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

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"...In order to understand what career consultants do, it’s helpful to compare them with other professionals. Let’s take attorneys and financial advisors. All three kinds of professionals possess a body of knowledge and a set of skills in applying that knowledge to individual situations. As with attorneys and financial advisors, much of what career consultants provide for their clients is intangible, consisting of counsel and advice. This is the major reason why it’s not easy to be sure that you’ve selected the right person and are ..."
"...‘I worked with a coach who successfully helped me to make the transition from working for corporate companies to starting my own business.  His talents and expertise were just what I needed to transform my skills. His coaching and programs helped me to gain confidence to go out to start networking, presenting myself in a successful way and get more visibility. I am reaping the benefits of my hard work, perseverance and selecting the right coach!’ ..."
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"... to get a job in your chosen field. The generalist will administer and interpret career assessments, write resumés and cover letters, counsel clients on the productive use of the Internet, teach networking skills and train clients for interviewing. - When to Use a Career Consultant - ..."
"...Lutheran, rather than Episcopal, ministry. Between my ten years as a parish pastor and settling into my present career I experimented with such disparate pursuits as car sales, work with the disabled and organisational development. Eventually I realised that the career field made good use of some of the skills I’d developed in the ministry (listening, counselling, helping people find direction) while also offering the ever-changing variety I thrive on. ..."
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"... Suzanne presents yet a fourth kind of situation. Although in her late forties, she has never worked before. She questions whether she has any marketable skills. She is nervous about the job search process and about entering the work force at what she refers to as her ‘grand longevity point’. ..."
"...from a friend or family member. The results are often adequate, but less effective than they could be. Resumés are notoriously difficult to write for oneself. In fact, most career consultants get help in writing their own resumé. A career consultant can help clients to identify their most valuable skills, abilities and achievements and to articulate them in a way that will be maximally persuasive to a potential employer. A consultant can also help her client with the formatting of the resumé, laying out the information on the one or two pages in a manner that is aesthetically pleasing ..."

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"...You need a product to sell, whether it’s a physical object or your own knowledge that other people want. As an expatriate, certain markets will be closed to you, while others are much more open. For example, unless you have good foreign language skills, or the language of your host country is the same as yours, you may find it difficult to market your product to locals – unless the foreign language skills of the locals are much better than yours. ..."

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"...fisherman would have to find a creative solution if he moved to an inner city. Someone with a shop selling tartan in Scotland may find it hard to establish the same business in the south of England. While there are many barriers likely to hinder your progress, there are skills to be learned and techniques that will support you to develop your own personally meaningful portable career. ..."
"...A portable career is work that you can take with you wherever you go. It is based on your own unique set of skills, values, passion and vision and is not based in a physical location. Lower costs of travel and technological advances have made the global labour market a more accessible option for more workers and businesses than in the past. Megan Fitzgerald, expat career and entrepreneur coach defines a portable career ..."
"...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. ..."
"...something and to be financially independent. I liked the camaraderie of colleagues and the opportunity to keep learning and developing. With no support or inspiration from my husband’s employer, I decided to make my own luck and, over the next 20 years on the move, acquired a range of skills that would allow me to create, maintain, pick up and pack my portable career. Despite living in five different countries, in the end I learned how to look inside myself to discover what I most enjoyed doing and how I might adapt my interests and my skills to match ..."
"...During the first decade I made and sold chutney, and taught French, creative writing and computer skills. I became a journalist, wrote manuals and newsletters and self- published a cookery book. When I noticed how desperate the local expatriates were for books I turned to network marketing and sold Dorling Kindersley books and CD-ROMs. When I heard my dinner guests commending the delicious curry our Indian ..."
"...my clients to the ultimate test. I gave myself some time to make the transition and focused on learning the language first. Two years later I was again delivering career development training on a freelance basis. Only this time it was in Dutch! Though my language skills then were nowhere near the fluency I would have required of myself, I was offered a contract to provide training in my second language by an employer who saw that I could be a role model for some of the training recipients. ..."
"...It was through networking and offering my skills freely that I was able to go almost seamlessly (in hindsight that is) from one opportunity to the next, ultmately landing a paid contract. As I look back over the course of this transition I see a number of key events as well as some important qualities that helped ..."
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"... what my values, interests and passions are at this stage of my life. 2. I was open to new learning and updating skills. In this case it was my language skills and the dynamics of the Dutch labour market. 3. I networked and met people working in my field. My Canadian network ..."

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Chapter 2: Find Your Passion
"...I dipped into when the opportunity arose. Fortunately, I was also happy to discard some career streams when the opportunity disappeared. This ability to reinvent myself and be flexible has been key to my success. Each reinvention has taken place because I first looked inside myself to see which skills, interests and passions most excited me at that time. Next I looked carefully at the local market, to see where the gaps lay, or where I might find the most luck. ..."
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"... at the local market, to see where the gaps lay, or where I might find the most luck. If I (Jo) look inside myself, I see the following key skills and values, all of which have grown out of my passions: • Creativity • Writing • Teaching • Helping people to grow • ..."
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"... Helping people to grow • Flexibility • Willingness to learn • Desire for variety • Being with people • Communication • Computer skills • French • A love of food and cooking • Connecting people through informal networking • Helping people to get ..."
"...These core skills and values have led me to become a journalist, author, a teacher of creative writing, a teacher of French conversation, a copy writer, a publisher and co- author of a cookery book called Dates, a copy typist, a curriculum vitae producer, a computer teacher, a trainer of trainers, a ..."
"...Once more I looked inside myself, and decided I had to calculate which among my many careers had the most earning potential. I had to think hard about which of my skills would earn me the most money per hour and for which there was also a market. During my soul searching I realised it was time to take my journalism to UK based magazines and newspapers. I love writing and in order to give me the most satisfaction, I needed ..."
"...When, in 2000, three years after we came home, I was offered the chance to edit a new magazine called Woman Abroad, I jumped at the chance. Without a doubt, this position was the culmination of my career experiences to date and it allowed me to exercise all my skills and values at once. I was flying. Sadly, after the tragedy of 9/11, the magazine was forced to fold as living abroad lost its allure for a while. In 2002 I had to go back to the drawing board and this time I emerged as what I first called ..."
"...Clark says in his book The Money or Your Life, you can get to the top of your chosen career ladder and suddenly realise ‘you have the ladder against the wrong wall’. This is why it’s so important, when you are trying to assess your interests, values and skills, you take account of the things you do at work and in your leisure time. Think about the activities that fill you with energy, even if they are not earning you money right now. ..."
"...Bolles recommends that we think of our work as the expression of our mission in life and he supplies us with many inventive exercises to help us identify the nature of this mission. Passion ignites the fuel of your skills and can keep you going when the going gets rough. It is an internal drive that finds expression through your values and skills. Poet David Whyte speaks of it as being ‘wholehearted’ about something (http:// www.oprah.com/spirit/Poet-David-Whytes-Questions-That-Have-No-Right-to-Go- Away_1/2). ..."
"...In order to create career ideas and assess our options we need a framework of self- knowledge. This framework will contain the skills and competencies most associate with finding work, but it is important to go deeper and assess your values, interests and drivers in order to find a truly satisfying career for you. ..."
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"... in writing For example: I commit to the process of increasing my self-awareness and learning the skills to build a portable career for myself. I will keep track of and recognise my progress and reward myself for my efforts. I will share what I learn with others. Signed: Build my ..."
"...elegantly. Resist the temptation to jump to decision making before you are ready. The tendency for many people is to want to have it all resolved easily and quickly. Remember this is a process and something you will continue to do throughout your career. You will be learning these skills and often learning means buckling down and practising the skill until you have become comfortable with it. ..."
"...Your passion often stems from your values, interests and what is important to you. Knowing what’s important to you can help you apply your skills in the work world in a personally meaningful way. You can be an accountant in a company that does work which is of no interest to you, or you can manage the books in a company that does something you find incredibly important. The latter means your work makes ..."
"...Canadian Donna Messer started her career as a banker, which led to a variety of work roles until she went in search of a new career that embodied her skills and her passions. When she looked in the mirror she saw only education and experience. She had no idea what she wanted to do, nor what she could do aside from what she’d already done. So she asked three of her friends what they saw when they looked at ..."
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"... most about you? What is their career wish for you? If you would like to focus more on these types of insights, go to Chapter 6 — Marketing Your skills, and complete the exercises on personal branding, specifically the Johari Window. I DO NOT LIKE Sometimes it can be easier to work ..."
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"... one with the world. Take a look at your mental photograph album now, seek out the snapshots that stay clear in your mind and work out what they tell you about yourself today. Add them into your professional portfolio as described in Chapter 6 — Marketing Your skills. What are the ..."
"...Think about your parents and your grandparents. Taking each of them in turn, write down what you think their passions may have been. Now write down what you think their values may have been, and their strengths. Which of their passions, skills and characteristics do you think they passed on to you? I (Colleen) think of my grandma’s values every time I roll out dough and try to use the minimum amount of flour necessary. Remember your own stories connected to these people in your life and use these stories to ..."
"...you the most joy; that have allowed you to shine, be at your best and accomplish the most. By analyzing these moments in your life, you will be able to use the information to continue to put yourself into situations which will make use of the skills that support you to be joyful and shine. These moments don’t have to be out of this world. They can be from different aspects of your life; from work achievements to things in the personal realm, like hosting a successful dinner party. They can be from different periods of ..."
"...I passed both the theory and practical exam on the first try. I was proud I had re-established my level of independence in a new country, that I had proven my driving skills were safe and adequate in this country, that I had the self-discipline to study for something I thought I already knew; that I was open to learning things over again if needed; that I was able to succeed even under stress. While on one level this seems small, it ..."
"...in ‘maybe’ instead of a clear ‘like’ or ‘dislike’). An analysis of the results could have helped you see you were looking for a work role that allowed you to sensitively support people during meaningful moments in life and use your organisational, event management, aesthetic and eye for detail skills. With this information you could have evaluated alternatives for a work role you found more fitting or it may have helped you get past the stereotype you have of this work role. A description of the different career development services available is provided in Chapter 8 — For the ..."
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"... in your agenda to do this. When you are ready, go to the next chapter to develop an inventory of your skills. Following that you will have the chance to integrate your passion with your skills and start looking at ways to apply them in the work world. ‘Should one work to live or ..."

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Chapter 3: What Can You Do?
"...In this chapter we look inside ourselves again to analyse our skills and find out what we are good at. In the chapters that follow we will think creatively about the best kind of portable career for us and finally we need to adapt that ‘dream’ to the market. We then look at our context, the location and environment where we’re ..."
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"... this How well I performed this What I enjoyed about this Tasks / responsibilities - What are your skills? - Now is the time to make an inventory of your skills. These are things you do that make up the tasks or responsibilities you have ..."
"...Now is the time to make an inventory of your skills. These are things you do that make up the tasks or responsibilities you have performed. They are practical things, like delegating, managing people; even woodwork or cooking are all skills. You have developed skills through work, learning, leisure and life experiences. Most of us take many of our skills ..."
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"... Think how difficult it was to manage all the steps listed above when you first started driving. Now you can do it almost unconsciously! COUNT YOUR skills Becoming consciously aware of all your skills again will help you explore different ways of combining them to discover work options. ..."
"...Becoming consciously aware of all your skills again will help you explore different ways of combining them to discover work options. All the tasks and accomplishments of your experiences are made up of underlying sets of skills. For example, if you take the task of driving a car and break it into sets of skills, ..."
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"... through signals and behaviour. 7. Exercising self control. This of course is something you never think of when doing the task itself, but these are just a sample of all the skills you use when you drive! THE SKILLS CYCLE Before making choices about your career, you need to ..."
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"... course is something you never think of when doing the task itself, but these are just a sample of all the skills you use when you drive! THE skills CYCLE Before making choices about your career, you need to think about how you want to and can apply your skills now. When I (Jo) was at ..."
"...Before making choices about your career, you need to think about how you want to and can apply your skills now. When I (Jo) was at school, we had a campaign to raise student and parental awareness of environmental issues. The slogan was ‘recycle, return, re-use’. Be aware that in every location you may have to recycle, return or re-use some of your skills and interests. You may ..."
"...this skill. So I recycled my talent and taught desktop publishing instead. To elaborate with a more fanciful example, had I sand-skied in the Middle East, I could have recycled this into snow skiing in Norway. The point is this: be prepared to adapt and modify some of your skills so they fit the needs and the market you find in each location. Realise in some countries you may need to secure local certifications for activities that are unregulated in the country from which you came. Flexibility and ingenuity are the keys to success. ..."
"...as an American diplomat as well as having held senior executive positions in corporate industry, these kinds of positions are not filled by foreign women in Saudi Arabia. As a result I have had to look for other challenges and opportunities where I can maximise the use of my skills and expertise, which ultimately resulted in the establishment of my own business, Global Watchers Arabia. However, even in spite of opening my own business, due to the culture and customs of the male-dominated Kingdom, many times I have had to take the back seat in discussions and negotiations ..."
"...Some skills and passions are just not made for a given location. For example, dates were hard to come by in Norway in 1996, so there was naturally little demand for my (Jo’s) date cookery books. In the Middle East I was able to find English language journalism work with local ..."
"...Some skills transfer more easily than others from place to place. There are few dates in Norway and few snowy slopes in the Middle East. But people who want to learn the English language are nearly everywhere. So teachers of English as a foreign language can usually find work wherever they ..."
"...I (Colleen) like to include a fourth element in the skills Cycle which I call grow. Because of the recycling metaphor I’m tempted to think about composting and how interesting things often grow out of composting bins when they are left long enough. The idea is to identify which skills you wish to develop further. When I discovered my word processing skills needed some attention, I took a course. When my curiosity was raised by something like improvisational theatre, I took a series of workshops. Each of these has been useful in many more ways than I imagined when ..."
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"... Continue to develop your various skills based on your curiosity and your goals. Ask yourself how you can learn these skills. At an evening class? In a workshop? With a mentor, perhaps? By reading a book? Research online and in person what is being offered, where and in what format. MAKE ..."
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"... With a mentor, perhaps? By reading a book? Research online and in person what is being offered, where and in what format. MAKE AN INVENTORY OF YOUR skills To become aware of all the skills you have, including those you are taking for granted, your task now is to make an inventory of ..."
"...To become aware of all the skills you have, including those you are taking for granted, your task now is to make an inventory of your skills. To do this you will use the skills Checklist that follows. Further review this checklist to gain more insights into what these skills mean for your future opportunities. First ..."
"...You will likely be surprised when you do the inventory at how many skills you have. Before doing the inventory most people don’t know all the ‘skills’ words to be able to list them so to help you we have added a list of possible skills in the skills Checklist that follows. You will discover many skills you take for granted. Use the ..."
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"... in order to develop the skill? 2. Have you used the skill yourself a number of times after learning how to do it? Through practice you have become comfortable using the skills. 3. Have you developed your own way of doing it based on experience? For example, after trying a recipe a few times ..."
"...how you do that task? This is the highest level of skill acquisition when someone else recognises your ability and you are able to teach someone else to do the task. Teaching someone to do a task forces you to become consciously aware again of all the steps and skills needed in order to complete the task well. ..."
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"... the steps and skills needed in order to complete the task well. If you can use a skill based on any of the criteria above, then you have that skill and you can place the corresponding number in the box on the skills Checklist. Transferability of skills Some skills are task specific and ..."
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"... any of the criteria above, then you have that skill and you can place the corresponding number in the box on the Skills Checklist. Transferability of skills Some skills are task specific and some are transferable to different settings and situations. The Skills Checklist provided includes ..."
"...Some skills are task specific and some are transferable to different settings and situations. The skills Checklist provided includes many transferable skills because these are most often the skills we overlook. Sometimes these are called soft skills as they are related to attitudes and behaviours. They are harder to teach ..."
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"... opportunities. These are some of the most important skills for your portable career! Skills Checklist Source: The Conference Board of Canada, Employability skills 2000+, May 2000 This generic skill list was compiled after polling employers across all work sectors. As a result these ..."
"...This generic skill list was compiled after polling employers across all work sectors. As a result these skills are transferrable between industry sectors and are referred to as employability skills since they are a key element in your ability to access work opportunities almost anywhere. If you have other specific skills, add them to the list or elaborate on the skills listed here. ..."
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"... the skill. It’s not about whether or not you are an expert at something, it’s about whether or not you can do it and at what level. Personal skills positive attitudes and behaviours responsible adaptable learn continuously work safely Fundamental Skills communication skills ..."
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"... do it and at what level. Personal Skills positive attitudes and behaviours responsible adaptable learn continuously work safely Fundamental skills communication skills information management skills numerical skills thinking and problem-solving Leadership Skills administering ..."
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"... attitudes and behaviours responsible adaptable learn continuously work safely Fundamental Skills communication skills information management skills numerical skills thinking and problem-solving Leadership Skills administering delegating directing / supervising ..."
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"... work safely Fundamental Skills communication skills information management skills numerical skills thinking and problem-solving Leadership skills administering delegating directing / supervising initiating making decisions managing Technology Skills computer literacy ..."
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"... and problem-solving Leadership Skills administering delegating directing / supervising initiating making decisions managing Technology skills computer literacy keyboarding e-mail and social media Internet Business Skills coordinating evaluating implementing negotiating ..."
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"... initiating making decisions managing Technology Skills computer literacy keyboarding e-mail and social media Internet Business skills coordinating evaluating implementing negotiating organizing planning promoting revising understanding the mission / role / big ..."
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"... organizing planning promoting revising understanding the mission / role / big picture contributing to organisational goals Working with Information skills attention to detail being precise following procedures information gathering / locating organizing data record keeping sorting ..."
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"... to detail being precise following procedures information gathering / locating organizing data record keeping sorting verifying Creative skills adapting creating concepts / ideas / products designing improvising inventing perceiving intuitively performing visualizing / ..."
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"... concepts / ideas / products designing improvising inventing perceiving intuitively performing visualizing / imagining Communication skills editing explaining interviewing listening mediating persuading public speaking questioning reading talking writing Physical ..."
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"... Skills editing explaining interviewing listening mediating persuading public speaking questioning reading talking writing Physical skills manual dexterity motor coordination stamina physical fitness Working with Others Skills advising / ..."
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"... speaking questioning reading talking writing Physical Skills manual dexterity motor coordination stamina physical fitness Working with Others skills advising / counselling assisting others physically or emotionally compromising cooperating protecting / guarding respecting the ..."
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"... cooperating protecting / guarding respecting the opinion of others serving sharing information teaching / training team playing artistic skills Working with Difficult Situations Skills willingness to learn working under pressure Teamwork Skills work with ..."
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"... / guarding respecting the opinion of others serving sharing information teaching / training team playing artistic skills Working with Difficult Situations skills willingness to learn working under pressure Teamwork Skills work with others participate in projects and ..."
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"... / training team playing artistic skills Working with Difficult Situations Skills willingness to learn working under pressure Teamwork skills work with others participate in projects and tasks Reasoning Skills analyzing investigating researching remembering problem ..."
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"... Skills willingness to learn working under pressure Teamwork Skills work with others participate in projects and tasks Reasoning skills analyzing investigating researching remembering problem solving putting ideas together Working with Numbers Skills budgeting ..."
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"... projects and tasks Reasoning Skills analyzing investigating researching remembering problem solving putting ideas together Working with Numbers skills budgeting calculating counting estimating measuring numerical reasoning Other skills / Technical skills: dealing with ..."
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"... ideas together Working with Numbers Skills budgeting calculating counting estimating measuring numerical reasoning Other skills / Technical skills: dealing with emergencies exercising self-control giving and receiving feedback managing change multi-tasking performing ..."
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"... for a while or return? We don’t always enjoy using every skill we have. Put an X there. 3. What skills would you like to use again, or recycle, but in a different way? Draw a circle(*) here. 4. Draw an arrow (↑) beside each skill you would like to learn or grow. 5. Record all ..."
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"... here. 4. Draw an arrow (↑) beside each skill you would like to learn or grow. 5. Record all the items marked with one of the above symbols on the skills summary sheet in your Career Portfolio. - Time For Some New Skills? - Mobility skills There are specific personality ..."
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"... or grow. 5. Record all the items marked with one of the above symbols on the skills summary sheet in your Career Portfolio. - Time For Some New skills? - Mobility skills There are specific personality traits which are highly desirable in adapting to working and living overseas. ..."
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"... the items marked with one of the above symbols on the skills summary sheet in your Career Portfolio. - Time For Some New Skills? - Mobility skills There are specific personality traits which are highly desirable in adapting to working and living overseas. Mary Farmer of Global TMC ..."
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"... Empathy: also emotional intelligence • Respect: able to value difference • Interest in local culture • Background: language skills, having lived abroad before • Tolerance (or perhaps ‘tolerance for ambiguity’) • Flexibility: do you see the big picture or live ..."
"...Mary suggests you use this list as a guideline, where do your strengths lie? Which areas do you think you may need to work on? Language skills? How is your sense of self? How aware are you of your own culture and the influence it has on you? How good is your knowledge of the local culture, market, economy, political situation? If this matters to your work idea, then maybe you need to find out more. ..."
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"... market, economy, political situation? If this matters to your work idea, then maybe you need to find out more. What can you do? - Learn new skills - If your need and desire for a mobile career has arisen based on the progress of your partner’s career, continues Mary, and you have ..."
"...If your need and desire for a mobile career has arisen based on the progress of your partner’s career, continues Mary, and you have a window of time in which to make this transition, then consider it a gift. This may be the time to learn new skills. What have you always wanted to learn but haven’t yet made time for? Which skills did you put into the ‘grow’ category? What are you curious about in your new location and current stage of life? ..."
"...Where can you go to learn? Check out local colleges and universities, community organisations or groups. Research distance learning opportunities as well, including webcasts and podcasts. Offer to trade skills with your contacts, acquaintances, friends and neighbours. Be open and ask questions and you will be able to learn anywhere at any time. ..."
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"... was moving forward. Learning new skills is a great way to feel usefully occupied. Especially if you study a subject or skill that’s in line with your career direction. You never know exactly where it will lead you. Take action and let your career adventure continue. How do you ..."
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"... as portable are as follows: • It is based on your passions, the things you love • It expresses your values • It uses your top favourite skills and talents • It can operate in more than one location • It is flexible enough to be adaptable to new opportunities and ..."
"...to teaching are training and facilitating workshops. In a number of different work roles starting during university, I (Colleen) have facilitated fitness lessons, information sessions on healthy eating, events and activities, and finally career development workshops in the course of my career. Take a presentation, training or facilitation skills course and you will be able to deliver workshops for adults on subjects in which you specialise, in many cases without a teaching qualification. The role of personal trainer or fitness instructor also falls under this teaching category. You can teach and deliver training online too. Online tutors or ..."
"...All businesses need some administrative support, yet we don’t all have the time, skills or inclination to do it ourselves. Administrative duties include accounts, maintaining a database, upkeep of a website, sending newsletters, invoicing and copy typing. A virtual assistant (VA) offers a combination of services that can be done from anywhere in the world using a computer and the Internet. I (Jo) ..."
"...business coaching and career coaching can be practiced from almost anywhere there are people looking to develop themselves. Many coaches operate face to face with clients; however, with Skype, email and web conferencing, in addition to the telephone, many coaches operate remotely. In addition to the natural qualities and skills, you need training and qualifications to be a good coach. You can study by distance learning to become a coach. ..."
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"... a very lucrative business. Network marketing can be a perfect choice if you want to maintain flexible work patterns. Your success depends on the quality and reputation of the product (always check this out) plus your own natural people and organisational skills. I (Jo) was a Dorling ..."
"...client base. Once you have trained in a skill such as reflexology, acupuncture, psychotherapy, beauty, hairdressing, colour and style analysis or similar areas there is a good chance this could become a portable career. While you cannot take clients with you when you move, you can take your skills and, with a good marketing strategy and networking skills, you can find new clients fast in a new location. You do need to check your qualifications are recognised in the new country though and that you will not be restricted by lack of language skills. Being a therapist ..."
"...matching and linear-causal models. This theory suggests that taking a test and matching the results to an occupation is no longer effective in today’s rapidly changing labour market. In a world of change and uncertainty, the chaos theory of career development provides a framework for understanding what approaches and skills will help you navigate your way. These approaches understand the importance of using creativity, intuition and openness, together with the more traditional career development techniques, to create possibilities which can be honed into workable career options. For the global nomad, these approaches will also be the most effective in ..."
"...you approach your work, to set different goals and adjust your beliefs in how the world works based on the new experiences you will have. Some doors close, and others in turn open again, and that is how you can view your life, your career path and your skills set: as a journey, packed with jewels, treasures, opportunities and adventure around every corner. ..."
"...— Marketing your skills, contains information on personal branding which can also be used here to summarise and capture who you are and what you have to offer. We have not yet touched on turning your passions and skills into a career. This chapter has focused on looking inside yourself. It is only once you have found where your passions lie, what you most enjoy doing and what your skills are that you can begin to create and navigate your way towards your own perfect portable career. In ..."

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"...In Chapter 2 — Find Your Passion you obtained a clearer picture of what you love (passion) and in Chapter 3 — What Can You Do? you discovered all the things you can do (skills and talents) as well as ways of using those skills. In this chapter you will generate personally meaningful and creative ideas of how to apply your skills and talents and express your passion as well as explore the different ways of working. ..."
"...As the world continues its shift to a truly global economy, new kinds of leadership are required. According to some, this new leadership style will use many of the skills traditionally associated with women. Experts agree that women’s focus on relationships, comfort with diversity, refusal to compartmentalise skills, talents and lives, innate scepticism of hierarchy and, most importantly, desire to lead from the middle (not from the top) are all key attributes required by tomorrow’s leaders. These ..."
"...Business and technology writer Daniel Pink in his book, A Whole New Mind says we are entering the ‘conceptual age’, a time when right-brain skills such as design and storytelling will become far more important. He says transformative abilities like empathy and creativity are not so easily outsourced and will be key employability factors. ..."
"...The talents, experiences, attitudes and skills women bring with them are precisely those needed in what Seth Godin calls the ‘connection economy’. According to Sally Helgesen, author of The Female Advantage, this confluence of abilities and required leadership capacities is creating unprecedented opportunities for women to play a vital role in leading transformational change ..."
"...Mary goes on to say that bestselling author Esther Wachs Book, who wrote Why the Best Man for the Job is a Woman, defines ‘new paradigm leaders’ as those who combine many of the managerial talents traditionally attributed to men with many of the stereotypically ‘weaker’ female skills. In detailed interviews with 14 of the top female managers in the USA, Book concluded that new paradigm leaders achieve success for three main reasons: ..."
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"... I wasn’t expecting! Find out what opportunities may be available to somebody with your talents, skills and training. Through a buddy or mentor or online, try to discover what kind of activities - paid or volunteer - other people in your situation are doing. Access the support of your ..."
"...These things are so important to your wellbeing that without them you could not consider a position, even if it is based on your passions and uses your top skills. For example, if you love to dance and your top talent is performing in public then you may think a job in an international dance troupe is heaven sent. Only if you hate working at night, long distance travel or long periods away from your family, this would not ..."
"...have time to show your guests the local sights when they visit? Do you have the space and the discipline to work from home? Would you rather work with people in a formal office or through an informal office share? Is it important for you to use all your skills and passions, or would you be happy only using a few of them? Do you still want time for yourself and your hobbies? Do you want to work from nine to five, five days a week? Do you want a busy office or do you prefer to work alone? ..."
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"... variety See a tangible result or final product Contribute to the well being of others Use analytical and problem solving skills Well-defined and routine responsibilities Freedom from rules and procedures Recognition of achievements by others Authority to make final decision Work that ..."
"... you personally since you made your first leap into the world of work and adult choices? Think about the evolution and influence of technology, demand for certain skills in different parts of the world, demographical shifts (e.g. aging baby boomers), cultural changes and economic shifts. Think as well about your personal shifts: what role does work ..."
"...be flexible. Sure, you trained to be a nurse and that is what you want to do, what you are good at and where your passion lies. But if the language barrier is insurmountable, you may have to make changes. Think about how you can transfer or ‘morph’ your skills to fit the realities and needs in your new environment. Maybe you could offer English language classes to pregnant women? Or you could offer to go in and visit new mothers in their homes soon after the birth? Perhaps you could write a handbook on common childhood ailments, or ..."
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"... new career that is more fun and rewarding than you thought it might be. The following are some suggestions to generate ideas and be adaptable to finding new ways to apply your skills in your current and future locations. ‘I took a part-time position as an admin assistant to get my foot in ..."
"...a dictionary if you don’t speak the language, to see what people are doing, what the local issues are, what advertisements are posted and what people are asking for in the ‘wanted’ sections will give you insights as to how to apply your values and apply your skills. Learning the names of local companies who are advertising or written about, and further researching these companies on the Internet and LinkedIn, can help spark more ideas. Not only will this give you an idea of where you can look for work or contracts, but you will also become ..."
"...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 few steps later to my first paid contract in the Netherlands. Learning about what is of interest, concern and importance locally can give you insight into ..."
"...John Krumboltz in his book, Luck is No Accident advises people to stay open to options and develop the skills that set you up to recognise and accept opportunity when it comes knocking. He says most things that happen in life are unplanned and unpredictable. Take a look at your own life and see where what he calls ‘happenstance’ has played a role in how your life and career ..."
"...In addition to thinking creatively about how you will mix your skills and passion to create opportunities as you have just done, there are also many diverse ways of applying them in the work world. The industrial age is really when the ‘job’ as we know it with a set job description and task responsibilities evolved. Now with the Internet ..."
"...Temporary workers are currently found in many sectors of the labour market, with more and more temporary placements being made in the professional, medical and technical/ IT sectors. Often employers will use temporary placements as a way to get to know a person and their skills before they commit to a longer term contract, and temporary workers provide the workforce flexibility an employer needs in today’s rapidly changing world. At the very least, temping presents a wonderful opportunity to expand your network. ..."
"...towards working in the Netherlands. I approached a service organisation dedicated to helping people in the areas of societal and community participation, integration and emancipation. This connected with my values and was something I was happy to give my time and energy to. It will add to your people skills, skills for working with teams, organising, administration and other areas. There is no reason why something that begins as a voluntary project can’t eventually grow into or lead to a paid work opportunity. ..."
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"... - Researching Options - It is important to also look at the different occupations that exist in order to spur yourself to uncover new ways of using your skills. Perhaps you will find a role tailor- made for your skill set, passion, values and current reality! Researching ..."
"...skillsellent new source of company information is LinkedIn. Once you have created your LinkedIn profile (see Chapter 5 — Networking and Chapter 6 — Marketing Your skills), you will have access to the plethora of information available here. Click on the ‘companies’ tab and select ‘search companies’. Enter the ..."
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"... joining the company • Where employees went after leaving the company • Where the employees are living in the world • The most common skills of employees • What types of functions the company has (e.g. sales and marketing, executive leadership, R&D) • The years of ..."
"...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 about this in Chapter 6 — Marketing Your skills. ..."
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"... and very often provides us with key answers. Ask yourself some soul-searching questions: Strengths: How does this option use my best skills? What are my strengths? What do I like doing? Weaknesses: What skills do I need to update in order to stay current? How sustainable is ..."
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"... does this option use my best skills? What are my strengths? What do I like doing? Weaknesses: What skills do I need to update in order to stay current? How sustainable is this option? Opportunities: What are the local/global trends for this option? Can I relocate/travel more easily ..."
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"... C This chapter has given you the chance to actively and creatively look at ways of applying your skills and expressing your talents in the world of work. You have also been able to continue to develop your mission statement and create scenarios that will support you to live your mission. ..."

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Chapter 5: Networking
"...A work opportunity has four stages. The first is when there is nothing available. The second is when it is recognised the amount of work is more than can be managed with the current resources. The third stage is when it’s agreed new skills or more resources are required and informal enquiries are made to find these. The fourth stage is when the opportunity is made public and advertised in the usual ways. Most opportunities will be filled at stage two or three as it is more efficient for the employer. A formal ..."
"...offshoot groups that concentrated on, say, breastfeeding or twins, and a series of grown-ups only events. I soon found myself editing the monthly newsletter, which led me to make new friends with those involved in editorial, events or photocopying. But it also led me to perfect my desktop publishing skills. When the children were less dependent I found myself teaching desktop publishing. The added value of such an organisation was clear. ..."
"...pluck up the courage to go along. When I arrived I could not have met a nicer, more helpful bunch of people. Here I was able to attend a series of fascinating seminars, meet women who shared my passion for maintaining a portable career, and learn new skills. In the true spirit of abundance I was soon giving my time back to the group producing the newsletter. I also met Elizabeth Douet, who helped me with the first Career in Your Suitcase and its associated seminar, joined a group that taught me how to present, and found ..."
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"... if that is a fit for you. See more about the type of content needed for your online profile and personal branding in Chapter 6 - Marketing your skills. Twitter (www.twitter.com) is another place to connect with people. You can follow anyone who interests you, even famous authors and ..."
"...‘Networking is about sharing our individual resources,’ they write. This is what makes the business networking format so successful — groups of business skills are brought together for the benefit of all. Members are expected to give to the group and know it is their giving that will make it succeed.’ ..."
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"... You can have the best product or experience in the world, but if you want to maximise potential you need to be seen by your clients or the people who can offer you work. Relationship building is key to this. Below are some of the key skills you need to network and build relationships effectively. ..."
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"... work. Relationship building is key to this. Below are some of the key skills you need to network and build relationships effectively. - Networking skills - Connecting It is said most people have a personal network of 250. As mentioned earlier, each of those contacts will, in turn, have ..."
"...Before you race off to learn presentation skills and begin to count the money you will make from conferences, you need to know that conference speakers are not always paid a fee. Often though, the conference fees and a hotel room for a night or two may be underwritten by the organisers. Those speakers with a service ..."
"...practise on your own in front of your video camera or webcam. The Toastmasters organisation offers training in a non-threatening environment in many countries worldwide. This is a great place to start. Go to www.toastmasters.org to find them. If you already have some experience and want to hone your skills and learn from some of the most generous and highly paid speakers in the business, look no further than the US- based National Speakers Association (NSA) at www.nsaspeaker.org and UK-based Professional Speakers Association (PSA) at www.professionalspeaking.biz and their sister groups. Membership will provide you with regular ..."
"...It is also important to share what you have learned with others, to be a mentor yourself. This can give you insights into your current level of competency instead of taking for granted all that you’ve learned. As well, it can help keep you actively engaged using your skills while you are looking for opportunities. ..."
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"... you plan to ask so that they see you are prepared and know what is expected. 5. Use the networking skills described earlier in this chapter and share information you have that may be of interest to them. 6. During the course of the interview, provide additional detail about ..."
"...take the plunge. Like other mentally and emotionally challenging tasks, it resembles the lift-off of a rocket. It takes the most energy at the beginning — making your first couple of telephone calls and setting out on your first meeting or two. As you gather momentum and develop these skills, it gets easier. Before every contact remind yourself that networking is the standard way of doing business and finding employment in much of the world. ..."
"...room will be more than happy to talk about themselves — so if you do find yourself faced with no one talk to, you can confidently approach a stranger and ask them why they came, what they do, or if it’s their first time too. Using the rapport building skills described earlier in this chapter will help networking feel more comfortable for you. ..."

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"... Opportunities - Regardless of what type of opportunity you are looking for, you will need to market your skills. There are occasions when you will need to submit your CV on its own or as part of a proposal. As well you will need to write cover letters and emails. Jo has been freelance ..."
"... services, opportunities arise regularly when we find ourselves in a position to promote ourselves. Running our own businesses means it is vital we are always positive about our work, that our passion for what we do is palpable and our enthusiasm persuades others to hire us. These same skills are required to find any kind of opportunity. ..."
"...Marketing your skills will require you to prepare a summary of your skills, accomplishments and qualifications, otherwise known as a CV or resume. You will need to write a cover letter or email to accompany and introduce a CV or proposal. Few jobs and contracts are offered ..."
"...There are many ways to find out what career opportunities are waiting to be discovered by you. Even though most people get their jobs through networking, it is important to support this with good research. For example, finding out which skills seem to be in demand, and how frequently certain companies appear to be hiring, can provide you with information regarding the stability or growth of a business. John Krumboltz says, ‘luck happens when planning and preparation meet opportunity’. This research will prepare you for the unexpected moment ..."
"...website expressed by Nick Usborne, as quoted in Future Expat’s online book Untether Yourself, is that it turns your service or skill into a commodity where the level of competition is the price alone and not your talents. Don’t underestimate the value of the specific knowledge, experience and skills you have. Always use your network and previous clients to keep contracts coming your way. Offer your services for free at first to build up a source of referrals. More on this is available in Chapter 7 —Working for Yourself. ..."
"...your goal is full time employment. It’s not unusual for temporary placements to be extended for longer periods of time or to develop into permanent positions. An agency will sometimes offer a low risk (for them) temporary contract to you, often in a position that doesn’t fully use your skills, before sending you to one of their high risk (for them) preferred positions and clients. ..."
"...Potential employers can also find you here, based on the skills in your profile. Make sure to click that you are open to being approached for opportunities at the bottom of your profile. Recruiters troll LinkedIn profiles to find passive candidates who are open to opportunity but not actively searching. Passive candidates are the people many recruiters are ..."
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"... and in person activities. - Creating Your Own Opportunities - Brand you Personal branding has become a common element of marketing your skills in order to find opportunities and to be successful. So how do you go about establishing yourself as a brand? The first step is to ..."
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"... ability to connect on a feeling and sensing level Adapt to the times without sacrificing your identity — you must keep reassessing your skills to make sure they are relevant to the market place - but not at the cost of sacrificing your values Be easy to find — don’t expect a job or ..."
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"... Chapter 4 — Creating Your Career) Invest in research and development, allow yourself to evolve and introduce improvements — employers no longer manage our careers for us, so it is up to you to develop yourself and add new skills. Become a lifelong learner Build relationships — make ..."
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"... Build a ‘tribe’ as Seth Godin would call it Market yourself — even if you are employed keep your ears to the ground and network, promote, advertise and sell yourself and your skills. This is even more applicable when you are in a new market Take advantage of opportunities — network, be ..."
"...You need to establish what makes you special. Value your background, experiences, achievements and capabilities. To determine your assets make a list of your skills, your education and your experience. Highlight your achievements, focusing on things which differentiate you particularly in three keys areas - where you have saved money, made money and saved time. ..."
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"... you have saved money, made money and saved time. Chapter 3 — What Can You Do? concentrates on analysing your skills or assets, but it’s worth noting again that we easily discount our own key strengths because they come naturally. Your Assets Think about your Shining Moments ..."
"...you notes, employee or client evaluations, statistics or newspaper clippings. In his comprehensive book Portfolio Power, Martin Kimeldorf suggests you compile your collection using clear plastic wallets inside a ring binder. This allows content to be updated and rearranged as desired. He recommends items should be categorised into skills sections such as Learning, Communication and Persuasion Abilities, Managerial or Leadership skills, and Information Gathering and listed in reverse chronological order. An alternative is to organise the portfolio around Work Experiences, Education and Training, Volunteer Activities and Leisure. He recommends displaying each item with a ..."
"...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’. ..."
"...There’s no need to wait for a work search to begin on your portfolio — jobs are no longer for life and building and maintaining a professional portfolio is a way of managing your own HR file. It will help raise your awareness of all your skills and experience and keep all your information in an organised and accessible format. That way when opportunity knocks you will be ready to recognise it and respond more quickly. ..."
"...is a project the whole family can do, so get your kids involved in starting their own portfolios too. In addition to school activities, projects and accomplishments, include pictures of sports tournaments, vacation experiences and hobbies and make sure to write the story that goes with them: What skills were used and further developed? What key personal characteristics does it demonstrate? What does this experience represent to you? This tool will be an immense help when your child gets to the age where they are asked, ‘who are you?’, ‘what do you want?’ and ‘what can you do?’ ..."
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"... CV. Chronological The chronological CV lists your most recent experience first and progresses backwards through time. This is the most commonly used CV format and is preferred by employers as it is easy to see what skills were used when and where. Functional The functional ..."
"...The functional CV emphasizes skills, abilities and achievements without direct reference to employer and timeframe. Employers are more suspicious of this format as it can be used to disguise gaps in work history. It is most effective for people who have worked for longer periods of time in similar positions or for people who ..."
"...The networking CV allows you to follow-up your elevator pitch and elaborate your skills further. It is not targeted at a specific company or job opening but at opportunities in your desired career direction or business sector. Using the vision of your ideal opportunity to guide you, write your networking CV as if you were using it to apply for that position. Incorporate ..."
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"... elements of the above CV’s formats. Vehicles which also perform similar functions to a networking CV include your LinkedIn profile, your Facebook page and Pinterest collection. They are all ways to profile your skills, experience, interests and values. GETTING IT RIGHT The saying, ..."
"...Regardless of where you are, it is essential you customise each CV to highlight the skills required for the position in that company. You do not need to include every task that was part of your responsibilities in a particular position. A CV is a marketing document and summary aimed at getting you an interview for the work you want. ..."
"...If you did much the same thing in another company, group the positions with one job title and then list the companies clearly indicating the dates you worked for each. A list of awards highlighting relevant and/or transferrable skills will help distinguish you and your qualifications from other applicants. ..."
"...interest’ or ‘motivation letters’. Your cover letter should be of the same quality as your CV and thus deserves equal attention and targeting effort. It may be read before or after the CV, so make no assumptions. Cover letters may also be used to assess your written communication skills. A succinct cover letter is a maximum of one page in length. ..."
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"... to offer the company and minimally on what the position will do for you. • Summarise the critical skills, experience, and personality traits that make you an ideal candidate for the position. Galen recommends you: • Be specific about what you bring to the table and concrete in your ..."
"...It is a ‘sales pitch’ from both parties to convince each other of the merits of choosing that person and that company, as well as an opportunity for them to explore your knowledge, skills and personal characteristics, and hear concrete examples of how you have used each of these. They want to know what you can do for them and whether or not you will fit into their current team culture. In a field where there is a shortage of skilled workers, they ..."
"...In order to prepare successfully for an interview, you need to be able to understand the way potential employers think and what their selection criteria are. Galen Tinder of REA suggests you think of any additional skills not specified in the job description that will strengthen your chances. This will also demonstrate you have prepared well and set you apart from other candidates. As part of your preparations, get an idea of the potential salary to be offered by researching the internet. ..."
"...Be honest and be yourself. Having prepared well, you will have a good sense of what you have to offer the company and how your skills match their needs. In this way you will find work opportunities to use your strengths to their greatest advantage without having to fit your square peg into a company’s round hole. Understand the cultural norms where you are applying for work and the cultural backgrounds of the interview panel. ..."
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"... or conservative than that Make sure your non-verbal communication is as well prepared as your verbal Prepare your list of references: ask them for permission to use their name, tell them why you chose them and which of your skills you would like them to elaborate on Conduct a practice ..."
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"... Sum up your responses with how they relate to the position • Practice active listening skills: paraphrase the question to indicate you understood it and then give your answer while making eye contact with all panel members • Find as many ways to agree with the interviewers as ..."
"...Your reference list should include two to three names and contact information of individuals who the interviewer may contact for information about your performance in previous work situations. If you do not have professional references, choose the people who will best be able to speak to the skills needed for the position. ..."
"...Prepare your references in advance by informing them of your work search, asking permission to use them as a reference and requesting they focus their comments on the specific skills and accomplishments most relevant to the position you are interviewing for. You may need to refresh their memory of the accomplishments you wish them to speak about. In this way you ensure your referee shares the information most relevant to the interviewer’s needs. You are not telling them what ..."

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"...it a big success in one location, then maybe you should think about starting a more modest concern. One that will preserve your sanity and your professional identity and also give you the flexibility you need. Think about starting small and growing the business organically, sharing costs, bartering skills and making your venture work for you. A venture that grows organically will often feel ‘effortless’ as you move from serendipity to serendipity. ..."
"...list of favourite things to do. I believe it is better to focus on your strengths rather than expend energy trying to improve on the things you do well. If you put your best efforts into the things you do best and you work with someone with complementary skills you have a better chance of more success in less time. Even if each team member contributes only what he or she does best, together you can cover every aspect of the business from marketing to production. ..."
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"... our joined experiences and started “French for a Day”.’ Sue Y, British and Irene, French, in Paris, www.careerinyoursuitcase.com Barter skills If you don’t want to form a formal association with others and don’t want to pay staff, but do need help with certain aspects of your ..."
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"... If you don’t want to form a formal association with others and don’t want to pay staff, but do need help with certain aspects of your business, consider bartering your skills. In the current economic climate, we think this form of entrepreneurial thinking is going to gain momentum. ..."
"...Bartering can take all shapes and forms. A friend of mine (Colleen) designed my first website for me for a bottle of wine. Another friend of mine joined a bartering network and taught mosaicing skills in exchange for haircuts. The same can be done for many other skills and services. What skills do you have? What do people ask for your help with? Ask them if you can exchange it for learning from one of their areas of expertise. ..."
"...to write Gardening in Oman and The Gulf I had to learn to use a word processor. Expatriate life is full of talented women who are not working full time and a friend taught me how, for free. Another friend taught me how to take photographs. Sometimes we bartered skills, sometimes I paid nothing, sometimes I just paid less than the going rate.’ ..."
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"... of entrepreneurship It’s important to know all the forms this way of working can take. Each form has particular advantages and disadvantages for individuals with varying personalities, skills, and life and family situations. Starting a business from scratch This ..."
"...to wear three hats — he needs to actually do the work, to manage the business and the administration that entails and to be entrepreneurial, creative and inventive. This can be a tall order for some people, while others thrive on being able to use all of their various skills this way. ..."
"...own businesses will tell you that the self-discipline and self- confidence required being your own boss is not for everyone. The hours are long and the external rewards are few (at least initially) but there will be one undeniable, and immediate, benefit: if you have the right mix of skills and personal qualities, you’ll finally have a boss you can respect! ..."
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"... a part of every entrepreneur’s success story. As an entrepreneur, you will need to be able to withstand this kind of rejection. 7. Some sales skills and experience We’d be no good at selling something we do not believe in, but when we are passionate about a product, our enthusiasm easily ..."
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"... and experience We’d be no good at selling something we do not believe in, but when we are passionate about a product, our enthusiasm easily persuades others to buy. In addition to believing in the product or service, you need the commercial skills to negotiate and close deals. 8. Preference ..."
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"... idea passed the time test? In other words, will you still love it tomorrow? Next month? Next year? Do you really have the skills to make it work? Do you have any experience in this business? Are you ready to commit yourself to the idea for the next five years or more? How well does this ..."
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"... can you get out of this business if it were to fail? Do you have the traits of a successful entrepreneur? (competitive, action oriented, risk taker, goal oriented, decisive, emotionally resilient, sales skills, creative and optimistic) - Your To Do List - Okay. You think you have ..."
"...‘In the beginning it was very difficult to find paid work when I first arrived to Saudi Arabia. I am fortunate to have had diverse experiences and skills, which are in demand so receiving calls and being asked for interviews was not a problem. However it is fairly typical in Saudi Arabia to request a prospective employee to first work on a trial basis to better allow the employer to gauge the skills, expertise and “fit” of ..."
"...about employee issues in case your business takes off in a way you never imagined. And if you plan to take on employees, you must consider this in your business plan, even before you establish your business. You will want to attract and retain employees who have the right skills and motivation and who fit your personality and working style. You have the opportunity to design a company culture and reward structure that truly motivates and engages your employees. ..."
"...When transitioning to a new location and looking for opportunities, it’s important to use your time management skills. You are faced with days and weeks that seem wide open and you can fill any way you choose. This is the gift you long for when your agenda is full and it is also a potential burden as you seek to fill those days now without your ..."
"...On the other hand, you can enlist the child of this age to help with the business. The caveat here is the help should be mostly voluntary (a little prodding is allowed for all parents) and it should represent a true contribution to the business that matches the child’s skills and age level. A seven year- old can stamp envelopes, an 11 year-old can sort index cards alphabetically and a ..."

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Chapter 8: For the Journey
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"... models, create an environment which lifts our spirits and build our own support network or hire a coach. Successful changers have often developed these skills in order to deal with change — changes they initiate as well as changes outside their control. They are attitudes or ways of thinking ..."
"...have used in the past or intend to use in the future. The exercise you just did on transition should have reminded you of some of the coping resources you have used in the past. Then you just have to remember to put them into practice. You possess many skills and resources. Recall past successes and visualise yourself coping. Build your confidence by spending time making an inventory of your resources and thinking about past successes. ..."
"...replenish. Start something new if what you used to do is no longer of interest or available in your current location. Use the same process to find a hobby as you did to find the work you love, as your hobbies are also based on your passion, values and skills. ..."
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"... With all of the changes and developments occurring in the world, the skills needed and the process used to choose and find work have become more involved and complex. Just as you seek professional support for other complex life situations, you may choose to do the same for your career. ..."
"...new learning and experience and use these to guide your next choice. You see now why it is called the infinity model — this process will continue over the course of your life. This is why it is important to understand your own career development and learn career development skills, with the help of a professional if you choose. ..."
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"... a temporary crisis, manage stress and create self-awareness. For people who want to heal the past. Goal Learn new skills, achieve and set goals. Understand and get insight. Resolve old pain. Subject focus Action, goals. Feelings, behaviour. Feelings, traumas. Questions asked How? What? What? ..."
"...‘I worked with a coach who successfully helped me to make the transition from working for corporate companies to starting my own business. His talents and expertise were just what I needed to transform my skills. His coaching and programs helped me to gain confidence to go out to start networking, presenting myself in a successful way and get more visibility. I am reaping the benefits of my hard work, perseverance and selecting the right coach!’ ..."
"...Some career consultants teach people the skills they need to navigate their way through the career development process as described in the model at the beginning of this section. Others work specifically with people to guide them through one or more of the various elements of career development: learning more about yourself, conducting career assessments, understanding ..."
"...in a government or educational setting. They are more focused on providing information than supporting you through the career development process. The information they provide is related to programs of study or available occupations. They may also administer a form of assessment to allow them to match your skills and experience to an occupation or study. The amount of individual time and attention you will receive from a career advisor may be limited based on their funding source (e.g. a government service). This type of service can miss the deeper elements of your values and passion and miss ..."
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"... of people have built up a significant amount of direct experience. b. Training Have they taken specific career development training and education? Are they committed to ongoing development of their skills? c. Certification Have they taken the time to certify themselves? Certification ..."
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"... Have they taken the time to certify themselves? Certification requires that professional skills are kept updated and ensures a person has met a minimum standard for practice in the field. Always ask what the jumble of letters after their name stands for. Certification can ..."

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