Ok, so you’re sitting down with your manager in your annual performance review and they ask you what your career goals are. You honestly don’t really know. It would make sense to be a team leader or manager but you’re not really sure if you like managing people but you think that’s what they want you to say and you want to make more money – so you just write that down.
Then you write down a few training courses that sound ‘ok’ but boring and then you either do training that makes you go to sleep, or the whole thing gets filed in your drawer until next year.
What generally triggers your career moves are being tapped on the shoulder by a recruiter offering you money for something you didn’t even plan for, or when you are so utterly unhappy in your current role that you would take anything to get out of the pain of being there.
The problem is this is NOT career design. It’s all 100% totally reactive. There are no considered decisions or actions based on who you are, what you love, what you are good at or what you value.
The true sign of Career Design is a long-term personal vision for your career. An idea about a destination point that you are so totally inspired by (and at the same time scared of) that it excites the pants off you.
Then, the map toward that vision needs to be both holistically balanced, and in alignment with your personality, your values, and your strengths.
All your goals, decisions and actions need to be then anchored into that vision so you know you are on the right track and can assess your progress.
Sounds like a lot of work right?
It just takes a little bit of your time invested outside of the daily for the self-awareness, an experienced coach to guide you through the design, and some like-minded people to keep you accountable.
Enter, The Future Design Academy.
We are a social enterprise and community that exists to empower the next generation of women in technology. We are running a FREE 3 hour, Design Day Workshop for the Future Female Leaders in Technology and would love to show you how you can design your own leadership career.
Watch this short video below for some insight on one of the Career Diagnostic tools that you will get to apply for FREE as part of this workshop.
Can’t wait to see you there and show you how to apply this tool as a kick @ss goal setting tool also.
Bring a friend or three, see you then!
To register for this FREE workshop on the 14th of November in Melbourne please click the link below:
Love your work!
Founder of The Future Design Academy.
Empowering the Next Generation of Women in Technology