How to be the CEO OF YOUR CAREER!

How to be the CEO of YOUR CAREER!

If you were a CEO of a Corporation it would be crazy to leave all the vision/strategy and actions up to someone else, wouldn’t it?

As the CEO OF YOUR CAREER, it is crazy to leave all
the above in the hands of a corporation/manager you are working for.
I am not suggesting to be an anarchist, what I am suggesting is that you still have a lot of choices.

Even when working for others, you can feel empowered by managing your mindset, speak up and express your desires & ask for help. Sometimes, you might need to leave an environment that can’t foster the above.

Do you have a Vision, Strategy, Support and Review of your Career?

Your Career can take lots of different turns, industry, public sector, volunteering, sabbaticals, MBA, own business. It is up to you to get empowered about designing your own career.

With Freedom being one of my key values I feel so
empowered and excited by being the CEO of MY CAREER.

For me at the moment, that is my own business and a portfolio career where I can have multiple streams of income. Where I can empower and support people in their own career transitions, work hours that fit with family life and post covid incorporating some family travel into our lifestyle. #youaretheceoofyourcareer

Embracing Vulnerability: Unlocking Career Change with Courage

In the words of Brene Brown, "you can't get to courage without walking through vulnerability." Making a career change requires the courage to embrace vulnerability. As we develop our vulnerability muscle, we gain the ability to confront the things that scare us and create positive change in our lives.

1. Embracing Openness:
Let others know you are seeking a new position and share what you are looking for in your next career move. People love to help and support, they just need the invitation to do so.

2 Seek Support:
Tap into your vulnerability by asking for extra support from your current manager, or others in your network with key skills or experience. Highlight areas where you need additional training, coaching, or guidance. By acknowledging your development needs, you demonstrate self-awareness and a commitment to growth, which can lead to opportunities for advancement.

3.Reaching Out Directly:
Take the initiative to contact potential hiring managers directly. Inquire if they would be open to an informational interview or meeting to discuss potential opportunities and how your skills and experience could contribute value to their organization. This proactive approach showcases your confidence, passion, and initiative.

4,Stepping Up:
Consider putting your hand up for a promotion even if you don't feel 100% ready. Embracing vulnerability means taking calculated risks and being willing to stretch beyond your comfort zone. By demonstrating your ambition and willingness to grow, you can open doors to new career possibilities.

5.Following Up:
Don't be afraid to follow up when you haven't heard back about your resume or interview. Show your enthusiasm and take charge of managing your career. By following up, you demonstrate your commitment and passion for the opportunity.

6.Investing in a Career Coach:
Engaging the support of a career coach can be transformative during a career change. Sharing your desires, aspirations, and concerns with a coach may feel vulnerable, but research suggests that opening up in this way can help you build courage and yield positive results. A career coach can provide guidance, insights, and strategies to navigate your career transition effectively.

Embracing vulnerability is essential for a successful career change.

Remember, vulnerability is not a weakness but a strength that can lead you to the courage needed for meaningful career change.

#career #growth #vulnerability

Sorry, we went with a candidate who has more relevant experience.”

Sorry, we went with a candidate who has more relevant experience.”

This simple statement can diminish your confidence and strip the momentum from your job search.

It can, in essence, take the wind from your sails.

We, humans, intimately feel the ups and downs of life, including when seeking employment. Life can be a rough playground; we can feel sadness and rejection when it doesn’t go according to plan. But we also possess an incredible resilience, a buoyant inner elasticity that helps us bounce back from setbacks.

Instead of focusing on “failure”, missing out on a position allows you to deepen your internal fortitude and practice rebounding.

Here are 7 tips for bouncing back better than before:

1. Take time out to recharge your energy.

2. Always have several irons in the fire. Focusing on one job only is like pouring all your funds into a single stock; ill-advised.

3. Reflect on the interview process objectively. What went well? Where could you improve? Ask the interviewer or interviewers for feedback.

4. Plan. With your reflections in mind sit quietly and plan where you may possibly improve. Write down how you could consider, approach, answer differently in your next interview.

5. Practice altruism. Kindness and compassion shift us into positive and expansive energy. This has extensive effects on our neurology. Write a testimonial for someone you know is in the job market. Connect two people in your network who may benefit from each other’s experience or expertise. Provide mentoring to someone who wishes to develop a trait or skill you possess.

6. Move. Exercise triggers calmative endorphins, elevates mood, sharpens cognitive skills, memory and learning. Plus, it just feels good! Choose an activity you enjoy dancing, walking, running, cycling, golf, resistance training, yoga etc.

7. Remember: Rejection is just redirection. It’s an opportunity to re-stock, reconsider and refine your approach.

Clare Phelan supports and empowers professionals going through a career transition or career uplift.
If you are ready to invest in YOU and your career, or your employee's career than call to learn more about our career coaching packages on offer.

#career #learning #energy #interview