Suppose you have completed your college degree, now you are facing the pressure of entering the practical world and choosing your career job. However, finding one’s dream job isn’t as easy as it sounds. Many people have to switch jobs before they land their dream spot and become comfortable enough to settle down finally.
According to different surveys, people find it hard to settle and find their dream jobs – in fact, a majority keeps thinking about switching jobs and never know what they want and whether they want to be in the place where they are currently.
While it might be a good idea to opt for career counseling after you have completed your degree or even before you have joined the college, it is also recommended to check in with reality and assess your strengths and weaknesses to truly understand what you want to do.
Here is what you can do if you have trouble figuring out your dream career and understanding what you want to do.
Understand Your Strengths & Weaknesses
You might have just left college and wonder what you could do as a career choice. Firstly, you need to stop self-doubting and delimiting yourself. Just because you don’t know which career you want to choose, it doesn’t indicate that you don’t know what you are good at.
In other words, you need to understand what you can do and what you cannot by understanding your potential strengths and weaknesses. If you are confused about what your potential strengths and weaknesses might be, you can ask a friend, family, or trusted colleague about their honest opinions.
You could, however, also self-analyze and understand your potential personality traits and assess what jobs and career choices would be more suitable, and follow your characteristics.
Evaluate Your Job History
Since we are living in a new tech-oriented era, also known as the era of Digital Darwinism, and every business is trying to survive and thrive in a rapidly changing online landscape, which is why you need to assess your skills and see what you can contribute towards a certain organization and niche.
If you have had jobs in the past, we recommend that you look for characteristics similar to your previous job choices and excel in certain skills. You need to assess what you liked and disliked about your previous jobs and what you liked and disliked about the office culture.
Also, assess your accomplishments, proud and happy moments, and see which tasks you found most challenging and what was easy to do. By evaluating your past, you can have a clearer picture of what worked for you and which things/ aspects contributed to the negative pattern. An honest analysis or self-evaluation can help you understand more about yourself and the ideal work scenario you would like to be a part of.
If you don’t want to become a slave of a 9-to-5 routine, we recommend doing something that makes you happy as it will keep you on the right path while you will remain motivated and passionate about your dream career.