At the root of failed career changes, bad job choices or an inability to make that next professional step is some level of what I call fuzziness around who we are professionally. Getting a clear and appreciative view of your professional assets is vital, foundational career development work. My friends at VisualCV, a leading provider of online […]
Career Change Resources
Career change is both a scary and enticing concept. Professionals arrive at the career change assumption from asking questions like: Is this all there is? How do I get from here to there? What else is out there for me? A big part of the career change services work I do with clients revolves around the clarification of professional value, natural markets, and exploration of what is both possible and exciting. In other words, we put a focus on leveraging your professional assets.
Career change is also mis-understood. Are we looking at a change in industry, a change in job function? How big a change? Career changes are usually more like pivots. In my work with clients and thousands of MBAs, the real secrets to career change involve connecting the dots between your background and assets and the needs of a market that makes sense for you.
1] Below are some of my articles and resources on the career change subject.
2] I also have a change success factors video in the free member dashboard area, along with other videos on key career management concepts and a valuable workbook to help clarify your professional value.
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The prospect of making some form of career change is both exhilarating — and daunting. If you’ve decided to change careers — and you know exactly the new career you want to pursue — it’s important not to be stymied by the enormity of the challenges associated with the career-change process. So, how do you […]
Does your company do something exceptionally well as a result of industry dynamics? Quality processes. Mission critical systems. Marketing discipline. Customer support. Distribution precision. Don’t take that level of excellence for granted. There may be organizations who look to your employer as a leader in this area and covet that expertise. The expertise you’ve gained […]
I have the privilege of writing a monthly column for Monster.com. Here is the latest one: The prospect of changing careers is both exhilarating and daunting. If you know exactly the new career you want to pursue, don’t become stymied by the enormous challenges the career-change process presents. Employ these powerful strategies to make that […]
One of the first roadblocks to making a career change, and this causes a lot of people to rot in their existing job, is that assumption or feeling that there is one right answer. One magic profession, that if it could be identified, would be the solution to everything. So, in the absence of finding […]