For Episode 88 of The CareerMetis Podcast, we will be continuing the Career Expert Series; and we will be hearing from Alison Cardy.

#88 – Career Expert Series : Alison Cardy

Guest Introduction – Alison Cardy

Alison is a career truth teller who believes in living a life that actually feels like your own. She and her team have helped nearly 200 professionals find a great career fit through her proven clarity process.

After attending university for accounting, and realizing it wasn’t a good fit, Alison decided that there had to be something she could do that would be more suited to her.

Episode Summary

1. Alison discusses the ramifications, both internally and externally that comes along with being in the wrong job or career path.

2. Alison also talks about those people who “have everything figured out” and what really went on to make that possible for them, and how other people may have more work to do.

3. She expands on what a career truth teller is, and why it’s so crucial to get an unbiased solution to the question “Do I even want to be doing this?”. So many organizations praise starting a business, or going back to school because of an agenda they have tied to the outcome, whereas Alison is simply trying to get to the truth of what her client really wants.

4. She talks about the value of mining your history and past to find relevant things to help you determine what kind of career you would love to be a part of.

5. She also brings up the value in having another person there to help guide the process, rather than trying to do exercises from a general book or program and slowing yourself down.

6. Alison leaves us with some profound final thoughts. She encourages people to act in-spite of fear and give themselves a chance to get to a better place, and it makes a huge difference in their careers and lives.

Quotes

“I didn’t know that a career coach was a career”

“People can have ill health effects linked to a job that’s the wrong fit”

“There’s nothing wrong with you”

“Some people it happened for them, some people need to make it happen”

“They’re designed to help you on whatever path they are selling”

“Not everybody has the same level of risk tolerance or ambition”

“Bring another brain into the situation”

“The worst day in my new career is better than my best day in my old job”

Links & Resources

To learn more about Alison Cardy and for additional resources, you can visit his website Cardy Career Coaching.

You can also connect with Alison on Linkedin or Twitter.


Intro Music provided courtesy of Accelerated Ideas (www.accelerated-ideas.com). Soundtrack – Siren Kickback

Ending Music provided courtesy of Accelerated Ideas (www.accelerated-ideas.com). Soundtrack – No Need to Rush   

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Nissar Ahamed is an accomplished Growth Hacker with extensive experience working as a Blogger, Content Creator and Editor. He is the Founder and Editor of the Award-winning Career Blog, CareerMetis. The Blog CareerMetis has a community focused approach to career discussion and has earnt Nissar great respect amongst his peers.