What Next For You?What are your goals - personally or professionally? Are you clear about what you want to achieve with your life or in your job? What is next for you?Where are you now? Where do you want to be? How are you going to get there?Do you want to change? Do you really want to change? How much do you want to change?Whatever your current situation, it is always a good idea to "take stock" of where you are and review where you are going.This is true if you are in a job, in between jobs or just starting out on your career. As an individual, it is easy to drift and bounce along, waiting for something to come along. We are often trapped in what has been called a "velvet rut" that is so comfortable that the thought of changing our situation just sounds like too much effort. Now if you are in a role or job that you really enjoy and it allows you to be doing what you do best for most of the time, enabling you to fulfill your potential and achieve things that are important to you - then you can be reasonablly content, but not complacent. However, for most of us (some surveys say 70%) we are not happy with our job, we would change what we do if we could and we are simply putting up with a less than satisfactory situation. This web-site is for people like you. People who realise that they want to do something about it but are not sure where or how to start. Please use the self-check audit as a way to see what you may need to be focusing on. You don't have to change your job, it may just be that you start to take a more proactive attitude to your work and personal development, so that you can begin to see yourself moving in some direction, that is "progress" for you.
Self CheckAm I in control of my agenda?Which of these are true for you?I have set my own short and longer term career goals - I have a clear idea of where I want to be in the futureI believe that I am ultimately in control of my career and that I can be proactive and make it happenI focus on building my future ‘employability’ and not just my current skillsI am consciously aware of my personal values and life choices that impact on my career decisionsI am working to my own personal agenda and not following other people’s agendasI know what it is that ‘I do best’I take responsibility for my own training and personal developmentI know what my main strengths and talents areI have a personal career plan which I review regularlyI know what ‘career progression’ means for meI try to find out what others think of my potentialI take responsibility for my own career development activityI know the kinds of ways in which I learn bestI look for opportunities to discuss my career goals at work or with others who I trustI have a clear focus on what ‘success’ means for me and what it will look like and feel likeI actively look for ways to match my career goals with opportunities that I encounterI get as much feedback on myself as I can - from my work mates, my boss and my friendsI update my CV regularlyI have someone (who I may describe as a mentor) who I can talk to about my career, direction in life and learning.I know what really motivates me and ‘gets me out of bed in the morning’If you would like to take some time out to take stock of where you are and focus on where you are going, so that you can take control and manage your career then why not come to a career development workshop: What next for you?What next for you? Career Development Workshops