Making the Choices
When a career is on the line, it can be tough for someone to decide what decisions they need to make towards their future. These times can be challenging and may force people to take actions that they regret. Zety, a website devoted to helping professionals with their careers, recently found that most executive employees don’t regret the risks that they took with their careers. The survey interviewed over 1000 executive professionals and discovered several important things about taking career risks.
Quitting the Wrong Job
Many people often stay stuck to jobs that they dislike for a multitude of reasons. Most of the time, people stick to jobs that don’t suit them because they are financially dependent on the company. However, this can create long term problems for an employee and the work that they present to their company. Many of the executives that Zety interviewed didn’t regret quitting positions that they didn’t like.
There are times where people are disappointed by the career path they thought was perfect for them. However, many people choose to stay in their fields in fear of what is unknown. These people are afraid of how difficult it may be to start in a new field but are unaware of how well the new field might suit them. Giorgio Armani, one of fashion’s leading designers, left his military background to pursue a career in fashion. Armani is now one of the most recognized people in his field.
Whether it is asking for a raise, mentioning a prevalent issue, or speaking out against something, many people are afraid to speak up at work. In fear of conflict or the consequences that their words might spawn, many people would rather stay quiet and unhappy about issues that bother them. However, most executives don’t regret speaking up about what they believe in. In fact, speaking up can help a person become more authoritative by teaching them the skills necessary for getting their points across without being argumentative. Speaking up can either give a person satisfaction in expressing their point of view or can provide a signal that the position isn’t right for them.