It is not only the chaotic economic climate generated by a global pandemic, that can force people to question their employment situation.
It has been common since time immemorial for people to become disheartened, or disillusioned, with their job and seek change.
Outgrowing your position, hating the environment or the ethos or simply craving something new, can all motivate the individual to jump ship from their current situation.
However, if the plethora of emotions of this situation are not tempered by calm and reason, the outcome can be disastrous.
There are some very simple key points that really must be addressed to avoid a chaotic job transition. For example, will you need further qualifications, can you draw on your current experience and contacts to help you pivot in a new direction, and will you need different domestic support, like childcare, to fulfil your ambition?
The simplest way to navigate any transition, is therefore to formulate a clear action plan.
Of course, establishing a goal and a timeline is at the forefront of this endeavour, after which establishing a clear tick-list of milestones you should cover is invaluable.
Are there people you should meet, research you should cover, loose ends you should tie up in your old job? Listing your aims and ambitions in this way, will either add momentum to your transition or highlight the pitfalls and allow you to sharply put on the brakes.
Freewheeling such an important decision, particularly at a time of Covid-19, can certainly bring change but it is no way to bring comfort or peace of mind. However, if you temper your current dissatisfaction with a cautious rebranding of your skills, a gradual snowball effect can bring the change you crave.
Assessment4Potential is there to guide you through the minefields and help you access your dreams.
Lynn Tulip is a Registered Career Development Professional with over 20 years of experience working with individuals, helping them prepare for their career transition and supporting them back into work. Her expertise includes 2021 job search strategies.
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