Stepping into the Unknown

When you set out on your first career journey, from high school, from college or from university, you step out unaware of what to really expect, from a level of expected comprehension of relative or pertinent business fundamentals, to your place within the dynamic of a fresh new culture that is not typical of the grounds you have traversed through in your past.

As time moves on you become more socially engaged, more productive and valued by peers, trusted by internal and external contributors to your cause and generally comfortable that you can handle yourself with confidence and stand tall amidst your newfound base camp.

The excitement and energy you carry takes you from one great professional achievement to the next, until one day, a day you knew would arrive, a decision placed before you challenges your content way of life and awakens those feelings of early adventures and unfamiliar surroundings.

Whether you were the one who knocked on the door, or were strategically invited to explore, here again you face another moment that has the power to propel or devour what you have learned, become or have predicted your path to be.

So what do you do? And how will you step into this unknown?

Those who have ventured from early beginnings into a channelled career should have gained the insight and exposure to feel confident of accepting new challenges or further advancing their profession and growing a personal brand that is acknowldged and celebrated. Take on senior mentorship and be the very best you can be.

Those who have endured a whirlwind of variety, a carnival of career highs and lows, and twists and turns, will equally share in the ability to embrace redirection and find purpose and passion. Personally factoring in lessons learned from braving harsh conditions alongisde epic sunrises, the realm of the unknown, the nature of surprise, brings with it a sense of chaos that should be welcomed, as growth continues.

And lastly for those who have yet to reach the running water, maybe the world is brand new or maybe you just can’t fight the bushfire on your own. Opportunity awaits and is found in every small step you take today, tomorrow and the next day. The unknown will only remain unknown for a short time, until you come across a new unknown and so on. So take on board what you have built for yourself so far, connect with those who really do want to help you and set yourself in motion for making something small or something huge happen this week, this month, this year.

Each step taken, no matter where you are in your career, your personal life and moving towards your dreams is going to be pose some element of mystery, some notion of risk, some aspect of fun and will always be more fulfilling than not stepping at all.

Good luck with your journey and please reach out to us at ACS if you need a hand with anything career or coaching related that can keep you on track and journeying towards your peak.

Where do I start on my next journey?

Congrats, you have already taken the first step needed to succeed – gather information, gather as much information as you possibly can if you are serious on landing that ultimate next role that makes sense to you.

Are you searching for something to challenge yourself, an area to hone your skills and knowledge, an effective and harmonius team culture, or perhaps it’s simply a much bigger paycheck, career change, or a status upgrade witihin your existing surrounds?

Whatever your thoughts are right now and whatever your end game is, a good place to start is to define what it is that makes you truly happy.

Preparing a resume can sometimes be fun but frightening at the same time. Who knows what competition you may be up against?

Trust in highlighting your specialist areas, what you enjoy about work, and focus on taking action towards what is important in your life today.

Family, lifestyle, career, health, investment, ownership and community may all be driving your motivations right now, some maybe moreso than others.

Reflect on your past career, focus on present goals and put pen to paper to capture your future.

Consider speaking with a professional career coach or advisor on preparing for how you will present yourself throughout the process of:

  • making career choices
  • refining quality applications; and
  • keeping headstrong during the phases of interview and onboarding

How good do you look on paper?

Are you an under-acknowledged and super-awesome superstar!

Hopefully that’s the feeling your potential new employers are left with after engaging with your star resume.

Of course, only you can tell your story with the passion, the honesty and the personality that it deserves.

We are simply here to give you a little guidance, a little structure and a little clarity to showcase how good you really are.