From: Jeff Neil, Career Counselor & Career Coach
Dear Career Changer,
If you're like other professionals I help every day...
* You want to discover the best career choice for you
* You want an action plan and expert guidance to make your career change as fast and as easy as possible
I invite you to keep reading because I am going to share some key advice that you can use to start moving forward today...
..... so you can have a career and job that you look forward to going to each morning.
Before I get into that in a moment, let me tell you how I know these strategies can work for you.
... I have used these strategies to help more than 3,000 people discover the right career direction for them and support their career transitions.
Five Key Principles & Strategies to
Identify & Land Your Ideal Job
Strategy 1: Be Genuinely Inspired
Many people "push" themselves to succeed at work.
Pushing works well for some people... usually for some period of time.
But when we run into a big obstacle at work - or a series of small ones - it usually takes a lot of pushing to get past them.
That can be exhausting... especially when you are not in the right career for you.
That's why pushing ourselves at a job is typically a recipe for frustration.
Wouldn't it be easier... and better... if we felt pulled forward effortlessly to our success?
There are many natural pulls in your life - things that genuinely inspire you, increase your energy, and empower you to be your best.
Choose a career that aligns with these natural pulls in your life... like your personal interests... and you'll create a "vacuum effect" that pulls you forward effortlessly.
You'll have more energy at work and in your personal life. You'll be more creative. You'll feel fulfilled. And you'll be more successful.
Strategy 2: Put Your Personal Strengths and Innate Talents to Work
As a career coach and career counselor based in New York City, I've watched many talented people fall into the trap of worrying about their 'weaknesses' and lack of 'required' skills and experience.
This is a form of damage control that can prevent failure.
But placing too much focus on our weaknesses increases self-doubt, saps our energy and kills self-confidence.
While you don't want to ignore your weaknesses, during your search for the right career for you, focus your attention on what will net you the best return...
Identify your best skills, natural abilities, and personal strengths... and identify careers that use them frequently.
The benefits of using this strategy are substantial. You will...
- Experience a dramatic increase in your self-confidence
- Be motivated to conduct your job search
- Do your best easily and consistently during job interviews
And... when you put your personal strengths and innate talents to work in your new career, you will feel more fulfilled and be excited to to go to work.
Strategy 3: Eliminate What Stops You From Transitioning To A Great Career
It's possible there will be obstacles on the road to transitioning to your ideal career... especially during a recession like this one.
Some of the obstacles you'll face might be external - such as a changing job market and economy.
Another common (but easily solved) obstacle is you just don't know the good career options that are out there for you.
For many people, the biggest obstacle to identifying the right career and making a transition is internal, like lack of confidence and fear of choosing the wrong new career.
Some people try to ignore, deny or avoid the internal obstacles that are on their path to career success. That approach just doesn't work.
Sooner or later these obstacles show up and we get frustrated or stuck... and we give up.
To change to your ideal career faster and with less struggle...
Recognize what holds you back from identifying and landing the right career for you... and develop effective strategies to get past them.
But here's an important tip....
As a career coach and career counselor, I've watched many people develop strategies that deal with the wrong obstacle... they deal with the "apparent" obstacle instead of the real obstacle.
Here's a simple example: Many people think a 'bad economy' or a lack of 'required' skills or experience will prevent them from making a career change.
So they wait till the economy gets better... or they have the 'required skills and experience.
That's the wrong focus. Instead, by recognizing their fears and focusing on how to 'package and present' themselves better, they could often make a great career transition right now!
Make sure you have insight into the real, underlying cause of obstacles to your career transition... so you can develop effective strategies to identify and land your ideal career... now.
Strategy 4: Have The Right Tools and A Smart Action Plan
Without the right resume and job search action plan... many people making career transitions drift like a rudderless ship... and never reach their desired destination.
A great resume shows potential employers that you can be successful in the new career you want... even though you've never had that position before.
And a smart "Job Search Action Plan" guides you step-by-step to get from where you are to land your new career... faster and easier.
While many people think the lack of "required" skills, industry experience or education stops them from changing to a new career... it's not true.
As a coach and counselor who has helped thousands of people to change careers, I know most people struggle to make their career transition because:
- They have an ineffective resume
- They use the wrong job search strategies
Many people making career changes have resumes that force employers to figure out how the job seeker could be successful in this new career. That just doesn't work... employers won't figure it out.
- They use the right job search strategies... but they do them the wrong way
Instead, once you know the right new career for you, you simply want to translate your experience and develop a resume that puts your best foot forward... so potential employers will want to talk to you. With the right strategies, it's not hard to do.
Likewise, with the right job search tools and strategies, it's much easier to make a career transition.
The Fifth Surefire Strategy to
Discover Your Ideal Job & Get It Now
Another thing I've learned as a career coach is that...
If all it took to identify the right career and make a career transition is a few career assessments and career books...
Then nearly everyone would know and have their ideal job already.
As a career coach and counselor who has supported the career changes of thousands of professionals, managers and people - at every stage of their career - I know it's vital to...
Strategy 5: Have a Qualified Ally to Help You Identify Great Career Options For You & Land A Great New Job
To find the right career for you and make your transition, use a qualified partner who can:
- Point out great career options you don't know about
- Help you identify your skills, innate strengths and interests
- Give you the unbiased insight you need... so you can confidently choose the right new career for you
- Help you create a persuasive resume thats translates and presents your skills and your experience in a way that gets employers to call you
- Show you the research proven job search strategies to get interviews faster
- Help you easily create a great linkedin profile, cover letters, and networking letters... to support your success
- Create a credible explanation about any 'gaps' you have.. so you beat out better qualified candidates
- Learn little known interview strategies.. and get more job offers for more money
- Keep you focused, confident and moving forward steadily so you make your career transition faster
To Your Career Success,
New York City Career Coach & Career Counselor helping people to discover and land the right new career for them.