If there is one important lesson to learn in the most recent economic recession, it is that no job is really secure. Nobody is indispensable. Tough times taught us how easily we could be out on a limb when businesses collapse or companies downsize for survival. It was a wake-up call to set new priorities. It was time to get into a new way of thinking. It was time to reinvent YOU.
Current realities in the global market call for a new career management paradigm. You may be employed and not looking right now. However, this is a good time as any to revisit your career plan and reassess where you are going. Are you able to take a candid look at where you are at this moment and how you got there? Will you have the courage to reexamine your career goals and try something different? Are you willing to take charge of your career and put your future in your own hands?
- Recognize the different perspectives on career management and how change, chance, and serendipity could influence your career development.
- Consider the steps to makeover, revitalize, or change the course of your career through creative thinking and new possibilities.
- Appreciate the role of the authentic self in the process of career planning and embrace a new paradigm in the job search process.
- Reinvent yourself from the place of authenticity, in view of your vision, and in light of your passion.