You may have heard the saying, “Do what you love and you’ll never work a day in your life.” Though work won’t always feel like fun, it can be helpful to find something that naturally aligns with your interests so that you feel invested day to day. (Just a reminder that even if you love what you do for a living, it may still feel like work.)
Whether you’re clear on what your passions are or could use a little help soul-searching, we’ve got you. We’ve put together a free workbook to help you identify and articulate your interests so that you can more easily search for jobs that appeal to you.
Here's how to get started:
First, brainstorm your interests. What do you enjoy learning about? What are you interested in outside of work? What projects have you enjoyed working on in the past? Can you think of any careers that may involve any of those things? Here's a list of over 100 hobbies and interests for inspiration.
Next, identify your blockers—the things that may get in the way of your next career step. Maybe it’s the cost of a class to learn a new skill, or maybe you’re intimidated by switching industries. By coming up with tangible solutions to remove those blockers, you’ll be one step closer to achieving your goals.