Career Leap

How to reinvent and liberate your career
Career Leap by Michelle Gibbings

I’m almost finished my Bachelor of Behaviour Studies Degree and I’m ready to start transitioning into a new challenge. So, I used Career Leap to focus my attention – and what I got was a step-by-step guide to self-discovery and economic evaluation that exceeded my expectations.

If you’re looking for a magic wand to find you the perfect job, the book isn’t right for you – but if you want guidance on finding your motivation, risk appetite and deciding your next career move, it’ll certainly help focus your vision.

It looks at where you are now, what motivates you, where your passion lies and how much you’re prepared to change or risk for your job. It then helps you consider where you want to aim and refers to the practical considerations – from networking and upskilling to financial security and automation threat. There are online quizzes too, and I was surprised to find 25 per cent of my role could be done by a robot.

Once you’ve narrowed down where you want to go, Michelle guides you on a strategic path of what to consider and how to develop your network and professional image before leaping. I’d highly recommend this book to any EA considering their next career move. If you’re willing to take the time to honestly review your position and what you want to achieve, there’s no limit to how far you could leap. My biggest takeaway was that I have behaviours that can be self-limiting professionally, so I can focus on modification now.

  Mary is an EA at Southern Grampians Shire Council.

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