Are you just starting out, fresh from studying and looking for your first career?
Or have you reached a stage in your current role that you’re wondering if you have made the right choice? Do you wish that you had chosen a different path that you feel would have led to greater success and happiness?
Everyone talks about the struggle of job hunting and this can be a daunting thought. It starts with the tedious task of updating your resume, applying for jobs and attending interviews. Then accepting knock backs and somehow bouncing back and going through this tiring and stressful process again.
However, despite all of these challenges along the way, often the hardest part of the process, is the fact that you have no idea what it is you are looking for.
Take a career quiz
Taking a career quiz is designed to give you an understanding of your personality and the career areas that you would be best suited to. A career test only takes a few minutes to complete but is a great starting point for an honest and thorough approach to finding a suitable career. There are heaps of career quiz’s available on the internet, here are three suggestions:
What is the best environment for your personality type?
When thinking about a new career it is important to consider your personality type. Would you consider yourself as an entertainer who enjoys being center of attention? If so, a job that involves public speaking might suit you. Or maybe you possess ‘caregiver’ qualities and would thrive in a role that involves supporting people.
Do you work better in a fast-paced environment or a quieter setting working alone? Particularly important is determining whether you’re more of an introvert or an extravert. Once you are confident of your personality type you will be in a better position to move forward with your job search.
This term is commonly used to describe the balance that we need between time allocated for work and other aspects of our life. Areas of life other than work–life include hobbies, family, children, sport and social life.
When deciding on a new career path you need to consider work-life balance and if you will have enough time for all the things in your life. For instance, if you have young children you are not going to thrive in a role that requires you to work until 8pm every evening. If you enjoy playing sport and have commitments with a local club at the weekends, a job that requires you to work every Saturday will not provide you with the right balance.
What do you love and what are you good at?
Maybe you love numbers, helping people, public speaking, event planning or design. Make a list of everything.
And then make another list of potential jobs within these interests, that also match experience. Do some research to find out if you could see any of these as a long- term career. It is important to consider your skills, as often these are more likely to differentiate you than a passion. Employers will take into consideration your enthusiasm, but are more likely to hire the person who also possesses the right qualifications for the job.
Reach out to a local Recruitment Agency for advice
You can also reach out to your local recruitment agency, like Advanced Group for career advice.
Most recruitment consultants are highly experienced in this area and have assisted many jobseekers in finding the perfect career.
Get in touch with Advanced Group today to speak to consultant. Call 1800 621 066 or email email@example.com