Career/Money Management . . . not easy to Navigate

How do you see your current job? Is it a Love it or Want to Leave it tug-of-war? For those who love your job, ask yourself “What one significant contribution has my job benefited my life?” Be as specific as possible. If you are not happy with your current job situation, write down the main reasons why you are dissatisfied. Then, list how you would like to see improvement or a change.

How do you see your current job as a steppingstone toward your life career? Here are a few important steps to take in determining whether you build on what you already have or begin a new career path.

  1. Determine your appropriate and required skills and talents
  2. Create a realistic short-term and long-term career path with a competitive edge
  3. Create a first-class resume for the targeted industry/profession
  4. Strategically investigate the targeted industry/profession
  5. Create a personal and professional networking group—short-term, long-term
  6. Design a high visibility marketing plan for yourself
  7. Learn how to negotiate preferred salary/wage
  8. Be true to who you are, no matter the source of help you use.

Seek various helps, such as CareerBuilder , to find that job or upload/create your resume. Review the following career summary tips to more clearly focus on the what, why, when, where, with whom, and how of your life career path.

  • Core Value Integration—Hold on to your core values with your career and finances.
  • Career Choices—Identify your personality style and career choices.
  • Current Job—Does your current job fit your life career goals and what you love to do.
  • Career Plan—Establish a realistic short-term & long-term plan.
  • Resume—Create & maintain a polished, targeted resume for your industry/profession.
  • Invest Time, Dollars & Total Commitment—total commitment toward excellence, adapting to challenges and opportunities are essential. Most important-be you, not your job.
  • Career Location—Choose a location based on your values, where you want to spend your life, career, and build relationships.

With this month’s lifekskill, Career & Money Management, let’s get a glimpse now of the Money Side of Life. Suze Orman strikes the mark in her Nine Steps to Financial Freedom with . . .

“When it comes to money, freedom starts to happen when what you do, think, and say are one.”

Orman gives us another gem of wisdom with the following: “. . .most peoples’ biggest problems in life—even those that appear on the surface not to be money related—are directly connected with their early, formative experiences with money. So, here‘s your first step toward financial freedom:

Step back in time to the earliest moments you can recall
when money meant something to you,
when you truly understood what it could do.

Reflect on how those early life experiences, even your childhood years, have directly influenced your feelings and actions about money today (fearing it, enjoying it, loving it, hating it). Share your thoughts with your family or trusted friend.

Whatever path you navigate, may your core values, dreams and goals encourage forward action toward a life of purpose and joy for you and your family.