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8 Easy Steps to Find the Job You LoveJob Search August 27, 2015
If you’re caught up doing things that you do not possibly enjoy, then it’s time to look beyond and seek happiness in your daily life. What you do reflects your personal choices for life. Who would like to be in a dull and boring job for life? Choose making a career for life over a dull boring job. This should be your ultimate goal to success.
While there are no shortcuts to success, these eight tips listed below can be a life saviour to help you in the struggling times and follow your heart’s calling. It is easier said than done.
But with an extra amount of grit, determination and courage to battle out the odds in your favour, you can surely embark on a long-fulfilling journey to pursue your passion and be the master of your dreams. Follow these 8 steps, to chase your dreams and win a fulfilling career:
- Find out what you are good at
Every person has some talent or the other. Make a list of what you are good at – this will give you a list of your talents. This list is the starting point for choosing the right career.
- Find out what you like doing
The twist is that the things you are good at may not be the thing you like doing. So also make a list of the things that you like doing. The items that appear in both List 1 and List 2 are possibly the things you should consider a career in. Simple, eh!
- Figure out your personality type
Knowing your personality type will give you a good idea about the professions that suit your temperament best. Understand who you are, before you decide to take the plunge.
- Choose a work environment that works for you
Your personality type will also help determine the work environment that is best for you. Basic things such as – Are you an indoor type or prefer to be outside? Know what works for you.
- How posh do you want life to be?
It is very important to know your material and lifestyle aspirations. You may be suited to a job in the social sector, but will it pay you enough to sustain the lifestyle you want to lead? Know what is important for you.
- Research, Research and Research
Based on answers to the above questions, make a list of careers that are most suitable for you. Then research the sectors/industries and companies that offer such careers. Read up about the history of the sectors, their trends and opportunities.
- Find someone already working in a similar job. Speak to them.
Tap into your social network and ask your friends to put you in touch with people that have similar jobs. Let them tell you how it works and decide whether it would work for you.
- Get cracking on your job search.
You are now ready to look for a job. Check out job search sites and company websites for relevant vacancies. There are many jobs out there that are not advertised but filled up through referrals so spread the word with friends.
Find out your life’s calling before it’s really too late. If you have the power to dream BIG, so do you possess the power to transform your dreams to reality! C’mon, get going.
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