When it comes to getting what you want from your career, having an attitude of flexibility can help you to take advantage of all the possibilities.
To have Career Flexibility and achieve your goals, you’ll want to set your boundaries. What are the areas where you can’t or won’t compromise? Salary? Location? Hours? Could you be tempted to travel further for more money or to work more hours for a really good role? If you can say ‘nothing would tempt me…’ then you know that you’ve drawn your line in the sand!
How could you achieve your aims by working differently? Often our attitudes to employment are quite rigid. We are limited by what we have done and influenced by our families and friends.
What would life look like beyond PAYE? How do you feel about self-employment? Freelancing? Consultancy? Employing others? If you have concerns, how could you address them? Could you combine self-employment with a part-time or seasonal PAYE role for security? If you worry about finding work, could you work as a freelancer or consultant for someone else?
Could you work two or more different jobs (sometimes known as a portfolio career)? This could broaden your horizons or allow you to experiment safely in a new career direction knowing that the old one is still bringing in money.
Could you job share your previous role or a new one? This could open up a wealth of more senior and interesting roles that aren’t advertised as part time.
Could you develop a hobby or interest into a side hustle? How could that become your main source of income?
In what areas, are you an ‘expert’? Not the world expert, but knowledgeable and experienced in a particular area. Is there something you know how to do that you could teach or train others to do?
Would you retrain to upskill or update your career? Would you retrain in order to change careers completely?
Whatever the job market or economic situation, Career Flexibility is a mindset for personal growth and new opportunities.
Career Coaching and Training to Relaunch Careers
Re-establishing your career after a parental career break or redundancy can be a daunting prospect. You may not be able to return to the job you did before, or your priorities may have changed and you would like to do something different. Whether your career gap is months or years, we are here to help.
The four things we cover:
1. Career Clarity – work out what to do next and how to get there.
2. CV-Writing – refresh or start your CV from scratch ready to market your expertise. We can also help you create a LinkedIn profile for the opportunities you want to attract.
3. Job Search – use your time effectively and efficiently to find the right job for you.
4. Interview Skills – regain confidence using our three step approach for interview success.
We do this through standalone e-learning and blended coaching programmes.
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