Are YOU in Charge of YOUR Career?

When was the last time you really paid some serious attention to your career? In times of economic slowdown it’s even more important to be thinking seriously about your job.

Research shows that successful people are ‘career resilient’; they take charge of their own learning and development and are ready to reinvent themselves to keep pace with change.

In your career lifetime you may have several different types of career and business. Young professional, to homemaker, part time work perhaps, professional woman, senior management, or international entrepreneur?

Try this exercise. Close your eyes, and allow yourself to relax. Breathe out as long as is comfortable and you will take in a much deeper breath as a result. Now, imagine that you are coming home from work in a year’s time. You have just had the best of working days for you. You are so thrilled. What has happened to make it so great? In your mind’s eye see yourself going through your day in your brilliant new job and make a mental note of what is happening? Where it it happening? Who is there?

As you bring yourself back to the present, take a pen and jot down anything that has come to you. Dare to dream that you CAN have the working life you want. You just need to know what it is and then you can make a start!

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Posted on June 1st, 2009 by

3 Responses to “Are YOU in Charge of YOUR Career?”

  1. Patricia Cresswell says:

    Again another hugely interesting article, closely aligned to The Art of Building Windmills – Dr Peter Hawkins.

    Also very interesting and thought provoking article ‘Women – Second Best’ in your Newsletter Jane. Thank you.

  2. Jane says:

    Thanks Patricia. I must read the windmills book! And I’m glad you enjoyed the article.

  3. Veronica says:

    Great article Jane. I also enjoyed the ‘Women-Second Best’ article and would love to feature it on the Employ A Woman website. Well done xxx

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