What's the ONE question we get when we first start out in our career? Something along the lines of "where do you see yourself in five years?" And then we're often not asked anything else. I talk with people every single day who feel paralyzed by the next steps in their career. Often, I think it's a lack of introspection and not being strategic about next steps.
As a manger, I came up with a process to help guide my team and to figure out their goals. Now, I help my clients do the same thing. I've helped over 600 people figure out what's most important to them with my copyrighted Career Discovery Process.
Here's a taste of my process:
What are your priorities?
This is a broad question, but it's important to remember that there is no such thing as a dream job, but you can build your dream life. No job will pay you a ton of money, require very little of you while you love every minute! Maybe remote work is your priority, or maybe you're willing to work more if that means you will make more money.
You need to decide what matters most to you when it comes to your job.
Will you make more money staying where you are?
Too often we stay in a dead end job thinking it can't get any better. I'm here to tell you life is way too short to hold onto a job you hate. If you've asked for a raise recently and haven't received it, it's time to start looking. You will likely make a lot more money by finding a new job, or leveraging what's available to negotiate a raise internally.
What do you want out of your career?
We each get to decide what matters most to us, but we also have to advocate for ourselves. I see lots of my clients who are frustrated by a pattern of finding a new job with a slight pay increase, and realizing after that it was a similar job to the one they have. They have the same concerns as problems as the job they used to have! You need to break the pattern and find something different.
I will strategically guide you through the questions no one ever asked you so that you can build your dream life, instead of feeling paralyzed as you search for a non existent dream job.
This course will help you prioritize what you're looking for out of your next opportunity as you take control of your career path.