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6 Things You Need to Make a Fresh Start in Your Career

How do you feel about your job?

To most people, this might be a somewhat loaded question. Jobs are complicated things. We like having them, or we like having the money we get from your employer on payday. But we might not always like the job itself very much. Or we might like the job, but not the people we're working with.

Now imagine if you could have a fresh start.

A new beginning when it comes to your job can be a lifesaver. Imagine if you were excited about going to work every day! Let’s look at what you’ll need to make this a reality:

Start with an Honest Assessment

Does your unhappiness stem from the job or a specific situation? If you still love the job itself but are having problems with a co-worker, your approach will be different from when you feel burned out on the work and want to change careers entirely.

Consider Your Skills

It’s time to think the way management does when they do your annual review: they tend to start with a SWOT analysis. SWOT stands for:

· Strengths

· Weaknesses

· Opportunities

· Threats

This kind of review lets you know what you have to offer and where you need some work. Explore your value worth attributes. Know your value worth or rather the value you add. What aspects of the job do you enjoy doing? If you can figure out your passion and abilities, then combine those into your daily work, you have a winner professionally and a direction for your fresh start. If not in your current job, then begin to search for a job where you are able to operate in your passion or interest. This leads to a more fulfilling work experience!

Fill in the Gaps

If you’re looking to make a proper Fresh Start, you’re going to want to go in with the skill set needed for where you want to be. Were there areas where you need some further education or training? What can you do to obtain this?

Initiate Discussions

Next, talk to your mentor for advice on where you should go next. If you don't have mentors, consider talking to others in the position you desire to get their take on the skills you're going to need to get where they are now. With any luck, they’ll also give you some solid advice on how to get there.

Consider All the Options

Don’t get so locked into one idea that you fail to see other options. Take a step back to consider all the angles. Are there other jobs that are similar or involve similar skills? What other areas interest you? What are the opportunities you might be missing?

Hone the Right Attitude

No matter what, as you start on this journey, keep positive. Attitude is everything, especially when you're working on getting ahead.

Let’s talk about how to get you on track to a more fulfilling work experience!

-Coach Jo

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