Many people have no idea of what they want to accomplish or how to achieve their career potential. The fact is that a majority of workers are unhappy in their current positions, which all points to a complete mismatch in their selected occupations.
They have made poor career choices that negatively impact on all levels of their lives, year in and year out, making them feel powerless and like a rudderless boat.
Fulfilling careers are not developed on luck, a whim or by chance!
Everyone has an underlying vocational DNA…in other words what you are ideally suited to based on your personality, traits, natural talents, education and likes. If you work in an environment that matches your vocational DNA then you will thrive and be happy.
Some people jump from job to job trying to find their vocational nirvana and become very frustrated and cynical about their lot in life. So how can you change your life and career?
If you are physically sick you would consult a doctor. If your career is sick, then you should consult a career development practitioner who will assist you by:
- Conducting detailed assessments to identify your vocational DNA
- Provide reports to validate these assessments
- Develop a clear pathway to gain any new skills and/or qualifications needed
- Build a set of tools, specific strategies and timelines to achieve the necessary milestones
- Construct a detailed Action Plan for you to work to
Discovering your underlying vocational DNA is a complex task and is not to be attempted by an untrained person (even if they have the best of intentions).
Following a disciplined set of steps along your pathway is also essential.
Once you have gained a thorough understanding of your career options (aligned to your vocational DNA) then your CAREER VISION will be complete.
The good things in life often require dedication and patience to achieve and so it is with your career transition. So keep your “eye on the ball” and ultimately become a contented and enthused workforce contributor.
"Opportunities are rarely offered; they are seized." - Sharyl Sandberg