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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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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

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