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05/04/2016
Finding a Fulfilling Career

Finding a Fulfilling Career

 

We all dream of that amazing feeling. Of getting up for work in the morning and looking forward to the day ahead. Of not feeling that Sunday evening dread as another week is on the horizon.

What if I told you that wasn't just an impossible pipe dream? It's much easier than you might think to find a career that suits your requirements and makes you feel job satisfaction.

Here are some important considerations to take into account as you begin your search for a fulfilling career:

Avoid Personality Tests – They Only Confuse Matters!

It's a nice idea that you could take a simple test and it would place you in the perfect career for you. But the problem is the feeling of job satisfaction is much more complex that matching characteristics to responsibilities.

Human emotions are an unpredictable force at best, so no matter how many calculations and equations you apply, you just can't find a perfect job match. It has to FEEL right, and the only way to know that is to take the leap and try it out.

A Broad Skillset Keeps Things Interesting

Being a specialist in a narrow field has always been seen as the ultimate achievement. However, it can actually lead to that feeling of 'what now?'.

Broadening your horizons by learning a variety of skills that complement each other will allow you to take on more varied responsibilities at work. It will also open up a range of new opportunities for you within the field you want to work in.

Varied work means no two days are the same and keeps you on your toes!

Combine Your Values And Talents

If you excel at something, you naturally tend to get more enjoyment out of it. The same goes for if you are passionate about something. Combine what you feel strongly about emotionally and your natural talents and what do you get? That's where you should start looking for your next career opportunity... 

Take A Risk, It Might Just Pay Off

It's a scary prospect, changing career. Whether it's a complete overhaul or just a sideways step in your current field, it's all new territory and that can be daunting.

But it is important to remember that the decision isn't set in stone. If you try a new job and find it isn't for you, just learn from it and move on. The point is, you tried. And more often than not, the risk pays off and you never look back. All you have to do is try.

Would you like some support in finding your fulfilling career? Our friendly career advisors help people like yourself every day to find a career that suits them. Give us a call on 018404075, email swords@pitman-training.net, or drop by our Pitman Training Centre on North Street, Swords to arrange an informal chat and lets see how we can help you. 


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