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Choosing a Career in 2015: 5 Questions to Ask

January 20th, 2015

2015 is a great time to make a career switch in a variety of growing industries. Whether you’re choosing your first career or entering a new field, there are many ways to tell if you’re in the best job to suit your skills. When deciding what career to choose, it’s important to determine what values are important to you. Here are 5 questions to ask yourself before choosing a career in 2015.

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Photo Courtesy of: Flazingo Photos

What Career to Choose? 5 Questions to Ask

  1. Are you a people-person?

Do you like interacting socially while at work? Are you prepared to be in the public spotlight? Some careers require more interpersonal skills and public speaking than others, so before deciding what career to choose, make sure you know what level of hands-on communication you’re looking for in your job.

  1. What kind of work/life balance are you looking for?

Some careers will have you working late-night hours or on weekends. Determine what kind of balance you want between your personal life and your work, and choose a career that will fit into your lifestyle. Your job shouldn’t force you to make too many personal sacrifices: it’s only a job.

  1. What are your talents?

Doing work that comes naturally to you is one way to choose a career that will make you happy. Find out what your natural talents are before starting your career search.

  1. What do you love to do?

Working doesn’t feel like work when you’re in the right career. Find out what you love to do and aim for those jobs. If you don’t know what career to choose in your desired field, do a few Google searches to find out what jobs and responsibilities there are in that industry.

  1. What are you qualified to do?

While you may want to make a drastic career change in 2015, it’s important to remember what your skills are. If you’re looking to switch careers or industries, find a new job with a description matching your current skills. Spinning your credentials into valuable traits in a new market is a great way to make a career shift.

Many job seekers are mystified by career search myths. For help in determining the right career path in 2015, visit your team at Josephine’s Professional Staffing today.

 

 

About Josephine’s Professional Staffing

Founded in 1988, Josephine’s Professional Staffing has nearly 25 years of business success and is continuously committed to providing superior quality staffing solutions to companies in the Bay Area. We proactively and consistently search for avenues to provide staffing solutions in the field of administrative, accounting, healthcare, light industrial, technical and professional services while taking pride in each of our employees. Josephine’s Professional Staffing is a Certified Small Business Enterprise (SBE), Underutilized Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (UDBE), Woman-Owned Business Enterprise (WOSB), Economically Disadvantaged Woman-Owned Business Enterprise (EDWOSB),  and Minority Woman-Owned Business Enterprise (MWBE). We can be reached at jps@jps-inc.com or 408.943.0111 and are located at 2158 Ringwood Avenue, San Jose, CA 95131

 

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