The language we use to describe ourselves, our skills, our experiences and our achievements is absolutely critical to the impact and influence we have on others. And nowhere is this more important than when we are seeking a new role where both in writing via our CV/application form and verbally during interview stages, the words we use will make a critical impression on whoever is making the assessment for an advertised role.
In our experience in coaching individuals, this is the time of year when many people make some bold promises and big commitments to themselves about changing jobs or even attempting a complete career change. Sadly however what we also observe is that all too often there is a very rapid dilution of these fine intents as individuals become absorbed and swamped with all the competing back at work demands that a new year presents.
Here are the six main habits that differentiate between those who succeed in turning their New Year wishes into positive outcomes and those who consistently fail in this task.
The surprise to us often is that individuals simply don’t realise just how talented they are or, if they do, they often don’t quite know how to describe their distinct capabilities in an impactful way to others. When it comes to that pivotal moment to seek out a new career opportunity, it suddenly becomes vitally important to be able to project yourself in a compelling way.
We have our own Brosna top ten tips for those of you who might want to navigate your way through an important career or job change in 2019:
Your boss has become intolerable - you feel suffocated. You are repeating the same tasks over and over - nothing is new. We regularly hear stories about how unfulfilled people have become at work - but also how long they have put up with these unhappy scenarios. Inertia seems to set in preventing people from moving on and moving forward.
Well it simply doesn’t have to be like this. Why would you want to carry on wasting large parts of your waking life carrying on doing the same old unfulfilling stuff? So what to do to break out of your inertia?
We are in Dubai this week.. our Directors Tim Chapman and Brendan Colclough are visiting the region for the second time in six weeks to undertake important client work until 6th December. Contact us if you would like to meet during this period to discuss your particular needs.
We specialise in coaching and supporting executives, senior managers and skilled professionals who are in career transition - particularly international expatriates.
Your relatively stable working life has been thrown in to considerable turmoil. You have just been told of the latest restructuring in your business and it looks like your job might vanish or be merged with another role.
You suddenly find yourself with the prospect of having to make some rapid decisions about your future, impacting not only on you but all those in your immediate circle of family and friends
It may be ages since you applied for a job in the external job market or attended a tough job interview. The very thought might fill you with considerable concern and trepidation.
When we at Brosna work with candidates who are preparing for a really important career changing job interview, we are often alarmed by the degree to which talented individuals under-sell themselves in their interview practice. This manifests itself in a number of different ways..
We have had a number of interesting discussions with expatriates who have been working in Dubai for some years and are now seeking to move on and in many cases return to their home bases. They have raised with us a number of common career issues that seem to be specific to their expatriate context and where they have asked for our help most notably:
• Having been out of their “home” market for jobs for a number years, many individuals are simply out of touch with how things may have changed and what opportunities might now be available; this is often accompanied by...
Contacts and colleagues often enquire of me “Well what exactly is it that Brosna does?”
Well, simply put, we predominantly specialise in helping talented individuals to prepare themselves for career changing job interviews. We intensively coach individuals to make sure that they come across as competent, confident, personable and self-assured under the challenging pressures of interview.
It all starts and continues with defining a series of very well-formed outcomes. What are well-formed outcomes and how do they differ from more broadly based aspirations, wishes and positive intents? Here are some straightforward and important distinctions. to help you plan your next career move.