What are some typical challenges in career transition?
Search for a new job is rarely unexpected. Having headhunters approaching you does not come out of blue, either. There is a shift that you’re preparing to happen. Stepping into a new role is like starting a new adventure. Landing the job of your dreams is not a mere chance. And once you’re in a new role, on-boarding is at least as important to your success as having the new job.
The old wisdom of building on your strengths remains timeless. Yet, not many people, especially high performers, take time to ponder on what makes them successful. And often the success is contextual.
Career transitions are delicate because it is not always a matter of playing on your strengths. Very often it is more a matter of not playing any longer on some of the strengths that made you successful on the current context. This needs time and capacity to step back and resolve the emotional attachment to your past failures and success.
Making of transitions a pivoting point of their growth requires sketching your new career top line and the story that goes in coherence with your aspirations and your willpower to get there.