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"Ladders" featured Pace University’s Assistant Director of Career Services Laureen Campanelli and Director of Career Counseling Bless Vaidian in "Transform your career and life in just an hour a day"

01/29/2019

"Ladders" featured Pace University’s Assistant Director of Career Services Laureen Campanelli and Director of Career Counseling Bless Vaidian in "Transform your career and life in just an hour a day"

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“Take an opportunity for self-reflection for an hour daily” advises Laureen Campanelli, Assistant Director Career Services, The College of Health Professions/School of Education at Pace University. This can be done at lunch, during your workout or on your commute home. “Very often we get caught up in the day to day challenges of work. We don’t allow time to reflect and to consider how could I do this better next time?”

“Think about your work day and how it went. Evaluate what worked. Then ask yourself, what could be improved? Ask yourself probing questions to examine your true strengths and weaknesses. For example, ‘how did I speak to my colleagues today?’ ‘Was I effective during my presentation?’ ‘Did I clearly articulate the tasks required for an important project?’ ‘Did I respond with strong emotion when asked to do more?’ ” Campanelli continued. “Strong leaders are able to self-reflect and correct bad behaviors. They are forward thinkers, who consistently want to improve. Being able to adapt and become more self-reflective will allow others to see your strong interpersonal skills. It may also open up doors to future leadership roles.”

Dig deeper

If you rely on social media to expand your network, consider taking an hour a day to build relationships that count.

“It’s so easy to click ‘connect’ on any of our social media sites. Many of us overlook the importance of forging meaningful connections when there are dozens of individuals listed in our online network that we don’t really know,” said Bless Vaidian, Director of Career Counseling at Pace University. “When you need assistance with a project, a job lead, referral, or information, it’s not a random connection you only know by name that will likely step in,” Vaidian said.

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