Do What You Love
I am a member of a career club called CareerWorks Catalyst. You can read all about our club on ABCNews.com. A past meeting included a presentation from Cynthia P. Clark from Career Quest Coaching, Inc.
She had a great presentation on “Finding Work You Love: The Key to True Job Satisfaction.” The key was determining what job satisfaction means to us individually. This included, doing work we find rewarding, using skills that we enjoy and at which we are accomplished, work in an environment and with peers we respect and enjoy.
The group completed several resume exercises that demonstrated that we might actually be selling ourselves on work we don’t want to continue doing based purely upon our past jobs and responsibilities. She urged us to emphasize those skills and traits we do want to use in future positions and how to best highlight them on a resume.
Focus on favored accomplishments and keep those items as the top three bullets on our resume, search for job postings that reflect these relevant experiences, and write our resume accordingly to sell ourselves into the position. To all of the comeback moms looking for a new career, have you determined exactly what you want to do as you start a new year job search?
I suggest taking the time to record past jobs, volunteer positions and things you enjoy as a mom and search for positions that utilize those skills. In addition, keep asking all the kids what they want to be when they grow up. It gives adults great career ideas.