Some of us are on a journey of self-discovery, purpose, and career fulfillment. However, it may seem like you need clarity on a few things, you need direction on what step to take next. Not to worry, it is okay to feel stuck, but the ability to unstuck should be your priority. Are you trying to take the next step in your career? Are you a young budding entrepreneur who has no idea where to start from? Do you want to discover what to do next in your career by creating your own path? Maybe you should answer these questions, they will serve as a guide.
What skills do you enjoy using?
Have you ever assessed the skills you have and compare them? It is important to know which of these skills you enjoy using the most. There are some skills that come naturally to exhibit and knowing this skill could be a guide to creating your own path. Are you a good communicator who finds it easy to break down words, concepts and explain in simpler terms? Maybe you can be a communication consultant. Differentiating your most used skill will be a tool that lights your path to your next career choice, you just must be intentional about it.
What problems do you enjoy solving?
Some people solve problems naturally while some develop the skill of problem-solving, which are you? What problems do you enjoy solving? Look at your past work experiences and search through the times when you solved one situational problem or the other. Problem-solving skills relate to your ability to identify issues, opportunities, develop solutions for these problems, and see to their implementation. How creative are you? How resourceful are you? Are you analytical and spontaneous? How do you deal with people or handle the pressure? Your answers to these questions might provide your next career. What are the problems you want to solve in your environment? What are you passionate about?
Which job have you enjoyed the most?
This is such an important question to ask yourself and can propel you to the next level. There are some jobs you have experienced in your career or projects you have worked on that are awesome and you wish they did not have to end. What made the project interesting for you? Finding a career where the best of you is engaged is the goal, so if you can make it happen, do not hesitate.
Struggling to decide on what next? These questions are your guide to put yourself out there and embrace a road not taken before. Take the road now and your next career path will be waiting for you on the other side.
Remember that you must take a step further always.