Why do you do the job you do?

Have you been in the driving seat of your career choices? Do you want to change career direction? There is no one destination and your career journey has started.

Life is a journey and you hold the map.
(photo by D Roseclay)

Many people end up doing jobs and building their career for various reasons. Family, especially parents, are often the biggest influence on your choice of careers. Other influences include peers, teachers and the opportunities that appear in front of us. We’re asked to make decisions at ages 16-18 when we haven’t had the chance to find out who we are yet.

I’ve heard many people throughout my working life saying things such as “I wish I had done x,y,z rather than what I’m doing, but I just didn’t know about it”. Sometimes jobs today didn’t even exist when we left school!

Others have a sense of freedom following children leaving the nest, a divorce or other changes to family life. Covid-19 has left many of us re-evaluating life and has accelerated the need and desire for change.

It’s not always easy to change careers though and it can take months, even years to make the transition. Never say never though and the sooner you start to plan your next move the easier it will be. Remember, you career is continually evolving and changing anyway so take control.

If you have any stories of how you changed your career it would be great to hear about it. If you’re considering making changes then start off with a free 30 minute discovery call.

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