When things aren’t looking great in your local job market, you might begin to wonder if you should just suck it up and find a job that will make you the most money. After all, that’s why you’re working in the first place, isn’t it?
At the same time, you might have started to wonder if the old way of working is the way you want to be working now. After all, you’ve worked for money in the past, and you haven’t been happy. What if this new career transition could be the start of something new that focuses on what you’re most passionate about (besides just a regular paycheck).
Here are some questions to ask yourself when you’re looking at your next job:
- What do I enjoy? – Before you start looking at any job, think about what you might enjoy doing. Even if you have no experience in doing this new job, think about what sounds like it might appeal to you.
- What am I good at? – Sometimes, jobs that allow you to showcase your expertise or skills will become jobs in which you can find passion. Make a list of the skills you have and think about jobs that could utilize them.
- What do I dislike? – And truthfully, you also need to think about what you hate about your current job or about the jobs you’ve had in the past. If you can avoid jobs you despise, you might just find your passion.
While there is certainly something to be said for finding a career that pays the bills, you might also want to look at the fluctuating job market as an opportunity to carve out a new path. Even if you end up working for someone else, think about how you can bring passion into your new working life…and the profits are certain to follow.
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