Have you ever thought about changing what you do? Far too many people focus on their jobs and climb up a career ladder that they aren’t comfortable with. One of the worst things you can do in your life is to go down a road that you never wanted to travel in the first place, and that’s becoming an increasing issue with job hunters.
Just because you studied a certain topic at university or you have a foot in the door of a profitable industry, it doesn’t mean you can’t change what you do. Whether it’s a career change, a location change or even a complete overhaul in how you work, here are some tips to help you discover your dream job instead of sticking with a career choice that you regret every day.
Do you like what you do?
If the answer is yes, but you still hate getting to work in the mornings, then perhaps you’re in need of a location change. For instance, you might love being a construction worker because it’s demanding and you get to work with a lot of people, but maybe you dislike working on skyscrapers and with huge teams of people that you barely know. In this case, you could move to another country or location, such as starting your own rural contracting company away from the loud noises and hustle and bustle of the city or moving to a hot and sunny location such as Australia.
Keep in mind that if you do decide to switch countries, you might need to obtain permits in order to work. Aside from getting a visa, you might also need to apply for qualifications such as a white card if you plan to do construction work in a country such as Australia. You’ll also need to think about residency, such as a green card in the United States.
Do something you love
Contrary to what people have told you, it’s possible to get a job in something that you love. For instance, if you love science, you could get a job as a physicist or become a researcher for a major corporation. These are exciting jobs because they let you be creative and logical about your daily tasks, and it’s a job that also contributes to the well-being of the world by making technological advances and discovering new things.
Follow your passions and the money will come
Almost anything can be monetised in this day and age. For instance, there are people who make money by travelling the world and photographing amazing scenes, and there are people who travel for the sake of eating and make enough money to sustain travelling all over the world. There are even people on YouTube who fill bathtubs with cereal and swim in them and get paid money from advertising revenue. Assuming you know how to monetise something you love, you could make a living doing some of the most ridiculous things in the world—all it takes is some thinking and a bit of creativity.
Are you fortunate enough to work in your dream career? Let us know what it is in the comments.