[E-book] 4 Steps to Creating Career Independence


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In this e-book, CAREEREALISM Founder, J.T. O'Donnell shares exactly why women fail to find career satisfaction on their own terms. More importantly, she walks women through the steps they need to take to break free from a dead-end career path and find the professional happiness they want and deserve.

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[E-book] 4 Steps to Creating Career Independence

  1. 1. The 10 NEW Career Commandments 4 Steps to CreatingCareer IndependenceAN E-BOOK FOR WOMEN WHO WANT TO OWN THEIR FUTURE... NOT BE CONTROLLED BY IT J.T. ODonnell Founder All rights reserved. Cannot be reproduced or distributed without consent from J.T. ODonnell. E-mail: info@careerealism.com | Twitter: @jtodonnell | LinkedIn: /in/jtodonnell
  2. 2. Once Upon a Time... Sound Like You? ● Went to school ● Worked hard ● Played by the rules ● Didnt complain ● Hoped youd get "noticed" by management ● Believed youd get the pay you deservedTODAY: Youre doing a job you dont love,working for people you dont respect, andwondering..."Where did I go wrong?!"
  3. 3. Step 1: Gain Perspective
  4. 4. Youve Been Following the Wrong Rules! ● School doesnt teach you how to get the job, or what career is right for you. ● Employers dont recognize you for doing your job because they already pay you to do it. ● The ONLY way to feel truly satisfied is when you decide what you want and go after it.REALITY CHECK: Simply applying foravailable jobs and taking whats out there isoutdated and career-limiting.Its time to make your own rules!
  5. 5. Step 2: Luminate the Goal
  6. 6. Career Independence Means... ● Get paid fairly for your performance with no cap on what you can earn. ● Ability to "design your destiny" in terms of having a career that can change as you change. (i.e. marriage, children, etc.) ● Do something that helps others in their lives and feel a sense of purpose and meaning in your work. ● Work and learn from people you respect. Better still, be your own boss!
  7. 7. Step 3: Own Your Actions
  8. 8. Do You Act Entitled? (Not Good!)Entitled workers... ● Expect their employer to constantly praise them. ● Make excuses and blame others when they dont succeed. ● Want raises every year for showing up on time and doing their work. ● Arent willing to invest extra time and money into their career as a way to earn more later.
  9. 9. Or, Are You Enlightened? (Very Good!)Enlightened workers... ● See themselves as a business-of- one who needs to keep their main client happy. ● Plan ways to earn more money and build partnerships to make it happen. ● Invest in themselves and take calculated risks as a way to grow their business-of-one.
  10. 10. Step 4: Work it Daily
  11. 11. The Boiling Pot Theory Works!You dont have to work 60 hours per week andburn yourself out.HOWEVER... ● You do need to work every day, using a clear strategy. ● Career independence is earned through consistent effort.#1 reason people fail at creating careerindependence...They give up too early!(Its not hard, but it takes patience.)
  12. 12. So, Now What?
  13. 13. Consider Career Independence in the Financial Industry! Listed by More Magazine as one of the top 10 best careers for women in 2012, women have HUGE opportunities for career independence in the financial industry.
  14. 14. Stay on This E-mail List To... ● Get helpful on-going advice on how to shift away from career-limiting mindsets and learn the right way for women to create career independence. ● Get the opportunity to schedule a one-on-one call with a financial services recruiter!
  15. 15. Best Wishes and Remember..."If you do what youve always done, youllget what youve always gotten."- UnknownCareer independencestarts and endswith YOU!
  16. 16. About the AuthorJeanine Tanner “J.T.” O’Donnell is a career strategist and workplaceconsultant who helps American workers of all ages find greaterprofessional satisfaction.O’Donnell’s work has been cited in Wall Street Journal, USA Today, NewYork Times, The Boston Globe, CNN.com, MSNBC.com, AOL.com,CareerBuilder.com, BusinessWeek.com, Mashable.com, Yahoo.com.Monster.com and dozens of other national publications.In 2008, she founded the career advice site, CAREEREALISM.com whichis now a top-three world-ranked career advice blog, featuring the bestcareer experts in America.In 2009, she launched CareerHMO.com, a virtual career center staffed byexperts who help professionals solve their career challenges and avoidmaking costly career mistakes.Her book, CAREEREALISM: The Smart Approach to a Satisfying Career,outlines her highly career-coaching methodology. She also works withDale Dauten to write the career advice column “JT & Dale Talk Jobs,” anationally syndicated column that appears in more than 130 newspapers,reaching 6+ million households weekly.
  17. 17. The 10 NEW Career Commandments Questions? info@careerealism.com 877-588-5455All rights reserved. Cannot be reproduced or distributed without consent from J.T. ODonnell. E-mail: info@careerealism.com | Twitter: @jtodonnell | LinkedIn: /in/jtodonnell