Tag: Career management
Author: Jaclyn Westlake
When making a career change, a well-crafted cover letter helps you convey to a prospective employer why you’re the right person for the job. Read this article for a step-by-step guide to writing a career change cover letter that’ll tell your unique story and help a hiring manager envision how you would benefit their organization + examples!
How do you find meaningful work? Unfortnuately, it is not something you can take or easily pluck somewhere. Instead, meaningful work is yours to create. Here are some ways for you to do this.
Career success is a shared responsibility between individuals and the organizations in which they work. The "sweet spot" refers to optimal engagement, where challenge aligns with individual and contextual capacity. However, challenge and capacity often shift and when they become unmanageable, chronic misalignment leads to disengagement; once one is shut down, it’s very difficult to re-engage.
The ability to overcome challenging situations in career or personal life starts with the ability to identify what the root of the issue is. Too often, we get caught in a whirlwind of doubt, second-guessing, panic or feeling stuck when we experience difficult situations. Being able to step back and gain perspective, while also challenging our own role, will allow for solutions to emerge and for change to happen at a personal level.
CareerLeader is a personalized business career self-assessment tool built on the premise that your interests, motivators and skills will drive your future career success and satisfaction.
The assessment provides you with an analysis of your interests, skills and motivators, and then matches you to specific career paths and cultures that are likely to be the best fit.
Interestingly, the people in an organization are considered to have the greatest influence in determining the success (or failure) of change initiatives. Why? When people are not adequately engaged with change, they resist it. However, when people identify and let go of what must be left behind, can build meaning and reach out for what is new, they become capable of initiating and generating sustainable change.