I recently delivered a brand new training webinar which discussed about making significant changes in your life, specifically in your career. The main focus was to teach people how to evaluate their career options strategically and how to develop an effective job search strategy.
However, before deciding on anything, I also shared the aspects necessary prior to making a career change. It was discussed that it is very important for you to have clarity on the things you want to achieve and the direction you are planning on going. It is also essential for you to evaluate and assess your career options so that you won’t leave a job that was what you actually the best one for you or be left empty-handed because you jumped off the edge of the cliff without any backup plans.
In the webinar, I shared a 3-part strategy that can help you strategically assess your career.
You have to evaluate 3 things:
1. THE “WANT” ANALYSIS
This factor is where you actually get to know yourself. You discover what is that you desire to achieve in the future. This is where you take into consideration the things that YOU want and the things that are important to YOU. You have to think about your strengths, interests, values, ideal lifestyle, ideal role, ideal company, ideal industry, and your expected salary. With this, you will be getting a big picture of your ideals and will help you evaluate opportunities as they come along.
2. THE “NEED” ANALYSIS
This factor on the other hand is where you evaluate what the MARKET needs are. You have to know the industries and companies that are growing, and the jobs and skills that are in demand. You have to understand what the job will entail and what your regular workday will be like. You also have to know what employers are looking for; what skills and capabilities they need in an employee and how to stand out and differentiate as the top talent they are looking for.
3. THE “CAN” ANALYSIS
This factor on the other hand is where you must evaluate and KNOW what it is that you can offer. This is where you get to use all the skills, knowledge and experience you have at your disposal. You also have to take note of all your performance, achievements and awards. You have to be able to present what it is that makes you different. You have to discover what it is that sets you apart from everyone else and makes you the ideal candidate to hire.
These are just summaries of what we have discussed in the webinar. Want a more detailed discussion on this? Check out the webinar below on “How to Evaluate Your Career Strategically and Develop an Effective Job Search Strategy”!
5:00 – Top career concerns
8:00 – How to evaluate your career options strategically
32:07 – How to assess the difficulty of changing a career and industry
44:19 – What is career fulfillment
45:57 – The 10 steps to develop an effective job search strategy
51:42 – How to create an impressive glowing introduction
1:01:00 How to create a memorable personable brand
1:02:40 – How to stand out as high potential talent
1:09:32 – Q&A