The Process of Cooking and Career Change Are Quite Similar
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.
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!
If you are not happy doing what you are doing, not getting mobility opportunities, the business that you are currently in is not growing, you are not getting called for interviews, then you are probably a good candidate for a makeover, re-brand or update!
Using the 5 step process I present in my new book, Career Transition - Make the Shift, can give you a process to go from where you are to where you want to go.
A successful career change starts with:
Discovery-your passion and purpose
Uncover-you key skills, qualities, intangibles
Reinvent and ‘re-purpose you’
Re-brand a fresh new version of yourself
Rebirth and relaunch yourself in person and online
Get started and become the ‘TOP CHEF” of your career change and live the dream or make lemonade. Use your passion and the ingredients you’ve been given to create the career of your dreams full of flavors, layers and balance.
About the Author:
Deborah Shane is a motivator, an educator, a catalyst and an advocate. It is who she is and what she does. Deborah’s career has spanned many industries, including entertainment, teaching, sales and mentoring. She spent two decades in broadcast radio, specifically in sales, management and training, in corporate America with Cox Radio and Clear Channel.