Finding the right career for you

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You know when you’re young and everyone asks you what you want to be when you grow up and you have no idea? How many of us can categorically say that now we’re *ahem* old-er… we know what we want to be doing?

I always wanted to be a librarian (don’t know why as I’d get removed for being the loudest in there!) Reality check – I started off as a receptionist and worked my way into Project Management. A bit far from the ‘dream’ eh? But guess what… I love it! I’m that keno in the office people mock because I want to be there.

Now, here’s the big question – have you ever taken the time to stop and think about what it is you really want to do? Have you utilised your time during the COVID-19 pandemic to reflect on your life, your career, your hobbies, your home and look to make positive changes?

I’m sure you’ve spent some time clearing through clothes, decorating, gardening, reading, relaxing and for the most part you’ve probably enjoyed all of those jobs. Surely, it’s time to look at your job or career path and think do I really enjoy this? Do I love what I do?

This comes at a time of great unknown based on the question – what will the world look like after COVID-19 has gone? If there is ever a time to be thinking of how to enjoy life – now is that time.

Make a list, talk to friends, look back through your career. Do you want a job that is just that, a job? Or do you want to be like superman every day and go and save your world? Jumping out of bed, being the first one in and last one out because you love what you do! Explore that qualification you want to achieve. Are you at your highest earning potential? How can you get to the next step within the business?

You want to enjoy life and surely your job comes under that category, right?

Becoming a member of My Virtual Self allows businesses to contact you based on the skills and expertise that you have detailed within your profile. If there is something that you really want to do, make sure you have the qualifications and expertise for that role so that a potential employer can find you. A potential employer may contact you when you least expect it and offer you a job you didn’t even know existed.

Don your cape and explore what is out there – it’s your world and only you can save it. Head to www.myvirtualself.com for more information and ‘how to’ tips.