These days, not investing on your career development is like travelling to a foreign land without a map. Things may be good for a little while, but at some point you'll realise that something is not working your way.

You must avoid making deadly career mistakes by investing your time and effort in improving your career management skills so you can take on any career situation no matter how difficult it may be. Here are more reasons why investing in your career is a wise move.

  1. Think of long term career investment. Investing in your career will result in greater opportunities you never imagined possible. Investing in your career would also protect you from unemployment. Believe me, the ROI (return of investment) in career investment is great!
  2. You increase your marketability when you invest in your career. As you invest in career management, your skills, knowledge, and personal network will also increase. In short, your career net worth will increase through wise career investment. This is why career development training is important.
  3. You discover talents, skills and interests you never had before. Career training allows you to discover new talents and skills which can be useful in performing your job and even qualify you for promotion. Discovering your potential is possible by investing in career development training.
  4. Your goals are within your reach through career investment. Do you want to someday become a leader within your organisation? Investing in improving your career management will practically increase your chances of achieving your personal and professional goals.
  5. Managers won't notice a mediocre performer. If you've been eyeing a promotion for quite some time now, you better get on your feet and do something to be noticed. The best way to do this? Invest in your career development! You have to be a top performer if you want to be promoted, and engaging in career development training will help you transform from being considered a mediocre worker to a top performer.

There are thousands of reasons to invest in your career so start now! Get a career coach, use self assessment tools, learn effective career planning and take up additional courses to improve your career opportunities. Look for a career coach who offers the best career tools, training and assistance to allow you to find your value, improve your skills and secure your future.

Do you love your job? Sad to say, many workers of today don't. Millions of today's workers are stuck in a job they don't enjoy, yet they choose not to do anything about it.

The truth is that not many dare to find their bliss and seek their heart's professional desire. If you are one of the many workers who are constantly unhappy with their present career status, it's time to do yourself a favour and start discovering your career bliss.

You'll know when you have found your career bliss if you love your work so much that you'd be willing to do it for free if you didn't have bills to pay and other financial obligations. You know you've got the bliss whn you wake up every morning looking forward to a productive day, and go to bed at night feeling fulfilled that you've done something great. Your career bliss is simply your 'calling' that one particular thing you were meant to do.

Discover the things you love to do. Are you a writing enthusiast? Are you into problem-solving, computers and the latest technologies? Are you into cooking or baking or cake designing? Are you good at selling? The first step to finding your career bliss is to know what it is that you really love to do. When you perfectly understand  your bliss, you'll have a clearer idea of what you should be doing in your career.

Know your talents well. What are those skills you excel at? What are the tasks at work that makes you shine? Recognising these talents and potentials will help you have a clearer career direction. Recognising your talents also helps you appreciate what you have to offer and similarly it is important to honestly acknowledge your limitations.

Success and satisfaction can only be achieved when you do things out of passion and when you recognise your career bliss. Discover your career bliss and pursue excellence in your career life by knowing your own personal career standards. Clarity Career Management offers Clarity Career Management Blueprint which will help individuals develop strong career management skills for the rest of their lives. Claim your free Seven Steps to Refresh Your Career video course. Contact us now for more information.

It is easy to presume that someone who has been as successful as Dick Bolles is a highly disciplined worker who achieves more in the rest of a day than most of us!  

When asked how he sticks with one task to get things done Dick gives a most enlightening, and endearing, response. 

This is the fourth in a series of four videos in which Richard Nelson Bolles, author of What Color is Your Parachute, chats with Jenni Proctor from Clarity Career Management.

 

The four interviews are available for viewing:

An Interview with Richard Nelson Bolles author of ‘What Color is Your Parachute?’

Richard Nelson Bolles, author of What Color is Your Parachute, chats about being an entrepreneur

Richard Nelson Bolles, author of What Color is Your Parachute, is “up to mischief”!

Richard Nelson Bolles describes life as a smorgasbord

 
 

At a time of life when most people are no longer involved in their career, Dick Bolles lives what he has always shared with others…do work that you love. When asked what he’d been up to lately, Dick Bolles laughingly replied “Mischief mainly!”.  

In this conversation he gives you inside information about where he is taking his business, and the products that we will see from him in the next year.

This is the third in a series of four videos in which Richard Nelson Bolles, author of What Color is Your Parachute, chats with Jenni Proctor, from Clarity Career Management.  In the fourth video Richard Nelson Bolles describes life as a smorgasbord.

 

The four interviews are available for viewing:

An Interview with Richard Nelson Bolles author of ‘What Color is Your Parachute?’

Richard Nelson Bolles, author of What Color is Your Parachute, chats about being an entrepreneur

Richard Nelson Bolles, author of What Color is Your Parachute, is “up to mischief”!

Richard Nelson Bolles describes life as a smorgasbord

 

In this interview Richard Nelson Bolles is asked what he would focus on if he was starting out in private practice as a Career Counsellor now. 

This video is the second in a series of four videos in which Richard Nelson Bolles, author of What Color is Your Parachute, speaks informally with Jenni Proctor from Clarity Career Management.

In the third video Dick Bolles discusses the projects he is currently working on.

 

The four interviews are available for viewing:

An Interview with Richard Nelson Bolles author of ‘What Color is Your Parachute?’

Richard Nelson Bolles, author of What Color is Your Parachute, chats about being an entrepreneur

Richard Nelson Bolles, author of What Color is Your Parachute, is “up to mischief”!

Richard Nelson Bolles describes life as a smorgasbord