Here’s What Smart Job Seekers Do Differently To Find Their Career Calling…

They LOOK INSIDE first.

What does “LOOK INSIDE” mean?  Smart job seekers look inside themselves to discover what they love, what they are good at, and what the world needs.  Only then do they look outside to see where they can use it.

Now when most people decide to search for a new job, they start a whirlwind of activity.

  • They update their resume.
  • They change their LinkedIn profile.
  • They look at to see “What’s Hot” out there.
  • They ask friends and family if they know anyone ‘who’s hiring’.

But YOU aren’t most people.

Oh, your first instinct is to do all that stuff.  You might have even started down that path.  The voice in your head may be screaming, “You’ve gotta do something!  Try this!  Look at that!”.  But all you get is a headache.  You know there has to be a better way.

There is.

Can you relate to one of these statements?

  • You want work that’s more fulfilling.
  • You just turned 30 (or 40, or 50, or 60, you get the idea) and you wonder, “Is this all there is?”.
  • You are leaving the military for civilian life.
  • You enjoy your current work, but you want a “side business” to pay for your kids’ college.
  • You want to do something you love, not something you tolerate.

If you CAN relate, keep on reading.  There’s hope.

Changing jobs isn’t for the faint of heart.  You are used to a certain lifestyle with your current work.  And you think that you have to start over at the bottom wherever you go next.  The doubt sets in.  And then the fear.  And possibly the panic.

So you stay where you are.  You procrastinate.  You settle for what is instead of what could be.

But you don’t have to.

I know what you are feeling.  I know the “oh-crap-how-am-I-going-to-feed-my-family” thoughts running through your head.

Here’s my story….

I’ve worked in five different industries in the last 24 years.  Each time I changed jobs, it was for a reason.  Sometimes it was my reason; other times, it was my employer’s reason.  But each change allowed me to use my existing skills and develop new ones.

I’ll concentrate on my last career transition.  I was working for a great company selling books to school and public libraries.  I loved my clients.  Unfortunately, my clients were in Kentucky, Tennessee, and North Carolina.  And I live in Birmingham, Alabama.

Every Monday morning, I packed up my van with book samples and drove north.  I stayed through the week and got home by midnight Friday night.  I did that 35 weeks a year.

It turned my wife into a single mother during the week.  My girls grew up while I was gone.  And I missed it.

Then the library book budgets of my schools started getting cut.  I was just as good of a salesman as ever, but my production starting going down because my clients had fewer funds to spend.

I needed a change.  For my family and for my sanity.

So I embarked on a journey to find work that both kept me in town and leveraged my strengths.

I used the system that I now present in group seminars and coach to individuals.

It started by LOOKING INSIDE at my strengths and abilities; my personality traits; and my values, dreams, and passions.  Only after having clarity about those did I look at where I could use what I found.

I discovered that I excelled at teaching, at helping, and at coaching.  That was a common theme throughout every stop of my career.  It’s what made me happy.

Where I landed was as a Mortgage Trainer–specifically on the Operations side.  It fit my strengths and my process-based approach to life.

So that’s what I do during the workweek.  And I love it.

But I didn’t want to keep this system a secret.  That’s where you come in.

You may see yourself in my story.  You may be going through the same emotions that I experienced.  You may be looking for an avenue for change but not sure what direction to take.

Can Darren help me?

I am a career guide.  I specialize in helping people transition from one industry to another.  I love helping people understand their key strengths and how those strengths can be used other places.

If you know where you’d like to go, I help you get there faster.  But if you don’t know where you want to go, I lead you through ways to discover your abilities and use them in the marketplace.

We are all on the same journey to find work we love.  I’m just a little further down the path.  I know the pitfalls and the potholes, and I will keep you away from them.

Is Darren the right coach for me?

Neither of us knows.  YET.

That’s why we need to talk.  It could be in one of my free introductory seminars, or on the phone, or in person.

If I am the right fit to be your Career Guide…GREAT!

If I’m not…GREAT, too!

Either way, you’ve taken action down the path to finding the work you love.

So either call me at 205-417-1131 for us to talk for a bit or come to my free introductory seminar to see if it’s a fit.