Finding a job or lifetime career path that is right for you is not always a simple decision. As humans, we are complex, interesting, and unique individuals, all with varied interests and hobbies that require our attention from time to time. When you are in the process of seeking out and applying for a new job, there are a few questions to ask yourself before submitting an application or asking friends and other business contacts for leads, such as:
Am I searching for a full or part-time job?
How long do I intend to work at this job?
Do I intend to make my next job my career?
What am I missing in my current job or position that I am looking for from a new one?
Am I willing to relocate or am I restricted to a specific location or city for my work?
How flexible am I willing to be if I am offered a dream position that is located in another city, state, or even internationally?
Identifying and Finding the Right Job
In order to successfully identify career paths and job opportunities that are right for you, it is important to assess your own skills and abilities, as well as your own personality traits that are likely to cross over into the workplace.
What Skills Do You Have? What Are You Good At?
Create a list of the skills and abilities you have learned or that you innately possess. Are you a natural artist with the ability to sketch from memory? Do you find yourself drawn to fixing or repairing items? Do you enjoy editing and copywriting? Are you a lover of communicating with others, socializing, teaching, and spreading awareness? The more in-tune you become with who you are as a person and as an individual, the more confident you will feel in yourself once you begin seeking out jobs and careers, even if you are doing so in entirely new industries unfamiliar to you.
It will be important to understand your key strengths and abilities once you begin piecing together a resume or building a portfolio for your work. Some essential skills employers are looking for include:
Organizational Skills/Attention to Detail
Communicator/Enjoys working with others but can also work alone
Self-driven and committed with a strong work ethic
Eager to learn and grow
Excited to help build the company and/or the brand
What Do You Enjoy Doing?
When searching for a new job, consider what you enjoy doing, even in your spare time, especially if you are interested in a long-term career opportunity.
What Industries Peak Your Interest? When you feel drawn to hobbies or specific interests, it is important to hone in on these feelings, especially if they may lead you to the job or career of your dreams. Familiarizing yourself with various industries and markets can also help to guide you along your way to finding the best job and career path that is right for you. Growing industries of today that are still on the rise and in-demand include:
Web Design/Web Development/Graphic Design/Illustration
Video Game Developer/Content Creator
Trade Industries: Plumbing, Electricity, Wiring, HVAC, etc.
If you need further assistance in assessing your skills and determining what career is right for you, feel free to contact us. We are always here to help!