Which group do you think you are in?
- I don’t know what I want to do, but I know its not what I’m doing now
- I sort of know what I want to do and need help getting there
- I know what I want to do but I have been pigeon holed by my past experience
- I know what I want to do
The categories can be further defined as follows:
I don’t know what I want to do but I know it’s not what I’m doing now
> You need to define It or you need to work out WHAT
> You need to work out what’s possible
The next 3 while different all have a similarity to them as there common theme is that they all need support on HOW to make the career change.
I sort of know what I want to do and need help getting there
>You need to get clarity, direction and to work out HOW
I know what I want to do but others have pigeon holed me and don’t see my potential
>You need to rebrand so that potential employers can see what /how you are capable of
I know what I want to do
>You need to own it and to work through why you are stuck and not transitioning to a new role or career
> You need to get going and revitalize your career.
The self-reflective activities in the Career Redesign Program will help sort out what group you really fall in to and then work out what you need to focus on. They are like a series of diagnostic tools, or more simply, it’s like undertaking a survey on yourself to help you figure out what to do next.
We can all associate with the frustration of where to start and the difficulty in breaking out of a mindset that has been many years in the making. To get yourself out of this bind and get off the merry-go –round of wanting something new but thinking you only know how to do an ‘old’ thing, lets start by collecting some DATA.
What do I really want at this point in my life?
The answers to this are your DESIRES
What am I really good at?
The answers to this are your ABILITIES
What kind of person am I? What kind of situations am I most productive and satisfied in?
The answers to this are your TEMPERAMENT
What advantages do I have? What aspects of my life history, life situation or my achievements could I turn to an advantage?
The answers to this are your ASSETS
Together you Desires, Abilities, Temperament and Assets give you important Data to help redesign your work life around. You can take as much time as you need through this reflective process with the outcome finding a role that is more psychologically suited to where you are in your midlife, your point of transition and what you really want now out of life.
DATA is adapted from "How to prosper in a Jobshift " by William Bridges