Why Is It Career Self-Assessment/Self-Exploration So Important to Career Reinvention?
Many of my clients who are considering a career transition or reinvention have never taken the time to evaluate their skills, values, interests, and other parameters that are important to them in their life and work.
They often have gone directly from college into the working world, taking on role after role, and never really assessing what makes them happy.
It is only when they find themselves miserable, frustrated, and unhappy that they begin to question everything.
It is at this moment that career self-exploration is so important —
To change careers or transition to a new field, you must go back to the basics — knowing who you are and mapping out a strategy for a transition that fits who you are.
Self-exploration is a period in your life when you step back from your busy, day-to-day activities and look inside to take stock of knowing who you are (a sense of identity) and what is important to you.
Self-assessment is usually one of the first and most important steps (in career reinvention.
It is a process by which you gather information about yourself (skills, strengths, interests, personal brand, and communication style) in order to make better career decisions, and help you decide how to transition into a new field.
To help you get started in this journey, download our free Career Change Exploration Worksheet