Are you a Professional Looking for New Direction in Your Career?
Have your reached a turning point in your work life?
Maybe things have changed in your workplace.
Or in your life.
Or, as is often the case, in both.
As a result, you’re asking yourself lots of questions.
Big questions such as:
♦ What’s next?
♦ How do I find work that is more fulfilling?
Career-specific questions such as:
♦ Will my skills transfer to a new job or industry?
♦ Who’s looking for someone like me? How do I find them?
Practical questions such as:
♦ I have a lot of experience, but how can I communicate that to prospective employers?
♦ How do I choose what to write for my CV/resume and LinkedIn Profile so that it both gets read and tells the story of my career.
♦ I know I should network, but how and where? What do I say when I’m not sure what’s next?
♦ It’s a while since I’ve done an interview. Are my skills as good as they need to be?
Career change can be challenging, no matter how accomplished you are.
You’re studied and trained for your profession. You’ve learned a lot more on the way. But being great at what you do doesn’t automatically mean it’s easy to communicate that to others.
You understand that professional excellence on its own is not enough when you’re competing against others with similar skills and experience. You know you do a good job. Now you want to feel confident that you can communicate this in a way that gets the attention of appropriate prospective employers, or even within your current company.
Asking yourself questions about what’s next in your career is a good start.
But too many questions, and you’re struggling to move forward.
You need to begin somewhere, but where?
There may be a lot of pieces to the puzzle. This includes things outside of your control. Things like the economy and the impact of technology on your industry. Yet, you need to be able to focus on what’s most important. To find out what’s critical to the changes you desire.
How do you find the critical starting pieces?
You want enough clarity about your career direction to be able to begin taking action. You want a way of sharpening your insight. Insight into both what you offer, and what employers are looking for. You’re busy and need to be able to evaluate where to focus and how best to use your time.
Once you have a vision of where you want to go next in your career, you need a way of getting there.
You can do with more quickly and with less stress if you have the right strategy, a roadmap, and a manageable step-by-step plan. A strategy that is tailored to your personal situation and a plan that helps you to stay on track.
Support such as customized career communication messages and materials that boost your confidence and get attention from the right people. Practical tools that help you make the most of your time. Support to test ideas, get feedback, overcome obstacles, and handle setbacks.
With direction, strategy, and support you will be ready to lead your own career.
As a career consultant and coach, my goal is to empower you to steer your own career. We begin by finding out where you now. We discuss your situation and your personal and professional priorities. From there, we work on a strategy to support you in making progress towards your career goals.
But first, why not take a few minutes to create your Personal Career Scorecard?
I developed this self-assessment quiz to provide you with an easy way to review your existing career management skills. By answering a few questions you will learn more about both your strengths and any gaps to be aware of as you move forward.
Simply add your name and email to the form below to request your free copy.