Your Career is a Journey

Your career is a journey. You can count on twists and turns along the way. It is unlikely you will end up doing the same thing at the end as you do in the beginning. If you recognize that at the start, which I did not, you can relax a little and be open to signals and lessons along the way. My journey got started in what might now seem… Read More »Your Career is a Journey

Take Time to Pause and Reflect

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I recommend you take time to pause and reflect because “life moves pretty fast.” – Are you using your talents and strengths in ways you find rewarding? – Is your work, and the people with whom you work, aligned with your values, motivations, and interests? – Does your career allow you to live the lifestyle you want? – Are you, through your job and at home, creating the legacy you… Read More »Take Time to Pause and Reflect

Selecting Your Career

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The first step in the five-step job search process is determining focus. This includes elements such as industry, job function, size of organization, and geography, among others. Yet there is a higher level and more amorphous choice which often confounds us which is choosing a career.  The Meriam-Webster dictionary provides two definitions of career which are worth considering: 1) a field for or pursuit of consecutive progressive achievement especially in… Read More »Selecting Your Career

Hire a Career Coach to Bridge the Gap

Career coaching helps you get from where you are to where you want to be. A coach helps you bridge the gap in a way that is easier and faster than you could on your own. Here are the benefits of coaching and when one would really help you. Three significant benefits of coaching The first thing you receive from coaching is a unique and objective perspective. The coach doesn’t… Read More »Hire a Career Coach to Bridge the Gap

The Five Stages of an Effective Job Search

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Focus and clarity on your target role, company/industry, geography, etc. This step begins with an understanding of your motivators, interests, skills, and talents. Depending on your individual situation, you may complete one or more assessments to gain greater self-awareness. Fine tuning your marketing collateral. This stage includes making sure your LinkedIn profile, resume, and cover letters represent your strengths, skills, and experience in a compelling way. Each resume and cover letter you… Read More »The Five Stages of an Effective Job Search