Category Archives: Authentic Vocation

“My Hobby as My Profession”

An obituary of Big Jim Sullivan, session musician, who managed exactly that. Here. Not everyone can manage it, but good when it happens. Although there is something of a danger that an enjoyable hobby is reduced to the daily grind. … Continue reading

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Jobs Match Values

“If working for a values-led organisation is at the heart of your job search, your strategy is sound – if only for the increased likelihood of job satisfaction. A report by Net Impact, what workers want in 2012, reveals that … Continue reading

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Authentic Vocation – Motivators and Interests

What makes you inspired and excited to do something? Does that relate to work? Motives and values are different. Values are conscious, motives unconscious. Values are adaptive, motives deep-seated. This makes it easier to change one than the other. People … Continue reading

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Authentic Vocation: Work Experience

A person’s work experience is an obvious indication of what they can do in a job, but it may also reflect the kind of person they are (though that can be taken too far). Clearly, someone who wants to be … Continue reading

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Authentic Vocation – Work Environment

Whatever your career choice, your enjoyment and effectiveness will depend on your match with the work environment. This is something that your career coach will help you to explore. One issue is where the job is situated. If the workplace … Continue reading

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Authentic Vocation – Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

As yesterday’s post hinted, these are the starting point for traditional careers advice and guidance. While these are obviously important, (and still the starting point for those who want the same kind of job, only better) values, motivations and life … Continue reading

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Not Vocational Guidance

Unlike Friday’s Monty Python Video, we are NOT Vocational Guidance Counsellors, but career coaches. We do not just run a battery of tests and tell you what you should be (yes, it is a simplistic view of what they do) … Continue reading

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