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Career Coaching: Reflecting on What You Want in Your Next Role

Watch the best moments from our exciting group career coaching session! This free session was organized in collaboration with non-profits SkillUp Coalition and InsideTrack. We've condensed the recording to enhance your viewing experience.

Find Your Dream Job: Unveiling Your Ideal Work with These Simple Steps

Feeling lost in your job search? This webinar will help you cut through the noise and find the perfect fit! Through an interactive exercise, you'll explore what truly matters to you in a dream job. By defining the key characteristics of your ideal role, you'll gain clarity on what you should prioritize. This newfound understanding will refine your job search strategy, allowing you to craft targeted resumes and cover letters, and ask insightful questions in interviews. Walk away with a clear vision of your dream job and the tools you need to land it!

Step 1: Unearthing Your Work Oasis

Imagine your perfect work environment. Is it a bustling office filled with collaboration, or a quiet corner in a sunlit room? Do you thrive on deadlines and fast-paced energy, or prefer a more methodical approach? Take a moment to write down the work atmosphere where you can be your most productive and fulfilled self.

Step 2: Identifying Your Superpowers

We all have unique skills and talents. What are yours? Are you a whiz with numbers, a wordsmith extraordinaire, or a master of creative problem-solving? Make a list of the skills and experiences that bring you a sense of accomplishment and satisfaction.

Step 3: Prioritizing Passion

What kind of work ignites your curiosity? Does the thought of analyzing data energize you, or do you dream of crafting compelling stories? Jot down the types of work that genuinely interest you, the projects that would keep you up at night (in a good way!).

Step 4: Your Top 10: A Compass for Your Career

Now comes the magic. Take your reflections from steps 1-3 and turn them into a list of your top 10 priorities for your ideal job. This list could include your desired work environment, the skills you want to utilize, the type of work that interests you, or a combination of all three.

Step 5: Fine-Tuning Your List

Not all priorities are created equal. Rank your top 10 from most important to least important. This process helps you identify what truly matters most in your job search.

Step 6: Collaboration is Key

Discussing your priorities with others can be incredibly insightful. Share your top 3 with a friend, mentor, or career coach. Their perspective can help you refine your list and brainstorm ways to leverage these priorities in your job search.

Step 7: Reflections and Takeaways

Take some time to reflect on the entire exercise. What surprised you? What resonated most? This session is designed to be an ongoing exploration. Consider revisiting your list weekly, keeping it at the forefront of your job search.

Remember, your ideal job is out there. By identifying your priorities and wielding them strategically, you'll be well on your way to landing a work experience that fuels your passions and empowers you to thrive.

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