Making a career move of any kind—from changing jobs to changing careers, and anywhere in between—can be one of the best things you can do for your work-life and yourself.
It’s empowering. It’s exciting. It makes you feel in control of your direction, instead of being whipped around by external forces (like your boss, or your company, or your industry)!
Choosing to take active control of your career direction can be the most fulfilling thing you can do for yourself.
Alas, we all know, this is one of those things that fall under the “easier said than done” bucket. Right?
So, instead of taking the reins and going after what we really want to do, we instead delay making a decision and taking action.
We get stuck in analysis paralysis and “getting ready” mode. We come up with all kinds of (valid and not-so-valid) reasons why this just isn’t the right time. Even if we dread Monday mornings and we’re honestly not into doing what we’re doing anymore.
I hear you. I’ve been there and done that too!
So, what does it take?
I’ve been studying and researching (and experimenting on!) what it takes to make a change in today’s fast-changing world.
Let me tell you, the workplace and marketplace out there? It’s not like how it was in our parent’s time. It’s not even how it was for us 10-15 years ago. Everything changes so fast these days that what used to be effective tactics some years ago? Well, not so effective anymore.
But what’s constant is this: To make a solid and confident career move, you need a strategy.
Don’t roll your eyes. (I can see you!)
Just think about it. Businesses—small and large, old and new—need strategies to make it in today’s world too. That’s never changed. What’s changed is the strategy that they employ. Because, like I said earlier, what worked for them yesterday probably isn’t going to work for them today.
Following the same logic, you need a strategy for your career move too.
What’s the best kind of strategy?
A quick Google search will yield hundreds of articles that talk about how to make a career move or career change.
The best kind of “how to” is the one that helps you come up with a strategy that suits your unique situation. In other words, it’s not generic. It’s meant to work for you.
Otherwise, you’ll simply get frustrated. It’ll be like that square peg in a round hole type of situation. And I know how that feels!
How to Make a Confident Career Move
I’ve distilled my observations and learnings from research adn personal experience into the five pillars of a strong and confident career move.
In a 7-day free course, I help you uncover what your five pillars are today and how you can turn those into a confident career move strategy.
When you register for it below, you’ll get a new lesson in your inbox each day for 7 days.
- Develop a strategy based on your unique set of circumstances.
- Focus on what’s important, not the noise.
- Use a strategic approach, instead of shooting-from-the-hip.
- Plan with a bias for action, not on endless analysis.
- Take action with confidence.
I hope to see you inside the course.