Last week, we began to look at the steps towards making a successful career transition. Although the steps listed in this series are simple, they are important because a career change should not be carried out hastily. It should be as deliberate and intentional as possible. In the last post, we considered the first step of accepting personal responsibility for your career. Today, we’ll look at the second step in a successful career change: Choose a New Career. So, for some reason or the … [Read more...] about Second Step: Choosing a New Career
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Over the next few weeks, we’ll be looking at the steps towards a successful transition in your career. You’ll find this helpful especially if you're moving from one industry to another or if you're making the move from employment to self-employment and vice-versa. We’ll consider the obvious and not-so-obvious things to put in place to ensure that you transit into a new career as smoothly and successfully as possible. A career change shouldn’t be an impulsive or rash process; it should be well … [Read more...] about The First Step Towards a Successful Career Transition
Today, we’re concluding the short series on Seeking Career Direction which we began a few weeks ago. So far, we have shared simple and effective career direction tips that would be very useful for making career decisions whether you are a starter or a pro. We started with the role of prayer, followed it with the importance of understanding your skills and in the last post, we looked at taking advantage of opportunities. In today's post, we’ll be looking at the place of … [Read more...] about Seeking Career Direction: Interests and Passions
A few weeks ago, we started a short series on Seeking Career direction and we began to share simple and effective tips that will be very helpful for you if you’re in need of direction in your career. In the last couple of posts, we discussed the role of prayer and the advantages of knowing your skills. In this post, we’ll be looking at Opportunities. Taking advantage of opportunities is especially important for those who need to get started on their careers or those who desire a career … [Read more...] about Seeking Career Direction: Opportunities
Some weeks ago, we began a short series on Career Direction. The tips in this series will help you to gain good clarity for career decisions, especially if it involves a major career change or advancement. In the last post, we looked at the role of Prayer. Today, we’ll be addressing the topic of ‘Skills’. Taking stock of the skills that you have is a big deal when it comes to making career decisions. A skill is a special ability or expertise that you acquire by formal or informal training and … [Read more...] about Seeking Career Direction: Skills
Today, I’ll begin a short series of posts to share simple and effective tips that will be very helpful for you if you’re in need of direction in your career. These tips and truths will be useful for any career decision you need to make whether you are a starter or a pro. In this post, we’ll start by looking at the role and effectiveness of prayer in career direction. While we are to take responsibility for our careers, we also have to keep the big picture in mind. Prayer helps you to … [Read more...] about Seeking Career Direction: Prayer
This guest post (and infographic) by Careerminds* shows you easy and effective ways to help you get back on your feet and land a job after you have been let go from a position. Job searches are always hard, but going through them after being let go can make them even harder. Not only is your morale low, but there is a sense of pressure to quickly find a job as to not feel the impact of lost wages. It takes an organization an average of about fifty-two days to hire on a candidate for … [Read more...] about 5 Tips to Land a Job After Being Let Go (Infographic)