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January 15, 2021

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January 15, 2021 - Issue #025

Talk with your own Mentor(s) to quickly learn more about your desired career. It may save time and money through a concentrated learning process. Avoid the mistakes of others. Try multiple Mentors or multiple careers to allow you to focus in quickly on your own dream career.

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  • Quotes/Jokes: Writer Jokes and Fun Quotes
  • Videos: The Best Changes for Job Searchers During the Coronavirus: Live Office Hours with Andrew LaCivita
  • News & Advice: How to Thrive in 2021, No Matter What Happens
  • Blog Updates: Looking To Become A Writer?
  • Career Change News: Should You Retire Now? Millions Fed Up Working Under Pandemic Conditions Have and Shannon Thompson hopes to inspire more women as a Vallejo firefighter
  • Ask the Editor: I want your questions!
  • Feedback: Love to hear from you on any subject.



1. The Great Writer There was once a young man who, in his youth, professed his desire to become a great writer.

When asked to define great, he said, "I want to write stuff that the whole world will read, stuff that people will react to on a truly emotional level, stuff that will make them scream, cry, howl in pain and anger!"

He now works for Microsoft writing error messages.

2. What did the writer say when he glued himself to his book? That's my story and I'm sticking to it.

3. I told my old classmate at our 10-year reunion that I'm a writer. "Oh yeah?" he asks. "Have you sold anything yet?" I said, "Sure. My house, my car, and all my stuff."


“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.”
~ Maya Angelou

“If you don't have time to read, you don't have the time (or the tools) to write. Simple as that.”
~ Stephen King

“Substitute 'damn' every time you're inclined to write 'very;' your editor will delete it and the writing will be just as it should be.”
~ Mark Twain

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The Best Changes for Job Searchers During the Coronavirus: Live Office Hours with Andrew LaCivita

The coronavirus has affected us all. Job uncertainty is almost everywhere. Andrew LaCivita developed a video in the spring of 2020 and updated it to include additional information. The virus is still with us and has even gotten stronger in many sections of the country.

If you are wondering how to job search during the pandemic, then you should watch this video. It is a bit longer at just short of 2 hours, but there is so much to it.

See what the adjustments you need to make in job searching, networking, job interviewing and more. Learn how to target companies and identify people to contact. Get answers to your questions on how to reach your goal.

You will enjoy it.

The video is 1.59.42 minutes long.

Click here to view the video by Andrew LaCivita


How to Thrive in 2021, No Matter What Happens

This article was developed by

There are some good points brought out by the author, Heather R. Morgan. If you are worried about what 2021 has in store for you, then she presents advice that may help you in about any situation.

I will give you a peak at some of her points:

  1. Since the virus has had such an impact on us, you need to stay as agile as you can. Things happen to us all. We should examine where we are and make the adjustments to improve our situation.
  2. Be your authentic self. We don’t really have long here, so we should follow our dreams and passions. Find those things that make you happy and follow them.

There are other points that she brings out that you can read by going to the link below.

How To Thrive In 2021, No Matter What Happens

Of course, you can always contact us to learn more about opportunities to find a mentor or to become an entrepreneur and work wherever you wish as a mentor.


Looking To Become A Writer?

Career Redo interviewed the successful author of three mystery novels, Maria Pease. Maria was kind enough to provide some great insight into her career and ideas for those interested in becoming writers.

Many people want to know the best way to get started as a writer. Maria provides a background on her start which many may find helpful. One hint is that she developed an interest in copywriting, also known as content writing. That got her started earning income from something that she loved doing.

Our interview also discusses the sources she used to help transition to become a writer.

Find out more about her thought here on her interview page:

Our Novel Writers With Maria Pease article.


Should You Retire Now? Millions Fed Up Working Under Pandemic Conditions Have

Robin Ryan developed this article for It addresses a point which many may be things about, “Is it time to Retire?” The virus is wearing everyone out. It may be impacting baby boomers and those near retirement even more.

That brings up at the question is retirement the right step for you now. Robin discusses several cases that highlights the situation.

She discusses several elements that should be considered in making that decision. One is are you up for a job hunt and possible relocation?

Another point is whether you are willing to update your skills? Do you need the income from continued work? There are a number of things to consider and she helps address those. Read all about it in the link below.

Should You Retire Now?

Shannon Thompson hopes to inspire more women as a Vallejo firefighter

This is an article from the that emphasizes the opportunities that are available for women.

Shannon Thompson graduated from the Vallejo Fire Academy and is a member of her firefighter group.

Since 2012 only 2 percent of the applicants have been female. This area is evolving every day. Shannon has found such satisfaction in her role that she encourages everyone to seek out their joy.

Don’t miss this article.

Shannon Thompson Hopes To Inspire More Women To Be Firefighters


Here we are again. I would love to help you get the answers you need in your career change process. Please feel free to contact me with your questions or comments. Mention that you question comes from our newsletter section and I will place the response in this section for all of our readers.


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May the wind be at your back! If not, then persevere! Show Grit!

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