Lots of people are processing what they might do next. I’ve drawn this for a few friends and it seems to have helped. Hope it helps you.
There are some places you are going to feel like a great fit. There are others that are going to exhaust and deplete you. While you might be eager something new, it’s helpful to know the environment where you’ll thrive.
Here’s how I’d think about that in two questions.
- What’s your tolerance for risk?
- How important is a collaborative environment?
If you like high risk and high collaboration: Go join a startup.
If you like high risk but don’t need much collaboration: Go be an entrepreneur.
If you don’t love risk but are collaborative: Go corporate.
If you don’t love risk and are pretty independent: Be a contractor.