Having a job you enjoy is great, but are you thinking about where your career is going? Planning the next step in your career is important to prevent hitting the abysmal “career plateau”.

When life events happen, it is easy to get distracted from your job and career goals. Here are a few tips on how to survive your job when great things are going on in your personal life…

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  • You Recently Got Engaged – Congratulations! How do you balance this new excitement and keep your career on track? Don’t get down on yourself for wanting to wedding plan while you’re at work, but set time limits for your internet searching to short breaks and lunch. This way you won’t feel guilty during work and your boss will be more lenient on your time off for wedding things. With this type of exciting life event it may be time to rethink your career path. Don’t hesitate to talk to a professional while sorting out the right path for your future.
  • You’re Expecting a Child – Congratulations! What an exciting time in your life! You have a lot of life changes ahead. How will this affect your job and your long-term career goals? While you are enjoying preparing for a child, take time for yourself to decide the career path you want to take after the child is born. With a plan in place you will feel more comfortable with all the other changes taking place in your life.
  • You’re Finally an Empty Nester – Congratulations! It’s a great time in your life to reevaluate your career goals and plans. It’s time to be selfish and accomplish what you have left on your list. Ready to go out on your own or start scaling back? Making a plan with a professional will help keep you on track and accountable to realize your goals.

Don’t be afraid to work with a professional to ensure your career is moving in the positive direction that works for your long-term goals, not against them. Contact us today for a free consultation.