Career Change Advice -
6 Keys to a Successful Career Change


Here is some of the simplest career change advice I can offer you!
Simply ask yourself these questions: "What work was I born for?"
and
What is the work that I feel I must do?

Every one of us was born with specific talents and abilities but research suggests most of us simply aren't using them in our current job.

Your gifts need to be used in your work life if you are to experience true fulfillment, satisfaction and good financial reward.
The purpose of this website is to show you how to achieve this.


Hi, my name is Simon Davies; I'm a qualified career counsellor from the Gold Coast, Australia.

Providing career change advice and helping people in their job search has been the focus of my work for over fifteen years.

You Do Have Abilities, Right?

Everyone has abilities. Everyone has something of value to offer. And I believe there are no exceptions.

Many people who come to me for career advice either:
  • grossly underestimate their abilities or
  • they say "I don't think I have any significant abilities comapred to other people"


Which Is the Best Job for You?

Is there such a thing as a best job? Can a doctor say to a garbage collector; "I have a better job than you". Can the arborist say to the IT professional, "I have a better job than you".

Having the best job has nothing to do with the type of job a person does but rather, are they naturally suited to that job. Do they have innate ability in that area?



In fact a rubbish collector could very well say to the doctor "I have a better job than you" and he could be right if the doctor was not naturall suited for that job.

God Don't Make No Flops

It doesn't interest me what you are doing for a living, I want to know what you ache for... I want to know if you will risk looking like a fool for love, for your dream, for the adventure of being alive, ...I want to know what sustains you from the inside when all else falls away.... Oriah Mountain Dreamer
The worlds best selling book states God has shaped each individual person and that he knit us together while we were in our mothers womb.
Do you belive that?

You may be familiar with the Academy Award winning movie Chariots of Fire where Olympic athlete Eric Liddell said;
I believe God made me for a purpose, but he also made me fast, and when I run, I feel God's pleasure......To give up running would be to hold God in contempt.

So the question 'What job must I do?' is closely linked to the question, 'What purpose has God made me for?'

Just a Job or Something Really Significant

Know Thyself
-Socrates
There is a desire in the heart of every human being to expend their life on some significant purpose.

A life where you can make a difference in the world.


A life that when it is finished, you can say:

"I'm glad I dedicated my life to doing that"


 There is a direct correlation between proactively using your natural abilities and realising a significant purpose.

 Central to an effective career change is getting to know the truth about who you really are in regards to your innate abilities.


 Without that knowledge about yourself, any career decision you make is starting from a faulty foundation.



Can You Really Be Anything You Want?

An important part in finding out who we are in the world of work, is to also find out who we are not.
The truth is, we can't really be anything we want.  Or more precisely, we can't be anything we want and be happy.

Many people are pursuing careers motivated by things other than their strongest naural abilities and end up in careers they don't really want.
Things like:
  • my parents felt this would be a good career for me
  • this career is where the money is
  • this career is where the future is
  • this career will make me feel important and give me staus
  • someone offered me a job in this field so I took it
  • this job gives me cheap travel or other perks
  • my best friend was doing it and said I should too
  • it was a government job, so it was secure
  • it started off as a afterschool job or tempoary position and I gravitated to full time without really thinking about it
  • I had to study something at university (pressure from parents/friends), and I didnt know what else to do
Deep in our hearts, we all want to find and fulfill a purpose bigger than ourselves.
Only such a larger purpose can inspire us to heights we know we could never reach on our own.
For each of us the real purpose is personal and passionate: to know what we are here to do, and why.

Dr. Os Guinness

Only a purpose originating from the depths or your heart and rooted in your innate passions can motivate you to heights you could otherwise never reach. Thats why once your inborn job skills are identified you can begin to pursue a genuinely fulfilling career.

It can make you feel like a new person.

Have you ever noticed that sometimes you have an abundance of energy while engaged in projects?
β€œAnd what is a man without energy? Nothing – nothing at all.” – Mark Twain

That's because the heart of who you are is wonderfully awakened as it discovers a good match between the innate abilities you were born with, and the task at hand.


Where Do I Start

These inborn job skills are the skills that you are naturally wired or motivated to use.
It's what makes you tick.  When you are using these skills, you are doing something you must do and often lose all sense of time while doing it.

You can find out what your inborn job skills are by completing the Dream Career Finder - $9.95.


I want to encourage you to eagerly seek out your hearts deepest passions. Or perhaps rediscover passions that you once had but have somehow got lost along the way.

This will give you confidence to consider new possibilities about yourself.
What might you be good at if all the doors were flung open wide to allow you to discover your natural abilities. 

What You Will Find On This Web Site

  1. Career change advice on how to discover
  2. what your inborn job skills are and how to match them to types of careers that you are naturally good at.

  3. Find out more about the very successful, yet grossly underutilized job search methods. Methods that will make your job search more likely to land that dream job.


  4. Improve your job interview success, with my top ten
    job interview tips, including how to handle those sometimes difficult job interview questions.


  5. Learn the six secrets about successful career change resume writing.


  6. Show you why you probably shouldn't bother taking most career tests.


  7. Take a look at whether or not you might be suited to self employment or a "work at home career".



Most Workers Aren't Happy In Their Job - But That Can Be Fixed!

According to research up to 80% of the
current workforce is dissatisfied in their career?
A lot of us appear to be in the wrong job.

And a good number of us fell into our first job at an early age after our job selection was based on a lack of good information about ourselves.
We then went on to base our future career choices on the experience we gained from that first questionable career choice.


We then began to accumulate a lifetime of work based on what was a wrong choice in the beginning.
Our plans miscarry because they have no aim. When a person does not know what harbor he is making for, no wind is the right wind.

-Seneca


The result is that we have become frustrated and miserable in our career and we often feel 'stuck'  and unsure about how to take the first step in search for a new job.


If this sounds like you, you are not alone. It's an extremely common scenario in todays workforce.

The good news is that a fulfilling career is not only possible but your God given right and indeed your responsibility to pursue.


What are your unique inborn job skills?





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Simon Davies Career Change Counselling
Gold Coast: Robina, Queensland Australia 4213
Phone Mobile (outside of Australia) +6148 1333 415
Phone Mobile (in Australia) 0481 333415
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