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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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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

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