Strategic Planning: Self-Discovery

Strategic thinking involves a systematic approach to identifying, analyzing, and solving complex problems to achieve long-term goals. Strategic thinking is essential for effectively navigating a career change. It involves setting clear objectives, analyzing various pathways, and making informed decisions.

Here are some inquiry prompts to guide your strategic thinking during a career transition.

Self-Discovery and Vision Prompts

  1. What are my primary motivations for seeking a career change?
  2. What is my ultimate career goal, and why is it important to me?
  3. How do my personal values and passions align with my long-term career aspirations?
  4. What are my core strengths, and how can they be applied to my long-term career aspirations?
  5. What skills and experiences from my current career are transferable to a new field?
  6. What legacy do I want to leave through my work?
  7. What aspects of my current job do I want to avoid in my next career?
  8. What impact do I want to have on my industry or society at large?
  9. What professional achievements will make me feel fulfilled and successful?

Industry and Market Exploration Prompts

  1. Which industries or sectors am I interested in exploring, and why?
  2. What are the current trends and future outlooks for these industries?
  3. Who are the key players and companies in the fields I am considering?
  4. What gaps or needs exist in these industries that I can address with my skills?
  5. What are the typical career paths and advancement opportunities in these fields?

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