By Susan Guarneri
Looking for your dream job? Ready to try something new? Helpful tips and tools to move you from one career to another.
Do you wake up in the morning dreading going to work? Has your life at home and at work been suffering due to job dissatisfaction?
If you answered yes, then you are like 55% of Americans who reported low job satisfaction in a Conference Board Consumer Research Center study in January 2010 and a 22-year record low. Similar polls done by Salary.com and Monster.com have reported that 60% to 65% of U.S. employees are dissatisfied with their profession / job / career.
Love It or Leave It?
There are many factors that affect whether you love your job or not. They could range from not enough compensation to stressful co-workers or a micro-managing boss. Other common reasons, however, have to do with the choice of career itself, such as uninteresting work, having to use burnout skills, or no sense of fulfillment or mastery.
Dream Jobs Do Exist
Why not Dream Big and turn your wishful thinking into reality? It can be done. SecondAct.com chronicles many career-change stories, such as the Marketing Executive who turned Eco-Landscaper and Green Roof Technologist, Therapist to Artisan Perfumer, and Writer and Stay-at-Home Dad to Musician and Songwriter (guitar frontman for Beijing’s Band of the Year)!
Seek guidance and support from a career practitioner to create a concrete, focused plan. Put your head and heart into your plan and you too could end up in your Dream Job!
Susan Guarneri, Career Assessment Goddess and Reach Master Branding Strategist, can guide you to your best-fit career options and help you land your Dream Job.