2015 will be a successful year for you, if you:
Focus on Your Career Transition
You will find a new job or you’ll create a money making business that fuels your passion. You will finally bring your latest career transition to an end.
This can all be true, if you Focus on Your Career Transition.
There are lots of people throughout history and our lives who have told us that to be successful we must focus on what we are doing. The definition of Focus is “pay particular attention to.” In order for your Career Transition Journey to be successful, you will have to pay particular attention to it.
Yes, there are things in life that can get in the way of this focus. Things that you can’t control. Your health and family needs are two of the big items in life that often require you to change your focus.
However, these priorities aside, there should be very little else that gets in the way of your Focus on Your Career Transition.
Here are four really important areas of career transition that you must never lose focus on.
#1 – Focus on “Who Am I” – You have to get to a complete understanding with yourself and answer this question, “Who am I?” The sooner you get focused on this, the better off you are going to be. It’s hard enough for everyone else to help you find that next great job, it’s even harder on you without knowing “Who am I.”
#2 – Focus on your Marketing Material – It takes time to build a strong 10 second “Who Am I” statement, Resume, LinkedIn & other online Profile(s), Networking Outline, Cover Letter Template and other letters and email templates. You have to focus on building compelling and consistent content that both represents you and speaks to the needs of the people who could use your skills and talents.
#3 – Focus on your Career Transition Plan – Have you heard these before:
“No one plans to fail. Many fail to plan.”
“Let our advance worrying become advance thinking and planning.”
“Plans are nothing, Planning is everything.”
“Meticulous planning will enable everything a man does to appear spontaneous.”
Do I need to go on.
If you do not have a well crafted and goal oriented plan in place now, focus on building a Career Transition Plan NOW. Be sure your Plan has all of the critical activities in it: refining your marketing material – 5%, applying for the right jobs – 5%, personal development – 5%, researching businesses, people and opportunities – 30% and networking – 55% Once you have your plan built, focus on executing it.
#4 – Focus on your Attitude – I truly believe that our attitude is one of the most overlooked aspects of success. This is so true in regards to how people perceive us in public:
- People are open to networking and having informational interviews with other people who have a positive attitude.
- People want to do business with people who have positive attitudes.
- Hiring managers, recruiters and business owners want to grow their staff with smart, capable people who have the right attitude.
More importantly, career transition can be tough, overwhelming and often emotional. You can’t change the fact that you’ll receive rejection letters, no responses to emails or phone calls or you won’t get that interview you so badly wanted.
What you can change is the attitude you have during this period in your life. Don’t just use positive words in front of others. Use positive words, images and thoughts in your head. This is where it’s the most important. Despite all that is negative in life and during this journey, focus on having a positive attitude and you’ll create better results.
Focus on your Career Transition Journey
and you’ll be far more successful.
I wish you a fabulous 2015 & successful journey
Visit my Career Transition Program if you want help focusing on your Career Transition Journey
Originally published in the GSO News & Record on 1/18/15