Any good counselor will try to open your mind to new possibilities by encouraging you to discuss any half-baked or fleeting ideas you’ve had about other careers. Put yourself through the same exercise by asking these questions:
• What are some of the personal and professional highlights of my life?
• What made these experiences so special? How can I repeat them?
• To what extent has my job differed from what I expected?
• Do people keep suggesting that I try a particular career, grow in a certain area or master a new discipline?
• In an ideal world, what would I like to do over the next year?
Try to tape-record your answers or have a friend discuss them with you. By exploring these issues, you may begin to gain momentum for a career change or at least develop a clearer strategy for getting ahead.
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