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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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Jun 27, 2023

We’re not in a recession at the moment, but I don’t like to be late to the party.

Even if we enter a recession, I don’t want you to panic for a few reasons.

First, panic doesn’t do anyone any good.

Second, you have me.

Third, there are always opportunities for you regardless of whether your world is zigging or zagging.

You just need the right perspective.

How you look at something has almost everything to do with what you see.

For example, here’s how I process the world…

When the market goes up, people need my job searching services to max out their job opps and crank up their pay.

When the market goes down, people need my job searching services to overcome the more difficult challenges in getting hired.

When some industries zig, others zag. At any moment, some people need my “crank up your pay” services and others need my “overcome challenges” services.

I’m ALWAYS needed.

Think I’m unique? Think again.

Same goes for you.

It’s all in how you choose to look at it.

Recently, Rachel, one of my beloved #BOOTCAMPERS, asked me, “Which industries do you predict are most likely to grow during this economic downturn?”

First, I clarified for her, we are not in an economic downturn.

Sure, the news people might be doing their level best to scare you. That’s the thing about “the news.” They only talk about the tiniest of extremes. If it bleeds, it leads. They’re in business (yes, business) to make money, not be a public service that actually delivers “the news.”

They package up the most sensationalized extremes to get your eyes, ears, clicks, etc. You think what you’re seeing is pervasive and normal. Then you become frightened. Then you call your children and tell them to stay in the house.

Andy Sunshine is here to tell, that while you’re allowed to have rough stretches, all is generally wonderful and he wants to make YOUR world a better place.

So, after I clarified that bit of economic reality for Rachel, I gave her the goods on HOW to think through which markets will thrive and HOW to think through your job search should your particular industry take a turn for the worse.

Take in this week’s podcast on How to Job Search During a Recession and learn exactly how to maneuver through any employment environment.

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

Jun 23, 2023

If you’re struggling to reach the heights you know you can, there are some mindset and tactical approaches you can take to make a huge difference. Dialing in the right drivers helps too.

Today’s podcast is about how who you want to be and why you want to be can shape the way you use your talents and skills to become all you can be.

You’ll also get the inside talk on what makes me me and how you can become the best you you can be.

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

Jun 20, 2023

There’s Mount Olympus Mons. The tallest mountain in the solar system. True.

Or, if you haven’t been to Mars to climb that doozie, perhaps you wanna hike up Mount Everest here on Earth. I hear Asia is lovely this time of year.

Honestly, though, I just care about climbing Mount Andy.

Maybe you want to focus on climbing Mount Whatever-Your-Name-Is.

That’s what life is all about. Climbing your personal mountain.

(Wouldn’t it be totally cool if you actually had a mountain named after you?)

Anyhow, since you’re readying my newsletter and I talk about careers, let’s make this message about being the best version of you you can be.

To cap off my solar system metaphor, today’s podcast is about motivating you to reach for the stars.

Let’s get rolling with The Step You Must Take to Maximize Your Career 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

Jun 13, 2023

“Show me the money,” said every job candidate ever!

More is always better. We don’t need to be greedy and money isn’t everything, but it’s something.

All I care about is you get paid what you deserve or at least what makes you happy.

Today, I’ve got two wonderful Jedi-mind tricks where the employers won’t know what else to do but give you more money.

Please enjoy the 2-tip medley and think of me with every automatic deposit.

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

Jun 6, 2023

Can you just tell me what you want so I can eliminate you from this wonderful position because I can’t satisfy your needs?

Good. Grief.

Why do employer’s ask stupid questions.

Maybe, if I was going easy on them, I’d ask, “Why do employers not ask questions the right way?”

I mean, the way that’d yield the actual info they need to make a good decision about hiring you.

Have you ever been asked in an interview, “What are you looking for in your next role?”

Did that question make you sweat and break out in the heebie-jeebies?

It should have. Because it’s a Yes/No question the employer is answering for themselves based on the several words that are about to come out of your mouth.

The interviewer just wants some assurance you’re interested in the role.

No good can come of you answering this question in any detail or with any specifics.

At best, you’re letting the interviewer know you are essentially interested in the job you’re interviewing for.

At worst, you’re saying something that eliminates you because it doesn’t fit.

Wondering what to do? Say? As in exactly say?

Let’s get to 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

 

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