Find the right career in the right way - Career blog - Position Ignition - taking you to the next step in your career

Whether you’ve just left school or university, have been made redundant, or resigned from a role you’ve been in for ten years, finding a shiny, new, perfect career can seem like an impossible task. This is mainly because there’s no such thing as a perfect career, so of course it’s impossible to find one. Whilst you won’t be able to find a career that ticks all your boxes, it is possible to find one that ticks the boxes that matter most to you. Is it important for you to be meeting lots of different people in your line of work? Are you determined to work outdoors? Do you want to commute as little as possible? Are you looking to spend more time with your family? By working out your priorities, you’ll be able to work out what career to opt for.

There are a number of practical ways to work out your priorities. The method that you use should be one that’s particularly suited to you. Just as there is a career out there that’s right for, there’s a way of finding it that’s right for you. If you’re a wordsmith who responds well to ink on paper, make a list of your priorities and rearrange them until you know what you primarily want out of your career. If you’re more of a ‘visual’ person, get help in making a collage of your ideal visions for the future. Visionboards are just one of the tools we here at Position Ignition use to help you decide what career is right for you. Drop us a line to find out more about them. Of course, another effective way of thinking through your priorities is to talk them through. Our guides are here to listen and offer guidance without making your decisions for you.

Once you’ve decided what you want the most out of your career, you can set about finding the career that will give you those things. Are you flexible about what type of work you want to do, so long as you can see more of your family?  Look into careers that allow you to work from home, or that offer flexitime roles as a matter of course. Do you want to cut down on the commute? Start by researching local organisations to see if they have any roles you can see yourself doing. If you just want to work outdoors, match your skills to a suitable job: If you’re a natural born sales person who also enjoys self-autonomy, you could become your own boss as a market trader. If you’re naturally sporty and athletic, you might look into becoming an activities leader at an adventure holiday camp.

If you feel like you’re not thinking of some obvious options and need some perspective, bounce ideas off others and see what they can come up. After working with you to identify your priorities, our Guides are in a great position to suggest ideas you may not have come up with alone.

There’s no such thing as a perfect career, but out there is a career that’s right for you. We can help you find it in a way that’s right for. The personalised nature of our careers services means we don’t offer a ‘blanket’ approach to finding careers. Each person is unique, each career is unique and so we believe that each career finding approach should be unique too.

Posted via email from AndyWergedal