The New Year is upon us. Christmas is over and it’s time to refocus on what you want to achieve in your career this year. Christmas bonuses, for what they were, are in the bank. Over the Christmas break you’ve had time to think. Now is the time to make the decision on what to do this coming year and for the future.
So, you are ready for something new this year. But what is the right career path for you at this juncture?
Should you stay in your present career and try to improve your situation? Talk to your boss and try to get a raise? A promotion? A change in your hours?
Or is it time for a complete change of career? A new career and a new you for the New Year? But then new questions pop up. What career path should I take? How to choose my career? What career is right for me?
Sometimes the New Year has a special significance at a certain age. You will be asking more specific questions: Can I change career at 30? Can I get a new career at 40? Am I too old at 50 to change career? Of course, the answer to all of these is positive. You’re never too old to do what you want with your own life. Life is short and you only get one shot at it.
Does my present career still interest me?
Is the environment I am working in the best one for my personality?
Does the organisation I am working for reflect my values and beliefs?
Am I making the best use of my abilities?
If the answer to any of these questions is NO. Then you need to start thinking about what career IS right for you. Life is full of opportunities. However, it is sometimes difficult to know which is the best route for you.
The simplest way to answer these questions is to see a specialist careers advisor. A career analyst can help you answer these questions using psychometric tests. With the results of these tests, they can guide you to the ideal career path for YOU. NOW.