About this lesson
So far in our work together:
- You’ve listened to the whispers and have done the work to get clear about who you are and what you want (Lesson 1),
- You’ve learned how to create a decision deadline–a tool to get specific about what exactly you need to decide, and by when (Lesson 2),
- You’ve learned ways to tell your story inside your organization (your “who and do what statement”), and to use a variety of strategies to find, create and explore opportunities right where you are (Lesson 3); and
- You’ve learned how to tell that story outside your organization, to be your own brand manager, and to communicate who you are to the world, both in person and online, especially on the most powerful business network, LinkedIn (Lesson 4).
Congrats on moving ahead this far and fast! Or, if you haven’t yet completed those lessons, no worries–go back now and do those first. They’re foundational for the work that we’ll do in today’s lesson, and to make sure you’re making the right decision for you.
NOW, by the end of this lesson, you’ll have the tools to avoid many of the biggest mental and time-sucking traps in any career decision. You’ll know what you need to know about recruiters and their profession. You’ll also get clear on what’s important in your resume and in resources like online job boards–and what’s not. Finally, we’ll dive deeper into what I call “the biased brain,” giving you insights as to what’s going on for you and others during any career changes.
Have questions or get stuck? Don’t hesitate to email me at any time. Red capes on–let’s soar!
- Remember, the exploration stage is part of the Career Decision Lifecycle. Video 2 in this training describes the Career Decision Lifecycle in more depth.
For your reference, here are two posts by professional recruiters from my blog:
- Five Things Your Recruiter Wants You to Know (for hiring managers)
- What to Do When a Recruiter Calls You
- List of professional associations in the US–most have career listings (and are great networking sources, too!)
Resources if you want to go deeper . . .
- Don’t Update Your Resume. Do This Instead
- Stop the Career Censorship
- I’ve Written the Networking Emails (So You Can Start Now)
- Managing Transitions: Making the Most of Change, by William Bridges
- Triggers: Creating Behavior that Lasts, by Marshall Goldsmith
- Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less, by Greg McKeown
- Thinking Fast and Slow, by Daniel Kahneman
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