As the weather changes for the better and work slows down (at least work productivity) it's a good time to reassess what you're doing, why you're doing it and if you're on the right career
The unpredictable state of the economy
has a lot of us feeling like we should be glued to our desk chairs but the road to success and job contentment may lie elsewhere. Career coach Catherine Thorburn, founder of Ideal Life & Career Coaching has the following tips for Canadians thinking of making a change in the coming months.
1. Think about what excites you
When you start to think about making a change, list what you enjoyed doing when you were a child. Or, what do you like doing so much that causes you to lose track of time? Thorburn says these are among the first set of questions she asks clients looking to switch jobs
, since they are good indicators of what people are passionate about and what makes them feel good. Going through an exploratory phase is a direct way to flesh out what you might enjoy doing so you won't end up in a miserable situation once you're in a new role.