Any change in life comes with a degree of uncertainty. Some of us feel energized by new adventures, and some are so frightened that we stay in a bad situation far longer than we should.Truth be told, sometimes the fear is worse than the reality. The following steps might help you explore what is holding you back.
Finding a career that brings you happiness, and that can provide the needed income to support yourself, is indeed possible.
Career training courses that lead to certification opportunities can provide learners with a less expensive alternative to traditional degree programs. These courses and certifications can also provide a faster pathway to career advancement.
Do you dread going to work every day? Does something feel “off” in your current job? Here are four strategies that’ll help you decide if it’s just a "slump" or if it's time to pursue a different career.
By only applying for positions for which they feel they meet 100% of the qualifications; are women taking themselves out of the running for jobs they may have gotten otherwise?
Steven Covey once said, “Most people do not listen with the intent to understand, they listen with the intent to reply”. Active listening is a gift. The more that we stop and fully engage in meaningful conversations, the better our relationships will be.
In order to be competitive in your field, it's important to stay on top of news, trends and developments in your industry. By actively working to expand your knowledge on a regular basis, you show your employers that they are getting the best you at all times. Even if your professional life doesn’t require it, continuous learning can be beneficial for anyone – feeding your curiosity and learning new skills can result in feelings of personal satisfaction and growth.
Personal development can be fun! In addition to reading news articles and listening to podcasts, you can attend classes, seminars, webinars, and enroll in online courses. All of these will enhance your skill set and ensure that you are up to date on the latest information available.
How to be successful with personal development?
It’s estimated that the average person will change jobs 10 to 15 times (with an average of 12 job changes) during his or her career. Some of these job changes may be out of necessity (company downsizing, etc.), others by choice. Armed with this knowledge, you can take steps to plan for career changes in your working life.
As the New Year approaches, we conjure up visions of a clean slate, a fresh start. Make this the year that you properly set yourself up to reach your personal and professional goals.