Mid Career Crisis
Mid-Career Crisis is caused when
ü You are stuck up at work for reasons beyond and within your control, which remains unidentified.
ü Handicapped by indecision when it comes to taking a call wrt to scope, role, function, responsibilities and reporting.
ü Unhappy with situations, people, business environment and communication.
ü Feel under-utilised or threatened.
ü Feeling unrecognised and not rewarded.
ü When your knowledge is of higher order and you are made to perform lower order level jobs.
ü You are over performing and people deliberately don’t want to recognize your worth.
So,What is mid career counselling?
It is an art and a process of ‘listening’ to your concerns. Aimed at identifying the gaps between your current state and the desired state at work by extending support to you, in arriving at a realistic state of mind by accepting the reality and agreeing to your strengths & limitations. It is a process of building sustainable agreements in dealing with issues related to career, career path, career shift and career changes.
What are the signals?
ü When you are dragging or forcing yourself to the work place.
ü Lack of clarity with regard to work and work place.
ü Crisis in inter-personal relationship at work place.
ü Dissatisfaction with the role and responsibility.
ü Lack of motivation, leading to frustration.
ü Work-life imbalances.
ü Extreme emotions of anger, despair and irritation.
ü When you carry office related tension back home too often & it is beginning to impact your personal relationships.
When to meet mid career counselor?
ü When you have hit a road block at work.
ü Relationships which are sapping and draining energies.
ü Dilemma regarding important decision making.
ü Sharp dip in efficiency at work place.
ü Imbalance in work & life.
ü When you are feeling ‘nobody’ at work.
ü When you want to improve your personal/family relationships
ü When you cannot communicate with anyone your feelings & concerns or trust someone to understand the nuances.
How does mid career counselling help?
ü Approaching a crisis and a situation with objectivity, without any bias or prejudice.
ü Helps identifying the source and origin of a crisis or a situation and thereby enabling you come up with a solution.
ü Helps re-discovering yourself.
ü Identifying career gaps.
üidentifying the areas of improvement and building upon your strengths.