10 Questions to Create Your Career Vision
Caroline M.L. Potter | HotJobs
Are you ready to build a vision for your desired professional destination? Begin by getting it down on paper. “I believe if you write down your vision and look at it on a daily basis, it’s more likely it will happen,” Brown-Volkman says. “Either consciously or subconsciously, you’ll take steps to make it a reality.” Start with the following 10 questions:
1. If anything were possible, what would I want to be different in my career?
2. What type of job would I want?
3. What would I want to be responsible for?
4. What type of boss/coworkers/team would I want?
5. What kind of hours would I want to work?
6. What type of hospital would I want to work for?
7. What sort of culture would I want the hospital to have?
8. What city would I want to live in?
9. What salary would I want to earn?
10. What would I want my approach to stress, my workload and patient cases to be?
Get in the Game
Once you have a vision, start exploring new positions that would offer some, if not all, aspects of it. You may have to switch industries or change careers, but you’ll lead a more fulfilling professional life.
“Everybody needs a game to play,” Brown-Volkman says. “If you don’t have a game, you get stuck in the day to day. The only way out is to say, ‘This is what I want next.’”
This article was originally published on Monster.com.