Hallie Crawford, Co.‘s own Hallie Crawford is here to give you her best advice on how to find out what your dream job is.
What is the first step someone should take when trying to find a job they love?
Based on past work experiences, make a list of what you liked and disliked. This is the beginning of a Gotta Have list: things you know your ideal job must have. It can be anything from the right work environment, to boss’ management style, to your daily tasks.
How can someone determine what skills are necessary for their ideal job?
Conduct informational interviews and look at the Linkedin profiles of those in your ideal field. Look at their skills, and try to gain those skills through volunteer work, freelancing, free online courses like www.coursera.org or classes at a local college.
Where can you go for guidance?
Go to www.howtochooseacareercoach.com for help finding a coach.
What three questions should you ask yourself?
What activities make me lose track of time? (To identify tasks you truly enjoy.) Ask friends, family or coworkers, what do I do better than anyone else you know? (To determine your best professional skills.) How do I define success? (To determine what you find most fulfilling and rewarding.)