Discover your ideal job
Finding our ideal job must be one of the most difficult decisions we have to take. We spend so many hours working that it is important we enjoy our job. We are all good at something, we like different things and we have different talents. Our own ideal job brings us happiness, fulfilment and success. Each person has something that makes a difference.
Identify what are your passions, what you love to do and what are your talents – things you are good at naturally. Following you have some questions, read them, think about the answers and write them down.
- What did you enjoy doing when you were a child?
- What are you good at?
- Things you would do if the money would not be a limit. Describe your ideal day.
- What gets you out of bed in the morning?
- Describe your ideal work environment (indoors/outdoors, at home/office etc.)?
After ask 10 different people who know you well about your attributes and things they think you are good at. They can be your friends, family, co-workers, schoolmates, neighbours or partner. The more varied the better.
Once you have all the responses, review them. You might be surprised with the answers of other people. The things you are good at are natural and easy for you and you might not even realize you are good at.
Analyze the answers and search for jobs you should try. Until you do not actually try it in practice, you cannot be sure this is your ideal job. I have tried 26 different jobs in 12 years; most of them were student jobs. People who know me tell me I change job too frequently. Trying so many different jobs, sectors, positions and task gave a wide perception of things I enjoy doing and thing I am really not interested. It was a learning process which guided me to where I am today and I finally know what I really like to do.
To help you identify your ideal job, make a list with all the jobs you had. Choose those you enjoyed most. Following write down the jobs you always wanted to try. Point out why you have not tried them. Choose from the list the jobs you are most interested in trying them.
Prepare an action plan to try the jobs you are most interested. You can offer yourself to be a volunteer or do it after your current job or classes. Try each of your ideal jobs from your list. Take notes of what you liked or disliked at each job. Ask yourself if you wish to try that job again and make selection.
Once you have chosen your ideal job, do everything to succeed on the way. Take advantage of your potential, be committed to your passion, take action and you will obtain an extraordinary results.