Craig Ancel knows what it's like to be unemployed. After a sudden job loss he dealt with the struggles of learning how to create a winning resume, write effective cover letters, and confidently prepare for and succeed in an interview. He reveals all of his performance growth strategies and leadership tips so you can achieve next level results. From building resumes to earning promotions and everything in between, tune in to start growing today! Https://CraigAncel.com [email protected]
Learning From Your Mistakes (#172)
19:41Learning From Your MistakesEverybody makes mistakes. It's inevitable and unavoidable. So, what's the point of today's show? Well, mistakes are bound to occur, but they don't have to be repeated.Learning from your mistakes sounds simple enough, but it's important to analyze when issues take place, so we can understand what went wrong, and therefore, understand how to avoid it in the future. Today we'll talk about lessons learned, best practices, and other tools you can use to learn from your mistakes.Chapters[02:10]"The only real mistake is one from which we learn nothing"[03:31]Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. So, don't make the same mistake twice![04:40]Lessons Learned[07:03]We're a few months away from the new year! How will you begin anew?[09:48]Use these tools from today's show, so you can improve your quality of life[12:01]Best Practices[15:41]It's impossible to "mistake-proof" your life, but by learning from your mistakes, you can achieve many valuable lessons learned.Mentioned LinksGrab LIFETIME ACCESS to my Resume Master Class today!
How to Thrive In Your Environment (#171)
17:32How to Thrive In Your EnvironmentAre you the weed or the wheat? How do you choose to communicate? What is emotional hijacking? All these questions - and more - will be answered on today's episode!To find success in your personal and professional environments, there are a few important steps you have to take. Let's talk about the right and wrong ways to influence your surroundings, and discover the most effective way to ensure you thrive in your environment.Chapters[02:16]Weeds versus wheat[03:18]What does your environment look like at home? At work?[05:18]How you react when challenges come up plays a big part in your success.[06:23]Emotional hijacking[09:00]It is powerful to PAUSE[13:40]Be purposeful with how you choose to communicate[15:08]Let's recap today's episode
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Using Less Words Means More (#170)
16:57Using Less Words Means MoreToday's episode is all about efficiency. Your time is valuable, so make sure you use it wisely!When it comes to communicating, in person or through email or text, we can find ourselves using tons of filler phrases without even realizing it. The point of the message can get lost in a sea of unnecessary words, wasting time and patience. With a few simple tips from this episode, you'll be able to unlock a world of possibilities (because communication is key)!Chapters[03:01]"In consideration of" and other phrases that are TOO long![05:30]Passive statements on resumes.[08:40]Through repetition, you can train your brain![10:48]"They take something that they couldn't create in a lifetime, and tear it down in just a few hours."[14:01]Be clear, be concise, and get to the point![15:12]Communication is verbal AND written! These tips will work for all ways of communication.
Every Day is an Interview (#169)
15:08Every Day is an Interview Do you feel stuck in your job? Maybe you're concerned about your career - or lack thereof. If you get anxious at the thought of an interview, an interview every day may sound like a nightmare. But what does that really mean? What can you do about it? Well, if you're reading this, you're already one step in the right direction!Tune in to today's episode to learn the importance of daily 'interviews' and how making the most of each day can result in BIG career growth for you!Chapters[02:34]Do interviews make you nervous? You are not alone![04:08]The perception versus reality of how you're doing your job.[07:10]There's a difference between "what" your job is and "how" you do it.[08:53]Without knowing it, you're improving your knowledge and skillset little by little each day![09:30]How do you act and react to stressful situations at work?[10:28]Communicaiton is key![12:18]Make the most of each day - as every day is an interview.[14:06]Mistakes happen! You can address it, learn from it, and move on.
Your Resume is Trash If (#168)
16:52Your Resume is Trash IfIf you have anything resembling a resume, you should be proud. It's an important document you will carry with you for a large part of your life. Being able to list your achievements in a powerful and valuable way is the key to landing interviews at the company of your choosing. So, why is your resume trash? As one of my most popular show topics, today we'll dive back into resumes to talk about the crucial error your resume may have - and what you can do to fix it!Chapters[02:12]The biggest mistake your resume can have...is being the only one you have![03:21]A school I visited recently had a visitor that shared some advice with the students I didn't quite agree with...[05:07]It's not about the tasks you did, but how you did them.[07:10]On average, your resume gets 5-6 seconds in front of a human. You have to make it count![08:55]Too many words can cause your resume to be an eyesore.[10:13]Bullets are a great way to organize your resume while keeping your word count efficient.[13:56]Keep your contact information on every page!Mentioned LinksGrab our Resume Master Class to create, update, or redesign your resume today!
Your Skills Can Pay the Bills (#167)
14:58Your Skills Can Pay the BillsWhen you're looking for work, what makes you decide to apply to a particular job posting? Do the pay and benefits seem appealing? Is it something you have past experience with? Maybe you feel confident you'll get the job because it's a safe bet; even though it may not be your ideal position, you know it will suffice...but don't you deserve better?In today's episode, I'm giving you permission to do what you love for a living. We're going to talk about how your skills, such as hobbies, extracurriculars, or other activities you do for fun, may actually be able to pay your bills. It's not too good to be true! Let's discuss the possibilities and open the door to new opportunities. Tune in now!Chapters[01:45]"Whether you think you can or you can't, you're right." - Henry Ford.[02:45]When applying for jobs, you could be limiting your options without even realizing it.[04:29]Your resume can help you reflect on what you've accomplished at previous jobs, but your job experience is not all you have to offer.[06:38]Get out of the mindset that you can only do jobs you've done before. Your skills may not align with every job you've ever had. There may be hidden talents you are overlooking![09:05]Look at the skills you possess outside of what you've done for other employers. There is value outside of your job history.[10:22]Some jobs may require certifications for you to be eligible, but not all jobs! Don't discount opportunities because you assume you aren't qualified.[11:53]Don't let job titles hold you back! Limiting yourself prevents you from unlocking your fullest potential.[13:37]Reach out to me at craigancel.com/coaching so we can book you an appointment to help you unlock your fullest potential so you can have the most opportunities for success!
Avoiding Student Overload (#166)
17:05Avoiding Student Overload It's time for the back-to-school season! An exciting but stressful time for all students, no matter the grade level. In an effort to make this a great school year, let's target the stressful part of going back to school in today's episode, so we can discuss strategies for overcoming the overwhelming year ahead!A student's education is valuable, but it's not the only part of their life that's important. Many students balance school, extracurricular activities, maybe even volunteering or working a part-time job, and of course, a personal life. Is it possible to do it all without the overwhelm? Find out by tuning in now.Chapters[01:45]Are you a student overwhelmed about going back to school? This episode is for you![03:10]The easiest way to avoid being overloaded is to avoid taking on too much.[05:38]It's important to take time outside of school and work to relax and enjoy yourself.[07:10]Tried and true, nothing starts the day off better than a good breakfast![09:16]Extracurriculars are a great way to invest in yourself and make friends, but too many can be difficult to balance.[11:05]You may also have a job or an internship! For more info on internships, check out Episode 152: Are Internships Worth It?[13:43]Your personal life is also very important! Your health, your relationships, and your happiness. Mentioned LinksCGME Episode 157: Why Volunteering Is Worth It
Are You Taking Accountability? (#165)
17:02Are You Taking Accountability?Today's episode may ask you some tough questions, but self-reflection is essential to helping you stay on the right track! So. Do you take accountability?When things go wrong, at home, at the office, at school...how do you respond? This isn't about risk management, but rather, how you communicate with others when something isn't up to par. If you or your group was assigned a project and things didn't go as planned...do you take responsibility? Do you pass the blame off to others? Let's explore the importance of taking accountability and contributing to a better, more aware environment. Chapters[02:39]Regardless of what position you're in, you're trusted in your role to carry out your responsibilities.[06:08]This isn't to scare you or upset you, but to help you overcome the struggles you may face so you can achieve your utmost potential![09:10]You have options. Don't feel boxed in by your usual behavior or routines. [11:07]Do you understand your job? Do you understand what is expected of you?[12:03]Own the issue, not the excuse.Mentioned Links#131: Own the Issue, Not the Excuse
Know How Much You're Worth (#164)
16:29Know How Much You're WorthHow much money do you want to make in your lifetime? If you want to live a comfortable lifestyle, you may need to have some uncomfortable conversations with your management at work. While it may be difficult in the moment, it can benefit you greatly in the long run. So, how can you determine your worth? How do you have the important conversations about responsibilities and raises with your leadership team? It's not always easy, but it is possible! Let's figure it out together in today's episode. Chapters[01:53]You want to make a lot of money...but how much are you worth?[03:46]How do others see you? It can be hard to know or to ask others... [06:47]Evaluate your position. Are you bringing value to your job?[08:35]Do you communicate effectively? Via texts, emails, speech, etc.[10:18]How to companies establish a pay rate for a specific job? And what can you do about it? [12:41]Be sure to look at the job descriptions of the positions you're applying for. It's important to be well-informed about your potential future![14:02]If the employer sees you envisioning yourself working here, by asking authentic questions, this can help you get a leg up on others candidates!Mentioned LinksEp 115: Pay Rate vs Pay Range - Maximize Your Money
Talking Without Saying Anything (#163)
13:51Talking Without Saying AnythingHave you ever finished a conversation and immediately wondered, 'What did we just talk about?' If you find yourself going on autopilot when speaking or listening - what a waste! There are better, more efficient ways to communicate with others, so you can save everyone's time and energy. To keep a long story short, check out today's episode, and in less than 15 minutes, you'll have learned something useful! Chapters[01:35]Have you ever had a conversation that left your brain as soon as it was over?[03:52]Communicating is essential, but being overly talkative can be an issue sometimes.[06:17]It may be time to check yourself when it comes to how you share information with others. [07:44]To learn more about filler words and how to reduce them, check out episode 55![09:40]How many words do you use to get your point across? Are you an attentive speaker/listener?[10:58]Observe your audience, whether one-on-one or in a group setting. Make sure you're using the appropriate tone and body language, given the audience.[13:16]Connect with me! @craigancel on social media and [email protected] via email!Mentioned LinksThinking From Different Perspectives (#159)#055: Getting Rid of Um, Ah...Filler Words