Do you feel that it might be getting time to explore new career options? Or do you know someone for whom this counts? Then continue reading!
If your current job doesn’t fit you anymore and you are considering a major career step, a thorough self-analysis (and maybe a bit of soul-searching) can reveal what type of job will make you happy. It will help you to get a better view of your work and life goals, the type of work you love to do and excel in, the organisational culture that connects with your values and the environment you will flourish in.
In fact, this type of self-examination is also worth doing when you are happy with your work, so that you can adjust in time to stay that way. But how do you start such a reflective self-analysis?
Questions to ask yourself
Below I share ten important questions to guide you in your self-reflection. Without further ado, in a short but sweet list (let me know if I should provide a printable pdf on my website):
1. How was I as a kid, how did I grow up?
2. What do I stand for in life today?
3. Do I really aspire a new job, or do I run away from problems that I will face in another environment as well?
4. What are my strong assets (strengths, skills, talents)? When do they flourish?
5. What gives me energy?
6. Which fields or skills do I want to develop further?
7. What is my dream job (astronaut, musician, …) and what does this say about me?
8. What I don’t want anymore?
9. Which aspects should I take into account as well (from commuting to finance and cancellation period)?
10. What or who holds me back?
Which questions where eye openers for you when considering a major career step? Which ones should I add? Let me know!
Do you want to read more?
Do you have questions about your personal development or career and do you want to learn more about how I can help you with that? Or do you experience burnout or other stress symptoms? Please contact me to plan an introductory meeting. This 30 minute meeting is without obligations and free of charge. It will give you an impression how we could work on your questions or goals. After this meeting you can decide if you will start coaching sessions with me or not.
On my English page you can read more about career and burnout coaching and my way of working.
I’m looking forward to meeting you!
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