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Knowledge – The foundation of every confident career related decision!
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Knowledge – The foundation of every confident career related decision!

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At some stage in our lives many of us may have considered a particular profession, only to pull away in another direction due to lack of confidence. Whilst it’s vital to be realistic about our options …

At some stage in our lives many of us may have considered a particular profession, only to pull away in another direction due to lack of confidence. Whilst it’s vital to be realistic about our options and to understand what really suits our natural ability, personality and circumstances, it’s equally important that we don’t allow a lack of confidence to dictate our next move.

'Experience tells you what to do; confidence allows you to do it.’

When God called Gideon to sort out Israel’s problems this reluctant hero needed a big confidence boost. To encourage him, God told Gideon (Judges 7 9-10) to go down to the enemy’s camp at night and spy on his foe before attacking them. There’s something about learning about your enemy (or the person or organisation you’re targeting) in advance that gives you a cutting edges in the competition stakes. It certainly worked for Gideon!

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  • 1. Want2get on? is a unique career coaching service that offers 1:1 support for those who want to draw upon their Christian faith and apply it in a practical way to their job situation. www.want2geton.co.uk Tel: 07503 177126 charles@want2geton.co.uk Knowledge – the foundation of every confident career related decision! In this article you will find out how researching career areas will help you make confident decision in your choice of career. decisions At some stage in our lives many of us may have considered a particular profession, only to pull away in another direction due to lack of confidence. Whilst it’s vital to be realistic ab about our options and to understand what really suits our natural ability, personality and circumstances, it’s equally important that we don’t allow a lack of confidence to dictate our next move. Experience tells you what to do; confidence allows you to do it.’ When God called Gideon to sort out Israel’s problems this reluctant hero needed a big confidence boost. To encourage him, God told Gideon (Judges 7 9-10) to go down to the 10) enemy’s camp at night and spy on his foe before attacking them. There’s something about learning about your enemy (or the person or organisation you’re targeting) in advance that gives you a cutting edges in the competition stakes. It certainly worked for Gideon! It’s very easy to view the whole job market as a battlefield, and there are some clear field, advantages to doing thorough research into this particular ‘enemy’. They say ‘to be say: forewarned is to be forearmed The more investigation you are able to do on a certain armed’. career choice, the more confident your decision decision-making will be.
  • 2. 1) Here are some great websites to help you in your career research: • Career Profiles – http://growingambitions.tes.co.uk/jobs • Prospects – http://www.prospects.ac.uk/sectors.htm • icould.com – http://icould.com/ • Princes Trust – http://www.princes-trust.org.uk/about_the_trust/the_az_of_young_business.aspx • Total Professionals – http://www.totalprofessions.com/profession-finder/sectorsummaries • Career Box – www.careersbox.co.uk/ • National Careers Service – https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/advice/planning/jobfamily/Pages/default. aspx • Best Course for me – http://www.bestcourse4me.com/ 2) Target individual organisations What I’ve got to say next is not rocket science. If you’re considering a career in catering management, for example, Google a relevant company website e.g. (http://www.caterer.com/search/head-chef-jobs) or a careers advice site such as Prospects – see above link. 3) Ask those in your network Don’t forget to check out the people in your own networks – you may be surprised at the number of people you know and the 1st hand knowledge and contacts they have could prove invaluable for you. Experts now think that there is now less than four degrees of separation between everyone on the planet. I recently tested this at a conference – I met the person who made the Christening cake the young Prince George and I realised that there were only three degrees of separation between me and the Queen! The point is this: check out who you know. They don’t have to be your best friend, but you might be surprised how God can open doors through people in your wider network. Check out this blog (http://tinyurl.com/qchal5p) on networking for more ideas. God’s experience of victory instructed Gideon what to do when facing battle; selfconfidence eventually allowed Gideon to taste this for himself. Now, over to you… Want2get on? is a unique career coaching service that offers 1:1 support for those who want to draw upon their Christian faith and apply it in a practical way to their job situation. www.want2geton.co.uk Tel: 07503 177126 charles@want2geton.co.uk

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