Tag: career development

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Life’s too short to settle for a job that doesn’t make your heart sing, right? We get it. You want a career that’s not just “meh,” but downright amazing. You might even call it a “dream job.” At Ama La Vida, we believe that everyone deserves a career (not just a job) – and we’re […]

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Here’s a staggering fact: on average, people spend a mind-boggling 84,700 hours of their precious lives at work. It’s why, at Ama La Vida, our particular career strategy emphasizes the importance of finding a job that truly brings you joy. Beyond the bills and responsibilities, your job should seamlessly integrate with your overall life, allowing […]

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Let’s be honest; most people don’t have a very clear plan about what they want to do in their careers. There’s always that kid who knows they’re going to be a doctor or a firefighter or a paleontologist, but most people just aren’t that focused. It’s hard to answer the question “Where do you see […]

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When it comes to personal and professional development, coaching and mentoring are two of the most common approaches to help individuals reach their goals. However, while these terms are often used interchangeably, there are significant differences between coaching and mentoring that make them better suited for certain situations. Whether you’re a high-potential employee looking to […]

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I don’t have time for self-care. That statement often comes up whenever I speak within organizations about self-care at work. I empathize with that sentiment. We struggle to keep up with the ever-quickening pace of work. The interconnected nature of our roles can make it feel as if we’re always on the clock, even during […]

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Most of us entered the workforce thinking that just putting our heads down and doing the work would get us noticed and promoted. Years later, we find ourselves in a work environment that still is not inspiring, fulfilling, or (even worse) meeting our financial needs! The Big Lie about career success Even though times are […]

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Seeing all of the news of the layoffs at a variety of different companies over the past few weeks is heartbreaking. There are so many amazing professionals out there now ready to work, and are starting to think about next steps. It is absolutely OK not to be OK right now. Grieve, cry, scream, sleep […]

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November 2022 is National Career Development Month. November 14-18 is National Career Development Week! What better way to kick off celebrations than by talking about learnership? Have you ever heard of this concept? What is Learnership? Put simply, learnership is the skill of learning. Yes, a skill. Not a task, a prescription, or something someone […]

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Let’s be honest, many, if not most, would agree that the concept  “Career Advancement made easy” is a pipe dream. Thinking about career advancement may evoke resentful feelings of hopelessness and frustration at not finding a future role or work culture in which they feel valued and fulfilled.  Career advancement looks different to everyone. For many, […]

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