Change will never be right unless it aligns with what you want to get out of life.
Do you know where you want to go? There's no point just moving at speed without knowing where you want to go. When you articulate your desired direction, you give yourself a clear purpose in your career.
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Once you have narrowed down your options for a new career,, consider these questions: Which one would you bet on for being the better choice one year later? How much are you willing to bet on it?
Doing this exercise will not guarantee that any choice will be the right one.
Career changes are some of the biggest shifts we will make. They often involve some retraining and will impact your personal life.
When you manage the situation through the lens of a few mental models, you can clarify which direction to go and find a path to get there.
Once you know what direction you want, planning for change is vital.
Two models are useful to help us identify what we need to plan.
Once you know where you want to be, work backwards to where you are now. Carefully consider all the steps in-between in reverse order.
Once you identify your requirements, you can use that list to evaluate opportunities.
To find out what your dream job will be like, try to get an accurate picture of what the day-to-day is like. No job is 100% fulfilling all of the time.
Talk to people doing the job you want. Talk to people in the organization. Talk to the ones that enjoy it and to the one...
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