Friday, 11 November 2016

Are you in your 'Best Self' Career?

If you are struggling with your work and wondering 'what if?' I was doing something that was my ideal job, then this post is for you.

Many of us started and some continue in a career/job/profession that we fell into or indeed planned but are now uncomfortable with it. My own career started in something that my parents advised me would be secure and provide a good salary.

All of the research suggests that, almost obviously, those happiest in their work are matched to it with respect to their personality, their beliefs and values and the skills that they are happiest applying. In so doing this could be your 'Best Self' Career.

I suggest that you start by asking yourself the following questions, which are a part of the career diagnostics process that we use at West of England Coaching and Counselling:

- What is your work personality?
- What do you need from your work to feel valued, appreciated, rewarded?
- What do you want at work?
- What would be your ideal work environment? Think in terms of where you are working.
- Who would be your ideal work colleagues and/or clients?
- When would you like to work?
- How would you like to work, for example, with lots of structure or more fluidly, developing new work solutions every week?
- Why are you working?
- What skills are you enjoying using on a daily basis?

The answers to these questions provide a good starting point. If you would like further guidance we would take your answers and add personality diagnostics with psychometric testing to help to complete the picture of what you are looking for.

As always we wish you well on your career journey.

To get in touch for help and support on your career journey please e mail or call us on 01761 237400.