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5 Tips to Start a New Career The Right Way

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Check out this PowerPoint to learn the right way to jump into a career change. Follow these 5 tips to help you be successful in your career transition.

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5 Tips to Start a New Career The Right Way

  1. 1. 5 TIPS TO START A NEW CAREER THE RIGHT WAYTHE RIGHT WAY TO JUMP INTO A CAREER CHANGE Create Your Career Path HallieCrawford.com, LLC www.halliecrawford.com Copyright 2012
  2. 2. T IP 1 : AVOID B E I N G U N N E C E S S A R I LY D R A M AT I CWhen people are frustrated with their job, they often feel like they have tomake a very dramatic change to feel better. Sometimes a change ofcompany is the enough, or even a change in position at their existing company.Whatever makes you most happy is the perfect way to go.When you’re unhappy at work, your situation may be one of two things:1. It seems worse than it is and you’re just going through a rough patch.2. You may not have to make huge change in your career path. You may need more of a course correction. ©2002-2012 HallieCrawford.com
  3. 3. T IP 2 : C ARVE OUT THE TIMEWe are all busy, that’s not an excuse to put off your career transition. You must findthe time in your busy schedule to devote to your career change. Look at yourtypical weekly schedule and figure out when you can find the time for your careerprocess. Is it one evening a week after work for a few hours? Is it early Saturday morning before the kids get up? Do you want to use some of your lunch hour for time away from the office to go to a coffee shop with your computer and do some work?Find a way that works for you with no excuses! ©2002-2012 HallieCrawford.com
  4. 4. T I P 3 : C R E AT E A S P E C I F I C S PA C EIf you don’t have a dedicated space to work on your career change, you won’tremain as organized as you need to be and you won’t take the process asseriously.Setting aside a space for this is an important part of truly making acommitment to this work and this change for you. It doesn’t have to be a huge amount of space. It can be a few folders on your computer, a space on your desk where you keep your notes/journal, or even a vision board on your wall. ©2002-2012 HallieCrawford.com
  5. 5. TIP 4: GET ORGANIZEDIt’s imperative that you get very organized, and remain organized,throughout the entire career change process. This will help you so that you don’t get lost in the information you gather or lost in your networking efforts with others. After you have set aside a specific space in your life for this work, devise a system to get organized with your material. Doing this up front will ensure greater success along the way, and will prevent you from wasting time going back and re-doing research you’ve already performed because you didn’t keep good track of it. ©2002-2012 HallieCrawford.com
  6. 6. TIP 5: LEARN TO LOVE MICROSOFT EXCELMany job seekers find that Microsoft Excel spreadsheets are an efficient way tomanage and track their searches. You can create separate tabs for categoriessuch as: Job ideas you’re considering Relevant websites about those ideas Networking contacts and groups Job openings you have or plan to apply for Recruiters and placement agencies you decide to work with Elevator speeches you plan to use at networking events Online job boards relevant to your search that you want to visit regularly to search for open positions. ©2002-2012 HallieCrawford.com
  7. 7. A B O U T C R E AT E Y O U R C A R E E R PAT HCreate Your Career Path was founded by certified career coach, speaker andauthor Hallie Crawford. Crawford has served on the Board of the Georgia CoachAssociation, and is regularly featured as a career expert on CNN, Fox Business NewsForbes.com, The Wall Street Journal, Yahoo HotJobs and Entrepreneur Magazine.Create Your Career Path is a boutique career coaching firm known for their personalattention, commitment to clients and a blend of dreaming and being practical inachieving career goals. Collectively in the past 10 years, they’ve helped hundreds ofclients all over the world find and succeed in their dream job.Each of their coaches are certified coaches with specific career coaching experienceand training. They cater to professional men and women, management level andhigher, in mid-career transition. Their success rate is 97%, measured by the number ofpeople who have gotten what they wanted out of coaching. The coaches use aspecific tried and tested process and tools developed by Hallie Crawford over theyears.Contact us for a complimentary consultation: www.halliecrawford.com/contact.html.©2002-2012 HallieCrawford.com

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