In a recent article, Harvard Business Review showed just how vital a career narrative is, especially for younger professionals who are on the hunt for that perfect job. “Senior executives in professional firms aspire to match the right people to the right work, but [they] don’t have enough to go on.” The answer is what could be called a “sound-byte résumé” — a short, powerful pitch that sums up your abilities, desires, and successes, and links them to your future goals. That is what the career narrative is all about.
A big part of the career narrative is understanding what career to target, as the article observes. But you can’t just dream about that goal, you have to know the steps to that goal. Knowing where you’re going is only as valuable as knowing how to get there.
EMSI’s Career Coach helps jobseekers figure that out. Want to be a web developer? Career Coach tells you the training you need, as well as the best jobs in the area and the salary you can expect to make. If you can show potential employers not only your goals but your strategy to achieve them, your career narrative just got a huge boost — as did your chances of landing a competitive, high-paying job.
The world is starving for career narratives, and Career Coach helps jobseekers figure out what they want and how to get there — the two basic building blocks of a career narrative that actually mean something.
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