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Finding a Job That Fits

Mar 10, 2008
The job must be satisfactory both monetarily and overall workload. One's personality also helps to determine the right type of job. This is because the personality of the person influences the skills possessed, the drive of the individual, and also decides job satisfaction.

Anybody wants to have a job they enjoy rather than something they dislike.

In The Beginning

Many of us as children wanted to become astronauts, movie stars, or something equally fantastic, but these jobs do not always become a reality. As we grow older, we are faced with the uncertainties and the hurdles that prevent us from living up to our childhood aspirations. This motivates us to search for the right job, but leaves us just as confused as before.

We may find ourselves stuck in dead end jobs that we wish we didn't have to do day in and day out. On top of this, many of us also realize that our job is not taking us anywhere. There may be many reasons that we took this job in the first place and we continue to do it because we may feel there is no other choice.

However, it is best to get out before it is too late. Now is the best time for you to look inside to find out the ideal job that you would really like to do. Remember your childhood dreams again and check what you would like. Use the skills that you have learned or learn new skills to get you the job that you want. Almost 15% of the working population wants a different job, so this means you are not alone.

Knowing What Job Suits You

If you are not sure of what job you would like, try writing it down. List the things that you enjoy doing, what you like about your current job, what you don't like about your current job, your other interests, and what you would like to do as a profession.

Writing your thoughts down will help you gain perspective on what you want to do. Now according to these thoughts and interests, you can also find the jobs that suit your interests.

Closing In On the Right Position

You can also check out the different classifieds, recruitment advertisements or Internet to see if any of them interest you. There are times when we are not aware of the job opportunities and hence we choose one that is not suited for us. This will bring to light possibilities that you hadn't thought of or known about before.

Now, after selecting the different careers that are similar to your interests, it is time for you to select the careers that you feel you are more inclined to do well. It is a good idea to rank the jobs as per your interest. Seriously consider the different jobs, their negatives and positives, the salary you are likely to earn, the availability of the job, and the skills to acquire the job. All this will help you in deciding the job that suits you best, making use of the skills that you possess.
About the Author
Tony Jacowski is a quality analyst for The MBA Journal. Aveta Solution's Six Sigma Online offers online six sigma training and certification classes for lean six sigma, black belts, green belts, and yellow belts.
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