How To Figure Out What’s Next For Your Career
Figuring out what to do next in your life is a problem everyone faces at one point or another. If you’re just out of school, or you’ve gone as far as possible with your current form of employment, it’s only logical to take a look at what will do next. There are a few steps you may want to consider before you decide what to do next, especially if you aren’t quite sure of what you want to happen next.
Once you have searched through these sources, you can begin to understand what is next on your path through life. Find out how to figure out what’s next in your career:
Consider what you want, not what you think you SHOULD want.
A lot of people sit miserably in jobs they hate for most of their lives because they followed the career path they thought they ought to have, rather than one they wanted to take. For some people, money is all they need, but if there are some extra things you need for job satisfaction, these need to be taken into account.
What are the hours you’re looking for? Do you have any special conditions? Does your prospective employment allow you to fit to what you need to be happy in your work? If not, is there a way to find one that will? When considering your career path, you need to figure out what you want to be doing, not just what job you want to have
Play to your skills.
Sit down and figure out what you’re good at, every talent and skill you have, and all the ways you can apply them. Take the time to write them all out and focus on exactly what you can do. Get some help from friends if you can in order to figure out what you want to be doing for a living. There are ways to apply even the strangest skills. Only when you know all the things you can do can you figure out where you need to go next.
Consider all sources.
It’s important to consider every piece of guidance when deciding what you want to do next. You need to figure out where you want to go and what you want to do. You need to take every possible career path. Consult friends, family, guidance counselors, really give yourself time to think. If those don’t quite work out, then be sure to consider every source. If the normal cannot give you what you need, then perhaps you need to look to the stars. Some believe that astrology can help you track your future life and figure out what you should be doing.
The future is a hard thing to deal with. There are many critical junctures in a persons life and every new job choice gives the opportunity to find what you want to do for the rest of your life. Even if the next choice of job isn’t the big one, something enjoyable with a decent pay check is far better than the alternatives.
By Robert Barlow