Do you have a compass for your career?
It’s okay if you don’t. Download the worksheet below, and we’ll walk you through the process. Let’s get building and bring some clarity into your public health career.
Even with changing goals and unclear paths, a compass can give you the confidence to take the next step in your public health career.
As you embark on your public health career, you will come to realize that the path is slightly foggy, and at times not paved.
Regardless of whether you are early in your career, mid-career, or established.
This is the case for all of us.
You will also realize that the path you are on may change and that there may be multiple directions for you to choose from.
You will also meet many great guides along the way (and at times, not-so-great ones).
And all of this can feel uncomfortable, scary, and overwhelming.
But it’s also very normal.
What you may not have known is that you have something within you that can give you the confidence to navigate this journey.
It’s your compass.
But here’s the thing…
You have to build your own compass.
It’s not given to you.
Nor can you find it anywhere.
Because each career journey is unique to the individual, no two compasses are the same. So, you have to put time into building your compass.
And building this unique compass involves finding clarity within these four components:
- Your CORE VALUES
- Your NEEDS
- Your STRENGTHS
- Your INTERESTS
And these components will be shaped based on…
- Your life and work experiences,
- The people you meet and the relationships you form with them, and
- The lessons you learn along the way.
So, it goes without saying that these four components will continue to change and evolve as you change and evolve.
Yes, it’s a lot of work to build your career compass.
No denying that here.
But, once built, this compass will give you peace of mind in your public health career.
Even with changing goals and unclear paths, your compass will give you the confidence to take the next step.
So, let’s get building!
Download the worksheet and we'll walk you through it.
Let's get some clarity for your public health career.