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Career Change: The Five Step Approach – STEP FIVE (Series: 6 of 6)

Career Change: The Five Step Approach – STEP FIVE  (Series: 6 of 6)

STEP 5:  WHAT YOU NEED TO DO

This step is all about execution! THE FINAL STEP in the Five Step Approach To Career Change Success.

Once the career roadmap has been created, action is required.

The career roadmap provides a comprehensive list of goals and tasks that need to be completed on a daily, weekly, monthly or annually basis.

Career plans are only as good as the ability of the person to act and execute the tasks required.

The ability to execute and follow the roadmap in a timely fashion is important to your success.

The film “Field of Dreams” provided an interesting quote – “If you build it… They will come”.

In marketing your talents they need to know you exist and are worth the trip!  Marketing yourself is a key ingredient of your career asset portfolio.

Certain aspects of your career roadmap are extremely important and require additional discussion.

PERSONAL CAREER BRAND

Personal self-branding has become extremely important in the career marketplace. An online personal branding strategy needs to be created, managed and put into action. Personal career branding is about defining who you are; your attributes; your goals. It is about identifying what makes you unique and how you can contribute and create value to future clients and companies.

Your profile must clearly identify your accomplishments; highlight your strengths and skills; list your education; state your professional qualifications; identify your work experience and any other attributes that can provide and create a level of quality differentiation from your competitors.

Networking

Personal Contacts

LinkedIn: Personal connections/groups

Facebook: Personal/groups

Twitter

Meetup groups: Your industry/job type

Internet communities: Your industry/job type

Websites:  Career resources

Career websites:  Detailed assistance/resume etc.

Industry websites

Job websites

Your website

Blogs

Articles

Publications

Personal Brand

What do you really want?

The need to decide what you want in your career and what you value the most is central to being happy.  Without this answer it is difficult to move forward. I hope this short e book has helped you get from where you are in your career, to where you truly want to be. Not just theory, but very practical advice and guidance.

TO GET FROM A TO B YOU MUST ACT.

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