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This is where I’ll provide tips and tricks to help you advance your career, get promoted plus offer up inspiration from other professional talented woman and much more.
Here’s the first blog to help you get started in your career journey.
Did you know that the statistics show a lack of women in leadership roles? Just 8.5% of highest paid positions in Canada’s top 100 listed companies are held by women. Globally in 2019, the proportion of women in senior management roles grew to 29%, the highest number recorded; the same proportion was recorded in 2020. There is change in the air. Now is the time to start seizing those opportunities and fulfilling those dreams and aspirations. And this is one of the reasons why I wanted to work with talented ambitious women to help them develop and recognize their own talents, build rock-solid confidence, empower them to reach their full potential and advance their careers and lives.
To help you get started, I wanted to share top 3 tips to envision your career and where you want to go. Envisioning is a great first step to improving ourselves and reflecting on whether you’re truly satisfied with your current career and where you want to go in your career and life.
How do you do it? Where do I start? Well here are 3 quick ways to facilitate clarity around your career path.
1. Create A Vision
For many of us, being reflective on our needs, wants and desires is a new experience. Creating a vision will help you move forward. Give yourself permission and spend time thinking about what you want out of your career, what type of job, where you want to do it, with who and what kind of organization. Think about your career path as a journey – what will it look like in 5 years and in 10 years. Write it down in a format that works for you – perhaps it’s in a map style with blocks or a list. If you’re a visual person, why not create a vision board with images or cut out photos from magazines.
2. Ask Yourself Questions About Your Career
A great exercise to help you figure your career path is to ask yourself questions about your career and write down the responses. Some questions to start with could be:
- What type of work do you want to do?
- What type of boss and superiors are you looking for?
- What type of team/co-workers do you want?
- What kind of corporate culture is best for you?
- What salary are you looking to attain?
Start these five questions once you’ve written them down, go back and respond to the thinking what if in 5 years and then 10 years. There are other questions and exercises that I can offer in my coaching strategy that will help encourage your thinking further but this is a good place to start.
3. Assess Yourself & Start Thinking About Your Talents
Another exercise for envisioning your career is to do a self-assessment – think about what you’re good at, but also reflect on what you like doing, what you don’t like doing, and what you’re passionate about.
Write it down – get out a journal or notebook and put headings of the self-assessment down and start building your list. One talent could be a natural ability to build partnerships with people at work or maybe its being efficient with your time. When reflecting likes and dislikes of your work, be sure to consider all the aspects of your work. Here are some examples of likes and dislikes at work. For the dislikes and likes you could even do a checklist style in 2 columns. One column labelled ‘dislikes’ and the other ‘likes.’
Invest in yourself and take some time to think about what you want and where you want to go. These are just first few steps, if you’ve done this and feel like you want more support or if you don’t know where to start, book a Complimentary Career Session with myself, Maureen.
All it takes to start is just some thinking about your career and recognizing your talent to start building that rock-solid confidence. Let’s make this happen for you, you got this! Believe in yourself and enjoy your career journey.
Stay tuned for the next blog about Quick How for being your own advocate.
Leave us a comment below and let us know how you’re envisioning your career.