Here are some ideas on how to stay positive and focused during a career transition:
1. Career networking – both online and in person
There are tons of career-focused networks and resources on the internet and in your local area. Do a Google search. Check out your home town paper to find out where the best career focused communities are hiding.
2. Individual career coaching
A good coach is there to offer expert advice, an objective viewpoint, positive encouragement, and suggestions to help manage your goals effectively.
3. A career seeking buddy
Seek like-minded people or a supportive friend to commiserate with, share experiences with, and bounce ideas off of.
4. A mentor or someone who has “been there”
Is there someone in your life that you admire because they didn’t follow the status quo, made their own way, or just seem to be living out an amazingly full and satisfying life and career? Set up some time to talk with them.
5. Career education courses
Newspapers, career publications, public libraries, online career resources, and my career website are all great places to discover reasonably-priced career education and transition courses. Become armed with the knowledge needed to begin your journey on the path to a more fulfilling career.
6. And of course, check out my “Jumpstart Your Career Audio Class” to help you make your career transition smooth and successful.
Career Development Coach Hallie Crawford