Recently, we’ve witnessed more individuals reevaluating their career choices and seeking roles that align with their values and offer them a sense of purpose. This transformation in the workforce landscape has led to a growing need for support to help individuals navigate this complex journey of self-discovery and change.
Embracing the Discovery Phase
Many people find themselves in a discovery phase, questioning their current career paths and yearning for more meaningful roles. This urge to break away from the status quo and embrace work that resonates with one’s values is a powerful driving force. People say, “I’m not going to do what I’m doing anymore. I want something more.” According to a recent LinkedIn study, almost 70% of Gen Z and millennial Americans stated they planned to leave their jobs in 2023.
When someone finds themselves in this position, they often need help with a critical decision: should they leave their current role or stay to gain experience? This is not a decision to be made lightly, and it’s all too easy to jump based on what you don’t want rather than taking the time to assess what you desire and find that perfect role. That’s why we advise individuals to assess what they want out of their careers and lives so that they can build or secure a role that supports the lifestyle they desire. We’ve found the most successful and resilient professionals are the ones who build a lifestyle that supports their creative, social, health, and relaxation needs beyond the workplace, providing them with a network of people, tools, and good habits that are already in place when needed or when they decide to make a shift in their career.
The Power of Career Advisors
This is where a career coach or advisor comes in handy. Career advisors play a pivotal role in guiding individuals through the intricate process of reevaluating their career choices and facilitating positive change. It’s one of the critical conversations we have with candidates at Mulberry Talent Partners.
Guidance from a career advisor is invaluable, as they can help with the following:
1. Providing Perspective: Career advisors have a wealth of experience and insights to offer. They can help you see your situation from different angles and offer perspectives you might have yet to consider.
2. Articulating Career Goals: People often have vague ideas about what they want but need help articulating their career goals clearly. A career advisor can help you express your aspirations and make them more tangible, helping you create a clear path forward.
3. Strategic Decision-Making: Career advisors can help you make more strategic decisions about your career. Whether it’s about leaving your job without another offer or staying to gain more experience, they can provide guidance based on your unique circumstances.
4. Reflection: Reevaluating your career can be emotionally challenging. Career advisors can provide much-needed perspective and remind you of your goals to keep you on track as you confidently navigate the ups and downs.
5. Tools and Connections: They have access to tools and networks that can significantly impact your job search or career transition, from resume-building and interview preparation to connecting with potential employers.
The Great Resignation is about much more than quitting jobs. It’s a powerful movement of self-discovery and a quest for a more meaningful, values-aligned career. It’s a process, but with the proper guidance, individuals can open doors to new opportunities and find the roles that genuinely resonate with them.
If you find yourself grappling with critical career decisions, Mulberry Talent Partners can help. Connect with us to learn how we can assist you in your career path.