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6 Steps to choosing a fulfilling job (VIDEO)

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Meaningful work can be a tall order, but it isn't out of the question.

In the 21st century, there are estimated to be half a million career options from which to choose. No wonder so many of us feel overwhelmed. But there’s another problem, too: as a society, we expect a lot more from our work than we once did. We desire our jobs to provide us not only with an income, but also with a sense of meaning.

This development means that many of us go through a crisis of meaning when it comes to choosing a career path or evaluating our satisfaction with our current one. But how do we solve it?

An article from Life Hack identifies a key question in finding fulfilling work: Why do you work? While some may be satisfied to view their work as a means of acquiring income, you might find that you also value helping others, problem solving, or overcoming a challenge.

If the honest truth is that you’re not sure what you want, these tips might be a good place to start! In the video above, School of Life breaks down six steps to help you choose a fulfilling job. These steps include:

  1. Understand that this issue is common and normal.
  2. Make a list of everything you’ve ever enjoyed. The quirkier the better.
  3. Make time to think, and plenty of it. Big decisions deserve substantial time.
  4. Try something new.
  5. Reflect on problems you might want to help solve.
  6. Confidence is key.

For further advice, check out the video above!

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