Career path building. What's your next step?

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To make the right choice for your new career path, you need to decide what factors are most important to you in your new job, and then choose the option that best reflects them.

And it works on two levels - rational and emotional, "intuitive". You will only be truly happy with your decision when they are matched. This post presents a method that can be used to analyze options at both levels and design your new career path.

As you begin preparing for the career change you want to make, start by documenting what you already know to be true about your professional self. You may not even realize how many clues are already waiting for you. You just have to stop to notice them.

For the next two weeks, pay close attention to your working day and write down any times you feel particularly demotivated or dissatisfied with your job. Write down tasks that depress you and those that excite you. This may seem like a tedious exercise, but if you stick to it consistently, patterns will start to emerge. Extracting these patterns will help you build an image of the new professional role that is most suitable for you.

How to approach the planning of a new career path

First, you need to look at things rationally, looking both at your job, but also at the things that are important to you throughout your life. Then, once you understand and sort out your options on a rational level, you can begin to look at your options on an emotional level and listen to what your inner voice is telling you.

You need to get in touch with your inner self and consider how well a variety of career options fit with your self-understanding and sense of personal fulfillment.

Ask yourself:

  • Do I think this is the right choice for my new career path?

  • Am I positive about this choice? Maybe excited?

  • Is this career path conducive to both my professional and life goals?

If something is wrong, you need to understand why.

Maybe some important factors are overriding. Or maybe other criteria and personal values ​​that have not been taken into account are important?

Take the time to make sure you are comfortable with your analysis and confident that you have made the right decision, both on a rational and emotional level. This is your most important project at the moment, "My New Professional Me", and like any project, its success depends on how well the planning and risk assessment phase has been carried out. Haste at this stage is absolutely inadvisable.

When you find an option that fits both objectively (rationally) and subjectively (emotionally), the likelihood that your next career move is well-designed is very high.