Find out what brings you joy and take steps to keep your energy up
Suit: Led by Me
Fulfilment means something different to everyone. Some people need a creative environment in order to thrive and would be thoroughly unfulfilled in a workplace driven by governance, rules and regulations, whilst others love structure and order. This is about finding out what drives you and gives you energy, so you can actively seek out the things that bring you joy, motivation and ultimately, fulfillment.
So how do you find out? A job is made out of so many things, from the colleagues around you to your physical environment, from your manager to the purpose of your role, from your work schedule to the coffee machine in the cafeteria. If your workplace is like a constantly evolving ecosystem, how can you determine which elements amongst the thousands of variables make you feel energised?
Jo, MD at Let’s Talk Talent, likes to use a process of elimination. Start with a list of 30 potential drivers such as this one and in two minutes, create a shortlist of only ten. Then, Remove another three, and keep going until you have your top three. Don’t think too much, and don’t try to separate your personal and professional personas. A career is the professional articulation of your life, and so your job should align with your personal values.
If you’d like a little bit of help getting to know yourself even more, make it fun. Find out which animal you are most similar to using the UCAS buzz quiz here and learn about the types of roles your personality would be most suited to.
Career Coaching Cards: Explained
This is a new series of blog posts, that explain our Career Coaching cards in more depth.
Our deck of cards contain 52 questions that help guide better career conversations and connect more with the individuals you’re having these conversations with.
Each week we are releasing a question from our deck with a little more information about why we think this question is a good question and what you are looking to get out of it when you ask it.
Download our free career planning whitepaper
This whitepaper is different from the norm, which you would probably expect from us at Let’s Talk Talent.
It has been designed to explore what you can do as HR Leaders to drive these important career conversations, while providing you practical workshop tools and tips which you can start to use immediately.