Are you recently graduated or about to be graduating soon? Whether it’s from high school, college or university, you might be wondering how you can find the career of your dreams that really lights up your soul. While there are so many career choices out there that you might want to explore, sometimes you need to try several before you find the one for you. Here are the top ways to find the perfect career that really speaks to you.
Consider Professionalising A Hobby
Do you have a hobby that you absolutely love to partake in? Consider taking it pro. Many people start by getting really good at something and then begin selling it on the side. While it takes awhile to get to a point where you can sell a skill or talent for money, it’s entirely possible. Whether it’s painting, writing, graphic design or languages, there can be money to be made if you grow it to the point of being able to sell it and live off the proceeds. There’s a reason they say artists are starving though. The money sometimes ain’t so good, but it’s the price you pay for living your dream.
Pave The Way For Passions
Even if you can’t grab hold of a career that lights you up now, what you can do is start working towards a career that does in your spare time.Take courses at night school or on weekends or get qualified in doing something by taking correspondence or online courses. Try to find time in your days to pursue your passions as they correspond to living them as your life and potential career – start websites offering services like commissioned portraits of people or pets, or set up profiles on freelancing websites such as Upwork, Elance, Freelancer or Fiverr to start showcasing your skills to potential clients.
Work Life Balance
At the end of the day, one of the key things to look out for when choosing a career that lights you up is the work life balance. You want to be happy in both your work and home life and you can only do that with a balance of the two. Working 70+ hour weeks isn’t going to help you pursue your passions, work on your hobbies or spend time with your family, so find something that will allow you to develop yourself both personally and professionally.
It’s Not About The Money
Picking jobs that are all about the money is not the way to find a career to be passionate about. High paying jobs are great but they don’t often allow much in the way of free time to enjoy your passions or pursue other roles. While you might have to work a job or two before you find the one you’re really excited about, working a job that has you in the office for most of your life won’t help you figure out what you really want to do, but on the plus side it might help you figure out what you don’t want to do.
So there you have some great suggestions on how to find the career that really speaks to you. So what will you do to start getting into the perfect career for you?