Almost everyone questions where they want to be when they grow up – as they’re growing up! Adults often don’t feel like adults, especially when they’re in a job they hate. A career needs to be fulfilling and if you are unfulfilled, unhappy and feeling like you’re wasting your time, then you need to find a career that fits you.
It’s so much more complicated than going to college and then stepping into the world magically happy. You need to study something that interests you, and sometimes you can’t find that when you’re 18 and starting out.
Whether you are looking to try again and study for a contractor’s test and change career, or you are stuck in the wind without a clue what to do with the rest of your life, you need to know what to do next.
Finding your career path is important, and it may not be the same career you began with when you graduated high school. The thing is, knowing where to begin can be very difficult. Let’s take a look at how you can get there.
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Know Your Passions
You have to think about what it is in the world that excites you and fills you up with energy because you know what you want to do with your life. Sure, passion isn’t the only thing that matters here, but it does help if you know what you feel passionate about.
Whether it’s construction or art, you need to know that you will be happy in your endeavours, and that means knowing whether you would take a job for the rest of your life and be happy in it.
Keep in mind what you’re actually good at – even if there’s no huge passion in there – and see how you can develop it. You may be happy and passionate about many things, and you should think about which career angle will ensure that you are satisfied.
The world of knitting may completely enthral you, but it may not be enough to carve out a career. However, you should figure out what it is you want from your interests and see how you can build them up. Finding a career that fits your interests could be a gamechanger. If you love to knit, why not sell knitted blankets and clothing? If you love to bake, you could sell cakes.
Be An Intern
No matter which field you want to work in, or that interests you, choose to try before you buy. You may find that you are better equipped to make a choice if the internship goes well, as you’ll have gained some insight and experience into the industry in which you want to work. This will help you to choose whether this is right for you.
Finding a career path can be hard and you have to do what you can not to beat yourself up over this choice. It takes some time and energy to make a good decision. Don’t let the fuss of a life change stop you from following your bliss.