2. Setting out a path
Now, it’s time to figure out where you’re headed next.
If you decide to stay put in your job, would you like to upskill or gain experience on new projects? It may boost your chances of a promotion or simply give you a sense of progression.
If you’re in need of a bigger change, search for a new role and decide if you need a new environment, culture or job title.
What are your talents? If you adapt your strengths when making a career move, you’re more likely to succeed - both in terms of performance and happiness. (Research shows that people who make use of their strongest skills tend to have higher job satisfaction.)
In recent years, it has become more common for people to make dramatic career changes. However, they’re rarely straightforward and usually require a number of moves - or even a few steps backwards. In fact, the Harvard Business Review says these transitions often take three years to complete.
For this reason, you need to ask yourself what benefits this change will bring. Chasing a new career - or even a promotion - requires time and energy, so make sure you know why you’re doing it.