A question that I posed to you all a week ago was, "Do You Have a Comfort Job?"
Given that I did not get any responses, I reasoned that maybe the query was not clear enough. Or, if I had asked you that question at the wrong time or in the wrong location.
Although I don't believe the question itself was the source of the issue, I can see why some individuals would not have felt comfortable responding to it. I believe the answer to my question was not clear since it was open-ended and ambiguous, and as a result, it was not fully comprehended.
Over the last several years, I have made it a point to inquire of those I am connected with in the business world, "Do you have a Comfort Job? Usually, you have to wait a few seconds before you get a response from them.... It does cause people to think about it. After I've explained what I mean by the term "comfort job," our discussion generally begins to take an intriguing turn.
In most cases, this explanation is helpful, and individuals may then start to connect to a Comfort JobTM. Some individuals complain about the unpleasant aspects of their professions, such as having schedules that do not allow for a healthy work-life balance, having commutes that are stressful, or having exorbitant perks. They are wishing that they had a Job of Comfort. People have said that they have disabilities and have required to conduct their work in their own unique style in order to ultimately feel comfortable in their bodies. A few individuals shared with me that they were content in their careers and had no desire to pursue anything else. And others indicated that they didn't want a career that would be easy for them; rather, they wanted a job that would be difficult for them in the truest sense.
In order to assist broaden the scope of the discussion, I will typically mention that I am a career planner and that I have just created a new method known as the Comfortable Fit Approach to Career ExplorationTM (CFACETM). The CFACE consists of two different parts that show people looking for job how to feel more at ease in the workplace.
The Six Simple Elements of Comfort Career CreationTM are an example of a component. I explain to them that if they are able to assess themselves using these components, connect the demands of an employer to their components, and represent themselves properly to that company, then they will be able to find a job that is a good fit for them. After being employed in a position that is a good match for them, they are able to construct their Comfort JobTM.
Here are the six straightforward components of the Comfort Career CreationTM system. I hope this provides some assistance in beginning our Comfort Career Conversation.
I AM - Come to terms with the person that you are in a practical manner. Create a favorable first impression for yourself.
I NEED - Establish both short-term and long-term professional objectives. Have a clear idea of the compensation and perks you need. Get a firm grasp on the distinction between your necessities and your desires. Gain knowledge and experience in effective financial management.
I CAN - Identify your talents and transferrable abilities. On your CV and your LinkedIn page, you should include a list of the things you have learnt and done. Foster a mindset of "I Can Do It!"
I SHOULD - Figure out what your hobbies are and think about the kinds of work that you would really like doing. Make use of career tests and coaching to discover what you're really passionate about while also doing a practical analysis of the options available in today's workplace.
MY APPROACH: Evaluate both the positive and negative aspects of your characteristics and actions. Consider the challenges you have in finding job and devise a plan to help you feel more genuine and in control of your situation when you're there. If you have a handicap, you should educate yourself on the rights and duties that come along with having a disability, and you should devise a solid plan for disclosing your impairment at work, receiving help there, and receiving accommodations there.
I WILL - Never stop moving ahead and be sure you do the everyday tasks that are essential to reach your objectives. The payoff is worth the effort!! This is what I mean when I say "staying on the journey." The second component of the Comfortable Fit Approach to Career ExplorationTM, which is known as CFACETM, is called the Comfort Career JourneyTM. I'll provide some commentary on it at a later time.