Want to get your career in shape for 2020? Take my festive quiz

How healthy is your career? Is it feeling a bit flabby and out of condition? Well now’s the time to get ready to knock it into shape and give it a bit of a work out!

Take my festive quiz to work out what to focus on in 2020.

The Office Christmas party is tomorrow – are you:

  1. Dreading it – it’s the same people every year and the same venue – yawn!
  2. Really excited – you can’t wait to have a laugh with all your work mates
  3. Going to go for the champagne and canapes but planning on sneaking off after an hour ‘cos you just don’t connect with people there anymore
  4. In a state – you’ve got nothing to wear!

This year’s Secret Santa pressies are all experiences rather than things – you’re really hoping it’s:

  1. An Assertiveness course so you get better at saying ‘no’ to work you shouldn’t have to do
  2. A Leadership course – you’re ready to develop further and understanding the theory would be good
  3. An opportunity to volunteer in the community with a homeless charity – you want to do something meaningful at least once
  4. A presentation course to boost your confidence when speaking in the team meeting

You’ve got a week off over Christmas what are your plans:

  1. Sleep for as much as possible you’re exhausted
  2. Work on my CV – January’s a great time to look for jobs
  3. Read ‘Thrive’ by Arianna Huffington to get some ideas
  4. Go sale shopping – you can get some great bargains on Boxing Day

When you pull your cracker at the work Christmas lunch you get:

  1. A pair of dice
  2. A keyring in the shape of a heart
  3. A miniature bird in a gilded cage
  4. A manicure set

Your partner asks you what you want for Christmas and you answer:

  1. A new boss – your current one is a nightmare
  2. A new job – it’s time for a change and a promotion
  3. A new career – you want to fulfill your dream at last
  4. A new work wardrobe – you hate your current look

Quiz Results

Now add up your scores and work out what 2019 means for your career.

Mostly 1’s

You can leave your career to chance and make changes only when something goes wrong or you can’t bear it any longer. Next year focus on identifying what you want from your career and then planning to get it – moving towards a goal is much more motivating than trying to escape from a situation.

Mostly 2’s

You have a very positive outlook to your career, love your job and are open to opportunities – you know where you’re heading. Next year focus on keeping your motivation and energy high to achieve the role you want, and work on building your networks.

Mostly 3’s

You’re a bit trapped in your current career – the perks are good but you want to do something that makes your heart sing and gives you purpose. Next year focus on working out what that is going to be – don’t waste anymore time in a job you don’t love. Set yourself a goal for when you’re going to change careers.

Mostly 4’s

You’re feeling a bit unconfident in your career at the moment, and this is impacting how successful you feel. Next year, focus on becoming more self assured at work. Collect examples of what you are doing well at work, ask to go on some confidence boosting courses and start to believe in yourself.

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Discover how confident you are at work – take the test

Are you a confident person at work? Do you thrive when you’re out of your comfort zone? Maybe, maybe not? Many people want to increase their career confidence so they can manage  anxiety better, be more comfortable with change,  worry less and enjoy challenges rather than avoiding them.

I was on a call last night with a client where we focused on taming her inner critic. She dreaded client calls because she had persuaded herself that she must be able to answer any questions they asked her. Her energy was being drained by having to hold all of that fear in her body. We identified where that belief came from and worked on some powerful strategies for her to experiment with.  She was so energised by realising she didn’t have to listen to the voice in her head, that she could actually begin to manage it instead. She realised that by developing this new way of being her professional confidence is going to grow.

Why do you want to increase your career confidence ?

It may be driven by wanting to achieve more at work or in your career, but it can also be about just feeling more comfortable in your own skin. In a recent survey I undertook on career confidence 50% of respondents felt their confidence at work was low, with another 33% feeling confident in some areas but also anxious about other areas of their job.

If you want to discover how career confident you really are then click HERE to take the CareerQuiz 

When I asked the people in my survey what they would do if they woke up tomorrow feeling super confident they said they would:

  • feel happier at work
  • go for a more senior role
  • stop holding themself back

What would you do?

Because often it’s all in our heads – we certainly have the talent, skills and knowledge to do the things we want to at work. We just talk ourselves out of it, imagine the worst, let our inner critic and limiting self beliefs get in the way. So, go on, imagine how it would feel to be confident at work ….

Need some help developing your career confidence, get in touch for a FREE consultation or sign up for my online course The Confidence Plan: How to be more confident at work, and use the code EARLYBIRD01 to get 20% off the price.

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