Career Change Obstacle #4: Finding Your Dream Job

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Career counselors and career coaches often tell you, "The first step in a career change is to decide exactly what you want to do next." That's actually dangerous advice. As a career consultant, I find that career change often happens only after a series of explorations. People seeking mid-life career change often cut off exploration too soon because they say, "It' not what I want." Or they say, "I don't want to do that even on a temporary basis." This video shows you what to do instead with examples of people who took apparent detours during career change. Brought to you by Cathy Goodwin, Ph.D., http://www.MidlifeCareerStrategy.com

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Career Change Obstacle #4: Finding Your Dream Job

  1. 1. Mid-Life Career Change Obstacle #4: “Define Your Dream Job” By Cathy Goodwin, Ph.D. http://www.MidlifeCareerStrategy.com
  2. 2. “Define Your Ideal Job” usually the first step in career change…
  3. 3. “Define Your Ideal Job” is an obstacle to career change
  4. 4. 5 Reasons Why There’s No “1 Best Career” Wide Variation Across Companies and Jobs Career As A Collection of Trade-Offs One big YES can overcome many negatives One big NO can override many positives
  5. 5. Why There’s No “1 Best Career” Careers change over time Serendipity and luck
  6. 6. Instead … Exploration instead of definition Don’t cut off options too soon Exploring A might lead to B …or Z Your “Hold that thought” journal Bridge Jobs Perch jobs -
  7. 7. Perch Job to New Career From lawyer to financial VP From adjunct instructor to tenured professor
  8. 8. Resources Website: http://www.MidlifeCareerStrategy.com Consulting Session: http://budurl.com/careersession Ebook on Amazon: http://budurl.com/choosecareer

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