Tag: career

Your Career Stalled

No career path, No future, No further opening

Few of you did approach Pathfinders with a challenge – Stalled career, No Career path, No future, No further opening, It’s getting boring …. And, deciding to leave the job!

Is that the right solution? What assurance that similar situation will not arise in your new venture?

When your company does not have a position for you to grow into – a “blocker” above you – usually your immediate superior – who’s doing a fine job and has no plans to retire, change industries, or migrate to another country. She/he may even have a blocker above her/him.

This is a maddening situation, but nothing new – it happens all the time in business. The main culprit is lack of growth; your company, industry, or the economy overall is in a hard place, standing still or even contracting.

In such situations, opportunities for upward mobility are necessarily hard to come by.

Family businesses too have blocking. “Pre-ordained” individuals often fill the higher positions.

Your only choice in such a situation, is to decide how long you’re willing to endure stress, and decide. Your patience should have an expiry date. “If something doesn’t change within a year, I’m putting out feelers, and within two years, I’m out of here,” you might conclude…

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Do you have social media career power

If you want to be successful, you NEED to maintain a great online brand.
Social media comes into play more often than you think.

In fact, over 80% of recruiters check out the social media profiles of candidates as part of their screening process.

So, how’s your online brand looking? Do you have social media career power? Take this quiz to find out!

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Your Resume should not look like this

Cindy’s Career, 2000 – 2012

Cindy, a victim of the current recession, her career has been on life support since a layoff from a healthcare consulting firm. Prior to its final demise, Cindy took her career through a stint as a personal fitness trainer and ended it working in a car sales with a luxury-car dealership.

Cindy was a graduate of a prestigious university where she earned a degree in integrated science and technology. She immediately began employment as a tumor biology lab technician where she worked for two years before joining the consulting firm. While there, she “utilized empirical data and statistically significant best practices to influence positive change for client’s capital efficiencies.”

In addition to the above, Cindy was a certified phlebotomist, published numerous medical research papers, and played high school soccer. Cindy’s Career was only seven years old…

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It could hurt your career

Some of the ways you could damage your career are obvious:

poor work performance
shouting at your boss
stealing from the company

are all pretty well-known career-harmers. But there are less obvious things you might be doing that can also damage your career without you realizing it – and they’re worth paying attention to.

You might harm your work progression that might not be so obvious.

Staying too long at one job

You might think that loyalty to an employer would be valued, and it is, but there’s also a point where staying too long at one company can raise questions for future prospective employers about how you’ll adapt to new environments.

Somewhere north of eight years and south of 20, many employers start worrying that you’ll be stuck in one company’s way of doing things, won’t have been exposed to a wider variety of practices and cultures, and thus won’t adapt easily…

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Change is not easy for most people.
At the same time, change is inevitable.

Maybe it’s a new boss that you weren’t expecting
a new job or career
your industry is going away or your company is closing
your skills are not needed anymore.

Is your career changing in any of these situations?
Majority of people in the workforce today are facing this question.
Companies thrive on change, and most change very quickly.

And, you have to adapt moving on with it.

You have to manage your change. You have to go with it. You cannot sit and hope that you can ride it out. Do something…

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Belief and success

You have heard from many people that “belief” only works for people who are successful.

Ask these same successful people what they owe their success to and they’ll start using words like positive thinking and affirmations.

But people who struggle often articulate the success of others to “good luck” and their own struggles with “bad luck.”

If those who are achieving great things in their careers keep using the same words over and over again, maybe they are repeating these words because they are true or because the repetition helps them build confidence, making it true. Do you think – being successful really is simple and straightforward?

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Managing Change In Your Career

Sam was feeling uncertain and confused. He came to talk to me.

Past couple of years, few changes occurred in Sam’s career.

There are other people experiencing the same challenges like Sam.

His job responsibilities have changed. Some of job responsibilities have been outsourced. Real things that have happened to real people.

It’s not what happens to you in life that counts, but what you do once something happens. You can act or retreat … …

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Listen To Your Career

Most people don’t listen to themselves.
And, when things go wrong in their career, they don’t understand why.
In many cases, it’s because they did not listen to their inner voice; a voice that does not lie.

Your inner voice is vital because it tells you which path to take and which path to avoid. Listen to your inner voice and you’ll be alright. Ignore the advice, and you will have problems in your career.
Can it be that simple? The answer is yes… …

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