One of the biggest mistakes I see is job seekers making a change without making a plan. For the most part, people want to make career changes based on emotion alone. They hate what they’re doing. They want something different—and they something different NOW! For the past few years, the situation is often that a person doesn’t have a job; they’re having difficulty finding one and it’s already become a crisis situation. Once you’re in crisis mode and are ready to settle for whatever is out there as long as it pays, you’re setting yourself up for failure and another career change somewhere in the future.
Let me suggest that you make a plan BEFORE you make a change. That plan needs to include understanding what you do and don’t like about your current or most recent job situation; determining what type of jobs best align with your passions in life; and finally knowing how your strengths, skills and talents fit into the mix. These are key to making a truly successful and fulfilling career move. This can be as simple as a Pros vs. Cons list or as elaborate as a spreadsheet. Either way, map out what you want. Once you better understand your wants and needs, you can focus your search on those positions that will be a great fit for you!
As a nationally Credentialed Career Manager, Coach Kevin Tucker has been partnering with individuals like you for the last 25 years. Through the military, as a minister, a human resources executive, and finally as a career and life transition coach; he has continually been able to help motivated individuals find their calling in life! Check out more at www.CoachKevinTucker.com.