How To Find The Right Job For You
To be happy doing what you do for work, you’ll need to figure out the right job for you. These tips will help you do just that.
By Jonathan Hackman
Working a job that you hate is miserable and, unfortunately, all too common. You might not have any idea yet of what you want to do for a career by the time you graduated high school or college. That’s fine. You may not even know well into your 20s, and that’s okay too. But whenever you come to that conclusion — and it may happen by trail and error — here are the steps you should take to find the right job for you.
Step 1: List Your Passions
You’ll be happiest when you enjoy what you do. For example, professional sports players often state that they are making a living from doing something they have loved their entire lives. Make a list of your hobbies and decide what you like to do the most. Chances are high that you can find a way to make a living at it.
Step 2: Follow Your Dreams
It is one thing to say you want to do something, but it’s another thing entirely to put it into practice. Walking around dreaming of owning your own bar is not the same as finding a location, applying for the licenses or looking for financing to make it happen. One of the best ways to find the right job for you is to learn what the requirements are for doing it and taking the steps to implement it.
Step 3: Don’t Let Failure Deter You
Once the decision has been made to follow your dream job, never give up pursuing it. If you quit, you will never find the right job for you. Be willing to make any necessary changes if life puts an obstacle in your path, but keep your goal in your sights. Those who have made their dream jobs come true never gave up.