A Step-By-Step Plan For Landing a New Job in 2017

If you’re like most working professionals (65 percent, according to a Top Resume poll), you’re longing for a career change this year. You can see it in your mind: how energetic you’ll be as you get ready for work in the morning, how enthusiastically you’ll throw yourself into projects that give you life. But how do you get from here to there? Many people have big goals and even bigger hopes for their work life at the start of a new year; what they need is practical guidance on charting the course. Career advice expert Amanda Augustine has laid out a meticulous step-by-step action plan (emphasis on action!) for blazing your path to a great new work role.A Step by Step Plan For Landing a New Job in 2017

This is a killer excuse to crack open a shiny new planner and design the career of your dreams. Head to Amanda’s Jump-Start Your Job Search page for access to the full step-by-step plan, and to just get the wheels turning, keep scrolling for the first five steps of the plan.

Step 1: Think About What You Wanted to Be When You Grew Up

“Sometimes, in order to move forward, we must look back — for inspiration, lessons, or clues that can help guide our way. Think about what you wanted to be when you grew up. While you might not be able to pursue your childhood dreams, consider how you can leverage your current skill set in an industry that gets you closer to that work.”

Step 2: Inventory Your Skills and Interests

“Make a list of every job, internship, and volunteer role you’ve held in the past 10 years. Then, write down exactly what you liked and disliked about each position. Look for themes that will help you identify career paths that interest you, as well as play to your greatest strengths in the workplace.”

Step 3: Figure Out Your Next Move

“The most successful job-search plans begin with a clear goal. Where do you want your career to go? Are there any positions you need to pursue today that will allow you to gain skills and experience required for your future dream job?”

Step 4: Write Down Your Goals

“You’re 10 times more likely to accomplish your goals if you write them down. Once you’ve decided on your job goal, document it. If you successfully complete your goal, what would that look like? What would be the outcome? When you define success, you’re creating parameters that will help you stay on track. Post your goal near your home computer or store them on your phone to stay focused.”

Step 5: Create a Target Company List

Based upon your job goals, what companies interest you? Build a list of target employers that meet your location, industry, size, and corporate-culture needs. Use this list to search for job openings and people within your network who can provide you with an inside track on the organization and its hiring needs.”

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20 Benefits of Having a Boyfriend For a Best Friend

Two double cheeseburgers, a Big Mac, a McChicken sandwich, and large fries in the car — were we on an awesome date or just hanging out? The beauty of having a boyfriend for a best friend is that it was both. When the two become seamless, you know you have it good. My partner is also my favorite companion, which means we can go to a bar and get hammered together, and then proceed to our romantic dinner reservation straight after. It’s the best of both worlds. Here are 20 amazing benefits to having an SO for a BFF.Benefits of Having a Boyfriend For a Best Friend

  1. You can truly be yourselves around each other.
  2. Doing even the simplest things together is fun.
  3. Sleepovers are so much better.
  4. After a fight, you can have makeup sex.
  5. Every night’s like date night.
  6. You don’t feel the need to look done up around him.
  7. When you’re together, it’s a judge-free zone.
  8. You love each other in more ways than one.
  9. You can be serious and playful around each other.
  10. You two can talk about anything.
  11. It’s OK to be gross in front of him.
  12. Including him in plans isn’t a big deal because you probably have similar friends.
  13. He’s also your favorite drinking partner.
  14. You can vent to him anytime.
  15. You can hold hands and high-five.
  16. You connect on multiple levels.
  17. You can be completely honest with each other.
  18. You don’t feel the need to impress him.
  19. He’ll love you in both sweatpants and heels.
  20. You have the luxury of friendship and love all in one person.

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Kendall Jenner Flashes Giant Snake Tattoo on Her Thigh at V Magazine Shoot

Kendall Jenner was shot by famous fashion photographer Mario Testino for the edgy shoot. She posed in high-leg pants while a tattooist appeared to touch up the fake ink. The 21 year old wore an off-shoulder monochrome top. She wore her dark hair long and wet. Her eyes were lined by black and silver smokey eye makeup. She covered up slightly with a floral jacket, as she posed beside her sister at a party. It didn’t look like Kylie Jenner was too fussed about her sister’s revealing outfit, smiling widely for the black and white photo. She captioned the shot simply with an emoji and tagged photographer Moises Arias, sending her 71.4million followers into meltdown.Kendall Jenner Flashes Giant Snake Tattoo

Fans rushed to praise the snap, with one writing: “That piercing though.” “Fudge! Why so pretty guys,” another commented. A third said: “Nippleeeessss.” Kendall has always been upfront about her love for her body. Speaking about her first ever catwalk, Gigi Hadid best friend admitted she was “excited” about her boobs being on show. She told W Magazine: “My biggest concern was definitely falling.  “And then my t**s were out. nervous about that. I was really excited about my t**s being out, actually. When asked why, she added: “I don’t know. I’m weird. I love my t**s being out. It’s like one of my things, I guess.”

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Soleil Moon Frye Slims Down After Baby Number Four

 The former Punky Brewster star, 40, and her producer husband Jason Goldberg welcomed son Story in May (16), and she subsequently turned to weight loss brand Nutrisystem to help her drop the pregnancy pounds. Soleil, who successfully used the healthy eating programme after the arrival of her son Lyric in 2014, admits slimming down the fourth time around was tougher than she had ever imagined. “I thought, ‘This is really hard,’” she admitted to People.com. “After the third child, and then with the fourth, it was even harder. Our bodies change as we grow up and get a little bit older. It’s not quite as easy. You see these models that walk out in a crop top within a few weeks of having a baby – I wish I had a body like that, but that’s not realistic for me!”Soleil Moon Frye Slims Down

She wasn’t in a rush to shed the extra weight and instead spent the first few months bonding with her new baby. “I wanted to be with my baby and have those incredible moments with my little one – just enjoying, indulging and loving on him,” she explained. When she started her new diet, Soleil reveals Nutrisystem helped her stay on track and allowed her to indulge in her favorite foods – and she recruited her whole family to help her stay active. “We’ve been doing a ton of bike riding together,” she shared. “It gives us that time to get outdoors together.Soleil Moon Frye

But the majority of the exercise is running around with the little ones, playing soccer, and especially now, having boys, I get to be rough with them.” Soleil is still hoping to get “a little more” weight off, but she wants to promote a positive body image for her children. “I’m feeling good, and I feel like a real woman,” she said. “I’ve never been somebody that feels like I have to be super skinny – I’m voluptuous, I’ve always been voluptuous.” She added, “I think by knowing that my kids look to me, it really forces me to just feel as if I need to be an example to them.”

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This Is How All Your Favorite Food Stars Do Game Day

Let’s be honest: the only important part of game day is the food. If you’re like me, the only touchdown you’re interested in scoring is serving the perfect chicken wings, queso dip, and chili. To fuel your inspiration for the ultimate game-day feast, look no further than the following popular recipes from some of your favorite Food Network personalities and food experts. Alton has you covered on wings, Ree Drummond’s got the ultimate queso, and Giada de Laurentiis gets extra points for her homemade mozzarella sticks. Go team!This Is How All Your Favorite Food Stars Do Game Day

Alton Brown: Baked Buffalo Wings

It’s hard to choose a favorite game-day recipe from Alton Brown, but he’s pretty well known for his buffalo chicken wings. All you need (besides the wings) is butter, garlic, salt, and hot sauce, and you’re on your way to perfectly roasted — not fried — spicy chicken wings that are just as good as any restaurant’s.

Marcela Valladolid: Game-Winning Guac

It’s not game day without guacamole, and Marcela Valladolid’s guacamole with fresh-baked tortilla chips is the way to go. Going the extra mile to make homemade baked tortilla chips totally pays off, and they’re the ultimate vessel for scooping plenty of lime- and cilantro-filled guac.

Giada de Laurentiis: Homemade Mozzarella Sticks

You’ll never go back to the frozen kind once you try Giada’s homemade mozzarella sticks. This DIY version tastes infinitely better and is surprisingly easy to make with mozzarella cheese, Italian breadcrumbs, grated parmesan, and homemade marinara sauce.

Sunny Anderson: Southwestern Quesadillas

Cut up Sunny Anderson’s Southwestern quesadillas into party-ready portions, and you’ll be everyone’s favorite person. Be sure to make extra of the cilantro-lime sour cream, because everyone will want to dip their cheesy, spicy quesadillas in it.

Ree Drummond: Chile Con Queso

Queso is arguably the most important part of game day, and Ree Drummond’s chile con queso is your go-to recipe. Even The Pioneer Woman admits there’s no shame in using a block of processed cheese for essentials like queso. In fact, it’s the best.

Aaron McCargo Jr.: Buffalo Chicken Cheese Balls

This Food Network Star winner is known for focusing on bold flavors, and his buffalo chicken cheese balls are proof. Any buffalo-chicken fanatic would be crazy not to try these bite-size appetizers that are perfect for feeding a crowd. He recommends taking a shortcut by using store-bought rotisserie chicken and combining it with hot sauce, cheddar, and scallions before rolling the balls into a crunchy panko breadcrumb coating. The homemade blue cheese dip is what really takes this dish to a new level.

Trisha Year wood: Cornbread-Chili Casserole

Southern comfort foods are always a good idea for game day, especially Trisha Year wood’s cornbread-chili casserole. Everything you love about chili is covered in a buttery, crumbly cornbread topping, and a generous sprinkling of cheddar cheese and dollop of sour cream takes it over the top.

Chrissy Teigen: John’s Famous Chili

Not only is John Legend famous for his mac and cheese, but he also makes a pretty mean chili. John’s chili, as Chrissy Teigen calls it in her cookbook, Cravings, packs a serious flavor punch with chili powder, red pepper, garlic, and the secret ingredient: Lawry’s Seasoned Salt.

Paula Deen: Spinach Artichoke Dip

Ditch the store-bought jar for Paula Deen’s hot spinach artichoke dip. Loaded with the good stuff (namely sour cream, mayo, Parmesan, and pepper jack cheese), this ooey-gooey dip is the ultimate match for toasted bread, tortilla chips, and even crudités.

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Nicole Kidman Planning to Add Another Kid to Her Brood

The actress, who plays an adoptive mother in acclaimed new movie Lion, is hoping to play mum to a fifth kid before she turns 50. The Moulin Rouge! star tells MailOnline, “I would be beyond happy and just welcome it with open arms.” Nicole Kidman has two adopted kids, Connor and Isabella, from her marriage to Tom Cruise, and two daughters, Sunday Rose and Faith, with current husband Keith Urban. Sunday Rose was born naturally in 2008, when Nicole was 41 after “so many years of trying”, and Faith was born via surrogate in 2010.

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Nicole Kidman Planning to Add Another Kid to Her Brood

“We went through a surrogacy with my second daughter because we wanted another child so much that it hurt…,” she explains. “I felt my chances of conceiving again were slimmer and slimmer.” The actress tells the outlet her husband is the strict parent, adding she prefers to be “big on love and small on rules”. It’s not clear if the couple’s third child together will be conceived via surrogate, adopted or perhaps natural, but the smitten couple loves fooling around in the bedroom.

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When asked what Nicole does about getting some privacy with Keith when their children Sunday Rose, and Faith, six, are at home, the actress told SiriusXM’s The Moms, Denise Albert and Melissa Musen Gerstein, “(We tell them) mommy and daddy need to have kissy-kissy time!” The phrase is also used by country singer Keith, who revealed he enlisted it to explain to Sunday why she couldn’t come on a previous couple’s break. “When Sunday asks why they don’t get to come with us, we say it’s mum and dad’s ‘kissy kissy time’ and she’s (like), ‘Oh, OK,’” he told news.com.au.

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Selena Gomez Back on Instagram to Salute the Fifth Anniversary of Waverly Place Finale

 The singer/actress, who shut down her social media accounts last summer (16) to focus on her battle with anxiety and depression caused by lupus, joined up with her former co-star David Henrie for her first Instagram story over the weekend (07-08Jan17). The get together marked the fifth anniversary of their Disney show’s finale in 2012. The Come & Get It singer and tech-savvy Henrie, who revealed he helped Selena Gomez set up her Twitter account eight years ago, mused over what their Waverly Place characters would be doing today, if the show had continued.

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Selena Gomez Back Instagram to Salute the Fifth Anniversary of Waverly Place Finale

“You have kids,” Gomez said. “(My character) Alex is for sure single”. Henrie added, “Yeah, (my character) Justin has, like, 15 children. Alex is single; she’s still trying to find herself. She’s now, like, 25, and she’s trying to figure things out.” Selena Gomez then asked fans if they would be interested in a reunion, stating, “Should we just bring Wizards of Waverly Place back? I think we should.” The singer looked happy and healthy in the video, giving fans hopes she’s all good after her break. She cancelled a portion of her Revival World Tour last year (16) to deal with panic attacks and depression related to her lupus diagnosis, and took “90 days off” to get well again.

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