Ann Hiatt, author of ‘Bet On Yourself’, notes that “reminding ourselves of what we value most in our lives and careers can illuminate empowering opportunities that would otherwise go unnoticed. We can actually engineer our own luck simply by knowing what we’re looking for and seeking it out. This doesn’t need to take much time, but it does need to be purposeful. Value realignment rarely happens passively.”
She offers three P’s to consider when you’re making a complete career change or seeking to refocus your current role on what feels most meaningful to you.
Companies looking to overcome the talent crunch should, for some roles, consider widening their funnel of candidates by seeking people who possess the capabilities most predictive of success in the role. New hires can learn the rest on the job through training (both formal and informal).
“Objectively testing for capabilities and skills rather than relying on past experience and credentials, opens up more opportunities for underrepresented candidates and widens the company’s talent funnel” – Frick, George & Coffman
According to Teresa Amabile, professor at Havard Business School, “one of the most powerful indicators of employees’ mood and satisfaction is the feeling that they’re making progress toward a meaningful goal. No one enjoys feeling like they’re stalled or ‘moving backwards’ professionally.”
“A year into the Covid-19 pandemic, many professionals have found themselves turning down coveted promotions in order to maintain flexible hours, accepting positions in fields they actually want to leave, or saying yes to jobs they’re overqualified for or unexcited about because they simply need the money”, says Dorie Clark, HBR author.
In this HBR article you’ll read about 4 strategies which will help you to “stay focused on your long-term career trajectory, so you can rebound quickly and get back on a path that feels right for you.”