IDENTIFY YOUR IDEAL JOB POSITION & REACH IT

What do I want to do? What is the career that I want to pursue?

To answer this question, it is essential to really know and understand yourself. The better you understand what really drives you and how you act and interact, the better you can spot a job that not only fits you – but also satisfies you.  Hence, it is important to self-assess and understand your:

  1. Talents: Discover what you do better than anyone else
  2. Values: Define your ideal career, the on which meets all your needs
  3. Mission: Identify the career that will allow you to feel professionally realized
  4. Career: Clarify your professional path to achieve: Career, Sector and Position
  • 1st step: YOUR TALENTS: DISCOVER FOR WHAT YOU ARE MADE FOR

What is a Talent? A talent a natural ability to be good at something, especially without being taught. Much like many other people, discovering what your talents are can be extremely hard to figure out. You have to start by asking yourself a simple question that will help you in discovering what can be your professional talents:

What did you like to do as a child?

Take two minutes and recall your most joyous memories from elementary school. What made those moments so enjoyable? What were the common threads? As you ponder these childhood memories, consider what similar activities thrill you as an adult. You may still be highly competitive, but now you’re competing to win new business for your start-up. You may still love complex, strategic projects, but now you do it for an international consulting firm. Your unique talents show you why you make certain choices, enjoy certain activities and are better at some things than others. So, understand that what thrilled you as a grade school student and what thrills you as an adult are actually very similar. You’re just using those same talent themes–Competition and Strategic–in different environments.

  • 2nd step: YOUR VALUES: WHICH CAREER/JON WILL GIVE ME WHAT I NEED?

What is a value? Values are the essential principles in your life. 

What do you want out of your job? Is money more important or do you care more about a healthy work-life balance? Questions like this will help you better understand the position and the company you should be aspiring to. Do some background research on the companies, understand how the work environment is.  Does it match your aspirations and visions? Are my goals respecting my values?

  • 3rd step: YOUR MISSION: IN WHICH PROJECT WILL I BE ABLE TO FEEL REALIZED

What is a mission: it mainly refers to the reason of your activity/work

You have to Identify the career that will allow you to feel professionally realized. Start by wrting a personal mission statement in order to outline your goals find actionable ways to apply your skills and set specific tasks that help you reach your goals. Personal mission statements are brief explanations of what you want to achieve in your career development. There are many benefits to having a personal mission statement, including:

  • Established motivation:  
  • Clearer professional goals:  
  • Improved focus:  
  • Easier decision-making:  
  • Increased resilience to obstacles:  

4th step: YOUR CAREER: WHICH ARE THE “NEXT STEPS” TOWARDS MY IDEAL POSITION?

Clarify your professional path to achieve in terms of career, sector and position. Having a clear idea of what you want type of career you want to undertake will help you in reaching your aim. Start creating your own career plan! means that you are not leaving things to chance but taking control of your career journey.

What is career planning?

Career planning is a continuous process of setting individual professional goals and exploring ways to achieve them through self-evaluation, market research, and continuous learning. It is an important exercise to successfully manage your career.

Here are the steps for creating a successful career planning:

  1. Self-assessment
  2. Market research
  3. Identify the gap
  4. Fill the gap
  5. Make a choice
  6. Create an action plan

Do not waste your time and start working on yourself in order to understand what can be your ideal job and how to reach it. 

….And do not forget: There is something worse than failing: Not trying!