How to try on different careers to find the one that will make you truly happy

Today’s video is all about how to try out career ideas for size, how to get a real taste of what it would be like if that career you keep day dreaming about really was your career.

Why is it important to do that? Well first of all because it’s only until we actually try things out that we can truly know whether it will be right for us. Our imagination is a powerful tool but it is limited – it makes assumptions, it guesses at things. You might have an imagination that tends to get caught up in a golden-tinted fantasy of what a career is like and totally ignore aspects that won’t suit you or you might have an imagination that tends to focus in on the cons, on the challenges and the difficulties and is quick to write career ideas off before even giving them a chance.

If you’re anything like me you’ll have an imagination that tends to do both and usually gets it wildly wrong!

So today’s video is all about the practical ways you can try a career on for size so that you can find one that really does suit you.

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x Selina

Selina Barker