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Turning chaos into careers.
Katharine Brooks Ed.D.
Finding a way to balance your responsibilities with fun and making peace with your workload will help you thrive even in a pandemic.
Usually we can box our problems into “work” problems or “home” problems, and shift our focus and energy temporarily. But not so with the coronavirus.
This is the best time to explore what you might become.
Aligning your emotions, thoughts, and actions can help control your career planning process.
What we seek now is stability. Predictability. A sense of knowing what the future holds. The very things we lack right now.
Let's look at four basic steps to bringing your vision to life.
Picturing your future helps you maintain focus, manage setbacks, and move more easily toward your goals. And it can be pretty damn inspiring, too.
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Identifying your favorite and not-so-favorite tasks at work can help you craft a job you will either love or leave.
We seldom take the time to think about what we actually do all day—and quite often, it’s more than we realize.
Completing and comparing these two lists can help you determine whether or not your job is as good a fit as you think it is.
Lists are a great way to clarify your thoughts, uncover new information, learn what’s important, make decisions, and organize your plans.
Pinterest can provide helpful information, motivation, humor, and guidance in your job search.
If you're currently employed or in school, you're in the "Deliver Your Talent" phase where you have the opportunity to demonstrate your skills—and develop even more.
Think of this stage as a GPS tracker—what actions do you need to take to get from where you are to where you want to be?
This portion of the 4D process can be energizing if you take the opportunity to look at what your life could be.
Give yourself the gift of time to explore your interests, personal strengths, skills, and values. The payoff will be worth the investment.
No matter where you are in the career development process, this system will help you set goals, make decisions, and move forward.
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Katharine Brooks, Ed.D., is the Evans Family Executive Director of the Career Center at Vanderbilt University. She is the author of You Majored in What? Mapping Your Path from Chaos to Career.