Have you lost your way in your career post covid? You aren’t the only one! We suspect there are hundreds of thousands of people who are feeling flat, tired, lost and uninspired with their work following the past few years.
The COVID-19 pandemic was a challenging time for many people. For those people, it has definitely impacted the way we work and how we feel about our jobs. Remote work, layoffs and redundancies, and the ongoing economic uncertainty has made it difficult for people to stay motivated and confident in their careers. The clear pre pandemic career vision and purpose has been lost or changed for many people.
As the world began to open up, many had the expectation that they would bounce right back into their pre-covid career enthusiasm, clarity and success. But this hasn’t happened for many. They continue to feel lost and in need of change, but exhausted and frazzled at the same time. Unclear what to did next or why they feel the way they do.
Now though is the perfect time to rediscover your energy, direction and confidence at work.To have clarity about what you want to do and create a plan. That might be finding ways to reinvigorate yourself in your current job or profession, or it might be exploring a new one. Using a career counsellor or career coach to help you do this is useful. Here’s why:
First, a career counsellor can help you clarify your current or new career goals. The pandemic has forced many people to reevaluate their priorities, and this may have led to a shift in career goals. A career coach can help you identify what you want to achieve in your career and create an actionable plan to get there. They can also help you identify any obstacles that may be standing in your way and develop strategies to overcome them.
Second, a career counsellor can help you identify the skills you need to improve or develop. The pandemic has accelerated the shift towards digital and remote work, and this has created a need for new skills. A career coach can help you identify the skills you need to succeed in your career in 2023 and provide guidance on how to develop them. They can also help you identify any skill gaps that may be holding you back and suggest ways to fill them. This can range from technical skills through to soft people skills or self management organisation and planning capabilities for remote or hybrid work.
Third, a career counsellor can help you build your confidence. The pandemic has created a lot of uncertainty, and this can make it difficult to feel confident in your career. A career counsellor can help you identify your strengths and build on them. They can also help you develop a positive mindset and overcome any self-doubt that may be holding you back.
Fourth, a career counsellor can help you navigate the job market if you decide it is time to move on. The pandemic has created a lot of uncertainty in the job market, and this can make it difficult to know where to focus your job search. A career coach can help you identify job opportunities that align with your career goals and provide guidance on how to stand out in a competitive job market. They can also help you prepare for interviews and negotiate job offers.
Finally, a career coach can provide accountability and support. This is especially important when you are feeling flat, exhausted, frightened or lost. Rediscovering your energy and confidence at work after the pandemic can be a challenging journey, and it’s important to have someone who can provide support and hold you accountable. A career counsellor can provide regular check-ins to ensure you’re making progress towards your goals and provide support and encouragement when you need it.
Working with a career counsellor can be a valuable investment in your career, especially as the world begins to recover from the pandemic. A coaching session can assist you stop feeling you have lost your way in your career by helping you identify how to get back on track. A career coach can help you clarify your current or new career goals, identify your current and future skill needs, build your confidence, navigate the job market, and provide accountability and support. If you’re feeling stuck in your career or unsure of what steps to take next, consider working with a career coach to help you rediscover your energy and confidence at work.
If you need the assistance of a career counsellor (https://www.letstalkcareer.com/career-counselling/), please get in touch today (https://www.letstalkcareer.com/contact-us/) and a career counsellor will call you. Sessions start at $250+gst per hour.
Let’s Talk Career is a leading Australian career counselling, career coaching and outplacement services organisation. We have coaches in Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland, and Perth. We also undertake video based and phone counselling for clients in Tasmania, Canberra, remote Australia and, in fact, throughout the world.
Visit our website (www.letstalkcareer.com) to learn more about how we can support you in your job search. We are able to assist you with resume development and refinement, personal branding, LinkedIn, advice on dealing with recruitment agencies, interview technique, advice negotiating flexible work and new job offers – everything you need to get the flexibility you want to work best for your family. We work with those who are just starting in their careers through to senior managers so contact us today.
We would be delighted for you to reproduce our articles, as long as they remain intact and contain the author’s details as follows: Kris Reynolds is Managing Partner at Let’s Talk Career (www.letstalkcareer.com) in Australia. Kris can be contacted on 1800 284 255 or email@example.com