Weight loss goals in 2015.

NYE weight lossHave you resolved to meet specific weight loss goals in 2015? If improved habits and achieving a healthy weight are amongst your resolutions, give yourself a round of applause for making your health and wellness a priority in 2015. Now comes the rough part, sticking to the plan! Here are some tips to keep you on the path to meeting and exceeding all of your goals:

The write stuff:

To-do lists, Facebook status updates, journal entries, tweets and grocery lists already help keep you on track with your day; this means it should not hurt to add your 2015 resolutions into the melee. Take the time to think all your goals, get them on one piece of paper and then rewrite all individuals goals as a contract to yourself. For example, one goal may be to really find out how much weight you need to lose and the status of your health as a whole; all you need to do is write down that you need to seek a weight loss consultation and then put a signed version of the resolution somewhere that it will not be missed. Put all contracts in locations that will remind you of the resolutions you have made to improve your life. A written boost will help you when motivation attempts to run away.

Dates matter:

If you indicate that you are going to meet a goal during 2015, as a whole, it is a resolution that is too open-ended. Knowing you do not have a deadline makes it possible for you to fall into the “I can call to set an appointment for my free consultation next week” trap. Make the decision to make your calendar for specific goals you would like to meet. Begin with a simple goal, like contacting our office at 312-360-1604 by January 15th to discuss your options and health. Setting a timeline will remind you that you can pace your health and wellness goal rather than doing too much too quickly.

Be realistic:

Nothing puts you in danger of failure more than setting goals that are unrealistic. If you promise to lose 20 lb. in a month, without the assistance of the professionals from Options Medical Weight Loss you will become upset and discouraged if you do not meet your goals. It took the majority of us years to gain the excess weight. It is necessary to understand it can take the intervention of a professional and a program like our HCG Diet to help kick-start your weight loss.

Sell yourself quickly with a well-written CV.

hire meThere is no way around it; your CV is a sales document. Instead of the title “Curriculum Vitae” or “CV” appearing at the top, you need to think in terms of “This is Why You Need to Hire Me” and determine how it should appear. There is no point in just building a list of previous duties and individual responsibilities; you will never get hired on only the things you have done. You will be hired due to what you managed to achieve within those responsibilities and duties, and how you can use them as he foundation for future success and deliver in your next job.

Your entire CV should be your battle cry; your “Just See Me” moment. It may be an invitation to an open door; the thing gets you an interview, but when you are in front of a hiring manager, your CV needs the strength to stand on its own. Written appropriately, it can set the tone for any interview, manage expectations and allow you to focus on your strengths.

When you build your CV, it is important to keep these four questions in mind:

What are my greatest accomplishments?

Completely forget the CV format for a moment; just grab your phablet and take fifteen minutes to think of five or six accomplishments in the last year that have meant something to you. These can be achievements that bettered the community, forced you to try something new and unexpected, changed internal procedures at your employer or achievements that taught you how to manage people. No matter the accomplishments you choose, they need to be measurable triumphs that will give anyone reading your CV an idea as to how you will be able to effectively accomplish goals.

Is there anywhere I have added value and made a difference?

Too many people draft a CV that reflects a list of duties and responsibilities that look like they have been pulled from the job description and pasted into the CV. The document needs to be brought to life; it needs meaning and substance, so that it allows anyone reading it to see what you have done that has really made a difference where you work. This does not mean it needs be a shift of tectonic plates; it can be something that added efficiency to a process that was already in place.

How are your skills and experience a good match for the objective?

Do you feel the skills and experience you currently possess match the posted job description? Do you possess the skills and experience necessary to take-on the job? Job descriptions are lengthy and in-depth, but you do not want to go into too much detail answering this question. The best strategy is for a job applicant to select a handful of areas in which the match is good and briefly expand on each in turn, explaining why you are a good match for the employer’s needs.

What matters most to me about my current job?

Most candidates will list their biggest duty under their current job title, typically regarding management of people or a major project. Whatever makes the top of the list is often an achievement you find great satisfaction in, but you need to determine if it is relevant to the new role you want. There is no point in listing client retention as your major responsibility if you are not applying for a role with direct client contact and management.

Do your social media profiles match the information on your CV?

Remember back in 2010, when all a job seeker needed was a CV, cover letter and a business card of some type? It used to be fairly simple to keep track of what you had written and to whom it was sent. Now it is becoming normal to create multiple online profiles for yourself through social media. A potential employer then has the chance to look for you on platforms like Twitter, in addition to a standard CV. While this gives you a lot of extra exposure, it also leaves the door open for making errors. You need to take care that anything you write about yourself remains similar across the platforms.

  • Use your name in a consistent way.
  • If you use different photos, make sure that each photo resembles the other.
  • Show consistency with titles and dates of employment.
  • Do not vary your info about key achievements or skills from one profile to another.

Why do I need to read this CV?

The last question is not for the person looking for a job, but the person who is reading the accomplishments and skills detailed in the CV. They have an open position to fill, and your CV has hit their desk, whether from your hand or another party. Why should they read it? How do your skills fit what they want? If they need to search for the clues and puzzle it out, then the chances are good that they will move on to the next CV in their email in-box.

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Law group blog covers unusual court decisions.

justice scales press releaseThe [name removed] Law Group recently issued the first in a series informational articles discussing an unusual case of fraud. U.S. v. Sandlin involves a situation in which James Sandlin acknowledged more debt than he chose to list on his loan application, to the tune of $1 million. The undisclosed debt was, in fact, associated with the property pledged to the bank as collateral.

[Name removed] explained that the bank suffered no loss, but Sandlin was convicted of two counts of fraud in the case. The Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit recently affirmed his conviction for bank fraud, stating Sandlin did intend commit fraud. The court had no concern regarding the bank’s disinterest with the fraudulent loan paperwork and the use of property for which he was paying as collateral. It gives the impression of being highly unusual.

The article series is intended to provide readers across Tampa with a credible review of unusual court decisions or topics in the media. Staff from the [name removed] Law Group wants people to feel comfortable with topics running the gamut from iPhone 6 security to the role good counsel could have played in a case like that of Susan Mellen case.

About the [name removed] Law Group:

The [name removed] Law Group is located at 1881 West Kennedy Blvd. in Tampa, Florida. The law office is capable of providing representation for individuals faced with multitudes of allegations and potential wrongdoing. Tampa Bay residents in need of legal counsel can find the [name removed] Law Group online by vising http://www.[name removed].com. Their vow is that your case will be treated with the same care and respect [name removed] would expect for his friends and family. The [name removed] Group handles cases with competence, care and an untiring ethic.