Are you a Professional Looking for New Direction in Your Career?
Have you reached a turning point in your career?
Maybe things have changed at work.
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 I communicate that to prospective employers?
♦ How do I choose what to write for my CV/resume and LinkedIn Profile so that it gets read.
♦ 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. I’m worried about my skills.
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 is not enough to stand out when you’re competing against others with similar skills and experience. You understand the value of what you do. Now you want to feel confident that you can communicate this in a way that makes sense to prospective employers.
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. Including things that are outside of your control. Yet, you need to be able to sort through and select what’s most critical.
How do you find the 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.
You want support and access to the right tools and resources.
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 before all this, why not take a few minutes for a self-evaluation by completing your Personal Career Score Card.
I developed this brief self-assessment quiz to provide you with an easy way to review your existing career management skills. This review will help you identify both your strengths and any gaps that are important as you move forward.
Simply add your name and email to the form below to request your free copy.