Are you ready to make a career pivot?
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
How often do you meet workplace friends or acquaintances for coffee/ lunch?
On rare occasions when someone invites me
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.
Periodically when the thought crosses my mind
Which of these options best describes how you think of your job?
I’m just lucky to have a job
I’m doing what I’m made to do and wouldn’t dream of changing anything
I love the work I’m doing but am always open to new possibilities
I really dislike my job
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
Do you have a mentor?
I have a couple of people whose advice I seek out from time to time
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
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
How long have you been at your current job?
Less than one year
Do you wake up looking forward to work?
I find personal self-worth and value in myself through the work I do
What is your highest education level?
At the end of the day, do you generally feel satisfied by the work you got done?
I am passionate about my role and job in my company — what I do each day
Have you taken any personality assessments like Myers-Briggs, StrengthsFinder, Career Direct, etc.?
Have you expressed interest in a career pivot to your spouse or the person closest to you?
Do you have at least $1,000 set aside for emergencies?
Are the people who you have the most significant relationships with supportive of you making a change?
What age range are you in?
How do you generally think of failure?
Failure is part of life. If I learn something from it, it is no longer a failure.
It happens sometimes—get up and move on.
Failure has a lasting impact on me.
It’s to be avoided at all costs.
At the moment this statement best describes me.
Waiting for the right time
Wanting to have more savings before I pivot
Looking for the right opportunity
Unsure of the right direction
Scared or fearful of the future
I’m ready . . . let’s do this!
I am passionate about my company and our mission
People’s thoughts and opinions of me are of great importance to me
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