There are times when people find themselves at the crossroads of their career, unsure of what they have been doing and where they are going. It's truly crucial that you know better ways or methods to work and perform your job. With all the busyness at the workplace, it's easy to be lost and get embroiled in a job.
A day before, I was conducting another intensive and reflective run of the popular course for Individual and Organizational Benefits sessions; we also discussed where our jobs are going in terms of our intended career and life. Here are some questions that you must know and answer in order to help manage and sort out your job, resulting in better career planning:
- What are your job scope, duties and responsibilities?
- Which of the listed tasks do you enjoy the most and what are you doing about the rest of the tasks?
- How does your job help in your company's overall goal?
- How do you spend your time at work?
- Which tasks require most of your attention and what other resources or tools do you need to help you?
- How else can you improve to make your job?
- How does your job feature in your career plan?
- Does it help you on the path to what you want to do?
- What are your long term plans in this company?
- Where do you see yourself in a few years time?
- Do you discuss with your boss about your job and do you give feedback to him regularly regarding ways to improve?
- What are some of the reflections you have made?
Proper answers to these questions will provide you with wider perspectives for your own job and career management. Check back with these questions and your answers. You will discover that you have gained better control over your directions in working life.