The Road to Career Pathways


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Cosmic Coaching Centre is made up of a group of professionals dedicated to successful career planning both corporately and individually.

Our network of professionals have over 30 years of experience in providing career coaching, leadership, career planning, business mentoring and writing effective resumes that gets results. We also provide life coaching and life management services. Our services are provided across Canada, the United States and in Europe.

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The Road to Career Pathways

  1. 1. Cosmic Coaching Centre Corporate & Individual Career Solutions for Mid-Level Professionals & Executives 1-866-486-4112 781 Spadina Road, Suite B Toronto, Ontario M5P 2X5 Cosmic Coaching Centre Page 1
  2. 2. Exude Confidence With The Help Of A Coaching Centre In Order To Get The Job You Want We all need jobs. This is a rule of life. Although there are some privileged individuals who were born into an extremely blessed family, there are those who need to work hard in order to make ends meet. Those who just graduated from their university usually have to deal with the jitters that usually come when they are going to go through a job interview. However, a common mistake that a lot of people make is giving themselves limitations with regard to the positions that they are going to apply for. This is very prevalent because most of us have fears of being rejected. Instead of applying for a position that we believe that is within our capacity, we tend to opt for an opening that gives us more chances of acquiring it. If this sounds very familiar, you need to stop this cycle. We all need to keep in mind that life is going to throw us punches and challenges along the way, and rejection will always be a part of it. Instead of letting this discourage you, you need to look at it as opportunities that will enable you to learn and grow from them. Although most job openings have qualifications that need to be met, you should always at least try to apply for it. A lot of individuals were able to obtain success because they challenged life instead of allowing life to set the limits for them. They applied and obtained the careers they are in right now because they went after it. However, there are things that need to be kept in mind before you go after a career opportunity. These are the following:    recommended to emphasize the skills you have that match their requirements. In addition to that, you need to tailor your resume and cover letter in ways that highlights the skills and talents that your potential employer is looking for. You will be able to catch the attention of the recruitment specialist in doing so. See to it that you design your resumes and cover letters to be unique to every job opening you are applying for as opposed to submitting a generic copy to numerous companies. When you do receive a call for a scheduled interview, you need to exude confidence and a positive frame of mind even if you may be under qualified for it. This will catch the interest of the interviewer, therefore increasing your chances of nailing the job. It will also work to your advantage to receive advice and lessons from a coaching centre. They will be able to instil in you the necessary skills you will require when you are going to join the working force. Five Basic Steps in Planning Your Future Career Career planning is one of the important processes that we have to undergo in order to secure our future. Although it sounds overwhelming, it can actually be fairly simple if done with the right amount of preparation and dedication. Here are five basic steps that can serve as your guide: Most openings have a skill set that they are after in their applicants. It is highly Cosmic Coaching Centre Page 2
  3. 3. Step 1: Self-Evaluation a) Self-evaluation is the process of assessing your personality, skills, knowledge, interests, qualifications, and expertise. b) It is easier to look for careers that match your passions and abilities. c) According to psychologists, those who conduct self-awareness processes before choosing professions have reported up to 80 percent higher satisfaction levels with their careers. d) You can do quick self-assessment tests online. There are plenty of sites that structure tests to provide possible job options based on your answers to the self-evaluation questions. Step 2: Explore Options a) A lot of patience is needed in this step since you will need to research on different careers that you can embark on based on the data that you have gathered in Step 1. b) Start by listing down general fields of interest that suit your identity. Examples of these general fields are health, media, politics, art, education, commerce, and entertainment. c) Focus on your field of choice and look for possible specializations. For example, if you are interested in media, you can choose from more specific jobs such as being a journalist, broadcaster, or producer. d) Explore work options, availability, and the competition in the job market. e) Find out what skills and qualification are needed in order to prosper in your chosen profession. f) Also check opportunities for career development and the compensation offered for your prospective job. Step 3: Make a Decision a) Based on your answers on Step 1 and on the choices that you have in Step 2, make a choice. b) The probability of success is high if your skills, interests, and credentials match your career prospects. Cosmic Coaching Centre Step 4: Prepare to Market Yourself a) Make resume that highlights your educational background, training experience, and skills that are related to the position that you want. b) If you do not have a good background about the new profession that you want, you can apply for vocational classes, volunteer as interns, or enroll in a formal degree. These could take time but could definitely help you easily get employed later on. Step 5: Apply a) Look for desired jobs from classified ad listings and online notice boards. You can also ask your family and friends for any referrals. b) Make yourself constantly available for possible interviews and pre-employment training. c) Create meaningful networks with persons in your chosen career pathways increase chances of hiring. Mentoring Programs – How A Mentor Can Significantly Impact Your Profession As we prepare ourselves to enter the working force, there are numerous considerations that need to be made. We need to develop the best resume, and be prepared for the questions that will be fired at us in the interviews. We tend to focus too much of our attention on these factors that we fail to take notice of other things. As soon as we land a job, we think that's it. We have done everything that we can to secure work. However, this is not the case. We also need to see to it that we apply in companies that can provide us with opportunities and professional growth. It is normal for us humans to want to do better, aim for higher goals, and get better titles or positions. You cannot accomplish a higher title on Page 3
  4. 4. your own, because you will need the help of your company or boss. We tend to direct most of our attention to landing a job that we sometimes fail to see the bigger picture that can unfold in the long run. When you want to be in a career that will allow you to go up the corporate ladder, you need to see to it that you find employers or companies that can provide you with mentoring programs. In any job choice, you will need someone you can look up to; you need mentors. These people can be your friends or relatives who have developed a professional career that you look up to, and want to achieve in your professional life. These individuals can also be your employers or your boss. It is important that you have a mentor you can look up to. These industry experts can provide you with advice that will come in handy in your career. When you find yourself stuck, or don't know what to do, being able Cosmic Coaching Centre to talk to someone can help you determine which path to take that will help you step up the corporate ladder. See to it that you find mentors who know you have plenty of potential. On top of that, this individual should have enough time to invest in you and help you build up your career. Mentors do not necessarily focus all their attention in you becoming better at your job. Sometimes, they also try to help you find a profession that you will be more suited in. Through their constructive criticisms, they can help you become better at your job. However, this can only be achieved when you see to it that you keep an open mind and listen to what they have to say. Their suggestions and advice will be futile if you do not even listen to it. They will also be important in your professional life, because they will be there to encourage you when you are going through challenges. Page 4