Career in Your Suitcase
A practical guide to creating meaningful work... anywhere

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"...unthinkable that you would commission the services of an artist whose portraiture you had never laid eyes on. Why should a consultant be any different? Ask to see samples of resumés, cover letters and materials used to prepare people for interviews. Are they well put together, the product of purposeful and careful work? Perhaps the consultant’s materials are excellent, but of a style that is incongruent with the portrait you want to present of yourself. ..."

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"...With a loss of identity often comes a loss of self-confidence and self-esteem. Enforced idleness can be hard to deal with. Without something ‘interesting’ or purposeful to focus on, it is easy to become stressed or depressed. This is where learning the skills to develop a portable career can create much more life satisfaction for the accompanying partner. ..."

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Chapter 2: Find Your Passion
"...well enough to feel that they can join you on the journey, and meet, Skype, text, Tweet or send emails each to other regularly to keep each other motivated and on track. You could form a Facebook page, Yahoo group or your own closed group on LinkedIn for this purpose. ..."
"...field of career development with limited skill in the Dutch language. I considered a few other options to help me work and learn the language like teaching fitness classes again or working in a store for the first time. When I went to adapt my CV for this purpose, however, I got stuck. It was at that point, with the help of my portfolio, I found my hot tracks and again found a way to follow my passion. ..."

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Chapter 3: What Can You Do?
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"... growth and meaningfulness. Sentence: Meaningful careers support authentic self-growth. Look at the purpose you identified in Chapter 3 — What Can You Do? and add that information in. Now add who you want this to make a difference to. This will often be a group involved in some ..."

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"... four of your most important needs, or any more than one of your least important, then you need to think long and hard about accepting it. - purposes - Be aware of the purposes your career will serve. They can be economic and relate to having the money to do what you want, when you want, ..."
"...Be aware of the purposes your career will serve. They can be economic and relate to having the money to do what you want, when you want, providing security for the future and evidence of success. They could be social and a way to connect with others and feel needed and valued by others. ..."
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"... of children • Being there for husband • Being busy • Working on repatriation • Leaving a legacy What purposes are you aware of that your career serves for you? 1. What are your purposes? 2. What is success to you? How will you know when you’ve succeeded? 3. What ..."
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"... Being busy • Working on repatriation • Leaving a legacy What purposes are you aware of that your career serves for you? 1. What are your purposes? 2. What is success to you? How will you know when you’ve succeeded? 3. What level of financial remuneration will you need to ..."
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"... What is success to you? How will you know when you’ve succeeded? 3. What level of financial remuneration will you need to earn in order to achieve these purposes and live out your vision and mission? DO YOU LIKE TO BE ALONE? Most people tend to think of themselves as either ..."
"...your own thinking hits a brick wall, get together with some people to brainstorm ideas. If you haven’t already done so as suggested in Chapter 2 — Find Your Passion, form your own group of people who are also in transition and share ideas with each other. One key purpose of these groups is to extrapolate possibilities from your known interests and talents. Often it is easier to help another than it is to figure it out for yourself. Someone else may be able to provide the needed trigger to get you thinking along a whole different line that ..."
"...I (Colleen) found the first step in my effort to work in my field in a new language, by reading the local paper. I read an article about a new charity whose purpose connected with my values and passions. There were looking for volunteers and, after meeting with me decided to design the perfect volunteer role for my skills, instead of filling one of their standing vacancies. This gave me the opportunity to network on a new level and that led a ..."
"...have a common theme, and others that do not. They can include an assortment of child rearing, part time paid employment, entrepreneurial endeavours, volunteer work, community activities and hobbies. This combo-career offers a mix of activities able to satisfy a person’s wide range of needs for fulfilment, purpose and variety. When I (Jo) lived in Muscat, Oman, I had a portfolio of careers. I taught desktop publishing and creative writing, ran a CV-writing service, did some journalism, sold books via a party plan scheme, made and sold date chutney, ran a take-away service for my Indian maid ..."
"...The purpose of company research is not only to identify promising organisations of potential interest. It is also critical to your success when you get to the point of marketing your skills. Conducting company research will provide you with the information you need to target your marketing materials. Read more ..."
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"... If your mission statement is the North Star guiding your journey, then the goals are the points on the star that define it and give it more shape. Goals serve your purpose and passion and express them in concrete actions. They lead towards your vision and mission in one way or another. ..."
"...of action for them will help you to respond to the way things unfold in a proactive and productive way without losing as much of your momentum. Anticipating and rehearsing a potential situation will help you respond in a way that supports the expression of your mission and purpose. Scenario building helps you take a step back from your initial response and think of alternative responses so that you choose the one you think fits best, as opposed to going with your first, often emotional, response. These scenarios can be referred to as Plan B, C and so ..."

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Chapter 5: Networking
"... anyone who interests you, even famous authors and professionals in your field. See what others are Tweeting, find what you consider to be effective Tweets and choose how you want to use this for yourself. Give yourself some time for the learning curve of Tweeting effectively for networking purposes and finding your own Tweeting style. There are many apps and tools available to help manage your Tweets effectively. Your Twitter account can be connected to your LinkedIn and Facebook profiles. ..."
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"... be on their initiative. EIGHT TIPS FOR INFORMATION INTERVIEWS 1. Prepare a script for your information interview, including a very brief introduction of yourself. Adapt your elevator pitch for the purpose of this meeting. 2. Identify the purpose of the meeting and why you have chosen ..."
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"... introduction of yourself. Adapt your elevator pitch for the purpose of this meeting. 2. Identify the purpose of the meeting and why you have chosen to meet with them. Tell them who referred you to them. 3. Clarify that you have no hidden agenda or want to use this interview to have them ..."
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"... people you identified as potential mentors in the section on mentoring. What will you say about yourself? Tailor your elevator pitch (see a few pages further in this chapter) to the purpose of an information interview. What key relevant points about yourself will you include in your ..."
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"... Make contact with the meeting coordinator beforehand and ask her to make herself known to you when you arrive. This will make you feel welcome, and will give you the purpose of finding a familiar name in the crowd. You could even ask your contact to introduce you to someone as soon as you arrive. ..."

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"... opportunity. Keeping orderly records helps you to internalise and track the information you have learned and actions you have taken. This helps to build your self-confidence, sense of purpose, and to maintain momentum, and all of these impact your ability to present yourself. How to get ..."
"...• A professional looking email address which you use exclusively for the purpose of work search and make sure you check it daily. Once your work search is over, you can forward this address to the email you use personally. It allows you to separate your personal email time from your work search email time ..."
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"... of expertise. Others You may be a member of other similar sites like Pinterest, which is gaining momentum, or sites that are more targeted to your specific work or location. Explore how you can use them effectively and ethically to network for work search purposes. Of all the methods to ..."
"...description. It is not true that casting a wide net affords the best prospects of success. A lack of focus dissipates energy. If you are responding to positions in both accounting and the zoo management of chimpanzees, your likelihood of success plummets and so does your sense of purpose and mission as you try to fit yourself into many different moulds at the same time. ..."
"...Before starting to organise the items in your box, first identify the purpose and focus for your portfolio including the specific skills you need to substantiate and illustrate. Kimeldorf suggests you start by collecting samples and artefacts into a box. If possible categorise them as you go, including detailed information answering the questions of ‘what, why and when’. ..."
"...The CV is a concise, targeted, summary of your work and learning experiences. While it describes past experiences it is also a forward-looking document aimed at achieving your future goals. The CV will summarise your experience and highlight the most relevant points for the work you are wanting. The purpose of the CV is not to get the job but to obtain an interview. When submitting a proposal, the CV is often attached to detail the credentials and experience of the individual or team submitting the proposal. ..."
"...An objective can serve the purposes of providing an organising principle for the author and a guide for its readers. In this way the reader doesn’t need to guess what kind of job you are applying for. A cover letter is often not read and can get separated from the CV. For this reason stating ..."

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"...We all have strengths and weaknesses, so why not consider working in a team with a selection of other people? First, identify people whose area of expertise complements yours but with whom you share a common passion or purpose. I (Colleen) know I am great at having ideas, talking to people, teaching, networking and writing. But marketing, administration and filing are not in my list of favourite things to do. I believe it is better to focus on your strengths rather than expend energy trying to improve on ..."

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