DO YOU FEEL READY FOR SOMETHING NEW IN YOUR CAREER?
Have you been thinking about a career change that could bring you more fulfillment and happiness in the workplace?
But you still hesitate to take the first step because you feel uncertain about what that next career opportunity would be?
In this post, I will share with you five steps that will help you set the foundation so you can start to take the next step – big or small – towards YOUR DREAM CAREER.
STEP 1 – GET CLEAR ABOUT YOUR NEXT CAREER STEP
It happens too often, job seekers make the decision to leave their current job without a clear direction. They’re in a rush to leave so they often say yes to the next job offer without having taken the time to reflect on who they are and what they really want. And, a year later, they’re back at square one, dissatisfied with their career and searching for something new.
The first step to find a career you LOVE is to take the time to reflect. Finding clarity around your next career step will help you say “yes” to opportunities that are aligned with your vision.
Unfortunately, job seekers often make the mistake of searching for a new job without any clarity about the next steps which often leads to an ongoing cycle of career dissatisfaction.
Take the time to get clear about your next career step so you can find fulfillment and happiness in the workplace.
STEP 2 – BUILD GENUINE PROFESSIONAL RELATIONSHIPS
Have you ever gone to a professional event where you’ve had superficial conversations and returned home with a stack of business cards but no real desire to reconnect with any of these new acquaintances?
This can feel like wasted time and energy.
When you’re researching career opportunities in your field of interest, it’s important to meet new people. But what’s really important is to speak with the “right” people.
So who are these right people?
They’re like-minded individuals you genuinely want to connect with so you can develop lasting relationships (at times even friendships). These connections are the ones that will eventually lead to hidden opportunities in your company or field of interest.
Don’t get stuck speaking to random people just to check off the “I networked” box in your list of things to do to get a new job. Take the time to identify people who genuinely pique your interest and with whom you want to start a conversation.
You’ll be surprised at how these genuine connections will be interesting and eventually offer you valuable insights for your career search.
STEP 3 – CHOOSE A TIMELINE
I heard your “yeah-buts” after that last step, and that’s the problem. You’re letting fear and worry get in the way of YOUR DREAM, your VISION!
So, choose a timeline and stick to it.
All you have to do is take one simple action to start to create a ripple effect so you can finally find a career you LOVE and DESERVE.
Just ONE simple achievable action.
STEP 4 – START SAVING YOUR I.C.E. (in case of emergency) MONEY
It’s a common concern, everyone worries about their finances if they decide to leave a job that brings in a steady income.
But, what if you chose to be prepared instead of worried?
What might that look like?
We often get stuck worrying about the future when in reality, the present moment is the only thing we can actually act on. So, open up a bank account and decide to make it your “security for a career I love” savings account.
And, start taking the necessary steps to make YOUR DREAM CAREER a reality.
STEP 5 – ASK FOR HELP
If you don’t believe in yourself, making YOUR DREAM CAREER can become challenging.
But, if you’re a DREAMER – someone who’s willing to try something new and who’s ready to create a meaningful and fulfilling change in her career – then it’s time to take action to make it happen!
Don’t let your fears dictate the outcome.
Ask for help.
If you’re ready to finally find a career you LOVE and DESERVE,
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