Second Act Success Career Podcast: Career Change Advice, Job Search Strategies, and Personal Development Tips

Keep priorities in check when changing careers - Career Clarity Mini-Series (Part 4) | Ep #107

October 19, 2023 Shannon Russell Season 1 Episode 107
Second Act Success Career Podcast: Career Change Advice, Job Search Strategies, and Personal Development Tips
Keep priorities in check when changing careers - Career Clarity Mini-Series (Part 4) | Ep #107
Show Notes Transcript

Join us for a five part Masterclass on Career Clarity! This is Part 4 of the Career Clarity Mini-Series, where career coach and host of the Second Act Success Career Podcast, Shannon Russell, will give you ways to transition jobs or start a business,  all while you stay focused on your career goals.

In this episode, you will learn how to plan your career shift by considering your priorities and making sure you keep your eye on what you want to move towards. After all, you do not want to change jobs and find yourself doing the same work you dislike once again. 

Listen to Episode #107 for Part 4 of the Career Clarity Mini-Series now!

If you missed the past episodes in this Career Clarity Mini-Series, catch up now...

Episode #104 - How to get clear on your career goals?
Episode #105 - What is the "why" behind your work?
Episode #106 - Make your job skills stand out!



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Second Act Success Career Podcast
Season 1 - ​​Career Clarity Mini-Series - Keep your priorities in check when changing careers (Part 4) | Ep #107
Episode - #107
Host: Shannon Russell
Transcription (*created by Descript and may not be perfectly accurate)

[00:00:33] Shannon Russell: welcome to day four of my career clarity. Mini-series. 

So far, we have covered step one, which is follow what lights you up and step two, which is assess your skills. You can go back to the past few episodes, starting with episode 1 0 4, to catch you up on any episodes that you might've missed. This mini series is to bring you my steps to achieve career clarity in simple digestible ways so that you can [00:01:00] go out and take action. 

I hope you've been taking notes and that you can use these steps. You're learning to build your strategy towards Second Act Success. Now it is time to tackle step three. 

And achieving clarity around your career goals. 

[00:01:16] Shannon Russell: Hey, my friend it's Shannon. If you have been enjoying this Career Clarity Mini-Series, then I invite you to join me inside my brand new program. The Second Act Accelerator. It's a six month program where you and I work together to start taking steps to get you to the career that you're truly meant for. You will get one-on-one coaching with me. Group coaching, my course, resources. a YouMap® assessment. And access to a community of like-minded people. Head over to and schedule a discovery call with me. I can't wait to support you even more inside the accelerator. 

[00:01:57] Shannon Russell: Now Number three in our steps to clarity [00:02:00] is keep your eyes on your goals you want to envision Your ideal future career right now. That's what we're trying to do, right? We're trying to get that clarity on what your next step will be. So what does success look like?

Define your long term goals, considering aspects like job satisfaction, maybe, work life balance. What are the hours at that career, at that job, at that role? What is the income? What is the impact overall on my life if I take this role and what are the growth opportunities? Really start thinking about your vision of the next 5, 10, 20 years.

if you're making this move, do you want to grow with that company? Do you want to stay in that field? These are a lot of questions that are really hard to answer at this point, when we're just speculating on these ideas. But getting clear on what your vision is, by doing these exercises, it'll steer you towards that path and away from [00:03:00] paths that are not a good fit So just really kind of envisioning what does success in this next career?

look like for you. as you're envisioning this, really try to be flexible you can break down these goals into little steps to get you there, but you want to know that it's a long process, 

you're not going to say, all right, that's it. I'm going to be a lawyer. I'm going to go to school. This is my path there are many steps, right? So you want to envision that and stay flexible. you might apply to a school, just using this lawyer example, you might apply to a school and not get in.

Or you might apply to a school and realize that you can't afford the tuition at this point. So, I guess I just want to remind you to keep your eyes on your goals, but be flexible with how you get there. A lot of times, staying flexible, a new path might open up that you're like, wow, this is, this is actually perfect for this juncture, this time in my life.

And [00:04:00] that might be something that you want to pursue. career paths often evolve and change, as you know, so really, say adaptable to whatever comes up, because there might be those new opportunities, and it's important that you jump on whatever might show up in front of you that could be something really out of the box that you hadn't thought of before.

[00:04:19] Shannon Russell: All right. We are keeping this episode short and sweet tomorrow. I'll bring you the fourth and final step in this series on how to achieve career clarity. And we'll recap all four steps as well. So don't forget to subscribe to the show. So you don't miss an episode. And if you're enjoying this masterclass mini series, take a screenshot on your phone and share it with a friend. That's the best way for me to continue to bring you quality content and to help you on your path to Second Act Success. Thank you for joining me and I'll catch you tomorrow. My friend.