How to determine your next career step
Career development planning is designed to help workers define their goals and set a path towards achieving them. But what happens if you've already established a career and are no longer energized by what you do or your goals and passion have changed, and you want to do something else? In some cases, you may have to change careers in your current organization or even move on to a new one.
This situation is very common. The average worker will stay at a job for 4.6 years and change careers between three to seven times. The most common reasons why people change or leave their jobs is because of a lack of satisfaction in the current position, poor pay, little career advancement, or issues with a manager or team member.
If you face any of these issues, it might be time for a change. This could mean speaking with your manager about taking on a new role, enrolling in a program or course to help you transition to a new career, or networking to see what else is out there. Career development planning will often lead you in exciting new directions as you identify what you want out of your job and whether you're happy in your current role.