Before you job hop or start a new career, make sure you’re making the right decision and not just jumping the gun. If you experience any of these signs below, then you should look to transition into a new opportunity.
3) You’re Surrounded by Toxic People & A Crisis Based Company
There are many toxic and unhappy people (energy vampires) out there, and it can be hard to manage if you must work with them. It’s not healthy for your well-being to be surrounded by constant negativity and a toxic workplace environment, particularly if you are participating in it. When you find yourself immersed in this environment, we advise that you be a positive change agent and discuss openly the negativity of your work place. This may be with your boss, or if that does not work or is not heard, with Human Resources. As a last straw, it could even be your bosses’ boss.
It is not uncommon for companies to go through “bad patches” so leave space for that and try to be part of the solution. If your feedback is not welcome, it may be time to evaluate what it is you do want and how to get it. Again, a transition plan is important and greater awareness of what you would do differently to determine how to evaluate the culture of the next potential company.
4) You Are About to Choose an Educational Path or Have Just Graduated, But Have No Where To Go From Here
Yes, it is tough to narrow your focus and pick a specific direction in your educational pursuits or within an industry. We can often drown in the options and be overwhelmed due to the importance of the decisions in front of us. Choosing an educational or career path within your chosen industry can have a great deal of significance in your happiness.
Should you be self-employed or working for a company? Should you work in an office or in various locations? Should you choose a startup company or work with an established company?
In Global Alignment Coaching’s work, I always recommend that you consider how to answer these questions by looking at personality tests, which reveal what is or is not ideal for your personality type. Also, I always recommend that your career supports the lifestyle you want. If you want to travel, find a way to ensure your career supports you in doing that. If you want flexible hours, find a career that will help you do that. If your values are important to you, be sure to find a career and company that will support that. Each aspect of your life and personally should be as much in alignment as possible. What we find is when they are not, that is where we FEEL the grit of dissatisfaction that erodes our desire to wake up and show up and love it!
Again, life is too short to not love your work. And the good news is that it is YOUR future and you can shape it, if you make it a priority. And should you find that having support through that career change, career improvement or even career choice, we offer career coaching that requires you to evaluate where you are, where you want to be and then design a well-informed plan that supports you to get there.
Redeem your 20-minute consultation so that you can determine which path suits you best. Contact us for more information.