New Year, New Resolution, Find Your Dream Job
Regarding employment, can you relate to any of these phrases?
“I don’t know how I got here!”
“I don’t know what I want to do when I grow up!”
“I just want to do work I enjoy.”
“I want to feel valued for what I do.”
“There is just no room for growth or promotion here.”
“I am starting to worry about my resume, I look like a job-hopper.”
While these emotions can be sad and frustrating, we are big believers in the idea that they can also be motivating and help launch people into that next level of their life and career. Taking a look in the mirror and asking some hard questions can be quite serving in becoming more connected to your personal goals and desires.
As we march into the New Year, maybe this is a good time for reflection.
We encourage you to find some quiet time, grab your favorite beverage and ask yourself these questions….
- What ARE my strengths? Try Strengthfinders 2.0 or ask 5 people you know well to write down a time they witnessed you “at your best” and then circle the common words they write about you.
- What is important to me regarding culture and what do I really value in a company?
- What is my personal mission statement? Here’s a great resource to help you with that: http://www.wikihow.com/Write-a-Personal-Mission-Statement
- Do I like where I am at personally and professionally? If not, what steps can you take now to improve? Be specific, real, measurable and set a time for these goals.
If you find you need a friend to bounce these ideas off on – give us a call. We have professional, compassionate, insightful consultants at Preference that are ready to be a sounding board for you. We look forward to hearing where you have been in your past careers, what you have enjoyed doing and what you haven’t enjoyed. We are here to help you discover where you see your future self. You can be real with us. We are not here to judge. We are passionate about helping you realize your full potential. It’s our company’s purpose statement and we mean it!
Let’s ring in this New Year together and make it amazing!