Getting to know what you want to do, or really clarifying what it is you don’t want to do as your next job is an important step in making the move in the right direction.
If you’ve been a casualty of an organisational restructure or a covid shutdown and you are feeling less than your old confident self, take a minute to reconnect with your career and work values and your personal strengths to lift you back up. From that energised place, think through what it was that inspired you about your work journey, what you were heading for, and your dream job.
Then make some links to potential jobs on the way back to realising your happy place and potential.
You can start small again. Don’t think about anyone else’s opinion of the job you focus on. It’s time to focus on yourself and what you need to do to be employed, be self-assured and be self-satisfied.
Stay awhile or continue searching. Even when you get that new job, give it your all, but keep that end destination in mind. Don’t be limited by fear, money, someone else’s values. Don’t think it’s all too hard.
I know it can be easy to think that there are so many out of work that you will be passed over again. Your optimistic mindset is your best asset in this situation. Break out of your comfort zone.
And if you are staying in a job that totally lacks motivation for you, this message is for you too:
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So, throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover”.
– Mark Twain
Remember that you don’t have to do this search on your own, and if you’re stuck on what it is you want to do next, reach out.