USNews Money recently interviewed Hallie Crawford, certified career coach, for an article that helps readers find the best job for them. So what’s the bottom-line to plotting the right career path? It takes soul searching and diligence.
What do you want to be when you grow up?
It’s such a simple question when we’re kids, and we answer it with enthusiasm and archetypal answers. “I want to be a firefighter. An astronaut. President of the United States.”
But finding the best job to fit our lifestyle, interests and talents is difficult and takes more time than required to answer elementary school questions. Upon growing up, many of us don’t feel prepared to launch into any profession, much less the one that might suit us best.
Working with a career counselor might help, whether you’re just beginning a job but unsure it’s the right one, or if you’re in the midst of your profession and still don’t have a clear idea of what you really should do. If either of these scenarios rings true, here are the key questions you need to ask.