Career Search Overwhelm

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Career Search Overwhelm

  1. 1. CAREER SEARCH OVERWHELM HOW TO EFFECTIVELY BRAINSTORM YOUR OPTIONS TO IDENTIFY YOUR IDEAL CAREER PATH HallieCrawford.com, LLC www.halliecrawford.com Copyright 2013 Hallie Crawford, MA, CPCC Certified Career Coach and Founder
  2. 2. TOO MANY PEOPLE ARE NOT IN THE RIGHT FIT – ARE YOU?  2013 Gallup poll: only 30% engaged and inspired at work   3 categories:     http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/business/2013/06/30/americans-hate-jobs-office-perks/2457089/ Very Satisfied – be prepared if things change Somewhat Satisfied - separate what works and what doesn’t or Very Unhappy – define the right fit Career management
  3. 3. Good News You can find direction and fulfillment
  4. 4. Brainstorming Career Options Problem: • Difficult to narrow down choices • Many factors to consider to find right fit • No website with comprehensive list • Result: Career seekers, already unhappy, can become overwhelmed and fearful • Where to start?
  5. 5. SOLUTION   Online research Brainstorm with others Dream team  Informational Interviews  Informational Interviews: • http://tinyurl.com/lrow8q6 • http://tinyurl.com/l22yd54 • http://tinyurl.com/lzrhus3 1
  6. 6. ONLINE RESEARCH • Online research: 4 step process • • • • • Keywords General search sites Brainstorming sites Job boards Client Catherine in Denver • • Associations Education
  7. 7. STAY ORGANIZED!  Use Excel to track: Relevant keywords  Career ideas  Pages you want to re-visit  Requirements, salary   Sample Excel Sheet  http://tinyurl.com/l3muely
  8. 8. OVERVIEW OF SITES o General search o Brainstorming sites o o o o o Job o o o www.mypursuit.com www.onetcenter.org www.wetfeet.com www.glassdoor.com boards www.indeed.com www.simplyhired.com Industry-specific
  9. 9. STEP ONE: KEYWORDS interests, values, skills
  10. 10. STEP TWO: GENERAL SEARCH SITES Cast a wide net 3
  11. 11. STEP THREE: Brainstorming Sites o Keywords plugged into these sites help you… Narrow down ideas o Begin to make real – See requirements and salary o Brainstorming: http://tinyurl.com/kf5tf4o
  12. 12. STEP FOUR: Industry Specific Sites search job boards
  13. 13. Additional Assistance • 5 Keys to Identify Your Ideal Career ebook http://tinyurl.com/ley3yua • Complimentary Consultation 20 minutes over phone. Experience coaching and learn more about our services. http://www.halliecrawford.com/contact
  14. 14. 4 steps 1. 2. 3. 4. Keywords General search sites Brainstorming sites Job boards
  15. 15. ACTION  Write down 1 action step for this week Specific  Deadline   More information about staying organized: http://tinyurl.com/kopq386
  16. 16. NEXT STEP Informational interviews
  17. 17. The greatest risk in life is not taking one. Anonymous Door Prize: Career transition ebook Learn more about coaching www.halliecrawford.com

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