April 16, 2012
There are people who are extremely lucky in some ways, especially when it comes to career management. You know the sort: they knew from the age of 10 that they wanted to be a doctor/lawyer/pilot, were focused on that one achievement throughout school, university and beyond, and are now happy (or possibly, more accurately, ‘content’) in their job. Fantastic.
Of course it could be that it was more a strong sense of purpose, rather than luck that drove them and allowed them to reach their goal, but the common thread is that they did remain focused and they managed their career.
However the truth is that the majority of people are more likely to have found their current role in life by: following the career of a family member, a friend’s recommendation, the result of trawling the internet, or simply by accident; and the result is just as common: Acceptance.
When we at TCMO speak to clients for the first time – i.e. people who come to us because they want or need to make a change in their career path – almost all say that one of the key requirements they seek in their new role is “Job Satisfaction”. There could be any number of causes for dissatisfaction with your job but the fact is that the vast majority of people will simply keep their head down and get on with it. “It’s a job. Pays the money. End of.” Precisely. End of ambition, end of purpose, end of job satisfaction.
There are always those well-meaning friends or partners who will tell you that you’re “…missing out on your true potential and you should be striving to better yourself!” (especially the partners!). And you may even agree. But, sadly, without the help and guidance offered by a truly professional career management team, very few know how to do so, inertia sets in, and so that is all that ‘advice’ will ever be: well-meaning but, ultimately ….useless. (It’s a fact.)
The Career Management Organisation (TCMO) on the other hand offers personal, focused and, crucially, objective guidance on how to drill down and identify your key skills, experience and personal preferences; we identify new opportunities and potential roles that are ideally suited to you. We then show you how to exploit these opportunities to the full – which means that we lift you out of the mere ‘Acceptance’ category and straight into ‘Job Satisfaction’, making your life considerably better and easier. And we’ve done it time and time again.
So, finally, when asked if you’re enjoying your job, you can say: “Oh yes! But I’ve always wanted to do this.”