What is your next career move?

As we enter a new year, with hope on the horizon, employers and potential job candidates alike are planning their next move. So how do you both ensure it is your best move?

Maybe you are looking to recruit someone new to grow and finding the right person can make a difference to success or failure. Keeping a project or service running effectively while the new person dovetails into their role, means months of extra cost. In some cases, if the candidate is not suited, the employer has the cost of helping them smoothly exit the organisation.

So just how do you ensure you recruit the right people and find the right job? It can be tricky. Would you agree?

“The most important asset your organisation has is its people. The biggest asset they have is their health and wellbeing. It, therefore, makes good sense to look after it.” - Dame Carol Black (source Investors in People).

From designing the right job specification to finding the right people to fill their future roles there is a lot involved to enable success, whether you are a recruiter or candidate.

When recruiting, organisations need to be clear in what they want from an individual and role. We live in a world that is often referred to as a VUCA (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, Ambiguous) organisations are continuously changing and evolving.

Susan Skjei Director of the Authentic Leadership Center at Naropa University suggests that the challenging nature of change and complex business environments are creating an appetite for mindfulness.

“We may think of change as an organizational process, it actually happens one person at a time.”

Finding the right job takes hard work and commitment, but often people are unaware and do not think about their real authentic needs.

This is where career coaching is key. It allows you to think deeply about your abilities, your values and what you want from a job and organisation - including how it fits with your lifestyle, total wellness and approach to life.

The benefits of mindfulness coaching

The benefits of mindfulness coaching include:

  • It helps you to be kinder, stronger and more resilient to any disappointments you may experience along the way to finding your ideal role.
  • Your own personal confidential, safe and objective sounding board.
  • Time for you, time to think, to explore your dreams, aspirations and real needs, and help you find clarity and focus for your next career move.
  • Help to make the move from a role where you are dissatisfied or unfulfilled.
  • A chance to change your outlook, supported by mindfulness coaching to help strengthen or rebuild your communication and work relationships.

Where appropriate people can get over personal issues, reframe their attitude, and re-engage with their current organisation to explore opportunities closer to home.
If you are looking for a new job, mindfulness coaching works.

The more you are in touch with your personal needs and priorities, the greater your chance of finding your route to success.

This year, let mindfulness-based coaching enable you to become more fully aware of what is really important in your life!

The views expressed in this article are those of the author. All articles published on Life Coach Directory are reviewed by our editorial team.

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Written by Lou Booth, Life & Business Coach (ILM) Mindfulness (MSc) Business (BA)
Preston PR2 & Hove BN3

I have trained with the Mindfulness Association for 3 years, currently studying an MSc in Mindfulness with the University of Aberdeen. I coach professionals privately, business owners, managers, executives and leaders (Institute of Leadership and Management level 7). I am a member of the European Mentoring and Coaching Council www.emccouncil.org

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