Jan, 2020

How to Find Out if Your Career’s On Track

How to Find Out if Your Careers On TrackEver tried to reflect about the career decisions you’ve made, wondering whether or not you’ve made the right decisions? Or second-guess the choices you’ve made and steps taken towards achieving your career goals? That’s the thing. Careers are unpredictable and it’s not always easy to see whether or not you’re on the right track. If you find yourself caught in the same dilemma, don’t worry. Here are some questions that will help you make sure that your career is where you want it to be.

 

Am I learning new things?
Learning is a continuous and endless process. Whether it’s about work or your personal life, there should always be something new to learn each day. However, if you’re no longer learning and growing in your career, then something’s not right. You may be going backward instead of forward.

Take time to reflect if your current job is teaching you something and helping you grow in the process. Do you come to work everyday and tackle your tasks just because that’s what you are told to do? Or do you see opportunities to learn new things and develop yourself as well?

Am I still excited about going to work?
How you generally feel towards your current work says a lot. Do you feel motivated and excited to go to work most days? Or do you usually just drag yourself out of bed in the morning while rationalizing how you need a job because you have bills to pay? Passion. It’s what will fuel your desire to continue working even if things aren’t great at the office. It’s what will keep you going and it will be the source of your creativity and productivity.

However, if you don’t feel like you’re still excited about work and you’re losing motivation (if there is still anything left of it), it may be about time to consider another career that will make you more productive and happier. If leaving your company isn’t something you’re fully decided to do, you may also want to try discussing the situation with your boss so you can arrive at a solution or perhaps create a new role that will give you a better direction.

Am I still challenging myself with a new set of goals?
Being able to challenge yourself with goals is important in your professional life. It isn’t enough that you come to work everyday going with the flow, without clear goals or direction. You must constantly be challenged so that you have for yourself a set of expectations in terms of results or outcome. Make sure your goals are realistic and attainable and don’t create them according to what you see with the people around you.

It isn’t always easy to determine whether or not you’re on the right track in terms of your professional life. But no matter where you are, it’s always best to take time to step back, evaluate yourself to redirect your focus and keep your career on track.

 

 

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Alan Carniol

Alan is the creator of Interview Success Formula, a training program that has helped more than 80,000 job seekers to ace their interviews and land the jobs they deserve. Interviewers love asking curveball questions to weed out job seekers. But the truth is, most of these questions are asking about a few key areas. Learn more about how to outsmart tough interviewers by watching this video.