Sometimes, we get stuck. We think we know what we want to do to earn a living, but we get bored with it, or it turns out not to be what we expected. Sometimes, we go into a certain field because we think we "should" or someone is putting pressure on us. Sometimes, we just never really got clarity on what we like to do and what we do best.
Help is on the way!
Regardless of the reasons, if you feel uncertain about what you want to do with your life, start with an interest inventory. You will answer lots of fun questions about things you like to do, and things you don't like to do. Then, your interests will be compared to a huge number of people in many different occupations. You will get results that read something like this, "based on your responses, your interests are most similar to people in XXXXXXX occupation." Once you get a list of possibilities, turn to the online Occupational Outlook Handbook and look up those occupations. Here you can learn more about the job, training or education required, pay range, and outlook for growth.
If you're still stuck, consider working with a professional career coach or counselor to help you delve deeper into who you are and learn about the types of careers that are well-suited to you. Hey, if your plumbing needs some work, you call a plumber. If your career needs some work, you call a career coach. Simple. And very effective.
Here are some free online interest inventories. Have fun!
Create Your Future
Within each of us lies the potential to do great things. For most of us, the right tools are all we need. With them, we can discover the work we were meant to do. My passion is helping others design and create the lives they have only imagined.