Are you ready to make a career pivot?
How often do you meet workplace friends or acquaintances for coffee/ lunch?
Often. This is hard-wired into my weekly schedule to develop relationships in my local area with a wide variety of leaders in different industries.
On rare occasions when someone invites me
Periodically when the thought crosses my mind
Have you gone to any conferences/trade shows or other gatherings in your industry?
Often. I plan out my year knowing the key events I need to attend to network in my industry and I look for educational events outside my industry to gain knowledge and marketability.
On rare occasions when it is expected of me due to my job
From time to time I hear of an event and will attend
At the moment this statement best describes me.
Looking for the right opportunity
Wanting to have more savings before I pivot
I’m ready . . . let’s do this!
Unsure of the right direction
Waiting for the right time
Scared or fearful of the future
Have you expressed interest in a career pivot to your spouse or the person closest to you?
Do you have a strong support network of family, friends, and community that will be with you during this transition?
How long could your savings support you if you lost all income?
It wouldn’t—I live paycheck to paycheck
9 or more months
Have you taken any personality assessments like Myers-Briggs, StrengthsFinder, Career Direct, etc.?
At the end of the day, do you generally feel satisfied by the work you got done?
Do you have a mentor?
I have multiple mentors for different areas of my life who share experiences, insight, and guidance.
I have a dedicated mentor with a professional relationship
I have a couple of people whose advice I seek out from time to time
What age range are you in?
I am passionate about my company and our mission
Do you have at least $1,000 set aside for emergencies?
How long have you been at your current job?
Less than one year
What is your highest education level?
Which of these options best describes how you think of your job?
I’m just lucky to have a job
I love the work I’m doing but am always open to new possibilities
I really dislike my job
I’m doing what I’m made to do and wouldn’t dream of changing anything
I’m grateful for the job I have, but I wish it was in a field or setting that fit me better
What’s more important?
Passion for what you are doing
Having success at whatever you are doing
I find personal self-worth and value in myself through the work I do
Do you wake up looking forward to work?
Do you have a fully updated LinkedIn profile?
People’s thoughts and opinions of me are of great importance to me
How do you generally think of failure?
Failure has a lasting impact on me.
It happens sometimes—get up and move on.
Failure is part of life. If I learn something from it, it is no longer a failure.
It’s to be avoided at all costs.
Are the people who you have the most significant relationships with supportive of you making a change?
I am passionate about my role and job in my company — what I do each day
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