Has your career stopped working for you? If yes, then use this post to answer the question, “How can I find a new career direction?”
Find a New Career Direction DIY Style
To help you, I gathered information from top career and leadership development experts about the best do-it-yourself resources available to career-finders and career-changers.
They shared their time-tested, favorite tools with me. You will see them compiled into the video below.
If you’re a reader, we have books; visual, we have videos; or hands-on, we have guided visualizations and workbooks.
Throughout the video, you will find life-changing resources that can help you determine a new career direction.
First, the video provides some brief, reassuring advice from career and life coach Phyllis Mufson.
Then, it dives right into the resources.
Check it out:
After you view the video, to make it easy for you to find the resources, I’ve provided links to each of them (no affiliate relationships):
- Finding Your Way in a Wild New World (book)
- Let Your Life Speak (book)
- The New World of Work (book)
- Start With Why (Ted Talk)
- Values in Action (VIA) Character Strengths Survey (experiential)
- Getting Unstuck (podcast)
- The New Quick Job-Hunting Map (experiential)
- The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (intro video)
- Career Anchors (experiential)
- Transitions, Making Sense of Life’s Changes (book)
Find a New Career Direction with a Coach
But what if you want to work with a coach?
Janet Civitelli, Phyllis Mufson, and Donna Schilder (in alpha order) are my “go-to” recommendations for career-changers.
They have the knowledge, professional training, experience, and wisdom to help you decide on your next move. Also, I’ve had 100% positive feedback from our mutual clients.
Phyllis works from Florida, Janet from Texas, and Donna is in California (no affiliate relationships). You will find each of them on LinkedIn.
Don’t Miss the Comments Below
Finally, to update the original 2014 post, I’ve asked another group of career pros to add their recommendations in the comments section below.
Sharing is Caring
BTW, if you know someone who wants to figure out what their dream job is or find a new career direction but doesn’t know how to make it happen, please share this post with them.
Knowing you want a change but not knowing how to go about it can be scary and lonely. They will appreciate the resources and thank you.
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Updated June 2021
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