4 Steps to career change success: #2 Explore

4 Steps to career change success: #2 Explore

In the 3rd of our series about how Newleaf supports our clients through career transition, we share the importance of taking time to establish real clarity on the next career move. Explore and clarify your next career move I had a wise grandmother who had lived through 2 world wars, was a career woman and knew how to enjoy herself.  I have many fond memories of her and one piece of advice always sticks in my mind, “Make sure you have no regrets by the time you get to my age” (then in her 80’s). This is at the front of my mind when supporting clients to identify their next career move.  Many of our clients are facing the prospect of a career change prompted by redundancy.  Whilst this is not always welcomed, for the vast majority of our clients this turns into a positive opportunity.  Very often, for the first time in their lives they are being asked, “So what do you REALLY want to do?”  We provide some tools and techniques to stimulate and process their thinking, coupled with high quality attention.  We encourage them to explore their thoughts about what they may, could, perhaps dream of doing. Some people feel that indulging in this kind of thought process is a luxury they don’t have time for when concerned about how they will pay the mortgage in a few months.  My advice, you can’t not afford the time.  A few years ago I had an initial meeting with a client.  They was clearly anxious about how they would support their family and before meeting had diligently been applying...

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