Career Change Tip: Know Yourself Well

August 8, 2012 | Jenni Proctor
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By knowing yourself well you will increase your chances of making a successful career change. If you deeply understand the aspects of work life that you find fulfilling, the level of responsibility that you thrive on, and the environmental factors that satisfy you, then you begin to know who you are in relation to your work.

How do you do this? Simply develop your own criteria list for your ideal work situation. This involves recognising all the factors that you genuinely like or have liked about any work you have done, factors such as the type of people you like to work with, the environment you enjoy being in, physical activity and the level of interpersonal interaction.

You must also consider your personal strengths and skills. Unless things are absolutely desperate, you should not work in a career that does not suit your personal strengths and skills as it is unlikely that you will be happy or even productive. if you are able to find something that truly fulfils you and allows you to work within the criteria that you developed, in conjunction with your long-term career ambitions, you are giving yourself the best possible chance of success.

You have innate skills that you can apply to your career transition. What is it that you love to do? Know this and apply this and you will soon attract to you a career that fits your criteria and you will have a successful career change.

When being interviewed, you are ac8ually interviewing the interviewer as well, without them realising it! You need to decide if the job that they are offering actually suits your needs, as much as they need to decide if you will meet their needs.

Good self-knowledge enables you to choose wisely which path you wish to take. Know yourself well to be able to live your career dreams!

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