How Do You Know What Career is Right for You?

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Does the New Year Mean a New Job for You?

A lot of people leave positions for more meaningful jobs and promotions in the New Year. For some, a job change is the goal but for others, the unanswered question is – what career is right for me?

Six Key Questions to Ask Yourself About Your Next Career Move

Before sending a ton of resumes to a ton of positions that may not be right for you, ask yourself these questions:

  1. Why did you get into your current field?
  2. What is it that you do not like about your present job?
  3. What do you think you would like to do in the future? Are you qualified?
  4. If the answer to #3 is “no” – is there a path to becoming qualified?
  5. Have you researched your goal-industry and successful professionals to know the requirements?
  6. Does the goal-industry provide the aspirational qualities which you currently lack?

Formulate a Job Search Strategy & Career Mapping Plan

Keep in mind that a job search is much more than sending out resumes and waiting for a reply. Formulate a job search strategy and a career mapping plan to be an active participant in your future!