“How did I end up in this job? I need to get out of it.”
Why do we choose a job or career path that turns out wrong? We could have seen the signs beforehand if we’d tried. Exit only… do not enter into this job!
I receive many inquiries about creating a career path – people hoping for a magic route to their dreams. It’s not always a clear path and there’s rarely a definitive plan that you can rely on not to change.
While there is no one perfect plan, there are a few questions we can answer to determine whether we’re making sound career decisions and stay on the right path.
- Does this opportunity align with my values and goals?
- Does this opportunity play to my strengths?
- Is this an opportunity to develop skills that I want to have?
- When I think about this opportunity does it energize me?
If you can answer yes to each of the above, it’s likely to be a good fit. If you’re compromising one or more of the above, be clear on why you are doing so and for how long. Long run satisfaction and success requires all of the above.