Building self-awareness to enable the discovery of what you want to do – STEP 1
How do you achieve the best career path when there are so many career and job options available to you? Where do you start? How do you find the perfect match? Is this really possible?
The good news is that it is possible, you simply need to take it one step at a time.
The first step involves building your self-awareness. This means you need to take time learning about yourself so that you become really clear about the kind of career that would best suit your personality. You want to be able to imagine your ideal career and what the outcome of finding this will be like for you.
To help you through this first step, here are some questions to think about:
- What are you good at?
- What activities and work environments enable you to work at your best?
- What motivates you?
- What knowledge do you have that you would like to use?
Use enjoyable and satisfying past experiences, in both your personal and working life, to help you to answer these questions. You can then start identifying themes of skills and qualities to enable you to discover what you would like your ideal career to include.
The second step is to start exploring career and job ideas that match your skills and personality and I will be covering this in my next blog.
In the meantime, enjoy spending time focusing on the things you enjoy and are good at!
The more you know yourself, the better you will be at identifying a career that suits you.