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The primary will of the world, based on polling done by the Gallup Organisation, is no longer about peace, freedom or even democracy; it's not about having a family, and it's neither about God nor owning a home or land. The will of the world is first and foremost to have a good job. Everything else comes after that. A good job is a social value. In fact, Gallup has found through extensive, worldwide polling that it's the number one social value in the world. The current world of work offers a vast array of career options and job possibilities. The increasing prevalence of more flexible work arrangements, individualised workplace experiences, multinational teams and corporate lattices (which have replaced corporate ladders) are all expected to increase these options further. In this environment, it's more important than ever to learn the skills and mindsets required to navigate your career. This increased choice and complexity may cause you to become confused about what new Suffering from a little career 'fatigue'? That is, tossing out the 'your future' messages because it can get a little bit, well, overwhelming? Fret not. The person with all the answers is here to help you figure out your next move. Send your woes to kerry@ sacareerfocus.co.za

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A copy of Navigating your Career by Kerry Dawkins & Graeme Codrington. SMS "Navigating," your name and full postal address to 32545. * Only one entry per cellphone number * SMS charged at R1 per SMS * Lucky draw will take place on 12 December 2012 * The judges' decision is final and no 4 SACF Vol. 7 No. 3 correspondence will be entered into steps to take in your career, which job option to choose, and how to find or create meaningful work. A person facing any of these troubles may feel overwhelmed, fearful, indecisive or despairing. These problems, relating to a person's career and workplace, are what we call "career dilemmas". "My job" defines "my identity" more than ever before, leading to an unprecedented number of career dilemmas. The world of work has never been as difficult or complicated as it is right now yet there have never been as many opportunities. This leads to further career dilemmas. Our book Navigating your Career guides those facing career dilemmas: - to treat your career as a journey to be navigated - to adopt radical new mindsets - to follow five steps for lifelong job satisfaction This is not a quick-fix solution. It requires hard work and focus to become a successful career navigator. If you know what you're looking for, and are sure of how to position yourself in a competitive job market, there are ways for you to find your dream job and not only for the short term: you can actually spend every day of your life doing something that you love and which contributes to the world. Start your journey today down a fulfilling and rewarding path. WHAT DO YOU NEED TO JOIN IN? - "Like" my Facebook page for ideas on navigating your career (Kerry Dawkins - Patwork). - Read the book. - Create a profile on www.navigatingyourcareer.com and use the available FREE career resources. Also have a look at examples of other career navigators as they follow the five steps in the career navigation process. - Ask for us to review your CV or completed Self Q tool (for a small fee). n

Kerry Dawkins

is a Career Advisor for Potential At Work. She holds an MBA, is a trained career coach and has tons of experience in helping people just like you to choose a suitable career. If you'd like to book a consultation with Kerry, give her a call on

011 465 4727.

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