George has been a Career Transition Expert, Author, Speaker, & Workshop Presenter for almost 20 years. He works one-on-one with individuals to analyze their written stories then writes a personalized, customized JobJoy Report to help each client fashion a new work identity, before coaching them through a significant career transition. His unique approach, based on his book, JobJoy, was recently profiled by Katharine Hansen at A Storied Career (http://tinyurl.com/yyt5bfh). The purpose of his Career Thought Leaders blog (http://www.careerthoughtleaders.com/) is to provide colleagues with tools and techniques that will help them mine gold from their clients' life stories. In order to mine gold, you have to move a lot of ore; moving it efficiently and effectively is what this blog is about.
Set your young adult on the right path, not by identifying a single, “correct” career to pursue. Avoid telling them “where the jobs will be,” but rather provide them with a strong jumping off point from which to excel. Let them learn how they can use dependable, enjoyable skills while further developing their identified patterns of success in a field of interest.
I want to show you that there is another way to approach your career. You don’t need to roll the dice and gamble away your life force. We can approach career choice systematically, with deliberate intentions to make the most of our talents and motivations.
The clues are in your own story! Learn how to mine it for golden nuggets that reveal where to work and what to do there--jobjoy for life!