There are multiple types of career changers. Take this quiz to find out what type you are, and keep reading for more detail. A career changer is someone who has an internal need for something in their workplace. See what type of career seeker you are.
The Meaning Seeker
You’re driven to do work that you care about, whether it’s on a small scale or a large one. Whatever you’re doing, it has to connect with your values and what you want to give back to your company, the community or the world.
You want to feel that you’ve made an impact, and that your work has done good in the world. This doesn’t mean that you have to work for a non-profit, though.
Your work could be anything from marketing and business to teaching and government or anything and everything in between – it just depends on what it means to you!
The Passion Seeker
Nothing is more important to you than being passionate about the work you’re doing. You want to enjoy the process of it, and be immersed in the day-to-day flow of your work.
Your connectedness and sense of well-being as a person comes from doing work that you’re passionate about because you’re an artist at heart.
No matter if your artist’s medium is paint or numbers, or whether you create with a computer or words or something entirely different, you are an artist because you come alive through your connection to the process of doing your work. Look for work that allows you to do what you love.
The Balance Seeker
You’d love to find a job you enjoy, but your job serves you – and supports the rest of your life and the activities that you care about – not the other way around.
Finding a job that fits with your life goals and that you can enjoy at the same time is the challenge for you.
The Goal Seeker
You are driven. When you set your mind to a goal, you do everything you can to reach it. You’re used to success and good at focusing on the steps you need to get there.
But when it comes to career change, you might feel a bit confused as your previous goals have already been accomplished or don’t seem to hold the same appeal anymore.
Now the question becomes: “What can you get fired up about?”
What type of seeker are you? Did you expect that?