Volume Eighteen, Issue One — January 2022

Ford R. Myers - newslettersYOUR CAREER ADVOCATE is the FREE e-newsletter published by Career Potential, LLC to help you take charge of your career, create the work you love, and earn what you deserve!

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Feature Article:

What Makes People Love Their Jobs?

By Lee and Ken Estridge

As regular readers of “Your Career Advocate” know, I sometimes feature the writing of other people in this space. I thought this article by Lee and Ken Estridge would be an ideal selection, because the topic of “the great resignation” has recently been so popular in the business media. This article will be of benefit to both employees and employers, as it highlights what employees are looking for and how employers can attract and retain the workers they need. – Ford R. Myers

Many people think that work is the opposite of fun. Perhaps this is what gives rise to the “TGIF” mindset. But reflecting on the nature of work and the nature of fun, we may arrive at a different answer. Work doesn’t feel like work when you love what you do, enjoy the people with whom you work and feel appreciated for your contributions. So how can leaders make people love their jobs and feel fully-engaged with their companies?

What makes people love where they work?

Based on our interviews with many employees at companies that have been designated as Best Places to Work, people love where they work when their job possesses the following attributes:

  1. You are doing things that you love to do and that you are good at.
  2. You are working with people who share your values and with whom you enjoy working.
  3. You are part of a high performance team that works well together and wants to win together.
  4. You are proud of the company you work for because you are aligned with your company’s mission, vision and values.
  5. You are working for a boss who cares about you and challenges you to be your best; who lets you know how much your efforts and contributions are appreciated; and who provides you with a steady stream of growth-producing feedback on what you are doing well and how you can get better.
  6. You have clear goals and metrics, and you know how you are doing.
  7. Your incentives are aligned with your goals, and you are appropriately rewarded for a job well-done.
  8. You are provided with learning and growth opportunities at work that encourage you to keep growing.
  9. You see a path forward within your company, and you can look forward to growing your responsibility and compensation over time.
  10. You are encouraged to be creative and resourceful, and to offer your suggestions for how your company can improve.

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Career Success Webinar – January 2022

Accomplishment Stories: Your Most Powerful Tool To Get The Job Offer

Program: Encore presentation/previously recorded video
Available: January 17-27, 2022 Only
Speaker: Ford R. Myers, President of Career Potential, LLC
Access: Virtual on YouTube. Watch from anywhere on any connected device.
Investment: Free

Remember a time when you heard a friend or colleague tell a memorable story? You can probably still recall some details about that story long after it was shared. Good storytelling creates a vivid picture and a positive response in the listener’s mind. Accomplishment Stories are your most powerful tools to get the job offer! Without them, you have almost nothing to “sell.” When you can effectively tie your Accomplishment Stories directly to the employer’s needs and problems, you will most likely get a job offer! Many of us feel that the stories about our work lives are not interesting. Others struggle to come-up with any Accomplishment Stories at all. This webinar shows exactly how to identify and develop your own compelling Accomplishment Stories. Join us for this practical presentation to develop your own Accomplishment Stories!

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What Clients Are Saying About Career Potential

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