The end of the year is always a good time for reflection. It’s also a good time to think about changes we want to make in our lives and in our careers. Is this year the time to say “yes” to a new career?
The first step to answering that question is to think about how you feel about your current career path. Recent research found that 65% of employees are satisfied with their jobs, but only 20% are passionate about their jobs. What about you? Are you content with feeling satisfied with your job or would you like to feel passionate about your job?
More people than ever are wanting to craft a career that fits their lifestyle, something they are passionate about. In fact, this is what triggered the Great Resignation. And now the Gig Economy is becoming more popular; people want to do what they love without having to conform to a standard 9-5 job.
Would you like to change to a career path that fits with your life and values but are unsure how to get started? We want to share a few tips with you to help you take the first step:
Clarify your values. To craft a career that fits with your life and values, you must first define what is important to you. What are your top personal and career values? What is your current lifestyle and what is the lifestyle you would ultimately like to have? Use our free e-book to do some journaling about these topics to uncover and clarify how you would like to live and work.
Conduct informational interviews. Reach out to your network and talk to people who are doing something you would like to do. Ask them for 15 minutes of their time to ask them how they got started and advice they can share with you. If they can’t talk, ask them if you could send them a few questions via email. This can help you get a better idea about the career path you are interested in and if it truly fits your lifestyle.
Work with a career coach. A career coach can help you uncover your interests and passions and what careers those could translate to. They can also help you map out a plan with concrete steps for moving to a new career without it feeling overwhelming. For example, we use our 8-piece career model to help our clients uncover their ideal careers. A career coach will be with you every step of the way providing support and guidance.
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