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Career Change: The Five Step Approach – STEP TWO (Series: 3 of 6)

Career Change: The Five Step Approach – STEP TWO  (Series: 3 of 6)

Where Are You Now ?

Evaluate your situation at present – Your Career, Your Life.

The ability to focus and analyze where you are presently in your career is an important step in your evaluation of where you might wish to go. How can you decide where you wish to go, if you do not fully appreciate where you are at present?

Is it time for a serious re-evaluation of your career status? Is it potentially time to make changes? How do you know when you need to change your career path?

Are you ready to face that career change plunge? Do you wish you were? Take the time and make sure what you really want to do is change careers. There is no doubt that the employment climate in the decade starting at 2010 is very different than the last few decades.

To help answer these questions a full and complete review is required to evaluate where you are now!  Many people procrastinate and let things slide, as the thought of looking at their career is daunting. It is a positive step to even think of taking stock and looking where you are and in what state your career is in.

Many factors will go into a decision of such importance. It may be forced on you or it may be voluntary. The new career world order tells us that changing careers is the new norm, not the exception.

Remember that career change is a natural life progression. Most studies show that the average person working will change careers several times over the course of their lifetime. Notice we are distinguishing careers from job changes.

  • Are you happy?
  • Are you challenged?
  • Are you compensated adequately?
  • Do you have job satisfaction?
  • Do you feel your career is going in the right direction?
  • What are your priorities in life and your career?

Each stage of the Five Step Approach demands considerable effort, focus and determination to thoroughly evaluate who you are; what you truly want; what you need to do and what you need to have at your disposal to help you attain success.

To seriously look at your present career and all aspects of your career, is a task not to be taken lightly. To sit down and fully evaluate what, why and how you are doing in your present situation can be overwhelming. To clinically analyze how you arrived here and what your present situation holds for you in terms of satisfaction, happiness and fulfillment requires thought. A true assessment of your situation is required.

If you find you are not happy; you are not satisfied; you are not fulfilled, should this prompt you to make some fundamental decisions and the biggest one should be to ACT?

To do nothing simply perpetuates your present unsatisfactory situation.

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John Rodsett

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