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4 Questions that will lead you to your dream career


Work is hell and it has been for the past couple of years. This is a sign it’s time to hand in your letter of resignation and leave. Unemployment is better than putting up with the emotional toll of your current office.

The problem most people have is they think in the short-term. They leave without a new career in mind and that causes them to panic. “What am I going to do?” is a question lots of people ask during a transition. The answer is to find an industry which provides you with a healthy, growing, challenging work environment.

Here are the questions that will uncover your dream career.

1: If I could choose a friend to switch with, who would it be and why?

There is always someone in your social group that has an incredible job. However, it’s easy to see the grass as being greener on the other side. Therefore, it’s essential to consider the final part of the question. Why do you want to swap jobs with them? The answer shouldn’t be financially motivated. Quality positions provide things such as health insurance, a gym membership and a company car among other things. Plus, the role needs to be exciting or else you run the risk of getting bored easily.

#2: If qualifications weren’t an issue, you’d try?

Without a doubt, this is the best way to realise your dream career. It’s the job which you’ve always wanted to try but never did because of the restrictions. For example, it may seem too exclusive or you may need specific qualifications which you don’t own. Never let the latter get in the way as it isn’t tough to enrol on a college course and complete a part or full-time degree. Nowadays, you can do it with a laptop and internet connection. Also, try not to get intimidated by male-dominated offices or the ones that are overly aggressive. People can adapt with enough practice.

#3: What are the opportunities for growth?

You’ve done the research and taken the plunge, but it hasn’t paid off because the sector is vulnerable. Suddenly, the position is under threat and you may be out of a job. That’s why it’s crucial to understand the potential for expansion and growth. And, the industry you pick doesn’t have to niche or underground. An FNP degree is a wise choice as it’s a 31% growth market. The key is to check out the strengths and weaknesses as well as the upcoming threats and to decide before jumping.

#4: What are the things i love about my current job?

There’s a good chance you don’t hate everything about your role. Usually, it’s the people or boss who sour the environment and make it toxic. When this happens, your position is untenable. In this scenario, what you need is an evolution over revolution. Stay within your sector yet look for employers that are forward thinking and progressive. Ask peers and contacts for advice and use a recruitment agency with experience to pinpoint a healthier management style.

The final hurdle is to speak to a friend or loved one. Sometimes, all it takes is a conversation to provide a level of perspective

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