CHOOSING A CAREER / FEB. 06, 2015
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6 Effective Tips on Finding a Satisfying Career

Do you feel like you’re in a career that isn’t gratifying? You’re not the only one.

Most people today are working in a profession that does nothing more than pay the bills.

Work can seem dull and unrewarding when you’re employed somewhere you don’t want to be. While your mind may be leading you in one direction, your heart could be guiding you somewhere totally different.

If you’re not feeling content with the job you’re working at or if you’re confused about pursuing the right field, then this video by The School of Life outlines some basic tips that may help you find a satisfying career.

Some of the recommended pointers include:

1. Be Confused. It’s Normal

Confusion about what career best fits you is not unusual, especially considering the fact that there are so many industries to choose from in the labor market. Don’t let fear of making the wrong choice stop you from possibly making the right choice.

2. Know Thyself

Knowing yourself and what interests you most will help lead you on the right path of pursuing a fulfilling career. Create a list of some of your passions, no matter how small they may be. This will help you generate a host of creative ideas as far as what profession is meant for you.

3. Reflect Daily

You should be thinking about what you want to accomplish professionally, on a day-to-day basis. Empty your minds of all the clutter as you reflect on where life is taking you.

4. Gain Experience

Real world experience will give you the answers you need. Internships, volunteering, or studying the field is a great way to figure out if you’re attracted to certain trades.

5. Reflect on What Brings Forth Unhappiness

Pay close attention to what turns most people’s happiness into discontent. This could bring forth new inventions and be an opportunity for you to develop an entrepreneurial idea or business lead.

6. Be Confident

Self-confidence truly manifests itself once you choose to be courageous. Be bold in seeking or asking for the best opportunities in a job, like leadership roles. Believe in yourself and that you are more than capable of taking on certain responsibilities.

As the video mentioned, it takes time to really know what career path is the right one for you. For some, it takes four years of college, while others know exactly what they want after years of trial and error.

Once you realize that it’s completely okay to go through an in-depth process of self-reflection and contemplation, it will come easier for you to figure out what your purpose is in the working world.

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