This is the first of two posts about last week’s very first Work & Family Show at Excel, London.
Is one of your goals improving some aspect of your work, personal or family life? Then you would have been in good company at the Show, had you joined the audience of women on Maternity Leave, or taking a Career Break; people searching for their next job after redundancy and those looking to work flexibly.
I thought this was a positive event, at which sponsors My Family Care and their partners put on practical, personal, and plenary sessions looking at the advice, inspirations and solutions that contribute to peoples’ ideal life balance.
More details of the Work and Family event are set out here . You can follow the feedback from the show on Twitter using the hashtag #wfshow
Practical points for your goal setting sessions
Meanwhile, here are the five practical insights I noted from the range of ideas offered by speakers last Friday. I have added some bullet point questions for you, which you can use as a starting point when you work on your coaching goals:
In an employers’ market it is important to show in all your self-marketing materials how you will add value to your new employer’s organisation:
- What else will you do, from now on, to market your unique skill set to prospective employers?
Social media makes it easier than ever to research prospective employers and their values:
- What is your strategy for finding out which firms you would like to work for?
Using social media, on your own behalf, leaves a footprint which potential employers can follow:
- How do you go about managing your own social media presence?
In the present jobs climate gaps in a CV are acceptable to enlightened employers, if the gaps can be explained:
- What more will you do to ensure any gaps in your CV are accounted for, so your CV content presents your best self?
There are some items on your To Do list which can be delegated to others:
- What criteria do you use to work out which tasks to delegate and to whom?
Remember to watch out for the second post, with personal pointers you can use in your job search. Feel free to check out my Archive section for more inspiration. There are further ideas On Facebook and Google+ too
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