In his Forbes article, Three Steps For Finding Your Perfect Job, Career, And Life, Louis Efron list three important steps for finding your perfect job. He says, “People who are happiest and most fulfilled live what is the perfect job, career and life for them. This does not mean living their life would be perfect for you. Like a snowflake, perfection is defined individually. It is achievable for anyone willing to put the effort into defining, discovering and pursuing it.”
Efron goes on to say, “The first step in your journey is to understand what you are most passionate about, love, and naturally do best. I agree wholeheartedly that it is important to understand what your passions are (Interests or WHAT you love to do) and what you are good at (Strengths or HOW you have learned to be successful). They may not be one and the same. In addition, there is also a piece missing. We need to understand our needs, or what we need our work environment to look like. This is what frees us to do WHAT we love HOW we can be successful in doing so.
My experience has been that many people do not know these things about themselves and need a little jump start. And it has also been my experience that they do not have the luxury of doing experiments as the author describes. That is why I have written my Know Thyself Guides®. With relatively little effort one can discover his or her interests, strengths, and needs and see how this maps to potential job choices. The mapping is done for you. You will see how your profile compares to others already in the field.
Visit www.knowthyselfguides.com if you would like a jump start on finding your perfect job.
Have a happy day,
Dr. Sarah Brown