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5 techniques to finding out which job is right for you

Choosing the right job can be a challenging task, often we have an idea of what we would like to be doing, but once we are working in the role, we quickly realise the reality is far more different than the idea or theory of it.

Often our career choices are either made by what we believe is a logical acceptable role, a safe bet for a successful career, following the footsteps of family members. At times we even perceived that our options were limited.

If any of that resonated with you, then know you are not alone. This is usually the story for the majority of us out there. We often hear “my parents told me to study accounting because it was a safe industry to get into”, “my dad was a carpenter and so it seemed to make sense I would follow in his steps”, “I had no idea what to do and I was told Marketing was a good option.”

Well, it is never too late to make the change and workout what is the right role for you.

Here are five steps that can help you to find out which job you should do:

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1. Assess your skills, interests, and values: Think about what you are good at, what you enjoy doing, and what you value. Take some time to reflect on your strengths and weaknesses, and consider what kind of work you would find meaningful and fulfilling. Falling on your strengths and interests will ensure that whatever role you choose, it will be something you can feel is natural and meant for you.

2. Research career options: Look into different careers that align with your skills, interests, and values. Use online resources, such as job search websites, career assessments, and company websites to learn about different jobs and what they involve. Even some government websites can tell you the statistics of the role, what requirements are needed to fulfil the duties and the career progression within it.

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3. Seek advice: Talk to people in the careers that interest you, or seek out a career coach or mentor for advice. They can help you to understand the realities of different jobs and offer guidance on how to pursue them. If you need a good career coach to help you with this, then check out MCA’s Career Change Coaching.

4. Try it out: Consider taking on an internship, volunteer work, or part-time job in the field you are interested in. This can give you a chance to gain experience, make connections, and get a sense of what it would be like to work in that field.

5. Evaluate your options: After considering your skills, interests, and values, researching careers, seeking advice, and trying out different options; evaluate your options and make a decision. Be prepared to make adjustments as you gain more experience and knowledge in your chosen field.

Remember that finding the right job is a process, and it may take time and effort to find the right fit. Be patient, persistent, and open-minded, and you will be on your way to a fulfilling and satisfying career.

If you do want to get some sense of direction what of kind of role would suit you, then take this short quiz – What Career Suits Me Best?


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