Does your job no longer bring you the joy it once used to? Maybe there’s a field you’ve always wanted to enter, but you didn’t feel like you had what it takes. Well, no matter what you’re feeling, just remember that it’s never too late to switch careers.
Technical training schools can be a great place to pick up the knowledge and skills you need to thrive in a variety of fields. But first, you need to figure out what exactly it is you want to do. One way to narrow down your options is to sit down and interview yourself.
The thought of interviewing yourself may sound a bit odd. However, it can actually prove quite effective, at least according to career coach and workshop facilitator Dee Kane, who spoke to the Chicago Tribune about this technique.
“When you do a self-evaluation, you can really hone in on the jackpot job,” Kane told the news source. “You need to know yourself. Do people excite and ignite you or do they drain you? Do you like working with numbers or being creative? Do you want to work with people, information or things?”
Kane said you can always have a friend or family member ask you these questions as well. Either way, you stand to gain a better understanding of what it is you really want to do with your life as you provide your answers.
When interviewing yourself, you may want to consider asking yourself a few of the questions U.S. News & World Report found to be helpful.
- What are your natural talents?
- Where do you like to work?
- Do you deal well with stress?
No matter what you do, it’s in your best interest to think ahead before you start taking classes at technical schools to ensure that you’re making the right decision.
What do you think about Kane’s self-evaluation? Helpful and refreshing, or not worth the effort? Let us know in the comment space below.