Checklist for Your Ideal Job1. Character & Culture Congruency2. Challenge3. Variety4. Positive Environment5. Balanced Lifestyle6. Sense of Purpose7. Remuneration
Your Formula for Career SuccessThe greater the matchbetween yourpreferences and therequirements of the job,the more potential forjob satisfaction you have.
How to Be Happier & More Successful in Your Next Job•Get a Deeper Insight IntoYourself to understand yourstrengths and weaknesses.•Identify the types of roles thatwill allow you to build on thosestrengths, and minimize thoseweaknesses.
Conduct a SWOT Analysis1. You are most likely to succeed in your career if you use your talents to their fullest extent.2. You also suffer fewer problems if you know what your weaknesses are, and if you manage these weaknesses so that they dont matter in the work you do.
Action Step:Grab a Pen & 4 Sheets of Paper Strengths Weaknesses1. What advantages do you have 1. What tasks do you usually avoid that others dont have? because you dont feel confident2. What do you do better than doing them? anyone else? 2. What will the people around you3. What do other people see as your see as your weaknesses? strengths? 3. What skills and training are your4. Which of your achievements are colleagues doing that you are not? you most proud of? 4. What are your negative work5. What values do you believe in? habits? 5. Do you have personality traits that hold you back in your field?
Opportunities Threats1. How can technology help you? 1. What obstacles do you currently2. How can you take advantage of face at work? the current market and the 2. Are any of your colleagues changes happening within your competing with you for projects or industry? roles?3. Are you part of a network? What 3. Is your job (or the demand for the connections do you have with things you do) changing? influential people? 4. Does changing technology4. Are any of your competitors failing threaten your position? to do something important? If so, 5. Could any of your weaknesses can you take advantage of their lead to threats? mistakes?5. Is there a need in your company or industry that no one is filling?6. Do your customers or suppliers complain about something in your industry? If so, could you create an opportunity by offering a solution?