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Tips for Work and Life with Andrew LaCivita

Career coach and award-winning author Andrew LaCivita shares insights on leading a rewarding career and fulfilled life.
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Jan 31, 2023

How’s the job search going?

“I love job searching,” said no one ever!

How about Coach gets you some tips and tricks and techniques and metrics to make it all better?

Today’s podcast is about why we get unhappy in our job search, how to fix that, and, while we’re at it, get our mojo back.

Most of all, it’s about how to approach your search so you know what to do, what to avoid, and what to track to know you’re on the right, uh, track!

And, as a bonus, because everyone loves bonuses, I offer up two of my favorite formulas to run your search!

Let’s do it…

If you'd like to build a great career and lead a rewarding life, check out some of these other places where I share my teachings:

  1. Check out the milewalk Academy, my coaching and training site, for freemiums and premiums.
  2. I have hundreds of educational and inspirational videos on my YouTube Channel.
  3. Grab any of my three books related to interviewing, hiring, and goal setting. All can be found on my Amazon Author Page.
  4. Follow me on Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, TikTok, and Facebook.
  5. Stay in touch with me in your email inbox by joining my newsletter here!

--Andy

Jan 24, 2023

Ever wonder how to change careers?

Meet Tracey.

She was at her new job in her new career for a short while when she and I connected on this. She couldn’t wait to tell me about it.

Before I turn you loose on the valuable, DOZENS of lessons she shares, let me set the table for you on her challenges…

She’s in the early stages of her professional life and lives in New York in the US.

She had umpteen challenges while trying to change not only jobs, but careers.

Here are just a few of her issues, for editorial purposes, I think will hit home:

Big career change: She was a performance artist and fitness trainer and wanted to support an ESG organization in an analytical capacity.

No experience in the new career: She had virtually no hands-on experience related to these types of organizations or working in the kinds of roles she was interested in pursuing.

"Wrong" education: While educated, her studies didn't align to the change she wanted to make, so she needed to quickly supplement her resume with certifications and courses.

Narrative issues: During her networking, many people told her, "I don't get your background. I'm not sure how you'll fit." So, she needed to get her storytelling in order and “feed the funnel!”

So? What did she do about it?

Listen to today’s podcast as she shares exactly how she planned for and approached it, what she did, and what transpired.

All I can say is, “Tracey, your table is ready.”

If you'd like to build a great career and lead a rewarding life, check out some of these other places where I share my teachings:

  1. Check out the milewalk Academy, my coaching and training site, for freemiums and premiums.
  2. I have hundreds of educational and inspirational videos on my YouTube Channel.
  3. Grab any of my three books related to interviewing, hiring, and goal setting. All can be found on my Amazon Author Page.
  4. Follow me on Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, TikTok, and Facebook.
  5. Stay in touch with me in your email inbox by joining my newsletter here!

--Andy

Jan 17, 2023

It’s January, which translates to high recruitment season. That means employers are interviewing candidates like crazy.

Even so, it’s not exactly like shooting fish in a barrel if your résumé isn’t up to snuff.

No matter what month or year it is, you need to put a killer résumé together to not only show potential employers the value you can contribute, but also set the best table for yourself when you get into the interview.

What do I always say?

“Whenever you set out to do something, plan to win.”

Winning in this case means you’re going to get the interview AND job offer.

The problem is most job candidates don’t think this many moves down the pipe.

They hope for an interview.

They hope they’ll do well when they get into the interview.

They don’t concentrate on planting all the seeds throughout the entire interviewing process to ensure they have the most leverage when they actually receive the job offer.

Well, today, you’re in luck because I’ve got a spectrum of goodies that cover how to make your résumé standout by putting in it exactly what employers want to know.

Because I’m so confident they want to know this, I’m certain they’ll ask you about it in the interview.

That’s why I’m not only going to show you what goes into the résumé as it relates to your bullet points, but also how to turn those bullets into interview stories.

I even have a case study in there for you!

Join me for today’s podcast how to make your résumé stand out and interview stories shine in 2023!

If you'd like to build a great career and lead a rewarding life, check out some of these other places where I share my teachings:

  1. Check out the milewalk Academy, my coaching and training site, for freemiums and premiums.
  2. I have hundreds of educational and inspirational videos on my YouTube Channel.
  3. Grab any of my three books related to interviewing, hiring, and goal setting. All can be found on my Amazon Author Page.
  4. Follow me on Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, TikTok, and Facebook.
  5. Stay in touch with me in your email inbox by joining my newsletter here!

--Andy

Jan 10, 2023

If you want to be more productive in your job search, today's podcast is for you!

If you'd like to build a great career and lead a rewarding life, check out some of these other places where I share my teachings:

  1. Check out the milewalk Academy, my coaching and training site, for freemiums and premiums.
  2. I have hundreds of educational and inspirational videos on my YouTube Channel.
  3. Grab any of my three books related to interviewing, hiring, and goal setting. All can be found on my Amazon Author Page.
  4. Follow me on Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, TikTok, and Facebook.
  5. Stay in touch with me in your email inbox by joining my newsletter here!

--Andy

 

Jan 6, 2023

Wouldn’t it be great to get more done!? Join me for today’s podcast on 5 fantastic techniques that will make your life wildly more fun, enjoyable, and productive!

If you'd like to build a great career and lead a rewarding life, check out some of these other places where I share my teachings:

  1. Check out the milewalk Academy, my coaching and training site, for freemiums and premiums.
  2. I have hundreds of educational and inspirational videos on my YouTube Channel.
  3. Grab any of my three books related to interviewing, hiring, and goal setting. All can be found on my Amazon Author Page.
  4. Follow me on Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, TikTok, and Facebook.
  5. Stay in touch with me in your email inbox by joining my newsletter here!

--Andy

Dec 30, 2022

January is a great, if not the best, time to search for a new job.

It just is. Why?

Employers are filled with new hope, new budgets, new directives and a bunch of other "news."

Even if this isn’t technically the start of their new fiscal year, they know it’s the time of year employees take stock. They know the best employees will be mobile, so they want to hire those best employees.

They also pray their best employees don’t go all mobile on them…as in create unplanned vacancies!

I’ve been working for 35 years as an executive in small and large companies, a business owner, executive recruiter, and career coach.

A little street cred I’d hope you’d say…

…and I’d say, every year I’ve worked, I watch history repeat itself as employers reflect, think, rethink, plan, and scale.

This should matter to you whether you’re looking for a new job or not!

And, you should use this opportunity to position yourself advantageously.

What exactly do you need to do?

It’s in today’s podcast on Job Search Tips for the New Year. I give you a behind-the-scenes take on what this looks like inside organizations and the changes to make to your approach to significantly increase your odds of success!

If you'd like to build a great career and lead a rewarding life, check out some of these other places where I share my teachings:

  1. Check out the milewalk Academy, my coaching and training site, for freemiums and premiums.
  2. I have hundreds of educational and inspirational videos on my YouTube Channel.
  3. Grab any of my three books related to interviewing, hiring, and goal setting. All can be found on my Amazon Author Page.
  4. Follow me on Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, TikTok, and Facebook.
  5. Stay in touch with me in your email inbox by joining my newsletter here!

--Andy

Dec 27, 2022

If you’ve been working your job search and it just ain’t happenin’, I know why.

Yes. I do.

I know you’re thinking, but Coach, you don’t even know me. So how do you know MY particular job search issue?

Easy breezy.

It’s the same for 99% of the people who’ve needed my job-search help.

Being wrong is not totally out of the realm of possibility, but let’s say I like my odds.

Ok. What is it?

Answer: You’re not spending your time in the right job search activities. And, you’re prolly spending time on the wrong ones too.

Double owie.

Let’s get this fixed with today’s podcast on the #1 Reason Your Job Search Fails and How to Fix it!

If you'd like to build a great career and lead a rewarding life, check out some of these other places where I share my teachings:

  1. Check out the milewalk Academy, my coaching and training site, for freemiums and premiums.
  2. I have hundreds of educational and inspirational videos on my YouTube Channel.
  3. Grab any of my three books related to interviewing, hiring, and goal setting. All can be found on my Amazon Author Page.
  4. Follow me on Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, TikTok, and Facebook.
  5. Stay in touch with me in your email inbox by joining my newsletter here!

--Andy

Dec 23, 2022

If I didn’t know better, I’d think it was hardwired at birth.

…an inability to see our true impact.

…those wonderful ripples and echoes we make every minute of every day…that affect far more people than we’ll ever know.

Where does this myopia come from?

Probably a lack of perspective to start and a host of other bandits constantly stealing it whenever we do get some.

I’m not entirely sure, but here’s what I do know.

YOU matter more than you think you do.

No matter your age, occupation, or family life.

There are people out there who need you. They rely on you.

They need you to do whatever it is you do day in and day out.

They need you to do what you ache to do.

They need you big time.

The title of this week’s podcast pretty much says it all. You have a lot to offer this world. Perspective is everything.

If you'd like to build a great career and lead a rewarding life, check out some of these other places where I share my teachings:

  1. Check out the milewalk Academy, my coaching and training site, for freemiums and premiums.
  2. I have hundreds of educational and inspirational videos on my YouTube Channel.
  3. Grab any of my three books related to interviewing, hiring, and goal setting. All can be found on my Amazon Author Page.
  4. Follow me on Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, TikTok, and Facebook.
  5. Stay in touch with me in your email inbox by joining my newsletter here!

--Andy

Dec 20, 2022

Ever choke? Lay an egg so to speak?

“Me neither,” said me never.

But, let’s just say for sake of email argument, there’s a teensy-weensy possibility you might during an upcoming interview.

Does this go through your head…

What if I don’t perform well?

What if they don’t like me?

What if they ask me that silly question I always flub?

What if, what if, what if? Ba, bu, blah, blah, blah.

You are going into a future and paying a debt you don’t need to pay now or probably ever!

Not to mention, you’re not completely focused on what you should be focused on—nailing the interview!

Wanna put those nerves or anxiety in their rightful place?

Then, today’s your lucky day.

Check out this podcast on How to Get Rid of Nerves in a Job Interview.

Enjoy!

If you'd like to build a great career and lead a rewarding life, check out some of these other places where I share my teachings:

  1. Check out the milewalk Academy, my coaching and training site, for freemiums and premiums.
  2. I have hundreds of educational and inspirational videos on my YouTube Channel.
  3. Grab any of my three books related to interviewing, hiring, and goal setting. All can be found on my Amazon Author Page.
  4. Follow me on Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, TikTok, and Facebook.
  5. Stay in touch with me in your email inbox by joining my newsletter here!

--Andy

Dec 16, 2022

Do you have trouble accomplishing your goals?

Afraid you'll never be able to achieve that BHAG (Big Hairy Audacious Goal)?

Don't you worry! I've got you covered in today's podcast on how to set goals the right way!

Enjoy!

If you'd like to build a great career and lead a rewarding life, check out some of these other places where I share my teachings:

  1. Check out the milewalk Academy, my coaching and training site, for freemiums and premiums.
  2. I have hundreds of educational and inspirational videos on my YouTube Channel.
  3. Grab any of my three books related to interviewing, hiring, and goal setting. All can be found on my Amazon Author Page.
  4. Follow me on Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, TikTok, and Facebook.
  5. Stay in touch with me in your email inbox by joining my newsletter here!

--Andy

Dec 13, 2022

What does a resume do?

Answer: It gets you a job interview by MARKETING you, your background, and expertise.

Amiright?

Then, why for the love of all that is holy, would anyone tell you there's an exact number of years—10, 15, 20—an employer cares to see on your resume and the rest doesn't matter?

This is the problem with the world. Any idiot with a cell phone can turn it on and call themself a career coach.

Ahhhhhhhhh.

The exact answer is...it depends on what markets you best!

That's how you determine how far back YOUR resume should go!

Of course, there are some other tricks too otherwise I wouldn’t have created this week’s video for you.

Catch this week's podcast on How to Determine How Far Back Your Resume Should Go to set yourself (or at least your resume) apart!

Enjoy!

If you'd like to build a great career and lead a rewarding life, check out some of these other places where I share my teachings:

  1. Check out the milewalk Academy, my coaching and training site, for freemiums and premiums.
  2. I have hundreds of educational and inspirational videos on my YouTube Channel.
  3. Grab any of my three books related to interviewing, hiring, and goal setting. All can be found on my Amazon Author Page.
  4. Follow me on Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, TikTok, and Facebook.
  5. Stay in touch with me in your email inbox by joining my newsletter here!

--Andy

Dec 8, 2022

I’ve long claimed no matter how successful you are, you’ll never feel successful if you don’t reflect.

Reflection is a skill. It’s a tool. It’s powerful in that multi-dimensional sorta way.

True reflection requires time, effort, and discipline, which usually means most people won’t do it.

The great news is a little bit of reflection goes a long way. I do it daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annually. And, NO, it does not require hours.

December is a great time to take stock of all the wonderful moments you’ve had and lessons you’ve learned.

Becoming more conscious of them and interpreting them with the right mindset will benefit you now and in the long run.

I reflect on nine categories when I do my annual reflection.

But, to be clear, this is NOT about looking at where your marriage is or career is or major buckets that tend to consume your life.

Reflection, to me, is about asking yourself the right questions—the ones that hurt your brain a little because they require you to stop whatever you’re doing, think, and, most importantly, interpret what actually happened.

See, here’s the thing. When you're in a present moment, it's impossible to know whether you're experiencing a high or low. That's only seeable when you turn around. But, when you look forward, you have the power to change that moment to whatever you want it to mean.

Check out this podcast on How to Self-Reflect so You Improve Your Life so you can start feeling better about your accomplishments!

Enjoy!

If you'd like to build a great career and lead a rewarding life, check out some of these other places where I share my teachings:

  1. Check out the milewalk Academy, my coaching and training site, for freemiums and premiums.
  2. I have hundreds of educational and inspirational videos on my YouTube Channel.
  3. Grab any of my three books related to interviewing, hiring, and goal setting. All can be found on my Amazon Author Page.
  4. Follow me on Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, TikTok, and Facebook.
  5. Stay in touch with me in your email inbox by joining my newsletter here!

--Andy

Dec 6, 2022

It’s all around you and it’s difficult to make it tangible.

Although, sometimes, it does seem palpable. Maybe.

Companies think they have it and they’re right.

Except most times they’re not right about the one they have.

What is it?

Culture.

The word itself is meaningless.

The adjectives used to describe it are meaningful.

The behavior that reinforces it is the be-all end-all.

That is, if and only if the behavior matches the actual company culture the organization want to promote.

In The Hiring Prophecies: Psychology behind Recruiting Successful Employees, I wrote extensively about culture, how to define it, build it, promote it, and, of course, outlined the 20 most common adjectives used to describe it. Of course.

But, how is a job seeker or employee gonna notice it?

Whether it matches what they want?

The signs are everywhere.

In today’s podcast, A Story on How a Company’s Culture is All Around You, I share a story (well, you knew that already) about a time I worked with an organization who used a project name as a reminder.

It served as a constant cue to get the behavior they wanted—and needed—to get to where they wanted to go.

Enjoy!

If you'd like to build a great career and lead a rewarding life, check out some of these other places where I share my teachings:

  1. Check out the milewalk Academy, my coaching and training site, for freemiums and premiums.
  2. I have hundreds of educational and inspirational videos on my YouTube Channel.
  3. Grab any of my three books related to interviewing, hiring, and goal setting. All can be found on my Amazon Author Page.
  4. Follow me on Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, TikTok, and Facebook.
  5. Stay in touch with me in your email inbox by joining my newsletter here!

--Andy

Dec 1, 2022

Whether you’re job searching or simply trying to collect your career accomplishments, I’ve got a beauty for you today.

Long ago, I created a tool called my Career Achievements Journal. (It’s a FREE download.)

My goal is to make sure you understand:

  • The information that goes into resume bullets to make them powerful.
  • The details which provide context that make your interview stories shine.
  • The valuable information that shows your current (or future) employer the impact you’ve made.

Talk about a triple-header!

This week’s podcast is about what that information is and how to capture it.

So, join me for My Career Achievements Journal | The Tool Every Job Seeker and Employee Needs so you can shine bright, reflect on your accomplishments, and know how to sell yourself throughout your career!

Warning: It’s a tool you’ll wish you had earlier in your career, but the good news is you can start using it NOW!

Enjoy!

If you'd like to build a great career and lead a rewarding life, check out some of these other places where I share my teachings:

  1. Check out the milewalk Academy, my coaching and training site, for freemiums and premiums.
  2. I have hundreds of educational and inspirational videos on my YouTube Channel.
  3. Grab any of my three books related to interviewing, hiring, and goal setting. All can be found on my Amazon Author Page.
  4. Follow me on Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, TikTok, and Facebook.
  5. Stay in touch with me in your email inbox by joining my newsletter here!

--Andy

Nov 29, 2022

There is not one single solitary thing wrong with you.

There isn’t.

Don’t feel that way?

Wondering why you aren’t getting hired? Or even a measly interview?

It’s your marketing of you.

Period. End of story. No. Really.

You don’t need to change your hair style or dye it.

Don’t worry about the lighting in your Zoom interview.

Focus on the major ingredients like your job search marketing plan!

Didn’t know you needed one? Or even what that is?

Imagine how much more successful your job search would be if you thought through…

  • Your target market (you have a multi-dimensional one).
  • Their problems and how you’ve solved them.
  • And, the marketing-speak around how you solved them.
  • The need for, uh, YOU!
  • Your special features.
  • Your marketing pitch in short, short-medium, medium, and long form.
  • Your illustrious work history (or, as Coach Andy calls it…your Marketing Document AKA Resume or CV).
  • Your pre-search, search, post-search activities.

I mean, are you as breathless right now as I was when I typed this?!?!

Then, let’s get right to it in How to Market Yourself During Your Job Search!

If you'd like to build a great career and lead a rewarding life, check out some of these other places where I share my teachings:

Check out the milewalk Academy, my coaching and training site, for freemiums and premiums.

I have hundreds of educational and inspirational videos on my YouTube Channel.

Grab any of my three books related to interviewing, hiring, and goal setting. All can be found on my Amazon Author Page.

Follow me on Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, TikTok, and Facebook.

Stay in touch with me in your email inbox by joining my newsletter here!

--Andy

Nov 25, 2022

Go easy on yourself.

You’re a WIP. I’m a WIP.

That’s work in progress.

You are perpetually in a state of change.

Most people don’t realize this. They live their lives every single moment as if they’re complete.

You are an ever-evolving person. Let’s just hope you’re E-volving and not going in the other direction.

It IS possible to do that. Actually, it’s all too easy to do that, in fact.

To make sure that doesn’t happen, I have a little podcast to get you charged up today.

It’s called Realize You Are ALWAYS a Work in Progress.

It’s a shorty, but a goody and I saved it for the day after Thanksgiving for ya.

I know you’re busy relaxing (my Dad says I even rest intensely), but I thought this 5-minute jolt of inspiration would make you smile!

If you'd like to build a great career and lead a rewarding life, check out some of these other places where I share my teachings:

Check out the milewalk Academy, my coaching and training site, for freemiums and premiums.

I have hundreds of educational and inspirational videos on my YouTube Channel.

Grab any of my three books related to interviewing, hiring, and goal setting. All can be found on my Amazon Author Page.

Follow me on Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, TikTok, and Facebook.

Stay in touch with me in your email inbox by joining my newsletter here!

--Andy

Nov 22, 2022

Have you ever taken a job and wondered what they hey????

The employer lied to me in the interview!

This company is so not congenial, autonomous, collaborative. 

There is no work/life balance and the deadlines are horrific.

What gives?

I’ll tell you what gives.

You didn’t ask very good questions.

Or, you didn’t ask your questions the right way.

It is my belief (prolly because I have faith in people) interviewers do not lie to you in the interview.

They respond to the questions you ask, based on the way you ask them, and offer insight into what they think you want to know.

Sounds reasonable to me.

BUT, as in a capital BUT, you need to ask your questions so you’re eliciting proof of their behavior.

You assess their behavior—and likely what you’re getting yourself into—based on actual evidence not theories or circumstantial information.

Trackin’?

Wanna know how?

Listen to How to Ask Questions About a Company’s Culture | The Reverse Critical Behavioral Interview Technique!

Enjoy!

If you'd like to build a great career and lead a rewarding life, check out some of these other places where I share my teachings:

Check out the milewalk Academy, my coaching and training site, for freemiums and premiums.

I have hundreds of educational and inspirational videos on my YouTube Channel.

Grab any of my three books related to interviewing, hiring, and goal setting. All can be found on my Amazon Author Page.

Follow me on Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, TikTok, and Facebook.

Stay in touch with me in your email inbox by joining my newsletter here!

--Andy

Nov 18, 2022

We’re heading into the end of the year, which means your employer, hopefully, is considering giving you a pay raise or a promotion or both. Yeah!

Ever wondered whether you should negotiate your raise?

Let’s not keep you in suspense to which I’ll ask, “Why would you ever not negotiate it?”

Getting paid too much are we? LOL. If that’s you, skip today’s podcast.

But, if you’re like the rest of us grinders, enjoy the show.

The technique is extremely potent when used properly and most employers will never expect it—but it flat out works.

Take a listen to How to Negotiate a Raise During Your Promotion to make sure you get the salary increase you deserve!

If you'd like to build a great career and lead a rewarding life, check out some of these other places where I share my teachings:

Check out the milewalk Academy, my coaching and training site, for freemiums and premiums.

I have hundreds of educational and inspirational videos on my YouTube Channel.

Grab any of my three books related to interviewing, hiring, and goal setting. All can be found on my Amazon Author Page.

Follow me on Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, TikTok, and Facebook.

Stay in touch with me in your email inbox by joining my newsletter here!

--Andy

Nov 15, 2022

I KNOW job searching is tough.

I don’t just teach it, I’ve done it.

I live it with so many of you I feel as if I’m going through it with you.

I thought it was about time I turned the tables and shared with you exactly how I found my last corporate job.

I’m even gonna throw in some bonus pieces about what I did to change my role right after I started.

And, wouldn’t ya know it, all the tactics I used in 2003 way back when dirt was discovered are the exact same ones I teach today.

Here’s a funny. It’s even easier for job seeker’s today than it’s ever been.

That is a capital “T” truth…provided you take the right steps and don’t do something silly like continue to shove your resume into the Applicant Trashing System.

Regaling starts once you fire up the podcast on 9 Steps to Job Search Success | My Personal Story!

If you'd like to build a great career and lead a rewarding life, check out some of these other places where I share my teachings:

Check out the milewalk Academy, my coaching and training site, for freemiums and premiums.

I have hundreds of educational and inspirational videos on my YouTube Channel.

Grab any of my three books related to interviewing, hiring, and goal setting. All can be found on my Amazon Author Page.

Follow me on Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, TikTok, and Facebook.

Stay in touch with me in your email inbox by joining my newsletter here!

--Andy

Nov 11, 2022

Lots of people changing jobs these past few years. Amiright?

But, what about if you’re a beloved, faithful employee?

You know the kind. The ones getting dumped on with extra work when everyone heads for the exits?

Take Catherine for example. She started a new job in March and her direct supervisor quit in June.

She inherited her boss’s responsibilities and wants to know how to get more money if she’s doing more work!

So, I gave her my 5-step process to ask for a raise.

Maybe you can use it too? Or, maybe you can consider this technique when negotiating your new job offer?

Oh, the possibilities of applying this technique are endless!

So, make sure to join me for today’s podcast on How to Ask for a Pay Raise When You Get More Responsibilities!

If you'd like to build a great career and lead a rewarding life, check out some of these other places where I share my teachings:

Check out the milewalk Academy, my coaching and training site, for freemiums and premiums.

I have hundreds of educational and inspirational videos on my YouTube Channel.

Grab any of my three books related to interviewing, hiring, and goal setting. All can be found on my Amazon Author Page.

Follow me on Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, TikTok, and Facebook.

Stay in touch with me in your email inbox by joining my newsletter here!

--Andy

Nov 8, 2022

Right now, it’s hiring silly season for employers and they’re interviewing job candidates like crazy.

Don’t believe any career coach who tells you to slow down your search.

Everyone is SO NOT out on holiday.

Companies are panicking because they’re looking at their 2023 budgets and wondering where on Earth they’re gonna get all the great new employees to work those projects.

I keep telling every employer I know they don’t need to look any further than Andy’s community!

Amiright?

How about today I give you one very sweet video to help you impress the job interviewer over and over and over until your new payday?

I’ll cover how to capture their attention right after you get the obligatory “Hello!” outta your mouth?

And, when you intro yourself “at length!”

And, how about when you answer a “real” job interview question?

And, when YOU ask a question!

And, when you close the deal!

It’s tough to dazzle and dazzle and dazzle, but it won’t be after today.

Join me for this week’s new podcast on How to Impress the Job Interviewers at Every Stage!

If you'd like to build a great career and lead a rewarding life, check out some of these other places where I share my teachings:

1. Check out the milewalk Academy, my coaching and training site, for freemiums and premiums.

2. I have hundreds of educational and inspirational videos on my YouTube Channel.

3. Grab any of my three books related to interviewing, hiring, and goal setting. All can be found on my Amazon Author Page.

4. Follow me on Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, TikTok, and Facebook.

5. Stay in touch with me in your email inbox by joining my newsletter here!

--Andy

Nov 4, 2022

Is your network helping you?

They want to. More than you know.

They just need a little help from you. It’s true.

I’ve talked long and hard about this throughout the years. Put oh so many videos and podcasts out there on the Internet-z about networking.

Let’s see…

I’ve talked about how to network when you’re job searching, turning applications into networking opps, using networking groups, fixing referral mistakes, and, of course, how to actually build a professional network. I even talked about crafting the perfect networking message. You can check out an entire playlist here if you want.

Today, I’m bringing you a podcast on why it’s so important to be networking right now.

Whether you’re job searching, building your network for the future, or applying to college (yes, this too!), networking works if you do it the right way!

If you'd like to build a great career and lead a rewarding life, check out some of these other places where I share my teachings:

1. Check out the milewalk Academy, my coaching and training site, for freemiums and premiums.

2. I have hundreds of educational and inspirational videos on my YouTube Channel.

3. Grab any of my three books related to interviewing, hiring, and goal setting. All can be found on my Amazon Author Page.

4. Follow me on Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, TikTok, and Facebook.

5. Stay in touch with me in your email inbox by joining my newsletter here!

--Andy

Nov 1, 2022

Tell me…is there anything more difficult than taking your “entire” life, your purpose, and your mission and trying to share it…quickly? So someone can remember it?

Challenge Alert: How quickly can you introduce yourself?

Speed matters. Impact matters. And, you need to be memorable!

What if I promised you a great way to introduce yourself at an interview, in an email, on your LinkedIn headline, at a job fair, or at a network event?

Would you take me up on it? Spend a few minutes with me?

You’re in luck.

In today’s podcast, I’ll teach you the external and internal value of having this super tight, powerful pitch, three key components to include, and the exact sentence structure (remember, I’m a pleaser not a teaser).

Join me for How to Describe Yourself in One Sentence | The Elevator Pitch!

If you'd like to build a great career and lead a rewarding life, check out some of these other places where I share my teachings:

1. Check out the milewalk Academy, my coaching and training site, for freemiums and premiums.

2. I have hundreds of educational and inspirational videos on my YouTube Channel.

3. Grab any of my three books related to interviewing, hiring, and goal setting. All can be found on my Amazon Author Page.

4. Follow me on Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, TikTok, and Facebook.

5. Stay in touch with me in your email inbox by joining my newsletter here!

--Andy

Oct 28, 2022

Many want it. The good life.

The few. They want the great life.

The rest. What’s left. You guessed it. They pursue heights so high that most people dismiss them as unattainable.

Whichever group you’re in, I know you’ll eventually pursue some personal Mount Everest.

You know the one I’m talking about. The one that, somewhere along the climb, makes you question your choices.

Whether it’s a project that takes a week that seems like “the longest week ever” or 20 years to pursue your life’s dream, you’re gonna encounter the “B” word.

If you haven’t encountered the B word, you’re probably settling.

Ouch.

True.

Burnout happens.

Ask anyone who’s pursued a worthy dream.

It’s not if. It’s when.

No shortcut ever gave you what you deserved nor ever will.

The long and worthy road is filled with a few…”Hang on. I gotta catch my breaths.”

I want to help you make sure you get what you deserve, so I’m giving you a bit of my formula on how I manage to “enjoy the doing” during the lengthy pursuits of my biggest goals.

Join me and Celia for How to Avoid Burnout when Working Toward Your Goals!

If you'd like to build a great career and lead a rewarding life, check out some of these other places where I share my teachings:

1. Check out the milewalk Academy, my coaching and training site, for freemiums and premiums.

2. I have hundreds of educational and inspirational videos on my YouTube Channel.

3. Grab any of my three books related to interviewing, hiring, and goal setting. All can be found on my Amazon Author Page.

4. Follow me on Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter.

5. Stay in touch with me in your email inbox by joining my newsletter here!

--Andy

Oct 25, 2022

Ever feel like you’re working hard on your job search, but you’re not getting the output you’d expect?

Or, maybe you’re just not sure how to allocate your time each day to search?

You might have all day to work your job search or only an hour in the evening.

Either way, I’d like to help you get more out of your time and effort.

A few weeks ago, one of my #BOOTCAMPERS Cisco asked…

“Time management and routine when job searching is key as we all know it. Networking, boss hunting, etc. will need to take a significant chunk of our time. [….] How do you recommend we balance our time and energy because I often feel guilty for not spending all my time on “feeding the funnel” versus [other activities] which have actual [long-term] measurable value and deliverables?”

Do you feel this way or wonder this?

Good news.

This week’s podcast is my conversation with Cisco on how I apply this in my life and how I suggest approaching it in your job search.

Enjoy How to Improve Your Job Search Productivity and let’s start getting you more job interviews and offers!

If you'd like to build a great career and lead a rewarding life, check out some of these other places where I share my teachings:

1. Check out the milewalk Academy, my coaching and training site, for freemiums and premiums.

2. I have hundreds of educational and inspirational videos on my YouTube Channel.

3. Grab any of my three books related to interviewing, hiring, and goal setting. All can be found on my Amazon Author Page.

4. Follow me on Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, and TikTok.

5. Stay in touch with me in your email inbox by joining my newsletter here!

--Andy

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