Proactively Design Your Career Path
Career Resolutions: What’s on your list?
by Adriana Trevino, Kraft Your Success Partner
Other themes may revolve around making more time for family, friends and our own work-life balance. This year, work, career path, and jobs are the number one concern of many Americans. Regardless of our economy however, most working adults change jobs every 4 to 5 years during their career (maybe even more if you live in Silicon Valley!!). That’s an average of 11 times in a working life-time!
Have you given thought to what you want or need from your job or career? Do you want a promotion, a new job, a career change? Do you know where to start? We encourage you to make time to proactively design your career path or next steps.
Here are some basic steps:
1. Get clear on what you want – hire a coach to help you.
- What motivates you to do what you do?
- Is your work aligned with your values?
- What does your ideal job look like and does it exist?
- Who do you know that can help you?
3. Organize/update your documents (i.e resume, Linked In)
- What type of resume showcases my skills and experience best?
- Have you created a clear career story of yourself through your documents and online presence?
4. Interview (formally or informally) and Follow-up
- How well do you articulate your career story to interviewers?
- What will you do to follow-up and stand-out from the crowd?
5. Evaluate and negotiate the offer
- What is the total value of the offer?
- What are your negotiable and non-negotiable items?