Career Clarity Questions

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It’s the beginning of a new year – one of the best times to create fresh plans.

I’m excited about that – are you?

Working with my career coaching client always feels exciting.

Something about shedding the old, outdated ways and thinking. It's a bit like a snake shedding its skin to allow for more growth.

But even if you’re not working with a coach you can still set the wheels in motion for change and growth.

Have you ever tried coaching yourself?

Here’s a suggestion:

If you're not done so already set aside time for career clarity.

Book out 30 minutes in your diary (if you can spare an hour - even better!)

On the day you’ve planned create a space at home where you can relax undisturbed – if that’s not going to happen take yourself off to a local café.

A notepad and pen are all you’ll need (trust me old fashioned free writing is the key).

Then work through these questions at a leisurely pace:

  • What are you hoping to achieve this year through your work/career?

  • Looking back over the previous year – what were your personal highlights?

  • What feedback and praise do you consistently get from others?

  • If you could change anything about your life what would you change?

  • What’s stopping you?

  • What are your career goals for the next 1-3 years?

  • What are you doing towards them?

Finally, here’s your homework from me:

What small step can you make over the next month? Next three months?

Rinse and repeat this process as often as needed but especially at the start of a new year, springtime and ready for back to school (September).