“I would love to know what my biggest strengths are, what I’m great at and how to make a successful career of it.”
This is a very common request I get when I first speak to someone thinking of changing careers. And my answer always is: “Yes, we will absolutely look at that!”
Another one is:
“This is what I’ve done up to now, what my current role and responsibilities are and I’d like to know where to go from here as I am no longer excited about the work I’m doing.”
Knowing our biggest strengths, past work experiences and present work circumstances are all, of course, part of the puzzle we put together to look at what could be the next step in our careers. It is all relevant and valuable, but to overcome feelings of restlessness and to satisfy the yearning to have a more exciting career, we need to know more. We need to dig deeper.