Reflect: How satisfied are you with your current job (or course of study)?

 
Congratulations! Let's see how we can make it even better next year.

 
Reflect: Write out the top 3-5 things you learned about your career over the last year.

Questions to think about:

1. What were the most important events in your career last year?
2. What surprised you? i.e. what went better or worse than expected?
3. How did your views change about (i) what makes you happy (ii) what you’re good at (iii) what has a social impact?
 
Revise: Should you change job?

(Or if you’re not in a job, should you change whatever you’re doing?)

Questions to consider:

1. Imagine you're unemployed. Would you apply for the job you have right now?
2. Are you aware of a better option?
3. Are you failing to have a significant social impact? Are you failing to gain career capital?
4. Imagine you've just resigned from your job. How do you feel?

 
Nice one

 
Revise: What jobs could you switch into?

You can take our Career Quiz for suggestions options you might not have thought of already: https://80000hours.org/career-guide/career-recommender/

If you want to go more in depth, use our Make a Decision tool to help you decide: https://80000hours.org/career-guide/decision-process/
 
You can take our Career Quiz for suggestions options you might not have thought of already: https://80000hours.org/career-guide/career-recommender/

If you want to go more in depth, use our Make a Decision tool to help you decide: https://80000hours.org/career-guide/decision-process/

 
Plan: What’s the most important priority in your career for the coming year? What specific actions are you going to take to succeed?

Questions to think about:

1. What’s one thing that you could do this year that would make you 10 times more successful?
2. What's the most useful thing you could do this year to get to where you want to be in five years?
3. If you were going to die in exactly ten years, what would you do this year?

Once you've got a priority, be crazy concrete about what you actually need to do to make it happen. What are the key 3 actions you need to do? When are you going to do these? Where are you going to do them? How will you know if you're succeeding?
 
Plan: What obstacles will you face in doing the above? How are you going to overcome these obstacles?

Imagine it’s the end of the year and you’ve failed to achieve your top priority. Why did it happen?
 
Plan: Schedule the actions you're going to take to achieve your top priority right now.


 
Seriously, do it now!

 
Have your career plans changed in any way as result of engaging with 80,000 Hours? *

Your responses help improve our research, and ensure that 80,000 Hours will be around for many years to come.
All submissions are 100% confidential.

 
Do you expect to have more social impact as a result of this change? *


 
What did the change consist of?

I now intend to...

 
We’d love a few more details so we can better track our impact. What were you planning to do before 80,000 Hours caused you to change your plans? *

What kind of work were you planning to do? How much were you intending to donate? What were you planning to study? What problem area were you planning to work on? Try to be as specific as possible. If you had no clear plans, just say that.
 
What exactly are you planning to do now, and how is that different because of 80,000 Hours? *

What kind of work are you planning to do? How much are you intending to donate? Are you planning to study something different? What problem area are you planning to work on? Try to be as specific as possible.
 
What was most significant in triggering these plan changes?


 
How did you first find out about 80,000 Hours?


 
Which part of the effective altruism community?

 
Which website?

 
Do you consider yourself an active supporter of "effective altruism"?


 
Did you get involved in the effective altruism community because of 80,000 Hours?


 
Please enter your full name: *

 
How likely are you to recommend this form to a friend or colleague?

Hope that was useful. Now take a break.

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