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Do you want a career that fits? Here are some tips to help you go find that career with success!

Do you want a career that fits? Here are some tips to help you go find that career with success!

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    • TOP 10 TIPS TO IDENTIFY YOUR IDEAL CAREER Hallie Crawford www.halliecrawford.com Copyright 2009
    • TIP #1
      • Dream first, Dream big
        • You need to dream BIG in order to identify your ideal career. Think out of box; be creative.
        • What is something you’d love to do?
        • Tap into your childhood dreams, tap into your passions and your heart.
        • Dream first, get practical later.
      Do you need help identifying your ideal career path? ©2002-2009 HallieCrawford.com
    • TIP #2
      • Be committed
        • To make any large change in your life (and career change is big) you have to be committed.
        • Your level of commitment can make or break whether you’re successful.
        • Only when you are truly committed will you invest the time and energy necessary for a successful career transition.
      Do you need help identifying your ideal career path? ©2002-2009 HallieCrawford.com
    • TIP #3
      • Define success your way
        • Don’t stay in a job you dislike because friends or family think it’s a great job, or because you don’t want to admit you made a mistake.
        • Define success your way, find a job that is a fit for you.
        • Think about and write down what success means to you.
      Do you need help identifying your ideal career path? ©2002-2009 HallieCrawford.com
    • TIP #4
      • Look at the big picture
        • Many people choose a career based on past experience, maybe their natural talents, and salary. They think, “Well I’m good at this and it pays well so I’ll try it.”
        • You have to consider much more than just experience and salary in order to identify your ideal career.
        • Consider what you would enjoy doing in an ideal job, and what fulfills you.
      Do you need help identifying your ideal career path? ©2002-2009 HallieCrawford.com
    • TIP #5
      • Identify your natural talents and abilities
        • When people use their natural abilities at work, their job is more fulfilling to them.
        • Make a list of the things you do that come naturally to you, the things that make you unique.
      Do you need help identifying your ideal career path? ©2002-2009 HallieCrawford.com
    • TIP #6
      • Don’t discount what comes naturally
        • Not everyone else is good at the things that come naturally to you.
        • Write down 5 things you do really well, maybe even better than anyone you know.
        • Realize these are gifts that you have to offer - that not everyone can do these things really well.
      Do you need help identifying your ideal career path? ©2002-2009 HallieCrawford.com
    • TIP #7
      • Beat negative thinking
        • Negative thinking and fear are the biggest obstacles I see with my career coaching clients .
        • Overcome the fears and negative thinking that might get in the way of making a change.
      Do you need help identifying your ideal career path? ©2002-2009 HallieCrawford.com
    • TIP #8
      • Set goals and create a transition plan
        • In career transition, as with any change you’re making in your life, you need to set goals and develop a plan.
        • By doing this, you set yourself up for success. This is an extremely important step because it will keep you focused, organized and committed.
        • Create a job hunting schedule. Treat your job search as a job.
      Do you need help identifying your ideal career path? ©2002-2009 HallieCrawford.com
    • TIP #9
      • Just take a step - get started in a direction
        • Identifying your ideal career is a process that has to unfold.
        • If you wait until you have every answer and know every single step you need to take, you’re going to be waiting a very long time.
        • Just take a step in a direction that feels right, and allow yourself the freedom to explore options as you move forward.
        • You’ll figure it out, you have to trust that you’ll know what the next step is once you get there. Just take a step.
      Do you need help identifying your ideal career path? ©2002-2009 HallieCrawford.com
    • TIP #10
      • Get Support
        • Support during this process is vitally important . Change can be tough – and making any change requires persistence, commitment and effort.
        • People who are part of a group to support them in their goals do better, 100% of the time.
        • Create a solid support network; it can be a mentor, a buddy, family or friends, a spouse/partner or of course, a career coach .
      Do you need help identifying your ideal career path? ©2002-2009 HallieCrawford.com
    • HALLIE CRAWFORD CERTIFIED CAREER COACH
        • Is your job no longer rewarding, but you're not sure what would be better?
        • Do you feel stuck where you are in your career?
        • Would you like to have a career you're passionate about?
        • Then contact me for a complimentary consultation:
        • www.halliecrawford.com/contact.html
        • Or visit my online store: www.halliecrawford.com
        • I’m here to help!
      Do you need help identifying your ideal career path? ©2002-2009 HallieCrawford.com