Once you determine rather you are happy in your current position or that you are ready to make a career change it is time to take action. Determine the action steps you need to lead career satisfaction. For some of you, it means earning a higher degree in your select field while for others may need to engage in professional networking.
Questions to ask
The year 2015 approaches quickly, and it is the best time to review the current year. Ask yourself the following question, and you should know if you should stay in your current career or if it is time you move on.
1. Are you doing your dream job?
2. Are you comfortable in your work environment?
3. Is there an opportunity to grow?
4. Do you make enough money to sustain your ideal lifestyle?
5. Does your life have balance?
6. Are you happy?
7. What actions can you take to enjoy your job?
8. Do you want retire at your current employer?
9. What is the natural career path for your position?
10. Are you valuable?
Take your time to answer the questions thoughtful. It is time to do some serious soul searching. You are taking the first steps toward happiness and fulfillment.
Prepare for career success
The next step is to search for companies that are hiring in your industry. You can you use the Internet, or you can network with industry professionals. Enjoy your search.
Considered creating a portfolio website. If you already have a website remember to keep it updated with your professional accomplishments.
It is up to you to make your career dreams come true.
It is time to take the final steps for those seeking a career change. Update your resume, and be sure to format it to reflect the industry you interested in entering. You should practice interviewing with family members and friends.
Once you polish your interview skills, it is time to apply for your new career. Do your research on the companies before you submit your application. Make sure the organization you choose has career growth opportunities. Research the company culture and determine if you are comfortable with the career environment.
Good luck with your career search!
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