Our life’s work, and the meaning we derive from it, is much too important to delegate to a company to manage.Ruben Rodriquez, Integral Impact
Careers are hard. You’re trying to balance work and life while your company strives for growth and the world economy twists and turns. The more you understand and take an active hand in driving your career, the more successful and balanced your life will. The key is to understand why you’re where you are, and what actions you need to take to navigate your next move.
The way we work is changing — and, along the way, how companies attract, employ, develop, and retain talent is rapidly evolving. Career progression and talent development was once vertically integrated within each company. It was not inconceivable for someone who began their career in the mail room to end end up in the C-Suite. Not so any more. Companies now divide their need for talent between short and long-term, between core and commodity. Talent for each of these divisions is sourced from widely different places. Contract to hire and short-term project “auditions” are becoming common — at all levels.
You own your career. It has a rhythm and a life-cycle that is unique to you. I implore you to manage it in a way that leads to fulfillment and meaning.
Understanding this complex new world of work and opportunity takes insight, persistence, and determination. There are tools that can help but, most importantly, you want to be asking yourself the right questions. Who are you? What are you good at? What can you do that brings value to an employer or to the marketplace?
Start where you are today, define the vision of where you want to be, then move forward towards your sweet spot.
Here are some of the areas that I can help you explore en route to a vibrant and satisfying career:
Who are you?
- Your strengths
Your career “sweet spot”
- Understanding your history
- What you’ve accomplished
- What you’ve learned
- What you’re ready to do
Marketing and “selling” yourself
- Updating your resume and your LinkedIn profile
- Confidence and presence
- Job search strategy
- Cover letters
- Interviewing & interview preparation
- The Networking Mindset
- Networking in Action
- Networking Inside Organizations
I can help you understand how careers work, and how to work your career. If you would like to grab the bull by the horns and take control of your career, please contact me for a complimentary exploratory / strategy session.