Perhaps you are still at school, or have recently entered the workforce and have decided your position isn’t right. You may even be older because it’s never too late to contemplate a career change. Regardless of your situation, finding a truly rewarding career isn’t easy. In fact, many people may never find it. However, you can get a step closer. Ask yourself these questions to help you on your journey.
What Are Your Passions?
Probably the best first step is to consider what your passions are and what careers they relate to. For example, if you love helping animals, then you may be destined to become a vet. If you’re passionate about the outdoors, then you might want to train as a park ranger. Of course, some passions have less obvious career paths attached. Have a good think about how you may be able to incorporate your passion into your favourite job.
Can You Do It All Day?
You might be passionate about cooking, but that doesn’t necessarily mean you should become chef. Cooking for an hour each night is quite different from slaving away in the kitchen for 10-hour+ shifts.
You should be realistic and consider what tasks you can handle doing all day. Don’t forget to consider the average hours and shift lengths of different professions. Often a job that looks good on the surface may be a whole different bag of worms when you dive in.
What Are Your Strengths And Weaknesses?
You should ask yourself what you’re truly good it. You won’t necessarily be good at what you’re passionate at, nor will you necessarily be bad at things you’re not interested in. For example, if you love art, but believe nobody would ever buy your paintings, then you may want to focus on a different area. If you’re great at maths, but it also bore you to tears, then you may want to try and change your attitude towards the subject (you never know, you may end up with a rewarding engineering position).
Are You Just Chasing The Money?
Ideally, you can lock down a job that you’re passionate about and which pays well, however, you may find that you have to pick one over the other. Ask yourself if you could become passionate about a position that pays high. There is no shame in chasing the money if that is your priority.
Can You Get The Right Training?
You should also determine if you have a means to get the required training. Depending on the profession, you may need to have a history of academic success to get into the right course. You may also need to hand over a hefty sum in the form of study fees. Visit Quality Education And Jobs to learn more.
Finding the perfect career is an ongoing journey. Chances are you will never find a job that ticks every box. However, you should still try and get as close as possible. Ask yourself these questions and be honest with your answers.