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Personal Message From Principal Writer

“Success is that old ABC – ability, breaks and courage.”

– Charles Luckman

I would like to welcome you to my website, the cumulative result of many years of an academic and professional related background within differing areas of employment. Having spent close to a decade within this field I have literally assisted over hundreds of individuals, not only providing resume development, but also job search and career transitioning. I have supported many individuals with career advice and guidance in a varied range of occupational positions and industries. It has been my privilege to support all of my clients. This I know to be my passion, my calling.

In this message, I would like to share some insights to hopefully assist individuals involved in a current job or career search, as I have spent many years supporting clients through the ups and downs. A number of these individuals have attempted to achieve various levels of desired occupational goals, while some individuals have been able to reach them, some others have not. In my professional experience, I have noticed that there are critical characteristics that individuals successful in their job search and career transitions observe. My advice consists of the following:

Know your skills and strengths, and continue to develop them. In today's competitive economic market you will not only need to have a solid set of uniquely diverse and marketable skills, but a drive to continue to acquire and learn new ones. Individuals who do not have a strong understanding of their true strengths will fail at performing jobs that are not appropriately suited to them. More importantly though, those who do not continue to develop their strengths will be at a competitive disadvantage. The marketplace is ever changing and continuous learning will always be a critical part of success.

Career and job searches are not only about what you know, but who you know and knowing how to market to them. Never neglect the importance of others to your job search, career advancement and/or transition. Wayne Baker, author of Achieving Success through Social Capital suggests, “Success is social: all the ingredients of success that we customarily think of as individual – talent, intelligence, education, effort, and luck – are intertwined with networks.” You may have all the “perfect” qualifications to excel at your chosen job, but people within the job market need to know you have them. A successful job search means putting yourself directly in front of key decision makers. In the case of career progress, it is about ensuring that individuals who can shape your career path know of your true potential. No person ever achieves success on his or her own.

Make sure you know what you truly want and where you interests, motivations and values lie. I once heard a very well-known speaker say that, "Success without fulfillment is failure." Everybody needs to find personal meaning and value with their work, and this includes passion, achievement and a high level of fulfillment. How many people do you know that are completely unsatisfied with their jobs? Many people fail to have a truly satisfying career because they have not carefully defined for themselves what they want and/or have not explored their truest values. This process takes time and reflection, but those who make the effort will have a truly fulfilling career journey waiting for them.

My greatest hope and desire for all the clients that I encounter is that they discover a fulfilling career path. Sometimes this takes patience and time, but as renowned motivational speaker Jim Rohn says, “Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present.” I encourage you to never put aside your career ambitions and dreams for another day. The time to act on them is now. Never wait! Start today and always have faith in yourself. Discover your unique strengths, gifts and talents, commit to your chosen journey, and live the career and life you always want and dream of.

Sincerest regards,

Kerryn Joseph Wayow