Are you feeling overwhelmed with career decision making?
Are you wondering what your purpose for work is?
Perhaps you are feeling underwhelmed with what seems like you keep hitting roadblocks
Are you returning to work after a gap and worried you can’t use life experiences on your resumes and interviews?
Are you changing jobs or a career pivot, and not sure what of your skills are transferrable?
Have you relocated or about to relocate and feeling unsure about making connections and / or what work opportunities are there?
Why listen to a gnome?
I’m a qualified Career Development Practitioner, who my COVID-19 lockdown buddy agreed with friends in their description of me: all of 5ft tall, quirky, did my best to be cheerful, and be helpful and cheer others, resourceful/problem solver, also marching to the beat of my own drum, with a slightly mischievous / twinkle in my eye streak. They also came to see through my conversations with other career practitioners, how passionate and caring people can be for helping others. All of this they say are qualities of a gnome . . .
As a former military spouse having lived and worked in 3 different countries, I gave up my teaching career to follow my former husband’s military career, struggling how to describe my paid and unpaid skills and experiences on my resume, with the need to experience several career pivots. I have also experienced redundancy and been the sole income provider whilst not having a secure income. Although we all have different experiences, I can appreciate from first hand experiences, some of the challenges you may be facing. You can find more of my background on my ‘About me’ page.
If you are in Melbourne, Australia, feel free to come along to one of our informal coffee catch ups, and chat about challenges you might be navigating. Upcoming coffee catch ups links are below or follow ‘The Gnome Knows’ Career Development Facebook discussion group.