“I’m stuck and I don’t know where to go from here.”
I was coaching someone recently that is working to get into a new HR role, and it was a tough situation. She had been excited to join the company, came on and did great work, but she missed out on an opportunity for a promotion into a senior position and was feeling let down.
We talked through her options, and when it came to it, we realized that she didn’t have a good handle on some of the key things she needed that would enable her to make a plan for the coming months and years ahead. Things like her unique:
- Strengths, values, and passions
- Long-term career milestones
- Work styles and preferences that drive her behavior
So we worked on exploring and uncovering each of those items on the list (and a few others). And then I realized that this was something I had to do myself early in my career so I could steer my work towards what I wanted to do and accomplish. As a bit of a nerd, it’s something that comes naturally to me, but other people need an outside prompt or encouragement to start exploring those critical questions they must answer about themselves.
In the link below, you can get the free guide with the five questions (no strings attached). I’m actively building out some new resources around HR careers because it’s a question I get on a daily basis and I know that we can help each other get smarter, be better, and accomplish more.
Regardless of whether you’re trying to break into HR, you’ve been with us for a few years, or you have more experience than me, these questions will help you think critically about what you’re doing and how to sculpt and shape your career into something you can be proud of.