WHAT DO YOU WANT IN A CAREER?
Most job-hunters know that it's a good idea to have a record of their work experience and education, but did you know that a record of your "life experiences" can be a valuable career tool?
By life experiences we mean every significant experience that doesn't fit into the categories of work experience or formal education.
For example, if you did missionary work, joined an expedition, or ran away with the circus - but didn't do it "officially" - that qualifies as a life experience. Your own life experiences might be related to:
It isn't possible to describe every human experience on this page, so we'll list just a few to get you started. For example, your family experiences might include:
Your life experiences have given you a wealth of information about what you love doing. Tapping into this resource can help you identify your dream career.
Using a note paper and pen or a computer, start recording your life experiences. Instead of listing everything you have done, you can focus on the activities you found most impactful, either in a positive or negative way. Questions you can ask include:
As you work through this inventory and recall your experiences, you will probably start to notice patterns in the types of activities you have found most rewarding.
For example, you may discover that the experiences you loved most have involved working with people, or let you express your creativity, or challenged your intellect. Likewise, you will probably find patterns in the activities you have found to be most frustrating.
By taking stock of your past experiences, you can lay the foundation for your future dream job.
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by Tag and Catherine Goulet:
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