Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have a job that you love?

For many of us, work is just something we have to do to pay the bills; however, finding your career path can make all the difference. Having work that we enjoy is not only good for our health and wellbeing, it can also motivate us to do further study or take on other challenges outside of our comfort zone, to achieve our career goals.

Here are 5 questions for you to consider, if you are trying to find your career path.

1 – What did you want to be when you grew up?

While we can’t all be astronauts, rock stars or famous fashion designers, chances are there is something you can glean from these youthful daydreams. If you wanted to be an astronaut, consider a career in the sciences; a rock star, become a DJ or launch a DJ booking agency; a fashion designer – something creative.

2 – What career paths have others in your family pursued and enjoyed?

Chances are you may have inherited that portion of their DNA, whether it’s plumbing, teaching, or family law!

3 – What do other people say are your gifts and talents?

Thinking about what OTHER people (eg teachers, friends, colleagues) have said is important, because all too often if we try to name our OWN gifts and talents we find it near impossible. This is because we tend to take them for granted!

You might be fabulous at cooking and catering for a crowd at home – could you turn that into a catering business specialising in grazing boxes for meetings and events?!

4 – What are you passionate about?

Do you have a hobby or a cause that you are passionate about in your spare time? Is there any way that can become your career?

5 – Have you sought career guidance from a psychologist or similar?

Career counselling by a professional can really help you to not only find your career path, but also provide you with useful strategies and support as you transition to your new career. They can even help with job hunting and interview tips and advice!

You spend approximately a quarter of your week at work, and how you feel about it can negatively impact your time even when you are NOT at work. By following these steps and finding your career path, you’re setting yourself up for an admirable lifestyle – Chic Living indeed!