Monday, August 30, 2010

Choosing a Career: Know What You DO NOT Want to Do

Knowing what you do not want to do is just as important as knowing what you do want to do.  It narrows down your scope so that you can focus on what you do want to do.

So, the first thing you should do is think about all the jobs and activities you have done in the past and rule out what you don’t like doing.

Do you hate working by yourself?  Do you prefer to work with your hands or would you rather be in an office.  Do you like small groups of people or large teams where you can have lots of interaction?  Are you a people person?  Do you prefer activities where you can be creative or is logic more your style?  Do you like words or numbers?

Think back to the last job that you had.  Since you are here, I would assume that you are looking for a new career and since you’re looking for a new career I’m going to assume that you had those days when you didn’t want to get out of bed and head off to work. What was it that you did not want to do? 

Fill in the blanks:

If I have to _________ one more time, I’m going to go crazy!

These are the kind of things that make us not give 100% at work so if at all possible it is best to rule these things out.

If you’re interested in learning more about choosing a career you can come back to The Admin Professional blog but if you really want something of value join our Robertson College Facebook page.  In the very near future we’ll be giving away a workbook on How to Choose a Career.  It will be filled with advice and exercises that you can do to help you in finding the perfect career for you!

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