How to Discover a Fulfilling Career Path

Whether fresh out of college or years into a dead-end job, how do you discover a fulfilling career path? Here are 3 simple ways to help you figure out what career would be a great fit and help you feel satisfied at work.

  1. Self-reflect – Think about times in your life when you have felt most happy–was it helping others, was it helping someone pick out the perfect solution for their needs, was it resolving an issue? What types of activities make you feel energized, enthusiastic, and motivated? Can you remember then last time that you lost track of time because you were so enthralled in your work? Try to self-reflect on what really fuels your passions and interests
  2. Assess your strengths – You could take a strength finder’s assessment, or you could poll your colleagues and friends. Try to figure out what your greatest strengths are and how you can use those in your career. Are you a natural leader? Are you an excellent communicator? Are you good at motivating others? Where can you add the most value? Do you have any special skills or abilities?
  3. Identify your needs – Based on your lifestyle, what are your work needs? Do you need flexibility to be able to pick up your kids from school, or can you work long hours in the office? Are you able to travel? What would be your ideal work environment? Do you need to work from home? What kind of work-life balance do you require?

Once you’ve spent some time thinking about the above items, you can start to narrow down your search for a fulfilling career. For more career advice, contact us at 816-986-0909