‘Do what you love and you will never work a day in your life!’
You might have heard this quote way too often, especially through social media. The quote stands true too, because when you really work on something you love you will never feel you are working in the first place.
Almost every person in the world wants to follow this quote and live it, but very few actually do, don’t they? The thing is, people are satisfied with their temporary livelihood solutions. They settle down in “some” job, get a salary and say that’s enough for now.
The situation got even worse in 2020 with the pandemic. The entire world got shuffled and rearranged and employers and employees found newer ways to get the job done. Not to mention the millions of job losses in the process!
So, how do you find a job, a good job, a dream job that would suit you, not just temporarily but also until you find your next interest? Here’s are a few tips towards that,
Introspect and Retrospect
Finding out what you are interested in, is the first step. This is well suited for people in their late teens who want to get a degree in their field of choice. If you are interested in astronomy, you will need to pursue a series of degrees and get a doctorate whereby you will start off as a research assistant and finally become a full-time astronomer. This is introspection. If you are already half way through this process, you will see that some parts of the job seem more interesting than the others and you will do better if you focus on them. And this is retrospection. To find out which part of your previous experiences kindle your intellect more than the others. Once you find out what you want out of the job, you have taken a step towards career fulfilment. This process will also help you in identifying your own strengths and weaknesses. At The Career Center, we help you in identifying your interests and also in your search for a suitable position that benefits you. Our experts have trained hundreds of potential candidates towards attaining their goals.
You need to be constantly updated about the developments in your fields of interest. This will help you identify the potential areas where you can contribute with your specific skill-sets. Also, updating your own skill-sets with latest and advanced courses. This will help you in making a place for yourself in your field. Also, the new set of skills may also help you in making that career jump you might be hoping for. it all starts with you constantly learning. Remember, don’t be stagnant, or the world will leave you behind.
It is very vital that you develop a professional network for yourself. Now, with the internet, it is more than easy to connect with people who might be in the same profession as you. By having meaningful contacts, you enrich your own experience and also get exposed to new developments in your field. Ultimately, you will find out more about your own interests and move more confidently towards your dream job. The Career Center is an excellent place for you to grow your network. Everyday we come across hundreds of applicants who share similar professional preferences and interests. You can be better benefitted if you work together. The word ‘competition’ doesn’t apply here though!
Calculate Your Self-Worth & Keep Improving
The most important point you need to keep in mind is how you value yourself as a professional. This includes all your skills, experiences and your knowledge about your field. With heavy competition in almost all fields it is important you need to have an edge over your fellow competitors. For that, you will need to identify your worth in the workspace. If your skill-sets are more tuned to the positions you seek in a firm, you will be the natural choice for the recruiters. Also, if you have a diverse set of skills up your ante, you will be a more viable option for companies. More and more companies are downsizing their workspace and with your diverse knowledge and confidence about the same, you will move up through the competitive ladder quick and easy.