Career planning and quitting your job


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Cosmic Coaching Centre has quickly become one of Canada’s leading career coaching companies in the GTA area.

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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.

We help middle managers, mid-career professionals and executives develop dynamic career pathways. At Cosmic Coaching Centre, we are committed to ensuring that our clients achieve their personal and career best.

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Career planning and quitting your job

  1. 1. Cosmic Coaching Centre Corporate & Individual Career Solutions for Mid-Level Professionals & Executives Cosmic Coaching Centre Page 1
  2. 2. Resume Samples and Templates Vs Resume and Career Services With the advent of the internet, people have gained access to a huge amount of information and resources online. In fact, there seems to be nothing that you will not find or learn about by using the internet. This is good, actually, but not all the time. In writing a resume, for instance, many people tend to use free online resume templates instead of perhaps paying for resume and career services. The problem with using such sample CVs is that they are usually not the perfect fit for every person’s credentials. Let me tell you some other reasons why you should not rely on the free CV samples or templates you find online. 1. Bulky resumes are more likely to get dumped. When you use a sample resume as a guide, chances are you will end up having a multi-page document. Most templates will require that you list the contact information and addresses of every single educational institution you graduated from. You may even be asked to indicate what grades you scored as a student. Remember that long resumes are not the ones most hiring managers are fond of. 2. You will end up wasting your time and effort. CV templates and samples will naturally encourage you to spend time doing the design, layout, borders, fonts, and so on. Well, there is actually no use doing those things because most companies today make use of certain software that actually turn all submitted CVs into a standard format before they begin scanning them. Thus, all the formatting you will do with your resume will be changed before it is placed in the database. 3. You run the risk of including harmful and irrelevant information. Websites providing free CV templates and samples will not let you know of the information that you must not include in your resume. In fact, they may even be the ones to encourage you to include such information in your CV. What I am talking about here are the details that could have a negative effect on your chances of being hired, such as your marital status, age, and even ethnicity. 4. You are being disrespectful of the employer. Perhaps the biggest downside of using a free online resume template rather than hiring an expert in resume and career services is that it shows how much you are disregarding the employer who will read it. Sample resumes do not have the flexibility to be customized for a particular employer and position being applied to, which can lead to your CV being ignored by the hiring manager. Cosmic Coaching Centre Page 2
  3. 3. Tips for a Successful Midlife Career Transition If you are so bored with your current career and you are seriously thinking of making some changes in your life, it is very likely that you will also begin looking at other jobs or careers. There is actually nothing wrong with deciding to change career even if you are at the midpoint of your life. But one thing that you should not do is to rush your career transition. Life and career planning experts explain that it is very critical that you go for a quick fix to your boredom in your job. You must take the time to do some research and even consultation with friends and family regarding your plan to switch careers or jobs. Below are some tips you can use as you get started in planning your career change. Know your needs and priorities. Who are you exactly and what are you really looking for in your life? These are very simple questions, yet are the hardest ones to answer. If you have always been successful in your life, you may find it difficult to be in a situation where you are confused and you don’t know what the right decision is to make. As you decide to change careers, you need to be ready to spend time asking yourself about what it is that will make your life worth living. This should inspire you as you search for the new career path to take. Take a test or utilize some tools. After contemplating on your choices, you should take advantage of the many other tools or ways you can start your career change. Consider working with a career coach or mentor so you can get the help that you need in deciding what your next career should be. There are so many self assessment tools and tests on the internet also that you may use to get to know yourself a bit more. Don’t be afraid to try. According to research, midlife adults tend to find have more success in their career transition through experience than research or analysis. As you can imagine, nothing can compare to being able to experience things. If you are sure about moving to a different career field, you may as well test the waters first. Look for internship opportunities in your area, through which you can gain the experience that you need although you may not get paid as much as you want to. Once you get a feel of how it is like to do a certain job, it will be easier for you to decide which career path you should take. Career Planning and Quitting Your Job If you have just started a new job, it is just natural to feel concerned about the possible effects of quitting it to find another place of employment. Needless to say, leaving a job after a very short stint comes with a number of consequences that could have a significant impact on your present and Cosmic Coaching Centre Page 3
  4. 4. future job. Nevertheless, if you strongly feel that your job doesn’t and will not fit you, then you have every reason to consider changing jobs right away. There are a couple of good points to leaving an inappropriate job soon as well. By quitting a job that doesn’t fit you earlier, you may actually spare your employer from the stress of having an underperforming employee. And for your part, you will also not have to suffer emotionally and psychologically doing something you don’t really like. If changing jobs or careers is what you are seriously considering at this point in your life, you have to be ready for the consequences. It is important also that you learn your lesson well and make sure that the next job you will get is a product of proper and deliberate career planning. How to Reduce the Consequences of Quitting a Job 1. Talk to your new boss personally about your resignation. More than anyone else, it is your boss who deserves to know about your plans. It is just right an appropriate that you explain to him in detail why you have decided to leave. It will be rude and unprofessional to simply send a letter or make a phone call to discuss it. 2. Tell the truth and be apologetic. It is very tempting to just make up a story as to why you have to leave. Some people do this by saying that someone in their family passed away, or that they cannot balance their time between studying and working. Do not make any excuses and don’t hide the true reason why you are quitting your job. 3. Offer help in finding someone to take your place. You should at least try to minimize the trouble you are causing your company by offering to stay for a while or up until they have found your replacement. Doing this will make you feel less sorry for your actions, and it will help the company move forward easily and fast. Although these steps will not guarantee that your decision to leave your job soon will not have a negative impact on your future plans, these are the right thing to do in this situation. As you move forward in finding new career or job, think more carefully and weigh your options well so that you will end up in a job that you can have for a long time. Cosmic Coaching Centre Page 4