Are You Pursuing The Right
By Robin Ryan,
American's Top Career Coach
In one moment, your life can change forever.
Kathryn got called into the CEO's office. It was a rare
event and she got a little nervous when she entered. Her CEO
began, "Kathryn, you've done a fantastic job here,
particularly in forecasting sales revenues. Every one of us
recognizes your contribution and talent so you're being
promoted to Director of Finance. Congratulations!"
Dave, an IT supervisor who had had a long career at the same
company, strolled into the department meeting. He left with
the shock of his life. The company would now be outsourcing
the IT function, so Dave and all his team were being laid
Michael had hoped against hope, that a coveted dream job
would soon be his. But when the phone rang, and he heard the
interviewer on the other end, he held his breath as
self-doubt filled his mind. The voice on the phone began
slowly, saying, "Michael, we had several strong candidates.
Your references spoke so highly of you that we feel lucky to
have such a talented man want to join our team. We're
offering you the position, and we all really hope you'll
Wow, in just seconds the unexpected, the unwanted, or even
the dared to dream of! Things like this can change your life
Today, so many people are struggling with their career
situations. Promotions are fewer than ever before. Layoffs
come swift and often. A job search is taking people six
months to a year before they land a new position.
With the world of work this rocky, I recommend that you
spend some time assessing who you are, what you've
accomplished, what truly matters to you, and what you would
still like to achieve.
Here's a quick career checkup. Answering these questions can
help you make 2007 a more satisfying year for you.
Am I happy with my career?
Am I using my strengths to build my career?
Am I doing the work I'm best suited for?
Am I being paid what my skills are worth?
What new skill am I developing?
What are my career goals this year?
Life is made up of choices. You control the job you choose,
the amount of success that you experience, where you live,
who your friends are, and what you are doing with your life.
Give thought to how you want to spend your work days and if
you aren't pleased with your current situation map out a
detailed action plan to change it.
I encourage you to strive to live a happier life. To be the
best YOU, you can be. To see the special, unique, person
inside of you and to allow yourself to flourish in your
chosen work. Only you can implement an action plan that will
lead to a life that's truly rewarding, a life that enriches
you every single day.
Robin Ryan has appeared on Oprah, Dr. Phil Show, NBC Nightly
News with Tom Brokaw, CNN, CNBC and is considered America's
top career coach. She is the author of
The Ultimate Job Search Toolbox and creator of the
highly acclaimed audio training program
Interview Advantage and
Resume Is Really An Ad
Creating Multiple Resumes
On Resume Effectiveness
Present Your Resume
Finding The Right Keywords
Rewriting Your Resume
Recruiters Calling You?
To Handle Employment Gaps
Creating Great Job Search
Paralegal Cover Letters
Writing Better Cover Letters
Effective Interview Skills
Secretarial Job Interview
Job Interview Pep Talk
Interviewing Success Tips
Handling Job Hopper Question
Salary Are You Seeking?
You In The Right Career?
Pursuing The Right Career?
Management Career Option
Succeed At Career Fairs
Minimize Job Hunting Stress
To Use Your Business Card