What a beautiful weekend we had in and around Boston! But regardless of the weather, when Sunday night rolls around, unless you’re on vacation, you start to think about back to work on Monday morning.Pause for a second and notice what you felt when you read the part about “back to work.” If it brought up anything unpleasant or uncomfortable, according to the results from the job search survey I just took, you are not alone.
Here’s some of what the survey revealed.
~ Not everyone is unhappy with their current work situation. But everyone is unhappy with at least some aspect of it: compensation, level of challenge, opportunity for growth, etc.
~ About half of the working world is actively involved in a job search on some level.
~ And – get this – 96% of everyone who responded (searchers and non-searchers alike) said they don’t have a career plan.
No written goals! That’s like sailing without a rudder; a pleasant trip until rough waters hit and you have no control over your destination and may even wind up sunk!
Here’s a coaching challenge: If you’re one of those people who is sailing through your career without a rudder, click here and send me a private message or leave a comment if you don’t mind going public, and let tell me the single biggest thing or reason or obstacle that keeps you from having a written career plan.
It won’t cost you a cent, it will only take about 3 minutes and it may just cause a great big “Ah-ha” moment that could move you closer getting a rudder in your career water.