Do you control your career, or does your career control you?

Have you ever felt like your professional path was unfolding without your real consent leaving you frustrated, lacking motivation, or even burnt out?

Enter career consciousness –  being aware of your career and the influences that affect it. 

Conscious careering isn’t just a buzzword; it’s a lifeline when you find yourself at a career crossroads. Imagine you’re at a point where you’re questioning your professional path – maybe you’re considering a career change, seeking a promotion, or feeling stuck or burnt out. That’s where conscious careering steps in, and it can make all the difference.

It begins with introspection. Delve into what genuinely matters, your strengths, and your passions. This self-awareness becomes your guiding compass, leading you towards opportunities aligned with your core values, reigniting your sense of purpose.

In today’s fast-paced world, continuous learning is essential. Conscious careering encourages growth, skill acquisition, and staying updated on industry trends, future-proofing your career for what lies ahead.

Networking is pivotal too. Cultivating genuine relationships with peers, mentors, and industry experts can transform your journey. These connections provide insights, support, and potential career opportunities when you need them most.

Yet, the most personal aspect of conscious careering is goal-setting. Craft a clear vision of your destination and chart your course. It’s about not just reacting to opportunities but actively creating them.

Whether you stand at a crossroads or seek to take control of your career, conscious careering stands by your side. It’s your journey of self-discovery, growth, and empowerment, leading to greater fulfillment and success in your professional life, all while staying true to yourself.

Use the following Career Control self-assessment tool to help you gauge the level of control you exercise over your career choices in your current situation.

This article was written by  Rebecca Mercer, one of our partner coaches who works with clients to effectively manage & navigate career changes within their unique personal set of circumstances, allowing them to thrive in their new environment. You can get in touch with Rebecca via her profile page.