Authenticity, Advantages and Awareness

Authenticity, Advantages and Awareness

Authenticity, advantages and awareness – to do well in managing your career, and in job search, it helps if you keep in mind the three “As”; authenticity, advantages and awareness.

In any job search or work situation you are more likely to succeed if you can be authentic, understand and use the advantages you bring to a situation and know how to make others aware of those advantages.

Authenticity means knowing and showing who you are and your values. It depends on knowing what you want to achieve in life and to what you are committed. Spend time to be clear about
what you care about most and accept the implications of putting that at the centre of what you do and how you behave. Authenticity at a job interview means that your answers ring true and you are much more likely to form a constructive relationship with panel members.

Understanding what you are good at, your advantages, allows you to contribute fully

Understanding what you are good at, your advantages, allows you to contribute fully in whatever you are doing. Hone your skills. Learn to be good enough at what is essential but be proud to excel at those things you do well. Accept that others are good at different things. When you are confident in your own abilities, you can accept what they have to offer. If you are job searching, be clear about the real advantages you would bring to any new job opportunity. Know how you will contribute to the team.

Look for opportunities

Look for opportunities to let the people who matter know what you have to give. Their awareness means you should be given the chance to use your gifts. How sad it would be to have them but not be able to use them. If you are job searching, think about getting your name out there by showing expertise through writing articles, speaking at meetings of your professional association or, perhaps, doing some voluntary work.

Working with a coach really can help your job search and your career. Get in touch at the Facing a mid-career dilemmaemail address below – I offer a free half hour trial session by phone or Skype.
Wendy Smith, Career, life and Business Coach

Wendy Smith is a career consultant, life coach and business coach with depth of experience in organisational development, management, coaching and personal development. That experience means she is equally at home helping clients find a new career direction, starting-up new businesses or dealing with life’s more challenging personal issues. You can contact her at wendy@wisewolfcoaching.com

Wendy has written a little eBook on how to get on with your boss and a book on job search – you can find all her books on Amazon at this link

         

Values, Authenticity and Your Career

Values, Authenticity and Your Career

Advice from Wendy Smith; Life and Career Coach and author of The WiseWolf Job Search Pocket Book – Wendy’s books on Amazon

Values, Authenticity and Your Career – I looked up a dictionary definition of authenticity and it referred to being worthy of trust, reliance or belief; not counterfeit or copied.

An important part of my work as a coach, whether as a career coach and as a life coach, is to get clients to identify and reflect on their own, personal, values. And reflecting on my personal values is something I do periodically. To live authentically is to live in accord with your own values.

Of course, getting to know your own values can be quite hard work.

Many of us seem to have imbibed values from others, mainly from our parents, when we were very young. They are not necessarily things that we have thought that much about. They are just the “rules” we try to live by and we usually assume that everyone else shares them.

Values, Authenticity and Your Career – Values vary widely

In reality, values can vary very widely between cultures and even quite a lot between people within the same culture.

Think about the difference in values between someone focussed on making as much money as possible, as quickly as they can, so that their children can have the best opportunities that money can buy. Then think about those sacrificing to help others in the world’s disasters and emergencies. Both are doing what they think is right according to their own values. And in a modern “mixed” economy, we need them both.

Knowing your own values is important

Knowing your own values is important if you want to live a happy and fulfilled life.

But they do need to be your own values. You don’t have to accept all you have inherited. In fact, just accepting them without reflection can lead to much unhappiness. Think about the price put on physical beauty in our society and some of the misery to which it has led.

You have choice to make about the values by which you live your life.

Once you have decided what your values are going to be, you may have some work to do to shake off some of the values that you inherited. You need to do this, if you are not to live in conflict with yourself. Sometimes working with a life coach can help you do the work necessary to make the change.

Values and your career

So what has this to do with your career?

Well, if you wish to feel happy and fulfilled in your work, where and how you work needs to be in harmony with your values. It can mean making some hard choices. But it will mean your career is on a solid foundation for success and you can be truly authentic in all parts of your life; at work as well as at home.

Resources to help your job search and career development

In the job market, there are always lots of useful techniques to learn or to refresh. As a career coach and life coach there are lots of ways I can support your job search and your career development. And from writing a modern CV to wooing at the interview, you’ll find lots of tips in my handy little pocket-book.

Stress-free Job Search
A concise and practical little workbook. For all who have the courage to go out and learn the new skills necessary to find a job now.

A concise and practical little work book, it is for all who have the courage to go out and learn the new skills necessary to find a job now.

Find this and my other books on my Amazon page at this link; http://ow.ly/BRSAL

Remember working with a career coach can really help both  job search and career resilience. Get in touch at the Facing a mid-career dilemmaemail address below – I offer a free half hour trial session by phone or Skype.

Wendy Smith, Career, life and Business Coach

Wendy Smith is a career consultant, life coach and business coach with depth of experience in organisational development, management, coaching and personal development. That experience means she is equally at home helping clients find a new career direction, starting-up new businesses or dealing with life’s more challenging personal issues. 

Need help finding work, with problems at work, at home or with relationships? Book your free 30 minute, no obligation, trial coaching session with Wendy Smith now at this Link 

Values, Authenticity and Your Career

Values, Authenticity and Your Career

Wendy Mason is a Career Coach and Life Coach helping you to solve difficult problems at work

I looked up a dictionary definition of authenticity and it referred to being worthy of trust, reliance or belief; not counterfeit or copied.

An important part of my work as a coach, whether as a career coach or as a life coach, is to get clients to identify and reflect on their own, personal, values. And reflecting on my personal values is something I do periodically. To live authentically is to live in accord with your own values.

Of course, getting to know your own values can be quite hard work.

Many of us seem to have imbibed values from others, mainly from our parents, when we were very young. They are not necessarily things that we have thought that much about. They are just the “rules” we try to live by and we usually assume that everyone else shares them.

Values vary widely

In reality, values can vary very widely between cultures and even quite a lot between people within the same culture.

Think about the difference in values between someone focussed on making as much money as possible, as quickly as they can, so that their children can have the best opportunities that money can buy. Then think about those sacrificing to help others in the world’s disasters and emergencies. Both are doing what they think is right according to their own values. And in a modern “mixed” economy, we need them both.

Knowing your own values is important

Knowing your own values is important if you want to live a happy and fulfilled life.

But they do need to be your own values. You don’t have to accept all you have inherited. In fact, just accepting them without reflection can lead to much unhappiness. Think about the price put on physical beauty in our society and some of the misery to which it has led.

You have choice to make about the values by which you live your life.

Once you have decided what your values are going to be, you may have some work to do to shake off some of the values that you inherited. You need to do this, if you are not to live in conflict with yourself. Sometimes working with a life coach can help you do the work necessary to make the change.

Values and your career

So what has this to do with your career?

Well, if you wish to feel happy and fulfilled in your work, where and how you work needs to be in harmony with your values. It can mean making some hard choices. But it does mean your career is on a solid foundation for success and you can be truly authentic in all parts of your life; at work as well as at home.

Wendy Mason  is a Career Coach and Life Coach helping you to solve difficult problems at work
wendymason@wisewolfcoaching.com 
http://wisewolfcoaching.com

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