ALL OF THE DATA COLLECTED THROUGHOUT YOUR CAREER TRANSFERS.
We get sent A LOT of questions about how we get from having a job- that we either hate or one that no longer meets our career ambitions, to landing a job or getting on the “right” career path that will make us happier in our lives.
Today Gia Ganesh joins the conversation about researching careers. Gia a coach with us here at HTYC and like many people that listen to the HTYC podcast, she didn’t always have her career figured out.
If you take a look at Gia’s resume, it’s quite impressive. She boasts two Masters degrees and began her career in the corporate space of Technology Project Management and moved on to Management Consulting before finally realizing that she thrived in a place that let her help people develop their full potential in work and life.
Now, Gia is working full-time as a Career Strategist and coach who works with high-achievers to help them identify and lead fulfilling personal and professional lives.
Many high-achievers are always looking for ways to improve themselves. It’s with that notion of constant movement to get more, learn more, do more, that many people find themselves “bogged down by the bureaucracy and lack of innovation” that comes with the corporate territory.
One of our listeners, Stephanie, asks,
HOW DO I FIND A COMPANY THAT OFFERS OPPORTUNITY FOR GROWTH, ADVANCEMENT, AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT?
Step 1: Understand is what it is about the job situation that you are in that you don’t like. Is it the kind of work, the environment, culture, or boss?
Identify what it is you don’t like, so you don’t make decisions based on impulse. When you aren’t clear about what you don’t like it’s difficult to make a change because you try to make a change all over instead of in layers.
Step 2: Understand what you truly want to do. This is usually the most difficult question for many people to answer when researching careers.
But, this step is necessary because it is important to gather data points. Do more research about yourself, of what you want and what you don’t want.
Career coaches will tell you to go gather data points to get a better understanding about what you want and what you don’t want your job to look like.
Unfortunately, not many people actually do that. They don’t have all the right data points to make an informed decision. But, you need enough and good data points to begin to paint the picture of you next career.
Start there. Start collecting your data points and then you can work towards your big picture career and life goals.
ABOUT GIA GANESH
Gia Ganesh is part of the HTYC career coaching team and a member of Forbes Coaches Council, an invitation-only association of the top business and career coaches. Gia is passionate about helping people eliminate career burnout and make career choices that fulfill their life goals.
Gia, herself, finds satisfaction from seeing her clients break through their own self-limiting barriers to cross boundaries that they never imagined was possible.
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