"I'm miserable at work and have grown to hate my job. I want to do something completely different. I need HELP!" wrote Beth a 54-year-old lawyer. She was in need of career counseling to find a new direction. When I asked her, "What do you want to do for the rest of your life?"
At some point in your career, you'll likely be asked: What are some of your greatest workplace strengths? Maybe your boss will pose the question in your next performance evaluation; perhaps a hiring manager will ask in a future job interview. Whenever it happens, you'll want to be able to identify them.
These folks are visionaries who get energy and solve problems by asking and answering the question, ‘where do we intend to go and why?’ It is common to find these strengths with strategists, marketers, and CEOs.
Hey readers! Quick note before we jump in: This is a post about something I've been wanting to write about forever: careers. Society tells us a lot of things about what we should want in a career and what the possibilities are-which is weird because I'm pretty sure society knows very little about any of this.
Careers used to be kind of like a 40-year tunnel. You picked your tunnel, and once you were in, that was that. You worked in that profession for 40 years or so before the tunnel spit you out on the other side into your retirement.
Today’s career landscape isn’t a lineup of tunnels, it’s a massive, impossibly complex, rapidly changing science laboratory.