Trying to find a job that you love may sound daunting, but with these tips you’ll be well on your way to finding a career that is rewarding and fulfilling.
Know what you value: When it comes to deciding on your next career move, it’s important to consider what’s truly important to you in a prospective role. What motivates you? How do you feel rewarded and fulfilled? Spending some time reflecting on these questions can help narrow down your options.
Be realistic about your skills and talents: Are you skilled in areas like sales or marketing? If so, what companies in those fields interest you? If not, does this mean that this is not the right time for you to explore a career change? No! It simply means that now is the time for self-reflection. You can then decide whether or not there is training available or opportunities for new skill development.
Consider what makes you feel rewarded and fulfilled:
- Do you want to make an impact?
- Do you want to help people or solve problems?
- Do you want to develop a skill?
- Do you want to learn about something new?
- Do you want to get recognition for your work?
- Do you need flexibility in your schedule?
While it is important to have a job, it is even more important to have a career that is fulfilling and rewarding. A job is what pays the bills; a career is the path you choose. And while having a job that provides the basics - a paycheck and advancement opportunities - is critical, many people aspire to have careers that provide more meaning, fulfilment and personal growth. Choose something that makes you happy!
Ask some vital questions:
What types of activities do I enjoy most? What kinds of tasks energize me? What makes me happy? What kinds of activities do I excel at? What kinds of projects would I be excited to tell friends and family about?
When answering these questions, remember that there's no single perfect career - every job can be rewarding if it aligns with your passions and interests.
And everyone is different. While one person may thrive in a high-pressure environment, another may find that same atmosphere incredibly stressful. If a job sounds like it could be really rewarding for someone else but not for you, go ahead and cross it off your list.