Exactly when should we begin the career discovery process? And how exactly do you figure out what career path is right for you?
To gain a competitive edge, young people are being asked to make career decisions earlier and earlier. In many high schools, students are being asked to choose career paths as early as the tenth grade. This, at a time in life when your most pressing concern is when the next season of Stranger Things starts or who to ask to the Fall dance. So, it’s not surprising that so many of us find ourselves in a career we find unfulfilling.
But, thankfully, there’s good news. In today’s job market, it’s never too late to begin a journey of career discovery.
The Path to Career Discovery
In many ways, walking the path to career discovery is also a journey of self-discovery. Richard Branson, founder of Virgin Group, once said, “If you can indulge in your passion, life will be far more interesting than if you’re just working.” So, the first step along the path to career discovery is to find your passion. That may be easier said than done, but don’t worry; we’re here to help.
This infographic from OneGoodThing provides 20 exercises to help you discover your passion in life and how you can turn that passion into a career you enjoy.
It starts with understanding what you DON’T want to do. And, if “what you don’t want to do” includes what you’re doing now… it may be time to begin this journey, and do it right!
Our favorite pieces of advice? Owning your uniqueness and submersing yourself into your field of interest. After all, the world is full of “detail oriented” clones and those who never took the time to learn what their industry is really like.
So what are you waiting for? Every journey begins with a single step… and we’ve just given you 20!