Are you craving a change, but you’re not sure where to begin? Let’s start with your career. Finding your purpose within your job is directly connected to your growth in other aspects of your life. If you are feeling stuck in your current position, a great starting point is to take a step back and evaluate three equally important areas of growth in your life:
Let’s take a deeper dive into each of these areas.
One of the most important things to remember when it comes to taking control of your career path is that a lot of growth can happen outside the workplace. One of the best ways to feel like a fulfilled person is to establish a healthy line between your personal and professional life without completely separating them.
Let your values and personal needs reflect your professional goals. Recognize that you can be motivated by factors that are outside the realm of your work and use that as a guide to figure out where you want to be in the future. For example, if family is a driving force behind who you are, seek out flexible work schedules, a good vacation package or the freedom to work remotely. If you crave a feeling of community, you may lean toward companies that prioritize social responsibility.
Professional growth is something that should be focused on independently and shared between teams. From an employee standpoint, you get to grow within your field and improve yourself in a safe space. From a leadership standpoint, you get to help fulfill your employees and reap the benefits of a more cohesive team.
Identify your professional growth needs starting with what is important to your career now and to your career in the future as you think about a career path. Ask yourself, what’s important to you, what are your job satisfiers, such as company, industry, role, culture and function.
When individuals think about career development, their minds often go to the money.
Use resources such as salary.com, payscale.com and Indeed.com to research your worth based on education, experience, industry and geographic location. We’re all naturally motivated by the possibility of increasing our income, but compensation shouldn’t be the sole driving factor behind the trajectory of our career growth. When developing your career plan, in addition to compensation and what you want out of the next step of your journey, consider your job satisfiers as well.
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If you are ready to make a change in your life but you don’t quite know how? MarCan Coaching & Consulting is here to help. We will give you the nudge you need. Get in touch with our trained career growth experts and take control of your career today.