Real talk—it’s time to shake things up! Today, we’re debunking three BIG career myths.
First, career gaps: Are they truly the black mark many believe they are in job hunting? Spoiler Alert: Times have changed.
And while we’re at it, let’s discuss that 8 to 5 routine. With project-based roles and flash teams on the rise, it’s time to rethink how we measure success. 🌟
Today, the only limits on your career are the ones you impose on yourself. You’re finally free to focus on pursuing opportunities through a more HEART-based approach.
Myth 1 Debunked: Embrace Career Breaks
Gaps in your resume no longer ruin your chances of landing a good job, and employers increasingly recognize the value of career breaks.
Proactively showcase career breaks and focus on the skills, experiences, and insights gained during the breaks. Leveraging platforms like LinkedIn’s Career Breaks tool and seeking employers who support sabbaticals or extended leaves can enhance personal growth and future employability.
Myth 2 Debunked: Rethink the 40-hour Workweek
Success isn’t solely dependent on adhering to a traditional 40-hour workweek.
Adapt to the evolving nature of work by embracing project-based work and “flash teams,” allowing for exploration of different industries and diversification of skill sets. This shift towards value-based work contributes to a more balanced and fulfilling professional life, allowing for negotiating fairer compensation and a better work-life balance.
Myth 3 Debunked: Develop a Portfolio Career
Having more than one job at a time is possible and beneficial in today’s gig economy.
Cultivate a portfolio career that aligns with personal desires and values, leading to fulfilling work, multiple income streams, and enhanced employability. Engaging in heart-based career planning, taking small actions towards big ambitions, building an unconventional network across industries, and celebrating every win are crucial steps in crafting a diversified and rewarding career.
Understanding and embracing these modern career truths can offer freedom, allowing career-minded professionals to craft meaningful and diversified career paths and achieve a harmonious blend of personal growth, financial stability, and professional fulfillment.
Resources mentioned in this episode:
💛 Free Gift: Heart-Based Career Change Checklist
📚 Tools to help:
Read: How To Turn Your Career Break Into An Advantage At Your Next Interview
Read: The Rise of Flash Teams
💛 Ways to work with me:
HEART-Based Career Change Checklist
Align Your Work With What Matters Most: Discover Your HEART-Based Career Path
Because you deserve a long, radiantly happy + healthy career ❀
Want more career wisdom? Check out these podcast episodes/blog posts!
Permission to Take a Career Break + Lessons Learned from 100 Days Away from Corporate America
The Art of Portfolio Pursuits
Free To Flourish: How to Define Success on Your Terms
For more insider stories, quick tips, and #CareerTalk, I invite you to connect with me on Instagram @flourish.careers.