For most people, career building is much like many other efforts in
life: trial and error, trial and refine- great things were built this
However, there are better and more effective ways to build your career.
We've compiled this area of the site,from a huge database and a lot of
experience in guiding people in their careers. What you will find is
practical information that leads you to your true career purpose.
American Way to Select a Career
Let’s dive right into how many of us actually made our career choices.
This is a good indicator of why you should do it differently.
If you are satisfied with your current career and are just looking for
a new job, you can move on to other parts of the site. This section is
not your thing.
Most of us selected our careers in a way that went
something like this: In the years of primary school, you thought about
what you wanted to be when you grew up.
Maybe you wanted to be a police officer, a fire
fighter, or an airplane pilot. If you were a girl, you may have dreamed
about being a nurse, a movie star, or a police officer. You know what I
mean; you were there!
Then, in junior high, your parents and teachers began telling you that
you had to think about your professional purpose in life. And most of
us didn’t have a clue at that point.
Most people didn’t get much guidance from teachers
and parents—except for the ‘lucky’ few who were told, “I would like you
to follow me in the firm.”
That really doesn’t help much. Although, for some
people, following in the footsteps of people they respect suits them,
and it proves to be the right thing to do.
Many of us found ourselves being pressured in high school to decide
which major we wanted to study. Years later, we told our friends that
law school seemed the “logical” thing to do.
We have provided career guidance to thousands of people in their
forties, and we found that more than sixty percent of them did not
occupy a job directly related to their initial field of study.
Unfortunately, many folks wrestle with this
subject. So, here is some career building help.
Your life started at your birth, and it ends just before your funeral.
In between those two points, life evolves as a bumpy road that winds
around the mountain, slowly reaching the top.
Does the road go straight up the mountainside, the shortest way from
the valley to the top? No. There is no straight way to the top: not on
a mountain and not in life. Some people find a steep uphill road and
give it all the energy they can muster. However, most people find their
path already underway just through living their lives.
Drawing your lifeline is a great way to get insight into your future.
Before we do that though, let’s first see what the top of your mountain
looks like. After all, like many projects, career building starts with
taking the end goal in mind.
The following exercise is very powerful, and it will give you a picture
of your mountaintop. First, let us explain the exercise.
We want you to think outside of the box. We’re going to ask you to
leave your comfort zone for a few minutes. We realize this is
uncomfortable for you; however, we also know that this exercise helped
a lot of people gain a different perspective on their lives as well as
what they are doing right now. It’s not hocus-pocus; it is merely
looking at yourself from a different angle, a different perspective.
After the exercise, you are the only one who can decide what to do with
the information you learned.
Prosessional Dream Right Now!
Think about yourself at the end of your life. Listen to what
everyone—your loved ones, your children, your wife, your former
colleagues—has to say about you.
What do they acknowledge you for?
Right now, you can influence that. What do you want them to say? What
are your desires in life? What things do you want to accomplish by the
time you reach the top?
What do you want people to say about you at
your funeral? What do you want people to remember about your
professional life? What did you create? What things are people thanking
you for because you somehow enriched their life?
What was the most
important activity in your life? What were your major contributions to
society and your work environment? By answering these questions, we
gain insight into your purpose in life.
Do this exercise right now.
Close your eyes, get the picture in your
head, and think about what you want people to say. As soon as you think
you’ve heard the most significant thing, open your eyes, and jot down a
description of the man or woman you were in your thoughts—the man or
woman that you want to be.
How to Make
Your Dream Come True
We know that the information we present here is just a warm-up-. a
starter. There is much more for you to explore in career building. You
have to get:
For instance: A huge obstacle you may encounter is a voice in your head
telling you: "This is not going to work for me."
- Information to create a practical plan, that
will enable you to realize your career goals
- Tools that help you to overcome obstacles along
the way and let you do some reality testing
- Information that enables you to overcome the
job search issue of 'wrong education' or 'wrong experience'
You can prove this voice wrong, but how are you going to do that?
available about career building and recovery!
These career building subjects are too big to handle on a website. But
the great news is that we know an expert in the career-building field.
Marjorie Mensink is a long-time business friend and a career building
expert. The great news is that her new book about career building is
now available. We negotiated a huge discount for you.
Check it out!
information on Career Building
If you consider working as a freelance professional, first read this
page. It's fun but with a serious undertone.
We have found that many people who are unhappy in their current jobs
find satisfaction in starting their own businesses. They do get a life.
But it’s not just as simple as deciding to do it. We want you to
consider some things carefully, and then decide what you will do.
Marjorie Mensink suggests in her newly published book that starting a
sidecar is a way to start a new venture while holding your regular day
job to “test the water” and still pay the bills. How do you Start a
Sidecar business? What are the dos and don’ts?
a Freelance Job Your Ticket to the American Dream?
Is the Timing Right? The "right timing" for finding freelance jobs
depends on the individual's circumstances. If you are out of work and
prospective employers aren't beating down your door, it might be a good
time to think about getting a freelance job.
Development | What does it take?
The two most important things to know up front are where you currently
stand and where you want to be. This is the same as in any journey
because that's exactly what this is, a journey. A career development
plan is necessary for this journey to be successful.
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