Career coach, have you ever taken the time to speak to one?
If your answer is no, then you might want to keep reading.
Last week, I had the opportunity of learning from career coach, Ashley Stahl as I moderated a blab.im for BeVisible titled, “How Do I Turn My Passion Into My Career”. Together, Ashley, myself, and social media guru, Sofia Huizar discussed passion, job-hunting, career, salary, and women empowerment.
For those of you who didn’t have the opportunity to tune in, I’ve included a copy of the chat on this entry along with a summary of some of the tips I personally found most interesting and important.
Here are eight…
Have a career that really means something to you.
This is where passion comes in. Ask yourself, what drives you?
Pay attention. What are you good at?
What are people looking to you for help with? This might be something to consider.
Know that there isn’t going to be a “right” or “perfect” time.
If you’re asking yourself, “Is the time now?”, the time is now.
Ignore the noise, you’re the wisest person, go with what you believe.
Everyone will always have an opinion, but the person that will live with the choices, is you.
Ask yourself, “Are you branding yourself correctly?”
Ever heard of a power bullet? According to Stahl, it’s the first bullet of every job entry and it’s also the most important. Focus on what you’re saying and how you’re selling yourself… on every platform and at every level.
You’re not getting the opportunities you’re seeking, what do you do?
Get more experience: volunteer, publish online, take a course, network.
Salary. You want to renegotiate your salary, go in with a plan and be professional.
What does your job entail? Are you meeting company’s goals? Prove it.
If you’re serious about your business, you need to invest.
If you’re not investing in your business, you’re either not trusting the business model or yourself. When you invest in yourself, it drives your passion, and your passion produces results. Investing can consist of time or money, not just money.