With the rise of strategies like quiet quitting, it is clear that work-life balance and career quality are becoming even more essential. The world is changing quickly, and people no longer want to be stuck doing boring activities.
One of the best ways to build a career you want is to have clarity. However, clarity can be challenging to get when there are so many paths that you can take. In this short, I will highlight the three things you can do to build a great career.
Choose the Environment Where You Thrive
There are many careers that will not offer the environment you want or believe you thrive in. They may offer the money and even the role, but the environment is key to your own feeling of accomplishment and success.
Although there is probably no perfect environment that meets an individual’s demands, it is essential to understand what that perfect environment looks like. Then you can choose to practice adaptability to influence your decision-making when choosing a career path.
Choose a Career That Supports Your Values
Your values are closely related to your well-being. Therefore, not choosing a career path with your values in mind will ultimately affect your well-being and how you feel about your life.
Therefore, consider your values closely and really think about what you want out of your career. A successful career depends on your ability to know your values clearly and to stick with them as you navigate the world.
Understand Your Socio-Demographics
Although we have little control or no control over some of these things (gender, age and place of birth), they are pivotal to our career. Studying what people who are similar to us are doing with their careers may steer us in a better direction.
If you care about promotions, potentially staying in your current job for a long time may limit your growth. Also, increasing your level of education is negatively correlated with career satisfaction. That is due to people having crushed hopes after studying only to realise they will not get paid any higher.