Self Assessment: Personality and Career Choice

Using your personality to make a good career choice is one of the best ways to find that perfect new job. Many employees remain unhappy in their professions because they refuse to assess their own personality when searching for a new job. They assume that because their lifelong aspirations did not pan out, that they are somehow doomed to hate their jobs. Nothing could be further from the truth, and learning how to assess your personality may be one of the most fiscally beneficial things you can do for yourself.

All that Free Time

One of the best ways to learn about yourself and your career goals is to distill exactly what you like to do in your free time. For example, if you enjoy working on cars in your free time, it may be worth your time to consider working on cars. Becoming a car mechanic may give you a pay cut, but what you lose in salary you could very well make up for in intangible happiness. Learning how to turn your free-time activities into a money-making career can seem crazy, but may give you peace of mind. This is because you have successfully assessed yourself and built a career around your free-time activities.

Taking a Vacation

Vacations can be helpful too. Many people do not enjoy working on cars, nor do they find themselves wanting to dive into a book or any other hobby after work. It can be difficult to find what activities you enjoy in your free time if your current job is extremely draining. Many people have life situations that simply do not allow for much free time. This can cause extreme frustration. One of the best things you can do if you do not have any common hobbies is to take a vacation.

Take some time from your work and purposefully allotting some free time for yourself may seem expensive, but in the long run, it can be a financially responsible thing to do. After all, if you distill your true goals during a moment of clarity on a short vacation, you will later make that money back in both salary and sanity.

The Job Market

Now that you've discovered what you want to do, it may not yet be time to enter the job market. Keep an open mind when searching for that new career. Just because you like working on cars does not necessarily mean you should be a mechanic. Perhaps the reason you like working on cars is because of how the car makes you feel. In this instance, a job as a car salesman might be more fulfilling. Keeping an open mind before entering the job market will allow you to fulfill your financial needs as well as find personal satisfaction.