Recently a client said: “I just don’t know if I’ll ever find a job that is right for me. I’ve worked in my present role for over 8 years, I’ve given my heart and soul to the organisation and I just don’t seem to be getting anywhere. I can accept that not everything you do has to be enjoyable but the scales have been tipped in the other direction for so long, I just feel powerless to make a change. Yeah – I scan the papers each week for new opportunities, but how will I know that they will be any better?”
Perhaps you or someone you know has experienced the above?
The challenge that this dilemma suggests can send your mind into a spin and your emotions into a dive as you struggle to balance your need for a secure income with your desire for a more fulfilling career.
Even thinking about trying to find the right job has the old adage: “Damned if you do and damned if you don’t,” slapping you across the face.
Of course, there are a complexity of reasons why you may be in this career-life position. However, a significant contributing factor is often the lack of clarity you may have about your career-life values, needs and goals.
Stop feeling frustrated and take our quiz to determine how closely your current role meets your desired role and then read on for some advice.