What do successful people do to help achieve their goals and a sense of career fulfillment?
JD Coaching & Consulting conducted a nationwide research study of business professionals to identify career best practices. The findings from nearly 500 respondents confirmed the importance of ten components of career management and clarified which ones were more often employed by people who were highly satisfied with their career.
This research offered valuable insight into the real-world behavior of career professionals. The data collected from the Highly Satisfied group of respondents revealed what successful people do to achieve their goals and a sense of fulfillment. This information provides a clear road map for helping professionals better manage their career path.
The greatest percentage of respondents (53%) indicated that they were “satisfied” (33%) or “very satisfied” (20%) with the present state of their career. Sixty-five percent said that their career was “on track” and an overwhelming majority of respondents (75%) stated that they had a “desire to advance” their career.
There was no appreciable difference, in perceived importance of the ten career management components, between people who rated their career satisfaction HIGH vs. those who rated it LOW. However, there was a marked increase in achievement of all career management components by individuals who rated their current career satisfaction as HIGH. Most significantly:
- Highly satisfied (HIGH) respondents reported 157% more achievement of being proactive about their career’s future than those who had low satisfaction (LOW).
- Individuals with HIGH career satisfaction were 141% more current with skill enhancement and professional development than the LOW respondent group.
- The HIGH group reported 140% more achievement in having a trusted source for navigating workplace issues than those in the LOW group.
- Respondents in the HIGH group, reported higher achievement in having a robust, vital and supportive network (135% more) than the LOW respondent group.
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