Knowing yourself is the compulsory factor while choosing a career for yourself, without accessing, analyzing your right potential and capabilities you cannot determine a career for your life.

Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.

- Aristotle

If you feel some difficulty in accessing yourself you may not be reluctant to consult a career coach or a career counsellor who will help you define what you want in your career and will enable you to answer some simple questions like:

  • What kind of people do you want to work with? creative, problem solvers, socialized, isolated, or highly professional,
  • What is your optimal working environment? Is it highly demanding, fast-paced, relaxed or super relaxed?
  • What kind of work do you want to be doing? Highly interactive networking, General management, creative writing, or teaching, management, entrepreneurial or others?
  • What problems do you like to resolve?
  • What is your physical, mental, emotional health and strength? What are your limitations?
  • What are your life preferences and what priorities you set for your career and your family and how you will keep up work life balance (especially in case of a mother with kids and desire to keep up work-life balance)
  • What are your greatest strengths?
  • What income level you want to achieve in 10 years?
  • How you can overcome your weaknesses and grab more valuable opportunities.
  • A career coach will help you define your own Career Nirvana and to create a roadmap for achieving your ideal career by exploring some of the following questions:
  • What additional education or skills do you need?
  • Is there any volunteering that you can do to support your career growth?
  • What amount of money do you need to set aside to prepare for a major career transition?
  • Who can you interview to learn more about potential careers?
  • What’s your 90-day career goal? What salary package you want??

A career counsellor can also help you with the mechanics of finding a job:

  • preparing your resume/cover letter
  • improving your interviewing skills,
  • personality grooming and developing interpersonal skills
  • job searching, exploring maximum opportunities
  • getting in touch with some experts and professionals
  • exploring job web-sites and finding the fittest job
  • Linking with other experts, LinkedIn optimizations