Instead, we're seeing massive fluctuations in career changes by millennials and Gen Z. One of the common thread is the desire to work for organizations that align with personal beliefs and desires to do good. This demand applies to organizations large and small and has become a requisite and trade-off in return for employment. Job place satisfaction and culture are also demands on the rise. It's becoming less popular for this generation to be ok with simply clocking in and out, they want to be involved and ensure their company is involved socially as well.
Some deep self-reflection is necessary when deciding a career is not a good fit, I would suggest the following action steps:
1. Self-assessment: Take time to assess your strengths, skills, and interests. This will help you identify what you enjoy doing and what you are good at. You can then explore careers that align with your strengths and interests.
2. Research: Do research on careers that interest you. Look into the job duties, required skills and qualifications, and salary expectations. Consider reaching out to people who work in those fields to learn more about their experiences.
3. Additional education or training: Consider obtaining additional education or training to transition into a new career. This could include taking courses, obtaining a certification, or pursuing a degree.
4. Networking: Networking can be a valuable tool in finding a new career. Attend industry events, join professional organizations, and connect with people in fields that interest you.
5. Job shadowing or internships: Job shadowing or interning in a new field can give you a firsthand experience of what it would be like to work in that field. This can help you determine if it's a good fit for you before making a full transition.
Ryan recommends the following next steps:
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I hope this helps!
This is one of my favorite questions to ask as well. Below are couple of great answers I've got :-
1. Working in a job is not at all equivalent to your college life where you select a major and work towards it and gain advanced knowledge and pass out with specific skills. Job is like your life but professional and you would never know what opportunities show up or what happens next in your life which could change your course. So, always be open for change and keep trying new things. The most important thing is to keep learning. That should never stop.
2. Choosing the right career or something which fits your situation is an exploration journey and the way it works is you keep on deducing and ruling out stuff you get bored with, to reach onto the next step which you like more than the previous one.
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Whichever path you choose, keep developing yourself and learning. Evaluate where that path may take you, and keep your eyes open for new opportunities!