I have compiled a list of some of the most common career difficulties that my clients have raised. This list is based on my experience and I feel it’s important to discuss them and open a dialogue. Let me know if any of the points I raise in this blog relate to you!
Spoiler alert - all these points are achievable with the right strategies in place.
1. Do you want to wake up with the desire to start doing what you love every morning?
It’s everyone’s dream to wake up in the morning and love what they do, but unfortunately for so many, this isn’t always the case. It is common for people to have jitters the evening before work and this can be disruptive, especially if work is the only thing on your mind. Many people I speak to believe that this is the way it is meant to be when it comes to work and there is nothing that can be changed. However, I believe that if you wake up with the desire to act and start doing what you love – you should!
Discussing what stops you from being happy at your current work and how you can change it is so important in changing the routine you are stuck in.
I can help you take action to overcome this and we can discuss what stops you from being happy at your current work and how you can change it.
2. Do you want to start spending more quality time with your family, and passions?
This is one of the most common aspects that arise when speaking to clients.
Work-life balance is one of the top priorities on the list, but this can be difficult to manage without the right help in place. I know that quality of work and motivation increases the happier you are in your personal life.
I am here to help you find the perfect balance between your career, your loved ones and time on your other passions in life.
3. Are you looking for a career that has the flexibility to work from anywhere?
So firstly, why is the flexibility of working from anywhere important?
Simply put, I know you are busy. So being able to work from anywhere or having flexible hours is incredibly useful, especially as this means you can organise your working life around your personal life.
If you need to drop the kids off at school, or run important errands, you could fit this in to your working life with ease, sometimes without even needing to travel to work if you work remotely.
Working from anywhere means that finally you can take control of your hours. So, having the right strategy in place is hugely important when it comes to finding a career that allows flexibility. As a professional career coach, I can help you look at the perfect strategy to achieve this, that suits you.
4. Are you looking for a new career, but you don’t seem to be getting anywhere?
If you are not getting your desired results while searching for a new career, it’s time to look into why this could be happening. There are so many aspects that you may not have thought of yet that could be interfering with your employability. How does your profile look to others on LinkedIn? Do you need to improve your CV so it’s more eye catching a readable?
I have helped many others investigate these aspects and improve how they start a new career. So I’m happy to have a call and we can discuss what you can do to try and increase your employability!
Remember that you want to choose, and not to be chosen.
5. You have tried everything to get a promotion, but nothing seems to work.
This is such a difficult situation to be in. There is nothing worse than putting all your time, effort and skills into a role so you can become promoted, only to receive nothing in return. One thing to know is that this is more common than you think! There could be so many reasons behind why this is happening and sometimes it just takes a chat to identify what you can do differently to reach the goal of that higher promotion that you deserve!
I would happily discuss why you feel this is happening as sometimes you just need to talk to an expert. Send me a message and together we can talk about it and find a solution!
6. You are a first-time manager and want to start successfully in your new role?
Firstly – congratulations on this role! This is a huge step in your career path and you will have worked incredibly hard to gain this position, so it’s definitely worth celebrating. Although, I know that the pressures that come with this role can be overwhelming. You don’t want to let anyone down and you want to be the best manager possible.
If you are feeling overwhelmed at all, I can help you to build an in depth, step by step plan for the next 3 months to settle confidently in your new position. This is a game changer for any first-time manager, and with such an important role now, it’s definitely worth investing in ensuring this runs smoothly and you have the confidence to be the success that you are!
7. Do you have difficulties with your manager and/or colleagues at work?
Unfortunately, this is a hugely common occurrence at work.
Everyone that I have spoken to have had conflicts and issues at work that usually involve a manager or colleague. I always here “I am absolutely fine with the work I do, but it’s the people I work with that make things difficult”. Now doesn’t that sound familiar. There is nothing worse than a colleague or manager creating a work life that is unbearable at times, and there is also no reason you should put up with it. If you are suffering with this issue at work, we can discuss it together and find the solution that best fits your situation – leaving the office politics at bay!
8. Do you want to start your own small business, but you don’t know how to whilst in full-time work?
Firstly, starting up your own business whilst working full-time is possible! However, it does take strategy, planning, hard work and determination to achieve this.
The most common issue when it comes to this is simply not knowing where to start, as well as not having the time to work on your business. With a career specialist working with you and guiding you, it is possible to build your own business whilst still being employed full-time. If you are ready to take this plunge and find a way to achieve this – reach out to me as I can help you!
If you have ever asked yourself these questions, I understand how you feel completely!
There is always a solution to your career difficulties, it’s just a case of finding the right help and support to guide you through these problems. I am a registered career professional, so I have experience in all of the situations mentioned above, so you’re in the right place!
Reach out for a chat today and we can discuss how to overcome these problems together.