Career Constraints - Overcoming barriers to a successful job or career change

What are some of the barriers you have overcome in progressing or changing your career and how did you overcome them?

One of the most important aspects of planning for a career or job change is understanding what your barriers to success are and whether you have the appetite and strategies in place to overcome these.

We all have different priorities at different stages and times in our life and work and sometimes compromises do need to be made. It’s okay to decide that you can’t chase your dream of becoming an environmental scientist right now because you need a degree which you can’t afford the time and money for due to personal and financial constraints.

As a career coach it’s really important to help my clients understand whether these constraints are real or “perceived and challenge their thinking on perceived barriers. “I don’t have any of the skills and feel like a fraud” just doesn’t cut it for me!

It's important that people take control of their careers and make the decisions that are right for them. Often motivation slows or dries up altogether when unanticipated challenges pop up along the career change journey and these kinds of setbacks can stop us from developing the resilience and tools to get through any future challenges. So identifying, understanding and managing the risks and challenges associated with change are just as important as understanding the experience, skills and personal characteristics you have that will enable you to unlock your potential and achieve your goals Of course career coaching involves both of these things but I do make an effort to identify the barriers early on in my coaching sessions through conversations and tools such as the Career Constraints card sort exercise. That way my clients can make informed decisions on the best way forward and break down barriers with an achievable action plan in place or go with a Plan B if the barriers are insurmountable at the current time #careercoaching #success #career #careerspheres

Leeanne had a subtle and professional way of making me update my brand and how I presented myself to the world. Another head hunter mentioned to me that my LinkedIn Profile was “one of the better ones she had seen and was really good” – I thought so too as I have found a great role in a great organisation. Leeanne helped my confidence and with my CV making that right first impression. I would definitely recommend Leeanne for career transition and CV help.

August 2020