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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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May 21, 2024

Here’s a line straight out of The Zebra Code

“Always remember, your success, in anything, will have more to do with where you place your attention than your ability.”

There are no truer words when it comes to your job search.

Most people think their history matters. (Not really.)

Others think their skills matter. (Not if you keep talking about them.)

Others, the even sillier ones, think keywords matter. (Dear Lordy.)

Let’s talk philosophy today.

Some tactics too.

Let’s toss in a dash of focus. Energy.

With a splash of metaphysics.

Dang.

How ‘bout I just whip you up a three-courser of a job search, interview, and salary negotiation.

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 (X), TikTok, Threads, and Facebook.

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

--Andy

May 7, 2024

Are you getting paid what you’re worth?

That was actually a trick question because there’s absolutely no way for you to know exactly what you’re worth.

You’re worth is dependent on what someone else is willing to pay for you at this exact moment in time.

You are like a stock, a house, or anything else whose value is determined by someone else’s desires, needs, challenges, and other factors which you know very little about.

Even though your daily worth is a mystery, there are ways to determine what a potential employer feels you are worth—today.

Wouldn’t you know it? I have a video to help you better understand how to discover this.

Inside, you’ll hear me say funny stuff like, “Salary negotiation is not a transactional event. You do not win a salary negotiation. What you do… is from the time you send a cover letter and a resume or apply online or boss hunt […] from that moment with everything you do and everything you say and everything you don’t do and everything you don’t say until the time you counter their job offer […] that’s the negotiation.”

Gimme 17 minutes and 43 seconds of your life. It’ll be worth it. Pun totally intended.

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 (X), TikTok, Threads, and Facebook.

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

--Andy

May 1, 2024

If you don’t have recruiters and hiring officials and other important people in-boxing you on a daily basis, this podcast is for you! Checkout 7 Must-Know LinkedIn Tips That Get You Noticed to get yourself the right profile and professional brand that attracts employers and recruiters and potential colleagues!

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 (X), TikTok, Threads, and Facebook.

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

--Andy

Apr 21, 2024

Coming to you today with a wonderful podcast on 4 essentials assets every job seeker must have.

I’m continuing my discussion from Friday’s podcast when I covered how AI will affect the 2024 job market.

I want you to be prepared for everything!

Now, when it comes to the assets, you have a resume don’t you?

That’s one of the four, but the least important of them all.

In today’s podcast, you’ll learn what these assets are and how to develop and maintain the two most critical ones so you can—at any time—prove your true value to any employer!

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 (X), TikTok, Threads, and Facebook.

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

--Andy

Apr 19, 2024

Enjoy this podcast on How AI Will Affect the 2024 Job Market. Run time = 10:18. It’s intense. And awesome.

While I claim I cannot predict the future, I do have this incredible knack for seeing around corners.

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 (X), TikTok, Threads, and Facebook.

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

--Andy

Apr 16, 2024

I want to thank you for reading this line.

I know if you just did, you must have some level of faith in me as your coach.

Or, at a minimum, think I have something to offer to help you improve your career.

So, again, thank for that and your attention in general.

Today, I want to share some powerful perspectives with you.

I genuinely believe, if you want to live a successful life, it requires no skills and no talents, but it does require some other ingredients.

Join me to learn what they are and how you can achieve mastery of anything you want.

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 (X), TikTok, Threads, and Facebook.

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

--Andy

Apr 9, 2024

I get this one a lot.

"Coach, I’m getting stock [or RSUs, ISOs, PIUs, Phantom, etc. etc.] as part of my compensation package.  How do I value this? How do I gauge what the right amount is?"

FYI…that’s Restricted Stock Units, Incentive Stock Options, Profit Interest Units, Phantom Stock (yes, it’s a thing) and several other variations of stock-ish type compensation.

Well, like just about everything everybody ever asks me, this comes down to a number of considerations and what’s important to you.

There is no cookie-cutter formula however, I’m never at a loss for ways to help you consider your options (see what I did right there?).

Join me today for What to Know About Startup Equity When Negotiating Your Job Offer!

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 (X), TikTok, Threads, and Facebook.

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

--Andy

Apr 2, 2024

Today, I’m running through the “You’re overqualified,” scenario which, unfortunately, all-too-many job seekers hear.

I mean, if they think this, why are they even talking to you?

It’s a veiled concern about your fit or salary or whatever.

We all know it.

But, does that mean we need to throw in the towel?

You know I’m all about the art of the possible…

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 (X), TikTok, Threads, and Facebook.

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

--Andy

Mar 26, 2024

Coming at you today with a full-on lesson on career-building moves.

10 of them.

This is an Andy-filled-smorgasbord of tips, tactics, strategies, and other not-easily-classifiable magic tricks to help you get ahead, stay ahead, and basically enjoy your career and life.

It’s not a shorty.

It’s not a shorty because no short cut ever gave you what you deserved in life.

But these 52 minutes and 28 seconds will change your life.

I mean, assuming you take them in and assimilate them into your day-in and day-out routines.

Watching the video is free.

Attaining your goals is not.

It requires payment in the form of sweat.

Time to start beading…

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 (X), TikTok, Threads, and Facebook.

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

--Andy

Mar 12, 2024

Every week, I meet individually with 15-18 people to help them with their job searches, interviews, and salary negotiations.

Inevitably, I get questions such as…

“Coach, I had this interview. The recruiter talked the entire time. Didn’t ask me a single question. What should I have done?”

“Andy, the interviewer started the interview with ‘What questions do you have for me?’ and I wasn’t sure what to do! Why would they do that?”

“How should I answer a question like, ‘Why shouldn’t we hire you?’”

You get the idea.

Stomach turning.

No more.

Let’s put these and other odd situations to bed once and for all!

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 (X), TikTok, Threads, and Facebook.

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

--Andy

Mar 5, 2024

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 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.

Burnout especially happens during the month of March.

Why March? Seems like such a nice month, doesn’t it?

People generally set lofty goals during January. (Fairly obvi.)

Some quit before the month is over.

Some make it until February before they throw in the towel.

If you’re still hanging on in March…

You guessed it.

Fatigue sets in.

Andy Sunshine is here to tell you, “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.

Just in time to save you from the March burnout.

Let’s roll. And keep rolling…

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 (X), TikTok, Threads, and Facebook.

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

--Andy

Feb 27, 2024

Today, I’m dropping one of those podcasts that was impossible to title properly to encapsulate the full impact of the resume writing and interviewing tips and the relationship between the two.

It teaches how your résumé affects what questions a job interviewer will ask you.

You’ll also be able to immediately detect, based on the questions the interviewer is asking, whether you’re crushing it or digging yourself out of a hole.

Of course, if you listen, you’ll be able to avoid that entire “hole” thing altogether.

So much goodness in less than six minutes!

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 (X), TikTok, Threads, and Facebook.

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

--Andy

Feb 13, 2024

I spent every single day between December 3rd, 2022 and May 30th, 2023 working on something that really matters me—writing a book that’ll help you achieve a level of career attainment and satisfaction that matches your abilities.

Of course, you didn’t know I was doing that. And, you won’t be able to hold my little beauty until August 6, 2024. (You can, however, pre-order it here!)

Even so, that doesn’t mean we can’t do some sneak previewing between now and then.

See, my two least favorite words in any language are “unrealized potential.”

It literally hurt me to type them.

The sad fact is most people (at least most I’ve ever met) spend their entire careers in jobs well below their talent level.

Might you be?

Why do you think this is?

My opinion is “professional growth” is a maze. Honestly.

Have you ever felt lost, unsure of which skills to prioritize, or how to chart your career path effectively?

These are common challenges many people face, resulting in unrealized potential (ouch, again) and missed opportunities.

In our professional, that is, post-academic world, traditional guidance is scarce and we’re left to figure it out on our own.

It’s helpful to have an experienced professor-like mentor who comes equipped with a structured syllabus of the most-impactful professional skills and sequenced lessons to help you navigate the intricacies of career development.

One that can help you craft and implement your personalized, effective, strategic career growth plan. (This would be moi if that wasn’t obvi.)

Pause for a second. Humor me. Can you imagine a future where your career aligns perfectly with your abilities? One where you consistently achieve success and satisfaction?

Like virtually everything in our world today, it’s only a click away…

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 (X), TikTok, Threads, and Facebook.

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

--Andy

Feb 6, 2024

Do you get exhausted trying to think about every question a job interviewer could ask?

And preparing your interview responses?

And trying to remember everything?

Only to clam up or forget or sound like a robot?

There is a better way…

To make your interview stories powerful.

To reduce your prep time.

To not forgetting.

I’ve got THE 5 steps I’d take.

This 20-minute podcast will save you hours of agony not to mention poor interview performances.

Once you listen to this, you’ll wonder why you didn’t think of doing it this 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 (X), TikTok, Threads, and Facebook.

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

--Andy

Jan 30, 2024

It’s still January, which means technically I’m trending if I talk about goal setting.

Are you achieving yours? Goals that is?

I’m not really a goal-setter per se, as much as I strive to be an accomplish-er.

And, I guess now that I’ve written that previous sentence and am too lazy to go back and change it, I’ll just correct it here...

I have never arrived as much as I am always “on arrival.”

I don’t really accomplish, as much as I enjoy.

The joy is in the doing I like to say.

Sure, I touchdown from time to time. Some might misconstrue my pitstops as accomplishments.

But I strive to live in a state of progression.

Nothing is ever the destination.

Even so, if you’re interested in my tactics to climb the ladder of life, just like most things these days, it’s a click away…

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 (X), TikTok, Threads, and Facebook.

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

--Andy

Jan 25, 2024

Today, I’m decoding job descriptions. If you’re wondering what that entails, that’s me doing some Andy x-ray vision and taking a run at predicting the future (interview, salary negotiation, etc.) simply by seeing a job description.

I can even go backwards with what your resume should say.

I’m an all-directions kinda guy that way.

This is one of those podcasts where it might be helpful to see the visuals. If you’re interested, it’s also here on my YouTube Channel!

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 (X), TikTok, Threads, and Facebook.

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

--Andy

Jan 15, 2024

Today, we’re talking how to prove your value to employers.

Easiest way to do that is to show them how you can help them achieve their goals.

To do that, you need to know what their goals are.

Good news for you is I’m old and wise and have lots of employer tread on my tires.

Serving it up today.

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 (X), TikTok, Threads, and Facebook.

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

--Andy

Jan 9, 2024

Lemme ask ya.

Is there anything more confusing than job titles when it comes to job searching and your career planning?

I think not.

Have you ever wondered…

Do job titles matter? Does anyone care?

How do I explain my title when no one outside my company knows what system engineer III means? Should I apply for lower-level titles to increase my chances of getting a job?

Can I apply to higher level jobs when I’m qualified but my title doesn’t indicate that?

Uh. Wait. Do I need to explain to future job interviewers that I had more responsibility in this manager role than my previous director role?

Coverage and answers to all this in today’s podcast…

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 (X), TikTok, Threads, and Facebook.

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

--Andy

Jan 2, 2024

Happy New Year!

Let’s start the New Year with a BANG! Shall we?

Full-fledged job search podcast today.

5 major tips (which actually means 18 tips by Andy math) on how to ramp up your job search results in 2024!

I’m covering a major doozy from what I consider to be the 5 big phases on an effective search.

Inside, I hit getting your requirements in order, resume stuff, actual job searching, interviewing, and negotiation.

Took me 45:32 to get that all in.

So, pour the coffee or cocktail depending on whether it’s 5 AM or 5 PM by you, and enjoy the show!

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 (X), TikTok, Threads, and Facebook.

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

--Andy

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