How to find your dream career part 1

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1. How to FindYour Dream Career ?Part 1-Analyzing YourAmbitions 2. Analyzing YourAmbitionsWhenyouwerelittle,peopleprobablyasked,"Whatdoyouwanttobewhenyougrowup?"Maybeyousaidadoctor,Withstarryeyesacareerseemedlikesomethingthatwouldhappenalifetimeaway.Butnowthatthetimehascometochoose,yourinterestshaveprobablychanged.Findingtherightcareerforyoucanbedifficult,butnotimpossible. 3. 1, Ask yourself the key Question.?The respected philosopher Alan Watts said that the best way to find what you should be doing with your life was to ask yourself this important question:What would you do if money were no object?Sure, you'd want to relax for a while, but eventually you're going to get bored. So what would you do to make yourself really, truly happy? 4. 2, Break your dream job down into its most basic components.Takewhateveractivityorjobyoudiscoveredinthepreviousstepandbreakitdownintoitsmostbasicparts.1,Ifyouwereexplainingthejobtoa3-year-old,howwouldyoudescribeit?2,Ifthatchildaskedyouwhatwasfunaboutitorhowitmadesomeonefeelwhentheydidit,whatwouldyousay?Thesebasiccomponentsmakeupwhatyoushouldbelookingforinacareer. 5. 3, Lookinto what jobs provide similar feelings and experiences.Lookforjobsthatmimicthefeelingsthatyou'relookingforfromthatcareer.Forexample,ifyouwereamillionaireandwouldrathertravel,jobswhichmirrortheexperienceyouhavewouldbeatourguide,ateacherabroad,oraflightattendantposition.Ifyouwouldratherspendalldayoutdoorsinnature,youcouldconsiderajobasageologist,lumberjack, wildernessguide,orparkranger. 6. 5, Consider the upsidesand downsideof that career.Whenyouconsiderthesemore-attainablecareers,makesuretodoyourresearch.Bewellacquaintedwithwhatlifelookslikeinthatcareerpath.Youwillneedtoknowwhatthedownsidesofthosejobsareifyouwanttomakeaninformeddecision. 7. 6, Factor in your financialneeds.Ifyou'rereallyinajobthatfulfillsyouandmakesyouhappy,gettingrichoffofitreallywon'tmattertoyou.However,lifeisfullofobligationsthatgobeyondyourhappiness.Ifyourdreamcareercan'thelpfeedyourfamilyorpayyourstudentloans,youmightneedtolookintootheroptions.However,youshouldalwayskeepyourfocusonjobsthatprovidesimilarfeelingstowhatmakesyouhappy.$ 8. 7, Factor in what you're goodat.Doyouhaveanareawhereyoureallyexcel?Notjustsomethingthatyoudookaybutsomethingwhereyoudoitbetterthanmostpeoplethatyoumeet?Thisissomethingthatyoushouldfactorinwhenlookingforacareer.Youmaynotthinkthatyouenjoyittoomuch,butthefactofthematteristhatyouoftenwon'tgetgoodatsomethingunlessyouenjoyitonatleastacertainlevel.Youmaybeabletomonetizeyourskill,orevenhoneinontheaspectofitthatyouenjoysomuch(forguidance). 9. 8, Analyze your Hobbies.Manyhobbiescanbemonetized.Thisoftenmeansstartingasmallbusinessandtheheadachesthatcomewithit,butyoumayendupwithacareerthatyoureallyenjoy.Beforeyoudismissyourhobbyasbeingsomethingthatyoucouldnevermakemoneyoffof,dosomesearchingontheinternet.Youmaybesurprised. 10. 9, Take an online job test.Ifyoufeelreallylostandnoneofthesetrickshelpyou, considertakinganonlinejobtestorgoingintoalocalcareercentertogetsomeadvicefromprofessionals.Goodonlinetestscanbefoundeasily,butmanyofthebestrequireasmallfee.Ourwww.2porter.comonlinejobtesthelpyoutocheckyourcurrentskillsguideyoutoimproveyoucarrier.AB 11. 10, Tipsand Warnings.TipsWarningsBe genuine and nice with people. You'll impress all the people who matter.Treat your resume like it has value. While you want to send your resume to people who can positively influence your job search, you don't want to plaster it on every job board and give people the impression you can't get hired. 12. THANKYOUwww.2porter.com| contact@2porter.com2PorterMap for your professional path