Career cul de sac or crossroads?

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How’s your career?

Making time to reflect on your career and take a step back can be hard in a busy world.

It is important to do this, because even in uncertain times, you need to create a career strategy and plan. It is a bit like having a horizon towards which you sail, but you might have to tack sideways to reach your destination. You might encounter a storm or two on the way, or head into port for a while to service the boat or do some training for the new digital equipment. Or you might decide to adjust your compass, change your career horizon, and head in a different direction altogether.

Here are some self-reflective questions to reflect on your career.

  • What have I achieved this year to be proud of?
  • What has worked less well this year and what have I learnt?
  • What needs to change to be fit for purpose for a prosperous and satisfying future career?
  • How much do I really understand my employer/client needs and priorities and how can I understand them better?
  • What is resistance to change costing me?
  • What’s working well and what’s working less well?
  • Where can I improve efficiency and be more productive?
  • How motivated and engaged about my career am I feeling?
  • What training do I need to be fit for purpose with the changing work market?
  • What goals do I want to achieve next?
  • What’s stopping my career fulfillment and what can I do about it?
  • What are my values and to what extent is my career aligned with them?
  • What’s my career plan and who or what can help me to make it happen?

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Wishing you success and career fulfillment. Let us know how we can help you on your journey.



About Energise - The Talent Liberation Company

Talent liberator - career change, executive coaching and employee engagement. PS Love writing too and write many articles. Background in marketing and brand strategy and communication and unusual analytical and lateral brain - great for new career directions and ideas!
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