Being stuck in one’s career is one of the worst places to be.
Lot of questions. But no answers!
But in today’s times there are a variety of options to follow and myriad ways to break into the next level. The level YOU aspire to be at.
First of all, how do you know if are ready for the next level in your career? Here are a few signs:
- You feel unhappy and dissatisfied with your current work
- You’ve been at it for quite some time now
- Your work feels repetitive
- You think you can do/achieve more
- Your potential doesn’t seem to be getting utilised to the fullest
- You want more in your life and career
So what do we do?
Get back to a second career with confidence
If your new year resolution was to pick up, dust yourself and get going on a your second career after a break, this post is for you. Getting back to work after a break can be a daunting prospect. Where do you start? Who would want your services? Does your resume look okay? How should you explain your break? The challenge is bigger if you are looking for alternative options like work from home or something different from your previous experience. As a certified coach, I have coached many people who’ve been through this dilemma but found the right answers as we worked through each concern in our sessions. Here are a few pointers/indicators/steps you may want to consider before you jump head long into your job search:
The second session of #AskSuman was as exciting as the first one. This time, the questions revolved more around speaking skills and formal communication. Here are some highlights:
The first question was about my favourite topic- speaking skills
Since this is a pretty broad questions, everything from structure to speech writing to practice and delivery – all aspects are important. You can read more about improving these skills from earlier blog posts – 9 public speaking secrets from the book Talk Like Ted and What we can learn from the world champion of public speaking.
In fact, Soft Skills Studio is coming up with a surprise to help you in this very skill set. Stay tuned!
Be in the moment when you network with people (Photo credit)
A roomful of people you don’t know. The anxiety of putting your best foot forward. The limited time to make connections with people. This doesn’t sound like a relaxed situation. However, networking is something that you cannot escape in today’s times. Be it business opportunities or job options, networking can make a huge difference. We all are familiar with the drill of exchanging cards, introducing ourselves and getting to know one person at a time in the room. I have been to my fair share of networking events. And I have figured that a few things work out quite well. Some, I stumbled upon myself. Others, I learnt through observation. Here are a few quick and easy tips that can help you make the most of a networking event: