Saturday, May 11, 2013

High 5 Weekly Career Transition Roundup: Career Change, Reaching Your Full Potential, and More

This is our weekly roundup of some of the best career-related articles, interviews, blogs, etc., we've read during the week. We share these every weekend so you have some great resources to prepare you for the coming week. Enjoy!

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  • 9 Steps to Change Careers and Get the Life You Want"People who are called to their work do it not solely for financial gain or career advancement, but for the fulfillment that the work brings. My work feels like a drug now -- I have to have more of it, and I can't wait to jump out of bed in the morning to get to it. I want that for you, too."
  • Are You Only Pretending to Be in the Right Job?"People who think they know everything there is to know about their job are at risk of getting old, jaded and inflexible. The world is constantly changing, and there are always new skills and insights to learn. If you don't feel this way, you're in the wrong job."                                                          
  • 5 Ways to Subversively Stand Out in Your Job Search"You've likely seen statistics or heard people talk about how much more difficult it is to get a job when you don't have a job. It’s ironic, but some employers do prefer to hire people who are not actively looking for work because they are already employed."

  • Why Most People Don't Reach Their Full Potential and How You Can"I think an extraordinary life is for everyone, a famous life isn’t.... I don’t believe the falsely hopeful idea that 'you can be anything you want.' I believe the infinitely better idea that 'you can be the best version of you.'"

  • 4 Simple Career Advancement Strategies"[T]hose best positioned for success will have the social savvy to tailor the content of their message based on the interests, values and knowledge of those receiving that message.

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