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Step-By-Step Guide To Audit Your Career

Updated: Jun 4

Auditing your career can be a helpful exercise in assessing your current professional situation, identifying areas for improvement, and making informed decisions about your future career path. Here is a step-by-step guide on how to audit your career:

1. Assess your current job satisfaction: Take some time to reflect on your current job or career path. Are you happy with your work? Do you find your work meaningful? Are you being challenged enough? Do you feel valued and recognized for your contributions? These are important questions to ask yourself.

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2. Review your job description: Take a close look at your current job description. Are you fulfilling all of the responsibilities listed? Are there any additional tasks or responsibilities that you have taken on that are not reflected in your job description? This can help you identify areas where you may be able to negotiate for a promotion or raise.

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3. Evaluate your skills and qualifications: Consider the skills and qualifications required for your current job, as well as those needed for the next step in your career. Are there any gaps? If so, consider ways to fill these gaps through training, education, or experience.

4. Review your performance evaluations: Take a look at your performance evaluations from the past year or two. What feedback have you received from your supervisor? Are there any areas where you need to improve? Are there any strengths that you can leverage?

5. Assess your salary: Research the typical salary range for your job and level of experience in your industry or geographic area. Are you being paid fairly? If not, consider negotiating for a raise or exploring other job opportunities.

6. Consider your long-term goals: Think about your long-term career goals. Do they align with your current job or company? If not, it may be time to consider making a change.

7. Seek feedback from others: Talk to colleagues, mentors, or other professionals in your network about your career goals and aspirations. They may have helpful insights or advice.

By following these steps, you can gain a better understanding of your current career situation and make informed decisions about your future. Remember that auditing your career is an ongoing process, and it’s important to regularly assess your goals, skills, and job satisfaction to ensure that you’re on the right path.

By Your GOAL Digger Coach

Lourdes Fernandez

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