Reinvent Your Career for Professional Success

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Why Wait? Right now is a great time to reinvent your career for professional success. Whether you’re looking to re-enter the workforce, change industries or redefine your brand – taking the necessary steps to generate positive change enhances your personal and professional confidence, and allows you to have the freedom to take the wheel and control your destiny.

Reinventing your career goes hand-in-hand with reinventing yourself. The type of career you pursue now may not be the type you pursued five or 10 years ago. Consider working with a mentor or a career coach to reflect upon your current values, interests, strengths and personality. It’s up to you to decide your career destiny. Give yourself permission to dream big. Do your research, investigate opportunities and embrace your network! 

Here are some helpful tips to Recharge, Reignite and Redefine your career power:

Recharge Your Professional Role
According to The Conference Board 2014 Job Satisfaction survey, less than half of US employees are satisfied with their jobs. If you fall within the “dissatisfied” bracket, it’s time to reassess your options. Make a list of what you like and dislike about your industry, position and responsibilities, and determine if your current role is compatible with your strengths, professional values and contributions. Maybe another role in the company is a better fit for you, or the same role at a different company is what you need to give your career a renewed boost in the right direction.

Reignite Your Personal Passion
Where is your passion? If your career is leading you into a dead end, that’s not where you’ll find it. As Confucius once said, “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” The most powerful and sustainable brands are authentically built from the heart, so find the courage to take risks and follow your intuition. Find the spark that motivates you to do what you love to do and build an empire around your personal passion. Whether it’s baking, crocheting, painting or photography – YOU have the power to inspire yourself and achieve success.

Redefine Your Mission
If you are looking for a complete career overhaul to explore a new field – game on! Take a class, read books and follow professional topics of interest online. Completing a course is something you can add to your resume as evidence of your education and motivation. Volunteering is also a terrific way to learn the ropes and gain credibility in a new industry. Redefine how you see yourself and how the world sees you by learning a new trade, skill or industry trend. The more you explore out there, the more you learn about yourself and realize how much you can accomplish.

We want to hear from you! Have you thought about making a career change? What do you think is the biggest challenge when reinventing your career?

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