Are you in a career crisis―thinking about changing jobs? Are “must I stay or must I go” the lyrics for your current earworm? Or does it feel like the choice was once or in a while will be made for you? Maybe the life of a barista sounds incredibly appealing. Or maybe you were given the big promotion, but it just wasn’t as magical as you thought it was once going to be. There are a large number of types of career crises…are you in one? If you think you are, then you are – it’s that simple.
Your first instinct might be to jump into action to fix it. STOP! You wish to have a strategy! Don’t update your LinkedIn profile, or email your resume’ to headhunters, or start calling your network. Wait on all that before you create a big mess of frantic activity. The very first thing You wish to have to do is read Oh Snap! My Career is in Crisis.
Your career is very important. It’s approximately half of your waking life. Your identity is tightly wrapped up in what you do. The next step must not be in reaction to how you were given into your current career crisis. The next step must be a strategic move, designed to get you where you need to be in the short, medium, and long term.
Oh Snap! My Career is in Crisis is a bit like a dry martini: 4 parts pure, distilled Maggie Huffman, 1 part Art of Work by Jeff Goins, with a splash of What Color Is Your Parachute by Richard N. Bolles. Most importantly, it’s shaken, not stirred.
Let Maggie Huffman guide you through your career crisis in the third book of her Unlock Your Potential Series.