Thanks to everyone who participated in our inaugural Connection Counselor Survey!
Below is an infographic summary of the results, plus some resources that may help.
Stay on the lookout for the next Connection Counselor survey in July...
Below are some of my best suggestions for addressing the issues that came up during the survey.
If you'd like to discuss more, reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
1.) GETTING A JOB
Get a resume and LinkedIn makeover - Lynda Spiegal is a dear friend who runs Rising Star Resumes, a highly rated resume and LinkedIn profile service. With 14 years of experience in human resources, Lynda understands how recruiters and hiring managers think when they're looking to hire.
Read EZPZ articles on interviewing by going to www.connectioncounselor.com/blog and typing “interview” in the Search box. You will find articles to help you deal with your job search better like this one: “Change Your Perspective, Nail the Interview”
Listen to "Why It Works" on Successful Interviews with Julia Shamis, who is a recruiting and career services professional. We explore why an interview is not an interrogation, how to foolproof your day of the interview commute, and the silliest, most tragic way to blow a job offer.
2.) YOUR BUSINESS
Read Book Yourself Solid, by Michael Port to learn how to get more clients than you can handle, even if you hate marketing and selling. 93% of small business owners who use the system see a 40% increase in their revenues in the first year.
Watch the Connection Counselor’s video on “Driving Customers” from the #NLV2019 conference in Atlanta, Georgia. Special thanks to my partner-in-crime and co-presenter Michael "Fritz" Fritzius - President at Arch DevOps.
3.) GAME OF THRONES
Read Workplace Poker: Are You Playing the Game, or Just Getting Played? by Dan Rust to learn how to live beyond Season 1 of your job.
Read Radical Candor, by Kim Scott to learn how to give and receive feedback and communicate in a way that makes everyone better at their jobs.
Listen to “Why It Works” on Performance Management with Gail Smith-McCarthy where we explore the role of hardship in success, how to manage and motivate your people despite limited resources, and what it means to practice sustainable leadership.
4.) WORK ZEN
Listen to “Why It Works” on Brave Leadership with author and speaker Kimberly Davis where we explore the role of fear in pursuing your goals, the power of discovering your Super Objective, and how to overcome barriers to living the life you are meant to lead.
Read The Now Habit: A Strategic Program for Overcoming Procrastination and Enjoying Guilt-Free Play By Neil Fiore, Ph.D. for a fresh and powerful perspective on the causes of procrastination and how to overcome them to be your most productive self.
5.) TOP GUN
Learn by taking the Connection Counselor’s course the EZPZ Public Speaking Makeover series, which will teach you how to deliver a great public speaking performance. The first module, Overcoming Your Fear of Public Speaking is FREE and is only 10 minutes long, so what do you have to lose?
Read Simply Said: Communicating Better at Work and Beyond, by Jay Sullivan to learn how to be a more effective communicator at work and beyond.
Read the EZPZ article “It’s Not Who You Know…” to learn an important secret about effective Networking…and get more cowbell.
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