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Explaining Your Career

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By Tiffany A. Dedeaux

In contemplating a project-based career I realized I have been shifting from weaving together like-skilled jobs into a career to one that includes skill-building jobs that also bring about an awareness in myself.

A career is about your life’s work.  It tells the story of who you are and

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what you want to express.  If you have a string of jobs that don’t seem to make sense, look again.  Were those random acts of employment project-based or skill-based?  My resume starts with video editing.  I went from skilled job to skilled job within the broadcast news industry.  When I shifted outside that box I went into training others.  In reflecting on my work life I realized I’m ultimately a communications professional helping others to express their vision.

Photo by MART PRODUCTION from PexelsEven if you’re trying various jobs, realizing why you’re pursuing what you have been, will help you market yourself for the solution you bring.  I see myself as helping others make informed decisions.  I educate, share, and coach with this idea in mind.  I believe if you know why you’re making certain choices you’re less likely to have regrets.

What is the basis for the story of your life’s work?  What solution do you provide?

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