Searching for a New Career
Many people who attend our “Take Charge of Your Life” or “How to Reinvent Yourself” seminars are searching for new careers or moving into retirement. They are trying to figure out what they want to do. They know that they DON’T want to stay in the career field they are working in now, but they DON’T know what they DO want to do.
The first step I recommend is to find out WHY you are dissatisfied with your current job or what you didn’t like about the last one before you make the break. John J. Perry, founder of Human Productivity Systems, has developed an excellent instrument to help you discover your best job/person/environment fit, the Job-Person-Environment -Assessment™ (JPEA™). This Assessment provides a multifaceted look at
- the preferred behavioral patterns of the individual,
- perceived behaviors that contribute to the successful performance of the job,
- and perceived support that the organization’s systems, procedures and practices provide.
John uses participants’ JPEA™ results to identify any barriers to their excellence in the workplace. That helps to answer the question, “What now?” He also uses the results to focus and facilitate conversations about how to remove or lower those barriers. That provides options for answering the question, “What next?” John offers the first chapter of his eBook “Creating the Future of Your Choice,” free on their website, http://www.hpsonline.com.
I was in a master mind group with John Perry a few years ago. He’s brilliant and kind. See his blog post: Key Factors that Affect Job Satisfaction & Full Engagement
John has a BS degree in Mathematics from Florida A&M University, an MBA degree in Management Decision Systems from University of Southern California and a Certificate in General Business Management from University of California Los Angeles. Prior to starting his consulting career in 1982, he was employed for over 22 years by the NASA Dryden Flight Research Center in several disciplines, including engineering, functional and project management, financial management, and internal consulting in the area of management systems.
If, after this analysis, you decide to BE YOURSELF, start up your own company, or become an entertainer, artist, or inventor, you will have made a wiser choice because of all you learned through the Assessment. “May the Force be with you.”
I’d rather be pulled by a vision than pushed by circumstances.–John Perry