6 Different Strategies To Find Your Ideal Job

26/06/2012 09:54

Do you know that feeling of being stuck in your job? Employee anxiety and burn out can cause dissatisfaction in a job. After all, you're in your normal job in London at least 8 hours a day which is a third of the day if . That's a long time for you to be disenchanted.

If you feel stuck, below are 6 great ways to find the ideal job:

1. Brainstorm on a sheet of paper - I've mentioned this previously and it's a strategy I use all the time. Take a pad of paper and write down at the top your objective in the style of a question. Then, simply list out 10 solutions to that question. Try to take at least a half hour to an hour thinking of answers to that question. The most important thing about this exercise is finding 10 answers - don't give up until you've got 10 answers. You can repeat every day until you find the answer that you are looking for.

2. Ask 3 close friends - Sometimes our friends know us better than ourselves. While meeting with one of your friends, mention that you're at a crossroads in your job. Discuss with them what in their opinion you'd be good at. You may be amazed at how quickly they can zero in to your talents and skills and suggest a perfect job area.

3. Ask your co-workers - much like your friends in the above example, co-workers most likely see you in a way you do not see yourself. In fact, they are probably most familiar with your strengths and disadvantages within the work place. Put all their answers together and see if you can find any common threads you could explore.

4. Call a job search consultant - If you're lacking in your job, it's likely you've got a resume. You might be able to catch a recruitment consultant during their quiet times and discuss with them what you could possibly be good at. I have done this at different times in my life and the consultants are open to giving help and advice. The ideas I get are mostly good.

5. Have a career review test - There are several job site that you can take one of these tests for a small charge. But using my job search professional tip above, many job advisors have this computer program and don't mind you taking the test in their office. I've tried that once before and they usually take about an hour, but they are thorough. They ask you to answer a series of questions about what you're good at, what you enjoy doing, what you prefer doing over what you don't. If you try one, you will likely see some new interesting areas to explore in your life.

6. Keep a journal - Do you have a journal? If so, go throught it, looking for common threads in your writing. Look out for trends and activities you like as well as don't like. As a matter of fact, finding examples of what you don't like and what irritates you is almost as important as finding what you do like. For instance, if you can't stand an overwhelming boss, you'd probably like a self-directed job. If you do not like nosy work mates you would probably like some sort of employment on line with your own office.

Discovering the type of job that is really suitable for you is the most important decision you should make. We spend 1/3 or more of our existence at our job. So figuring out the right job is important to keeping that 1/3 of our lives happy and productive.

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