Lots of people are bored with their jobs. Data indicates that 70% of American workers are grumpy about the work they’re doing. The answer, of course, is to find work that you do like doing, but that’s much easier said than done. In order to find a job you both enjoy and can excel at, ask yourselves these questions:
What Am I Great At Doing?
What we are great at doing comes out in our hobbies and how we spend our leisure time. Lots of times, this doesn’t align with what we’re doing day to day. Most people pick careers based on what their parents or teachers told them to do. This can be beneficial in certain ways, as lots of times the people in our lives have good insight as far as what we might be good at, but there are, of course, downsides. When you like your job, you will do better at it. Taking a quality assessment test can help you figure out what you do best and help point you in the right direction.
What Market Desperately Wants My Skills And Passions?
Knowing who really wants your abilities is essential to finding a job that’s a good fit. While getting a job selling real estate in downtown Manhattan right off the bat might be tough, going to a smaller market with less competition may be a better option. Figure out who needs your skills and go to that market.
What Are My Competitors Afraid To Do To Help Our Market?
Competitors are people who have similar skills, education, and interests to you. You are not going to succeed if there are a lot of people like you competing for your target job. Make a list of the things that your competition is afraid to do to meet your market’s needs. What can you offer that other people who want to work in your field can’t? More importantly, what are you willing to do that they won’t? If you want your dream job, it’s going to require taking a risk.
Whether you are a coder, web designer, builder, teacher, mechanic, or barista, finding the job that you love is really important. Doing so requires taking an honest assessment of your life. It then requires being willing to take responsibility when your competition is afraid to do so. Although it’s fun to dream about, in reality most of us won’t win the lottery anytime soon (sorry to be the bearer of bad news). That said, if you do this, you will succeed not only in getting the job of your dreams but in being happy, which is more important than money for most.