the favor of all of the parties involved. This isn’t just about you being paid more, it’s also about an employer benefiting from your expertise. Win-win!

  • You’re too old or inexperienced for a career change.

Most people don’t work in the industry that they started out in and change careers at least once. If you want something new, stop waiting & just do it!

  • Job seekers who change jobs often are frowned upon by employers.

Most employers have been looking at this less and less because they have recognized that there is rarely any logical progression. If they’re not overthinking it, then why are you?

  • Lowering your salary demands will make you a more attractive candidate.

Jobseekers should never lower realistic salary demands because doing so will just make you appear desperate for the job — and will likely result in you not receiving the job offer. And even if you received the offer and accepted it, you would most likely never be happy in your job or with your employer because you would feel you were cheated out of the salary you deserved.

  • Recruiters have your best interests at heart.

Recruiters and headhunters get paid by the companies who hire them to fill those positions. Their loyalty lies with the company who hired them, not with the candidates. Recruiters will not market to jobseekers to companies, they will instead to try to fit jobseekers into well-defined positions with the companies that employ them. They’re selling you what’s available.

  • If you’re having difficulty, you should just take the first offer you receive.

I’m not a big believer of this one. Unless this offer represents absolutely everything you were already searching for, a better one will come along. If you and your family are truly struggling to make ends meet, then this might be a different story and that should be discussed in-depth. The best way to avoid desperate situations is by working with a professional who is well-versed at getting results and will get you the career and the salary that you want, too!

  • My friend (or family member) told me… {insert a specific piece of advice here}

Unless this individual is an expert, stop believing whatever they are telling you. Just because something happened for one person doesn’t mean that it will be true for you or that this is even practical advice. Read: It can keep you searching even longer and make the process even more difficult!

If you’re still falling for any these, you are falling victim to what’s on the internet or what’s been spread around for years. Just because it is information does not mean that it will help you or get you to your dream career. There are only a few things that can help you do that:

  • A Professional
  • A plan that works
  • Taking massive, determined action
  • Commitment
  • Resourcefulness

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Is Your Career Path Meant To Be Nontraditional?

WOW. I just spoke to a woman who has spent the last five years of her career on unpaid work. As a result of this, she is having extreme difficulty getting any traction. Julie* described herself as a writer and a researcher with a PhD but she isn’t sure on her career path. The idea of the traditional path into education wasn’t appealing to her. She opened up to me that her own expectations are harming her because they are forcing her to think in terms of what she is “supposed” to be doing instead of what fulfills her.

“I didn’t realize forcing my own expectations on myself would throw me off so much. You don’t ever imagine you will be here.”

All this second guessing has hindered her confidence and created a mindset mess- something that just deters the process and will keep her from attaining her goal.

Finding the Career of Your Dreams

Sure- but does that mean you can’t have the career of your dreams? She confided in me that the lack of clarity she felt around her career path led her to not even fully value her education, her work, her time, or what she could offer an organization. Her concern about this was because she was anxious if this would translate to her not being paid fairly and being trapped in a dead-end career path that would make her miserable. When you feel that way, it leads to additional unhappiness – even when you are home. This impacts the ability to also be a good mom and attentive to others in your life.

No one wants to spend time away from home, away from their families, in a workplace that will make you feel awful about yourself. Let alone spend time at home feeling badly about yourself as well.

The name of the game isn’t just to find any job. It wouldn’t be your dream career otherwise. However, imagine what your life would be like if you didn’t have to deal with this anymore? Imagine how amazing this would feel? Knowing for sure what you wanted wouldn’t be an issue and you would feel at peace with that decision. You would have clarity around your career path and how you can grow and thrive and would feel supported in securing a new position.

This Process WORKS!

I have a very specific process that I use that has earned my clients 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 process is life-changing.

If you’re concerned that you won’t be able to clarify your own career path, have a stagnation in your career and wages, or struggle on your own without any results then, this masterclass is for you.

Over the past three years, I have a 100% 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 register to watch this free masterclass.

This updated masterclass will walk you through the exact strategies that my clients that have helped my clients clarify their career path, which has led to multiple job offers and generous salary increases of $15k-$30k. Don’t hesitate- sign up now!

What Happens When You Fearlessly Pursue Your Passion?

“Happiness is letting go of what you think your life is supposed to look like.”

What makes you happy?

That is ultimately what you need more of! Your career isn’t supposed to make you sad, miserable, or feel less-than. It should make you feel happy, empowered, & proud!

Do you feel this happy? If you’re spending more time unhappy and frowning then something is off.

Do you have a case of the Sundays practically every night? Maybe you’ve been trying to leave a role for what feels like forever and you’re not having any luck.

Are your expectations weighing you down? Do you have this vision of what your life & your career are supposed to look like, and nothing less will do? Do you think that having anything else will be a failure?

Or are others’ expectations keeping you from meeting your goals?

It isn’t what life is SUPPOSED to look like, it’s knowing what you want & fearlessly pursuing that until you’re smiling. Ready? I am! Let’s chat ? Click here to schedule your session!

5 Proven and Effective Strategies to Securing A New Role

Do you think that looking for a job is supposed to take a long time? It is the media’s representation of a job search that portrays it as this tedious, awful, and even painful experience in which people will automatically feel awful about themselves and practically begging for a job. This is because they are sick of searching and interviewing- and ultimately feel like they need to settle.

All of this simply isn’t true whatsoever.

A job search is an excellent time to learn about yourself, stretch yourself, grow, and expand your career and your dreams. You don’t need to settle. It should not be an awful or a painful experience either.

A few years ago, the economy took a nosedive and went into a serious slowdown. However, since then it has made a recovery. Are you waiting for the other shoe to drop?

Don’t. At any time in life something can happen, and you may not feel prepared for it.

One of my clients, Jane* felt the need to change jobs. She wasn’t so sure about the economy at the time, but it didn’t really matter- there were issues in her workplace, and she felt that it was time to make an exit as quickly as possible.

Despite her fears and hesitations, she learned that she was able to secure a new position rather quickly and efficiently. She didn’t endure any of the difficulty that is always portrayed and that she was so worried about. She used the simple strategies that I taught her and seamlessly went from one job to another one.

To learn more about these simple strategies and how they can benefit your career, click here to watch my free training.

I’ve helped numerous women secure new positions and improve their confidence- all while up-leveling their careers!

These strategies can begin to work within a few weeks and they’re so powerful.

When you are confident, you can attract all 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 a job search the way it’s portrayed in the media or online. Learn something NEW.

Your email will be 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! What more can you ask for?

Click here to register for your session TODAY.

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

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