Career Change Worksheet

Are you miserable, depressed, or apathetic about your job? The Career Change Worksheet can help you clarify whether or not you may need a career change.

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What specific things/people/situations are contributing to the negativity?
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    Identify which problems are internal (with yourself):
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    Identify which problems are external (with others):
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    Can/Will these things change on their own? When?
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    Is there anything you can personally do to change these things? If so, what? (Be sure to consider your own state of mind and attitude toward the situation, as well as your level of influence over others).
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    Are your feelings about these things/people/situation likely to change? How? Will they deepen or dissispate?
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    Is the situation likely to continue to contribute to depression, dissatisfaction, decreasing sense of empowerment, or overall level of happiness and satisfaction? How?
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  • When Change Is Needed

    Should your answers to the above questions indicate that a new plan is needed, ask yourself additional questions for further clarification:

    1) What specific roadblocks do you face in making a necessary career change?

    2) How do the pros outweigh the cons?

    3) Who are people you can call on for emotional support?

    4) What financial resources can you tap into?

    5) What methods can you use to transform your fear into motivation?

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