Being Paid for What You Love

Change Quote Lao TzuI admire people who recognise that their chosen job is ‘not for life’ and then do something about it. My Mum started studying for a university degree in her 40s and has since transitioned from working as a Personal Assistant to working in mental health as a Carer Consultant – a role which she thoroughly enjoys.

Being open to a new career path and exploring ways to make this happen, can pay off when you find yourself being paid for what you love. Here’s a couple of career change stories to give you some inspiration:

Cheers, Gen

Going the Extra Mile

Above The MarkWhen employers are assessing job applications, one of the things they look for is how you can add value to their organisation. As they review your application or listen to your interview responses they will want to know what makes you stand out above the others. Similarly, when potential clients want to hear about my career coaching services, I let them know that I not only help with writing their resume, but also give extra job search tips in our discussions and keep an eye out for suitable job opportunities. Continue reading “Going the Extra Mile”

Book Review: How to Find Fulfilling Work by Roman Krznaric

Fulfilling Work PicSynopsis: The desire for fulfilling work is one of the great aspirations of our age and this inspirational book reveals how one might make it a reality.  It explores the competing claims we face for money and status while doing something meaningful and in tune with our talents.  Drawing on wisdom about work that is to be found in sociology, psychology, history and philosophy, Roman Krznaric sets out a practical and innovative guide to negotiating the labyrinth of choices, overcoming the fear of change, and finding a career that makes you thrive. Continue reading “Book Review: How to Find Fulfilling Work by Roman Krznaric”

The Path to a Clear Mind

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I’m the type of person who has a busy mind.  I’m a thinker.   Thousands of thoughts running through my head.  Constantly.  This is not so uncommon as we apparently have up to 70,000 thoughts per day.  I found this out by participating in a Webinar on Mindfulness for Career Practitioners, run by the professional organisation CDAA and facilitated by Katrina Howard.  I was enlightened by what was shared. Continue reading “The Path to a Clear Mind”