In the words of Chuck Palahniuk, “Find joy in everything you choose to do. Every job, relationship, home... it's your responsibility to love it, or change it.”
You know someone who job hops? Someone who is never happy in any one job? Is it you? Well, I am guilty of not necessarily job hoping, but guilty of not fully appreciating and enjoying the job that I am in because I am so focused on wondering what’s next!
I have told myself, that the job I am in must be one that is aligned with my passion, purpose and position in life. That my friend does not equate to chasing a title! I am guilty of putting so much pressure on myself to move to the next level, to break the glass ceiling, to succeed! Guess what I have discovered? If you have identified what your genius is, what your gifts are, and what your purpose in life is, you my friend have already won. You have made it to the next level, you have broken the preverbal glass ceiling and you have succeeded!
Find your passion and you have found your purpose. What are you passionate about? What is your purpose. Here are some tips to consider, when thinking about making a job change.
Self-Reflect – For Self-reflection will clarify where you are now and where you want to go.
Reflect on your career / job moves while at your current place of employment. Has each move been planned? Why did you make each move? What where the gains?
What are your likes and dislikes of your current role?
What do you enjoy? Where do your interest lie? What are your Hobbies & Passions?
What is most important to you?
What are you good at? What do you do well? What comes natural for you?
Would another role, department, etc. present a new opportunity for growth and learning? What new skills and abilities would you gain? What skills and qualifications are you seeking that you are not getting in your current role?
What’s your overall long-term career objective?
You ever change jobs and regret it? What was at the root cause for why you decided to make that job change?