When I work with people, most admit that there is at least one thing missing in their career or life. It’s not so much that they just want success in the sense of riches or power but they want to reach specific life goals.
- Maybe they want more time with their families
- Perhaps they would like to work from home
- Some would like to travel more
- Others would like to travel less
- Still others would like more challenges
- Some would like a bigger voice in the company
- Others would just like to be listened to
Do you have a missing link in your life?
Do you have a goal you missed and wished you had gone after in the past? Are you aching to be a leader in your industry but you are already 48 and you don’t know if you are ready?
I asked a mechanical engineer tonight with extensive continuous improvement expertise how old he was. He’s 48. He’s a returning client and I have watched him move forward in his career.
As we set up potential roles for him in the career interests area of LinkedIn, I asked if he ever wanted to be a Director. I could tell he wanted to rise to that level but he didn’t think he was qualified. I think he is more qualified than many others I know in his field.
Not everyone can lead, I know that. But if you want to lead and you have the skills, you should go for that goal. In my last post, I talked about not being stuck in a role you hate.
How do you find the missing link to your success?
You start by defining your marketing plan. Yes, the first step in a career search is to define your marketing plan. I call it the project roadmap. We clarify what you need, the image you would like to project, and develop a plan to market you.
I coach you to find the best path to your success. We talk about how you will build a network, expand your network, and use your network to connect with those people who can help you reach your career goals.
For some people who are stuck in the apply online zone, they need more coaching to move out of that sure to fail strategy and into a look for jobs outside of online. It is hard for many people to fathom that the jobs aren’t all online. In reality, many jobs are never posted. Crazy, huh?
If you are one of those people who never quite found the missing link to your success, perhaps you should hire me. Clients have told me not to define myself as a resume writer because I do much more than that. My live writing and coaching brings all these unlying concerns out in in the open.
You can share as much or as little as you feel comfortable talking about but many people have serious roadblocks in the way of what they define as success. In our sessions, we analyze, write, and define what you want and where you want to go. Are you ready? Learn more.
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