Are You Read To Risk A Significant Career Move?
You many be considering leaving success in one job for the possibility of greater success in another one. Or perhaps you are thinking of starting your own business, switching careers, or moving to part time work. A lot is at stake and itís easy to get tangled up with pros and cons, leaving you unsure of what to do next. Some people hesitate until opportunities pass them by, or other people or circumstances force their hand.
Do you want to sort through possibilities and define your direction? Make sure you are asking the right questions.
Letís take another look at the title question: ďAre you ready to RISK a SIGNIFICANT career move?Ē Whether you focus on the word RISK, or on the word SIGNIFICANT, will make a crucial difference in both your approach and in the outcome.When making a career change decision, most people focus on the aspect of RISK.
With this approach it makes sense to do a risk assessment and ask questions such as:
Consider the answers youíve come up with. Use the perspective of whatís significant to you, to re-visit your skills, experiences, knowledge and abilities. Do you want to reconfigure them? Do you want to take them to a new level? If so, can you best do that by starting fresh in a new situation, or building within the framework of a known one?
If youíre still not sure whether you are ready to risk a significant career move, itís probably because you have a lot at stake. At this turning point in your career, consider utilizing a coach or another impartial person to help you skillfully sort things out so you can move ahead with confidence.