The first step is exploring careers and transitioning to something that aligns with your purpose and skills. But how do you get started?
When you think about the steps and process involved in exploring careers and transitioning into a new job, you may have come to realize that it’s hard work. But that doesn’t mean it can’t be fun.
It’s hard because you don’t know what you don’t know. (AKA the curse of knowledge).
It’s also hard to find solid resources or instructions on how you do each step. I lay out the process here.
But as difficult as it is, the journey exposes you to new people and new ideas. It also is incredibly gratifying to discover you new career. Don’t let the process discourage you.
Each week, I summarize some of the best articles and resources to help with your exploration and new ideas for job search.
This week’s summary includes:
- Resources for career transition
- How to read in between the lines of job postings
- How to cope during long-term unemployment
- Samples for your interview thank you message
- Networking on LinkedIn tips
- How workers feel about their jobs right now
Please feel free to share any of these resources (or the whole thing) with people who may benefit.
15 Classes, Books & Podcasts To Help With Your Career Transition | Business Insider
Skills Matcher Assessment | CareerOneStop
Rate yourself on 40 key workplace skills. The Skills Matcher will show you career options that match your ratings.
What Job Description Jargon is Actually Saying | Harvard Business Review
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Tips from 6 Pros On How To Use LinkedIn To Network | Things Career Related
This is a list of new releases from my colleagues. Congratulations! This was certainly the year to launch a new book!
The Career Stories Method: 11 Steps to Find Your Ideal Career—and Discover Your Awesome Self in the Process
by Kerri Twigg
Recruiter Secrets: Insider Tips for Your Job Search
by Eric R. Derby
An Authentic Human’s Guide to Finding Meaningful Work
by Deborah Mourey
Mind Over Platter: Train Your Brain To Think Thin!
by Rosa Smith-Montanaro
How to Use Facebook to Prepare for an Interview | Job-Hunt.org
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Hannah Morgan speaks and writes about job search and career strategies. She founded CareerSherpa.net to educate professionals on how to maneuver through today’s job search process. Hannah was nominated as a LinkedIn Top Voice in Job Search and Careers and is a regular contributor to US News & World Report. She has been quoted by media outlets, including Forbes, USA Today, Money Magazine, Huffington Post, as well as many other publications. She is also author of The Infographic Resume and co-author of Social Networking for Business Success.