Written by Debbie Adkins
In today’s crazy world…It can be a time and an opportunity to “hit reset” on a career that maybe is not working or fulfilling. Perhaps there is no or little chance for advancement.
Wade Thomas will tell us that there is a formula for finding your career “sweet spot,” and to brand your new self in that opportunity. To find your career sweet spot, find the intersection between your talent, aspirations and the job market.
Currently unemployment is at 11.1% while 4.8 million jobs have been added. Is it time to reset for the future? Reset means to redo and change one’s life. So here we go…..
Ready…is setting up a place, time and get your “thinking cap” on. Do the work to choose your path.
Reset…is to a need to redo and change your life and maybe your career.
Go…is to go to work and figure out, think about what you need to do…finally go and do it. Below are areas in which you should take to heart and try and do.
Aspirations are for you to think about and figure out. Here is your future…what is it going to look like? Areas you should look at are what you want, who are you and what is your legacy of the future. Figure out what your passions are.
Market is what is out there. You need to see what problems can be solved, to be curious about things and the job market and research what is your career interest in connection to that market.
Talents are about you. Things like what make you unique and different, what you can do. Anything that would make future employers looks at you and actions that move you forward. You can list your talents that should include the above.
After this then image yourself with all of this…envision what this will look like.
To fit into what is going on in the current job market and life, you may have to expand your talents to match up with this market. You can do this by growing your network connections, reading books/magazines and exploring other areas that can help you. Go above and beyond!
In doing this you will be able to leverage your talents, fill in any gaps and have a good chance to a good future. Plus do not be afraid to ask for help.
There is another area that you could look at and update….Your Brand. Your brand should tie into the target job market. That can be done by using what makes you special:
*Messaging-which is stories you tell, tools like resumes and LinkedIn profiles that give companies proof of what you say and do.
*Image-is what you wear, your actions and your appearance such as posture.
The last thing you can do and should do is have an Engage Team. They can help you with everything….like grow your network strategically, analyze your network by identifying who you need and evaluate them.
Here are other things to know, learn and use:
*Make all of this real…tell the truth
*Even when you are working add to your network.
*Value Quality over Quantity
*Look at the whole picture not just part of it and all at once
Brittney Rideout, Recruiter
Asurion offers Work from Home to people living anywhere in Arizona at $16.75 per hour. Incentives can be up to $550/month and benefits start after 31 days of employment. Spanish bilingual and English speaking people are needed.
For more information about these roles and more, visit Asurion’s website.