Experiencing a career crisis? – 11 Questions to get you back on track

Career stagnation is one of the most frustrating experiences anybody can go through. Some people have continuous career success; some experience lulls and some end up in a downward spiral and struggle to pick themselves up.

To get around this, you need to peel back the layers to understand what is behind the crisis, and that involves a proper understanding of what inspires and motivates you. Here are eleven thought-provoking questions you need to ask yourself to help you put an action plan together to get you back on track.

1.      Am I using my time, background and experience effectively?

2.      What things can I control in my career?

3.      What is achievable?

4.      How do I come across to others?

5.      What are my weaknesses?

6.      What’s great about my career so far?

7.      What are my core values?

8.      Am I aligned with my values?

9.      What does success look like to me?

10.  Where do I want to be in my career five years from now?

11.  How can I move forward and facilitate the achievement of my goals?

In the words of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, “success at anything will always come down to this: focus and effort and we control both.” Regardless of where you are in your career, your attitude will play a crucial part in determining your career trajectory.

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