Tagged: 'In Courage' Newsletter
July 7, 2016 at 9:54 am #3176
In Courage — “Career Choices and Consequences: How to Find Your Future Focus”
First of all, why even ask this question. Maybe you’re saying, “I don’t need a future focus; I need a job!”
Or, maybe you are thinking, “When would I ever get the chance to do what I want to do?”
Now, it’s true that if what you want to do is play video games, watch TV, or hang out by the pool and drink Pina Coladas all day, that job pool is really small.
Or that, just maybe, you doing what you are best at doing is the best thing for your employer – including your future employer.
Here, go with me for a second on this.
Given the choice, would you prefer to.
1.) Work on different things every day, which constantly change in scope and variety, and can be chaotic at times, and with lots of people coming and going.
2.) Work on a things which have consistency, and run on pretty regular schedules, with a definite starting and quitting time, and a really optimum work-life balance.
Maybe you’d like a mix and match of these, but for every person who (1.) finds constantly changing faces of coworkers stimulating, where’s someone else (2.) who would rather just be left to themselves as they efficiently turn the “In” pile into the “Out” pile.
You may look at “(1.)” above and say, “That’s me; the second choice would literally bore me to death. I need lots of input from new people to really feel effective.” But, what if you look at the choices above and say, “I want to do high quality work, which would be completely compromised by all that distraction. Besides that, I just do better work with peace and quiet.
Now think, “What if I was in the *other* job?’
Then think, “How much better would it be if I could know how to pursue the job I was looking for?
The boss is happier.
Fewer layoff… Hmmm…
That’s why this week is really, really, REALLY worth checking out. Come and learn with us!
Career Transition Workshop is about more than helping you be the most successful job seeker. It’s also about helping you be the best possible match for your work!
Next Week: “Two Minute / Two Pages Resumes: How to Package Yourself”
This is an AWESOME presentation!
Yes, you’ll get the best possible instruction on resumes, “Part 1”, that is.
And, yes, you’ll learn how to really do a GREAT 2-minute presentation.
But, as you do this, you’ll learn to, (and this sounds easy, but it’s not)
1. Think about who you are,
2. Talk about who you are, and
3. Find the best possible work for who you are.
That’s it for this week. May the God of hope fill you with hope,
All the best,
Career Transition Workshop
P.S. Here is the site where you can find additional handouts: http://ctw.site44.com/
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