An accident had changed all her life. She transformed herself from a housewife into a successful entrepreneur, defying all odds. She knows how to handle the transition period very well. While thinking about a change in the job she has recommended to test certain things first and then make any firm decision. These are:
1) What is the present job all about: Evaluate your current job. Assess the pay and the satisfaction it gives you currently. What are the promotion opportunities and how good is the job environment? Assess your interests, values and skills. Are you given a platform to exhibit your talent, or the work is too tedious and beyond your scope?
2) What is the next option all about: Evaluate the pros and cons of the other options you are thinking about. Consider alternative career options which seem to be more profitable and give you recognition and a better self-image. Search for the option where you can be more productive and your talent will get exposure.
3) Ascertain the add ons you will need: Determine the additional skills needed and courses to be pursued to gain the proficiency and be eligible for the prospective job. How will you go for training and attend seminars to refine yourself? Take vocational courses necessary to upgrade your skills and eligibility criterion. Try a new job in the same industry. Changing the industry will need a lot of effort and studying from scratch. This is not only risky, but time-consuming.
4) Where you will be more productive: Whatever you do wherever you do; do with full dedication and focus. Do things in which you feel confident so you can give maximum output. Thus, before opting for a job change, identify your interests and test ikigai to make the right decision.