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What Are the Best Tips for Choosing Satisfying Careers?

Pursuing a promotion may lead to career satisfaction.
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  • Written By: G. Wiesen
  • Edited By: Heather Bailey
  • Last Modified Date: 30 October 2014
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When it comes to choosing satisfying careers, people should typically consider their personalities and try to find a career that works best for who they are. This does not necessarily mean interests or values that someone may have, as those things are likely to change over time and may make for a disappointing career. Someone’s personality and internal passions are usually the best place to begin for him or her to find a career that will be satisfying and rewarding. People who are looking for satisfying careers should also look ahead to the types of work they may want to do in the future.

Satisfying careers are typically those jobs that people can do that give them a feeling of satisfaction and inner contentment. One way someone can find this type of career is for him or her to determine what it is that he or she loves to do for personal enjoyment, and then find a way to be paid for it. This is not always easy, both in terms of someone discovering what he or she loves to do and regarding how to make a living doing it.

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One way that people can find more satisfying careers is to determine their own personalities and then use that as a guide for the types of work they should consider. There are a number of different evaluations and tests that help people determine their personality types. This information can then be used to limit potential careers to those most likely to be truly satisfying and meaningful for someone. Other aspects of a person, such as values and interests, can change over time, while someone’s personality is likely to remain the same even as he or she develops and ages.

Planning for the future can also be an excellent way for people to choose satisfying careers that are likely to remain rewarding for them. While someone can simply choose a job that is available immediately, often out of necessity, this type of work is not always satisfying in a meaningful way. Someone who needs to work to eat and pay rent might take a job doing just about anything, but survival often gives way to feelings of dissatisfaction and unhappiness.

People should consider future happiness when looking for satisfying careers. Once someone finds a job, then he or she should keep looking for opportunities that may be more rewarding in the long run, either through internal promotion or a career change. These types of decisions can be difficult, and often take time, so it is important for people to have patience as they look for more rewarding and satisfying careers.

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