Whether you’ve just joined the workforce, graduated college, or have been in the workforce for several years and are getting bored, it’s always the right time to think about your career. The question of “What do I do now?” or “Where do I go next?” can be answered with a little introspection and time.
Follow these three steps to put you on the road to a career that fulfills you.
Ask yourself some of the same questions that a potential employer might ask, such as:
The first question forces you to genuinely consider what you want to be doing in 5 years. Do you want to be making enough money to travel the world or have more kids? Do you want to be in upper management? Do you want to be running your own company?
The second question gives you some insight into the difficulties and challenges of your current employment. If the reason you're seeking other employment is to run away from current work stressors, consider the root cause of these stressors. Is it the environment? Personality clashes?
If you’re running away from current turmoil at your job, you may not find greener grass without first considering your needs.
Inspiration can come from many different areas of life, both internally and externally. Before jumping ship from your current job, find a purpose that’s bigger than you.
The answers to all these questions lie within you and are waiting to be unlocked.
Try these techniques to find your inspiration:
Before you quit your job, taking steps to drill down into what you really want is important.
Aside from conversation and introspection, there are many things you can do to help you figure out your next career move:
Figuring out your next big career move doesn’t have to be stressful. If you give yourself enough time to consider the possibilities, you’ll be better served than by making quick, rush decisions.
These three steps are the keys to discovering your next career move. Spend time in introspection, find your inspiration, and take action to figure out what you really desire and want to do. You’ll be on the path to a meaningful career before you know it!
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