by sysop in Career Pathways
by Kristina Burroughs
There is no such thing as an easy three step process to find the perfect job fit. In fact, the journey is full of good and bad experiences, risks, sharp turns, abrupt stops, and unexpected opportunities that pave the way to the best possible vocation where you will be the most fulfilled in your work. We all know that “get rich quick” schemes don’t work, but we often believe that there is an easy way to vocational fulfillment. Most of us are looking for the “perfect” job that pays well, offers flexibility, and fits into our lifelong career goals in a one-stop shop. Stumbling upon the right vocation is more like a compilation of many experiences that take you a step closer to clarity.
Here are a few things to consider in deciding whether the next opportunity is another step in the right direction of your vocational fit.
Finally, after you have counted the cost, reflected on your experiences, and audited your internal motivations, then you have to make the best decision you can with the information you have right now. Successful people do not always take the perfect path but rather create it, even if it means recovering when the risk does not payoff.