In these unsettled and turbulent times change is all around. Businesses are being downsized, many are closing. Layoffs and unemployment are high. And yet, at the same time mergers and major new business start-ups are happening. The entire business model is being rewritten.
Understanding the nature of these shifts opens up major opportunities for you to CHANGE YOUR CAREER DIRECTION and take a fresh look at your professional goals. The best way to accomplish this is by re-evaluating your present situation, and begin a process of self-examination and self-evaluation.
Here are the steps to begin this process….
Re-define Your Concept of Success
Success means different things to different people. Whether it’s status, money, creative expression, leadership, work-life balance, or independence. It’s doing what YOU want as opposed to what others think you should do. While the outside world may be impressed with your job title, the work you’re doing may not be satisfying to you. Satisfaction can only be achieved when your work is in harmony with who you truly are.
Research the Newly Created Job Opportunities
While some industries are failing, others are emerging. The new stimulus package has created jobs in education, healthcare, environmental products and services, green and sustainable development, renewable energy, city and state government. New companies are beginning to hire for newly these created positions and industries. If you do the research and take initiative, these jobs could be yours.
Revisit Your Skills Portfolio:
What are your natural strengths and skills? What roles do you enjoy? Most people are have very personal skill sets. The trick is to recognize them and use them to market yourself. Are you creative, strategic, analytical, pursuacis (WHAT IS THIS WORD!)? Are you good at managing people, at directing projects? Where might these skills fit in these newly developing markets? Know yourself, know the marketplace.
Take The Myers Briggs Personality Inventory
This assessment tool gives you amazingly penetrating insights into the workings of your personality, and what you need to be happy in your job. Its results and analysis will help you construct a career based on your deepest innate personality characteristics and lead you toward a career that is appropriate and satisfying.
Awareness is the greatest agent for change.
There are so many opportunities that arise when you a gain a thorough understanding of yourself, and take the time to learn how that self-knowledge can be applied effectively. It is really true: KNOWLEDGE IS POWER.