REINVENT YOUR CAREER
Whether you are just embarking on a new career path or are working on advancing in your current one, you may need to realign your passion with the need to do what you have to in order to achieve that. We call it the P & N ratio or Passion & Need ratio. In today's economic climate, where jobs available are mostly for people with trade or specialized skills and education, such as in the Information Technology , clean energy or medical sciences, you may need additional schooling, licensing or both in order to be able to compete for the well-paid jobs or careers that you are seeking.
The key thing is to understand how and what you need to do to live that passion, and how it fits in within the scheme of things in your life. Also remember that employment is a two-way street with both parties giving and taking, and most organizations look for highly-retainable, highly-skilled workforce that will engage in their goals and buy into their paths to success.
As competition for coveted jobs becomes more intense, it is important do differentiate yourself from the pack, and by following your heart and your passion, you are bound to find yourself in a place, where your enthusiasm will be contagious and your dreams will become realized, while you feel that you truly make a difference by giving the best that you have to offer.
Top 10 List of What Every Career Seeker Should Consider
- Identify and define your ultimate career goal. (Think of the industry, job title).
- Research the salary, availability, growth potential, educational, licensing, monetary investment requirements, experience, need, and time required.
- Make a list of your current experience and skills that you think may be transferable to the new career.
- Consider the pros and cons of the new career goal. (make a list of pros and cons of pursuing this career goal at this time in your life.)
- Use your networking resources to find a person working in this position and/or industry and get their inside scoop on what they like and dislike most about their career.
- If your career involves working for a particular organization, research the company and look for things like the description of the company mission, values, vision, and ethics, financial stability, customer and employee feedback, benefits offered and requirements to get them.
- If your career choice involves living in a certain state or country, research living conditions and cost of moving.
- Consider taking an aptitude test to find out if you have natural propensity for the career goal you are seeking.
- Perform searches on several job sites and find industry-specific sites to see how many positions may be available in the field or career of your choice.
- Research training and educational programs that would help you achieve your career goals.
Does this seem overwhelming? Don't worry if it does and just plan to take it one step at a time, one or two things per day, and you will get there. If you feel you could use help in helping you facilitate the career change you are seeking and hold you accountable, book your FREE phone consultation with a coach.
You can start today.