We have all heard of The Great Resignation; heading into 2022 it is predicted that 40% of professionals are considering leaving their jobs in the first half of the year! Nearly 1 in 3 Black professionals (30%) surveyed are thinking about leaving their current job, with the top reason being lack of growth or advancement opportunities (45%).
2021 made us reflect on the question “what is life?” and the realization that as Black Professionals we are tired of just surviving everyday at work. 2022 is our year to THRIVE! Our moment in the movement to hold companies accountable through their actions which show up in the equitable opportunities they provide.
A career is a marathon, not a sprint. While major career objectives may seem difficult or even impossible to achieve, they can appear much more manageable through the use of a career plan. The goal is to ensure with each opportunity the next is better than the last. With the new world of work in mind, how will you take advantage of this moment to excel in your career? This is why career planning is critical.
Many of us are first generation, to just the mental health burden of the last 1.5+ years there has been an awakening I’ve seen in my friends who are leaving jobs to rethink what they want from an employer/company culture in order to pursue work environments that see them and help them thrive.
For those reading this, I don’t know what career moment you are in, but I hope you still create space to reflect. Then make sure to share those reflections with your close friends and family to help hold you accountable.
How we can help!
Below are a couple of powerful career planning episodes that can help you to envision all that you can and want to be in 2022.
Ep 5: Professional Development: The Power of Goal Setting in a New Year
Ep 13: Own The Arena: Getting Ahead, Making a Difference, and Succeeding as the Only One ft. Katrina Adams, former USTA President
Ep 20: Career: What it is, why it's important and how to get the most out of yours
Ep 22: Career Planning: If You Fail to Plan, You Plan to Fail
Return to Office Ep#2: A Career Journey
Continue to give yourself grace, and take your time to reflect on the last year and what brought you joy.
Wishing you all the best in the new year! Stay safe.