| August 2023 |

What are the steps to identifying a new career path?

What are the steps to identifying a new career path | Empowered Decision

Exploring Career Paths: A guide to finding your Passion

WRITTEN BY: Laura Biggs

About 40% of our individual clients come to us seeking clarification on their career path. They have usually been in a particular career for ten to twenty years, have progressed to a leadership role but now find themselves lacking the drive to continue. It is usually down to a combination of boredom, a feeling they have done what they want to do in that career, or a lack of connection to the values of the organisation, industry, or role they are in.

The journey to discover what you really want to be doing career wise can be confusing and exhausting. There are so many questions to answer such as whether ‘will my skills will be transferable?’, ‘what options are actually available?’, ‘what would the money be like?’, ‘how will I adapt to ‘starting again?’ and so on.

The most difficult part is getting started. Most of our clients say they have been going around in circles for a year or two, thinking of options but not sure of how to make a decision or progress.

“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it.”
– Steve Jobs

‘Will my skills be transferable?’

The complexity of factors and the importance of making a considered – or ‘empowered decision’ – means its critical to go through a through process.

We support the identification of career paths by:

  1. Self-reflection: Unveiling your strengths, values, interests, and relevant importance of factors to consider
  2. Researching Industries and Professions and Mapping the Possibilities
  3. Identifying and connecting with Success Stories from people with similar career paths
  4. Exploration of Possibilities with Realities
  5. Overcoming obstacles
  6. Developing an Action Plan of how to get there (job applications, study, introductions)

Embarking on a journey to explore career paths and find your passion is an investment in yourself and your future. If you’re considering a career change and want to get started comment below or email us at connect@edecision.com.au for a complimentary copy of our Career Interests and Values Workbook.