When One Door Closes Another Opens

“If you can show people how to build castles, make sure you do not neglect building and nurturing your own.”
― Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem


“My mind rebels at stagnation. Give me problems, give me work, give me the most abstruse cryptogram, or the most intricate analysis, and I am in my own proper atmosphere. I can dispense with artificial stimulants. But I abhor the dull routine of existence. I crave for mental exaltation. That is why I have chosen my own particular profession, or rather created it, for I am the only one in the world.”
― Arthur Conan Doyle, The Sign of Four


“I now have anti-bodies to assholes after working for so many.”
― Crystal Woods, Write like no one is reading
“(Georgie) Two hundred years later and it’s exactly the same thing. You want to spend every single moment with your children and still have a fulfilling life at work.”
― Nancy Woodruff, My Wife’s Affair
“I was very lucky to be offered a lovely piece of property to build a career on. I started building a house on it, but it wasn’t necessarily a house I would want to live in. So I ripped down that house, and I worked with these great lumberjacks to build a really cool cabin—a place I want to drink whiskey in and hang out until the sun rises.”
― Vanessa Carlton
“God help me, he thought. God help all us poor wretches who could create and find we must lose our hearts for it because we cannot afford to spend our time at it. (“Mad House”)”
― Richard Matheson, Collected Stories, Vol. 1
“Yet for quixotic reasons–namely, that I enjoyed writing obits–I had decided to scale back on articles about city life in order to write exclusively about the city’s dead. For even less money. It was a strange and inexplicable career move.”
― Avi Steinberg, Running the Books: The Adventures of an Accidental Prison Librarian
“It’s not that I want to work for Williams-Sonoma, per se, it’s just that you guys have the money and I don’t.”
― FAXBoy
“Once lay down the rule that the job comes first and you throw that job open to every individual, man or woman, fat or thin, tall or short, ugly or beautiful, who is able to do that job better than the rest of the world.”
― Dorothy L. Sayers, Are Women Human? Astute and Witty Essays on the Role of Women in Society
“When one door closes another opens but all too often there is a long hallway in between. ”
― Rick Jarow, The Ultimate Anti-Career Guide: The Inner Path to Finding Your Work in the World

Your Most Important “Want” Should Be The One You Can Control

“In the early days all I hoped was to make a living out of what I did best. But, since there’s no real market for masturbation I had to fall back on my bass playing abilities.”
― Les Claypool


“As much as I would really like to have saved myself heartache, embarrassment or gossip, I also know that my biggest mistakes have turned into my best lessons. And sometimes my greatest career triumphs. If my life had been turbulence-free, maybe my music would be beige, maybe the stadiums wouldn’t be full and the mantle would be a little more empty.”
― Taylor Swift


“After all, people may really have in them some vocation which is not quite plain to themselves, may they not? They may seem idle and weak because they are growing. We should be very patient with each other, I think.”
― George Eliot, Middlemarch


“If I never got to make a living doing what I loved, I’d still do it–for fun and for free.”
― Susan E. Isaacs, Angry Conversations with God: A Snarky but Authentic Spiritual Memoir


“Happiness does not come from a job. It comes from knowing what you truly value, and behaving in a way that’s consistent with those beliefs.”
― Mike Rowe


“Every industrious man, in every lawful calling, is a useful man. And one principal reason why men are so often useless is that they neglect their own profession or calling, and divide and shift their attention among a multiplicity of objects and pursuits.”
― Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Every time you worry that you could get trapped in some kind of work you don’t care about, you’re dealing with the problem of meaningfulness. I guarantee that in the back of your mind is the thought that somehow you have to make a contribution to something, be acknowledged, do something that matters–or you’re just fooling around.”
― Barbara Sher, I Could Do Anything If I Only Knew What It Was: How to Discover What You Really Want and How to Get It


“Your most important “want” should be the one you can control!”
― Shannon L. Alder

The Dynamics Of Object Management

Project management is one of the broad concepts which is very crucial for anyone who is working in the corporate world. There are so many different sub-topics that are a part of this module. If you want to be really adept at the work you do, it is important to be skilled in project management. Let us shift our focus on some of the core aspects pertaining to this topic.

One of the key things which you need to understand is the project management process. This step once again can be divided into 5 separate phases and these include

  • Initiation
  • Planning
  • Execution
  • Monitoring
  • Control

Now you have to understand that all these 5 steps are really important for any project to run smoothly. Whenever you have been assigned a project, you should first set the base for the initiation and check out the details associated with it. The triggering of the first step would be called as the initiation. Sometimes, people take ages to being a project and this could lead to unwanted stalling of the project.

The next phase would be planning. Here, even before you start executing the sequential steps, it gets important to plan the processes ahead. A lot of projects which either fair or get delayed happen because of inefficient second phase. It is important to sit with the team and plan the next moves and let each of the contributing members understand their role. Until and unless you have a clear action plan, how are things even going to work out?

The third stage would be execution. Once you have the whole blueprint ready, you will need to start executing them. Simply spending time planning endless tasks and executing none is never going to reap any kind of advantage. When you have made the blueprint ready, you then need to make sure that your plans are put into action.

The next stage would be monitoring. Often what we plan and what gets executed do not really tally. In such cases, it is important to monitor the different details. Until and unless you keep an eye on the different millstones and check if the sub-segments are being executed in a timely manner, things won’t work out the way it is supposed to.

The final phase is the control wherein you watch the deliverables and check the action to be taken. If you find that the final outcome is in tandem with the projected outcome, you can exit the project. If changes are needed or feedback has to be sought, the right controls need to be implemented and accordingly, the action has to be taken.

So, it is really important to get a clear idea regarding how the project should be carried out. When you give your best and you are willing to work on the dynamics of the project in an efficient manner, your company should be able to witness the right kind of results.

Even those who are appearing for their PMP exam need to get the basics of project management right or else their chances of clearing it will be very negligible. Another key point which we want to add here is that under no circumstance should you mix perfect life cycle with project management processes. They are quite different and cannot be used interchangeably. So, you should get the basics right.

Those who would like a little more help and guidance in this regard so as to understand the difference between project management processes and project lifecycle; they should make it a point to check out the videos on YouTube by Deniz. He uses the right approach and ideas.

The Resume Objective Roles

Have you tried filing your resume yet? You must already have an idea as to how important the resume really is. Even before you get an interview call, your résumé is meticulously analyzed to ascertain if you are a good enough hire when it comes to the job. Until and unless, the selection panel really feels that your resume looks tailored for the job, they are likely to not even ask you to come for the job interview. This necessitates the need to work on your resume lest all your effort of preparing for the big interview would be wasted.

Focusing on the resume

Coming to the resume, you need to know that it has several parts in it. It is your duty and responsibility to make sure that you are aware of the importance of each of these parts and you can also visit this https://thecareermastery.com/career-tips/resume-objective/ to get additional insight about the topic. Here, we are going to shift our focus on the resume objective and illustrate the importance of this segment.

Imagine a case wherein there is a vacancy for 15 candidates. However, on various occasions, firms do not mention the exact number of vacancies which are present. The number of applications which are submitted ends up being 125 approximately. So, do you really think that the selection panel is going to meticulously study every single résumé when they are going to interview a maximum of 35 people? In such cases, to curtail the time spent, it is the resume objective section which is often scanned to determine which candidate deserves an interview call.

So, your fate might be dependent on how good your résumé objective is. Now that you can understand the importance, let us shift our focus on how to write it in a compelling manner.

What does a resume objective look like?

If you take a close look at resume objective, you will find that ideally it should sum up your candidature and explain what you aspire for. Your objective should give a brief snapshot of the skills you possess, the goals you have and what you aim to do with your career.

Owing to the kind of use it will serve and the content, it is important to have the résumé objective tailored for the specific job and not have ‘one size, fits all’ logic here. Based on the job you are applying to, you should tweak your résumé objective in a way that it seems to suit the job in the most desired manner.

These are some of the things you need to keep in mind. If you are still looking for more tips on this matter, we recommend checking out the expert article by Deniz, a former PWC employee at The Career Mastery. The depth of the content and the efficiency of his tips will surely leave you mighty impressed.

Remember, every effort that you put is going to leave you happy and satisfied. The joy of finally getting your dream job is unmatched and worth every single thing. So, give in your very best. And don’t forget to read my previous post here for more great tips and guides.

Landing Interview Calls – The Steps

Are you worried about your career? Are you looking for the possible ways by which you can land an interview call so that you might just get hired? The problem of unemployment is very grim. There are so many people who are toiling hard in order to find the right kind of job which can help them make their both ends meet.

As it is often difficult to get a job, a lot of us end up getting hopeless and we even give up the quest of landing an interview call. If you too seem to have succumbed to the same problem, here we are going to give you some pointers on how to handle this problem.

Your mind strength

The law of attraction says that we are the thoughts we attract. It is really important to believe that we have it in us to work things out. You need to have that positive ring in and around you which makes you believe that success is just around the corner. If you keep a pessimistic bent of mind, you will merely be setting the foundation for embracing failure.

So, you should sharpen your intellectual prowess and embrace the positive vibes. Believe that you are talented enough to get the job you want, it is merely the time which is going to vary. When you have a positive mindset, you will find that things will take a turn for the good.

Your personality and confidence

These are two very important things. Job interviews are not merely conducted via job boards and application forms. Many times, it may so happen that some people can chip in references and recommendations and it might land you an interview call. This is why you should always have a charming personality and the good amount of confidence as well.

This way if someone is really impressed with the way you conduct yourself, they might recommend you and who knows you might be asked to submit your application for the screening of the test.  So, you should spend in ample time to ensure that you are working on the kind of personality you have and also the confidence levels as well.

These are some of the important points which you have to bear in mind.  Once you get an interview call, remember that you have to make the most of the chance which has been given to you. There are a lot of applicants who may be vying for the same spot. So, you need to ensure that you give in your 100 percent for the interview. All it takes is one good interview and you might get your dream job.

If you would like more resources that can help you land interviews, we strongly recommend checking out LIG program. It has some of the finest courses which have also been recommended by some of the top names in the industry.

If you are unemployed, do not let the stress eat into your mind. You should try and work on the ways by which you can land an interview call and subsequently convert it.