Do you know what your ideal job would look like?

October 25, 2019

Do you know what your ideal job would look like?

 

How many hours do you spend at work?

 

At how much of your life does that represent?

 

Right?

 

Today, explore what you like at your current job, and what would need to go away, ideally.

 

From there, describe what your ideal job would look like.  

 

Match your skills to your ideal job’s requirements

Do your skills match your ideal job’s requirements?

 

Where are the gaps?

 

Where can you acquire what’s needed?

 

What value add do you bring to your ideal job?

Important questions, and many more to ask yourself in order to get closer to your ideal job.  That’s also what I help my clients with.  If you are ready to take a step further in your career and to start designing your own job, contact me at mayda@maydapoccoaching.com

 

How can your current job get closer to your ideal job?

 

Going out and hunting for a new job is not always easy to achieve; you need markets and certain favorable circumstances on your side.

 

Instead of looking for a greener grass, why not start where you are and see how you can make your job better?

 

Can you have a conversation with your management? And agree on certain tweaks to make your job more exciting?

 

What is the first modification you would do to your current job?

 

Client Case study: I am bored at my job

 

Female Investment Banker in her mid-30s

  • Has been at the same job for 8 years
  • Is bored, not feeling challenged
  • Underpaid for her level of seniority and academic achievements

The result: 

  • Going from feeling hopeless with no way out of it, 
  • To frantically sending her resumes all over the place 
  • Frazzled and unfocused, very demotivated

My coaching solutions: 

  • Get clear on what she really wants
  • Identify allies in her current firm and outside
  • Introduce more fun in her after work life

The result: 

  • Got promoted and leading new projects in the Company

Contact me at mayda@maydapoccoaching.com for a free consultation. 

 

How to say “f*** it” for a project in a productive way

 

When you tried everything to make that project happen and it’s now time to bag it… 

 

Today’s tip is how to say “ef it” in a productive way… and staying logical and professional, while covering your own bottom, i.e., showing that you did your best.

 

The obvious first preliminary step is having a conversation with your supervisor, it’s obvious, I need to reiterate, communication between humans first!

 

The next step is to start by making sure you have covered the issue from all angles and that indeed, there is no stone left unturned.

 

Then write on a paper (that you can use as a base for an email later), an outline of the project, the expected targets and then, either a timeline with initiatives and negative responses or bullet points along those lines.

 

End your paper with key takeaways, i.e. lessons learned, before distributing as you see fit.

 

Make sure there is no blame and finger-pointing there, only an objective view of how things unfolded.

 

As always, stay logical, take the emotions out of the job, and stay professional, always.