Monday, 28 March 2011

What to do for a job....

How many times have you said or heard someone say, ‘you are so lucky, I wish I knew what to do for a job’.  Unsurprisingly, I am frequently asked the question ‘what should I do for a job?’ in my role as career coach – and a perfectly legitimate question to ask given the extensive list of career choices available today.   So, how do we make this choice and discover what to do for a job?

Job hunting is currently a priority for many people.  You may have been made redundant, be seeking a career change, returning to work or establishing the best career path.   If this is you, how do you discover what to do for a job? 

Once you have established what you would like your career to include, a great place to begin is by exploring all the career choices available to you and being open to different and new career opportunities.  This will take time but the more knowledge you have about careers, the more opportunities you will find available to you when deciding what to do.  Use the index of career books, internet resources, your own networks and perhaps even a career coach to help you!  Be curious about the world of careers and you will be surprised by what you find.

Lucky people are often those who are open to new ideas and career opportunities and will persevere until they find the best career choice for them.   So if you are feeling lucky, click here for free career resources to help you decide what to do for a job and a fact sheet on discovering whether a career change is right for you. 

Good luck!

1 comment:

  1. Hi Tessa
    I have often also heard it said "I wish I knew what I want to do when I grow up!" and surprisingly this is frequently said by people who are 30+.
    When it comes to figuring out what you want to do, it is definately important to be open to new ideas and career opportunities especially as the variety of opportunities availble is continually on the increase. When trying to discover what it is you rally want to do, I think it is also important to take the time to list the things that you are passionate about and that really motivate you as I find this a great starting point to investigating new ideas.