Be Your Own Career Coach by Gary Pyke

By Gary Pyke

It is a stimulating, thought-provoking and intensely functional profession selection guide that makes use of potent, uncomplicated instruments that will help you turn into your individual occupation advisor. The publication is helping you examine completely the place you're now, what you will have, the place you need to be, find out how to get there and what the hazards, rewards and demanding situations are in doing so. fact assessments hold your ft at the flooring, and 'So what?' guarantees that you just use what you have stumbled on approximately your self within the correct manner. The conclusions you will come to can be genuine, available goals and should direct you in your destiny. it is not approximately dream jobs -- it really is approximately actual jobs!real careers!your profession. * A profession improvement consultant with a distinction -- clever and functional, it exhibits you the way to invite your self the ideal questions and examine from the solutions * promises the instruments to get keep an eye on of you profession and to make the ideal profession offerings many times * indicates step by step easy methods to determine what you need to do, and the way to get there

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Strong networking skills. ◆ Decision-making ability based on limited company knowledge. ◆ Sales skills: selling what you do, your ideas and achievements. ◆ Fee-orientated work – based on time, quality, reputation and reliability. ◆ Clients not bosses. ◆ Fees based on the knowledge that can be applied without being constrained by pay scales. Most important of all is environmental awareness. You have to be constantly checking what is going on around you, not just within your team or business or industry but also in the wider economy, the global markets and in the job markets.

Only now you are using your skills for your own maximum benefit and not just for the good of the corporation. Similarly, during the internet boom, this idea of being a flexible worker was christened the ‘Unit of One’ by Fast Company magazine. The ‘Unit of One’ is subject to certain rules: ◆ As an individual you are only as good as your last result. ◆ Have a unique set of skills and talents that can enable you to go anywhere you want. ◆ By combining your talents with those of others (networking), small and, in some cases, large teams can be formed that are better than the sum of the individual parts.

Reality check So why did we ask you to close your eyes and think about things like your family, your friends and your social life? Because before you decide to try a different ride you need to be thinking about all these other things – they are all connected through you. Change something fundamental, like your job, and it could have repercussions on all other aspects of your life. So, from this point, start thinking much wider than just about your job – think about your whole life, everyone and everything in it.

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