Take Charge of your Career
One of the most important considerations in taking charge of your own career coaching is to think objectively about your work, experiences, and feedback you receive. By getting organized, you can record and create structured opportunities to be self-reflective about the choices you make each day, and why you are motivated to take certain actions. You are going to need to take a good, hard look at your current skills and compare that to the job market. What is in demand that you do not have? Expect that you will probably need to update your resume, cover letter, LinkedIn profile, interviewing skills, and learn how to get past the applicant tracking systems. If you are 50 or older, you will also need to have strategies to combat ageism in order to get hired.
You alone are responsible for your professional growth and development. Where do you start? Here are some ways to be effective in your new role as a career “self-mentor”: