How to Become More Satisfied and Successful in Your Career
Identify Your Career Goal – What job title do you want to have in 2 – 3 years time?
Listen to the video to hear about one of the best career planning strategies.
You have the potential to do anything you set your mind to.
While mapping out where you want to be in 2 to 10 years time, I would encourage you to think big about this. This is your life, your future. Your career can give you so much satisfaction and fulfilment if you are in the right job, within the right working environment. Don’t settle for a mediocre role. Stretch yourself and go for roles that will help you develop new skills and build on the brilliant reputation that you are now forming within your career.
For all anyone knows, you could be the next General Manager, the next CEO, the next Project Director, and you could be working with one of the top companies in your industry who has a reputation for taking care of their people.
Find a company and a role that will expose you to bigger and more interesting projects. Start thinking about the top 10 organisations within your industry or similar industries that you know are great places to be in.
You have a great amount of potential, and I would confidently say, you’ve got a lot more potential than you may even realise yourself.
When going for interviews, you need to have your own criteria on how they will be judged as your potential employer. You want to work with good people, for great leaders and be within a culture that will support you to do the best work you can do. You want to make this a win:win situation. They will be lucky to have you on their team, so be careful in the interview process to make sure you are making the right decision on who to accept a job offer from.
You need to surround yourself with people who believe in you,..and simultaneously who expect more out of you – because they know you can do it, they have faith in you. You want to be in an environment where you are challenged to be better. You want to be around people who have a positive energy and who will see your potential, and let you take the reigns in your next role.
So don’t settle for a mediocre role.
Don’t settle for a role that you already know how to do.
Stretch yourself and apply for roles that will allow you to develop the skills and abilities that you would like to do more of.
3 Top Tips for Career Success:
1.Stop Holding Yourself Back from Greatness
2.Leverage Your Natural Talents, Skills and Abilities
3.Align Your Goals with the Current Market & Future Trends
1.What are the titles of 3 job roles that you would love to have within the next 2-3 years?
2.What type of job / business would you like to have within the next 5-10 years?
3.What internal dialogue is going on within you that could be sabotaging your own success?
4.Name 2 or 3 people who could be become your mentors over the next 12 months.
How to Create Your Career Plan & Personal Branding Strategy
Once you have identified where you want to be in 2 to 10 years time, you need to think about your personal branding strategy.
I really don’t like the term ‘personal branding’ but it’s a term that is getting used more often these days, because social media platforms such as LinkedIn are causing an urgent need for its attention by professionals such as senior level managers, executives, coaches and consultants.
As the diagram shows, your personal brand is made up by the common denominators of how you see yourself and how others see you.
As a professional, you want to be seen as well presented, well known, and highly knowledgeable within your industry.
Your Personal Branding Goal:
You want to be seen as
- well known
- well trusted
- well presented
- well informed
………….within your industry.
1.What do you want to be known for?
2.How can you quickly show people you are trustworthy?
3.How should you present both yourself and your Intellectual Property to achieve your goals?
4.What methods will you use to stay updated about industry and global trends?
How to Update Your Resume and Cover Letter – 2016 Style
- Needs to be targeted to the roles that you want to apply for now.
- Needs to have the keywords that recruiters and employers use when applying for roles
- Needs to be in a MS Word format so it can be scanned by the databases.
- Cover Letter needs to be tailored with every application
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1.Get Your Resume updated to show:
- The top 5 skills that you want to develop
- The top 3 achievements within each role
- The top 21 keywords for your job role
2.Create a Cover Letter that:
- Shows why you will be great at this role
- Demonstrates your past success with similar work
- Can be tailored for each job application
How Your LinkedIn and Online Presence Helps You
Recruiters and Employers will:
- View your LinkedIn profile
- Read Your LinkedIn Posts and Comments
- Search for Your Name via Google
- Look for Media Mentions and Bad Press
- Check Facebook to see what you reveal
1.Get Your LinkedIn Profile Updated so it is congruent with your new resume
2.Start to read the discussions happening with industry related groups
3.Begin to comment within the discussions, and share your opinion and industry insight
How to Leverage Your Network for Career Success
List Your Current Network of People
Now that you have your personal brand in shape, your new resume and LinkedIn profile updated, you are now ready to make a move and start firing up conversations with employers and recruiters.
Consider the People You Know, Like and Trust who may be in a position to help you move forward in your career.
Obvious Ones include Your Current or Past:
Non-obvious ones include some of the parents that you know from your son or daughters school, sporting club or other extra curricular activity.
What You Want
- LinkedIn Recommendations
- A Catch-up coffee / after work drink
- Industry Insider News on Hidden Job Ops
- Expand Your network by attending or running events or workshops
- Find out who are the Top Recruiters and Executive Search Consultants in your industry
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- Consolidate a list of people you know within your network
- Contact the top 5 recruiters and ask them to view your resume and consider what types of roles you may be eligible for
- Contact the top 10 companies that you would like to work for and let them know that you have an interest in working for them
What’s the Next Step?
Not sure if your current resume is going to do it’s job of getting you to interview?
Or, if you don’t like filling in forms, simply email your current resume to us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be in contact with you very shortly (usually within 2 hours!)
I hope you have enjoyed this video training.
Please let me know how you have benefited from implementing these career advancing strategies.
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