The first question you should ask is what’s the difference between a career and a job? A career is something that takes you into the future. You build up skills and knowledge that take you onto higher paying and higher status opportunities.
A job is something you go to each day, normally to put money in your pocket, to get the job done and go home. You tend to live more in the moment and may change to a number of different jobs over time.
The average person will work from the age of 25 to 65. They will work around 48 weeks each year and 37.5 hours each week (probably more in today’s working climate).
When it comes down to actually going after a more fulfilling career path, there are better questions to ask than, “What’s my passion?” You need to think more concretely about your motivations, needs, skills, and what you’re willing to do–or give up–in order to find that great opportunity.
This is our 5th article in our #EmployedPrenuer series.
Here Are Five Career Questions To Ask Yourself.
1. Why Do I Want To Pursue This Career?
Your answer should never be ‘because Andrew is making millions’ from the said career. Remember, you are not Andrew. Also, your strengths and weaknesses differ.