Your Ultimate Guide to Finding the Career of Your Dreams This Year

Emploi Administrator | 13th December 2019

Career Development
Your Ultimate Guide to Finding the Career of Your Dreams This Year

Your Ultimate Guide to Finding the Career of Your Dreams This Year

Emploi Administrator | 13th December 2019

Career Development

“You are not here merely to make a living. You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world, and you impoverish yourself if you forget the errand.” —Woodrow Wilson.

Trying to figure your dream career can be really challenging, especially if you’re new in the job market or are considering starting something new. In a market where the courses we do in university more often than not don’t fall within our first choices- usually decided either by our parents or the joint admission board- most of us may limit our potential by getting stuck in careers we never wanted or ones we undertook just to make ends meet. And forever is a really long time in a career you dislike.
So how can anyone possibly figure out their dream career? There are so many options, each with pros and cons. Below are 10 questions to ask yourself, and when they are all answered, you will have discovered your dream career:

1.0 What Was Your Dream Job as a Child?

Evidently, not all our childhood aspirations are realistic but looking over what you wanted to be as a child might uncover other positions that you wouldn’t have considered.

If you wanted to be a TV presenter, for example, but suck at public speaking, you could think of alternative routes in that field. If you don’t have a degree in media and broadcasting, you could apply to be a runner for TV shows and work your way up the ranks. As the saying goes: if there’s a will, there’s a way!

2.0 What’s Your Purpose?

What do you want to accomplish through your job? Do you want to create innovative products that will change people’s lives? Do you want to write informative news pieces? Do you want to entertain people with your comical skills? Or even help people in need and work for a charity? Whatever it is, be sure to discover what your purpose in life is and find a job that helps you share those values.

3.0 What’s Your Personality Like?

Are you an introvert or an extrovert? Do you like to work with people or are you a lone ranger? It’s important to discover what you are truly like as this will help you identify which roles best suit your interests.

A good start would be to take a number of different personality tests which will give a list of ideal career paths that suit your character traits. Even if the suggested jobs aren’t really ones you’re interested in, they will help you narrow down the route that you actually want to take.

4.0 What’s Your Ideal Working Environment?

Where you work and who you work with is an important part of job satisfaction. You could be working in your dream role but the environment could completely kill the enjoyment and you could ultimately end up hating your job. It is, therefore, imperative to look at a company’s culture before applying and to figure out what type of environment you want to be working in.

Do you want to work at a laidback office where you have flexibility like in the tech industry? Spend some time hunting down different companies and make a list of the top 10 you would want to work for.

5.0 What Did Your Past Jobs Teach You?

Your past jobs can lead the path to your future. By looking at your previous experiences, you can discover what it is you liked and disliked. When you are completing this exercise, make sure you write an equal amount of pros and cons so you can fully understand what duties you want to have in your next job and what it is that you don’t want to do. If you’re fresh out of university and haven’t had a full-time job yet, look at previous tasks you completed in your course and what you enjoyed the most.

6.0 Is Money Really That Important?

A large paycheque will make you happy for a few months but that phase will soon fizzle out and you’ll be left in a depressive rut, going to work just to get a salary at the end of the month.

Having said that, it’s important to figure out how much money you need to live on and what kind of jobs can give you that income.

7.0 What Job Would You Do for Free?

Is there a job that you would do for free just because you absolutely love it? Maybe you’re a talented fashion designer and have the opportunity to intern at a top label like Vevo. If you find something you would do for free, then you’re onto a winning dream job – one that getting paid for would just be an added bonus.

8.0 What Are Your Hobbies?

Is there something you do in your spare time that you really enjoy? Maybe you’re a fitness fanatic and spend your personal time exercising and creating healthy eating plans and regimes. If so, the answer to your questions is right under your nose and your dream job is literally in your hands if you will risk a career change for a happier life.

9.0 What Are Your Strengths?

Are you good at solving mathematical problems? Do you have a calm nature and are excellent at guiding people and delegating tasks? If so, you’ll make a great leader. By determining your key strengths, you’ll be able to match them to different job positions which, in turn, will help you find your dream position.

10. What Skills Do You Need?

Spend about 30 minutes researching what skills, qualifications and experience are needed for your identified preferred job. You should then circle the roles that you actually can and currently equipped to do.

 

If your life had no limits, what would you do? Think about it. If you had all the money, time and resources you needed, how would you spend your time? Where would you go? Who would hang out with?

This line of thinking pushes you outside your normal box. You probably have a series of limiting beliefs when it comes to what you can do with your life. In many ways, this is reasonable. There are actual limits imposed on you by your job, relationships, etc. But many of our limiting beliefs simply aren’t true. We’ve picked them up somewhere over the years and unconsciously treat them as law.

When you think about a limitless life, it allows you to explore possibilities you’ve never considered.

Finally:

“Consult not your fears but your hopes and your dreams. Think not about your frustrations, but about your unfulfilled potential. Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in, but with what it is still possible for you to do.” —Pope John XXIII

 

And:

Happy New Year!All the best in finding yourself careerwise.


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