Do You Really Want to Get Hired?

Whether you are unemployed, underemployed, or ready to change careers these blogs are for you:

 

Want more help landing the job of your dreams?

My Get Hired Online Course will be delivered directly to your email once per week. In this six (6) week online course you will receive proven job search strategies by email with audio.

• Develop a mindset for employment success
• Focus your job search on positions that are great for you
• Clearly articulate your skills and experiences
• Increase your job hunting confidence
• Utilize social media in your job search

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Nicki Sanders, Chief Visionary Officer of Packaged For Success, helps both youth and adults discover their personal power, dream big, and achieve success on their own terms. Ms. Sanders is an experienced trainer, group facilitator, and program manager who holds a Master’s degree in Social Work. Ms. Sanders has over fifteen years of direct experience with diverse populations in residential, school-based, and community based agencies.

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Reflect Then Move Forward

The end of the year is a great time to reflect on your accomplishments, goals, health and relationships. I’m a believer in “slowing down to speed up” but as 2014 comes to a close please don’t lose your momentum. Take time to reflect, then plan and move forward.

 

This year has been full of new professional endeavors that stretched me and forced me out of my comfort zone. Truth be told, I loved it. It was exciting and challenging at the same time. I honestly did not realize how busy (and tired) I was until I sat still over the Thanksgiving holiday. Once I stopped moving I realized I was exhausted. I took a few days to get myself together then back to the grind. My mind was saying go but my body was saying no. I was forced to take a couple of sick days.

 

So, today I am following my own advice by slowing down but I will not stop. I will move forward with better time management, support, and mindfulness. I can’t take care of anyone else until I take care of myself. Self-care isn’t a luxury, it’s a necessity!

Reflect Then Move Forward

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nicki Sanders, Chief Visionary Officer of Packaged For Success, helps both youth and adults discover their personal power, dream big, and achieve success on their own terms. Ms. Sanders is an experienced trainer, group facilitator, and program manager who holds a Master’s degree in Social Work. Ms. Sanders has over fifteen years of direct experience with diverse populations in residential, school-based, and community based agencies.

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Keep Striving For Your Goals

You’ve been planning and working and listening and negotiating and educating all year. Now that the holiday season is near you may feel like you’re running on empty. Take time to REFUEL and keep striving for your goals!

 

I hope these blog posts will give you a bit of a boost.

 

Keep Striving For Your Goals

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nicki Sanders, Chief Visionary Officer of Packaged For Success, helps both youth and adults discover their personal power, dream big, and achieve success on their own terms. Ms. Sanders is an experienced trainer, group facilitator, and program manager who holds a Master’s degree in Social Work. Ms. Sanders has over fifteen years of direct experience with diverse populations in residential, school-based, and community based agencies.

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My Note To Self 2014 Journey

As I reflect on 2014 I decided to revisit my monthly “Note To Self” notes. (yes, I talk to myself!) Today, I want to share the photo journey with you once again. Oh, and I hope these blog posts also support you as you Grasp Your Greatness.

 

 

Note to Self 2014 collage

 

 

Nicki Sanders, Chief Visionary Officer of Packaged For Success, helps both youth and adults discover their personal power, dream big, and achieve success on their own terms. Ms. Sanders is an experienced trainer, group facilitator, and program manager who holds a Master’s degree in Social Work. Ms. Sanders has over fifteen years of direct experience with diverse populations in residential, school-based, and community based agencies.

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Be Interviewed For Packaged For Success Blog

I love to share tips and strategies related to college and career success. I also love inspirational stories. If you’ve been reading my blog for a few years you know that I had a feature called SPOTLIGHT Teen of the Month where I interviewed a teenager in foster care. I also had a blog series where I interview foster care alumni and foster parents about ways we can help teens in foster care. I’ve been very busy providing college and career success coaching to millennials. I’ve also been teaching a career development college course. It’s great to be able to combine my two loves – social work and teaching – to help college students and young professionals. The best part is all my recent endeavors still allow me to provide foster care youth with independent living and life skills support. It’s so awesome that as my company has expanded my abilities and passions all connect!

In 2015, I want to return to delivering the motivational blog interviews that I love.

 

Would you like to be interviewed for the Packaged For Success blog? I’m seeking:

College seniors pursuing a Bachelor’s degree
I want to interview students who are within one year of earning their Bachelor’s degree in any major about their field of study, employment opportunities, and most meaningful undergraduate experience.

Human Services Students (graduate or undergraduate)
I want to interview students who are pursuing a degree in the helping professions and want to discuss how they are developing professional skills and creating a solid career path.

College Advisors and Campus Career Services
I want to interview college advisors and career services staff on college campuses to share insight on challenges your students face and how you partner with students to achieve academic and career success.

New Generation Y Professionals
I want to interview millennials who have been in the workforce for at least two years to discuss the transition into the world of work.

Hiring Manager and Supervisors
I want to interview hiring managers and supervisors about the needs of their company or industry and how employees can advance their careers.

 

Do you fit any of these categories? Know anyone else who does?

Please contact me at info (at) packagedforsuccess (dot) com to be interviewed for the Packaged For Success blog.

 

Packaged For Success blog interview

 

Nicki Sanders, Chief Visionary Officer of Packaged For Success, helps both youth and adults discover their personal power, dream big, and achieve success on their own terms. Ms. Sanders is an experienced trainer, group facilitator, and program manager who holds a Master’s degree in Social Work. Ms. Sanders has over fifteen years of direct experience with diverse populations in residential, school-based, and community based agencies.

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Spring 2015 College Internship Opportunity

SPRING 2015 COMMUNICATIONS INTERNSHIP
FOR DC/BALTIMORE COLLEGE STUDENT
Flexible internship opportunity will utilize journalism, public relations, and marketing strategies.

The Packaged For Success Spring 2015 Internship Opportunity is an unpaid opportunity for Washington/Baltimore metropolitan area college. Must be at least a college sophomore. Internship is designed to be a mutually beneficial working relationship. Packaged For Success will provide practical work experience that allows intern to develop and enhance skills in journalism, marketing, and public relations. Intern will receive quality training and have access to essential academic and career resources. Intern is encouraged to take initiative and request assignments or projects that relate specifically to their career/academic goals and that will strengthen this professional experience.

 

Intern must be self-motivated and able to work independently. Intern and Chief Visionary Officer will agree on tasks weekly. Many tasks can be completed virtually and reviewed with Chief Visionary Officer by telephone and email. Intern and Chief Visionary Officer will meet in person at least twice per month. Internship will begin in January 12, 2015 and end in May 2015. Maximum 10 hours per week. Renewal is possible.

 

Journalism
• Draft press releases (as needed)
• Draft blog posts (as needed)

Marketing
• Draft flyers for workshops, programs, and events
• Research potential clients and training opportunities
• Assist in development of marketing database and marketing schedule

Public Relations
• Draft social media posts and manage social media pages as needed
• Assist in promotion of products and programs (virtually and in person)
• Attend industry events and workshops (when available)
• Assist with holiday drives for teens in foster care

 

How to Apply:
Interested students should email info (at) packagedforsuccess (dot) com for an application. List “Internship Opportunity” in the subject line.

Last day to apply is January 5, 2015.

 

spring 2015 college internship opportunity

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nicki Sanders, Chief Visionary Officer of Packaged For Success, helps both youth and adults discover their personal power, dream big, and achieve success on their own terms. Ms. Sanders is an experienced trainer, group facilitator, and program manager who holds a Master’s degree in Social Work. Ms. Sanders has over fifteen years of direct experience with diverse populations in residential, school-based, and community based agencies.

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Show Love to Teen Girls in Foster Care

Show love to teen girls in foster care this holiday season by supporting our 8th Annual Pack A Purse Drive.  We are collecting new and gently used purses and new toiletries.

 

Since 2007, JaMai has organized her Pack A Purse™ Drive collected and distributed 2,302 purses to 38 organizations that support teen girls in group homes, foster care, and homeless shelters.

 

We are in need of volunteers and drop-off locations in the community – churches, hair salons, barber shops, coffee shops, schools, community centers, and other local businesses. Contact me to become an Ambassador.

 

PURSE PACKING PARTY at Laurel Boys and Girls Club, 701 Montgomery Street, Laurel, MD, in Grey Room on Saturday, December 20, 2014, from 2:00pm-5:00pm. VOLUNTEERS needed. DONATIONS accepted from 2:15pm-4:15pm.

 

pack a purse drive purses and hearts

 

Nicki Sanders, Chief Visionary Officer of Packaged For Success, helps both youth and adults discover their personal power, dream big, and achieve success on their own terms. Ms. Sanders is an experienced trainer, group facilitator, and program manager who holds a Master’s degree in Social Work. Ms. Sanders has over fifteen years of direct experience with diverse populations in residential, school-based, and community based agencies.

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For Parents of College Students

Many parents are trying to balance assistance and instruction as their children navigate newfound freedom and independence during the college years. It is normal to want to lead instead of support and rescue instead of observe but a successful college experience allows students to mature mentally and emotionally as they excel academically. The following 5 blogs are great conversation starters for parents who are encouraging self-discovery and self-sufficiency in their children.

  1. 5 Ways To Have A Great College Semester
  2. 5 Important Questions for Your College Professor
  3. 5 Questions for the Department Chair of Your Major
  4. 5 Questions to Ask Your Financial Aid Advisor
  5. 5 Reasons Students Can Benefit From A Career Coach

 

Get To Graduation Workshop
The path to a college degree is rarely linear. Earning a degree is only part of the successful higher education equation. A well-adjusted student has a plan B, C and D, understands the importance of strong connections, practical experience, and marketable skills, and has learned to leverage campus and career opportunities. This workshop will help both graduate and undergraduate students maintain motivation and make the most of their college years.

Quality College Education

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nicki Sanders, Chief Visionary Officer of Packaged For Success, helps both youth and adults discover their personal power, dream big, and achieve success on their own terms. Ms. Sanders is an experienced trainer, group facilitator, and program manager who holds a Master’s degree in Social Work. Ms. Sanders has over fifteen years of direct experience with diverse populations in residential, school-based, and community based agencies.

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Cyber Monday Deal 2014

Cyber Monday is HERE! Get ready to invest in yourself!

I’m bringing the Cyber Monday DEAL directly to you where you are – no traffic, no crowds, no long lines, and plenty of value. INTRODUCING…

The Get Hired Online Course! $47 $37 TODAY ONLY!

**Increase your competitive advantage in a tough job market and land the job of your dreams.**

My Get Hired Online Course will be delivered directly to your email once per week. In this six (6) week online course you will receive proven job search strategies by email with audio.

• Develop a mindset for employment success
• Focus your job search on positions that are great for you
• Clearly articulate your skills and experiences
• Increase your job hunting confidence
• Utilize social media in your job search

**Land the job of your dreams**

Get Hired Online Course


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My Get Hired Online Course is also a great GIFT for that special job seeker in your life. Take advantage of the Cyber Monday discount.

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  • Students
  • Entry Level Professionals
  • Seasoned Professionals
  • Long-Term Unemployed

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Nicki Sanders, Chief Visionary Officer of Packaged For Success, helps both youth and adults discover their personal power, dream big, and achieve success on their own terms. Ms. Sanders is an experienced trainer, group facilitator, and program manager who holds a Master’s degree in Social Work. Ms. Sanders has over fifteen years of direct experience with diverse populations in residential, school-based, and community based agencies.

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What Are You Doing This Black Friday?

Many of us tend to overspend during the holiday season. Here are two blog posts that will have a positive impact on your bank account and holiday shopping list.

 

Another way to enjoy the holiday season is to help others. Check out these blog posts on serving your community:

 

Since 2007, JaMai has organized her Pack A Purse™ Drive collected and distributed 2,302 purses to 38 organizations that support teen girls in group homes, foster care, and homeless shelters. We are in need of volunteers and drop-off locations in the community – churches, hair salons, barber shops, coffee shops, schools, community centers, and other local businesses. Contact me to become an Ambassador.

 

I hope you remember our 8th Annual Pack A Purse Drive™ while you are Black Friday shopping today. You can also make a financial donation at PayPal.

 

This year I’m offering a special Cyber Monday deal so remember to read our blog post on December 1, 2014.

Pack A Purse Black Friday

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nicki Sanders, Chief Visionary Officer of Packaged For Success, helps both youth and adults discover their personal power, dream big, and achieve success on their own terms. Ms. Sanders is an experienced trainer, group facilitator, and program manager who holds a Master’s degree in Social Work. Ms. Sanders has over fifteen years of direct experience with diverse populations in residential, school-based, and community based agencies.

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