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Invincible Career - Claim your power and regain your freedom Larry Cornett, Ph.D.

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Claim your power, regain your freedom, and become invincible in your work and life! I share professional advice, challenges, and tips to help you create your Invincible Career®.

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    🚀 How to Win the Job Search Race (Issue #557)

    🚀 How to Win the Job Search Race (Issue #557)

    No one ever said the job market was fair. That’s even more true in the current economy which has been plagued with layoff after layoff.
    Now, in this race for a new job, some candidates are clearly driving race cars, while others are struggling to make it around the job search track with an underpowered engine or even a flat tire.
    Why is that?
    Let me play with this metaphor for a bit, starting with the diagram below. Note: I go into a lot more detail in the podcast recording. So, scroll up, hit play, and listen.
    You can think of “Capability” as the engine of the race car. It includes:
    * Talent
    * Skills
    * Knowledge
    * Experience
    “Drive” is one of the tires. It includes:
    * Grit
    * Determination
    * Persistence
    * Confidence
    * Consistency
    “Reputation” is the second tire. It includes:
    * Your professional brand
    * What people say about you
    * What you’re known for
    * Your proof
    “Interview” is the third tire. It includes:
    * Your job interview process
    * Your interviewing skills
    * Communication skills
    * Presentation skills
    * Questions asked
    * Follow up
    Finally, “Champion” is the last tire. It includes:
    * Your inside champion
    * Inside connections
    * Inside influencers
    Lighting it all up to get hired
    Three of my clients and community members recently landed new jobs:
    * One leveraged networking, finding an inside champion, and my 1-on-1 coaching to create a new role that hadn’t existed before. They also negotiated a higher level and a lot more compensation!
    * Another used networking, my coaching, and my Career Accelerator to land a job with a former colleague that was in the “hidden job market.”
    * Finally, the last person used my Career Accelerator, some of my coaching, and an inside champion to land a great new job in Silicon Valley.
    Weak engine of Capability
    Sometimes, your engine is underpowered for the role you’re seeking. I always encourage people to stretch themselves, but do so within reason.
    Flat tire of Reputation
    You may have everything else going for you, but people know you’re a pain to manage and worth with. The industry is always smaller than you think, and people talk. However, you can repair your reputation and get back in the game.
    Flat tire of Drive
    Grit and determination will often carry the day. But, if you lack confidence, don’t consistently put in the work, and give up too soon, you’ll find it hard to land jobs that others do.
    Flat tire of the Champion
    I frequently talk about the power of having an inside champion. Champions, influencers, and insiders can tip the balance of a job interview in your favor. Just ask my clients who leveraged them to land great jobs quickly! But, if your Champion tire is flat, be prepared for a long, slow crawl in the job search race.
    Flat tire of the Interview
    You could have everything else set up, but still bomb the interview. No champion can save you if you don’t prepare well enough. Your capabilities and reputation won’t matter if you can’t demonstrate your knowledge, experience, and wisdom while speaking with the interviewers. I don’t care how much drive you have. It won’t help if you can’t communicate well, present well, and generally interview strongly.
    Winning the job search race
    Light up your engine, and all four tires, and you’ll be well on your way to speeding around the track and landing your next great job!
    As I said earlier, most of the content of this article is in the podcast audio. So, scroll up and hit play if you want to hear it.
    I’m Larry Cornett, a Freedom Coach who works with you to optimize your career, business, and life. My mission is to help you become a more "Invincible You" so you can live your life on your terms instead of being controlled by someone else's rules. I live in Northern California near Lake Tahoe with my wife and our Great Dane.


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    🚀 Using My Broadcasting Strategy for Your Job Search (Issue #549)

    🚀 Using My Broadcasting Strategy for Your Job Search (Issue #549)

    In this podcast episode, I share a sneak peek at my recent Invincible Career Job Search workshop I hosted on April 1st.
    In the previous podcast episode, when I shared a preview of the workshop, I talked quite a bit about the Connecting strategy.
    In this episode, I discuss positioning (e.g., LinkedIn, resume, cover letter) a little more and then dive into the Broadcasting strategy. If you want opportunities to come your way, the professional world has to know you exist.
    Enjoy!
    I’m Larry Cornett, a Freedom Coach who works with you to optimize your career, business, and life. My mission is to help you take complete control of your work and life so you can become a more “Invincible You.” I live in Northern California near Lake Tahoe with my wife and our Great Dane.


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    🚀 A Preview of My Upcoming Invincible Job Search Workshop (Issue #541)

    🚀 A Preview of My Upcoming Invincible Job Search Workshop (Issue #541)

    In this episode, I share an overview of the presentation materials to give you a sense of the 2-hour workshop I’ll be hosting on April 1st. So, make sure to play the audio since I’m not including 2 hours of text material in this newsletter article.
    ➡️ “Find a Better Job Using 3 Essential Job Search Strategies”
    The price for the workshop goes up again next week. So, if you're interested in joining us, grab a ticket now. Or, use the advice I share in this episode for free!
    ​⏰ This is the last time I will host my Invincible Career Job Search workshop this year. I won't offer it again until 2025! So, join us now or wait until then.
    ​Note: I record video of myself and the presentation, which I share with all the attendees after the workshop. So, if the time doesn’t work for you to join us live, you will have the homework document and the video material to use later, just like a course.
    The Workshop Agenda
    * Who is this Larry Cornett person?
    * What’s going wrong — with your job or job search?
    * Breakout discussion 💬
    * My 3 essential invincible job search strategies
    * All about you (so you can sell yourself for your ideal job)
    * Defining your ideal job
    * Defining your ideal employer
    * Defining your ideal boss
    * Breakout discussion 💬
    * The Connecting strategy
    * The Broadcasting strategy
    * Breakout discussion 💬
    * The Targeting strategy
    * Q & A for the last 20 minutes
    Play the audio for this newsletter and podcast episode to hear my description of each part of the agenda.
    Win a Free Coaching Session!
    ​​Refer your friends to join you in this workshop, and you could win a FREE coaching session. Share the link to the workshop with your friends and ask them to provide your name when they register.
    ​​Winners will be determined by the total number of referrals.
    * ​​First place wins a free 1-hour coaching call worth over $300!
    * ​​Second place wins a free 45-min coaching call worth over $240
    * ​​Third place wins a free 30-min coaching call worth over $150
    I’m Larry Cornett, a Freedom Coach who can work with you to optimize your career, business, and life. My mission is to help you take complete control of your work and life so you can become a more “Invincible You.” I live in Northern California near Lake Tahoe with my wife and our Great Dane.


    This is a public episode. If you’d like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit newsletter.invinciblecareer.com/subscribe

    • 34 min
    🚀 What to Do About this Current Job Market (Issue #533)

    🚀 What to Do About this Current Job Market (Issue #533)

    This is one of the worst job markets I’ve experienced in quite some time. It seems like new layoffs are being announced every day.
    In this podcast episode, I talk more about what’s going on, how to tell if a layoff might be coming, what to do about it, and how to get back into the game after one happens.
    I’ve linked some of my past articles you might find useful if you’re concerned about a layoff or recently went through one.
    Have you ever considered starting a business to escape the stress of worrying about layoffs?
    I know that sounds strange, but that’s exactly why I launched my first solopreneur business. I had just lost my job, needed to support my young family, and wanted more stability. So, I put my trust in myself instead of leaving it in the hands of a fickle employer.
    If that sounds interesting to you, I'm hosting my next live workshop on how to build a lifestyle business on Feb 26th!
    "Build a Lifestyle Business to Escape Your 9-5 Job"
    I'll record the workshop and share the video with you later. So, if the time doesn't work for you, you'll have the workbook exercises and video to use just like a course.
    Grab your ticket now, because the price goes up next week.
    Would love to see you there!
    Hi, I’m Larry Cornett, a Personal Coach who can work with you to optimize your career, life, or business. My mission is to help you take complete control of your work and life so you can become a more “Invincible You.” I live in Northern California near Lake Tahoe with my wife and Great Dane.


    This is a public episode. If you’d like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit newsletter.invinciblecareer.com/subscribe

    • 34 min
    🚀 Successful People Are Better at These Things (Issue #525)

    🚀 Successful People Are Better at These Things (Issue #525)

    The most successful people in your industry and profession may not be better than you. They also may not be more intelligent, talented, or hardworking than you.
    However, I bet they are great at something most of us usually are not:
    Promoting themselves.

    Of course, self-promotion isn’t enough. You do need a baseline of competence in your job.
    However, I think we’ve all noticed that management will promote someone who is good enough at their job — and great at getting noticed — more often than someone who might be even better at their job, but no one is aware of them or what they do.
    How did things turn out for you last year with your performance review?
    * Did your boss notice and appreciate your hard work?
    * Did they promote you?
    * Did you receive a significant raise?
    * Are you happy with the recognition you’ve received?
    Or did you get passed over for a promotion this cycle? Are you frustrated with working hard and doing all the right things but don’t seem to get ahead at work?
    Well, that’s why I write this newsletter and share my career advice. If you work hard and are good at what you do, you deserve to be treated well at work. That should be recognized and reflected in your compensation. I want you to be successful and happy, so I will share some advice to help you get ahead this year.
    Here are five things successful people tend to do better than most. Note that 3-5 tap into the self-promotion skill.
    * Focusing
    * They focus passionately on being great at something.
    * Helping
    * They help others and generate a lot of goodwill, which encourages reciprocity.
    * Networking
    * They network intelligently and consistently.
    * Marketing
    * They’re good at capturing attention and converting it into opportunity.
    * Selling
    * They understand that selling is all about building relationships and solving people’s problems.
    Let’s dive into each one of these in a little more detail.
    Focusing
    If you’re a jack-of-all-trades, becoming an expert at anything is challenging. Yes, our jobs require a wide range of knowledge, skills, and tasks, but there should always be a primary focus.
    The folks who rise to the top know how to focus their time and energy on what matters the most for their job. They do everything they can to improve at that one thing (e.g., sales, writing clean code, elegant design, strategic thinking, relationship building, persuasion, writing, playing guitar, statistical analysis, research, etc.).
    What is the one thing that represents excellence in your profession?
    Note: this will change as you climb the career ladder. What got you to your current level will not take you to the next level.
    For example, I started my tech career as a designer. Doing great design work efficiently and effectively got me promoted to more senior levels as an individual contributor.
    However, as I moved into design management, my design skills were no longer what made me stand out. Effective leadership was much more important than my ability to design interfaces.
    Now, this doesn’t mean you can drop the ball on the many requirements of your job beyond the “one thing.” But don’t ever prioritize those over your most important focus area. I’ve seen people do that (e.g., an engineering manager writing great code but doing a poor job of managing the team), and then they wonder why they’re no longer getting promoted.
    Helping
    The most successful people help other people succeed. It creates a virtuous cycle.
    Rising to the top of your career ladder by climbing over the bodies of your fallen colleagues isn’t a smart strategy. I think we all know some people who have done that. But, eventually, those chickens come home to roost, and these people fail.
    Industries are small, and people talk. The selfish folks soon find that no one wants to hire or work with them.
    Be generous with your time and advice. Obviously, don’t overdo this to the point where your work or personal life suffers. But help when and

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    🚀 My 10 Most Popular Episodes and Articles this Year (Issue #517)

    🚀 My 10 Most Popular Episodes and Articles this Year (Issue #517)

    This year, I spent hundreds of hours researching and writing newsletter articles — and recording podcast episodes — to share with you. I listed the top 10 below.
    If you found my advice and articles helpful this year and would like to support my continued writing and podcasting next year, please consider upgrading to a premium membership that also grants you access to:
    * My private Invincible Career community of ambitious professionals (from entry-level to executives). Note: I now offer a lifetime community membership option for folks who aren’t crazy about subscriptions. Pay once, and I’ll invite you into my private Slack community, where you can stay for as long as you want!
    * Live 1-hour workshops throughout the year. This is a value of more than $500!
    * Weekly exercises delivered to your inbox to support the new monthly workshops.
    * Exclusive office hours every Monday with the other premium subscribers and me.
    🌲 Take advantage of my Holiday Special and save 50% when you join us before the year ends! ☃️
    Your support means a lot to me. Thank you! 😊
    Welcome to my December wrap-up that summarizes everything I published this calendar year.
    When people ask for my advice on a career, work, leadership, or entrepreneurial topic, I can usually point them to a specific article that I’ve written on that very issue over the last four years. You may already be a loyal subscriber, but I know that it’s easy to miss something over a year.
    So, enjoy this recap, and feel free to share it with friends who might find some of the advice helpful!
    My Top 10 Articles
    I reviewed the stats for my articles, newsletters, and podcast episodes. These ten rose to the top for the year.
    * How to Create an Intentional Career Path Instead of Letting Others Determine Your Future
    * How to Stop Competing and Truly Start Collaborating
    * How to Get Ahead in Any Job
    * Succeeding as an Introvert - Tim Yeo, Founder of The Quiet Achiever
    * Find a Job by Hunting, Trapping, and Planting
    * Do People Forget About You?
    * Career Questions (and My Answers) that We Discussed in My Last Fireside Chat
    * Are You Underpaid?
    * Invincible Tip - No Unpaid Work
    * Invincible Tip - How to Regain Your Confidence
    You can always access my full archive of 500+ articles online and use the search feature to find topics of specific interest.
    By the way, this year I shared my book chapters on my other newsletter and podcast, Invincible Life. Also, for the folks who are interested in entrepreneurship, I publish a newsletter and podcast called Invincible Solopreneurs.
    Your support helps!
    I’m looking forward to writing more articles, interviewing new guests, and recording new podcast episodes for you next year. If you have suggestions for topics that you’d like me to cover, please leave a comment below or send me a message.
    BTW, I have no employees, interns, or even an assistant. The newsletters and podcasts are a one-person labor of love. This is my passion and how I earn a living as a solopreneur to support my family.
    If you’ve found my advice helpful, and you’d like to help support my efforts to produce it, please consider subscribing to the premium weekly newsletter. Take advantage of my Holiday Special and save 50% when you join us before the year ends!
    Again, this gives you access to:
    * My private Invincible Career community for ongoing advice, feedback, and support. As an option, I also offer a lifetime community membership if you don’t want the monthly subscription free.
    * Live 1-hour workshops throughout the year (a value of more than $500).
    * Weekly exercises delivered to your inbox to prepare for the new monthly workshops.
    * Exclusive office hours every Monday with the other premium subscribers and me.
    Thank you for being a loyal reader this year. I appreciate your support. Enjoy your holidays!
    I’m Larry Cornett, a Personal Coach who can work with you to optimize your career, life, or business. My mission is to help you tak

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