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3 Unusual (But Effective) Ways To Choose Your Career

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Most people will spend upwards of 40 hours per week, 48 weeks per year, at work. Therefore, it’s crucial to find a career path that you enjoy, find fulfilling, and one which blends well with your preferences and goals – but this can be far easier said than done. If you’re struggling to decide the next step in your career, or are considering a complete career change, then it might be worth seeking new inspiration from one of the following…

If you’re struggling to decide the next step in your career, or are considering a complete career change, then it might be worth seeking new inspiration.

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Personal recommendations

If you have a friend who is happy with their career, it’s always worth asking yourself if you also might enjoy a similar role. Not only do you have direct, first-person evidence that that specific career is enjoyable, your friend could also be a useful source of guidance, support, and insight into what the role entails if you do decide to give it a try.

“One of the first things you should ask yourself is what is your dream career. Believe it or not, many young children have a career in mind, going back to elementary and middle school. It is not unusual for some children to make their career dream a reality, by getting a degree in that field. Regardless, if your dream career is a teacher or lawyer, you can make it come true. And, you do not need millions of dollars to make this happen.” – What Is Your Dream Career?

Personality tests

The famous Myers-Briggs personality test has been used by both recruiters and job seekers for decades, though there are plenty of other personality tests that can also provide valuable career insight. It’s particularly worth taking several personality tests and evaluating the results; if there’s a consistent theme or one particular career that keeps cropping up across multiple results, that could be a promising sign. Oh, and speaking of signs…

Astrology

If you’re a fan of astrology, then it might interest you to know that it is thought that certain occupations suit particular star signs – as you can see on the Libra-focused infographic below. As a result, it’s worth looking into the suggestions for your specific star sign to see if you can find anything that you feel might be suitable for you.


Infographic Design By Ask Astrology

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