It may be beneficial to take time every few years to reflect on your career development. This can help to ensure that you are completely happy with your situation.
After all, people change and even if you are successful in your current position, it could be time for something different. Perhaps your job is feeling stale, for example, or you’re finding that you get bored of your daily tasks. Or maybe you have new priorities in life that you need to think about – such as a growing family.
Indeed, you might even want take on a new career that’s more fulfilling, reflects your changing life values or simply to try something different.
Whatever your circumstances, the career guidance counsellors at Career Analysts can help you to keep your work life on the desired path.
Are you getting the most from your career?
Here at Career Analysts, we have designed a professional development programme specifically for adults who have been working in their profession for ten years or more.
This course includes a career test and career advice with a fully qualified career counsellor. It has been tailored to help you reflect on your situation and make mature decisions about where your professional life is headed – and where you want it to go in the future.
Some questions that we will help you to answer about your career choices include:
- Am I happy and successful, and is this recognised? – Job satisfaction is important, especially since so much of your time is spent in the office.
- Am I getting personal fulfilment from my career choice? – It’s not unusual to get bored or burnt-out from doing the same job every day.
- Am I getting new opportunities? - This can be a good way to keep your job fresh and rewarding.
- Am I doing the right kind of work at the right level? - If you’re feeling apathetic about your career choice, you might need a role with more responsibilities or challenges.
- Am I progressing as I think I should – if not, how can I accelerate this? – It can sometimes be difficult to see that your professional growth has slowed or completely stopped.
- Am I working in an organisation that’s the right size for me? – Depending on your career choice and your personal preferences, you may want to consider a move to a larger company or a smaller one.
- Do I have the quality of life I really want? – This could be in relation to your salary, working hours, commute or stress level.
- Am I making the most of my talents, abilities, experience and qualifications? – If not, there might be a career option where your skills could be better utilised.
- Should I re-train or update my qualifications? – Ensuring that your skills and knowledge are up-to-date can be a great professional development strategy. It can also boost your interest and motivation.
- How do I find new challenges and opportunities? – This will depend on your career choices, but options could include networking, seeking more responsibility in your current role or actively searching for a new position.
For those who are ready to try something completely new, the career development consultants at Career Analysts can also help you to examine options such as starting your own business and finding ways to integrate your personal interests, values and hobbies into your working life.
Take your work life to the next level with Career Analysts
To find out more about our career planning service, contact us on 020 7935 5452. Alternatively, you can book a place on our Career Development programme to get advice and assistance from one of our counsellors.
We will start by creating a comprehensive profile of you. First, you will be asked to complete a number of questionnaires. This will be followed by a face-to-face consultation with an experienced and fully-qualified occupational psychologist, as well as aptitude assessment and a career test.
Once we have gained a thorough understanding of your personality, interests, values and aptitudes as well as your practical circumstances, we will be able to give you reliable and well-informed career development advice that will help you to achieve your goals.