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Career Coaching and Mentoring Reinvention


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Career Coaching and Mentoring Reinvention

  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. How Career Coaching May Help You Reinvent Yourself for a New Career It is easy to believe that having a profitable and satisfying job are vital components for having a prosperous and enjoyable lifestyle. If you don’t think that your career is boring and not satisfying at all, it’s time that you consider working with a career coaching professional who will help you decide what you have to do with your career. Indeed, pursuing a different career pathway is an intimidating process. It also takes a lot of courage, endurance, and patience on your part to pull off a successful career change. Thus, it is important that you learn how to reinvent yourself so you can get yourself a lot of new job and career opportunities. Practical Steps If you have decided to take on changes in your life, make sure that you’re not engaging in too many things too soon because this could make you feel overwhelmed. You should start with a simple task, such as doing research on the industry you care interested in to know what’s out there. Learn More As you attempt to pursue a new career, you have to be willing to further your education. This won’t be very hard to do as there are a lot of community colleges out there that offer inexpensive classes on various subjects. In most cases, the classes are held just once or twice every week, just after work hours. Cosmic Coaching Centre You may even enroll in some online courses related to the new job you are looking to get. Become an Intern or Volunteer If you have no previous experience in the field you are about to enter, the best way you can gain exposure is to apply as an intern or volunteer in a related job. By taking internship or volunteer positions, you will be able to establish your own network, connections, and of course your reputation. Be a Consultant A good step for preparing yourself for a new career pathway is to be a part time consultant. As a matter of fact, this method is also recommended in career coaching sessions. By doing this, you will have an opportunity to start in your chosen field without actually the need to do it full time. You just need to start by getting one client, who could be a relative or friend of yours. This way, you will have a feel of what you need to learn more about the field you are looking to pursue. You may then ask for feedback from your client, so you will be aware of the things you need to improve on. Ways to Find a Business Mentoring Expert A mentor is someone who has extensive experience in life or in business, which he then uses to help an aspiring entrepreneur to discover and enhance their skills and abilities. A business mentor can be a huge advantage to any businessman in various scenarios. Through business mentoring, a mentee can receive valuable pointers that will guide him in strengthening his network and take advantage of even the smallest opportunities out there. But first of all, you have to know the right time to get a business mentor and what you should look for in your agreement. Page 2
  3. 3. How and Where to Find a Mentor • Start with friends and family. The best place to start when looking for a mentor is your home. You could also talk to your friends, colleagues, and anyone whom you know you can trust and just ask for their opinion on your plans perhaps. Those people close to you are the ones who know you well, which means they could somehow visualize how you would do in the business you are planning to start. That You Should Also Do Professionals and even ordinary workers have a lot to think about when they begin their search for a job, and one of them is how to write a compelling resume. A huge factor for this is the fact that the way or style • Search within your own network. If there is nobody in your family or amongst your friends that can serve as your mentor, you may start looking into your network. There are many places or events where you could possibly find the right individual for you. You may find one in a trade show, or a conference. Keep in mind that finding a business mentor doesn’t happen overnight. Keep searching and don’t be in a hurry in doing so to make sure that you will get the most appropriate mentor for you. • Consider working with a complete stranger. If you have tried asking the people you know who you can get as a mentor, but haven’t had any success yet, you should start choosing among the business mentors you can see online. First, make sure that you read your prospective mentor’s profile and career background. This one is easy to do in the internet because of the numerous mentoring programs offered by various agencies and individuals. You may ask a couple of them to have a brief interview over the phone perhaps so you can have an idea about your potential mentor. As you start your search for a business mentor, it actually becomes like making all the necessary preparations for a prosperous business. Through the help of a mentor and effective business mentoring program, there is no doubt that you will be on your way to becoming a success in the field of entrepreneurship. What an Expert Resume Writer Does Cosmic Coaching Centre of writing an effective resume changes frequently. Thus, you cannot just repeatedly use your old resume as you apply to several positions in different companies. You may even seek help from a professional resume writer who is current in terms of how resumes should be crafted. If you decide to make your own CV anyway, here are some pointers you may want to follow. Dos and Don’ts of Effective Resume Writing Do make your resume relevant. See to it that your resume is tailored to the requirements of the particular position you are applying for. You can do this by putting emphasis on your experience and skills that are relevant to what the employer needs from an applicant. Do not fill your resume with your traits that have nothing to do with the job you are applying for. Don’t forget to have a strong start. In order to catch the attention and interest of the reader, you should star your resume by writing in Page 3
  4. 4. detail your qualifications. It is important that you use a clear description of who you are as a professional and what you can contribute to the company. This will help make your resume stand out when the hiring manager starts to scan a number of other resumes. Do use only the right words. Many companies are now electronically looking through resumes to segregate appropriate resumes from the others. It is vital that yours contain the proper keywords to make sure it gets selected. What you should do is put the exact words or phrases you find in the job description. This can increase the chances of your resume getting picked especially during the crucial initial stages of the screening. Although what’s traditionally ideal is to submit onepage resumes, managers are now more than willing to know more about the applicants. They spend more time in scanning these documents so that they could decide who among the applicants will be suitable for the position based on their educational background and other experiences. Do proofread your resume. Even an expert resume writer could make certain typo errors in their work. But resume developers see to it that they check and review their documents before they release them. Even a single spelling mistake could give a negative impression to the manager, and this is the last thing you would want to happen. Don’t try to limit your resume to just one page. Cosmic Coaching Centre Page 4