We’ve all had them – moments when something in our career is going so poorly that we are forced to take dramatic action. Have you ever said one of these lines?
- I can’t stand my boss.
- My job is awful and I need a new one.
- I’ve been in this industry too long and have to get out.
- I used to like this kind of work but don’t anymore.
- Working for someone else brings me down.
- I can’t take it anymore. Anything is better than this.
If you’ve said something similar to one of these statements, it means that you ignored some problems with your job/career for a while to the point where they could no longer be ignored. What if you had come to terms with these problems months or even years sooner? Could you have avoided this crisis you are currently in?
We see a lot of career coaching clients in this situation – fed up and in need of a big change quickly. We can help – we can do a lot to help you achieve a short-term goal but we can do something far more important: help you achieve much bigger goals and avoid these crises altogether!
We offer career development and career advancement services. There are three primary objectives of these services:
- Help define the career you want and put you in that career.
- Prepare for how the changes in your lifestyle, interests and personality will affect your career.
- Make the most out of your current job and career.
Think about taking care of your house. If you neglect those odd sounds and don’t address things that break or start performing poorly, your house will surely have a crisis at some point. On the other hand, consistent checks and addressing problems right away lead to consistent performance and a lot of satisfaction. Take it one step further. Over time you can put on an addition, add some landscaping and add great finishes to make your house what you’ve always dreamed of. You could be in your house for a long time so make it your dream home.
Same with your career. Many of us work for several decades and want to make it a job we love (or at least like). Don’t neglect proper career maintenance and drive yourself into a crisis. It’s no fun and can be avoided. Better yet, take a little bit of time each year to make your career better and, over time, you’ll have the career you dreamed about.