Monday, November 14, 2011

Making a Career Change: Step 3 Looking at the Now

Previously: Step 2: Looking Back

Now that you have a sense of where you were and how you got here, it's time to think about the here and now. Obviously something is not right so let's see if we can pinpoint what that is.

Tip #1: It may help you to get a copy of your current job description and have it handy during this step so that you can refer to it.

Step 3: Looking at the Now
In your notebook, answer the following questions:
  1. What about your current job isn't working?
  2. Make a list of the things you like about your current job.
  3. Make a list of the things you don't like about your job.
  4. Make a list of the people you work with followed by the first 3-5 characteristics that come to mind when you think of those people.
  5. What are your main responsibilities in this job? Which of these do you enjoy? Which do you not enjoy?
  6. Make a list of things about this job you would like to change and indicate how you would change them.
Anything else you want to say about your current position? Write it down. Try and get to the root of what is going on now and why it's not working out. Hopefully at this point you are developing an understanding for where you were, where you are and how you got here. Next we are going to examine all that is wonderful about you to see if we can unlock what it is you should do next.

Up Next: Step 3: Looking Inside

No comments:

Post a Comment