If you answered ‘yes’ to the last question, it might be time to give your career a health check. We all know the benefits of having regular medical check-ups but, just like your body, your career needs a regular review to make sure you’re on track to meet your goals.
The average time Aussies spend in a job is about 3 years and 4 months (as at June 2014)i so if you’ve been in your job for more than three years, now might be a good time to give your career a quick health check.
But before you hit the search button on your favourite recruitment site, take time to work out what you really want to do – then you’ll have more chance of finding, or working towards, the job that will make you happy.
It’s one of the hardest questions to answer. Can you achieve your career goals where you are or do you need to look for a fresh start somewhere else?
If you’ve built up a solid reputation at your current employer, consider applying for a different role at the same company to give you a new challenge.
Perhaps you want more life/work balance? If so, you could consider working part-time, as a consultant or doing freelance jobs.
But if you still feel as though you’re just going through the motions, it could be time to get on the front foot and take action.
A career health check could help to keep you on track, reignite your spark and help you get (and keep) the job you’ve always wanted.
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