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Secure your future through career planning

  1. 1. Cosmic Coaching Centre Page 1 Cosmic Coaching Centre Corporate & Individual Career Solutions for Mid-Level Professionals & Executives
  2. 2. Cosmic Coaching Centre Page 2 Most of us bounce from one job to the next without putting much thought into it. Our only focus is to earn enough money to make ends meet and have enough left for our personal expenses. Because we are all too busy trying to earn money, we forget to focus on our career planning. It is a must for everyone to focus on their careers as well. Doing so will allow them to keep track of their progress. If you fail to monitor your development, you won't be able to determine if you are doing something right or not. In addition to that, you will fail to see which aspects you need to fix or address immediately. Always keep in mind to know yourself first and determine your talents and limitations. On top of that, you need to make a list of goals you want to achieve. See to it that these goals will help pave your way towards the career you have always dreamt of having. If you want to go after a certain job title in the future, you need to see to it that you choose the opportunities that will help you reach your goals. Although you may have planned things out early on, you need to be prepared for changes so that you will be able to make the necessary adjustments. Being prepared is necessary so that you won't be caught off guard when something unplanned takes place. Planning out the path you want to take takes some time and effort. First and foremost, you need to organize yourself. On top of that, you should determine the areas you are good at, and the skills and talents you have that can help you achieve your goals. Maximize and work with what you have as opposed to focusing most of your energy on what you do not have. When you are aware and accept what skills, abilities, and talents you have, you will be able to work with them and deal with certain situations efficiently. As we all know, changes occur to our economy at a rapid pace. Because of this, it tends to complicate things and can pose as a challenge. Instead of fighting these changes and complaining that it disrupted your plans, you should learn to accept and learn from them. Although it pays to plan your career one step at a time, you need to be flexible and prepared for unforeseen changes. Being prepared will allow you to plan things accordingly and make it possible to analyze and assess the situation you are presented with. If you want to get the best job there is, you need to work with what you have and hone the skills you were blessed with. Doing so will enable you to maximize the opportunities you will be presented with. Once you accomplish this, you will get promoted in no time and land your dream career. Choosing a career to pursue is without a doubt one of the biggest decisions you are going to make in your life. It doesn’t matter if you are a fresh graduate, an experienced businessman, or a
  3. 3. Cosmic Coaching Centre Page 3 mid-career professional, career planning and goal setting are important components of your eventual success. It is one thing to plan a career path or set career goals, and it’s another thing to set realistic goals and doable plans. As you start planning out your career, the first thing you should come up with are your long term goals. While it may seem that your career is a category that’s separate from your life, you should realize that all aspects of both your career and your life are interconnected. Thus, as you plan your career, do not take for granted your personal life goals as well. Goal Setting One excellent way you can motivate yourself is to set career goals. Once you have a clear set of goals, you should then come up with a plan, and make sure you keep track of your progress. It is also important that you target particular milestones along the way and take note also of when these milestones should be accomplished. In setting your goals, be realistic to avoid frustrations, but make they are enough to motivate and challenge you. Taking Action You have to be keen on looking for career or job opportunities. This can be done by looking into business organizations, career centers or similar resources where you can gain insight on your chosen field. Never stop building your skill set also to make sure you are continuously making yourself valuable in the job market. Of course, don’t forget to grab every opportunity you get to build your network as this could offer you important connections later on. Self Evaluation You have to understand that career planning is not a one-time thing. It is a process of continuous evaluation and taking action. Bear in mind as well that the goals you have for your career should be flexible. Although you must not give up your dreams and aspirations just because the challenges are too overwhelming, you need to have that flexibility that will allow your priorities and values to change or shift as you face adversities and then move on with your life. This way, you will not end up getting stuck in a career pathway that doesn’t seem to match you in a particular job market. Being an executive in a company is a big thing. It’s like every worker’s dream. As an executive, you have a lot of big responsibilities, you make a lot of important decisions, and you play an important role in setting the direction of the company. With such importance, it does not come as a surprise that this position is highly-regarded and respected. The path towards becoming an executive isn’t that easy. It takes a lot of learning, training, overcoming challenges, and skills to even be considered to hold one of the company’s highest positions. And so, those who have this role tend to feel that they have everything that it takes to be a boss, and that there is no need for further learning or training. If that’s the case, what is executive coaching for? Do executives really need coaches and mentors? Here are some reasons why they may find coaching very helpful: • Executive coaches are there to offer new ideas and other possible career pathways to consider. It’s only natural for an executive like to feel as if you have reached the highest point in your career. But coaches know that you could be something bigger and more important.
  4. 4. Cosmic Coaching Centre Page 4 • An executive coach will help you be more accountable. With all the power and authority that you have in your position, it becomes easy to take things for granted. But by working with a coach, you will learn that you are accountable not only to the higher ranking officers, but even to your subordinates. • As you work with a coach, it will be easy for you to see what your real worth in the market is. Of course, a higher position always comes with a better compensation structure. Your coach will teach you how to properly negotiate a salary, and how your company will not refuse whatever it is that you are asking for. • Your coach can be your friend. Your conversation with your coach should not be limited to topics about work and your career. You can consider him or her your friend. You can be honest without being worried that you will be judged. You can say about your wildest professional dreams. In short, he or she can serve as a friend or a therapist for you. • Executive coaches help professionals manage their long-term career paths. Your coach will be there to give you direction and to guide you as you make important decisions regarding your life and career.