Career Accelerator 11/20/2012
What is the most important question for young people to ask when looking for a job?
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- Date Nov 20, 2012
What is the most important question for young people to ask when looking for a job?
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There welcome to Tuesday's -- accelerator this Thanksgiving week thank you so much for joining us who got a lot on tap for this show started with questions for young people to ask themselves internally.
That -- at the best job them -- talk about actually finding a job.
This holiday season and -- the holidays might not be such a bad time to do that.
And finally -- seeing that your reputation in the office the best ways to go about doing that Lawrence cement any acts amenities -- on Twitter.
Thank you so much for joining us and chatting stay with us aren't let's kick things off the Dan Miller a life coach joining us -- Skype from Nashville -- -- You -- the author of a book called wisdom -- passion when generations collide and collaborate.
And that 48 days to do the work they love.
We showed them on our screen and of course you contributed to our website foxnews.com.
Dan thank you so much for.
Absolutely my pleasure Lauren so why are we stuck in the jobs that we hate how does that happen.
You know it really doesn't have to be that way even in this economy and all the things we hear about it people take the initiative.
So look inward -- they can figure out what you're good candidate -- and find opportunities -- match.
And I tell people 85% of the process of having the confidence of proper direction in your career.
I'm sure looking inward what are your unique skills and ability what are your unique personality traits what are your passions.
Values dreams of those you ought to be able to create a clear focus then go out with your head held high and say I'm a candidate for this.
But -- stand that seems so obvious yet I know so few people actually do that or do it successfully break.
That's right that's right you know the status quo is -- really strong magnet.
People get that first job and all of a sudden ten years go by and they're still there because -- just haven't taken initiative.
And most people don't take the initiative and still there's some kind of a crisis you know that may look like -- -- job getting fired.
So in these last couple years were a lot of people have lost their jobs.
-- many of them it was simply -- wake up call you know wow I really haven't paid attention to what I know about myself.
What -- a candidate for so they found that it was a great opportunity to re engage in a more meaningful way.
Yet again we're gonna going to some great tips on how you can look internally but I just want to bring on the the viewers -- chat that we're getting from can you read this this it's a really good one and it's timely especially with everything going on with Wal-Mart.
And -- right now and the unions can you reason anyone read that says the most important question for young people to ask when looking for a job is.
Is the company unionized and if not why not.
Did any thoughts on that you know it's almost as if it's quote bad to -- the union right now.
That's how it seems and I hear from a lot of people they write -- on my FaceBook page or whatever saying you know I am getting asked this on my jobs they used to mean a union and many players don't like that.
Too many thoughts on the situation.
I do I'm not sure that's a very important question -- asked him if any thing I think we're looking at a antiquated model.
If we're just trying to.
Make the union state our case and that's an overwhelming look at what they did to the automotive industry and a whole lot of other -- destroyed.
Because if you just demand.
More wages and the company is not profitable nobody wins are that's what's happened with host.
Yeah they can't continue doing what they're doing they have to go back to more realistic model.
And where and companies are moving rapidly to a position where their -- -- for results not time.
That's a healthy reset -- American business ultimately you cannot guarantee people money for time it's an antiquated business model.
And we expect every worker out that your really finds their passion and do that every single day that's more of -- utopian goal.
But for many people it is a reality so why don't you give us about we have seven steps -- -- and then advice on how young people can best follow.
Their passion and first one is understand simply the need for wisdom and -- talk about that a little bit.
Sure we put a non realistic.
Emphasis on knowledge education can agree.
You know in one of the presidential debates governor Romney says that last year's graduating college class.
50% of them are either unemployed or -- seriously under import.
That's a horrendous statistic right -- got to get away from this idea that his knowledge is going to -- to -- future wisdom means that meaningful.
Of knowledge in degrees and -- speech.
And that's something that somebody can have an eighteen years old you don't that we tear old they have wisdom but it is it different quality than just now.
Yet it seems to -- the theory used to be you know -- as hard as she can and get into the absolute best name college possible.
Because they -- named we'll help you out.
As you get through life but now with this awful job market has really may be showing ever so slight signs of improvement.
We're finding that you know even with those fancy degrees and all those connections you're still either unemployed or underemployed which is what you alluded to.
So now we're -- -- like one from Forbes showing the best value colleges meaning the ones where you go where.
The guest to a career and they're not necessarily the strongest most iconic name but -- the most successful and -- some sort of work and it's really frustrating to many people to see how the situation has changed you know over the past -- What years what -- it is but -- colleges are stretched their -- on this I get an opportunity to speak a lot.
In colleges universities these days because they're trying to figure this out but here's one of the issues -- that they can't quite put their head around.
Colleges pride themselves -- statistics of how many graduates got jobs.
But now wouldn't that graduate decides to start a little lawn mowing service or -- -- -- to go volunteer general Wanda.
-- a couple years to a college that doesn't.
Lineup as a success check mark.
But they have to get more realistic about what success is looking like for a lot of these it's coming out of college where it's not just going right into corporate America.
They're -- and other things that are meaningful and it in with their definition of what success is all about.
Okay let's go about tours are listed tips the second -- here is understanding the changing models of work we mean by that.
That the idea that works is you show up at 8 o'clock lead to five in an hour for lines weeks' vacation.
Or one K contribution I never -- that.
-- -- -- -- At all yet a lot of people today and we're rapidly approaching the time when 50%.
Of the American workforce.
Will not be employee.
So that doesn't mean we're get to 2% unemployment that's totally different but I mean unemployment is dropping as we are speaking.
But people are finding legitimate viable work opportunities as consultants contingency workers independent contractors.
Temps electronic immigrants entrepreneurs.
The terms go on and on hired -- be an -- as we're speaking.
Those are viable legitimate models that work but it doesn't look like the old thing that mom and dad did.
We have to -- it.
Look at the full spectrum.
And if kids come -- -- -- college today and they're looking for only the traditional work model to going to be disappointed because that is really a diminishing model.
And and then you have here make your life international.
Does that mean being gay and do things on a global basis.
It really does the world really is flat mean people are connected.
I have a son who lives in Mombasa Kenya actually not that much different than if you live next door to me the way that we connect and talked.
-- things together you know I wrote this last book together.
So -- that really helps broaden not only your opportunities but your perspective.
In connecting with people from other cultures other -- and -- will broaden your opportunities medically.
Dan and I think you so much these tips today also has here on the -- have a pleasing personality.
Present love because with the right attitude he can get.
-- and a lot more than having a negative attitude so.
We get more with honey -- that's it was as I salute the way -- a blinking you the track I don't know anyway.
Did not -- -- out -- thinking so much for coming on I absolutely let me later in Tennessee.
Great way to go to break right now everybody Chad -- answer -- Your questions in your concerns and coming up next.
We are going to talk about actually finding a job during holiday and they know.
A lot of people dismissed the job hunt at this time of his inning knowing -- -- the office is quiet but.
You might want to think again in Fort Myers is going to tell us -- we'll be back.
Welcome back everybody I'm -- -- -- his career accelerator Tuesday and will be can this segment with Fort Myers career coach and other let's show your bucks.
Get the job you want and even when no -- hiring.
So that's actually really.
Very timely topic.
Also you are.
The president of career potential.
Sorry you have a very illustrious career it's hard for me to get to all of it and also your website get.
The job look at dot come as -- where potential dot com.
So Furyk I just went through your -- may.
How are you things for coming on.
Good useless to talk to you yet staying here in Philadelphia -- I recognize yes true.
Right here in Philadelphia that not too far from you are right and that you know.
-- -- -- I remembered searching for jobs myself and I know we didn't Allen does anything around the holidays just take the time.
-- off relax don't bother anybody that drive myself crazy but that might not be the best way to thing.
-- it's really not Lauren you know your assumption is very common -- many people think exactly what you said but it's just not true.
Actually I think that the holidays are one of the very best times to look for a job.
Let's face it there's a very little competition because most of the people are like -- saying I'm not gonna bother there's nobody out there hiring.
So instead of just giving up and taking the holidays off.
I think it's a very rich opportunity for people to jump in and do a very effective job search where there's virtually no competition.
And let's say you already have a job you might find the holidays a great time to maybe do someone else's job when they're away and then maybe get yourself up promotion nor.
A move into another side of the business that you're really interest it.
Oh absolutely that's a very good strategy as well.
It's just a very rich time there's so many opportunities.
Also you know people during the holidays are a little bit less formal they have more time there -- more jovial mood there more casual.
So it's much easier to talk to people to get entree.
To get access to people who might otherwise not be available to you.
And a lot of them might happen over a glass of eggnog may -- spiked a little bit at a holiday party com.
-- absolutely right there's holiday parties.
There are volunteer opportunities during the holidays.
-- you can send greeting cards to people in a very friendly way it is you know you can make contact in -- way -- very difficult to do it other times of the year.
Yes and just.
Mean being just a regular person who interacts with people and businesses and -- the holiday card from someone.
I like the light can't believe they remembered me especially -- -- anything a little known and it.
In it means something I remember that person going.
All right -- exactly right and remember.
It has that personal touch and people don't forget things like that you know they remember that personal touch and they might be more receptive.
The other thing I want to mention is that.
The end of the year is also financially a good time to try to gain access to try to connect with people especially hiring managers.
Because very often hiring managers.
Have to fill positions.
At the end of the year right before New Year's because.
If they don't do that they might lose their funding for that decision for the following year.
So that's another very interesting strategy that a lot of people don't understand.
Yes that is -- that is a good point the budget -- and everything else.
But you know.
DA did you can find a job a good job in a bad economy.
But you you got to do so without conventional.
Job searches so what -- these new reality kind of unconventional job searches.
Well -- your right it's sort of a new reality for our new times.
And I would say that it boils down to the candidate being able to articulate his or her value.
It is very compelling and succinct manner.
What I mean by that is that in the past let's say 510 years ago.
I think that candidates could kind of rest on their credentials.
You know they would say I went to school here I have five years experience doing this the last company -- work for had a big name.
But none of that really works anymore the only thing that the employer cares about is what can you do for me today.
So they want to know about results specific tangible measurable results so the candidate has to learn.
Two very quickly succinctly.
Get their message across articulate your value talk about tangible measurable results.
What can you do for the employer today.
And not rest on your laurels not rest on your credentials that's very very important in today's -- -- -- that is a wonderful.
Strong point that you just made because as frustrated as we all are trying to get a job and the right job.
Companies aren't just as frustrated as we are because -- are suffering and struggling as well you'd be hard pressed to find a company right that right now that's not.
I mean not tried any nine I will -- nine successful retailers for you right now app -- -- -- -- -- Unopened -- Bradley in there Lulu lemon -- five on the try to think of a couple more.
Tiffany Tiffany is pretty successful just under my point is is that there are so few names that are are really doing good business right now so everybody else.
Well they're struggling but also lets face it.
If you talk to any employer a top employer you know what their biggest single complaint is it's we can't find the right people can't hire good people.
It's true and so actually.
Even in this economy.
There are many instances where it's the candidate.
Who is in the position of control who is in the catbird seat in other words if a candidate is really qualified and really good at what they do.
And as I said before thinking clearly articulate their value then and they can almost write their own ticket.
Because it employers constantly complain about the fact that they can't find good people.
Yes to show your skills and how you're -- to have the confidence let them know that your skills will really take their company to the next level right.
And definitely leverage this time of the year November December the best time of year to search and it's really let us opinion.
I have clients left and right who are finding clothes I'm finding positions at this time of year.
Because they're not sitting on the sidelines they're active they're engaged and they're really making progress.
Yet great -- it's pizza now thank you so much.
Fort Myers a career coats for for joining us we have can name an read this saying and why can't the government step in and see those union jobs at -- his.
Like they did -- General Motors while.
Can I hope -- joking.
Can anyone read this -- governing can be posted that would be silly now but it are right for -- -- so much is try to get via the -- and love him and I do -- right now and we'll be back with Valerie for months that the so -- the team and -- -- my friend.
Welcome back ticker accelerated Tuesday okay Valerie Burton joining -- sign that another life -- -- out with two -- we'll show them on the screen right now.
Successful women being different plane.
As well as your five minute personal coach five minute let's think if everybody does it.
That there is at -- how are you now I'm doing great how are you -- I'm good I'm good so I think we all have that experience whether it's at a holiday party or.
Maybe a little -- playing that we had whatever it is.
Where -- an idea and can I ever get past this but the answer is we're all human and you can't yet know Clinton did.
That's very General Petraeus is working on it yeah yeah -- -- Stewart did it right right yep there's -- the list is really a lot of strip yeah.
Eleven happens to just a regular person giving me -- -- -- it William -- right.
See you first and foremost you have to start with you I think for so many people when they make a big mistake -- have a failure maybe -- that really poor performance review and they're trying to figure out how to like be -- from here.
They beat themselves on and in the most resilient people really do -- think differently they actually say something different to themselves in the face of a -- so.
You know kissing my careers over -- never can overcome this -- we don't notice what we're saying to ourselves that you've got to -- you know -- Have made a mistake how can I come back you really have to talk to yourself in those terms that allow you.
To release -- thinking about what -- -- need to do differently and -- and a foreign deposits it's so it's kind of like well received for the past behind you but you need to address that.
Absolutely I mean you've got to be honest and we think about some of the big scandals we think about the fact that people don't apologize or -- knowledge what they've done wrong.
All the credibility is gone the trust is gone so we.
-- you mess up whatever that -- looks like being willing to admit it.
Is really huge because a lot of times it's it's kind of that character flaw that got you into -- -- the first player.
So if you're able to have good character by turning around and saying you know I was wrong.
That can take you a long way towards rebuilding -- start idea of you're not afraid to own up to your failures.
He used what you got -- and then he stayed the unstoppable yes and yet still.
Being unstoppable about having a vision where you going from here and I think a lot of people get stuck.
When they make a mistake for their career -- stalled so you know losing even that's a layoff for something that happens for a reason it's because it's pushing you in a new direction.
So you can't think big -- you really want to be.
And so many people downsized their dreams and sometimes the really bad stuff that happens actually when she was the need to bring in the right direction that I wouldn't have found and around yet -- isn't yet.
-- and it's a good way of fun.
Of spinning it sorry definitely have to in that optimism is a huge -- that I mean the people who make it to the top.
Are the most optimistic elite that's right at -- research that trip I I think I have to challenge you on this front I feel like the people who.
-- I know who made it to the top.
Are always there at the ones who work really hard and they doubt themselves as well as their abilities which -- -- -- Carter.
Who would you it made -- work -- but the actually believe that something big is possible and that's why he worked so they had the help.
That's right that's right you can't let go of the hope when you do you don't work hard you don't feel like you're gonna make it.
Yeah well you know eight when you think of like a little kids everybody wants to be you know you -- -- the president and doctors and lawyers.
And reality we're not all can become those banks there's so if you can blame that actually do it they -- out -- -- but.
And that's sad it's sad it's sad yes and it's and it's not too late and that's -- sometimes when you have a major setback.
If you can look at it as a way to have a comeback towards what you really want and then it's huge but it takes a lot of optimism and a lot of confidence to be able to do it how do you.
Get realism into that optimism -- confidence so you know once I actually think of optimism we -- -- in this sense I believe no matter what but.
The most resilient the most successful are optimistic.
Except when there's a big risk involved could.
You -- think you know -- -- -- little pessimism let me see what Michael once like you create a plan B yes and that's what I'm talking about around being unstoppable it's not that you don't get enough benefits you get back up every right.
Right and they say here it don't go it alone.
-- -- So -- set having that.
A strong friend or partner buyer's side -- BF financial safety that all the safety net -- huge head -- also.
You know your reputation is about.
Relationships it's about what people are saying so if you've got those influences around you that they've they've had enough experience with you that they still believe -- you.
Those are the people there to help you to rebuild and you can't do it by yourself it's all about relationships.
For the better your relationships before you make a mistake.
The more likely it is that your gonna have a successful comeback and we think about -- talking that'll -- scandals of the first things.
I noticed with the scandal with General Petraeus is how many people though they acknowledged what he did was wrong how many people came forward and talked about.
What a great an amazing job he's done wanna good leader he's dead and so when you've got people -- had other experiences with -- When there's something negative that happens they're able to put it in a bigger perspective.
Right and what.
-- could argue it both ways but essentially what General Petraeus did.
Didn't really affect his ability to leave it just tarnish his reputation tarnished I mean of course we're looking at what information got into his hand at what time but essentially.
-- hitting it when you look at what we just talked about owning up to you failure what's of the first things he he said I let myself down -- my family and I I was wrong.
And I resign I'm not fighting us.
And that's huge to me what would you say resigning was the right now.
Well I think based on if he could read his book recently he says his values are getting lined up a good what he says his values are -- me that wasn't a big surprise that he did that.
Right now and what happens now for him here and you know I don't think it's the end I think you know -- I would say use what you've got.
When he uses those strengths eventually.
Will come back I think -- his first priority right now rightly so is his handling trying to rebuild.
And when Alan Armstrong -- another one of those heroes fallen from grace.
That's really good point that that the differences he seems to have insisted on I haven't done anything wrong he -- he's constantly not.
Not -- up and -- when he owns up I think people will be willing to say okay.
He's kind of coming to himself he's reflecting.
Maybe we can listen to begin -- as -- -- you -- -- up.
People away anymore.
And some Chris survey -- writing and saying his main problem is marketing himself -- How do you market yourself.
A couple ways one you need to be really good at what you deal.
Think it marketing haven't read -- -- say that driving you can market market market but -- if what you're offering his early dead people are gonna talk about it -- -- doing a great job is what gets people talking.
But also people who speak up a meal I think a lot of times people don't talk about their wins -- don't celebrate their win.
The other aspect of marketing goes back to relationships.
Are you building relationships not only with your co workers.
But with his mentors who can give you good advice along the way.
And I'm finding out with the people who've been most successful have been doing and then sometimes that's what gives you the wisdom about the steps to taking your own career.
Excellent point salary for -- thank you so much for coming on -- for your website on our screen.
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