Career challenges like reorganizations, layoffs, and a lack of personal fulfillment can feel like big bumps in the road, but instead of seeing them as obstacles, start to look for the opportunities. Personal career development is critical for resilience in the face of uncertainty and change. The authors, who train over 100,000 people a year in career development, have identified four common challenges that get in the way of people’s growth. They categorize them as when, who, what, and where challenges.
When we think of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI), we often think of race, gender, sexual orientation and physical disability. But what about mental and cognitive diversity? These days, more and more people are coming out as neurodiverse. An estimated 15-20% of people worldwide are neurodivergent and that could include folks in your workplace.
With tons of job interview advice out there on how to best prepare for an interview, it’s easy to think that simply practicing your responses in front of a mirror ahead of the interview will help you land the job.
A pertinent issue both a career practitioner and jobseeker can face during transition is maintaining a career mindset. Change is inevitable and a part of daily life, but COVID–19 has presented a unique set of challenges that require a strong career mindset and an arsenal of change management skills. Incorporating change management skills into a career mindset is good starting point that will enable you and your clients to stay grounded in an ever-changing economic and social landscape.
Ellen Kullman, CEO of the 3D printing startup Carbon, is no stranger to leading a company through crisis. Before becoming the CEO of the California-based company, she spent 27 years with chemical giant DuPont—seven of them as its CEO. She was the first woman to lead the more than 200-year-old company.