“Life is a series of experiences, each one of which makes us bigger, even though sometimes it is hard to realise this.” – Henry Ford

This week we are talking about identifying your knowledge, skills and abilities.

Part of this process requires you to list your work history – and if applicable, other volunteer or school related experiences.

When approaching this you may want to consider:

  1. Industries – this may reveal important elements of your personality and style, as certain industries attract certain personality types, ie finance industry tends to draw those who are detail-oriented and enjoy numbers.
  2. Work Experience – Develop a log of your work experience and reflect on what is appealing or unappealing to you about this list, which will help you to decide if you want to stay in the same industry, or move to another.
  3. Rate of progression in responsibility – are you highly motivated and driven or are you looking for stability.

These are just 3 ways you can reflect on your work experience, however it is important that you look at your work history as a source of possibilities vs limiting factors.

By reflecting on your work history and understanding how you feel about it, you have the opportunity to start to consider if you want to stay in this industry, or maybe make a career change.  What have you learnt or experienced that can help you to grow in your existing industry or take into another industry.

Tomorrow we will explore work experience stories and the importance of these stories when you get to the phase that you are going for an interview, or even a meeting to discuss career progression in your existing career.

If you have any questions, or would like to sign up for the full program, please contact me at Startafreshlife.