Mind the career gap!

This week’s blog focuses on the aspects of career development. In my previous post –  New Year – all change? – I talked about how the New Year can be a funny old time, with some of us feeling under pressure, unsettled. I talked about how you can turn those feelings to your advantage.

The same goes for careers – we can often feel the same way – wanting to take the next step up the career or management ladder, yet not really being sure about what we want.

Career Analysis

A good place to start is by looking at where you are now in your career or role. Reflect on your current situation and where you want to get to. Take a snapshot of what skills and attributes you have now, and for your ideal role, what you need to have.

By following this link, you will find a handy chart to get you started on reviewing your starting point.

The tool won’t take long and it covers key themes such as:

  • How you perceive yourself and how others perceive you in the workplace.
  • What skills and capabilities you may need to work on.
  • What are my career goals?
  • What skills and strengths do I have now?

Just write down whatever comes to mind, you can even ask colleagues or peers to help you out.

If you want to discuss what you find once you have completed the free BizNav™ Career Analysis tool – then get in touch with me to book a free consultation to discuss the next steps for you, current challenges that you need to bust through, and work towards your own  ‘Personal Navigation Plan’.