Sometimes we struggle to find direction in our career. We may feel stressed, unhappy, unsatisfied or unappreciated. We become frustrated and off-course, or lose the sense of fulfilment we once had.
Does this sound familiar to you? Quite often if there is a significant change in your life such as redundancy, retirement, maternity leave, management promotion we feel a little out of our comfort zone and begin to lose confidence. Ultimately we need to find some focus and help in mapping our way forward, overcoming obstacles and learning the good habits needed for a fulfilling new path.
So what do we need to do. Here are some points to help:
- Find out what makes you tick – list down what you’re good at and what you’re interested in. Find out what’s important to you in work and what kind of decision maker you are – understand your values. Remember that your values change throughout your life.
- If you are looking for a change, search through papers, magazines and cut out words, pictures etc that interest you and stick them on a collage. Stand back and look to see if there are similarities of things that excite you.
- Understand your passions and list your achievements to date
- Look at job profiles and see if you need to update your skills.
- Once you have found the type of job you want, talk to people in the same field
- Update your CV.
- Devise your very own marketing plan and network, network ,network
Jane Baker specialises in career coaching for individuals and organizations.
Contact her on 01656 785895 or www.steppescoaching.co.uk