There is a way to be ready to bounce back strategically and to be in control of all of the pieces you can be to be ready for your next step.
I am a huge believer in preparing and being ready – and this includes how to set things up in the event of potential career shipwrecks such as being fired, laid off or demoted – or just realizing your career is not going the way you want it to go. This can be just as demoralizing as the other 3 things; if you have an idea or a dream of where you want to be and find that you just cannot get there, it can be disheartening. I have some solutions for you, though to use to combat these potential career disasters.
I have said it before but it bears repeating, continually learn to improve your career; if you have not read that post already, you really should – join the over 6000+ people who read it in March. These are some key ways you can build out your skill set, refocus and transfer skill sets to your next role and by doing this, you can transition to something “bigger” and “better” for your next step!
Stay “hungry” and manage your career like it is your own business – this is THE POST that led to my first book (click here to learn more All About Entrepreneur-ING Books). Hire people to help you be ready for that next step – it does not have to be me but if you are in the tri-state area and transitioning back to the workforce after taking time off or being unemployed OR if you are someone who is focused on being competitive and ahead of the pack, look into what I provide my clients and the value-added of having an author, executive, entrepreneur and educator build your content to make you shine in terms of branding yourself and more – oh and remember, it would all be tax deductible expenses for 2016 tax filings!
Consider hiring me for your next step.
If you do not hire me, then hire someone reputable who is invested in helping you get to your next step or use your skills and talents and network to help you prepare your documents for your next step. At a minimum, you must have stellar resumes, cover letters AND LinkedIn profiles to be “ready”. I say resumeS and cover letterS because there is possibilities in changing industries and showcasing different skills and talents for segmented job searches. As part of all of my packages, I provide the career plan, up to 2 resumes 3 cover letters to showcase different expertise for you. The LinkedIn profile really should be focused on one “industry” segment but can be highlighting multiple skill sets and pieces of your personality to help you hit the right people with your awesomeness.
You also need to have a social media presence that is both professional and focused on showcasing your skills and talents and not what you ate last night! I talk a lot about this in my books and my blog and look for future posts about it, too.
Most important of all though is to have built a network as focused and invested in you as you are in them – that means having the give and take and being present and available to “help” as much as you want to be helped.
What do you think of my advice on bouncing back strategically? DO you have these things in order for your career? Happy Hunting!
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Lisa Vento Nielsen