Do you help your clients reflect on the purpose of their career? Do you reflect on your own sense of purpose in your daily work? The reasons behind these reflections are as varied as the tools available to aid the process. Purposeful reflection will take effort and courage, and may even be painful at times, but can be a labor of love – love of oneself and others. This will make everyday living clear.
~ Melanie Reinersman, email@example.com Photo by taufiq t
In a matter of seconds, someone could be hurt because a red flag was overlooked. In those same few seconds, 74+M google results covering the topic of red flags in job search pop up. Career development professionals have the obligation to behave with veracity (deal truthfully with clients) and beneficence (work for the good of the individual). Unfortunately, the world does not follow any such code and career changers are easy targets. Avoid or end the suffering of your client
The grass is not always greener on the other side of the fence. Yet people still believe others have found more satisfaction, rewards, or personal fulfillment in life – which increases desires and jealousy when the individual doesn't believe they have those things. It is only human to make comparisons, although crossing the line into feeling undervalued or worse, worthless, is obviously unhealthy. Focusing on supporting confidence and maintaining self-esteem in both yourself
As opposed to being fulfilled in sleep, career dreams or aspirations may reveal or influence career decisions or journeys. Practitioners need various theories and tools at their fingertips when considering clients' dreams while providing career related services. Yes, it would be interesting to explore the meaning behind a client's nighttime dreams about work, and it may be even more productive to explore career aspirations.
~ Melanie Reinersman, editor@careerdevelopmentallia
While there is no such thing as the “best” or “right” or even “one” career for anyone, sometimes it helps to have a starting point for discussions about career choice. Whether these “best” options are the result of brainstorming or assessments, counselors and clients can generate valuable discussions around these points.
~ Melanie Reinersman, firstname.lastname@example.org Photo by Jon Tyson on Unsplash FOCUS ON: Best Jobs for Americans According to Glassdoor, Data Sci