If you often feel out of balance and you answered “NO” to more than three questions, you probably would benefit from making some changes toward balancing your career. Rodas Coaching personalized career coaching programs focused on your unique needs. Together we can achieve real results that go above and beyond traditional routes to help you reach your career goals.
The following team building tips will give you ideas on how to accelerate your team building and build a more sustained, productive team:
Creating an action plan is the best way to ensure that team building is part of everyday work. Innovative Team Building recommends having managers follow up during regular staff meetings. Other ways of sustaining team building include manager check-ins and internal/external coaching.
And, most importantly, don’t forget to have fun with your team!
It is important for business leaders to be visible on the social networks that their colleagues, employees and peers use. Executives should use LinkedIn to increase their personal brand and build their network.
Beef Up Your Profile – First impressions last and having an incomplete profile is worse than not having one at all. Use a professional headshot and write a compelling headline to run under your name. Make sure your short description is creative and include keywords for your industry.
Use LinkedIn Publisher – Self-publishing on LinkedIn can help you gain visibility in your industry. Writing about your professional experience is a good place to start.
Connect – Create a connection strategy for connecting with existing professional and personal contacts. Start by connecting with friends, current and former co-workers, and other people in your industry who you may know. Then develop a habit to send a LinkedIn request each time you meet someone new or have a professional interaction.
Team building is an important aspect of being a manager. Most organizations know the importance of building and fostering teams, but building an effective team requires ongoing work and input from managers. Rather than limiting teams to what each member can do on their own, the key is to unite your team around a common goal, which will raise productivity.
Huffington Post shares five steps to build an effective team:
What tips do you have to build an effective team? Share what has worked for you in the comment box below.
Many people get to a point in their lives when they have worked hard for decades but don’t want to work 40+ hours every week. An “encore career” refers to a career transition that takes place in the latter part of one’s career. Typically an encore career happens in social sector fields like education, nonprofits, the environment, and health care.
If you are thinking about pursuing an encore career, you are not alone. According to a recent study, nearly 9 million Americans between the ages of 44 and 70 have encore careers.
If you are considering an encore career, first consider these things:
You can see a list of resources for encore job seekers here.
According to a new study, your Myers-Briggs personality type (MBTI) could predict what your career path will look like. Yes, your chances of career success could depend on whether you’re an ENFJ or ISFP.
Not familiar with Myers-Briggs? The personality assessment traces the patterns in your behavior and assigns you to one of 16 personality types. It gives you a framework for understanding yourself and appreciating the differences in others. You can take the Myers-Briggs personality assessment here.
Over 25,000 people participated in the MBTI study and it broke down how people with different Myers-Briggs personality types fair when it comes to job satisfaction, performance and even average income. The study found that your personality type can make a huge impact on your career path.
You can see the full study findings here.
It’s no coincidence that your New Year Resolutions coincide with the best time of the year to search for a new job. According to Wisebread, the beginning of the year is one of the the best times to begin your job search.
There are many factors that make this time of year the best for your job hunt. Winter is the time of year when the most decision makers are in the office at the same time. These decision makers often work together to make hiring choices. This is also the time when many companies tend to pick up the office work that slowed down in December. And many companies get their new budgets in January, which tends to be when hiring decisions can be made with confidence.
If you haven’t already started sending your resume out, don’t hesitate any longer!
What resolutions are you making for your career in the new year?
Share your career resolution on Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn with the hashtag #RodasResolution and be entered to win three 30-Minute Career Coaching Sessions!
The contest runs through January 9th and one winner will be announced on January 14, 2016.
If you need inspiration, you can see our list of Career New Year’s Resolutions.
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5 steps to make your career dreams a reality before the end of the year:
1. Get focused
The summer is a tough time to spend inside job searching. Who wants to sit at a computer all day when you could be swimming with your friends or taking a vacation? In autumn, school starts back up, people go back to work and the majority of those distractions disappear. You’ll be able to focus better and hopefully land a new job in less time.
2. Have a current resume and LinkedIn profile
Go into your autumn job search armed with a truly stunning resume and LinkedIn profile—one that will fill you with confidence! Have a professional review and rewrite these documents to make you stand out from the crowd.
3. Create a clear, concise and understandable elevator pitch
Break your basic elevator pitch down into three parts:
4. Build a networking strategy
Recruiting budgets start to shrink as the end of the year approaches, which means that more job openings will likely be filled through employee referrals or networking. Meet new people online and offline to learn about unadvertised job openings for which you might be a good fit.
5. Manage your search proactively
Documentation and follow up are the keys to any successful job search. Create your own job search log or use the job search log template that Excel offers to make sure you are documenting every single activity you do to land your next position. Once your documentation is completed each week, you will be able to see who you need to follow up with to move you closer to your dream job.