Finding the right career – not just your next job – are two totally separate processes. If it’s simply finding a new job, then really, as long as you have a good work ethic, the choices are endless. However when it comes to choosing a new career path; well, that’s a whole different story.
It is my belief that for most of us, our work is our ministry. Very few people will be called into fulltime ministry, and as such what you spend your days doing is therefore a very important consideration. Taking some time to plan your career is a must. Life passes us all by very quickly, and nothing brings on a mid-life crisis quite like working hard, climbing the work/business ladder and making personal sacrifices along the way, only to realize that your ladder was in fact up against the wrong wall.
I recently read an amazing book called Enriched by John Sikkema. In his book he talks about the incredible success he had had in his business, only to realize that he ultimately did not love what he did. He went on to sell it for tens of millions of dollars and is now involved in an organization called Half Time, which helps people discover their real passion in life (Half Time making the connection that it is in mid life that people stop just trying to earn money and want to ensure there is a purpose around what they are doing).
One of the key reasons we have launched My Christian Daily Jobs is because
So back to you: Here are some tips on how to drill down on how to select or start a new career:
So to find a new career, you might need to start with simply finding a job that puts food on the table and pays the bills. But my advice to you is to also work on finding a career; something you are passionate about that will get you up each morning. Spending your days doing what you love is really one of the keys to a happy, satisfied life.