Interests Workbook

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June 23, 2022
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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 to put on resume 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.

You can access the free workbook here, and sign up for Teal to start bookmarking jobs that catch your interest.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can the Interests Workbook help me if I'm unsure about my passions?

The Interests Workbook is designed to guide you through a series of reflective exercises and questions that can uncover hidden passions and clarify your interests. It's a structured approach to help you explore various facets of your personality and experiences, leading to a better understanding of what truly motivates and excites you in your career.

Is the Interests Workbook suitable for those making a career change?

Absolutely, the workbook is an excellent resource for career changers. It helps you to identify the interests that you may want to carry over to a new field, as well as discover new areas you are passionate about. This can be invaluable in aligning your career switch with your genuine interests, ensuring a more fulfilling career path.

How often should I revisit the Interests Workbook to ensure my job search remains aligned with my passions?

It's a good practice to revisit the workbook periodically, especially when you feel a shift in your career aspirations or when you're considering new job opportunities. Reviewing your interests every 6 to 12 months, or during any major career decision point, can help keep your job search and career trajectory in line with your evolving passions.

Dave Fano

Founder and CEO of Teal, Dave is a serial entrepreneur with 20+ years of experience building products & services to help people leverage technology and achieve more with less.

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