In a Rut? Ready for a Career Change?Written by Cecile Peterkin
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Take a look at your answers. Is your present career in line with who you are, what you value, and what you are good at? If not, then it is time to make a change.
Once you have established that you are ready for a career change, start thinking about and noticing what you want. If you could do anything, what would you do? By assessing your accomplishments, skills, strengths and weakness you will be able to see a link between what it is that you value, what you are good at, and where "juice" is for you - all things that you can turn into a new career. Decide what you want and create your opportunities. MAKE A PLAN. Then, use this plan to switch from resentment in your current job to looking at positives you can take to your new career. What are your transferable skills? What are you learning in your present position that you can take with you? Once you have a plan, stay focused on your intention, and pay attention to opportunities that present themselves. Despite your present frustration and your excitement at possibilities ahead of you, it is natural to feel afraid about starting a new career. Feel fear and do it anyway! Remember, power to do so is within you.
Copyright 2004-2005, Cecile Peterkin
Cecile Peterkin is a Certified Career Coach, Retirement Coach and Speaker. With over 17 years of managerial, leadership, empowerment counseling and personal development experience, Cecile specializes in helping Middle Managers overcome the “Middle Syndrome” of being stuck in a middle position in mid-life. To learn more about Cecile, visit her website at http://www.cosmiccoachingcentre.com or call 416-782-5001, Toll-free:1-866-486-4112.
FOUR SIMPLE STEPS TO BETTER RESULTS WITH YOUR RESUMEWritten by Jeff Altman, CPC, MSW
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When you go to a restaurant and order a meal, you have expectation that it will be prepared in a way that will please you and be presented on plate beautifully. Writing a great resume requires that you be chef and prepare a meal that is both visually appealing and tastes great too!
Jeff Altman Concepts in Staffing email@example.com
© 2005 all rights reserved. Jeff Altman, Managing Director with Concepts in Staffing, a New York search firm, has successfully assisted many corporations identify management leaders and staff in technology, accounting, finance, sales, marketing and other disciplines since 1971. He is a certified leader of ManKind Project, a not for profit organization that assists men with life issues, and a practicing psychotherapist. For additional job hunting or hiring tips, go to http://www.newyorkmetrotechnologyjobs.com If you would like Jeff and his firm to assist you with hiring staff, or if you would like help with a strategic job change, send an email to him at firstname.lastname@example.org (If you’re looking for a new position, include your resume).
Jeff Altman, Managing Director with Concepts in Staffing, has successfully assisted many corporations identify management leaders and staff in technology,and other disciplines since 1971. For additional job hunting or hiring tips, go to http://www.newyorkmetrotechnologyjobs.com If you would like Jeff and his firm to assist you with hiring staff, or if you would like help with a strategic job change, send an email to him at email@example.com