I feel very fortunate that I have had a rich work life, not rich monetarily necessarily, but rich from the standpoint of always learning and growing. I enjoyed all of the careers I have had; cartographic draftsman and supervisor, office administration and facility manager, purchaser, human resources coordinator, consultant, coach, and employment counsellor. The opportunities that were presented to me, or I created for myself, enabled me to work with some of the finest people I have known, and for that I am truly grateful.
Not everyone has been as fortunate. I encounter people everyday that hate their jobs and can’t wait until they retire. Some have been in that situation for 20 or 30 years! Imagine the toll that this has taken on them and their families. When we are stressed it invades every corner of our lives and is very detrimental to our wellbeing. Approximately 40% of our time is consumed by our work so it is important that it is a good experience. Many want to do something different but have no idea what that might be or the path to take to get there.
If you are in this situation, talk to a career counsellor who can guide you in the process of identifying what you would like to do and the steps you need to take in order to get there. It may not be what you do but where you do it that is causing the stress. Many people cannot see their transferrable skills and how they adapt to other occupations. For some, assessments such as the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® and the Strong Interest Inventory® can be very beneficial in identifying occupations and environments that would be less stressful for you.
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