Become the ‘TOP CHEF” of Your Career Change
Career reinvention is a lot like cooking and YOU are the top chef! Use your passion and the ingredients you’ve been given to create the career of your dreams full of flavors, layers and balance.
More people than ever are questioning their current career path either because they have to, or better yet simply want to! Consider this data: 23 year low in job satisfaction (Harvard Business School), 84% of people say they will look for a new job in 2011 (Business News Daily)
Your career change, transition and reinvention is really about taking who you are, what you do and making it relevant and effective in today’s business environment. That may require some reinvention.
I admit it I LOVE the Food Network and Bravo cooking and chef reality shows. Although I don’t cook regularly, I absolutely see how “Career reinvention is a lot like cooking”.
On the Food Channels Chopped, they have 4 chefs go head to head through 3 courses: appetizer, main course and dessert using a basket of 4 diverse, often not complimentary ingredients. They use their style and these ingredients as the base (you and your skills), find a way to mix them together (re-purpose and adapt you and your skills), plate and present them (re-brand and put yourself out there).
The process of cooking and career change are quite similar. You take your passion and expertise, together with your skills and qualities, prepare them , mix them together, present them and serve them!