5 Quick Tips to Figure Out Your Career Goals
📝 Written by Kat Atherton
Is your career stagnating? Not sure if it’s what you want to do anymore? Did you use your former years to explore various options? Suddenly, you find yourself getting to a point where you start to feel like time is running out and you need to secure your path right now or it’s too late to start again. You stare out the window of your office block imagining an alternative life; travelling, a new career, what’s for dinner.
It’s easy to just say “Hey girl, there’s no timescale on life” but the reality is that time is relative.
The only thing we can do is transform how you can feel about your progression in life by providing you with some guidance on how to focus inwardly to understand what you truly want out of it. Life Coaches Jennifer and Kat share their advice on those stuck at this stage in their lives.
We spend around a third of our lives at work. Therefore, we should do our best to make sure it’s a positive use of that time. Many of us fall into a job when we leave education and only start questioning the career path we’re on several years later which can leave us feeling confused, overwhelmed and wondering how to switch tracks. The first step is to start being 100% honest with yourself about what you really need from your work – and your life.
Tip 1. Start by listing out what you actually like about your current job or work situation.
Tip 2. What keeps you there?
Tip 3. What did you appreciate about your previous job or the one before that?
You might include things like financial security, a supportive boss or a short commute. Next: consider what’s missing.
Tip 4. What would you really like to have in your job that you don’t have right now?
Tip 5. Ask yourself: are other people’s opinions influencing your own?
Consider each steps fully and decide just how important it is for you. Making yourself aware of your core values is essential for you to find satisfaction and fulfilment in your career, and your life so it’s vital to take stock of your wants and needs early on.
We can all feel stuck at points in our lives. It’s important to focus on moving into a growth mindset. Finding the right coach can be life-changing. Jennifer and Kat provide courses that empowers individuals and encourages them to take responsibility of their own lives no matter what age or stage of life they’re at.
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Kat Atherton coaches thirty-something professionals who are eager for a career change but have little or no idea what they want to do. Through a tried and tested framework, she helps them to gain clarity on their ideal career and support them in creating an action plan to help them make it a reality. Find out more on her website or contact her directly.