It is often said that a career path is discovered by chance. A lot of people may feel like they’ve ended up in a job through chance. In life, however, choices are often made according to one’s values and interests, even subconsciously. The better you know your values and interests the easier it is to define what a good life means for you. That way it will take less effort to make choices that suit you.
The fact that you can’t influence dynamics that affect your career often also arises when planning your career. Even if this is true, it is better to not just stand still but to actively focus on the issues that are within your sphere of influence. It is also important to remember that there are often many different routes to the same destination. First, you need to know where you are and where you want to end up.
You should be honest about your career and your goals. Tell people about your ambitions so that you can find people whose goals support your goals, and you can encourage each other.
The Union of Professional Engineers has networks that are useful for working life. As a member of the union, you can meet other people in the same field and develop your expertise in training and events meant for members. Also, your membership association organizes events for members.
As a member you also have access to the union’s career services
You can reach the union’s career specialists through customer service. They can help clarify your own career goals or look for a completely new direction for your career.
To support your professional self-reflection, also make use of our training courses and webinar library regarding job hunting and career planning. Book a time to speak with a career specialist from our customer service.