Embarking on an Exploration

How do you feel about the work you are doing and where you are working? Are you bored and doing just an OK job? Are you looking for a new job? If so, view this moment as an opportunity. Be curious, even optimistic. You are embarking on an exploration. This is your chance to find a place where you will feel good about where you are working and do well.

You are not alone. Many people have been in your situation. They have felt disappointed, scared, ambitious, motivated, and hopeful. Many have come out in more appropriate and fulfilling situations. You can too.

I have spent many years as an executive search professional and career coach working with people making career changes, including high-level executives, EMBA’s, and former drug dealers, just out of prison, seeking employment in a legitimate organization. I have learned that the process is similar for people at all levels in the workplace.

To find and secure the right job, especially one involving a career change, you must devote a lot of thought and effort to it. First you will need to get a good sense of who you are, especially your values and capabilities, and then work hard in a thoughtful way to get a job where you feel good about where you are and what you are doing.

This is the first of many posts on the Career Change Guide blog that I will post weekly to help you find work where you will feel good about where you are and what you are doing. The blogs will mostly be excerpts from my book, Career Change Guide. You can preview the book on its website and if you like, buy the book for yourself or someone you know on Amazon.com.

Good luck,
Mike Schoettle