Choosing Your Dream Career

Choosing Your Dream Career was originally published on College Recruiter.

The path to finding the career of your dreams can sometimes feel so daunting. To make matters worse, it can seem that while you struggle to figure out just what it is you want to do, others have the good fortune of recognizing and living out their dreams everyday.
But rest assured that these people are by far in the minority. So if you’re a part of the majority and are trying to figure out how to do what you absolutely love – or even figure out what you love – there are ways you can get this done. Let’s look at ways you can move toward settling into your dream career …
Look at What Sparks Your Interests
Okay, this is going to take a lot of nerve on your part, but if you want to find your dream career, you’re going to have to go after what you like. Scary, right? You’ve spent so much of your life doing what others have wanted you to do that it’s hard to believe that you are actually allowed to do what is interesting to you. But you are.
Think about it, there are people making a living playing their favorite instrument, dressing up in makeup and “clowning around” or going the traditional route of joining the ranks of Corporate America – and you can do it too. The main way for you to accomplish this goal is to take note of the projects you absolutely love then explore ways to turn that love into a tangible career.
Take Personality Tests
This may sound like an unorthodox route to take, but if you really want to tap into a career that suites you specifically, there are tests you can take to help you determine, based on your interests, what careers would be best suited for you. Two tests you can take online are the Keirsey Temperament Sorter and Ansir Self-Perception tests.
The Keirsey Temperament Sorter is the most widely-used personality test in the world. By looking at your temperament, communication and action characteristics, it helps you determine your organization, career, and personal development attributes. The Ansir Self-Perception test is another personality test that is widely used. It was created to help you identify your dominant strengths and innate potential so that you can quickly move toward what best suits your personality. Both of these tests work well to give you insight into aspects of your personality that you may not have been aware of. But most importantly, they help you correlate those personality traits with various career options, helping to make finding your dream career a little easier.
Try Temporary Work
A third way that you can make strides toward your dream career is by taking on temporary work. Whether you’re linking up with the traditional temporary agency for clerical work, or one that focuses on specific professions, this is a great way to test the waters of different careers without having to commit permanently to any.
The more you’re willing to get out there and search, the more likely you are to find what it is you really love. So don’t be afraid to go after your dream job. You may find it to be the best decision you’ve ever made.
About the Author:
Heather Eagar is a former professional resume writer and is passionate about providing working professionals with current, reliable and effective job search tools and information. Need a resume service? Check out reviews of the top resume services in the industry at

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