Delayed Quarter-Life Crisis - Changing Career
Hi Forum -
I've been doing Public Relations successfully for six years. And I've out grown it in just about every possible way. It's time for a change. Trouble is - I have too many plausible options and I don't know where to start.
I'll provide more details to my specific situation below - but for those who are in a hurry and have quick help to offer - here's what I'm looking for in a nut shell: Bulletproof approved
- career resources
- career coaching recommendations
- career change books
If you have any recommendations to those points, please let me know. I'd be very grateful for the guidance.
Now for the long version -
I've known for months now that the consumer, product based PR is not my thing. I'm good at it (by good at it I mean that I've exceeded every milestone my clients set on 1/3 the budget) - but it's not fun, not interesting, and not worthwhile.
In my personal life, I found out that my family and I will be moving back to Austin, Texas in the first quarter of 2015. I'm excited about it - but not excited about the job hunt. And especially considering I'm looking make a change to some unknown career, I'm really not even sure what my long-term direction is to take a first step with the new job hunt.
Last month, I did career aptitude testing at Johnson O Connor and I have many aptitudes in key areas. After speaking with them and doing my own homework, I've taken a list of 57 potential career paths and whittled them down to 6 or so options - and one very vague thing that isn't any definable career.
Typically - I'm a very decisive person - almost too decisive. So my reticence and feeling of being overwhelmed by my choices is very unsettling and unfamiliar. While I'm trying to take a systematic approach to guiding myself - I'm in over my head. And I'm in no way ashamed to ask for help.
Trouble is - good (reliable, practical, seasoned, executive-level) help is not that easy to find. That's where the Bulletproof Forum comes in.
You all have answered every question I've ever posted and I get so much more than health advice from Dave and friends. I'm hoping that some of your collective wisdom can be shared to help me find my path.
Thanks for those who read and respond!