Career Change.

Stop thinking ‘job security’ and think ‘career security’…

Think career planning and progressing your career

Changing Careers

If you are thinking of changing your career, this may not be the first time.  Most people change their careers several times in their lifespan, and the frequency of this happening is increasing.  Some are forced to change. Others choose to change. Some are looking for more meaningful work, or a brighter future. Many are dissatisfied with their job and want to find a more satisfying career.

Regardless of your reasons, you want to take the time and make the effort needed to ensure that you don’t make a decision you will regret.

You will make your best decision if you follow these three guiding principles:

Know Yourself
Know what is important to you and what is not.
What kinds of work tasks or activities are attractive to you?
Be clear about what you expect from or require of a job.
Write your ideas down.
Then, you will know what to look for when choosing among jobs or careers.
You need to understand your personality, values, skills, and abilities when looking for a career that will fit you best.

Know Your Options
Learn about jobs that are most likely to meet your expectations.
Think of as many alternatives as you can. And, then learn about each one.

Make a Good Decision
Follow a simple, scientific method of decision making.
Consider consulting a qualified career counsellor.

Remember – Do NOT allow your job dissatisfactions to go unresolved for long – It is important to work out a solution if your job is making you unhappy.

Progressing Careers

We all know that job security is a thing of the past. What many people don’t realise, however, is that they can enjoy career security.

Or perhaps you are confused about college courses and employment prospects? Do you want some clear straightforward advice enabling you to make the right moves? If you can identify with the above questions you could benefit from some high quality career guidance from a qualified career guidance professional.

Career security is when you can pick up new and good jobs quickly. You can enjoy career security if:

  • you have clear occupational goals; you know what you want to do;
  • you are good at selling yourself, you have a great curriculum vitae and interview well;
  • you are positive, and you have confidence.

Career Confidence provides face-to-face coaching, training, and resources

  • to assist you develop your career goals,
  • to write curriculum vitae that get results,
  • to work out the strategies to win at interview,
  • and most importantly – how to maintain a positive and confident outlook.

Career Confidence takes you through a structured individual process to help you decide what is most likely to bring you job satisfaction and therefore success. If you enjoy your work, you have a much greater chance of being successful. The process also helps to build confidence and a positive attitude because you know where you’re going.

If you have found an area that you would like to work in but you’re not really confident about how best to set about it, we can help you.

If you are not sure what you are going and would like a career plan – give us a call.

What can I do to maximize job satisfaction?

Based on research and the experience of professional career specialists, here are some recommendations:

  • What kinds of work tasks or activities are attractive to you?  Be clear about what you expect from or require of a job.  Write your ideas down.  Then, you will know what to look for when choosing among jobs or careers.
  • Learn not just about what jobs that are most likely to meet your expectations, but how you may be expected to work.   
  • Do not allow your job dissatisfactions to go unresolved for long.  For many reasons, it is important to work out a solution if your job is making you unhappy.  
  • Be prepare to reinvent yourself! And be excited about it!
  • Consider consulting Career Confidence.

Learn how to reinvent yourself!

We all know that the world of work is changing – there are now jobs we could never have dreamt up.  And there are new work areas every other day. 

These are changes are not just what we do but also how we do it.  And then there is the added concern – job security may be a thing of the past. 

What many people don’t realise, however, is that they can enjoy ‘career security’ when they learn how to reinvent themselves. 

Career security is when you know you are doing what you are good at, can pick up new and good jobs quickly and it feels right. 

Career security is:

  • When you have clear occupational goals; you know what you want to do;
  • You know why you are good at it and are good at selling yourself;
  • You are self- informed, positive, and have ‘the confidence’.

Career Confidence provides face-to-face coaching, training, and resources to assist you develop your career goals.  Understanding what you are good at and what naturally interests you will get results.  You can use this information to work out strategies to win at interviews, and to maintain your positivity at work. 

After-all – there is nothing better than loving what you do!

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Marie – a student client – felt so optimistic after the session that her mother, Joan, decided it was her turn and engaged in a consultation! I was very chuffed to have the opportunity to work with Marie’s mother ( and she was not the first mother either!). She decided that she needed to be able to do a few things and needed some balance. So she concentrated on building a yoga practice while also going to college – for the first time to study psychology!

Joan
Yoga teacher and Psychology student