Me, Myself & I
Identifying your perfect career is unique for every person. Some find this incredibly easy, as if they were born specifically for a particular career path. For others, conventional career paths seem unsettling and they quickly work hard to pave their own way.
Work to understand elements about yourself such as what you are actually interested in, how you communicate with others, the tasks you have enjoyed doing at work, and the tasks you have despised. These all help develop a career path, going above and beyond just finding another job.
Some great personality assessments to help you learn about yourself include:
Myers-Briggs Type Indicator
Holland Code (RIASEC) Assessment
Keirsey Temperament Sorter
All of these use different questions and analyze different pieces of your personality and use them to suggest careers you may be suited for and the types of interactions you would prefer. The most common assessment is the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, which categorizes each person into one of sixteen different personalities which exist.
Money & Time
In addition to the elements list above, money and time are some of the biggest factors in your next job or future career. We suggest sitting down with a financial planner, or even a finance calculator, to help you determine the ideal salary range you are looking for.
If you are unable to sit with a financial planner, or prefer to manage your finances on your own, you can also look at the things in your current lifestyle you would like to continue affording, those you can live without, and those which you would like to add.
This concept is the same for time. Think about how much time (realistically) you would like to be at work, at home, or traveling. Find the ideal (again, realistic) range you would find for money and time and use this in your career decisions as well.
Some additional resources on how to manage money & time:
Her Designed Life - a blog about personal finances, credit scores, and how to master both
Maybe Udemy/Coursera course? Also thinking the video could feature one or both of us talking about the importance of understanding money and time when making those decisions. I can also add some text when editing the video if we want to bullet some things out.
Should also include the affiliate link for the personality test that we promote with the Myers Briggs bullet.