This is not really a step, it is a leap. In fact, you feel like you have fallen off a cliff and have not yet found a way to land yet.
It all started when your boss admitted that he may have misrepresented what you job was about. Although you thought you were leaving your previous job for an engineering position at a pretty large school district, the reality of the job hire was that you spend most of the time on the job cleaning. Custodial Engineer may be the fancy title that the district has named the position, but the cleaning tasks require far more of your time than any kind of engineering skill. The day that your boss finally admitted that he had oversold the position he was hiring you for was the day that you made the decision to make yet another career move. In 24 years you have only had three jobs, but this job was going to be short term. You had to get back to a position that was making use of your six years of college education.
Career Changes Can be Difficult to Initiate
Life can be complicated.
Today’s technological advancements and the access to information from around the world are great advantages, but they also bring complications. And when you hear people say that a fairly large percentage of the jobs that will be in need of personnel in the next 15 to 20 years are jobs that do not even exist today, the thought of making a career choice can be frightening. For these reasons, many people find that meeting with a personal life coach can provide direction. In fact, the role of personal life coach has expanded into a variety of services including spiritual life coaching, relationship coaching, and wellness coaching.
Individuals who are in the middle of making a decision to leave a job are often the people who need the most help and the most advice. And while it may be fairly easy to list your education, skills, and past work experience on a resume, understanding all of the options that are available to you can be far more challenging.
Personal Life Coaches Help Their Clients Coordinate a Variety of Life Tasks
Sometimes sorting out life choices is easier if you have a knowledgeable guide. A guide who can help you take inventory of your strengths and weaknesses and make career choices that match those findings. In a time when many individuals find themselves connected to their technology 24 hours a day and seven days a week, disconnecting can be difficult. A personal coach can help you with help you step back, not only from technology, but also from the frenzy of life. And in taking that step back, a life coach can help you explore the reasons that you have been happy in some of your job choices, but dissatisfied in others.
For instance, are you a person who likes to work independently, or are you someone that can thrives in group work settings? Are you the kind of person who finds comfort in working on similar tasks day after day, or are you the kind of person who needs to have a greater variety in your work tasks?
Sometimes all Career Dissatisfaction Can be Traced Back to Your Unhappiness
Unfortunately, only 33% of Americans indicate that they are very happy. The fact that this statistic has remained consistent with happiness levels from 2011. The number is, however, a slight drop from the 35% of people who reported being very happy in the years 2008 and 2009. Some life coaches indicate that the the biggest secret to finding a better career, a better marriage, and a healthier life, is actually finding a way to be happy.
Although many tasks and assignments are more complicated, some personal life coaches start with goal of disconnecting from technology and instead reconnecting with yourself. For instance, many clients find that writing in a gratitude journal improves sleep. This information from a 2011 study published in Applied Psychology: Health and Well-Being indicated that even spending 15 minutes jotting down a few grateful sentiments before bed can lead to a longer and more restful sleep.
Are you ready to ask for help?