Looking out over the deep snow pack in my own dooryard, I have been reflecting on the similarities between dealing with a Maine winter, and engaging in a career change: neither is for the faint of heart!
It’s my belief that in general, we Mainers are tough; we are resourceful. We do what we have to do to survive. We piece together our lives in patterns that are at times unbelievably shocking. Between keeping our homes warm, keeping the vehicle(s) running, caring for family members, and having food on the table – resiliency and toughness are required.
The idea of changing careers is as intimidating as an approaching blizzard, and about as attractive an alternative as getting a root canal. To even think about career change implicitly means engaging in the requisite rigors of professional and personal inventory necessary for this journey.
Anyone who has changed jobs or careers can readily see the similarities between the unpredictability of the weather and the ever changing current in the job market. Too many forces beyond one’s control can send the job seeker in a direction totally different from what he or she had planned.
The internet makes information readily available, but how does one decide who to listen to and what process to follow?
In forecasting the weather, technology fuels the prediction models. Even Kevin Mannix (Channel 6 WCSH ) acknowledges that “forecasting the weather for New England isn’t the easiest thing to do, and it’s particularly difficult in the winter!”
When you find yourself in a situation where you are either discontent with your current job, or you are a young person with no idea of what you want to do when you grow up, there is a path to the optimal career.
The World of Work Inventory (WOWI) is a multi dimensional online career assessment tool that could be the key to unlocking the door to understanding what job or career would be the best fit for your skills, interests, and personality preferences. Just like there are many ways to get the latest weather forecast, there are many career assessment instruments available.
I invite you to try the WOWI and experience the difference that this assessment tool will make in your life. The wrong job can drain you physically, mentally and spiritually; whereas the right job can enrich your life.
Rosie Works is all about assisting people of all ages discover their optimal career path. In this quest, you are in charge, and the results of the WOWI will empower you to better prepare for “the unpredictable weather pattern of career change.”
Contact me today for more information on how to integrate the WOWI into your plan to find the right career.
Oh, and in regards to the weather, we can’t control Mother Nature, but she certainly is entertaining !