With an ever-changing labour market, increasing employer expectations, competitive work environments along with a “gig economy,” career transitions are on the rise.
Career transitions require considerable reflection, research, planning, evaluation, and of course, strategy execution are critical to success.
But career transitions are not linear -- they do not always progress as planned. If you are open to embracing the exciting changes that await your career and personal growth, then you may likely experience a productive career transition process.
An Opportunity for Self-Discovery and Refining Your Brand
How do you handle a career change? Here are some helpful tips to remember:
Career transitions are best handled when positively looked upon as an empowering opportunity for self-discovery and refining your brand. Believe in yourself and leverage your strengths to move forward!
* Understand your unique value and how that value translates to your new career target.
* Do thorough research and explore everything you need to know about making a transition into a new role, field, or industry.
* Converse with professionals in your targeted field and conduct informational interviews.
* Having a branded resume portfolio and LinkedIn profile crafted by a resume specialist specialized in career transitions is essential to marketing your expertise, strengths, and offerings.
* Leverage effective timing and chance events to maximize rewarding opportunities. Remain flexible and open to exploring your options. Consider a holistic approach by looking at the entire picture and the choices that impact your career decisions.
* Invest in your personal and career growth with ongoing training and keep your skills marketable.
* Collaborate with professionals for support and stay informed about labour market changes and developments, especially in your targeted field and industry.
* Capitalize on developing new networks while continually growing existing networks.
Resume Specialist in Challenging Transitions: Delivering Service Excellence
Since 2013, I have been specializing in assisting entry and mid-level professionals, including those embarking on tough career transitions.
As the first Certified Resume Specialist in Challenging Transitions, I am committed to delivering career service excellence and to helping you approach your next milestone with confidence.
Recently, I have been evaluated and awarded by the Career Directors International Board of Certification the Certified Resume Specialist in Challenging Transitions credential due to “innovation exhibited and a solid understanding of the challenges that some clients face.”
This specialized credential demonstrates an exceptional grasp of this industry, including incorporating appropriate keywords and competencies, position responsibilities and challenges, and effective resume presentation styles.
CDI President, Laura DeCarlo states that, “When selecting a resume writer, a jobseeker should always look for an individual who is certified and who has experience working with jobseekers in their industry. Selecting a skilled professional with a Certified Resume Specialist designation in your industry is the natural choice to confidently put your career in the hands of a qualified expert who has made the effort to specialize.”
If you are planning a career transition or are seeking to return back to the workforce after an extended time, why adopt this significant task alone?
Know that you have a Certified Resume Specialist as an empowering coach and positive change advocate who is committed to helping you navigate the unique challenges that you are facing in your career.
For more information, contact Lori Jazvac at Creative Horizons Communications or visit http://www.creativeresumestrategist.com. Stay informed with valuable career resources at http://www.creativehorizonsresumes.com.
Take charge of your career – think creatively and visualize a new career horizon!
“The biggest mistake that you can make is to believe that you are working for somebody else. Job security is gone. The driving force of a career must come from the individual. Remember: Jobs are owned by the company; you own your career!” — Earl Nightingale