Just over one in two Kiwis are considering a career change in the future, but 57% of us have also said that we don’t where to start. And it makes sense, the thought of changing careers is daunting.
However, at the risk of sounding cliché, the first step usually always is the hardest. Remember that you don’t have to take a giant leap to start off with, a good first step is to carve out some time to do some online research about the industry you’re interested in, or you might even want to consider working with a career coach or mentor.
For others, if know you want a change, but you really have no idea what you want to do, the best place to start is to do some self-reflection. Think about what interests you, what you’re passionate about and what you might want to achieve in your career.
Once you’re armed with some information (it doesn’t have to be a complete picture), you can start to develop short, medium and long terms goals for your career. It doesn’t matter what they are, it just matters that you have some bite-sized, realistic goals. Goals fuel your ambition, keep you motivated and inspire you to achieve things you may not have thought possible.
And because we’re in the business of helping people live more fulfilling and productive working lives, we have developed this career planner to help guide you through the process of setting some career goals.