Bonnie Petrovich, Professional Career and Executive Coach, led an interactive workshop on ‘Doing Work That You Love.’ She said that the ideal dream job would be one that takes into account your aptitude and your passion. Any good job transition starts with the question “What do you want to do next?” Any aspect of a job transition - resume, cover letter, etc. - begins with this question. Then, using the process of elimination, you can find out what you don’t like to do. Career assessments and personality type tests are helpful. Personal Branding - how you market yourself (knowing what your set of skills and abilities are) – is very important. Some of the strategies for finding a job that you love include: 1. Continue questioning and searching for what you really want to do. 2. Search online job sites for keywords and job descriptions that really interest you. 3. Network and go for informational interviews. 4. Volunteer to do what you really love to do. During the presentation, Bonnie posed some thought provoking questions like – “If you had one message for the world, what would it be?” “If you had a storehouse of all the money you would ever need, how would you spend your time?”
Bonnie recommended the books written by Tama Kieves for inspiration. Check out this youtube link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4vI8Cyl9SAE
Tama Kieves says that when you compromise your desire, you compromise your strengths.