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How Can Women Get Back into the Workforce Post-COVID?

How Can Women Get Back into the Workforce Post-COVID? – Careers in Government

I have coached a lot of women since I started my business 4 years ago. And in that time, I have seen a lot of successes and a lot of failures. Currently, women are in a whole new ball game, unlike anything I have ever witnessed previously in my career.

VMC Vendor Viewpoint

VMC Vendor Viewpoint

I created Valerie Martinelli Consulting, LLC 4 years agowith social change in mind. The mission is to provide professionals with the structure and tools to receive equal opportunities, compensation, advancement, and respect in the workplace. Equality is a value that I strongly believe in and our society continues to strive for.

6 Steps to Feeling Less Lost Right Now

Career and life coaches share how to deal with this slog of a year

6 Steps to Feeling Less Lost Right Now

A global study by CARE International found that 55 percent of women reported COVID-related income loss and 27 percent of women reported rising anxiety, stress, and mental health issues. Amid a pivotal election, a global pandemic, and an economic crisis, it’s normal to feel aimless.

What Jobseekers Need to Do to Avoid Burnout

What Jobseekers Need to Do to Avoid Burnout – Careers in Government

This morning I watched the sun come up as I sipped my coffee. Peaceful. I love sunrises. Since starting my business, I find early mornings to be some of my most productive time. I oftentimes use it to write in my journal and meditate.

Are You Aligned To Your Passion…or Unfulfilled & Bored?

I began my business 4 years ago. At this time, I was miserable in my career. I had just received my Master’s in Public Administration and I was sending out resume after resume and not getting what I wanted or where I wanted. Thankfully, I had a friend and mentor who helped me to see why.

I was not aligned. What does that even mean? It means that I was not supposed to be in any of those roles. It was not my purpose. He asked me what my passion was, what I wanted to do, and how I envisioned my life and my career. I thought about it for a while and I knew that this was why I wasn’t fitting into any of these roles. By doing so, he helped me to define my goals. By saying out loud what I wanted, I knew that I had to go for what I wanted in my career.

To make a long story short, 4 years ago I jumped into entrepreneurship and made it my full-time job and have not looked back since. I have learned so much in the last 4 years of my journey- from working with my clients, to sales and marketing, to the “entrepreneurial” journey, to my own journey of self-discovery.

I did not receive a whole lot of support at the beginning of my journey- I am pretty certain my family thought that I was insane and I was doomed to fail. One thing I learned- do it anyways. Do not wait for the world to line up behind up you! I knew that life was too short to not make a massive career change. I felt as though if I didn’t do it at that time, then when would I do it? Would I make excuses not to? Would I regret it? Would fear get in the way?

It’s not cliche to say that the only way to know if you’re cut to do something is by trying it. I am big believer that we do not learn anything by sitting on the sidelines and wondering. Get up. Be bold. Do it. Don’t make excuses because your life won’t improve until you get the courage to go out and do it.

I know I am not the only one who has had a feeling of career hell. We spend more time at work than we do at home and about 85% of us hate our jobs. I felt called to do my part towards making a change. To date, VMC has been successful in helping hundreds of professionals find work that they love and negotiate salary increases. 

It takes a lot of courage to use your passion and to help people but don’t let the naysayers or haters or your own negative thoughts keep you from changing someone’s else life for the better. If you are reading this and you are feeling called to make a career change, I hope you will know that there is help and support for you to achieve goals and find fulfillment and happiness.

Ready to take action on getting on a new role or changing careers? Book your Career Coaching Strategy Session NOW and we will discuss a game plan that has been proven to work and has helped clients land new roles, change careers, AND earn massive salary increases of $15-$60K! Spots are limited!

How To Boost Your Mental Wellness and Career During the Pandemic

How to Boost Your Mental Wellness and Career During the Pandemic – Careers in Government

Each one of us is feeling the impacts of COVID-19. The global pandemic has impacted our mental health in ways that we may not have ever dealt with previously. Many have reported being unable to sleep through the night, feeling more anxious or depressed than normal.

The Massive Upheaval of COVID-19 To Your Professional Development

The Massive Upheaval of COVID-19 to Your Professional Development

1 Always On Office Workers have the physical separation of an external workplace and the psychological cues of shutting down work and leaving the office while remote workers feel like they never leave work. This can lead to reduced productivity and burnout, and in a time when we have historically been under stay at home orders- it can make the issue even worse.

The Innovative Opportunities of a Post-Pandemic Workplace

The Innovative Opportunities of a Post-Pandemic Workplace

A question that many have been asking and wondering about is “what will the workplace look like after this pandemic is over?” The answer to that is that we are learning exactly what this will entail. There are a lot of details involved and it is important for organizations to get this right.

How to Ace Interviews in the Age of a Pandemic

How to Ace Interviews in the Age of a Pandemic

Job searching during a crisis can be difficult but not impossible. In this case, it does mean that recruiting and hiring becomes digitized in order to protect yourself, your employees, and the candidates. While some companies are slowing or halting their hiring efforts until the situation improves, some are still actively seeking new candidates.

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