Are You Up for the Challenge?

Are You Up for the Challenge?

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Join me and iVillage to take charge of your career.

sweatbandHere at TheLadders we like a good challenge. In the office we’re always pushing ourselves to work harder so we can help find the right person for the right job, better. Off the job, many of us train and compete together in co-ed sports leagues and triathlon competitions.  

Right now the office is already preparing for their summer races, including the J.P. Morgan Chases Corporate Challenge® and Aquaphor® New York City Triathlon®. And our very own CEO and Co-founder Alex Douzet has a slew of IRONMAN competitions entered into his mobile calendar.

Challenges can be good. They help us break down big projects into smaller, manageable tasks so we can take action. They can also motivate us when we’ve lost sight of our goals in life and in the workplace.

That’s why I’m proud to announce that we’ve teamed up iVillage for their Take Charge of Your Career Community Challenge®. If your job search has stalled or your current position has lost its luster, now’s the time to spring into action!

Starting this Monday, I’ll send you daily emails with advice to help you explore your career path, give your professional brand a facelift, build your career network, and negotiate your compensation or promotion. Whether you’re just starting out, looking for a promotion or to change jobs, this challenge will give you the tools and skills to get ahead in your career.

Sign up for this free Challenge to get your Career Resolutions back on track before Memorial Day. Here are a few tips to get ready for the challenge ahead:

Pencil us in

When you’re preparing for a competition, it’s important to dedicate time each week to properly. For this career challenge, you’ll also need to set aside time to work toward your goals. Take out your calendar now and block off time over the next four weeks so you can put my tips into practice.

Join with a friend

I’ve always found it easier to stick to a routine when I’m not alone. Find a friend or loved one who’s reconsidering their career or in the job hunt and sign up for the Challenge together. Work on your assignments together to keep on track and make the process more fun.

Celebrate the milestones

It can take a lot of time to reach your goals, whether you are eying a promotion at work or looking to change jobs entirely. I’m going to give you a lot of small assignments to work on throughout this challenge. Consider every assignment you complete to be a mini-victory towards your ultimate goal, and celebrate it as such.

I look forward to working with you over the next four weeks. Please click on the following links to learn more iVillage’s Take Charge of Your Career Community Challenge®. 

Amanda Augustine is the Job Search Expert for TheLadders. She provides job search and career guidance for professionals looking to make their next career move. Have a question for Amanda? Submit your question here for a chance to have it answered in her weekly column, and be sure to follow  @JobSearchAmanda on Twitter and “Like” her on Facebook for up-to-the-minute job-search advice.

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