It seems that career choice, career change, either forced or self-imposed, is a very timely topic. Here are some important questions to consider. Can you incorporate your passion into your work life? Would you like to pursue another line of work? Are you burnt out or are you bored? Would you like to start your own business?
Here are some career thoughts to think about. They include:
* If you’re unemployed, work through anxiety by seeking professional help, put some joy in your life, don’t catastrophise your situation, accept your situation and work with it the best way you can.
* You need to have a vision of what you need to do now. Think in terms of multiple streams of income. You might consider temporary work or other types of freelance projects. You can still work in your current job.
* It’s important to remember that every experience you have will help you. You will always use your education and skills. You have not wasted your time. You’re smarter and will make better choices because you will have more options.
* Use your highly sensitive intuition to guide you to your best career possibilities.
* Define who you are and what you aren’t. Identify your skills and interests. This is important information to know about yourself. Write this information down and add to it. Use this time for a journey of self- discovery.
* Partner your services with others to beat the recession by bartering.
* You might consider re-educating yourself by taking online and in-person classes.
*Google search specialized job banks for accountants, etc.
* Think through and write down your values. Include things that are extremely important to you.
* List the factors that have kept you from moving toward your dream career.
Possible HSP Careers include:
Accountants, lawyers, architects including landscape architects, researchers, writers, event planners, statisticians, engineers, graphic designers, efficiency experts, musicians, artists, life coaches, information specialists such as librarians, pet groomers, pet sitter or walker, florists, bakers, photographers, members of the clergy, craftspersons, sculptors, horticulturists, social work, working in non-profit organizations, volunteer work, and virtual assistants.
The benefits of self-employment– Flexibility in schedule and environment. Unlimited income. You don’t have to deal in office politics. You can do work that is meaningful to you. You can conduct business in the way that you’re comfortable with. You don’t have to deal with ethics challenges.
Downside of self-employment—It can be a lonely existence. You take all the risk. You must be self-motivated. You have to be able to ride out the highs and lows. You can’t be easily discouraged. You might not get the feedback that you desire.
What are your thoughts about choosing a career? I’m interested in any thoughts or comments that you have.