I was working with my career coaching client, Margaret, last week and she made a great point. Sometimes it’s hard to identify specific things you want to have in a dream job, especially when you’re not sure what’s realistic or what’s possible and when you don’t have specific examples.
If you haven’t had a job you truly enjoy, it can be tough to know what you want to do. This is because there are only a few examples to draw from to give you a sense of what would work. Margaret and I came up with this homework together. For the next 3 days, Margaret focused on identifying tangible examples of what she wanted in a job simply by paying attention to her current job, talking to friends, reading books, and noticing what other people did in her workplace. It was a simple exercise that gave her several tangible examples of things she wanted in her dream job.
Try focusing on what you like and don’t like at your current or previous job. You might be surprised to see what you come up with.
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