Authenticity has received a great deal of focus in the workplace over recent times.
What does it mean and how does it relate to your career development?
The Oxford English Dictionary defines authenticity as “the quality of being authentic; being in accordance with fact; being genuine; being real.” When it comes to considering your job search strategy, it is important to give thought to what this means for you.
Why? Getting clear on ‘you’ will ensure you follow the right path and make career choices that work for you, long term. You will also be better placed to share these goals with others.
Where to start? By being honest about who you are, what you have to offer and desired future direction. This is not a static question, rather a dynamic and creative process.
Many of our clients are initially challenged by this, and find it hard to take the first step. This is especially the case if they have been with the same company or in similar roles for some time.