With a world of choices, a changing marketplace of skills, competencies, and work styles, along with a heightened desire to BE U at work, seeking a career change to find work life satisfaction can be confusing and frustrating to navigate.
You’re not alone. With more choice comes a need for more self and market awareness. You may be asking, where do I begin? That’s generally a challenge for most people.
There are literally thousands of books on career change with hundreds of assessment tools. I’m a fan of using great tools that already exist! My current favourites include:
- How to Ikigai, by Tim Mamashiro (2019)
- Designing Your Life, How To Build A Well-Lived, Joyful Life, by Bill Burnett & Dave Evans (2016)
- Reinvention Roadmap, by Liz Ryan (2016)
- Is It Too Late To Run Away And Join The Circus? A Guide for Your Second Life, By Marti Smye, PH.D. (1998)
To access formal career/personality assessment tools to help you – check out my ASSESSMENT page for a range of assessment tools that can help you find your base line and set a course for what matters to you most: the job title, the position breadth/potential, the flexibility, the people you’ll work with/be lead by, the environment, the money, the social impact, the _____________ (you fill in the blank!)
Plus, I’ve create a quick assessment to help you get started. Download it now for a quick assessment of your work-life satisfaction, the elements that are missing in your current work life and what you can do to change that.
Scan through the various books and resources. Ask yourself, which exercises resonate with me? What writing style can I most relate to? Choose the one that works for you and combine it with true career change coaching to help you make sense of what you learn, clarify your needs and create a career strategy that will bring it all together for you.
What problems do you like to solve? Which ones are you really good at? Are there still problems that need to be solved? Who is currently in need of a person who solves those problems?
Research, conversations, networking, and relationship building are all at the heart of understanding the current workplace / market and where you fit best. Knowing yourself and the marketplace are keys to a successful career change.
Martina’s coaching can help you access the resources, the people and build the skills/knowledge to implement the exploration/research phase of your career change. Ie… Do the Work! (fyi – the title of another great book by Steven Pressfield).
- Clarify for your career change
- Focus your research
- Implement support to do the work
- Networking skill assessment/support
- Informational interviewing assessment/support
- Research Support – or we can do that for you….
- Prepare for CAREER STRATEGY Development