Lacking Direction? How To Come Closer To Finding Your Dream Job
Not all of us are fortunate enough to know what it is that we want to do with our lives. There are people who struggle to answer questions like: “what am I good at?” and “what kind of career do I want?”. These unanswered questions are often a constant source of stress, fear and can lead some to feel ashamed and annoyed with themselves. If this applies to you, read on for tips and advice on how to head in the right direction for your dream job.
Many of us who don’t know what we want to do in life think that one day our dream job will just appear right in front of us. Unfortunately, in most cases, this is not true. We have to be proactive. If you feel like you are stuck in a rut, you may wish to consider contacting a business that offers life coaching services, like CoCoaching. A life coach could help you realise your goals and assist you in finding a way to achieve them. If you are motivated enough to do this alone, then set yourself some realistic goals.
Focus on your skills and strengths
Make a list of all the things that you are good at. Think about your time in education, your previous and current employment and your natural qualities. Was there a particular subject or subjects that you did well in? Was there a task at work that you excelled at? Do you have a natural flair for working with others? Some people find it difficult to recognise their strengths, so it is a good idea if this is true of you, to get an outsider involved in this process. Ask the people who know you best to help you create your list of skills and strengths.
Focus on your passions
However, just because you are very good at something, that doesn’t necessarily mean that you want to do it. It is important to think about all the things that you love to do; that you have passion for. Make a list of these interests. Don’t just focus on work-related interests, include the things you enjoy to do in your personal time.
Cross-reference your skills and passions
Now take the time to compare your two lists and highlight any connections. For example, you may have under your skills public speaking. And one of your interests is going to the theatre. So, you may want to read up on performing art and investigate whether you could see yourself in that industry. Alternatively, you may be good at science and love animals. So, maybe you would make an excellent vet. As tedious and time-consuming as this may sound, it will help you narrow down your options and may bring you a little closer to what it is that you want to do.
Go for it!
Don’t dismiss job roles because you think you don’t have the right background or skills. If you really want to do something, you can. You may need to go back into education or do an internship, however, all of this effort will be worth it if it means that you land your dream job. Good luck!