Listen in as Stevie is interviewed by Shahrzad Arasteh, a holistic career counselor out of Baltimore, Maryland. Shahrzad brought many career development experts together in a unique project to create the book Nourish Your Career*. Check out her website at NourishYourCareer.com to hear top tips from other featured contributors to the book as well.
Shahrzad asks me to give my top tips for job search and career development.
We venture into topics like:
personal career development as an inherently selfish process
the benefits of keeping a career portfolio and tips on how to do it
how to better endure the job search process which often runs longer than expected.
Once captured, an idea is available to you for future reference and further reflection, and to combine with other appealing ideas.
You capture an idea by bookmarking it, putting it in your social media streams, journaling it, sending yourself an email or voicemail, or using your digital recorder. However you decide to capture ideas, establish your system and use it religiously. Then be sure to review and revise your ideas regularly.
My favorite way to capture ideas is Evernote.com. With it, you can mingle audio recording, web page links, photos, and your written words together in an organized and searchable way that is fully digital. What I do is keep a pen and notebook handy for quick notes when I’m not at my computer then transfer to Evernote and mark off the journal pages once the content has been entered. I also have the Android App on my phone so I can get to my notes anytime. I love the new Moleskine notebook made to be used with Evernote. It is called the Moleskine Evernote Smart Notebook*.
You will not believe the increased effectiveness of your self-development endeavors as a result of getting clear on how to capture your ideas.