Finding a job you’re passionate about isn’t always easy. Life goes by quickly and before you know it, you may find yourself stuck in a not so great job, working for a not so great boss and wondering how you got there. How to find your career passion? Try taking a time out (from the chaos of life and the workplace) for some personal reflection.

8 questions to ask yourself -

Our brand is our reputation, which is built upon our stories and expertise, and our willingness to share our knowledge. In today’s socially connected world our reputations have become global, making our brand more important than ever.

Here are 6 ways you can share your valuable knowledge with others and become known as an expert in your field -

Mentoring is to support and encourage people to manage their own learning in order that they may maximise their potential, develop their skills, improve their performance and become the person they want to be. Mentoring is a powerful personal development and empowerment tool. It is an effective way of helping people to progress in their careers and is becoming increasing popular as its potential is realised. It is a partnership between two people (mentor and mentee) normally working in a similar field or sharing similar experiences. 

The Master of Business Administration (MBA or M.B.A.) is a master's degree in business administration, which attracts people from a wide range of academic disciplines. The MBA designation originated in the United States, emerging from the late 19th century as the country industrialized and companies sought out scientific approaches to management. The core courses in the MBA program are designed to introduce students to the various areas of business such as accounting, finance, marketing, human resources, operations management, etc. 

Toastmasters International is a nonprofit educational organization that teaches public speaking and leadership skills through a worldwide network of clubs. Founded in October 1924, the organization currently has more than 270,000 members in 13,000 clubs in 116 countries. Each week, Toastmasters helps more than a quarter million people of every ethnicity, education and profession build their competence in communication so they can gain the confidence to lead others.

Building a long-term career plan is an absolutely critical task for any professional (young or experienced), since it serves as a "guiding light" to keep you focused and on-track.

A full career plan should have -

8 steps to plan your sabbatical, after you've mentally committed to taking time off -  

When thinking about reinventing and changing your career, there is no perfect approach for everyone. There are many routes to take and more than one might work for you.

Finding and Testing a New Career - the key is to "craft some experiments" and try out different possibilities to see how they feel to you. Different Ways to Change Careers - 

PMI's Project Management Professional (PMP) credential is the most important industry-recognized certification for project managers. As project management is one of the top skillsets demanded by organizations around the world, this is more important now than ever before. Globally recognized and demanded, the PMP demonstrates that you have the experience, education and competency to lead and direct projects.

Your perception of yourself has an enormous impact on how others perceive you. Perception is reality — the more self confidence you have, the more likely it is you'll succeed.
10 things you can consciously do to build self confidence -