How To Figure Out What Career You Should Pursue

How To Figure Out What Career You Should Pursue

Have you ever wondered what else is possible? Or what career you would pursue if anything were possible? What if you were able to compete with other job applicants who were far more experienced than you and still land the job of your dreams? Would you do it? Would you take the time to figure out what you want out of life and your career and then make a move to get it?

Or maybe you’ve always wanted to quit your job and start your own business and be your own boss. But something is stopping you, isn’t it? There’s a voice of reason telling you not to be a fool. But you just can’t stop dreaming of “what if?”

What if you’re not sure what to do, you just hope this isn’t it…

 
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What would you do about it? How would you step away from this less-than-awesome employment and find the career you love, the work you were put on this earth to do, something that makes you feel like the best-possible-version-of-yourself that you can possibly be?

Huffington Post published a fantastic article on the subject yesterday – “5 Reasons You Need A Career Coach” which highlights the benefits of working with someone instead of trying to figure all of this out on your own. For example:

The ideal career is one that utilizes your biggest strengths, taps into your strongest passions, and one that offers you the right balance of personal satisfaction, financial compensation, creative challenge, and time flexibility that you need to enjoy your life.

Figuring out what you want is easier said than done, and can involve psychological factors, which is why you should be humble enough to seek help. The job of a career coach – at least an effective one – is not only to help you reach your career goals but to determine what your real goals are in the first place.

Figuring this stuff out on your own would be easy if you had a lot of experience jumping from one industry to the next and you were a whiz-kid at acing job interviews. But what if you haven’t (yet) and you’re not quite sure why a hiring manager would consider you when you have zero experience in their industry? Beyond going back to school for four years and hoping to land a job when you graduate, how else could you prove your skills are transferable? Well, the author, S. Kumar, has you covered there too:

While it’s tempting to think this is an easy task, it actually requires a deep understanding of the dynamics of different industries and job functions, the ability to project future possibilities (and challenges), and to make the connection between your personality and skillset to real-world market opportunities.

There are plenty more gems in the full article, read it at:

“5 Reasons You Need A Career Coach”

Ok, ok, you got me….. I’m biased because I’m a career coach. It’s true! But you know what, I too was a very frustrated cubicle monkey and I would surf the internet looking for relief. I had no idea what a career coach was, so I spent my time looking for a new job, searching craigslist ads, signing up for free online courses to learn new skills and basically wasting my life away at a desk job that was soooooo not me. I became a career coach because it’s what I was put on this planet to do and I flipping LOVE IT!! I love my job! As soon as I wake up in the morning, I am stoked to get out of bed and check my email while I brew my first cup of wake up juice. I’m eager to see who has made contact while I slept, who was drawn to my site and what I offer. Because this is my chance to help someone else achieve the same happiness I feel everyday. I want to help everyone find relief from frustrating days, stressful weeks, mind-numbing months and make the world a better place by doing something that makes you ridiculously happy.
I know you can do it. I’m living proof that it can be done and there are so many others like me who have re-routed their careers and made a new life for themselves. And you know what’s crazy? It’s not even that difficult. But you have to play to win. You have to make the decision to do it. To love yourself enough to make a change.
You can change the world just by being happy.
When you’re ready, hire a coach. It doesn’t have to be me. Just find a coach you believe in and hire them to help you get unstuck.
If you want to see what it would be like to work with me, simply click here – Work With Me
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