According to 2014 Gallup research, slightly less than a third of U.S. working adults surveyed said they felt engaged at their jobs. The remaining two thirds (2/3) were somewhere between not engaged and actively disengaged. Employee disengagement is partly due to a lack of opportunity to shine at work. If you are part of the 2/3 of Americans who are disengaged at work, it may be time to consider a career transition.
A career transition involves many parts. The first piece is to brainstorm your career needs. There is a reason why you want to change careers. What is that reason? Do you have a hobby that you want to turn into a career? Are you seeking a career opportunity with better pay?
To start, identify what you like and dislike about your current position. The pros and cons can be anything such as paid time off, health benefits, or work-life balance. Consider the relationships you have at work. If you are part of a team that has good rapport, this may be valuable to you. Next, identify what you want from your new job or promotion. If it’s a promotion, do you want to move into a management position? Do you want to be able to telework from home 1-2 days per week? Is it important for you to have a shorter commute? Are you seeking better health and fringe benefits? What is your ideal office/company size? Also, consider what energizes and motivates you to go to work every day and provides you with fulfillment. Your responses will lay the groundwork for planning your next career move.
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Choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life. -Confucius, Teacher