Nov. 25, 2006 – ATLANTA (NOVEMBER 25, 2006) – New year resolutions aren’t just about keeping fit, losing weight or quitting smoking. Thousands of people use it as an incentive to find a new job.
“It’s a time when people start to re-evaluate their lives and reflect on what they’re doing,” says Certified Career Coach Hallie Crawford, MA, CPCC. “Why should they spend the rest of the year doing something they hate?”
Crawford points to a survey by Pitman Training that revealed 92% of people would rather find a new boss for the New Year than a new lover. “It’s not surprising that the resolution to find a new job often lasts longer than any other,” she says.
A Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC), Hallie Crawford (www.halliecrawford.com) is an experienced coach and trainer who helps people change the way they feel about work – from just a paycheck to a fulfilling endeavor that is an extension of their purpose and passion. Based in Atlanta, she offers career coaching, teleseminars, audio recordings and a free e-zine to help people across the country find a career they love. Crawford has earned undergraduate and graduate degrees in Communications from Vanderbilt University and the University of Illinois at Chicago.
To help job seekers fulfill their resolution – and find their dream career, Crawford offers the following advice:
1. Realize that this is a process. “It can take some time to find the right job, so patience is necessary,” she says.
2. Get with the plan. Crawford suggests having a transition plan in place to make sure you’re financially, mentally and emotionally ready for the change. “It’s surprising how unprepared we can be when we’re looking to make a career change in order to find something we will love.”
3. Be SMART. “You need to set goals that are SMART: specific, measurable, attainable, realistic and tangible – and also include a time frame,” says the career coach.
Crawford also suggests the key to finding a new career is to dream – and dream big. “What I find is that people tend to focus so much on the practical side of ‘how will I make this work’ that they squash any creative idea or thought that may have merit – or may lead them to something they’d love to do,” she says.
For more information on finding an enjoyable career or for a free 30-minute phone consultation, contact Hallie Crawford at 404-228-6434 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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