There are many career crossroads we encounter throughout our working life, and given the ever changing world of work professionals face tough career decisions more frequently. When we find ourselves asking “what now” or “what’s next” is a good time to step back and reassess options. Stepping back can be difficult because there are alot of emotions tied around the uncertainty. Sometimes people are on the front side of career decision making whether it is when we are choosing a college, a major, a new job, or a new career path. But sometimes we are in the throes of things and career options are a little less clear. These are often during times of change, maybe you have a new boss, new job responsibilities or the direction of your organization is changing. Sometimes we have outgrown our job or role, we’ve become bored, underchallenged, or unstimulated. Sometimes our life circumstance has changed. In all these scenarios we find ourselves at a career crossroads.
Early in our careers we tend to be more random and adventurous in which road we choose, but often we find that a series of random choices leads us no where pretty fast. I see this countless times when clients come in and say it’s time for a “course correction”, they say they want to be more intentional in selecting the right road for their career. So together we take out a magnifying glass to look closely for clues in their past and in their hearts to get a sense of direction. We take out a map to understand our options and the terrain. We take out our compass to set things back on course. And lastly I help fill my clients packs with the tools and confidence to take that first step.