Your job search is more than a search for a job. Google could do that for you. Your job search is a process of discovering what you want to do, why you want to work, what interests will keep you motivated and engaged, your needs, and how to plan your career.
Determine what you want to do.
There are a number of assessments that give you an idea of your personality style, strengths, and interests. These are especially helpful for giving you a vocabulary for job search and describing your strengths for your resumes and interviewing. Often you have an idea of what you want to do, but you are not sure how the work you want to do will fit in the current job market. You might wonder if the pay will fit the lifestyle you want and what future opportunities you will have. There are many important factors to consider in choosing your career direction. A Career/Life Coach can keep you motivated and on track with the resources you need to make important career decision. You will want to consider why you want to work.
Why you want to work is important for your career decisions.
The reason for working may seem obvious. You want to get paid. But there are many other reasons for working besides money. Once your basic needs are met, you may be working to maintain a certain lifestyle, for fun, to give you purpose, or to connect with people. Your Career/Life Coach will work with you to prioritize your reason for working. Knowing why you want to work will also help with interview questions like, “Why do you want to work here?”
Interests keep you motivated and engaged.
Your interests and passion keep you engaged and motivated to find the work you want to do. Developing your interests not only gives you energy, but your interests may lead you in a direction you never suspected. Your Career/Life Coach will work with you to find how your interests fit with jobs you might be interested in.
Know your needs.
Assess your lifestyle and income needs to determine what you need in your job. You may need to begin your career with a job that will provide for your basic needs, but you will still want to develop skills and connections whenever possible that will help you on your career path.
Plan for success.
Career/Life Coach Nancy J. Miller can take you through a process to find work that fits your lifestyle and interests. Take a look at Nancy’s LifeWork Success Planner She has a planning process and tools to inspire and support you through your job search exploration, planning, resume development, and interviewing.
Coach Nancy has a proven process that has helped her clients find work they want to do that fits their lifestyle. How long will it take? It depends on where you start your process and how much effort you put into your job search. Contact Coach Nancy to learn more.