Are you in transition? Are you considering a Career Change? Are you trying to determine the path for your career? How do you find the right job? Can you afford to “choose” the right job?
Many professionals choose jobs that come to them, rather than proactively managing their career and working their ideal jobs. Too many job seekers focus primarily on the tasks that they perform and take jobs that are not a good fit for them in other areas. When looking at opportunities, there are so many areas that impact you’re your job satisfaction as well as job performance. Does the job provide the growth opportunities you are seeking? Does the company culture and position fit your personality? If the answer to these questions meets your needs, your performance and ultimately job security will be positively impacted. If not, they will be negatively impacted.
How can you focus your job search so that you target the right opportunities? There are several things you can do to help understand the direction you need to go in.
- Take a personality test such as Meyers-Briggs or Jung Typology test to understand your personality type and the environments and roles which you thrive.
- Evaluate your motivated skills to determine what you want and need to use to achieve job satisfaction.
- Evaluate your core values of what you are looking for in your career.
- Evaluate past positions and determine circumstances that made your job great or not so great.
Using these factors to build a matrix that allows you to measure where each potential job ranks in terms of meeting your needs will allow you to more clearly focus your search to land your next career position that will maximize your growth and security.