Tanja Pirnat in Recursos Humanos Marketing Coordinator • Avantio Apr 20, 2017 · 1 min read · +500

Discover your ideal job

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.

Tanja Pirnat Apr 22, 2017 · #8

#7 I completely agree. In this case is better to sell the business

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Michele Williams Apr 22, 2017 · #7

#6 Wise advice Tanja. I agree that wealth is not only money. A colleague talking to MBA students mentioned that passion was especially important when deciding whether or not to join one's family business. For example, joining out of obligation and hating your job can harm the business and your family relationships.

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Tanja Pirnat Apr 21, 2017 · #6

#2 @Michele Williams thank you for your question. It doesn't matter which job you choose, you can be a chef, a football player, sales assistant or financial management. If you don't like your job, it is difficult to be good at, even if you work as sales manager and you are not good at, you will not earn a lot of money. Meanwhile the best chefs can gain a lot of money when they do their job with passion and 100% dedication. It is ridiculous to force yourself doing a job you hate; it is not good neither for you, nether for the people surrounding you. I strongly recommend following your passion and talent. Wealth is not only money but also personal satisfaction and happiness.

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Tanja Pirnat Apr 21, 2017 · #5

#1 Thanks! It is a useful site


Welcome @Tanja Pirnat
Good advices,

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Michele Williams Apr 21, 2017 · #3

Welcome to beBee Tanja!

Michele Williams Apr 21, 2017 · #2

Great buzz! Many if my students are trying to balance following their passions with earning a bigger salary. What advice would you give your 21 year-old self?

Javier 🐝 CR Apr 21, 2017 · #1

@Tanja Pirnat thanks for sharing it ! Welcome to beBee !