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10 Ways to Craft Your Creative Career Vision

10 Ways to Craft Your Creative Career Vision

Caroline M.L. Potter | HotJobs

Ask Yourself

Are you ready to build a vision for your desired professional destination? Begin by getting it down on paper. “I believe if you write down your vision and look at it on a daily basis, it’s more likely it will happen,” Brown-Volkman says. “Either consciously or subconsciously, you’ll take steps to make it a reality.” Start with the following 10 questions:

1. If anything were possible, what would I want to be different in my career?

2. What type of job would I want?

3. What would I want to be responsible for?

4. What type of boss/coworkers/team would I want?

5. What kind of hours would I want to work?

6. What type of company would I want work for?

7. What sort of culture would I want the company have?

8. What city would I want to live in?

9. What salary would I want to earn?

10. What would I want my approach to stress, my workload and deadlines be?

Get in the Game

Once you have a vision, start exploring new positions that would offer some, if not all, aspects of it. You may have to switch industries or change careers, but you’ll lead a more fulfilling professional life.

“Everybody needs a game to play,” Brown-Volkman says. “If you don’t have a game, you get stuck in the day to day. The only way out is to say, ‘This is what I want next.’”

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