When you’re 100% confident to say you know EXACTLY what you want in your life and career, you have CLARITY – the most basic foundation of getting the career you always wanted. When you don’t have clarity, it’ll be all too easy for you to have that uneasy feeling of being lost.
A lack of clarity doesn’t just affect you either, but it affects the people you meet as well, especially people in your network who may be trying to help you find opportunities.
If you don’t know what you want, how can they refer you or help you with opportunities?
For as long as you’re unsure, your network – no matter how big or how small – will be nothing but just a group of people who know you, but don’t know the most important thing about you.
If you’re a job seeker, what kind of job are you looking for? Why do you want that type of job? How do you see yourself in a few years working there? Do you see yourself happy and fulfilled?
Or if you’re a professional, why do you want a career change? What do you want in your next job that your last one didn’t have? Is taking this change really what you want?
If you had to think twice about your answer to those questions, you need to build up your clarity.
When you’re out networking and doing interviews you want to be memorable, and the best way to achieve that is to own who you are and what you want. Clarity is the root of a strong personal image and making a significant positive change in your career.
To dig deeper into that idea, below is a short list of the benefits having clarity can give you!
- You gain more confidence.
- You become more courageous.
- You become more compelling at communicating.
- You gain a concrete roadmap and plan.
A great way for you to start gaining clarity on your career direction is to ask yourself these 3 basic questions apart from the ones I had thrown above. However, if you still need a little extra push, you can check out my video below for concise tips on what you can do to gain clarity:
If you have more tips and advice on gaining clarity, feel free to comment below! I love hearing from you!