I am excited to announce a few new articles are now published and ready to be read!
In August, my article “Make Your Open House a Hit” went live on PTOToday.com.
In September, my article “Ways to Help Your Child Succeed in School” went live on SchoolFamily.com.
And in October, my article “What to Do With Poo” came out in the November 2014 issue of Odyssey Magazine.
What simple steps can help you succeed in securing the perfect job?
Don’t wait – dive in!
Earlier this summer, Shannon Metzler
, a mom of two school age children, knew she was ready to get back in the workforce. Her goal was to become a swim instructor. Over the course of a few months, she effectively networked and identified local opportunities and not only secured a position, but actually secured 2 positions and even had to turn down a third offer! She also provides private swim instruction.
Did you set a time limit for achieving your goals?
I did not set a time limit. I have been thinking about swim coaching for a number of years. But there was a bit of a time constraint in that there was a position available and I needed to get my resume in to the hiring company before the job went to someone else.
Did you ask for help to achieve your goals?
YES!! I doubted my ability to be an effective coach. I sought help and found someone who rallied for me. This friend was Incredibly supportive and optimistic about what I could do.
What was the most important action you took?
Updating my résumé. The positions are out there, and I generally interview well if I can get in the door.
Take your readers on a journey!
In 2012 I published my first children’s book, The Bumpy Grumpy Road. It’s a metaphor intended to help children understand that they are in charge of their emotions, actions and reactions.
As parents bought the book for their kids, I heard more than one time “This book helps me, too.”
And when you read the story behind the creation of this book, you’ll understand why I’m not surprised. The metaphor was easy for my preschooler to understand and to remind me when I was driving down my own bumpy, grumpy road.
Adult readers don’t need fancy multisyllabic words to engage them. Adults need a strong message with a compelling storyline that gives them something useful for their daily challenges. Next time you’re writing for your co-workers, your manager, your current customers and your potential customers, make sure you’ve told a good story.