When you are considering changing careers, it can be difficult to know where to start. Here are six questions to help guide you through the process and your decision making.
Resiliency Assessment How well are you able to cope with change and life's ups and downs? Take the short quiz below to find out. Are You Ready for What's Next? Resilience is the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties. It’s the ability to mentally or emotionally recover from a crisis quickly. The question becomes, how does one become resilient? Is it something we are born with or is it trainable? Evidently, it’s a little of both. According to psychologist, Susan Kobasa, there are three elements that are essential to building resilience:Challenge: Resilient people view difficult situations and setbacks as challenges; not as paralyzing events.Commitment: Resilient people possess a strong sense of commitment. They have a compelling reason to get out of bed in the morning.Personal Control: Resilient people spend their time and energy focusing on situations [...]
Most of us abandon our resolutions at some point including career resolutions. Here are five tips to get you back on track.
Career resolutions can help achieve your work-related goals. However, without a plan, sticking with resolutions is a challenge. Here are three tips to get you started right.
Thinking about finding a new job is not that unusual this time of year. Here are nine steps to help you make a successful job change in the New Year.
Mindfulness is a deliberate process of calmly being in the moment -- putting aside life's daily distractions. Mindfulness teaches us to recognize and accept our thoughts and feelings without negativity.
A career coach can help you set goals to improve your work life and implement a plan to achieve them. Here are five ways a career coach can benefit you.
An Election is an Extended Job Interview One of the key milestones in the federal election currently going on in Canada was Peter Mansbridge, from CBC, interviewing Liberal Leader, Justin Trudeau, NDP Leader, Tom Mulcair and Prime Minister, Stephen Harper about their candidacy. In each of his three interviews Mr. Mansbridge ended with this question: What is it about you, that you feel should make you a good Prime Minister? Asked slightly in a different way, this is a common question that many interviewers ask candidates: Why should we hire you? or What makes you the ideal candidate for this role? Sidestepping an Important Question The best answer would be something that distinguishes the candidate from all other candidates who are applying for that role. In other words, they talk about what makes them unique. What their competitive advantage is over their competition. In my opinion, none of the three political [...]
It’s Monday morning and you are dreading going into work. As you are getting ready, you’re wondering if it’s just the thought of getting up early and having to go to any job that is making you cranky or is it this particular job that’s making it so difficult to get up? Sure there are things about the job that you don’t like, but aren’t all jobs like that? How do you know whether it’s your particular job that’s the problem? In other words, how do you know when it’s time to leave? Here are five signs that tell you it may be time: You’re bored. You’ve lost your passion and your skills aren’t being utilized. You’re struggling getting out of bed. The alarm goes off and you have no motivation to get up. You hate entering the office. The same routine is getting to you. Same people, same work [...]
That’s true when you follow your passions. This applies to both our personal lives and our professional lives. As a Career Coach, I have clients all the time who come to me saying they are dead inside when it comes to their jobs but they stay because of the money, the security, (I chuckle when I hear this one), the convenience, their families would be disappointed, they don’t know anything else, they don’t know what else would make them happy, it wouldn’t look good on a resume……the list goes on, and on. Ultimately though, what each of these clients are telling me is that it is their FEAR (False Evidence Appearing Real) that’s keeping them in careers they hate. Companies spend a lot of money measuring employee engagement through surveys because evidence tells us that the more engaged you are in your work, the more productive you will be. The [...]