I was talking with my career coaching client Scott in New York when I was reminded of the concept of finding a bridge job. A job that will get you the experience or skills you need to land your dream job long term. Not many people can just walk right into their dream job. Most of us have to have something in between to get our foot in the odor, and that’s okay. It’s part of the process and something you need to consider in order to keep you moving forward.
When you’re looking at your long-term, career path goals, remember that 9 times out of 10 people need to have 1-2 jobs to help them get that long term position. The key is to plan, set goals and stay focused on the long term vision. Set a time frame for how long that bridge job will be so that you’re clear about how long it should take you, and when it’s time to move on. This will make you feel like you’re in control and will move you forward when it’s time to leave.
I needed a bridge job when I was starting my coaching practice. It took me 2 years in a part time position to help me pay my bills while I coached on the side. After that time, when my income from career coaching matched my income from the part time job, I was ready to fly the coop! You can too, just plan for it and stay focused.
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