Three - The Crossroads – a new
direction or not?
When somebody leaves a job they may have an idea what they wish to do
or indeed a structured action plan. Many people however have neither.
Often the redundancy is an opportunity to have a rethink about their
career or change direction completely. Once they have got over the
original shock and accept the situation the event is often seen as
a god send.
This stage also requires a lot of personal thought and input
but again can be done in either workshop or individual format.
are encouraged to think about what they would like to do
in an ideal world and narrow this down within
set reality constraints (e.g. skills, strengths, weaknesses
family commitments, finances).
This section involves analysing career drivers, interests
and goal setting.
It may also involve a great deal of information gathering.
Four - Personal marketing
This section cannot really be done without section 2 – “getting
to know yourself” The previous section “The crossroads” is
This section first involves writing helping individuals
produce a career history which can then be turned into a
CV or verbal personal statement. Here the emphasis is on
skills and achievement and transferable skills rather than
job title and role.
It also involves looking at ways to market yourself: