There are 2 big reasons why people leave their jobs. The first is personality - if you don't fit in, you want out. The second is values. If you're not finding meaning or if your day-to-day clashes with what's important to you, that values mismatch can be tough.
Because of this, we focus a lot on personality and values in #CareerDevelopment. We focus a lot on strengths too.
But we're missing a key piece if we don't widen our scope.
Parents, friends & family. According to a recent CERIC survey, our youth are turning to these people for career advice more than anyone else. More than guidance counsellors, more than potential employers and certainly more than career professionals.
We all do this: we talk to the people in our lives - the people we relate to - about our next steps, our challenges, our dreams. Who else has earned the right to this information? Who else do we trust with big decisions?
Who else has major influence over our choices?
If we help our clients gain clarity about their values, personality and strengths, and then pretend they live in a silo, we aren't seeing their whole landscape.
Let's step outside the personality/values/strengths trifecta and explore the importance of that influence. Let's get a better view of client context.