Here are 10 simple, practical steps to a new or revamped career.
10 Simple, Practical Steps to a New or Revamped Career
Realizing you need a new career? Or maybe you’re in the right field but wrong job or location? Time for a do-over!
Here are 10 simple, practical steps to a new or revamped career:
Step 1. Define your needs. What are your baseline needs for:
Step 2. Define your wants. These aren’t deal-breakers and if you’re just staring out, they might not even be considerations.
- Growth potential
- Benefits (this may need to go under *needs* category)
- Team atmosphere
- Learning community
- Job security
Step 3. Rediscover yourself. This is the important part. If you’re starting fresh career-wise, you want to concentrate on a good fit. Revisit your personal mission statement. Click here for freebie links to help with personal discovery or download this Career Exploration Workbook.
Step 4. Delineate your strengths. Write them down. Is there a way you can leverage them? Be creative!
Step 5. Face your weaknesses. Would any of these weaknesses hinder your employability? If so, make a plan to mitigate them.
Step 6. Make several choices and explore each. In today’s job market, you may need to hunt in more than one area.
Step 7. Rebrand yourself. Update resume, cover letter and references.
Step 8. More rebranding. Spiff up LinkedIn. Clean up social media.
Step 9. Rehearse interview skills. Literally, find someone to practice with. Have them ask the questions and you answer.
Step 10. Get yourself out there. Network. Check the job boards such as USA Jobs, Indeed, Glassdoor
It goes without mentioning that you should be praying at each step!
These 10 steps can feel overwhelming. If you would like some excellent coaching on any or all of them, contact me!