Are you happy with the present?
Are you excited about your future?
What is your strategy to maximize your career objectives?
If you’ve never asked yourself these questions, now is a great time to do so. The end of the year is a great time to reflect on your current situation and to determine what you want your future to look like. It’s a little cliche, but New Year’s resolutions are a great way to improve the things in your life that are lackluster and your career is no exception. Don’t wait until January 1 to start thinking about what changes you’d like to make. Make a plan now so that when the year refreshes itself on New Year’s Day, you can hit the ground running with your resolutions, feel great about yourself and be fueled by your momentum.
So, the big question is, what do you do with the answers to these three questions?
If your answers are ‘yes’, ‘yes’ and ‘[insert your plan here]’ - you are on a great career track and should keep up the great work!
Most answers are not so self assured or positive, however. If your answers are along the lines of ‘no’, ‘the future scares me’ and ‘what strategy?’ you aren’t alone. 70% of American workers are unhappy in their current careers according to one Gallup Report. It’s a sad truth, especially considering that a goal-achieving career strategy isn’t as difficult to implement as many think.
The hardest part is finding a place to start, and that’s where career coaching can help. Strategic career planning, search strategy and execution, networking, interview preparation and practice, resume and CV refinement are all areas that need addressed when thinking critically about career and possible changes. A career coach can come alongside you and ensure you are hitting the success factors for each of these areas to achieve your goals. It will take some work, and maybe even some difficult decisions on your behalf - but the long term, end result will be way better than your current situation. It could even lead to your dream job!
If this has hit a chord with you, we’d love to serve as your career coach and help you realize your career dreams. Learn more about our offerings, pricing and contact us here.